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Build 9.7.5585 (July 17, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.7.5585.41540  |  Widows Client: 9.7.2558.41540  |  Mac Client: 9.6.41307
Enhance S3 supportAllow each tenant to define 'Max Device Count (Concurrent Device Count) for Each User', on Group Policy, User Account.Fix a deadlock in namespace processAllow user to rename shared file/folder and still maintain the sharingEnhance Azure uploadEnhance syncing local folder to cloud, when move the folder then immediately move it back to the original locationEnhance sharing file in outlook pluginReduce cloud folder listing calls in windows client, in some scenarios Find out more about CentreStack at www.centrestack.com

Build 9.7.5559 (July 11, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.7.5559.41511  |  Widows Client: 9.7.2547.41503  |  Mac Client: 9.6.41307
Enhance Connectwise integration with self hosted clusterEnhance S3 compatible supportEnhance new release checking in System Diagnostic ReportEnhance auto permission sync when there are multiple server agents importing AD users/groups from the same domainEnhance notification centerEnhance syncing file renaming to cloud on attached local folderEnhance file syncing when it is deleted then added back Find out more about CentreStack at www.centrestack.com

Build 9.6.5507 (June 26, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.6.5507.41405  |  Widows Client: 9.6.2537.41400  |  Mac Client: 9.6.41307
Support {ProductName} in request file email templatesEnhance accessing AD user's home folder when import AD user with home drive publishedIn Group Policy, Attached Folder, add new setting 'Allow syncing of hidden files'. Once checked, hidden files/folders on the source folder will be synced to cloud.In Group Policy, Sharing, add new setting 'Notify share owner n days before share expiring (0 - do not notify)'. It allows CentreStack to send notification when a share is about to expireMake web based management console navigation menu bold, for better display in reduced color during remote supportEnhance folder rename syncing back to source folderEnhance sharing on web portal, in small resolutionWhen view sub-folders in team folder, respect "Don't show folder that user doesn't have rea…

Build 9.6.5473 (June 12, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.6.5473.41339  |  Widows Client: 9.6.2523.41298  |  Mac Client: 9.6.41307
When share file/folder from web portal, add 'GET LINK' button. It can create the share and display the share link. Can access the share via the link.Enhance webdav to support path name containing ampersandEnhance share permissionWhen a local share is imported into Centrestack directly, enhance NTFS permission sync on windows clientSupport localization for Compliance CenterEnhance video preview on webEnhance Mac client in place editing Find out more about CentreStack at www.centrestack.com

Build 9.6.5457 (June 6, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.6.5457.41302  |  Widows Client: 9.6.2523.41298  |  Mac Client: 9.5.41259
Enhance File Browser in web portal DashboardIn Cluster Settings, add 'Mobile Client Token Timeout' settingWhen a new tenant is created, display a summary pageSupport multiple select/deletion of shares in Shared Objects reportEnhance move folder support in windows client, when the folder is marked for offline accessEnhance windows client to launch via command lineEnhance Mac client to support 'scheduled sync for files' setting in Group Policy Find out more about CentreStack at www.centrestack.com

Build 9.5.5427 (May 29, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.5.5427.41230  |  Widows Client: 9.5.2521.41210  |  Mac Client: 9.5.41156
Add compliance center for HIPPA and GDPRSupport searching for file TagSupport viewing hidden files/folders in shares attached directly. Need to add AppSetting ShowHiddenFiles in root\web.config and set the value to true.When user is removed from team folder collaborators list, stop sending team folder notificationEnhance update billing in partner account, to support low resolution screenWhen view public folder, make the default view to list viewEnhance PDF preview quality on web portalAdd retention policy to define how many days to keep the audit traceSupport 'Enter' when query team foldersEnhance file uploading in windows client, when file name contains umlaut charactersEnhance windows client when browse folders with mp3/mp4 filesEnhance folder browsing speed in windows clientEnhance file saving in windows…

Build 9.5.5409 (May 22, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.5.5409.41172  |  Widows Client: 9.5.2518.41153  |  Mac Client: 9.5.41156
Use MySQL as default databaseFrom web portal, when download file via Context Menu, create an 'Access File' record in file change logEnhance video preview on webEnhance web UI when configure AD integrationEnhance support for S3 compatible storageRename 'Storage Manager' on Control Panel to 'Sharepoint Online Integration'Enhance adding users in team folder, collaborator tabEnhance public link display when the link expiresMake sure windows client management console shows Offline Folder definedIn Group Policy, Client Settings Manager, Mac Client Settings, add new setting 'Start Mac Client automatically'. When it is checked, Mac client will auto start when user logs in. Find out more about CentreStack at www.centrestack.com

