DeckShare is used by anyone who has an Alfresco repository containing presentations or other documents that they want to categorize, associate with other presentations, and then make available to their user base. End-users can find presentations by searching metadata or presentation content, by navigating a hierarchical category structure, or by browsing "featured" or "latest" presentations.
Presentations can be downloaded or viewed within the browser using Alfresco's flash previewer.
People who manage presentations use Alfresco Share to upload and categorize presentations. Alternatively, content managers can use Alfresco's CIFS support to map a share to the repository and move presentations into the repo using drag-and-drop. Alfresco also supports WebDAV, FTP, SMTP, IMAP, and SharePoint's file sharing protocol for getting files into and out of the repository using whatever client makes the most sense. As presentations are uploaded, Alfresco automatically creates thumbnails of various sizes, PDF renditions of the content, and a Flash-based preview.