Watched Folder for SharePoint & Office 365

Free / Watched Folder / Automated Importer / MFD Integration for SharePoint / MFP Integration for SharePoint / Automatic monitoring of network directories for new documents

Introduction

Watched folder for SharePoint (WaFFS) constantly monitors a folder or folders.

Any document saved into a watched folder will be automatically moved into SharePoint.

Further information is available in the documentation (See https://waffs.codeplex.com/documentation)

For assistance / advice start a discussion (See https://waffs.codeplex.com/discussions)

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Uses

WaFFS is used to automate content delivery into SharePoint.

Common uses include;
  • Multi-Function Device (MFD / MFP) – Scanned image delivery
  • Network Scanner – Scanned image delivery
  • Line of Business Systems – Generated document delivery
  • Drop Folders – User drop folders

WaFFS Concept

Multiple folders and destinations can be defined;

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Configuration is performed by editing XML files;

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WaFFS and the Content Organizer

WaFFS is often configured to deliver to the SharePoint content organizer (Drop off Library).

This enables users to complete properties on the documents before it is automatically routed to the correct document library and folder based on content organizer rules.

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WaFFS and MFP (Multi-Function Product/ Printer/ Peripheral), multi-functional, all-in-one (AIO), or Multi-Function Device (MFD)

Many MFDs cannot connect directly to SharePoint.

Many MFDs that list SharePoint compatibility are either;
  • Unreliable in that delivery
  • Are not compatible with all SharePoint versions or authentication mechanisms.

WaFFS provides a robust solution to this problem. The MFD can deliver to a network share which WaFFS watches.

Compatible Manufacturers

Brother
Canon
Dell
Epson
Hewlett-Packard
Kodak
Konica Minolta (Bizhub)
Kyocera
Lexmark
Océ (Canon)
Okidata
Olivetti
Panasonic
PaperCut
Ricoh
Samsung
Sharp
Sindoh
Toshiba
Utax
Xerox
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Last edited Feb 16 at 3:45 PM by MadAboutImport, version 18