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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Request a File from External Users in Centrestack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Security plays a key role in large enterprises. Many users have a need to request a file from external users but for security reasons users do not want to share the entire folder with external users for them to upload a file into. In Centrestack, users can now request a file using 'Request A File' feature which only allows them to upload a file through a file request invitation sent via email instead of giving external users any company folder.

The video below demonstrates how users can request a file from external users.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Disable Public Link in Centrestack

Centrestack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Security plays a key role when choosing file syncing and sharing solution for enterprises. Enterprises want to ensure that company confidential data is secure and there is no data leakage. Administrators in Centrestack can enable 'Disable Public Link' feature which will ensure that users are not allowed to send public links for company's confidential data to external users.

The video below demonstrates how administrators can enable ' Disable Public Link' from group policy in Centerstack.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Show User List in Sharing Dialog When Sharing A File or Folder in Centrestack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. Sharing content is a task that users do often in a collaborative environment. In Centrestack administrators can easily enable show user list in sharing dialog option which allows users to select other users from the drop down list to share data with.

The video below demonstrates how admins can enable the option 'Show User List in Sharing Dialog' in Centrestack when sharing a file or a folder.

Migrate Users from Active Directort via Sever Agent Using Migrate User Wizard in Centrestack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. MSPs, who would like to use centrestack as a Dropbox replacement in order to take control of their customers' data, it is critical that they can migrate the data from customers' file server shares to their centrestack platform hosted in their datacenter. Most of the time the customers network is away from the MSP network and hence they should be able to migrate the file server shares over a WAN connection. Using Centrestack's file server agent software on a file server administrators can select 'Migrate Existing Share via Server Agent' option in Centrestack to migrate an existing file server share along with all the security permissions.

The video below demonstrates how administrators can migrate shares even when centrestack server is in a separate network than file servers using Centrestack's file server agent software and selecting 'Migrate Existing Share via Server Agent' option.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Migrate an Existing Share Along with Security Permissions from a File Server Using Migration Wizard in Centrestack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. IT always wanted a way to provide access to the data located on the existing on-premise file servers. They wanted a cloud platform which will allow them to migrate existing shares to the cloud without a requirement to re-create all security permissions. They also wanted to allow users to access the data without VPN.

CentreStack now makes it very easy for IT to migrate the on-premise shares to the cloud including permissions. The migration wizard in CentreStack web portal allows administrators to migrate a share along with all the security permissions.

The video below demonstrates how admins will use the migration wizard to migrate a share along with all its permissions.
 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Attaching Existing Shares from File Server in Centrestack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. It allows IT to attach existing shares on their on-premise file servers to the cloud along with existing security and permissions. The cloud server agent technology that is included in the centrestack platform provides that functionality.

The video below demonstrates the installation of the file server agent software on an existing file server and attaching an existing share to the centrestack platform. Afterwards, it also shows how users can access the attached share content from their windows and web browser clients.

Set Global Notification When Sharing a File and Folder in Centrestack

Centrestack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. In a collaborative environment it is important for administrators and users to see who is downloading and making changes to the shared contents. Centrestack has a built-in feature that allows users to set global notification and receive change notifications through email when shared folders and files are being downloaded or are being changed by other users. Users can enable the feature once and it will be set for shares further on. The users can set either one notification "send email notification when files are being downloaded' or " Send email notification when folder and files are being changed" or can set it to receive both email notifications.

The video below demonstrates how users can set global notification in Centrestack.
 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Expiration Time for Shared Folders and Files in Centrestack

Centrestack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. It has many enterprise features including the ability for administrators to set expiration time for shared folders and files. For security reasons administrators do not want users to share their data with other users for more than the required time needed for them to access the shared contents. Once the expiration time is set by the administrator, it will be configured for both the administrator and users who are sharing the contents with others.

The video below will demonstrate how administrators can set expiration time for shared folders and files in Centrestack.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Access File Server Network Share without VPN

Access file server network share without using VPN is an important use case for self-hosted file sync and share solution.

CentreStack is a self-hosted file sync and share solution built on top of Microsoft Web Platform so natively it works really well with Active Directory and Network Share.

The end result is that active directory users can use their Active Directory identity to access protected resources such as files and folders inside network shares, from web browser, from mobile devices, and from remote PC and Mac without using VPN.

Here is a tutorial video for the access without VPN use case.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Managing File Versions in CentreStack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Versioning plays a key role to make sure files modified by users are kept in versioned files meaning each edit to a file has its own versioned copy. Users can manage revisions from revisions history window or from manage revisions window, where users have the option to delete, add, and restore file versions or merge all versions of a file into one master version.

The Video below will demonstrate how users can manage file versions and obtain file version history in Centrestack.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Show Tutorial Page for Non Admin User in CentreStack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. It has many enterprise features including the ability for administrators to enable the setting to show tutorial page for non admin user. Once the setting is enabled and the non admin user logs into the system for the first time, the user will be able to take the tour of the product and get an overview of the web portal usage.

The overview will explain what some of the buttons and icons mean and do, such as, upload and new folder, refresh folder, browse parent folder, tree view icon and etc. Users will also get to see from where they can go to management console and manage team users. They will also see the options to create team folders, share folders and files, download and install clients from web portal.

The video below will demonstrate how administrators can enable the setting show tutorial page for non admin user in Centrestack.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Disable Team User Share Home Directory Externally in Centrestack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. It has many enterprise features including the ability for administrators to completely disable external sharing.

The video below will demonstrate how administrators can disable external sharing.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

User Must Login to Access Shared Files and Folders

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Users can access the data using web clients, Windows, MACs, and Mobile clients. For Security reasons administrators would like external users to have atleast a guest account in centrestack that requires them to sign in before they can access the shared contents.

The video below demonstrates how admins can enable the feature for users in Centrestack.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Active Directory Users Accessing Their Home Directory without VPN

One of the use case for CentreStack is to allow users to access network shares and their home directories without using VPN (virtual private network) and access the network shares and home directories from mobile devices and remote locations.

This article discuss two different ways to setup Active Directory user access to their home directory.

First, you will need to connect the Active Directory. After connect the Active Directory via LDAP, the Active Directory users will be able to access their storage locations using their own AD credentials.

File Search Options in Centrestack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Users can access the data using web clients, Windows, MACs, and Mobile clients. There is also a file search feature in web portal. Files can be searched by file names,  full path, and tags.

The video below demonstrates the different options to search files using the web portal.

 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Retention Policy in CentreStack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Enterprises and businesses are adopting centrestack due to its rich feature set, user friendly access clients, and ease of management. Versioning plays a key role in collaborative environments to make sure there are no conflicts when users edit the files as each change is saved in a separate versioned file. Retention policy controls the number of versions to keep and the duration to store those versions on the backend storage.

The video below demonstrates the retention policy configurations.