I'm evaluating the ability of SharePoint to meet the document management needs of my team. I'm running into some issues that make it feel very "clumsy," and believe it may be due to an incorrect configuration.
In general, whenever I open a Word document that's stored in SharePoint, it asks for my credentials. If I check the box to remember my credentials, it only does so until the next time Word is closed and reopened. As a result, for most operations I am asked to enter my password for every document I open, which is extremely frustrating. If I open the document via SharePoint Workspace (Groove renamed for 2010), I find that if I click Cancel at the credentials box, the document will open but is Read Only. To edit the document, I must put in my password when the document is opening. If I open the document via the web interface or via Windows Explorer, then I can hit Cancel and the document can be edited.
For SharePoint to not drive me insane, I need it to behave as follows:
- If I choose to remember my credentials, do so.
- Automatically open as editable when I open it via Explorer or SharePoint workspace.
- The web interface asks if I want to open it read-only or editable - it should perform the selected action.
Server Software: Server 2008 R2, SharePoint server 2010
Client Software: Windows 7 x64, Microsoft Office 2010
Since I can't add comments: @Michael Stum: The same behavior occurs.