I think the Windows 7 library feature is great - once you understand how it works, but it's pretty frustrating that you can't add network drives/shares to a library.
I fully understand that in some circumstances users might find it confusing to have something available one minute and not the next - i.e. when they go offline. I also understand when MS say that to add a network drive/share you need to mark that particular folder as "Always available offline"... All good. For laptop users with documents on a file share that is.
However, for desktop users wanting to have libraries of network folders having them marked as 'available offline' seems a pretty harsh penalty on local disk usage and in some cases would simply not work because of network folder size/local disk size.
With the exception of 'tricking' windows into thinking a remote folder is local (i.e. with a symbolic link, or a subst'd drive, or even a mapped drive) .... is there an alternative? I've read somewhere on the Interwebs that MS have a patch out there but haven't been able to find it.