Important MyWorkDrive Office Online changes effective July 28th

What is changing

Effective July 28th customers without an upgrade patch will no longer be able to edit Office files online using Microsoft Office 365 in the browser or mobile apps with their Office 365 accounts using the existing connection built into MyWorkDrive, which enables automatically saving changes back to their local file shares.

What will continue to work without upgrading

  1. Editing of Office files in local office through the browser is not affected.  The MyWorkDrive Web client supports editing in local office for desktop users on Windows and macOS.  This permits users to edit documents accessed via the web client from locally installed office applications.
  2. Editing of Office files in local office through the MyWorkDrive mapped drive clients  is not affected.
  3. Office Online Local Server – Customers may also continue to run their own Office Online Server locally to provide editing capabilities in the browser without local office installed.
  4. Download to OneDrive through the browser is not affected.
  5. Editing/saving files using iOS files provider via the MyWorkDrive mobile app

Server Upgrade Required by July 28th

For those customers who utilize the Office 365 Online Editing option we have developed an upgrade patch.  The upgrade will need to be installed by July 28th when the old method will be removed by Microsoft.  We have developed 2 new options for editing documents in Office Online while saving them back to MyWorkDrive file shares using the Microsoft Graph API.   The new workflows utilize either the company’s OneDrive for Business accounts or a dedicated SharePoint site to enable Online Editing.  Full details are provided in our support articles here:

Both of these options provide the same workflow as we implemented previously except that instead of using Microsoft’s shared Office Online Editor cache, it now uses either on your own organizational SharePoint Online Site or the User’s OneDrive for Business internal organization account.

From a user perspective the workflow looks nearly identical:

We have released a patch to Version 6.0 that you can apply to your production servers here.

6.0.2 Patch Download

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As part of the upgrade if we notice your server is currently using our Office 365 Online editing option we will automatically switch it to our new default option – OneDrive Office Online Cache Editing experience.   The Server update requires .NET framework 4.7.2. You will be prompted to install it automatically as part of the upgrade patch as needed (Server 2019 already include .Net framework 4.7.2).

After the upgrade is complete, please review the Server Settings – Office Online Edit to add and approve your Office Tenant ID.  Additionally you may also choose one of the alternative options (SharePoint or Local Office Online Server).

When using either our SharePoint or OneDrive Office Online editing options, we recommend all customers approve and restrict which allowed Azure AD Tenant ID’s are enabled for Office Online Editing.  The Allowed Tenant ID option provides 2 capabilities:

  1. Approval of the Azure AD Application for use by all users in the organization.
  2. Restricting login to the Application to only users with OneDrive accounts in the internal organization.

After Entering the Tenant ID click Approve. Login with a global administrator with rights on your Azure AD to approve applications for your organization.

Comparison Grid:

A comparison grid of the Office file online editing options is available on our support site here. We will continually update this article with changes as our work progresses. Customers may refer to this article for ongoing changes.

Office Online Editing Server Settings Overview:

We created this short video here that walks through the changes, Server settings and comparison between SharePoint or OneDrive Office Online editing.

Setup Assistance:

If you need assistance with planning or performing your server upgrade feel free to email us questions or feedback, support@myworkdrive.com

Coming Soon: 6.1.1

Only Office

We have prototyped editing of Office files using open sourced based Only Office Docs Server. With this option customers will have the ability to run their own Only Office Docs server that provides the same browser based editing functionality as Office Online without the need for Office 365 licenses.  We expect to preview release this option along with updates to 6.1 currently in preview by July 31st.

SharePoint Service Mode

The SharePoint Office Online Editing Service Mode option works by temporarily copying the file to be edited using the Azure Graph API running as an AAD Application Service with permissions to a dedicated SharePoint Online site.  A file lock is placed on the file on-premises, monitored for edits and coedits and finally, removed once editing is completed from the SharePoint Site.  Unlike our OneDrive option the SharePoint Editing option centralizes temporary files to a single site instead of placing them on each user’s OneDrive folder and does not require any user permissions on the SharePoint site.

With the SharePoint Office Editing option customers will need to specify a SharePoint Site to store temporary documents and secure it with permissions to only the SharePoint Site Owners and the dedicated Azure AD Application.   By locking it down to only SharePoint Site Owners and their own Azure AD App registration, administrators are ensuring the highest level of security.

