Re: Using SharePoint to host documentation

Subject: Re: Using SharePoint to host documentation
From: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:27:37 -0800

I recently discovered, to my amazement, that Sharepoint can be used to serve a public website. For example, this company's site is based on Sharepoint:

http://www.molinahealthcare.com/

You are still subject to the utterly weird ways that Sharepoint does things. It's not like an ordinary website where you simply upload HTML etc to a web server. For example, I don't think it would be easy to display a couple of ordinary HTML pages using Sharepoint.

Mark Giffin
Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.
http://markgiffin.com/

On 12/1/2016 8:56 PM, Lin Laurie wrote:

Yes, I've done it. But as someone else said, it works fine for internal
documentation but outside the firewall is a different story. Creating an
HTML page can be a breeze in SP 10. Not sure about some of the earlier
versions. If you want to serve up something that has multiple files
associated with it, such as a Captivate course, it becomes problematic. But
for MS docs, Excel files, etc., it is fine. And you can restrict users which
can be nice, depending on your use case.

Had to look up PITA but I do agree. HTML on a server is easier... LOL

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Subject: Re: Using SharePoint to host documentation

Yes you can. There are issues with it, mainly because designing in
SharePoint is a PITA. We use SharePoint mostly as a web server, but we write
our own pages manually, which are fairly simple. It allows us to organize
and present functional documentation in a manner that reduces the need of a
user to look through a pile of unorganized presentation.

For those outside of your firewall it is problematic.

On Dec 1, 2016, at 15:03, Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

Has anyone used SharePoint as a place to host technical documentation,
not just for internal use but also accessible to people outside our
firewall?
If I am using MS Word as my authoring tool, are there any advantages
to using SharePoint to publish? Does SharePoint serve HTML pages? Thx
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References:
Using SharePoint to host documentation: From: Jim
Re: Using SharePoint to host documentation: From: Scott Turner
RE: Using SharePoint to host documentation: From: Lin Laurie

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