S1000D Issue 5.0 – RELEASED!

This week the S1000D community released the 5.0 release of the specification. I took the time to take a look at some of the highlights and how I think they will affect our S1000D projects…

S1000D User Forum – London

So the S1000D User Forum 2019 will be in BREXIT Britain! A question I have been asked a great deal over the last few months is if I am planning on attending the S1000D User…

The Problem with Support Engineering?

Support Engineering (or arguably lack of it) has been under the spotlight recently. A quick Google will identify expensive platforms that have had significant engineering challenges. Some of these issues encountered could point to a…

A2Z of S1000D Catch-up M2P

Here is your latest catch-up on the A2Z of S1000D series – thank you to everyone sending in your support – we appreciate it! Keep your questions coming.. Enjoy – Mike

Things S1000D Projects Get Wrong

A great question came in to us here at TDW – so we thought we would answer it! We were asked about the things to get right when starting out with S1000D – so here…

A2Z – I to L Round-up

Here is the latest A2Z of S1000D roundup for you pop-pickers out there! Enjoy and do send in your comments and feedback!

A2Z S1000D (Catch-up) E2H

Apologies for being tardy! We are so busy at the moment, trying to get a few moments to do these is getting tough – but here you go!

The Role of the CSDB

Another great question I get all of the time – do I need to invest in a CSDB? The reality v the theory. Make sure you send in your thoughts to us at TDW and…

Let’s talk about Text Baby

Just like the song in the 80/90’s I want to talk about text? A question I get all of the time – “Can we not just use an open text editor to write S1000D Data…

Episode 17 – TDW-Live Preview

This weeks podcast is all about the upcoming TDW-Live event that is happening here in the UK during the week of the 12th November. Mike talks about what you can expect at this years event…

Episodes 16 – Perspectives

In this weeks podcast I want to talk about perspectives, and by this I mean perspectives on technical information.   Why do I want to talk about this? Well I recently completed the “Information Supply…

Thursday Thought 12/07/18

Alfresco wins DoD approval for defence information, what does this mean for open source based software solutions? No longer can we say that our data will not be placed in open source solutions? Numerous new…

Thursday Thoughts 28/06/18

Kraussmaffei and their new Digital Services Solutions Unit, Mixed Reality in Aircraft Maintenance start this episode of Thursday Thoughts. We then move on to talk about the new ‘Euro Tank‘ and next generation of the…

Episode 11 – Building the bridge

One of the major reasons I am taken in to organisations is to help identify either a replacement software and/or service provider, but why? In this podcast episode I talk about one of the first…

Thursday Thoughts 14/07/18

This week there was lots of interesting news to talk about, again Brexit and the Galileo projects are discussed where tension and relationships seem to be worsening between the UK and the rest of the…

Thursday Thoughts 7/6/2018

This week Boeing and SAFRAN announced a new partnership to develop APU’s (Auxiliary Power Units) that many are hailing as a game changer for the supply chain with others warning it is going to change…

Episode 6 – Capturing Metrics

Following on from our previous podcast, ROI in Technical Information, we discuss metrics and the easy and more technical ways we can capture technical information metrics to help us make the right business and investment…

Episode 5 – ROI in Technical Information

In the latest episode of the TDW Podcast we look at ROI in technical and support information. We look at both the direct and indirect technical publications and support information has on ROI (Return on…

Episode 4 – Why what we do is so important

In this episode Mike talks about the importance of technical publications, but also the reality of technical publications. Drawing on some expertise as well as referencing a recent news item that highlighted information as a…

Episode 3 – Why you should keep learning!

In Episode#3 – Mike talks about the need to keep learning, keeping skills current and relevant in the technical information discipline. Extracting some of the key data points and trends that Mike has noticed over…

Episode 2 – Where it all started!

In this episode, Mike talks about how and why he fell into technical writing and the genesis of TDW – why he gave up a great job to focus on TDW full time, a gamble…