Googling/searching for this has been rather difficult because a 'list' is a special thing in sharepoint.
We have a number of sales centers around the country that periodically need to transfer photographs to our corporate HQ. We have been using a large number of drop box accounts and a complex arrangement of shared folders to accomplish this.
As we recently migrated to office 365 mostly for the email and IM capability I have been trying to find a way to apply sharepoint to this issue.
My first attempt was to create a document library and then a folder in the library for each sales center and then share each folder with that sale's center's manager. However this created some issues. Because the manager does not have view permissions in the parent folder, their skydrive app did not want to synch their folder.
It also looks like I may run into issues related to character limits for the URL that links to the folder in the library because I have a nested folder for each sales office.
Am I approaching this issue all wrong? Should I create a library for each location instead? And if so, how can I make it so that on the sharepoint 'home page' I can have a list of all the libaries. That way a manager can login to the web view and then easily just click on the name of the library assigned to their sales office.
I am not asking stackexchange to do my work for me, I am just new to sharepoint and want to make sure I get things set up the right way the first time. I'd like some pointers on what direction I should head in and if anybody else has been in a similar situation.
ofc the easiest solution is simply using each managers personal skydrive for this, but I would rather these documents are kept seperate from personal documents and this makes it easier to control access if one manager leaves and another takes their place.