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of using our own Azure AD App Registration instead of using the MyWorkDrive Azure AD App?

To work with the users files our Azure AD App needs permissions through the MS Graph API to view/edit users files and read their information in OneDrive or SharePoint. While this is locked down in MyWorkDrive to only use the user’s session to access it and locked down customer or MyWorkDrive uniquely assigned URL’s, some customers may want to only grant these permissions to an Azure AD App that they manage and control.

Note that even with the shared MyWorkDrive Azure AD App registration we do provide the option to allow customers to set it to only be accessed for their server to their locked down tenant ID’s.

The shared MyWorkDrive Azure AD App also has the advantage that it gets and maintains its configuration automatically. If customers use their own azure ad app registration it will need to be maintained and the app secret will need to be regenerated at least every 2 years.

What options do I have for editing office files online with MyWorkDrive?

If you want to be able to edit office files online in a web browser using MyWorkDrive, you have 4 options:

1. Office Online Server – you can run and license your own Office Online Server
2. You can use our Azure Graph API integration where we put the file to the user’s OneDrive during editing
2. You can use our Azure Graph API integration where we put the file to a dedicated locked down SharePoint Online site during editing
3. Only Office – you can run and license your own Only Office Server

Why would I choose SharePoint over OneDrive?

OneDrive is easier as it requires no site to be setup in SharePoint Online and it works with no configuration needed. This is the default option when enabling Office Online editing using MyWorkDrive.

SharePoint is more suitable for larger companies. With a dedicated SharePoint online site, it has the advantage of allowing external sharing to be disabled at the site level (with OneDrive external sharing can only be disabled at the Organizational level).

The SharePoint dedicated site option also has the advantage of a centralized recycle bin and file store so that in the event of a file needing to be restored or cleaned out automatically that can be performed by the site owner or using Power Automate scripting type tools.

Unlike our OneDrive option the SharePoint Editing option centralizes temporary files to a single site instead of placing them on each user’s OneDrive folder and does not require any user permissions on the SharePoint site.  By locking it down to only SharePoint Site Owners and their own Azure AD App registration, administrators are ensuring the highest level of security.

I am worried about user’s downloading, sharing files to OneDrive – how can we limit that?

If the user has been granted download permissions in MyWorkDrive there is nothing preventing them from downloading files to other programs, their desktop or OneDrive. Our Office Online Editing does not grant more permissions than they already have – it simply automates that process while performing housekeeping functions after the user completes their editing to place the file back on the company file share and remove it from the user’s OneDrive account.

If customers wish to prevent file downloading or external sharing, we recommend they investigate enabling our Data Leak Prevention option by Share, Group or User within each MyWorkDrive Share. With our DLP option files can be restricted for view only access with watermarks while preventing clipboard access, download or printing.

 

MyWorkDrive 6.1 Data Leak Prevention Mapped Drive Client Support Released to Preview

We are excited to announce the availability of of our new Data Leak Prevention (DLP) view of files in the MyWorkDrive mapped drive clients.  With this preview release, users will be able to view and edit files online directly from the mapped drive client while still being restricted from downloading as configured on the MyWorkDrive Server.  This feature eliminates training requirements for end users and the need to login from the Web Client by using a native view of files and folders in both Windows Explorer and macOS Finder – while adding DLP security features to protect sensitive data.

  • Prevent downloads of files and folders while still displaying files and folders in a traditional mapped drive client interface.
  • View, or Edit files online while blocking download, clipboard, printing, upload or renaming of files.
  • Watermarks and user details displayed and logged on all viewed files.

Check out our video on this ground breaking feature available only from MyWorkDrive!

 

In addition to our new Mapped Drive DLP viewer options we added these new 6.1 features and updates:

  • Native File Explorer Shortcut support
  • Locked Files Display Page
  • Improve Share Setup and Validation
  • Add import permissions button to existing shares to update permissions
  • Add import metadata url to Manual SAML
  • Improved support to manually support multiple SAML providers (author doc)
  • Web Client now uploads in 50 MB Chunks
  • Clustering Improvements to automatically share logo, SAML configuration
  • Clustering support for DUO 2FA
  • Mapped Drive Bulk Upload Report Export to CSV
  • Mapped Drive Client Windows Updated Driver Fixes
  • Support for Enhanced DUO Security Login “Modern Auth” Workflow (6.1 clients required)
  • Improved PDF Online Viewer Multi-User Performance
  • Add Support for viewing password protected PDFs in Online Viewer

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Version 6.1 Preview Webinar

Join us: Thursday April 22nd, 2021

Start Time: 9:00 AM PST, (12:00 PM EDT, 5:00 PM UTC)

Register using this link:

https://www.myworkdrive.com/news/myworkdrive-version-6-1-preview-webinar

Can’t make that time?  Register and we’ll send you the video link.

