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CentreStack Azure AD Support

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution for users who want to use their own file servers and storage services.More and more users are adopting Office 365 and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). This video demonstrates the CentreStack Azure AD support.

CentreStack File Locking Explained

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution. It is different from other file sync and share solution in that it has client side drive mapping support, instead of having a sync folder.When it comes to client side drive mapping, a native benefit is file locking. Many other file sync and share solution is built on top of folder synchronization. With folder synchronization, it is not easy to do file locking, nor file permission because after the file is synchronized to local machine, the user has full control.With drive mapping support, like CentreStack’s client applications does, it is possible to do file locking. Because the request for the file first reaches the drive , and the drive can decide what to do first before the request goes to the real file. Here is a demonstration video.

Windows Server 2016 File Sync and Share

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution.Windows Server 2016 has reached general availability.Installing CentreStack on top of Windows Server 2016 turns the Windows Server 2016 into a managed file sync and share server. Yes we are announcing that CentreStack works with Windows Server 2016.Here is a demonstration video.

CentreStack macOS Sierra 10.12 - Mac client

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This week, CentreStack Mac client was released, supporting the latest macOS Sierra 10.12. Check this video out.

CentreStack File Sharing Explained

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution. File and folder sharing is one of the core competency. In practice, there are two types of sharing functionality. One is sharing with internal users, where files and folders are more controlled by Active Directory user and user group and permission related to users and groups. This type of sharing is very similar to the traditional network share in the local area network, now is called Team Folder in CentreStack’s term. You can think of Team Folder as an extension of Network Share to the Wide Area Network – a.k.a. Cloud.The other is sharing with external users. This is something we never saw with t he local area network share. The external share has ability to share with external email address, set expiration, set a one-time password and so on. This video explained the two types of file sharing.

CentreStack Easy Installation and Configuration

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution. For managed service providers, time is money and the easier it is to setup CentreStack, the better.There are a few changes in the CentreStack installation and configuration to make it easy.First – One less question in InstallPreviously, there is an installation screen asking about whether you need Enterprise Edition or Service Provider Edition. The difference is small, just single tenant against multi-tenant, with some optimization for single tenant when you can use sAMAccountName, UPN and Email to login to Active Directory and allow AD users to be created on-demand. Now service provider can also use sAMAccountName to login so that bridge the gap further so no need to ask for the question again.Second – Only one question asked in ConfigurationNow, only the cluster admin’s email and credential is asked. The storage configuration and active directory configuration is postponed to later. This gives admin immediately access to the sol…

Using MDM (IBM Maas360) to manage CentreStack iOS App Configuration

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution for managed service providers. After service provider installed the CentreStack solution, one of the step is to direct customers to download the white label application from Apple App Store and then configure the Access Point to point to the MSP's CentreStack installation.With MDM (mobile device management) and remote app configuration, this step becomes easier. The MSP can use a MSP friendly MDM solution such as IBM Maas360 and deploy the application, together with the AccessPoint and UserEmail field. This greatly simplified the steps that required for the end user and immediately the app is usable without keying in the lengthy Access Point or the user email. This is great for managed service provider to manage applications and enhances usability for end users.Here is an early preview of the feature. It requires iOS application version 7.9 and higher. The app as of the writing is being deployed to Apple AppStore and it will ta…

CentreStack Team Folder with Server Agent

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution, specialized in connecting file servers to cloud to extend the collaboration from local area network to wide area network, aka, Cloud. Talking about file servers that managed by managed service providers, many file servers are in customer’s site, such as in their office, in their building, away from a data center. One deployment scenario is installing a CentreStack server directly next to the file server. This is one way of doing it, which we covered in the previous blog.This article cover the case when the CentreStack server is in the data center, and customer’s file server is in their office, away from the data center. In this case, CentreStack can leverage the included server agent software to connect remote file server to cloud and thus turn local network share into cloud facing team folders.Here is the demo video.

