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 platforms.
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
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 https://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.