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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Using Web Folders

Web folders can be set up to enable shortcuts to Web servers. If your server supports Web folders, folder taxonomies can be created to save and publish documents. These documents can then be exposed through the portal dashboard site via Web Folders or My Network Places, or accessed by your end users' standard Web browser. Files and folders can be displayed from Web servers as well as network file servers and local drives. The key difference between Web folders and other folders, of course, is that the Web folders reside on a Web server and not on a user's local hard drive or mapped drive.

This difference between the Web folder and other folders is realized during the save process. When you save files on a Web folder, the file ...

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