CentreStack Team Folder with Active Directory

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CentreStack helps managed service providers cloudify their customer’s file server. One of the common use case is that the customer are already collaborating over network shares from the file server with Active Directory identities and NTFS permissions. One of the common use case is to add CentreStack server to the mix and expose the network shares via the CentreStack server to the cloud as team folders, while honoring the NTFS permission 100%.This video demonstrates how to setup CentreStack server for team collaboration by turning a network share in the local area network into a team folder for the cloud.

CentreStack Tenant Storage Explained

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution. When managed service provider use it to help clients to move local storage into cloud, they need to understand how the per-tenant storage is managed. This video demonstrates how to setup a tenant (a client or an organization) and setup tenant storage.There are two different kinds of storage on a per-tenant basis. One is the primary storage and one is secondary storage. So basically it is a multi-tenant system, and with each tenant can map its own root folder storage and mount additional secondary storage with the end goal of sharing folders in those storage locations out to other team users.

CentreStack Windows Client Explained

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution. There are many ways to access files and folders, such as from web browser portal, from mobile devices and from desktop clients. Windows client is an important part of the solution.
There are two main functionalities of the CentreStack windows client, first is drive mapping, and second is folder synchronization.
Cloud drive mapping is critical for team folder business collaboration use case. It offers a drive letter to the cloud storage managed by CentreStack and offers the on-demand access to files and folders.
Folder synchronization is good for personal cloud productivity use case. The files and folders used the most by the user himself can stay local and synchronized to cloud.
The two combined to present a complete solution on a Windows Client. Here is a video for the CentreStack Windows Client.

Cloudify Remote File Server with CentreStack

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution.  It can help a remote file server sync folders to cloud and also maintain same set of permission control with same set of Active Directory users.
This video demonstrates how to use server agent to connect remote file server to CentreStack over the Internet without using VPN (virtual private network).
The end result is business continuity as the file server content is replicated to the cloud and maintain two-way synchronization. At the same time, the folder permission is maintained with Active Directory user identity. Business users when they are in the local office, they can continue to access the local file server as it was before; and the same business user can access file server now from mobile devices, web browsers and remote PC/Mac without using a VPN. Sometimes, this is also called hybrid cloud with local network performance and cloud productivity combined.

CentreStack Active Directory Integration

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CentreStack is a managed sync and share solution. It can be used in a multi-tenant setup to service multiple companies or multiple departments of the same company.The companies almost always have an active directory each. There are two different ways to integrate active directory. The first one is traditional LDAP connection. The second one is via Server Agent to help connect remote active directory.This video demonstrates how to connect Active Directory to CentreStack on a per-tenant basis. The next video in the blog will demonstrate connection Active Directory via Server Agent. (Server Agent is a small piece of software included in CentreStack that can install on remote file servers that are in the active directory).Here is the video for Active Directory connection via LDAP.

CentreStack Branding–Generic Section

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution. Either it is for managed service provider or for enterprise, branding capability and white label capability is important.
This video demonstrates the general branding capability for the CentreStack solution.

Version Control in CentreStack

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution. This video demonstrates the version control feature for files and folders.
With version control, files can be undeleted, folders can be un-deleted and different versions of the file can be managed.The video also shows the retention policy that is related to version control.

Request Files from Other External User

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution that service providers can set up for their clients. In build 7.8.3448, we added a feature that allows uploading multiple files from external users via a web portal based invitation.Here is a video for the feature.

Centrestack New Web User Interface

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CentreStack is the Gladinet's Managed File Sync and Share Solution. At Gladinet, we want to make sure we are always enhancing the feature set and also making it easy for the CentreStack admins to manage and administer the CentreStack environment from the central web management console. We have enhanced our web interface UI using the new and state of the art responsive design technologies. The look and feel now is very modern and appealing to the users. The web interface UI now resizes itself as the size changes.

The video below demonstrates the new web user interface design for web portal for CentreStack. It shows the wide screen and  more responsive design including some of the new features.

