Allow users to map custom Document Libraries to existing file systems, and optionally upload large files greater than SharePoint file limits.
SharePoint adoption initiatives can be a very daunting task, especially if your user base comes from a simple collaboration forum sharing documents on global network file shares. SharePoint provides the convenience of simple copy and paste to move existing file structures but at a cost. Each file you upload to SharePoint is in turn stored in the SQL Database. This can be a costly endeavor as precious database storage is taken up by the hundreds, potentially thousands of documents, and the existing storage investment goes to waste. But what if you could map SharePoint Document Libraries to your existing external file shares? File Share Library provides the capability of connecting to your existing external file shares, allowing your existing hardware be your storage instead of the SharePoint content databases.
File Share Library provides the capability of connecting to your existing external file shares, allowing your existing hardware be your storage instead of the SharePoint content databases. Beyond just a simple interface to your existing network file shares, File Share Library** provides the option to allow users to upload files larger than the set SharePoint file limits and capabilities to store metadata of files that are deleted in the external file share, thus preserving valuable history.