Re: SharePoint as a CMS?

Subject: Re: SharePoint as a CMS?
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: ryan -dot- minaker -at- ca -dot- pwc -dot- com
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 11:23:33 -0700

Sharepoint is a file-based system that integrates a .NET web server
and SQL server. There are web parts that you would use to create
wikis, web pages, and lists, and a document management interface that
accesses the file system.

I can't speak to "the latest version" but "the latest version" of
anything is usually better than the one you happen to be using right

The version of Sharepoint we use does what Sharepoint does. But as a
web CMS it would be crap. The wiki does not generate properly
structured HTML code, and uploading images and media takes a two step

Hope that helps.


On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM, <ryan -dot- minaker -at- ca -dot- pwc -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi,
> A quick question for anyone who might know the answer:
> From my understanding, SharePoint is only capable of managing 'content' at
> the document level, and not the content (word, sentence, chunk) level. Can
> anyone confirm this? A coworker mentioned that they think the newest
> version actually has XML style CMS functionality...
> Thanks!
> Ryan

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