Hosted CentreStack Overview

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CentreStack is the Gladinet's Managed File Sync, Share, and Collaboration Solution. On the demands of our service provider partners, we have now added the Hosted CentreStack offering where we provide all the infrastructure along with storage to host your customers.  There is no more hardware or storage investment required before becoming a cloud service provider to offer your own branded file sync and share service. Just bring your customers and host on our infrastructure.

The video below is a quick overview of our hosted centrestack offering.

Auto Upgrade for Windows Client in Centrestack

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CentreStack is Gladinet's Managed File Sync, Share, and Collaboration Solution. At Gladinet, our goal is to make CentreStack administration very easy for IT and CentreStack admins. Administrators get a single and centralized management console from where they can administer, manage, and configure the entire CentreStack solution. Our auto-update options enable the admins to upgrade Windows and MAC clients automatically without asking the users to do manual upgrades.

This video demonstrates where and how the auto-update windows client option works.

CentreStack Azure AD Integration via SAML SSO

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CentreStack is a managed file sync and share solution that supports SAML single sign on.For customers that are on the Office 365, they have Azure Active Directory and that supports SAML Single Sign on as well.This article shows how to connect CentreStack Single Sign On with Azure AD Single Sign On. Step 1 – CentreStack Side SetupFrom the tenant administrator management portal, go to the Group Policy –> Security –> Single Sign On. Tenant administrator can enable SAML authentication from there.

CentreStack Mid Year Review 2016

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There are quite some product updates for the first half of the year. Some notable new features include:
Mac OS X client auto upgradeSupport SAML Single Sign OnSupport Azure AD via SAML Single Sign OnWindows client and Mac client localization"Request a File" from folder sharingOffice Web App Server SupportManagement Web Portal Responsive Design and Implementation. Besides the new features, there is also constant tweaks and fixes about the product.
Here is a demo video about the web portal and how does it look at mid year 2016.
For more information, please visit http://www.centrestack.com

Sync Windows File Server to Cloud

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There are many file sync and share solutions for consumer PCs, but not many specifically targeting Windows File Server.

CentreStack solution is specifically designed to help manage service providers and companies that have Windows File Server and wants to migrate or synchronize Windows File Server content to cloud to create a hybrid solution.

There are many specific challenges regards the windows file server synchronization to cloud. For example:

 (1) How to preserve sharing permission
(2) How to preserve Active Directory NTFS folder permission
(3) How to make the file server replaceable, can be sync back down if required.
(4) How to make the file server available for remote branch office too.

The following video demonstrates the Windows File Server Sync to the Cloud.
For more information, please visit centrestack.com

CentreStack Licensing

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration solution. Enterprises and MSPs can leverage this platform to provide secure access to on-premise data without any VPN to users from any location using any device.

Centrestack installations are clusters that are licensed from partner portal. After you register as a partner you can purchase licenses and assign those licenses to a cluster. The number of licenses purchased will appear in your licence line. As you assign licenses to your cluster the number of unassigned licenses will be decremented. After the licenses are updated to a cluster they can be assigned to individual tenants. Licenses that are no longer in need by a tenant can be reclaimed and reused for other tenants.

Once the cluster is licensed you can modify it's branding in cluster manager by navigating the cluster branding section. Under cluster branding section you will find different tabs that allow you to modify the appearance of the web, desktop and th…

Admins Can Only Allow Sending Shares to Specified Domains in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an on-premise enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration solution. It has a very rich enterprise feature set such as, allowing the admin to enable the feature 'Only Allow Sending Shares to Specified Domains'. For security reasons admins can restrict their team users from sharing any company's confidential data to any other users who belong to domains that are not approved by the IT admin. They will only be able to send shares to users that belong to the domains that are approved and configured in the feature by the admin.

The video below will demonstrates how admins can enable the setting 'Only Allow Sending Shares to Specified Domains' in Centrestack.

