Borgolm 7 June 2013
kalmstrom.com Business Solutions has released a new version of the knowledge
base application KBase. Version 3 gives many more options than the
earlier versions, both when used inside Outlook and when added to other
Runs in Outlook
KBase is a knowledge base that runs inside Outlook but also can be
used with SharePoint, Excel or the web. This gives good possibilities to
share the KBase article within a workgroup or to a bigger audience.
The new version also gives additional features when used inside Outlook.
The KBase articles can be grouped by category and type, and the settings
for each organization is defined in a tree view that makes the hiearchy
clearly visible. Should you need additional categorization fields they can
be added via the KBase settings by just adding a name to the field.
Outlook post item
When used in Outlook the KBase articles are now standard Outlook
post items. No special article form can create problems, and it is possible
to use the standard Outlook features in the articles. Show the articles
in a reading pane under or to the right of the article list, just like you
do with e-mails.
Use Outlook features
When the KBase articles are created in Outlook all the Outlook tools
can be used, like text formatting, spell check, attachments and embedded
images. The articles are saved in Outlook in the same way as e-mails and
appointments, and they can of course be full text searched.
Earlier KBase versions used a public folder for sharing the articles,
but from version 3 KBase instead uses a database or a SharePoint
site as sharing medium.
Articles in SharePoint
When SharePoint is used for sharing, the articles can be viewed in SharePoint
with the same grouping by category and type as in Outlook. Any custom SharePoint
views may of course also be used. It is also possible to edit and even create
articles directly in SharePoint, but it is not as easy as when you use the
KBase installation in Outlook.
The fully functional version of KBase can be downloaded from
http://www.kalmstrom.com and evaluated for 30 days
without any obligations.
kalmstrom.com Business Solutions is the brand for software from the Swedish
company Kalmstrom Enterprises AB. kalmstrom.com Business Solutions offers
add-ons for MS Outlook, Excel and SharePoint, all easy to install and use
and with extensive documentation.