SharePoint Wiki examples



  • For those of you who use SharePoint as a Wiki for internal documentation, have you found a good way to tag pages with tags as you would normally do on a blog post or on forums like this one? I'd like to have a cloud tag on the front page of the wiki to quickly navigate to common issues/pages. I would love to see some screenshots of some documentation sites & how navigation/topics are organized in a Sharepoint wiki. Would anyone care to share some screenshots?

    SharePoint is not my favorite option for documentation, but it's included with our 365 subscription, and I'm trying to utilize it as much as possible.



  • I never found a great way to handle this, unfortunately.



  • @scottalanmiller

    Well that makes me feel a little better at least. I've been searching for a while trying to figure out a good way to do this in SP. At least I'm not the only one.



  • @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    I never found a great way to handle this, unfortunately.

    Ditto. Good structuring helps:

    • Infrastructure/Servers/Mail/exchange-1.doma.in
    • Infrastructure/Servers/Mail/exchange-2.doma.in
    • Infrastructure/Servers/Filer/mail-out.doma.in
    • Infrastructure/Switches/Access/clients-1.doma.in
    • Infrastructure/Switches/Access/clients-2.doma.in
    • Infrastructure/Switches/Core/core-1.doma.in

    etc.

    I'm also adding keywords to the pages to simulate tags: |Server|Mail|Postfix| for example. That's at least a workaround that lets you search for |Postfix| for example.

    But TBH, I'm currently looking for a different solution. (On-premise) SharePoint depends on a lot of services (Database, Clustering, Auth, IIS, Virtualization, Clustering for Virtualization etc ...) and I think it could be a little bit awkward to not have your live documentation at hand when things go south.



  • We are looking at making a move right now. We do a ton of OneNote stuff and just going to move that directly over to NextCloud. So that is super easy. But the wiki stuff.... not 100% sure what we might do. MediaWiki is, of course, very possible.



  • @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    We are looking at making a move right now. We do a ton of OneNote stuff and just going to move that directly over to NextCloud. So that is super easy. But the wiki stuff.... not 100% sure what we might do. MediaWiki is, of course, very possible.

    I'm currently looking for some serverless or at least portable wiki solution. Goal: Keep a copy on a fileshare / owncloud / nextcloud and one on a thumbdrive.



  • @thwr said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    We are looking at making a move right now. We do a ton of OneNote stuff and just going to move that directly over to NextCloud. So that is super easy. But the wiki stuff.... not 100% sure what we might do. MediaWiki is, of course, very possible.

    I'm currently looking for some server-less or at least portable wiki solution. Goal: Keep a copy on a fileshare / owncloud / nextcloud and one on a thumbdrive.

    pmWiki. All file based, no database.



  • A single OneNote file on NextCloud would potentially work, too.



  • @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @thwr said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    We are looking at making a move right now. We do a ton of OneNote stuff and just going to move that directly over to NextCloud. So that is super easy. But the wiki stuff.... not 100% sure what we might do. MediaWiki is, of course, very possible.

    I'm currently looking for some server-less or at least portable wiki solution. Goal: Keep a copy on a fileshare / owncloud / nextcloud and one on a thumbdrive.

    pmWiki. All file based, no database.

    One of the candidates 😉





  • Have not seen NodeWiki yet.



  • @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    Have not seen NodeWiki yet.

    I like the concept of mdwiki.



  • I like the ability of a OneNote document, hosted in SharePoint, but don't like the lack of organization of it. I like Wiki's for documentation, because you can browse the wiki, copy/paste to/from it without accidentally deleting content. Once multiple people have their hands on a shared OneNote, in my opinion, it just becomes to easy to accidentally delete something.



  • @fuznutz04 said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    I like the ability of a OneNote document, hosted in SharePoint, but don't like the lack of organization of it. I like Wiki's for documentation, because you can browse the wiki, copy/paste to/from it without accidentally deleting content. Once multiple people have their hands on a shared OneNote, in my opinion, it just becomes to easy to accidentally delete something.

    That's very true.



  • @fuznutz04 said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    I like the ability of a OneNote document, hosted in SharePoint, but don't like the lack of organization of it. I like Wiki's for documentation, because you can browse the wiki, copy/paste to/from it without accidentally deleting content. Once multiple people have their hands on a shared OneNote, in my opinion, it just becomes to easy to accidentally delete something.

    That's one of the reasons why I'm looking for a 100% client-side wiki that just uses HTML5/JS. Just place that into a SharePoint doclib/dropbox/whatever



  • @thwr said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @fuznutz04 said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    I like the ability of a OneNote document, hosted in SharePoint, but don't like the lack of organization of it. I like Wiki's for documentation, because you can browse the wiki, copy/paste to/from it without accidentally deleting content. Once multiple people have their hands on a shared OneNote, in my opinion, it just becomes to easy to accidentally delete something.

    That's one of the reasons why I'm looking for a 100% client-side wiki that just uses HTML5/JS. Just place that into a SharePoint doclib/dropbox/whatever

    Not a bad idea.



  • @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @thwr said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @fuznutz04 said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    I like the ability of a OneNote document, hosted in SharePoint, but don't like the lack of organization of it. I like Wiki's for documentation, because you can browse the wiki, copy/paste to/from it without accidentally deleting content. Once multiple people have their hands on a shared OneNote, in my opinion, it just becomes to easy to accidentally delete something.

    That's one of the reasons why I'm looking for a 100% client-side wiki that just uses HTML5/JS. Just place that into a SharePoint doclib/dropbox/whatever

    Not a bad idea.

    Plus we don't need any proprietary software like OneNote, just a modern browser. Don't get me wrong, OneNote is a great tool, but I would like to have a wiki for my core documentation / admin KB.



  • @thwr said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @thwr said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @fuznutz04 said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    I like the ability of a OneNote document, hosted in SharePoint, but don't like the lack of organization of it. I like Wiki's for documentation, because you can browse the wiki, copy/paste to/from it without accidentally deleting content. Once multiple people have their hands on a shared OneNote, in my opinion, it just becomes to easy to accidentally delete something.

    That's one of the reasons why I'm looking for a 100% client-side wiki that just uses HTML5/JS. Just place that into a SharePoint doclib/dropbox/whatever

    Not a bad idea.

    Plus we don't need any proprietary software like OneNote, just a modern browser. Don't get me wrong, OneNote is a great tool, but I would like to have a wiki for my core documentation / admin KB.

    But no tool found thus far?



  • @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @thwr said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @scottalanmiller said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @thwr said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    @fuznutz04 said in SharePoint Wiki examples:

    I like the ability of a OneNote document, hosted in SharePoint, but don't like the lack of organization of it. I like Wiki's for documentation, because you can browse the wiki, copy/paste to/from it without accidentally deleting content. Once multiple people have their hands on a shared OneNote, in my opinion, it just becomes to easy to accidentally delete something.

    That's one of the reasons why I'm looking for a 100% client-side wiki that just uses HTML5/JS. Just place that into a SharePoint doclib/dropbox/whatever

    Not a bad idea.

    Plus we don't need any proprietary software like OneNote, just a modern browser. Don't get me wrong, OneNote is a great tool, but I would like to have a wiki for my core documentation / admin KB.

    But no tool found thus far?

    Still checking available projects.