Development of a Windows Shell NameSpace Extension - similar to functionality of Network Drive. Shell Name Space Extension will talk to a remote server using XML/SOAP or thru our own custom DLLs. The extension will create a root node and will be at the same level as My Computer, My Network Places, Recycle Bin, etc. Standard features of the File Explorer, such as Drag N Drop must be provided. Local Data Cache mechanism must be implemented as well for offline access. Option for Folder Synchornization must also be provided. More details of the project and user interface will be provided to the successful bidder. Application must support Windows98 on wards. Application must also support multiple languages, especiall double byte character sets, such as Simplified Chinese (GB2312), Japanese, Korean, etc - use of Resource Bundles is mandatory. Special attention must be provided by performance and scalability.