Student home directory access from remote locations...
Within the next year we'd like to implement some method by which both students and faculty could access the contents of their school home directory from a remote location. We're a K-12 district with a mix of PCs running Windows and Apples. I do have some prior experience with webfolders made available through Microsoft IIS but did not like the way it was implemented. I'd like to make access as easy as possible, which for me means no complicated software installs for the end user (The last thing I want to do is to start taking calls from parents for tech support!).
I've considered some sort of WebDAV implementation but was discouraged by Microsoft's lack of *working* WebDAV support integrated into the OS a-la OS X.
I'd imagine that most of the files being accessed would be Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents which are generally small, however there are a large number of students enrolled in the graphic arts programs where seeing a 50+ meg file is not uncommon.
Does anyone have any experience with this?