Releasing DropBox for SharePoint Server 2010
I've just released a new application called DropBox for SharePoint on CodePlex.
Click here to download a video demonstrating the DropBox.
Click here to read the manual.
What DropBox for SharePoint is :
- An easy & user friendly way to give your intranet users a place to associate documents to their profile...
- An easy way to provide a light alternative to personal sites which require most of the times, a good governance plan while the DropBox requires almost no governance
- A personal storage location a user can use to share documents with their network (everyone, colleagues, team...)
- An application that communicates to your network via the SharePoint News Feeds
- An application that ships with PowerShell commands administrators can use to manage storage, quotas and forbidden file extensions
- An application that's fully integrated with the "My" SharePoint 2010 logic
What DropBox for SharePoint is NOT:
- A solution to workaround the storage problems incurred by personal sites. Storage can even become a bigger problem when using the DropBox. The more users you have, the smaller personal quota you'll chose.
- A personal collaboration site...For collaboration, ask your users to use team sites or any other site created for that explicit purpose
Here are a few screenshots showing the DropBox feature :
When a user visits his own DropBox, he can start uploading files via drag & drop and decide to share them with his colleagues, team etc...:
Decide to Share with your colleagues or with everyone :
Upload via drag & Drop + DropBox status (usage etc...)
When a user shares a document with his colleagues, an activity feed is generated and all the colleagues are warned about that new publication :
When clicked from a new feed, the DropBox highlights the published document :