The docBlock provides virtual document support for the SharePoint platform. The docBlock is a software / hardware appliance that connects to your SharePoint farm over a network connection.
With docBlock users no longer have to wait for each person to check in the document before others can contribute, which can lead to difficulties with the document creation process. The virtual document, a document containing components or child documents acting as content sections feeding into a master document, is the industry accepted solution for this problem.
The docBlock extends the SharePoint platform by providing a virtual document service to your farm, allowing you to create a master document in any document library as well as a hierarchy of document sections that can be updated separately by different individuals. This allows multiple people to edit and maintain the same document at the same time, without having to check in the document.
The docBlock keeps the master document’s content current when sections change by automatically merging the sections into the master. The automated merge and update processes mean there is minimal performance impact on your SharePoint farm.
Each docBlock document section can be secured separately. For instance, each contributor can see and work on their sections, but only the participants you authorize can see the completed document.