 

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Upgrade Alert Notification

 

MyWorkDrive received notice from Cloudflare that Argo Tunnel agents older than 5.5.2020 will no longer be supported as of March 20th.   This requires all MWD customers to be running a minimum of MWD Server 5.4.3.2 or higher.  Cloudflare is required to Open MyWorkDrive documents in Office online and is also used by customers running under *.myworkdrive.net (Cloud Web Connector).

MyWorkDrive servers running version 5.4.3.1 and lower are impacted by this requirement and will not be able to connect to Cloudflare tunnels until they are upgraded after March 20th.

It is urgent that customers upgrade their MyWorkDrive Servers to a minimum of latest 5.4.3 or 6.0.1 (recommended) ASAP.

Download all versions here.  The upgrade only takes a few minutes.  It is no longer necessary to restart the MWD Servers when upgrading.  The upgrade support guide is available here.

 

As always, our upgrades are provided without charge to currently licensed clients. If you would like assistance planning or executing your upgrade, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

 

Version 6 Client Apps Now Available for Download

We are excited to release Version 6 Mac & Mobile clients.  Version 6 Server added major new features including; Granular Permissions on shares, Multiple Domains Support, Teams App Support and External Guest User folder sharing.   The version 6 Windows Client remains in preview with a production release date expected in the next 2-4 weeks.

MyWorkDrive Client Version 6 Releases

Teams Integration Client

Now certified by Microsoft and available in the Microsoft Teams Store (version 6 server required)

 

MacOS Version 6 Client

Bulk Upload

Multi-threaded upload/download

MacOS Notarized Install

Block/Allow List Support

Release notes are here.

 

Mobile Version 6 Client

Supports DLP Restricted View of files without permitting download

Increased Photo Uploads

iOS 14.2 and new Device Hardware Support

 

MyWorkDrive Server Updates

Version 6 is a major Server update.  Customers are advised to test version 6 server in a separate or standalone environment prior to upgrading as downgrading to prior versions is not supported.  Updated Version 6 Server is available for download.  All customers are advised to upgrade their MyWorkDrive servers to the final version of 5.4.3.17 or latest updates to version 6 to take advantage of important fixes, improvements and enhancements.

Release notes are here.

 

Click here to Download MyWorkDrive Server Updates.  If you would like assistance planning or executing your MyWorkDrive Server setup, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Questions? Need a trial extension? Contact sales@myworkdrive.com

MyWorkDrive Announces Availability in Azure Government Cloud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 17th, 2020 (San Francisco, CA)

MyWorkDrive, the secure remote file share access for Enterprise, is please to announce our availability in Azure Government Cloud.   MyWorkDrive allows agencies to provide secure file remote access while remaining compliant with various governmental data security regulations including FIPS, FINRA and GDPR.  MyWorkDrive is now available as a Azure Virtual Machine Image and has been certified for SAML Authentication for Azure AD Single Sign On allowing organizations to leverage Azure AD Two Factor Authentication and security services.

CEO Dan Gordon says- “We are excited to receive this approval for our Azure integration from Microsoft so that we can make it even easier for Public Sector Agencies who have been asking for it in Azure Government Cloud to instantly deploy our file share remote access software.” 

MyWorkDrive, a San Francisco based security software company has worked hard perfecting their product offering to meet stringent data security standards and regulations. The company is very happy to offer their Public Sector customer base the ability to deploy our solution in Azure Government Cloud.

MyWorkDrive ensures sensitive files remains on location, are never synced or migrated to any device and access is only allowed through a secure tunnel.  Using built-in Data Leak Prevention features all files remain secure.