Guest Users Can Update Comments for Shared Files in Centrestack

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CentreStack is and Enterprise File Sync, Share, and Collaboration Platform. Guest users are users that are not in the system but can receive files or folders shared from other users in the system. when guest users are granted full access permission with read and write control, guest users are able to access the shared file via email and are able to update and add comments to the shared file. Once the comments are updated the admin or the user who shared the file can see the updated comments for the shared file from their web portal.

The video below will demonstrate how guest users can update comments for shared files and how the guest user account is created.

Administrators can Subscribe to Receive Team Folder Notifications in CentreStack

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CentreStack is the leading managed file sync, share, and collaborate solution. It can be deployed 100% on-premise by service providers and enterprises. In a collaborative environment,  it can be difficult to keep track of all the changes that are being made to the files inside an important folder. IT can publish the important folders as team folders with specific permissions to specific users in centrestack. Administrators can keep track of all the changes that are being made inside the team folders by subscribing to receive change notifications via email.

The video below demonstrates how administrators can subscribe to receive team folder notifications.

Basic Installation, Configuration and Overview of Centerstack Platform

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration solution. Enterprises and MSPs can leverage this platform to provide secure access to on-premise data without any VPN to users from any location using any device.

The video below demonstrates the basic installation and configuration of CentreStack software on a clean Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. It also gives a quick high level overview of the management console and all the different options available to cluster and tenant admins.

Guest Users Can Enable Offline Access for Folders in Windows Client in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an on-premise enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration solution. It has a very rich enterprise feature set which makes it an ideal platform for IT to deploy it company wide for users to access company data from anywhere using any device.
 Along with users now guest users can enable offline access to folders that are shared with them. When enabled the folder along with its contents will be downloaded to a local cache folder which will be available even when the guest user is offline.

The video below demonstrates how guest users can enable offline access for folders and how the functionality works.

View Only Access and Disable Download for Files When Sharing a Folder or a File in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Sharing content is a task that users do often in a collaborative environment and for security reasons many users do not want to allow others users to download any company confidential data on their own machines. In Centerstack users can share folders with other users and grant them view only access with disable download feature enabled for files inside the shared folders.

The video below demonstrates how users can share a folder with other users and grant them view only access with disable download feature enabled in Centrestack.

Request a File from External Users in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Security plays a key role in large enterprises. Many users have a need to request a file from external users but for security reasons users do not want to share the entire folder with external users for them to upload a file into. In Centrestack, users can now request a file using 'Request A File' feature which only allows them to upload a file through a file request invitation sent via email instead of giving external users any company folder.

The video below demonstrates how users can request a file from external users.

Disable Public Link in Centrestack

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Centrestack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Security plays a key role when choosing file syncing and sharing solution for enterprises. Enterprises want to ensure that company confidential data is secure and there is no data leakage. Administrators in Centrestack can enable 'Disable Public Link' feature which will ensure that users are not allowed to send public links for company's confidential data to external users.

The video below demonstrates how administrators can enable ' Disable Public Link' from group policy in Centerstack.


Show User List in Sharing Dialog When Sharing A File or Folder in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. Sharing content is a task that users do often in a collaborative environment. In Centrestack administrators can easily enable show user list in sharing dialog option which allows users to select other users from the drop down list to share data with.

The video below demonstrates how admins can enable the option 'Show User List in Sharing Dialog' in Centrestack when sharing a file or a folder.

Migrate Users from Active Directort via Sever Agent Using Migrate User Wizard in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. MSPs, who would like to use centrestack as a Dropbox replacement in order to take control of their customers' data, it is critical that they can migrate the data from customers' file server shares to their centrestack platform hosted in their datacenter. Most of the time the customers network is away from the MSP network and hence they should be able to migrate the file server shares over a WAN connection. Using Centrestack's file server agent software on a file server administrators can select 'Migrate Existing Share via Server Agent' option in Centrestack to migrate an existing file server share along with all the security permissions.

