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Integrating document management systems into Microsoft SharePoint 2007
This article is part of the SharePoint Insider issue of May 2009
If you use SharePoint, you're probably familiar with its document management functions: opening, creating and uploading documents, version and permission management, content types and so on. Because of its document management capabilities, many administrators are looking to make Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) their primary document management system. If you are one of them, be sure to conduct a business system analysis before you deploy a MOSS 2007 document library. The analysis will tell you what to do with your previous document management system (DMS). More on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Organize metadata in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 by content type Use templates to control customizing document libraries in MOSS 2007 Using SharePoint search in the enterprise Perhaps you should migrate all of its content, or perhaps you want to leave the old system in place and integrate its content in the new SharePoint environment. While migration is a valid option, this tip will focus on the ...
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