Achieving HIPAA, FNRA, FIPS, GDPR, and CaCPA2018 compliance is critical for today’s cloud connected remote workforce when accessing file shares.   Governments and public sector agencies are secure using MyWorkDrive Remote File Access Mapped Drive, Web Browser, or Mobile clients anytime from anywhere.  With MyWorkDrive customers have access to enhanced security and Data Leak Prevention features without having to maintain VPNs or migrating their file shares to the cloud or new systems.

MyWorkDrive is redefining Enterprise File Sharing and Content Collaboration for critical sectors including Healthcare, Education, Government, and Financial institutions. MyWorkDrive employs the 5 C’s of success as an alternative to standard file share cloud services: Compliance, Control, lower Cost of Ownership, Cloud Capabilities, and instant Collaboration.

About MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive provides a software-only, on-premise data center solution for secure private cloud remote file sharing access from anywhere for any device. Users gain access in minutes without Sync, VPN, RDP or migrating data. MyWorkDrive is for IT leaders looking for a cloud-like file sharing solution that has ransomware protection & DLP, facilitates data governance compliance (FIPS, HIPAA, FINRA, GDPR), enhances Office 365 real-time online collaboration, with a lower total cost of ownership.  MyWorkDrive is privately held, based in San Francisco, California and a product and dba of Wanpath LLC.  Visit us at https://www.myworkdrive.com.

MyWorkDrive Software available during COVID-19 outbreak at no cost to state & local governments

With our success in helping 1000’s of students, faculty and staff with our free Education Offer, we have now extended this offer to new Local and State governmental customers as well.

As more governmental employees work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part to help them stay connected and productive. MyWorkDrive is a popular file share remote access solution allowing governmental organizations to securely access on-premise windows file shares using just a Web Browser, Desktop or Mobile client.

Effective immediately we are offering extended use and setup assistance of our MyWorkDrive Enterprise Server File Share Remote Access software with unlimited user logins to new governmental customers at no cost.

  • Unlimited MyWorkDrive Server User Logins
  • Server Setup Assistance
  • Extended Trials up to 60 days

We’re committed to supporting our users and customers during this challenging time and are we hope that we can support public health and safety by making remote file access work easier for governmental employees throughout this period.

Get Started

Sign up for a Trial on our website.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/account-signup/

Download MyWorkDrive Server Software and activate your trial.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/support/server-setup-guide/

Once you are fully functional, let us know and we will extend the fully functional license up to 60 days.

Contact Sales@myworkdrive.com for additional details or support@myworkdrive.com for setup assistance.

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4.2 released to production

We are excited to announce version 5.4.2 update of MyWorkDrive server and Windows client is now available for production use. With this release, MyWorkDrive now supports larger size limits on the Web client, faster logins on large domains and and upload speed improvement on our Windows Mapped Drive client.

Install Server Software

Server

  • Support for file downloads larger than 3 GB
  • Faster logins on large domains
  • UI improvements across all clients
  • Mapped Drive permissions improved messaging

Numerous other enhancements and fixes –Release notes are here.

Windows Mapped Drive

  • Mapped Drive permissions improved messaging
  • Warnings when paths too deep improved messaging
  • Improved login/logout performance
  • Upload speed improvements by up to 500%
  • Support for editing Open Office Documents

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Mac Mapped Drive 

We are continuing development of our Mac Mapped Drive client.  The components used to create virtual drives in Mac OS are no longer supported by Apple or the open source community, requiring extensive reprogramming.   We have added additional resources to complete this effort however we do not have a timeline for an updated release.  The Web Client is fully supported on Mac’s.

Upgrading

As always, our upgrades are provided free of charge to currently licensed clients. If you would like assistance planning or executing your upgrade, please contact support@myworkdrive.com and we’ll be happy to assist you.

 

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

 

MyWorkDrive Software available during COVID-19 outbreak at no cost to education

As more educational employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part to help them stay connected and productive. MyWorkDrive is a popular file share remote access solution allowing education institutions to securely provide their students and faculty access to on-campus windows file shares using just a Web Browser, Desktop or Mobile client.

Effective immediately we are offering extended use and setup assistance of our MyWorkDrive Enterprise Server File Share Remote Access software with unlimited user logins to new Educational customers at no cost.

• Unlimited MyWorkDrive Server User Logins
• Server Setup Assistance

We’re committed to supporting our users and customers during this challenging time and are we hope that we can support public health and safety by making remote file access work easier for educational employees, educators and student throughout this period.