The video below demonstrates how administrators can migrate shares even when centrestack server is in a separate network than file servers using Centrestack's file server agent software and selecting 'Migrate Existing Share via Server Agent' optio…

Migrate an Existing Share Along with Security Permissions from a File Server Using Migration Wizard in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. IT always wanted a way to provide access to the data located on the existing on-premise file servers. They wanted a cloud platform which will allow them to migrate existing shares to the cloud without a requirement to re-create all security permissions. They also wanted to allow users to access the data without VPN.

CentreStack now makes it very easy for IT to migrate the on-premise shares to the cloud including permissions. The migration wizard in CentreStack web portal allows administrators to migrate a share along with all the security permissions.

The video below demonstrates how admins will use the migration wizard to migrate a share along with all its permissions.

Attaching Existing Shares from File Server in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. It allows IT to attach existing shares on their on-premise file servers to the cloud along with existing security and permissions. The cloud server agent technology that is included in the centrestack platform provides that functionality.

The video below demonstrates the installation of the file server agent software on an existing file server and attaching an existing share to the centrestack platform. Afterwards, it also shows how users can access the attached share content from their windows and web browser clients.

Set Global Notification When Sharing a File and Folder in Centrestack

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Centrestack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. In a collaborative environment it is important for administrators and users to see who is downloading and making changes to the shared contents. Centrestack has a built-in feature that allows users to set global notification and receive change notifications through email when shared folders and files are being downloaded or are being changed by other users. Users can enable the feature once and it will be set for shares further on. The users can set either one notification "send email notification when files are being downloaded' or " Send email notification when folder and files are being changed" or can set it to receive both email notifications.

The video below demonstrates how users can set global notification in Centrestack.

Expiration Time for Shared Folders and Files in Centrestack

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Centrestack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. It has many enterprise features including the ability for administrators to set expiration time for shared folders and files. For security reasons administrators do not want users to share their data with other users for more than the required time needed for them to access the shared contents. Once the expiration time is set by the administrator, it will be configured for both the administrator and users who are sharing the contents with others.

The video below will demonstrate how administrators can set expiration time for shared folders and files in Centrestack.

Access File Server Network Share without VPN

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Access file server network share without using VPN is an important use case for self-hosted file sync and share solution.

CentreStack is a self-hosted file sync and share solution built on top of Microsoft Web Platform so natively it works really well with Active Directory and Network Share.

The end result is that active directory users can use their Active Directory identity to access protected resources such as files and folders inside network shares, from web browser, from mobile devices, and from remote PC and Mac without using VPN.

Here is a tutorial video for the access without VPN use case.

Managing File Versions in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Versioning plays a key role to make sure files modified by users are kept in versioned files meaning each edit to a file has its own versioned copy. Users can manage revisions from revisions history window or from manage revisions window, where users have the option to delete, add, and restore file versions or merge all versions of a file into one master version.

The Video below will demonstrate how users can manage file versions and obtain file version history in Centrestack.

Show Tutorial Page for Non Admin User in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. It has many enterprise features including the ability for administrators to enable the setting to show tutorial page for non admin user. Once the setting is enabled and the non admin user logs into the system for the first time, the user will be able to take the tour of the product and get an overview of the web portal usage.

The overview will explain what some of the buttons and icons mean and do, such as, upload and new folder, refresh folder, browse parent folder, tree view icon and etc. Users will also get to see from where they can go to management console and manage team users. They will also see the options to create team folders, share folders and files, download and install clients from web portal.

The video below will demonstrate how administrators can enable the setting show tutorial page for non admin user in Centrestack.

Disable Team User Share Home Directory Externally in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. It has many enterprise features including the ability for administrators to completely disable external sharing.

The video below will demonstrate how administrators can disable external sharing.


User Must Login to Access Shared Files and Folders

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Users can access the data using web clients, Windows, MACs, and Mobile clients. For Security reasons administrators would like external users to have atleast a guest account in centrestack that requires them to sign in before they can access the shared contents.

The video below demonstrates how admins can enable the feature for users in Centrestack.


