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Subject:Re: Flare and SharePoint (overview) From:Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net> To:Mark the Writer <mdb-career -at- cox -dot- net> Date:Sat, 18 Aug 2007 00:30:15 -0700
Mark the Writer wrote:
> SharePoint is aptly named as it is a single point where files can be shared
> Its use varies widely according to its configuration by the SharePoint
> At its simplest ...
> The point is accessed through a web browser such as IE.
> You see a list of files similar to accessing an FTP site through a web
> The feature is that you must "check out" a file in order to work on it.
> This is great for revisioning as two people cannot check out the same file.
> One master only.
> As far as for file types - it does not matter.
> One Tip - Firefox does not have an option that you can set that causes it
> to forget the cached page and to always download the current page.
> So for example, Al says the new file is there, and you look with Firefox,
> tell Al he is crazy that the file is not.
> Al tells Mark to get a clue and hit refresh.
> Not that this has happened of course.
> Note that there is also Check In and a host of other tools.
> Just have to experiment with it for awhile like any new app.
When used with MS Office, Sharepoint offers some nice integration. For
other files, less nice. (From what I remember)
This was with Server 2003 and Sharepoint Services (not Portal)
ISTR that versioning wasn't very nice with non-MS files. It could have
been user error. (me).
It sounds like the decision has been made for you?
Maybe hit them up for some training on the actual config, intended
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