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  Asked By: Sanchay    Date: Feb 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 696

i feared that i might get responses like this.

as i stated in another mail we are migrating from a folder orientated system,
where all content is stored in these folders. permissions are set on folder
the main problem where facing is usability. we want to avoid explaining the
difference between doclibs and folders to users.
using numerous enterprise libraries in 2007 would be the preferd solution.but
the releas timeline currently does not permit this..



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ana Payne     Answered On: Feb 07

as i had stated usability  is a key requirement. The users  here are used to a
folder orientated structure which they can treat like the windows filesystem.
i.e. easily move and copy documents and folder  structures from a to b.
by using sps we said that one folder from the old system  would represent one
area (with one doklib) in sharepoint. the permissions  we can set  on each area
are sufficient. each area would use a custom built template displaying the
documents of that area. additionally we would develop a windows explorer shell
extension giving the user a fat client representation of the portal.
the great benefit of sps over wss is that it would be possible to move/copy
area/folders. wss sites are too static regarding their position in the overall

your replies have made me think a lot and we are rethinking our whole strategy.
what we need here in the end is a sharepoint  dms which is organised like the
file system..

Answer #2    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Feb 07

Strange that you feel that way about WSS being "static". With regard to the windows explorer shell extension, you have that to an extent already using a Network Places mapping on the client or Web folder  view through the browser.

With regard to an area = a document folder, why not a document library at the WSS level = a document folder. Permissions work the same on both.

One advantage of using WSS is that backups / restores are a lot easier and more manageable whereas in Portal, if someone deletes a page in a portal, you have to restore the entire portal. WSS, you merely go and restore the site that was blown away.

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