Re: The "Smith App" shared WebDAV folder
In order to be able to work on the grant application together,
we need to have a common place to be able to save our documents.
This may be a place to put .PDF files that get incorporated in the
grant application, but it is also a place to put the application
file itself (the .XFD file). Since these files can get huge, they
are not allowed by Waisman Center e-mail as attachments.
Having this common folder allows us to share files securely
without putting a burden on our e-mail system. The security
of this system is accomplished by using your UW NetID to gain
access to the folder. I have authorized only the people who
need to be involved to read and write files in this area.
I have also set up a handy "WebDAV" shortcut  that you can
copy to your Windows Desktop. The web server that supports
this remote resource is the "MyWebSpace" service provided by
DoIT. The shortcut that I have made for you allows you to easily
get files in and out of this web site. However, even though it will
look to you like a normal folder, it is really only a "pointer"
to our actual shared folder over at DoIT. If you double-click this
shortcut, you can open the shared folder. Most Windows programs 
will not be able to read or write files directly from this folder,
but you can drag-n-drop files between this folder and your own
workspace, such as your desktop, a project drive, or your M: drive.
By following the URL below, Windows should ask you two things.
First, you will need to enter your NetID and password; and
second, you will need to confirm that you are opening this
Link.zip archive as a "CompressedFolder". Once you have done
this, simply drag-n-drop the "Smith App" shortcut to your desktop.
Let me know if you have questions or problems,
Waisman Center Grants and Contracts Specialist
 WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and
Versioning". It is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol
which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files
on remote web servers.
 Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc) actually
has WebDAV support built right into the applications. This
allows you to use these programs to read and write documents
directly from/to the remote shared folder.