How can I use StarTeam with Sharepoint?
If you are using Sharepoint, you may want to set it up so that users of this application can see items that are part of a StarTeam project or view without actually accessing StarTeam.
Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), or Windows SharePoint, is a free add-on (value-add) to Windows Server 2003 made available by Microsoft, which offers basic web portal and intranet functionality. It includes portal pages called web part pages made up of web parts (developed in ASP.NET), team, document, and project sub-sites, version-controlled document storage, and basic search functionality. It is made up of an ASP.NET web site hosted on Internet Information Services 6.0, using a SQL Server or MSDE database back-end to store data. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_SharePoint_Services)
In order for SharePoint to see StarTeam project files, they will need to exist someplace outside of the StarTeam repository. Borland recommends that customers use the Bulk Checkout Utility to check out the desired files to a network drive, and then that drive can be mapped and used by SharePoint.
The Bulk Check Out utility, or BCO, is part of the StarTeam client installation and can be found in the client installation folder. Documentation for using BCO is in the client user guide. Please consult the table of contents to find the specific chapter as it has changed between versions of the client.
A BCO command line can be added to a Windows batch file, and that file can be run automatically in Windows. Please consult your Windows system administrator for more information on setting up automatic program execution on your system.
After the program runs, files will be checked out to the desired location, and SharePoint can see them.
If you have questions on configuring Windows SharePoint services, please consult the Microsoft web site (http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/community.mspx) for the latest information.
Author: Donnie Nix