Re: Wiki for Product Documentation

Subject: Re: Wiki for Product Documentation
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:45:28 -0700

SharePoint has a crude wiki unsuitable for serious documentation.

In my experience, the only place where Confluence may not surpass it
is in maintaining a library of MS Office-format documents.

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 6:10 AM, Sean Brierley
<sean -dot- brierley -at- gerberscientific -dot- com> wrote:
> I am not suggesting Sharepoint is a better wiki environment, just that
> Sharepoint has one. Rather, I am saying that for internal communication,
> Sharepoint is a stronger resource, repository, and way of sharing documents
> in total.
>
> So, my question then goes to is this external or internal communication,
> and then related questions about the utility of wikis overall....
>
> The timing on this convo is odd, because, out of the blue, I got asked
> about wikis yesterday by a tech writer at a different company.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sean
>
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 9:01 AM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Sharepoint is, IMHO, a very poor alternative to something like Confluence.
>> It's more of a repository than an interactive medium. You upload files to
>> Sharepoint where people can - sometimes - find them. But Confluence is much
>> more user friendly both as an author and a user.
>>
>> My 2Â
>>
>> JG
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 8:54 AM, Sean Brierley <
>> sean -dot- brierley -at- gerberscientific -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>>> Are Wikis still a thing for documentation?
>>>
>>> For internal documentation, Sharepoint seems to have taken over (and it
>>> has
>>> some Wiki-ish features you can use). Plus, after the first two months, who
>>> do you get to author your wiki content?
>>>
>>> For external Wikis, have we resolved the questions of who owns the content
>>> and what if the content causes harm, who's to blame, the author or host?
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References:
Re: Wiki for Product Documentation: From: Sean Brierley
Re: Wiki for Product Documentation: From: John G
Re: Wiki for Product Documentation: From: Sean Brierley

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