We've just implemented sharepoint and are switching to it from a more traditional network drive based setup.
One of the biggest hurdles to this switch is getting it to integrate with 3rd party applications.
An example of this is an employee using Photoshop wants to open up images from a sharepoint photo library. Firstly, the only way to access the library from the Open dialog box is to type the sharepoint URL in the box which isn't friendly. Then when the employee tries to save the image back to sharepoint from Photoshop, it crashes.
Another problem is an employee receives an email with an attachment. They wish to save this attachment into a sharepoint document library. So they goto File > Save As, browse to sharepoint via the sharepoint URL trick again and then want to create a new folder in the document library. But it doesn't let them create new folders, they have to go to sharepoint and create the folder and then upload the file manually.
Both these workflows are slow and cumbersome compared to the old network drive method. I'm interested - how does everyone make Sharepoint integrate smoothly with day-to-day tasks like this??
Thanks so much all :)