After Win 95, i was wondering where the briefcase went. It wasn't prominent and i never used it, so i never gave it more than a passing thought. A quick search shows Microsoft has an article on how to use it in XP.
One thing i have wanted is a network folder that is automatically kept in sync with a local copy. Local, in case the network goes down. A quick search shows shows Microsoft has an article on offline files. Other than the manual sync, this is basically what i wanted. (They even threw in the
Staring in my face all these years...had only i invested just an iota of effort...Anyway, i just decided to use it at the office. I want to unplug my network cable to test it, but Windows is too cranky to try anything without risking a reboot.
As home, a backup ought to do the job. I could sync the two boxen to each other, or setup an Amahi Home Server. The latter seems better. We all have different definitions of being lazy.