Re: publishing large numbers of docs to SharePoint Wiki pages

Subject: Re: publishing large numbers of docs to SharePoint Wiki pages
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>, techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:42:24 -0800

SharePoint's rudimentary wiki might be adequate for organizing a
library of attached files on various subjects.
https://support.office.com/en-za/article/Create-a-wiki-72fa1950-4e1c-4869-8730-8eb0312151ab

Trying to use it as if it were Confluence and build a real wiki from
existing content, I think you'll end up with a tar-baby.

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 9:18 PM, Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com> wrote:
> As I understand it, these will be SharePoint's "Wiki pages".
> I need to understand more about how SP works, and I need to discuss all this
> with the guy who is setting everything up.
> But it seems there's only "a guy" setting things up, so I'm afraid there's
> nothing too fancy here.
> regards
> Jay
>
>
>
> On 1/27/2015 4:02 PM, Ryan Young wrote:
>>
>> What sort of wiki are you using? Confluence has an "import word" feature
>> that automatically creates pages for each section of a document. There are
>> some quirks, but it works pretty well.
>>
>> You can also import files in bulk from SP to Confluence by simply dragging
>> and dropping them onto the Confluence attachments page. But that will only
>> create attachments, not wiki pages.
>>
>> Finally, Atlassian has a Confluence-Sharepoint connector
>> <https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/SPCON/Confluence+SharePoint+Connector+Home>.
>> But it looks like it only works if you want to keep both SP and Confluence
>> going. Plus, it's pricey.
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 3:18 PM, Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com
>> <mailto:techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>> wrote:
>>
>> My (new!) employer has large numbers of documents used as guides
>> and references by customer service centers and other users.
>> They have decided to move them from their current repository to a
>> SharePoint site with Wiki pages.
>> I have a number of concerns, and want to understand some of the
>> abilities and limitations of that platform, and suitable
>> approaches to make this thing work as well as possible.
>>
>> I think we'll have a combination of "throw existing docs int
>> position as quickly as possible" and "rebuild docs as appropriate
>> to break them into suitable topic-sized chunks".
>>
>> The good news is - it shouldn't be boring!
>> Regards
>> jay
>>
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publishing large numbers of docs to SharePoint Wiki pages: From: Jay Maechtlen
Re: publishing large numbers of docs to SharePoint Wiki pages: From: Ryan Young
Re: publishing large numbers of docs to SharePoint Wiki pages: From: Jay Maechtlen

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