Automatically uploading files from File Server to SharePoint using the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI)
Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a new File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) and the team has been sharing different ways to put it to good use.
The latest one comes as a blog post that describes how to use the FCI SharePoint Upload PowerShell script in conjunction with the FCI File Management Tasks to automatically upload files from a File Server (running Windows Server 2008 R2) to SharePoint (both SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010 Beta) based on a specific condition.
The post outlines the motivations and the process to automate the move of certain files from a file share to a document library. It also covers some more complex decisions you'll have to make in the process, like whether to delete the file from the file share or how the classification atributes can be preserved after the upload to SharePoint. This is guaranteed to get you thinking about a whole new set of scenarios that involve both File Servers and SharePoint Servers.