Connector allows organizations to:
Utilize DocAve Connector to collaborate upon network file shares and cloud storage resources directly through SharePoint without migration. Connected content appears as normal SharePoint content through existing or customizable SharePoint libraries for transparent file share integration.
All Microsoft, All the Way
As with all AvePoint software, Connector utilizes only fully supported Microsoft external binary large object (BLOB) storage (EBS) and remote BLOB storage (RBS) methodologies and APIs.
To learn more about the importance of SharePoint file share management, please view our informative Business Case video narrated by AvePoint Product Manager, Rebecca Wang:
Centralize all file share assets in SharePoint, providing end-users with a single point of access for all content. Fully interactive and integrated directly through Microsoft® Office client applications, DocAve Connector provides a seamless document management and presentation experience.
File share content is presented in custom or pre-configured document libraries and amenable to all SharePoint management features, including workflows, alerts, full-text search, custom content-typing and metadata tagging, and permissions management.
Users can collaborate on files that exceed SharePoint’s 2 GB size limit without violating Microsoft support contracts, offering truly consolidated access to all enterprise-wide content.
Decrease costs associated with migrating enterprise content, including large files, by accessing file share content through SharePoint and dramatically reduce database costs by limiting the amount of SQL Server storage required to support business needs.
Data, though managed and presented in SharePoint, can remain in file shares without the need to occupy valuable space in the SQL Server content database, ensuring optimal SharePoint server performance.
File share content can be managed using all of SharePoint’s management and collaboration tools – including versioning, workflows, full-text search, and alerts – as well as the DocAve Platform's data protection and management solutions, all as if it was residing directly in SharePoint’s SQL Server content database.
With the DocAve Connector SDK, administrators can now automatically provision, configure, synchronize, and deploy file share libraries, granting unmatched flexibility to expose file share content in SharePoint.
Connect any network addressable file share or cloud-based storage system directly to SharePoint platforms.
File share content can be associated with any of SharePoint’s standard and customized metadata fields and integrated with SharePoint’s native permissions.
All attached file share data is fully integrated with SharePoint’s native, full-text search functionality, as well as all other search tools leveraging standard SharePoint APIs.
Attached content can be presented and modified directly through Microsoft Office applications, or acted upon by third-party tools, just as if the content resided in SharePoint’s SQL Server content database.
All wmv, wma, mp3, aac, vp6, mp4, mpeg, mpg, avi, and wav files residing in an attached file share can be directly streamed for presentation via SharePoint without the need for migration. Dedicated media library caches files through the Content Distribution Network for fast, intelligent delivery.
Fully customizable options enable event-based synchronization between SharePoint and file shares, ensuring that the latest content is always presented in the file share.
Easily track and locate connected file share libraries using a centralized management console and dashboard for quick insight into connected content across SharePoint farms.
Utilize library inventory reports to identify problematic file share libraries and gain a better understanding of overall library performance, including storage connection status and available storage space.
DocAve Connector is fully integrated with DocAve storage optimization products to clean, archive, and tier legacy data storage systems. Manage file shares with automated, business-rule driven storage policies.
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