Author: Dustin Friesenhahn

Storing files in Windows SharePoint Services document libraries provides many advantages over storing files in simple network file shares. These advantages include:

  • Applying custom properties to documents so you can store more information about their content. This allows you to more effectively store, organize, and retrieve large groups of documents.
  • Using shared or personal views to sort and filter documents that are of interest.
  • Discussing documents online by using Web Discussions.
  • Using content approval so site managers can approve or reject which documents get added to a document library.

To learn about these features, refer to Windows SharePoint Services online Help. This document provides guidelines for moving files from existing network file shares and into document libraries.

Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003