Document management is the foundation of Alfresco. You can in an easy and simple way manage files and version them. In the document overview you will see thumbnails of each of the files. In the detailed view you will see a build in viewer that can display the most common document formats. Permissions on the document is inherited from the parent folder or you can apply individual permission to individual users or groups. You will access content using a web based client, but content is also available via Windows file server protocol CIFS so that you can open the file directly in Windows explorer. If you are using Microsoft Office you can access file directly using the Sharepoint protocol.