File Share Navigator allows organizations to:
With DocAve File Share Navigator, you can easily view and access large files, rich media, and a variety of other file share content through SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2010. All files remain in your desired storage locations – locally or in public cloud offerings like Windows Azure or Dropbox – without the burdens and costs associated with SharePoint’s SQL Server® content database migration projects.
Utilizing File Share Navigator, all legacy files are displayed as links on SharePoint lists, helping administrators consolidate file server access into SharePoint and providing for local or remote end-user access without degrading SharePoint performance.
All Microsoft, All the Way
As with all AvePoint software, DocAve File Share Navigator utilizes only fully supported Microsoft 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:
To learn more about AvePoint’s solutions for integrating, optimizing, and managing file share content in SharePoint, please feel free to visit our File Share Management solution page.
Both local and remote users can preview and download file-based content directly on shared drives through SharePoint, without having to migrate content into SharePoint. End users can continue to access and manage content through file shares hosted on local networks or in public cloud offerings like Azure and Dropbox.
Decrease costs associated with migrating large files, rich media, and sizable volumes of file share content into SharePoint’s SQL Server content databases and diminish time lost from business interruption.
Utilize the familiar Windows Explorer user interface and the option to upload multiple files simultaneously to preserve end-user experience, facilitating SharePoint adoption and collaboration among knowledge workers.
With File Share Navigator, your organization can access file types – such as rich media and large files more than 2 GB in size – that are normally blocked by native SharePoint. Other file types, such as PDF, PowerPoint and CAD (.dwg and .dxf) file extensions, can be exposed and previewed with ease, helping end users extend their productivity beyond native SharePoint’s limitations and hurdles.
File Share Navigator takes file management in SharePoint to the next level with enhanced support for large files and rich media. Users can access file types normally blocked by SharePoint, collaborate on files that exceed SharePoint’s 2 GB size limit, and even stream videos directly from the network share – all without adversely affecting SharePoint server performance.
Without having to install extra programs or burdening SQL Server resources, File Share Navigator enables users to easily preview large files – such as PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF and CAD file extensions – via multiple end-points, including mobile devices.
Retiring your legacy file shares and making SharePoint the single point of access for your enterprise content/collaboration?
Utilizing all of SharePoint’s enterprise collaboration features such as document versioning, full text search, and workflows?
Please visit our DocAve Connector product page.
Connect any UNC-accessible file share folder or files stored in public cloud offerings – such as Windows Azure or Dropbox – with SharePoint and expose file share content as links in a SharePoint list, allowing users to access and interact with file-based content through SharePoint without migration.
Users can continue to update content from both file share and SharePoint interfaces, allowing for seamless collaboration.
Eliminate the need for any content or stubs to either reside in or enter SharePoint’s content databases, keeping SQL Server resources optimized.
Without installing additional programs, preview large files such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe PDF files, and CAD file types from multiple end points, including mobile devices.
For a complete list of supported file types for File Share Navigator’s preview feature, please view our user guide.
Expose large files via list links, including files more than 2 GB, into SharePoint without violating Microsoft support contracts to truly consolidate access to all enterprise-wide content.
Browse Microsoft Access, .exe, and Excel Share books utilizing Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Combining with SharePoint’s HTTP protocol, end users can access all file types, including .irm files, within the file server regardless of geographical location.
Organizations can utilize full metadata-based SharePoint search across all exposed file share content.
Optional synchronization of permissions from the file server to SharePoint can eliminate the burden of managing permissions on both content repositories.
Upload properties such as “last modified time” directly updated on file server to SharePoint automatically. End users can also utilize file properties as SharePoint metadata.
File Share Navigator’s lightweight installation requires no additional infrastructure, and deploys as a solution into your SharePoint environment. No Microsoft External BLOB Storage (EBS) or Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) API configuration is required.
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint Foundation releases are all fully supported by File Share Navigator.
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