Migrate On-Premise Files Shares to Azure Cloud File Storage

cloud file storageLooking to migrate Windows File Shares to cloud file storage? You’re not alone!

Businesses of all sizes have been searching for the right mix of technologies that will allow them to migrate their on-premise file shares to cloud file storage.

For small businesses and startups, services like Dropbox, Box, Egnyte and SharePoint are a good alternative. 

For larger businesses, governments, higher education and compliance restricted firms, migrating away from private cloud file storage under their own control requires significant planning. 

Larger companies are concerned about the loss of file ownership, data sovereignty, compliance, ongoing costs and navigating costly and complex migrations.

These businesses are considering migrating their file shares to cloud file storage so that they can outsource the management of servers and infrastructure while still desiring to maintain control of their company files and sidestepping the software vendor lock-in associated with EFSS.

Until now they could meet some of these requirements with costly Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) systems on-premise however they were still stuck managing complex migrations, having new databases to manage and license and re-inventing long term backup and data retention plans.

These businesses have been searching for a simple alternative cloud file storage sharing option that provides the same benefits of traditional mapped drives, fast local speeds and secure file remote access. 

The technologies to enable cloud-based file server file shares are now converging with all the components needed to make this dream a reality! Read more

MyWorkDrive Version 5.3 Preview Now Live

We are pleased to announce the preview release of version 5.3 of MyWorkDrive server, Mobile and Mapped Drive Clients.

New Features

Version 5.3 includes many new features requested by our customers including:

Server

  • Support for multiple mapped drive letters
  • Admin panel updates to support shared public user
  • New licensing process to ease support for upgrades and migrations
  • Security updates to cookies and headers
  • Added preconfigured shibboleth SAML integration
  • Customized password expired and lockout messages

Numerous other enhancements and fixes.  Server release notes here.

Mobile Apps

  • Open files in local app
  • Download multiple files
  • Upload multiple photos
  • New file display by date/name
  • Display company custom logo

Web Browser Client

Windows Mapped Drive

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Mac Mappped Drive 5.2.1

  • Display company branded logo
  • Improved Office file locking support
  • Remind user to install Fuse during setup and launch
  • Bug fixes and enhancements – Release notes are here.

 

Version 5.3 also includes support for additional SAML providers including a built in integration for Shibeloth.  During the webinar we provided an in-depth demonstration of our multiple mapped drive letters and shared public user features.

In addition to 5.3 preview we have updated Version 5.2 production with important updates to file locking to support extended refresh of file locks in Office Online and our mapped drive and numerous other fixes.    We recommend all customers upgrade to our latest 5.2 production server build 5.2.18 and mapped drive client 5.2.2.   See our server release notes here. 

Webinar Recording Link

Questions? Need a trial extension? Email us at sales@myworkdrive.com or Phone: 877-705-4997