Nenad Furtula, of Bluestream, and Scott Prentice, of Leximation, presented a multi-tool demonstration of the XDocs authoring and publishing features.
Nenad demoed (remotely from Vancouver, Canada) the latest features of the XDocs CMS. In particular he showed the Author/SME review workflow using Oxygen Author and XDocs Explorer with the XDocs SME Review Module. He also demonstrated various options for publishing through the XDocs Explorer.
As an example of a collaborative workflow, Scott (presenting locally) checked out the same files from the XDocs CMS and made edits using FrameMaker and DITA-FMx. He then demonstrated automated publishing using FMx-Auto and FrameMaker to create a PDF from DITA files pulled from the XDocs CMS.
After the presentation, we had lengthy discussions of options for authoring and publishing DITA content .. a really fun meeting!
Topic: A day in the life of a technical content creator - Showcasing the steps a technical documentation department would undertake to leverage our "best in class" DITA CCM solution. Demo will cover content creation, review, editing, translation and multi-channel publishing.
Speaker: Henry Calhoun of XyEnterprise.
Notes: Notes, commentary, and pics - courtesy of DJ Cline
Topic: Using DITA with XDocs XML CMS.
Speaker: Nenad Furtula, VP Product Management of Bluestream XML Data Solutions
Topic: Enhancing the management of your DITA content with a Content Management System.
Speaker: Fred Lass, a Senior Solutions Architect at Astoria Software.
Presentation materials: SVDITA_Users_Nov-8-2006.ppt [1165KB].