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Bring Your File Server Experience to the Cloud :)

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There are a lot of solutions for cloud-based file management on the Internet, so I think you should be aware of just how good CentreStack is for migrating your users and files to the cloud.

In this video I will show you how easy it is to use CentreStack’s Web Portal. I will also demonstrate how your users can easily install the Client software. I will show you the mapped Windows Cloud Drive. And finally, I will demonstrate some reliability and security features.
So, let’s get started. (script continues below...)


Typically, the CentreStack Administrator will create a Tenant which is like a company or division within your Management Console. This Tenant will have one or more Tenant administrator users assigned and other non-administrator users which have access to shared team folders. These folders have the same permissions and security settings you’re used to seeing in the Windows Active Directory.
I’m logging in as a standard user. As you can see the CentreStack Web Portal is like a …

Outlook Add-In for CentreStack

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Recent updates have brought us many enhancements to CentreStack, including better access to file sharing for our Microsoft Outlook users.

As a Cluster Manager you can enable the Outlook Add-In, which is located in the Default Group Policy > Client Control > Native Client area of your management console.

This video shows you how to make use of this excellent addition to your Windows Client Workflow.

I cover three use-cases: AddFiles, AddFolder and RequestFile.


As you can see the Outlook Addin creates an easy and useful way for you to take advantage of CentreStack’s features from within an email. It handles all the difficult tasks of creating a shared space for you to interact with others using email to give them access to files and folders in your server.

Build 9.2.5103 (Feb 12, 2018)

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We have a lot of enhancements and other updates in this week's CentreStack Release! Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.2.5103.40498  |  Widows Client: 9.2.2433.40481  |  Mac Client: 9.2.40434
When you uncheck 'Allow creation of guest user' in Tenant Access Control, Windows Client will not be able to create a Guest User while utilizing the File Sharing feture.We have improved the Web user interface (UI) when a sub-user attaches cloud storage. When an active director (AD) user is imported without publishing that user's home folder, the admin can later publish the user's home folder from User Manager interface.If you hit the Size Limit defined in the Cluster Settings while downloading a large folder, we now display a meaningful message in the Web Portal. The webdav interface has been enhanced, to improve the way large folders with many files are displayed. The UI for sharing on the Web Portal has been improved. When Share has been disabled, we now display a …

Workspace Team Folders and Collaboration in CentreStack

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This awesome new feature allows project managers to take advantage of folders and in a way that allow for easier project access by specific people for specific lengths of time. You can now easily create a set of files and share them with your team; and with a single click remove access to those files when the project has come to an end. This very powerful feature was added in the February 5th, 2018 update to CentreStack and its Clients.

Setting up Single Sign-On (SSO) with CentreStack and Microsoft Azure

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As you may know we have updated our Windows and Mac Clients to include the integration of Single Sign-On (SSO) capability. Setting this up requires you to connect your CentreStack SSO to a provider like Microsoft Azure. The following tutorial demonstrates how you can set this up with your Microsoft account.

Team Share Folders and Collaboration in CentreStack

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I thought it might be helpful to walk through and demonstrate the collaborative environment of the Team Folder in CentreStack. The goal is to show that file, folder and user-permissions consistency is maintained between CentreStack and its clients. And that is what makes CentreStack such a great tool for team collaboration.

To accomplish this, I will be using three virtual machines for various access demos.

Find out more at https://centrestack.com/Tour/.

See below for the textual description of the video's content.


On a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine I will login to the CentreStack Web Portal where I have a Tenant, ACME Co. This tenant has an admin, John Doe.

Then I jump over to a Windows Server 2016 where I have installed our Server Agent (SA). This is a virtual machine in my network and I am connecting with an IP address, but it could be located anywhere, and the Server Agent client allows it to connect with little effort, to the CentreStack server.

Logging in as the Tenant Admi…

Build 9.2.5084 (Feb 05, 2018)

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This week's update includes some of the usual enhancements, where we are working very hard to make sure your CentreStack experience is easy and effective in your daily workflow.

CentreStack: 9.2.5084.40442  |  Widows Client: 9.2.2429.40436  |  Mac Client: 9.2.40434

The following features have been integrated or enhanced:
Data at rest encryption (DARE) has been improvedSupport has been added for Workspace Team Folders VIDEOManaging a dynamic shared folder workspace for a project can be challenging at the file-server level; when updating the contents and adding and removing users, this process can be difficult. Administrators can now create a Workspace as part of their CentreStack workflow. You can add existing folders and sub-folders as part of the team folder. This allows the Tenant Administrator to create an environment where new team-members can be easily added and removed from this Workspace share. File previews on a low-resolution screen have been improvedCreating a Team Folder…