Get Started

Sign up for a Trial on our website.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/account-signup/

Download MyWorkDrive Server Software and activate your trial.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/support/server-setup-guide/

Once you are fully functional, let us know and we will extend the fully functional license up to 60 days.

Contact Sales@myworkdrive.com for additional details or support@myworkdrive.com for setup assistance.

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4.2 released to preview

We are excited to announce version 5.4.2 update of MyWorkDrive server and Windows client is now available for preview. With this release, MyWorkDrive now supports larger size limits on the Web client, faster logins on large domains and the imminent release of the preview of our updated Mac Mapped Drive client.

Install Server Software

Server

  • Support for file downloads larger than 2 GB
  • Faster logins on large domains
  • UI improvements across all clients
  • Mapped Drive permissions improved messaging

Numerous other enhancements and fixes –Release notes are here.

Windows Mapped Drive

  • Mapped Drive permissions improved messaging
  • Warnings when paths too deep improved messaging
  • Improved login/logout performance
  • Improved refresh of file locks
  • Support for editing Open Office Documents

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Mac Mapped Drive (BETA releasing soon)

  • Improved support for editing larger office files
  • Faster upload/download
  • Stability improvements to handle Mac OS and OSX fuse updates
  • Minimum Server version 5.4.1.13 required

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

 

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

 

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 Webinar

Join our resident experts on Thursday January 23rd at 10 am PST for a webinar where we will preview the latest MyWorkDrive version 5.4 secure file remote access features. Save your spot now for this very popular discussion!

The Webinar has already taken place.  Click here for the Video.

During this webinar we will review

  • MyWorkDrive Web File Manager
  • Data Leak Prevention
  • Access Files from Anywhere with Mobile or Mapped Drive
  • How to collaborate and edit online in Office 365 and keep files stored on your own servers.

We will also reviewed the latest 5.4 features and updates:

  • Download speed improvements by 500%
  • MSI Files for easy mapped drive deployment
  • Updated Cloud Web Connector/Reverse Proxy speed improvements
  • Default A+ rating on Qualsys SSL Labs with no manual configuration
  • UI improvements across all clients

The Webinar has already taken place.  Click here for the Video.

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 released to production

We are excited to announce version 5.4 of MyWorkDrive server and Windows client is now live for production use.  With this release, MyWorkDrive now supports faster download speeds on both the Web and Windows Mapped Drive clients.  View the webinar here

 

Install Server Software

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 is primarily focused on speed improvements.  All clients are advised to update to the latest version of 5.4 following normal review and accommodating normal maintenance windows. Detailed upgrade instructions can be found in our Server Upgrade Guide.

Server

  • Download speed improvements by up to 500%
  • Cloud Web Connector/Office 365 Reverse Proxy connectors will be migrated to Cloudflare Tunnels to improve performance & security.
  • UI improvements across all clients
  • Folder Upload improved messaging
  • Office Online Editing Speed improvements

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Windows Mapped Drive

  • Internal File Sharing Links using UNC Paths
  • Mapped Drive Letters now use UNC Paths for compatibility with legacy SMB sharing
  • Improved login/logout performance
  • Improved refresh of file locks
  • Improved Download Speeds
  • Extract an MSI from Exe for easy deployment
  • Cloud Web Connector (*.myworkdrive.net) now allowed in mapped drive (100 MB file size Maximum)

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

**Important note for MyWorkDrive Servers 5.2 & earlier**

We will be ending support for Server Version 5.2 and earlier on 15 Jan 2020, and your server will no longer be licensed as of this date if not upgraded to 5.3. You must upgrade to server version 5.3 or higher prior to 15 Jan 2020. The licensing partner we use for 5.2 and prior versions will no longer be providing licensing or support as of 15 Jan 2020.  This only impacts Server versions 5.2 and older; map drive and mobile clients will continue to function normally

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

 

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 released to preview

We are excited to announce version 5.4 of MyWorkDrive server and Windows client is available for preview.  With this release, MyWorkDrive now supports faster download speeds on both the Web and Windows Mapped Drive clients.

Version 5.4 Preview is primarily focused on speed improvements.  All clients are advised to update to the latest version of 5.3 and may begin testing 5.4 following normal review and accommodating normal maintenance windows. Detailed upgrade instructions can be found in our Server Upgrade Guide.

