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Author: Dustin Friesenhahn

Storing files in Windows SharePoint Services document librariesprovides many advantages over storing files in simple network fileshares. These advantages include:

  • Applying custom properties to documents so you can store moreinformation about their content. This allows you to moreeffectively store, organize, and retrieve large groups ofdocuments.

  • Using shared or personal views to sort and filter documentsthat are of interest.

  • Discussing documents online by using Web Discussions.

  • Using content approval so site managers can approve or rejectwhich documents get added to a document library.

To learn about these features, refer to Windows SharePointServices online Help. This document provides guidelines for movingfiles from existing network file shares and into documentlibraries.