February meeting: SharePoint and Content Management

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We’re happy to announce the next STC Atlanta chapter meeting:

Meeting Details
Tuesday, February 15th
6:30-8:00 PM
Free for members; $10 for non-members
GenOn (formerly Mirant),1155 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, GA 30338

See you there!

Chris Snider
2nd VP, STC Atlanta
[email protected]

“How Microsoft SharePoint Gives You a Realistic Approach to Content Management”

Whether you are a single author or part of a team, managing your content is an important practice that ensures efficiency in your work and accuracy in your documentation. Content management practices will help you route material through an approval or signature process, ensure that the right people work on it at the right time, facilitate quality assurance, allow you to track changes, and facilitate content reuse. The problem is that most content management systems are very expensive and require a large learning curve. In fact, many implementations fail because of the complexity.

Why not use Microsoft SharePoint? SharePoint has built-in document management features that you can begin using immediately without worrying about a costly implementation and learning cycle. Acquiring and implementing SharePoint is not a hard sell because most organizations already have it and, if not, there are free versions of SharePoint available. For these reasons, SharePoint is becoming the gold standard for many business activities, including content management.

This session will discuss why you should use SharePoint (or how it is much easier than people think) and what features you can take advantage of.  We will also spend a few minutes discussing Doc-To-Help and its integration with SharePoint.

Speaker Bio:

Brad has several years experience as a Documentation Product Consultant at ComponentOne. During his tenure at ComponentOne, Brad has trained and assisted thousands of authors and technical writers on best practices and emerging technologies. Brad travels the US and abroad as a frequent speaker at user groups, trade associations, and events and is a valued source to the help authoring community. He is also a published author.

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