Active Directory Users Accessing Their Home Directory without VPN

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One of the use case for CentreStack is to allow users to access network shares and their home directories without using VPN (virtual private network) and access the network shares and home directories from mobile devices and remote locations.

This article discuss two different ways to setup Active Directory user access to their home directory.

First, you will need to connect the Active Directory. After connect the Active Directory via LDAP, the Active Directory users will be able to access their storage locations using their own AD credentials.

File Search Options in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Users can access the data using web clients, Windows, MACs, and Mobile clients. There is also a file search feature in web portal. Files can be searched by file names,  full path, and tags.

The video below demonstrates the different options to search files using the web portal.

Retention Policy in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Enterprises and businesses are adopting centrestack due to its rich feature set, user friendly access clients, and ease of management. Versioning plays a key role in collaborative environments to make sure there are no conflicts when users edit the files as each change is saved in a separate versioned file. Retention policy controls the number of versions to keep and the duration to store those versions on the backend storage.

The video below demonstrates the retention policy configurations.

Outlook Plugin in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. It has many enterprise features including the outlook plugin which allows users to attach large files in an email. Outlook plugin is a key feature since there are file size restrictions when sending files in an email.

The video below demonstrates how Outlook plugin is enabled and how users can use it when sending emails.

Single Sign On (SSO) Support in CentreStack via SAML

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When it comes to Single Sign On support via SAML, there are always two parties.

One is the IdP (the identity provider) and the other is SP (service provider).

In this documentation, the IdP will be a public IdP such as SSOCircle and the SP will be CentreStack. The SSOCircle is used as an example to set up the IdP, it can work with other IdP as well.

On the CentreStack side, it is a multi-tenant system and each tenant may want to have its own SSO service. So the Single Sign On is a per-tenant setting.

You can find the Single Sign On at the tenant manager section, under group policy and then "Single Sign On".


Lock Files Exclusively in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file syncing and sharing solution. It allows IT to deliver a collaboration platform where users can not only sync and share files but also can collaborate without any conflicts.

File locking plays a key role in collaborative platforms as it prevents users to make changes to the same file at the same time. We also have exclusive locking feature where once a user has exclusively locked a file, other users will not be able to even open the exclusively locked files.

The video below demonstrates configuration and usage of exclusive file locking in centrestack.

Changing Default Administrator's Email Address in Centrestack

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CentreStack is a self-hosted File Sync and Share solution and the cluster administrator is probably the most used account by the system administrator. This is also the very first account that got setup in the CentreStack server.

If the email address you used during the setup and configuration is not exactly what you want, you can change it and this video documents how to change it.

Enable Picture Preview for Windows Client in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. The platform contains many user friendly features  One such feature is picture preview which allows users to get a preview of the pictures in the cloud drive.

The video below demonstrates how picture preview works and where to enable the feature in centrestack management console.

Enable Advanced Settings When Publishing a Team Folder

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CentreStack is an enterprise File Sync, Share, & Collaboration platform. It can be deployed 100% On-Premise to provide access to shares on file servers. Once the shares are attached they can be published as team folders.

Team folder is kind of like the traditional network share, except that the team folder is for the Internet, while the network share is for LAN (Local Area Network).

There are also some advanced settings for a team folder which are visible when you enable the setting in group policy.

This video demonstrates how to enable the advanced settings for a team folder.

Changing Default Drive Letter in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an enterprise File Sync, Share, & Collaboration platform.  CentreStack by default creates a cloud drive  on windows client machines which has the letter M. Admins can change the default drive letter to their own preference.

This video demonstrates how to change default drive letter in CentreStack.

Editing Team Folder Permissions in CentreStack

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CentreStack in an Enterprise File Sync and Share platform. It allows creating team folders or attaching existing shares as team folders and publishing them so users who are given permissions to the team folders can access the data and collaborate on that data. In CentreStack when a folder is published, users can be given read, write or owner permissions which is similar to a share permission. If you want to define explicit permissions on a folder you can configure those permissions using 'Edit folder permissions' option.  The video below demonstrates how to define explicit permissions on folders.

