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February Meeting of Boston DUG

The Boston DITA Users Group will meet Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30PM.

Speaker: Eliot Kimber

Senior Solutions Architect
Really Strategies
www.reallysi.com

Topic: Specialization in Real Time Tutorial.

Eliot will create a topic specialization. Come prepared with suggestions for unique elements.

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BTI Systems Selects DocZone.com® for DITA CMS and Single-Source Publishing

January 15, 2008 – Bedford, NH – DocZone.com (www.doczone.com) today announced that BTI Systems, a leading provider of Optical Edge networking solutions for the delivery of gigabit services, has purchased a multi-year Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) contract to use the DocZone system for authoring, managing, and publishing DITA-based product content.

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Basic DITA Users Membership Now Free

It is now one year since we started developing the DITA Users member organization.

We wish you a Happy New Year for 2008! To celebrate we are restoring free memberships in DITA Users!

Since we started charging for new memberships, member growth has slowed. We have added only about 30 new members since October 1, 2007. While we think the annual fee is small considering the benefits, it is obviously not small enough.

When DITA Users Beta membership was free, we grew quickly to nearly 400 members (from 24 countries).

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SiberSafe XML CMS Now Available On-Demand - Low Monthly Cost; No Risk

SiberLogic, a leading provider of XML content technology, today announces SiberSafe On-Demand, a hosted service delivering rich online XML content management functionality at a low monthly cost, with no risk.  

SiberSafe On-Demand delivers SiberSafe XML CMS as an ASP service via high speed internet access to a hosted server in a fully secure data center.  DTD choices include DITA, DocBook, or MIL-STD 2361, complete with sample templates and stylesheets.

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Eliot Kimber DITA Quick Start Tutorial

Presented at the XML 2007 conference, this tutorial provides a quick start introduction to the DITA specification with a focus on how to create and process DITA-based content as well as key DITA concepts including modular writing, re-use, linking using maps and relationship tables, and specialization. At the end of the class, students will be prepared to evaluate the applicability of DITA to their own documentation and publishing requirements and start experimenting with the authoring and production of DITA-based content using any XML editor and the DITA Open Toolkit.

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