Server

  • Download speed improvements by up to 500%
  • Cloud Web Connector/Office 365 Reverse Proxy connectors will be migrated to Cloudflare Tunnels to improve performance & security.
  • UI improvements across all clients
  • Folder Upload improved messaging
  • Office Online Editing Speed improvements

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Windows Mapped Drive

  • Internal File Sharing Links using UNC Paths
  • Mapped Drive Letters now use UNC Paths for compatibility with legacy SMB sharing
  • Improved login/logout performance
  • Improved refresh of file locks
  • Improved Download Speeds
  • Extract an MSI from Exe for easy deployment
  • Cloud Web Connector (*.myworkdrive.net) now allowed in mapped drive (100 MB file size Maximum)

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

We recommend all customers upgrade to our latest 5.3.2 production server and mapped drive client. All clients are advised to update to version 5.3.2 following normal review and accommodating normal maintenance windows. Detailed upgrade instructions can be found in our Server Upgrade Guide.  See our server release notes here.

**Important note for MyWorkDrive Servers 5.2 & earlier**

We will be ending support for Server Version 5.2 and earlier on 15 Jan 2020, and your server will no longer be licensed as of this date if not upgraded to 5.3. You must upgrade to server version 5.3 or later prior to 15 Jan 2020. The licensing partner we use for 5.2 and prior versions will no longer be providing licensing or support as of 15 Jan 2020.  This only impacts Server versions 5.2 and older; map drive and mobile clients will continue to function normally

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

 

MyWorkDrive debuts version 5.4 at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando on November 4th-8th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 30th, 2019 (San Francisco, CA)

MyWorkDrive, the San Francisco based software company redefining secure remote file sharing and compliant content collaboration will debut version 5.4 at the Microsoft Ignite Conference in Orlando, FL on November 4th, booth 409.  Version 5.4 enhances download speed improvements by 500%, includes major user interface improvements for remote clients, search integration with the mapped drive client and enhanced security features for enterprises who seek secure cloud like file sharing capabilities without migrating their file shares to the cloud or proprietary formats outside of their control.

CEO Dan Gordon says- “We are excited to be exhibiting at Microsoft’s Ignite conference where we will show off the improved features of our latest release. We have perfected a great security tool with MyWorkDrive enabling Enterprises to digitally transform their network at a fraction of the cost without compromising security” 

With MyWorkDrive, there are no files to migrate, no VPNs to manage, no security worries for mobile device management with remote users and no need to sync files before sharing. Customers have their own private File Cloud installed easily with instant secure collaboration using Office 365.  MyWorkDrive enables enterprises who keep their files stored on their existing Windows File Shares to access them using their Web File Manager, Mapped Drive or Mobile clients from anywhere. Think of your network instantly becoming your own File Sharing Cloud but with improved security over VPN and instant Office 365 collaboration from any device from anywhere. The mapped drive allows users to manage files in explorer remotely. There is also a secure web client, ensuring all browser logins are secured and compliant on any device. Enterprise digital transformation can be cost prohibitive and cumbersome for larger organizations and IT Departments. With MyWorkDrive, installation is a breeze and files remain in place on existing file shares without migration. MyWorkDrive installs easily and turns your file server into a secure file server in the cloud
allowing secure file collaboration for remote and global users instantly.  Enterprise and compliance (HIPAA, FINRA, FIPS, GDPR) requirements are easily achieved with MWorkDrive.  with MyWorkDrive, secure remote file share access without VPN is available using any web browser, the mapped drive or mobile clients with SAML SSO, Two Factor Authentication and Data Leak Prevention features built in.

About MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive provides a software-only, on-premise data center solution for secure private cloud remote file sharing access from anywhere for any device. Users gain access in minutes without Sync, VPN, RDP or migrating data. MyWorkDrive is for IT leaders looking for a cloud-like file sharing solution that has ransomware protection & DLP, facilitates data governance compliance (FIPS, HIPAA, FINRA, GDPR), enhances Office 365 real-time online collaboration, with a lower total cost of ownership.  MyWorkDrive is privately held, based in San Francisco, California and a product and dba of Wanpath LLC.  Visit us at https://www.myworkdrive.com.

