Document Management Overview
Document management provides users with an environment that includes many features for collaborative document creation. Users with coordinator or author roles can check out documents, edit the documents, and then check the documents back in. Users can route documents for approval using workflow processes, and make the approved documents available for viewing by a wider audience of readers. In addition, users can subscribe to documents and directories and receive notifications of changes in those documents and directories.
Programming Document Management
All of the document management functions are handled out-of-the-box by Microsoft® SharePoint™ Portal Server 2001 dashboard site, Microsoft Office client, and extensions to Microsoft Windows® Explorer.
For extensibility, programmatic access is provided to all of the following underlying objects:
- Collaborative Documents
- Category folders
- Document profiles
- Property definitions
For more information about document management extensibility, see Using the Document Management Object Model.