Tuesday, July 06, 2004

WebDrive: Accessing SharePoint document libraries through drive letters

Serge van den Oever points out that you can access SharePoint document libraries through drive letters using a tool called WebDrive from South River Technologies.

One of the frustrations we have had with SharePoint is that whilst the integration with Office 2003 and Windows XP is very nice, the functionality available from Office 2000 and Windows 2000 (which is what most businesses we know still use) is sub-optimal.

Being able to mal a drive letter to a document library takes the SharePoint document management solution to new heights. It will allow users to save documents to the library from any sort of Windows application, which is a great idea. Of course you still are left without the ability to populate meta tags when you do so, but you can work around that.

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