 

MyWorkDrive announces partnership with Vertosoft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 14th, 2019 (San Francisco, CA)

MyWorkDrive, the Data Leak Prevention tool that enables secure remote file share access for Enterprise while remaining compliant with various data security regulations including FIPS, announces today our official partnership with Vertosoft.  As MyWorkDrive’s public sector distributor, Vertosoft provides government end users access to MyWorkDrive software through Government Purchasing vehicles such as GSA IT-70 and NASA SWEP.

CEO Dan Gordon says- “We are happy to announce that with our partnership with Vertosoft, we are able to provide our Software to Public Sector Agencies who have been asking for it.” In the past we were told “if only you were on the GSA Schedule, or FedRamp compliant” …Now we are!

MyWorkDrive, a San Francisco based security software company has worked hard perfecting their product offering to meet stringent data security standards and regulations. The company is very happy to offer their Public Sector customer base the ability to purchase their Secure File Share Remote Access software through Vertosoft.

MyWorkDrive ensures sensitive files remains on location, are never synced or migrated to any device and access is only allowed through a secure tunnel.  Using built-in Data Leak Prevention features all files remain secure.

Achieving HIPAA, FNRA, FIPS, GDPR, and CaCPA2018 compliance is critical for today’s cloud connected remote workforce when accessing file shares.   Governments and public sector agencies are secure using MyWorkDrive Remote File Access Mapped Drive, Web Browser, or Mobile clients anytime from anywhere.  With MyWorkDrive customers have access to enhanced security and Data Leak Prevention features without having to maintain VPNs or migrate their file shares to the cloud.

Vertosoft is focused on delivering innovative technologies and services to public sector agencies in support of agency IT modernization efforts. They bring a deep knowledge and unmatched expertise supporting all phases of the government acquisition life cycle to federal, state, and local governments through the adoption of both cloud and emerging technology solutions.

MyWorkDrive is redefining Enterprise File Sharing and Content Collaboration for critical sectors including Healthcare, Education, Government, and Financial institutions. MyWorkDrive employs the 5 C’s of success as an alternative to standard file share cloud services: Compliance, Control, lower Cost of Ownership, Cloud Capabilities, and instant Collaboration.

About MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive provides a software-only, on-premise data center solution for secure private cloud remote file sharing access from anywhere for any device. Users gain access in minutes without Sync, VPN, RDP or migrating data. MyWorkDrive is for IT leaders looking for a cloud-like file sharing solution that has ransomware protection & DLP, facilitates data governance compliance (FIPS, HIPAA, FINRA, GDPR), enhances Office 365 real-time online collaboration, with a lower total cost of ownership.  MyWorkDrive is privately held, based in San Francisco, California and a product and dba of Wanpath LLC.  Visit us at https://www.myworkdrive.com.

 

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 Webinar set for October 24th

Join our resident experts on Thursday October 24th at 10 am PST for a webinar where we will preview the latest MyWorkDrive version 5.4 secure file remote access features. Save your spot now for this very popular discussion!

During this webinar we will preview the latest 5.4 features and updates:

  • Download speed improvements by 500%
  • Search integration with the Mapped Drive client
  • MSI Files for easy mapped drive deployment
  • Updated Cloud Web Connector/Reverse Proxy speed improvements
  • Default A+ rating on Qualsys SSL Labs with no manual configuration
  • UI improvements across all clients

We will also review:

  • MyWorkDrive Web File Manager Data Leak Prevention
  • Access Files from Anywhere with Mobile or Mapped Drive
  • MyWorkDrive software road map
  • How to collaborate and edit online in Office 365 and keep files stored on your own server.

How to join us: Thursday October 24th, 2019

Start Time: 10:00 AM PST, (1:00 PM EDT, 6:00 PM UTC)

Register using this link:

 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5213251222296219661

MyWorkDrive Version 5.3.2 Released to Production

We are pleased to announce the production release of version 5.3.2 of MyWorkDrive server, Mobile and Mapped Drive Clients.  Version 5.3.2 is primarily a maintenance release, with improved security, stability and logging capabilities.  The list of updates includes:

    • Updates to our Online viewer
    • Office 365 interoperability
    • Duo 2FA improvements
    • Mobile App Support of iOS 13
    • User Session management enhancements
    • Map drive session lost/expiration handling
    • Map drive installation/launch logging

We recommend all customers upgrade to our latest 5.3.2 production server and mapped drive client. All clients are advised to update to version 5.3.2 following normal review and accommodating normal maintenance windows. Detailed upgrade instructions can be found in our Server Upgrade Guide.  See our server release notes here.

