Wishful Thinking: Running Applications in SharePoint Document Libraries


I had an interesting twitter conversation today (if you don’t know what twitter is, click here) with Andrew Woodward and Dan McPherson about the possibility of storing and running a virtual machine in a document library:
I had an interesting twitter conversation today (if you don’t know what twitter is, click here) with Andrew Woodward and Dan McPherson about the possibility of storing and running a virtual machine in a document library:

Just imagine, wouldn’t it be amazing if you can run applications directly from a SharePoint document library? What do you think? Is this something in the horizon?

4 thoughts on “Wishful Thinking: Running Applications in SharePoint Document Libraries

  1. We have another issue we need help with. We created an infopath form and published it to a sharepoint form library. The problem we are having is trying to have auto checkin/checkout on the form. We have two workflows to do this: The workflow for checkout seems to work but check in does not.

    Workflow 2, Checkin: looks at two conditions, Title is not empty and Checkout Status = No, Action is Check in current item.

    I have an on form open rule that changes the Checkout Status to “Yes” and submits form data (form is checked out). When the submit button is clicked the Checkout Status changes to “No” prior to saving and closing the form.

    After the form is closed the Checkout status field on the list shows “No” and Checked out to still shows my name. The workflow shows “Starting”

    Any ideas what were doing wrong?

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