Enterprise authoring for SharePoint

Enterprise authoring for SharePoint

April 16, 2009:Japan's JustSystems has announced XMetaL Author Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint, an enterprise-class content creation solution for enterprises using SharePoint as their content management system.

By uniting XMetaL Author Enterprise and SharePoint, JustSystems effectively streamlines the adoption of XML and DITA for SharePoint users, making the advantages of reusable, structured content available to the entire enterprise.

“Microsoft SharePoint is one of the most popular, widely deployed content management systems in the enterprise,” said Aaron Deitcher, vice president of North America and EMEA for JustSystems.

“Together, XMetaL and SharePoint offer a comprehensive content lifecycle solution that lets anyone in the organization create, share, reuse, and deliver XML-based content, including less frequent content contributors such as engineers, managers, and customer service staff. In turn, users can improve content quality and consistency and reduce publishing costs.”

Non-technical writers can create and collaborate on reusable content without needing to be proficient in XML. Users can deliver consistent content faster by assembling reusable, topic-based DITA content in multipledeliverables . After writing a piece of content, users can check it into a SharePoint library to enable team members across the world to reuse it.

A document opened with XMetaL Author is automatically checked out from SharePoint, preventing other users from making conflicting changes. After making changes, users can check the new version of the document directly back into SharePoint from theXMetaL user interface.

Users can use SharePoint user management and permissions features to control who can view and/or edit content. Access control extends to individual sections, paragraphs, and phrases incorporated through the DITA content reference (conref) mechanism.

XMetaL Author Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint communicates directly with the SharePoint server via SharePoint’s SOAP interface. Everything needed to enable XML authoring is installed on the local machines of the authors who need it. No installation or additional configuration is required on the SharePoint server, greatly simplifying IT and maintenance tasks.

Pricing starts at US$1390.

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