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Navigating through stored files on SharePoint can be a hassle. Fortunately, we have companies like Atidan who release free software to make our lives easier. Atidan LLC, a provider of software-development and IT consulting services, has announced the release of Atidan Explorer for SharePoint, a more efficient means to navigate the structured information contained in Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (MOSS 2007). Aitdan Explorer for SharePoint allows users to quickly scan all documents on a SharePoint site, navigate through the libraries and their contents though a collapsible tree view, then directly open the files for viewing or editing. The intuitive interface should reduce the time needed to find stored documents and help users better understand and leverage the information hierarchy of a site in a familiar GUI display not unlike Windows Explorer. How does it work? Once you install Atidan Explorer on MOSS 2007, it dynamically updates itself when a new file or document library is added to the site. And since Atidan is compatible with documents from any application -- including the MS Office 2007 software suite -- one could find much use for this function. The screen shot below shows Atidan Explorer for SharePoint in action.
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Atidan is known in the industry for offering portal solutions that utilize MOSS 2007. It considers MOSS 2007 to be a solid platform for enterprise scale application development because of its comprehensive content management and enterprise search as well as support for intranet, extranet and Web applications across an enterprise on one platform. "This is only the first of many offerings that we will be bringing out in the coming months for Microsoft SharePoint users," said Barry Engel, Atidan's EVP Business Development. Atidan’s collaboration with MOSS 2007 should provide IT professionals and developers with the platform and tools needed for server administration, application extensibility and interoperability. Atidan Explorer for SharePoint is available as a free download at the Atidan website. Check it out and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.