Coming Soon..

In version 5.3.3, we’ll be continuing our security and reliability enhancements with expanded options for session timeout management, file size limits, faster web downloads, more diagnostics on server events, an MSI installer for the Windows Client and improved performance, search and file operations on our various clients.

**Important note for MyWorkDrive Servers 5.2 & earlier**

We will be ending support for Server Version 5.2 and earlier on 15 Jan 2020, and your server will no longer be licensed as of this date if not upgraded to 5.3. You must upgrade to server version 5.3 or later prior to 15 Jan 2020. The licensing partner we use for 5.2 and prior versions will no longer be providing licensing or support as of 15 Jan 2020.  This only impacts Server versions 5.2 and older; map drive and mobile clients will continue to function normally

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

 

MyWorkDrive Version 5.3 Released to Production

We are pleased to announce the production 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
  • Support for locked down environments and outbound proxy

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.

 

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.

We recommend all customers upgrade to our latest 5.3 production server and mapped drive client.   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

 

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

 

MyWorkDrive Version 5.3 Preview Webinar Recording Now Live

We are pleased to announce version 5.3 of MyWorkDrive server, Mobile and Mapped Drive Clients has been previewed during our Webinar held on May 9th, 2019.

Features

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

  • Multiple Mapped Drive Letters for each Share
  • Shared Public User Access
  • File Filtering and Alerts
  • Open/Save Multiple Files in Mobile Client
  • Zip and Share files from the Web Client
  • Server Admin Panel Enhancements

Version 5.3 also includes support for additional SAML providers including a built in integration for Shibeloth.  During the webinar we will an in depth demonstration of our mobile app that now includes support for iOS files provider, Image previews and new offline capabilities.   With iOS file provider enhancements user’s can access, upload, download and edit files stored on MWD shares from any app.  See our updated mobile user guide here.

MyWorkDrive CEO Dan Gordon says, “We are very excited to these major enhancements for secure file remote access from any device or authentication provider.   With these speed and functionality improvements, now more then ever, our customers can eliminate file share VPN security risks while enabling their users to work from anywhere without VPN or remote desktop login headaches.”

Webinar Recording Link

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

 

MyWorkDrive Version 5.2 Released to Production

We are pleased to announce version 5.2 of MyWorkDrive server, Mobile and Windows client is now available for full production download.  This release includes a major update that now supports logging in using ADFS/SAML from any device when connecting to server version 5.2.  With this update secure remote access using Windows and Mobile Apps from any SAML provider with two factor authentication is now possible.   An example would be Azure AD integration with MFA enabled – When enabled in MyWorkDrive and ADFS/SAML is set to required, users can access MyWorkDrive shares with our  Mapped Drive and Mobile clients using SSO and MFA Two Factor as part of Azure AD.

Version 5.2 also includes a major overhaul to our mobile app that includes support for iOS files provider, Image previews (5.2 server required) and new offline capabilities.   With iOS file provider enhancements user’s can access, upload, download and edit files stored on MWD shares from any app.  See our updated mobile user guide here.

MyWorkDrive CEO Dan Gordon says, “We are very excited to these major enhancements for secure access from any device or authentication provider.   With these speed and functionality improvements, now more then ever, our customers can eliminate file share VPN costs and security concerns while enabling their users to work from anywhere without VPN or remote desktop login headaches.”

 

New Version 5.2 features

Mobile Apps

  • Login using ADFS/SAML provider
  • Prevent password saving policy support
  • iOS files provider support for accessing files in any app

Web Browser Client

  • User favorites to folder locations
  • Alternative viewer for large text files
  • Improved support for ADFS and SAML SSO providers

Windows Mapped Drive

  • Login using ADFS/SAML provider
  • New command line options for unattended setup
  • Improved login/logout performance
  • Improved handing of custom branding
  • Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Mac Mapped Drive

  • Speed and performance improvements
  • Login using ADFS/SAML provider
  • Support for server password policies
  • Bug fixes and enhancements – Release notes are here.

Server

  • Administrative Alerts for file downloads, delete or modify
  • Simplified SAML setup for Okta and OneLogin
  • Export/Import of settings for easy backup/restore
  • Azure AD single logout support
  • Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

*Upgrade note: Existing customers can upgrade for free in place.

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