With File Share Navigator, organizations can:
With DocAve File Share Navigator for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010, you can easily view and access large files, rich media, and other file share content through SharePoint without migrating it into SharePoint’s SQL Server® content databases. 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 leverages only fully supported Microsoft methodologies and APIs.
AvePoint’s Vice President of Global Account Product Management, John Hodges, summarizes the business case for DocAve File Share Navigator:
“Organizations have large volumes of unstructured legacy data tied up in file shares, which have notoriously poor content management capabilities for search, permissions, metadata, and remote access.
As a result, companies from all industries have turned to SharePoint for their content management solutions. From marketing to engineering and design, SharePoint faces the challenge of large files, rich media, and engineering documentation – which the platform is not well suited to address with its out-of-the-box storage options.
File Share Navigator allows you to expose files from anywhere in your network to SharePoint without any new hardware or infrastructure requirements, letting users share and collaborate on files of any size and type.
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 local network shared drives or through SharePoint, without having to migrate content into SharePoint. End users can continue to access and manage content through local file shares in the event of service disruption.
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 familiar Windows Explorer windows for drag-and-drop uploads to preserve end-user experience, facilitating SharePoint adoption and collaboration among knowledge workers.
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.
Allow users to instantly preview file share content before downloading or transferring content across limited bandwidth connections to keep network resources optimized.
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 into 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.
Preview large files, including PowerPoint presentations, videos, or large documents, via thumbnails before downloading or transferring content across limited bandwidth connections to ensure only relevant content is transferred across the network.
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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