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Documents not saving onto Sharepoint library via Outlook 2010

Posted on 2011-02-22
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Hi -

We use the BPOS flavour of Sharepoint (which is currently 2007) - And i want to access my document library via Outlook 2010 so i can work offline with them.

Connecting works fine and i can access all the documents and sub folders perfectly. The issue i am getting is that when i open a doc within Outlook , and then edit it, when i go to save it asks me where to save a "copy" on my local drive. Of course i dont want that, i want to be able to save into the same file and then have it synced on the next send and receive.

I notice that when i open the file its in read only format and i dont get the option of edit offline like i expected....

Really stumped as to why i am getting this when all indications on tutorials say its easy to sync Outlook 2007/10 with Sharepoint 07/10.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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the sync is only oneway for offline reading. Even with 2010 its something that wasn't addressed which did indeed disappoint me. You can easily connect and sync items from sharepoint to outlook for offline "viewing" the sync back from outlook into sharepoint just isn't there out of the box. There are some pay for 3rd party tools that do offer this feature however.
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Hi SP14 - I suppose the only other way to have offline availability for Document libraries which sync, is to use Sharepoint Workspace then? I am using a trial at the moment - but the annoyance is having to pay for it + its a little complex for a power user, i find. Do you have any tips on what's out there for 2 way sync on Sharepoint doc libraries?
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Yes sharepoint workspace would be the way to do it and would probably be the cheapest solution. It is a little complex for the end user, which is why Groove originally never picked up in popularity and this is really groove rebranded with a sharepoint name.

The only other product I have used (it cost more than workspace) was Colligio Contributor for SharePoint
http://www.colligo.com/products/sharepoint/contributor_how_it_works_add-in.asp
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Many thanks for this will try out the other software solution
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