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Flare/TFS/SharePoint Mgt

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:35 am
by tguarnera
I see many postings about the ins-and-out of using TFS as a document control with Flare. I am just exploring this idea and I want to inquire about Flare/TFS as a document management layer.

I may not be using the correct terms, but I am thinking doc control as a controlled repository that handles version controls. Whereas, I am looking for the next level and I need a doc management layer. I have the need to know where a shared document part is used and other items like locating orphans and duplications.

Is anyone here using Flare/TFS/SharePoint to achieve this model? If so, I am looking for any help that you can provide for this goal.

Re: Flare/TFS/SharePoint Mgt

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:20 am
by rmdavidson
If I am reading this right, MC Analyzer might do something for this. I tried a demo of it though and it messed up a list and it took me all day to fix it. Although, the documents I inherited are VERY messy code wise due to multiple hands and probably importing from multiple sources (RH8 for one and probably Word and who knows what else).

Robin

Re: Flare/TFS/SharePoint Mgt

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:39 am
by Dave Lee
Flare (and Analyzer) have a few features in this area, but it isn't a fully-featured content management system.

To analyse your projects, Flare has a limited Project Analysis feature, and also has reports which give you a lot more information about your project.

The separate Analyzer application is basically just a more enhanced version of the Project Analysis feature in Flare. It's probably worth downloading a trial to see if it does what you want. I have mixed opinions of Analyzer; it has some useful features, but when used in large projects (2500 topics) it was so slow that it was actually unusable.