Sharepoint and mindjet mindmanager do not work together, help please!

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Mindmanager and SharePoint are not the best friends, can anybody help me getting them to work together better?

I want to encourage my teams to use SharePoint for all files that are for common use.
When you save Mindmanager files on SharePoint Document Libraries, they cannot be opened using the GUI, The file is stored in a temporary folder and needs to be saved as a new file. This is what I do not want since we want to use the SharePoint benefit of using only one visible most recent file that has all previous versions of earlier changes available in the background.

We use the latest Sharepopint and Mindmanager 15.
Our SharePoint docuiment libraries are set up with versioning and the need to check out a file when editing it, and checking in again when ready so other people can see and use the new version.

I know the option of mapping drives and open / save from there, but that is not a feasible solution for us since all employees use the GUI and we cannot implement a policy to work around one kind of files. The other reason is that Mindmanager does not recognise the need to check out and check in files.

This prevents us from making Mindmanager a standard application for our 300 employees, so there is something in it for Mindjet too :-)

Help on this topic would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance for that!
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SharePoint is configured to recognise Microsoft Office document types, but the behaviour with non-MS-Office documents can be helped by adding MindManager to the MIME types. When that is done, you can click on a MindManager map in a library to open it directly (and save back to the SharePoint library), if and only if you have it checked out. If it is not checked out then it will still offer to download a copy of the map, which gets ugly when trying to save back.

As far as I know, MindManager cannot handle checking in and out from within the client, or document properties shared with SharePoint. I don't know what additional features the Server version has in this area, but I think that mainly helps to visualise information that is stored in SharePoint rather than extending the support of MindManager maps by SharePoint. I would be glad to be corrected by Mindjet on this.
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Maybe you need OnPremise server to achieve what you want. It makes the cooperation between Sharepoint and MIndManager available from a different perspective. And that allows unlimited users to view the maps from their browser.

It is now included in MindManager Enterprise. I don't know if that goes for government as well, but I can check for you, Just give me a call
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Ary, does OnPremise server actually solve the issue of MindManager maps not being MS Office documents so not fully integrated into document management in SharePoint? I would be interested to know if this is what it does.
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This gives some insights
 http://support.mindjet.com/learning-center/article/using-mindjet-with-sharepoint-overview/

 http://en.mindjet.com/video/sharepoint-navigation/

and/or here http://en.mindjet.com/video/sharepoint-project-task-dashboard/

and/or here http://en.mindjet.com/video/using-mindjet-on-premise-with-sharepoint/

http://support.mindjet.com/learning-center/article/integrating-sharepoint-content/

http://support.mindjet.com/learning-center/article/using-mindjet-on-premise-with-sharepoint/

Some movies are older, -they use product names that are no longer in use - but still relevant.

I found that I needed to spend the time to see all of them before testing myself. That saves a lot of -how does it work -time and allows you to know the abilities beforehand.

Now I know that Mindjet has in MindManager Enterprise combined all these, but as always, I am not sure what they left in - or out, for that matter.
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Actually MindManager handles chin/checkout fine, you need to go to MindManager options, select Open and Save, Select the option Save documents to the document Management Server and check Treat UNC paths as SharePoint server.
Then check out or check in, after you opened your map, you go to File > Info, and you'll see Checkin/checkout there... that s it...
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Thanks Francis, I stand corrected
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Guys, wow, thank you for your insights, this is very helpful!