Capturing Non-image and Office Documents into SharePoint

So, there have been a few clients lately that have been asking intently on how to capture non-scanned/non-image documents.  There seem to be a ton of apps for scanning on the market, but not many to process Office Docs and others.  Quite a few people are not aware of the built in features that you can utilize with Office 2010 and Sharepoint 2010.  First off, in most cases you can use WebDAV to share SharePoint content, and it will behave just like a network folder.  You can navigate sites, libraries and folders, and save documents into them just through drag and drop.  I have this setup on our SP server, and routinely add volumes of documents with a simple drag or copy.

Secondly, in Office 2010, you also have the ability to present document properties, which will show all your SharePoint metadata fields.  This is a huge time saver, and requires no 3rd party app to save and add metadata.  Save yourself some big money and check it out before you spend money on an app that just does what Office 2010 gives you natively.  Just some thoughts.

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