Users of IBM”s Jazz platform for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) can now be linked with SharePoint users thanks to the use of Mainsoft.
A report from ARN notes that users of the two systems can now collaborate on certain projects.
Through the Jazz development environment, users should be able to use document viewers to access SharePoint libraries, vice-president of products and solutions at Mainsoft Philippe Cohen reportedly said.
Currently, the version is aimed at users of the IBM Rational Team Concert portal, so that development teams can make the most of different SharePoint sites, ARN notes.
However, others will be able to use the product, allowing them to become part of the ALM process, Mainsoft states.
In related news, tips for how best to manage SharePoint have been offered by Techworld.
The news source notes that the introduction of SharePoint can bring problems for IT managers when the software is used without the proper authorizations.
However, by following certain guidelines, it is possible to make the most of SharePoint across a company.
Such tips include practising damage control by showing all users how to make the most of a new system, as well as implementing role-based access, so that not all users can create or edit whatever they want.
But most important is to keep a steady eye on how the tool is being used by employees, the site notes.