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Offline Document Libraries (WSSv2.0)

  Asked By: Ronak    Date: Mar 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1144

I have been asked to look into some solutions (3rd party and/or custom)
whereas SharePoint WSS v2.0 document libraries can be made available
offline.

We have a number of laptops in the field that need to connect to a
document library that is on our intranet. The document library contains
a number of documents which are updated on a regular basis.

The ideal solution would be that the user would have a cached (offline)
folder with the contents of the library in it that they could use when
they are disconnected. Additionally, when the users VPN into the
network and connect to SharePoint (or not) that the folder on their
laptop is updated with the new versions of the documents (delta change
based).

I am curious if any of you have heard of a solution that would work well
in this scenario or any experience with good 3rd party products to
provide this.

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6 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Himanta Barthakur     Answered On: Mar 06

Microsoft Groove has this capability.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Mansi Revenkar     Answered On: Mar 06

I've had good  luck with Colligo's SharePoint client. It's worth checking
out.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Lizette Mcconnell     Answered On: Mar 06

This is very helpful. I will definitely take a look at
this.

Does anyone else have any comment/experience on Colligo's client?

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Rosanna Parrish     Answered On: Mar 06

Wisdom makes a product called Macroview DMF that also handles offline
documents. We just downloaded the 45 day trial, but have not used to
offline document  portion. We were more interested in the link in email
that allows you to easily save to SharePoint.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Kalash Karmakar     Answered On: Mar 06

Won't read the Windows password cache if you are using NTLM+Vista+SSL. SO, if
you sync like 20 sites, then you have to change your password 20 times on the
client...

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Mauricio Tanner     Answered On: Mar 06

But I should add it works great otherwise. It's a really cool client, but in
that scenario  below, you should do a lot of testing.

They have confirmed it is an issue, but said they don't have any clients with
the below configuration.

 
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