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On Thu, 14 Feb 2013, IBBoard wrote:

Microsoft might not have control over it, but Dropbox will. For a business,
that is unacceptable - and rightly so, since it means important documents
go outside your perimeter. Instead they use a document management system
(like Sharepoint or Alfresco) that they install and manage centrally.

Unlike a wiki, a document management system gives full, normal document
management. Unlike a CMS it is all about documents, and unlike a LAN share
it does versioning and workflow.

Basically, Sharepoint is something for businesses. A normal user will never
need it.

I don't understand the relation between these propositions:

a) "Microsoft might not have control over it, but Dropbox will. For a business, that is unacceptable..."

b) "Basically, Sharepoint is something for businesses."

is the point that it is better for a business that Microsoft hold their documents than that Busybox does?

just seeking clarification.

(I have Busybox but don't use it for a number of reasons; I am not acquainted enough with Sharepoint.)


On Feb 14, 2013 5:28 PM, "anne-ology" <> wrote:

       Content Management System  ;-) ... LAN  ;-) ... a wiki ;-)  ???

          as to these - I haven't a clue; I'll continue to stick with the
KISs method  ;-)

       But if we each sign up to use DropBox, we can each end up with 6Gb
of free space to use as we wish in sharing documents -
           and MsFt does not have any control over this  :-)

On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM, Tom Davies <

Hi :)
> Ahh, so is it a sort of Content Management System that can be used to
> documents centrally, like putting them on a shared folder on a Lan so
> everyone can work on the same file instead of each generating different
> copies and then trying to compare all the different ones to incorporate
> the different changes?  Sort of like a wiki?
> Regards from
> Tom :)
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* anne-ology <>
> *To:* Tom <>
> *Cc:*
> *Sent:* Thursday, 14 February 2013, 16:53
> *Subject:* Re: [libreoffice-users] Share-point?
>       Just 'searched' and found this -
>       Seems somewhat silly since we could all benefit if we were to use
> DropBox -
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 2:24 AM, Tom Davies <>
> wrote:
> Hi :)
> > Has anyone managed to get MS Sharepoint working with 4.0.0?  Apparently
> > it's one of the features that are supposed to be in the 4.0.0 although
> > have no idea what SharePoint is nor why anyone would use it.
> >
> >
> > According to the comments under this article
> >
> > Somewhere about 1/4 up from the bottom
> > "Алексей Бродкин • 6 days ago
> > It seems like some of highlighted options are missing from this
> > 1. Unity/Global menu integration - at least I cannot see it in action
> > any toggle in setting
> > 2. SharePoint integration. From here
> > learnt that to have this option one needs to instal a corresponding
> plug-in
> > from here http://extensions.libreoffice.... and you may see this link
> > leads to "This page does not seem to exist..." - seems like due to
> > issue plugin was removed."
> >
> > Sure enough the link didn't work so i got to the Extensions site
> > way but a quick search to find "sharepoint" or "share point" didn't
> reveal
> > any relevant Extensions.
> >
> > Regards from
> > Tom :)
> >

Felmon Davis

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