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Alfresco Access from SharePoint
As we mentioned in a previous post, sometimes users just want a universal search or Google type search. The simple box in SharePoint can often be viewed (sometimes wrongly) as the means to view all content.
Since most users bring their home search experience to work, the desire for one general box for every search scenario from SharePoint is a common request. Users can ask “how come I don’t see my procedure 123XYZ when I type 123XYZ into the box?” While the IT response might be something like: “if you are looking for a procedure, log into Alfresco since approved procedures are located there”, users, particularly SharePoint users, would like to access one system for all searches.
IT needs to be able to respond to the request of users to provide a simple search across both Alfresco and SharePoint from a SharePoint environment. The remainder of this post will compare and contrast some common approaches.For complete article click here