Registering a Cluster and Allocating Licenses in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. MSPs and enterprises can register their clusters, purchase and allocate licenses directly from their partner portal.

The video below demonstrates how to register and allocate licenses to a CentreStack cluster.

Tenant Creation Using New UI in Centrestack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaborate platform. The service provider edition of CentreStack allows MSPs to create unlimited number of tenants where each tenant represent each of their client. Our goal has always been to streamline the tenant creation process in tenants manager in CentreStack.

The video demonstrates the basics of tenant creation using the new streamlined UI.

Enable Offline Access for Folders in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an on-premise enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration solution. It has a very rich enterprise feature set which makes it an ideal platform for IT to deploy it company wide for users to access company data from anywhere using any device.

Offline feature is the ability to allow offline access to folders. IT can enable offline access or a user can choose to enable offline access to a specific folder herself. When enabled the folder along with its contents will be downloaded to a local cache folder which will be available even when the user is offline.

The video below demonstrates offline feature configuration and and its functionality.

Hide folders which users do not have permissions to

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CentrStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration solution. It allows IT to attach their existing on-premise file server shares and provide access from anywhere using any device without a VPN connection. When shares are migrated or attached to the CentreStack server, users access the data from the cloud using the same access level permissions they have when accessing the data inside their network. CentreStack also has a group policy setting which when enabled will hide the folders users do not have access to. This video below demonstrates how to enable that setting and what users will see when that setting is enabled.

Overview of Dashboard in CentreStack Management Console

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. CentreStack platform can be managed from a single management console. Dashboard in CentreStack gives tenant admins a high level overview of their tenant. Admins can configure AD, import network shares, create and manage users, create and publish team folders, and attach or replace existing storage in dashboard. The video below shows a quick overview of Dashboard in CentreStack's management console.

Disable Download Folder from Web Client

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Security plays a key role when choosing file syncing and sharing solution for enterprises. Enterprises want to ensure that company confidential data is secure and there is no data leakage. Admins in CentreStack can disable folder download from web browsers. The video below demonstrates group policy setting to disable folder download from web portal.

Context Menu Options in CentreStack Windows Client

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share and collaboration platform. It has clients available for Windows, MACs, and mobile clients that users can use to have the same native experience which they are used to when using those devices.

CentreStack Windows client provides a feature rich context menu which makes it very easy for users to work with their cloud data. This video demonstrates what options are available in the context menu and how users can take advantage of those options.

Disable Local Cache in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. Security plays a key role when choosing file syncing and sharing solution for enterprises. Enterprises want to ensure that company confidential data is secure and there is no data leakage. Even though accessed files are copied to local cache on the users machine when users access files in CentreStack but due to company policy and compliance requirements there might be times when companies want to disable keeping files in local cache.

In CentreStack, admins can disable local cache for specific users or group of users altogether where a file in local cache will be deleted as soon as the user signs out from the cloud drive. This video demonstrates where and how to disable local cache and also shows how the files will be automatically deleted from the machines local cache folder upon user signing out from the CentreStack cloud drive.

File Locking in CentreStack

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CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. File locking feature in CentreStack enables team members to easily collaborate on files inside a team folder which they all have access to.
File locking is enabled by default in CentreStack and it will lock a file when the file is opened by first user. Other users can still open the file but in read--only mode. This feature limits file corruption or changes being overwritten by different users.

The video below demonstrates how this feature works on Windows client machines when a file is opened by two different users of the team folder. The functionality works similarly in MAC clients as well.

CentreStack New Web Interface for 2016

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CentreStack is a private File Sync and Share solution for managed service provider and enterprise.

Every year, CentreStack will have a new design for the web browser interface to keep up with the newest trend in technology, such as responsive design and web document editing.

Specifically in this 2016 version of the web browser interface, you will see responsive design throughout all the UI element and the ability to modify word documents without leaving the web browser. You will also see reporting capability leveraging latest HTML5 feature as well.