I recently wrote a post describing how to integrate SharePoint within Outlook. The beauty of this integration is that it is simple to roll out and it provides access to the documents that are the heart and soul of your corporation.
However, you will likely want to take this integration even further, enabling drag and drop of e-mails into SharePoint instead of the less convenient individual uploads required by the solution noted earlier. Here are a couple of solutions that I would recommend you check out once you’ve reached this point.
- Colligo Contributor for SharePoint.
- Customers wishing to make use of Contributor must only install software on the client machine. If you have a standard image it will be simple to add this software to the image and deploy to all of your end-users.
- At this point in time Contributor only supports Windows Authentication, not Forms-based authentication. For internal intranet applications this is a non-issue.
- I was able to move e-mails into and out of SharePoint via drag and drop without encountering any problems whatsoever.
- Here is a screenshot of the integration within Outlook:
- nSynergy myDocs.
- Unlike Contributor, myDocs requires both client-side, and server-side, installs. Both installations ran without incident.
- As with Contributor, Windows authentication is the only security mode currently supported.
- The integration within Outlook is similar so I am not including a screen shot.
There are, of course, other alternatives on the market but these two appear to be the leaders. My recommendation would be to purchase primarily on price as the products are very similar in nature, with the one noted difference being the server side installation for myDocs.
Have you used either product? Let me know which one you recommend.