I am doing a dnn site for my son's preschool, and they have 3 sets of documents they want to put online (one for public, one for parents only, and one for staff only). I was hoping to leverage box.net + the evotiva storage solution (DMX is really overkill for them and the documents module requires them to upload via the site itself, and box.net's plugin for office would be something they could handle - they are technically challenged), but there are 2 problems.
1) I need some way to automatically trigger the files resync so that the files table gets updated in a timely manner - we're talking about minimal documents). I did look at Brandon Haynes file system abstraction, so if it makes sense i guess I can write a scheduled job to mimic the files resync, but if someone already has created this or knows a better way that would be great. I have seen issues with the way the resync performs with large number of files, but in this case I think the number of files would be minimal.
2) I'/m hoping that DNN resolves an issue (still there in 6.1.3) where the files table does not update its metadata properly, so that even when the file sync is done (and new files are picked up or deleted - existing files metadata like last modified time are updated). This is documented here http://support.dnnsoftware.com/issue/ViewIssue.aspx?id=17691&PROJID=2
My goal with the site I'm doing for them is that they can update the majority of their content using tools they are more comfortable with already (namely Word for documents, Livewriter for Ventrian News/blogs/etc, picassa for photos, etc...)