VirtoSoftware (news, site) just keeps pumping -- good, wholesome web parts for SharePoint that aim to make SharePoint users’ life easier. This week it turns its attention to bulk check-in, and has announced the release of a new web part for the bulk check-in of files into SharePoint.

Yet another simple idea, this web part will enable users to take a whole bunch of files that have been checked out and check them in en masse, and while it mentions that some users may want to check in hundreds of files, it doesn’t actually say whether there’s a limit to the number of files that can be checked in at the same time.

Bulk Check-In

Currently, for the majority of standard SharePoint content management tools, users are forced to manually check in files individually, be they document, image, or form. If not, the documents will remain checked out, and we all know how frustrating that can be.

Virto Bulk Check-In deals with that by enabling users to check in a group of checked-out documents, as well as checking in bunches of new files at the same time. Key Features of Virto Bulk Check-In include:

  • Bulk check-in of checked-out files
  • Discard unwanted documents in bulk without have to soft each one manually
  • Approval of uploaded files
  • Change document content type, as well as support for all content types

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Virto Bulk Check-In

Virto Web Parts

While this is probably not ground-breaking technology, for users of SharePoint it should be a real gift. It also fits in well with VirtoSoft’s range of SharePoint web parts that, combined, make working in SharePoint environments a lot easier and less time-consuming.

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Virto SharePoint tool selection

Currently, this range includes parts for multiple file upload, bulk file deletion and download, as well as bulk file copy and move, all of which work with both SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and require installation in the SharePoint file library.

The new Check-In tool is available to buy now, but if you want, you can give it a 30 free-trial run and see how it works for you.