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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