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for more than 5yrs I've rund SBS2003 to run websites/exchange from my 'home' as well as using Sharepoint as an intranet site for housing all documents/images. It has cool features and great for multiple users and can be accessed from the internet (although additional security protocols are necessary and I've always shut those down due to lack of necessity).

I am now looking to host websites and email through godaddy to get around the need for a static IP account for the home (for hosting purposes) which would mean the server is no longer necessary.

The best thing about Sharepoint is the search feature on each page-so a search for any string of data is easiliy (and quickly) accomplished. For instance, if I recall a mold remediation job from 3years ago but forget where or who, a search for 'remediation' will find all instances in all children folders.

Question being: how do you guys keep track of your business files/images and is it a convenient means for running your business?
 

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If you're not using this so multiple users can access it and not using it so you can access it online from anywhere, what exactly is the purpose other than a search feature for doing this? What's the purpose of doing this versus just having them in files on a desk top?
 

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b/c I could use a VPN connection to access the server from outside and gain access to everything on the server. also, the GUI for the sharepoint is nice-like a website instead of the internet explorer view for files.

added info: to clarify about remote access, access could be via the server and a VPN connection which leads to the entire network or through a Sharepoint connection which may not be nearly as strong of a connection, which is why it's turned off.
 

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Need to store and access files using a web interface? Search for 'online file storage'. One is http://www.adrive.com which is also free.

I don't understand why you need a private network unless you are running applications, are really, really concerned about security etc.
 
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