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Proper Approach for Monthly PDF Reports for Small Business?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hello, all. Previously, our environment included an installation of WSS 2.0.  One of our most widely-used "features" was a page of links to reports on network file shares.  No one liked or trusted the Document Libraries, so we continued to store our weekly & monthly reports at places like \\fileserver\r-drive\MonthlyReports\2010\08\Sales\LicenseActivationReport.pdf and then created a bird's nest of links on our WSS "Reports" page to allow folks to find the information they were looking for more easily.  I'm not talking about a Links List, but a page of text with about 30 links to individual reports whose locations changed at least monthly.  These reports are roughly 70% PDF (exported from Crystal Reports), 25% Excel, and 5% Word. Today, we have an installation of MOSS 2007 Standard.  The collaboration and document management features are taking off quite nicely, but the staff is understandably itching to migrate the above-described "Reports Page" from WSS 2.0 to MOSS 2007. I can think of a few different approaches to this situation: We could reproduce a text page with 30 links to places like file:\\server\share\report.xls, but this seems contrary to SharePoint's mission.  It's certainly contrary to what I told the staff during training:  "Don't turn SharePoint into a bird's nest of links to ext

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