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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.