Re: SharePoint question

Subject: Re: SharePoint question
From: Matt Gras <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Richard Combs <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:41:05 +0000 (UTC)

Windows shop, yes.

Not currently using SharePoint.

I want to help them set up a document control system. Right now there's nothing -- so persons A, B, C, D, and D's great uncle can all be twiddling with different instances of the same doc at the same time, and then the poor tech writer (that'd be me) gets to figure out how to integrate all their comments back into a single master doc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Combs" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Matt Gras" <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 2:27:19 PM
Subject: RE: SharePoint question

Matt Gras wrote:

> I'm contracting with a small engineering company that has absolutely no
> document control process. I'm thinking of recommending SharePoint as a
> document repository tool, and invite your comments, pro and con.

All together now: It depends!

Are they a Windows shop? Are they already using SharePoint for their intranet? What do you want to accomplish?

Or are you just bored with recent threads and hoping to ignite a good pro- vs. anti-Microsoft argument? :-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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