What tool is Microsoft using for tech writing?

Subject: What tool is Microsoft using for tech writing?
From: <WilliamFLawrence -at- eaton -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 12:56:20 -0500

The MS Word question brought an interesting point to mind. Years ago I
had the good fortune to speak with some Microsoft developers at a
conference. They confided that Word's long document problems were
architectural and not easily fixed. They further said that Microsoft
didn't use Word in their own tech writing groups for that very reason.

So, the question is: what tool is Microsoft currently using? If my
memory is correct, at one point I think they were using Frame. However,
I had also heard that they were looking at XML based solutions.




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