Build 9.5.5377 (May 08, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.5.5377.41112  |  Widows Client: 9.5.2512.41094  |  Mac Client: 9.4.40901
Enhance tenant/team folder retention policy for in-place versioned foldersEnhance sync scan for attached local folder/migrated sharesDisplay meaningful error message during upload, when backend disk is out of spaceEnhance cluster setting savingEnhance Endpoint Protection. Can specify the target folder to backupEnhance native group managerEnhance web UI when enable two-step verificationEnhance User Menu in Cluster Manager, in French/ItalianEnhance 'Open in Web Browser' context menu in windows client, to support folder name with ampersand (&)Enhance file moving bteween team folders, in windows clientEnhance windows client in place editing Find out more about CentreStack at www.centrestack.com

Build 9.4.5363 (May 01, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.4.5363.41074  |  Widows Client: 9.4.2508.41063  |  Mac Client: 9.4.40901
Enhance file upload to S3 compatible storageEnhance Purge Deleted Items on web portalWhen deleted files/folders under versioned folder hits the retention policy and to be purged, add file change logs. The logs are under user 'change monitor'Enhance syncing file deletion to cloud, in source folder in attached local folderMake sure native user follows password policies definedWhen detect conflict during saving a file in windows client and choose to save as a new file, sync the new file to the source folder in attached local folder.Enhance folder moving in windows client, when the folder name is 8-digit numberEnhance windows client share when allow creation of guest user is disabled
Find out more about CentreStack at www.centrestack.com

Build 9.4.5343 (Apr 24, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.4.5343.41019  |  Widows Client: 9.4.2501.41017  |  Mac Client: 9.4.40901
Add action 'Purge_Expired_Share' in audit query action listPrevent tenant from setting customized URL to cluster external URL in tenant brandingWhen using Azure blob as back-end storage for default tenant, enhance new tenant creation to use a new containerEnhance purge trash can functionEnhance file preview for portrait viewWhen the user who creates private team folder is deleted, allow tenant admin to manage the team folderEnhance 'Shared files/folders' on File DashboardSupport multiple drag&drop uploads on File DashboardWhen user changes password, show the error if the new password doesn't meet the password policyMake sure "Create default folder (Documents, Pictures)" in Home Directory, Group Policy is followed when import proxied AD userEnhance drag&drop in windows client, t…

Build 9.4.5329 (Apr 16, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.4.5329.40983  |  Widows Client: 9.4.2498.40977  |  Mac Client: 9.4.40901
In Versioned Team Folder settings, added new setting "Automatically delete file that has not been changed more than n days". Once set, files on the folder will be purged automatically, when it is older than the number of days defined.On web-based management console, Attached Folders, can stop the syncing for the attached folder. Once the sync is stopped, changes on local and cloud will not be synced anymore. And the cloud folder remains.Enhance DFS support when user's home is on DFS shareEnhance SharePoint settings to be per tenantEnhance windows client 'Open in Web Browser' context menu, to support plus (+) sign in folder nameEnhance share UI on small screenTenant admin can always see "Purge Deleted Items" optionEnhance public link UI when the link expiresEnhance API call jsonaddtea…

Build 9.4.5297 (Apr 10, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.4.5297.40915  |  Widows Client: 9.4.2486.40910  |  Mac Client: 9.4.40901

When you open a file in Microsoft Office Online, allow the user to change spelling/grammer check languageSupport multiple document libraries in SharePoint OnlineAdd new Group Policy, 'Do not show Mac Client sync status pop up dialog', under Mac Client Settings, Client Settings. When it is checked, Mac client will not show sync status dialog.Enhance API call RenameTenantTeamFolderEnhance windows AD SSOEnhance Edit Group UI in native Group ManagerEnhance background Task management to query log and delete taskWhen Creation of Guest user is disabled, still allow sharing with Full control to internal usersEnhance server agent to publish a cloud folder as team folder with CIFS enabledWhen 'Enforce password protection' in group policy, Sharing is checked, make sure windows client share enforces password 
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Build 9.3.5274 (Apr 02, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.3.5274.40873  |  Widows Client: 9.3.2479.40869  |  Mac Client: 9.3.40866

Fixed an exception on storage/avarta.dn on Centrestack serverWeb based management console works even when web portal is disabled for the userEnhanced web portal login performanceEnhanced AD group membership query for proxied AD groupEnhanced folder permission sync for server agent migrated sharesMeaningful error message is displayed when download a big folder in sharingFixed shared file download issue when the file name has some special charactersFixed an error when setting home storage quotaEnhanced windows client login when password expiresEnhanced windows client sharing when enforce password protection is enabledEnable 'Send share password in a separate email' setting in windows client sharingEnhanced file moving in windows client mounted driveEnhanced windows client systray icon on windows 7Enhanced sav…

Build 9.3.5253 (Mar 26, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.3.5253.40835  |  Widows Client: 9.3.2474.40835

Support uploading file larger than 1500M when request a fileThis is a new enhancement that makes uploading a large file via web browser more fail-safe so you can upload much larger files than before.Enhance web UI to better support small screenWe tested small screen (1024x768) for the management web browser interface, in the past we assumed that the management web user interface required a larger screen but now we have reduced the requirement so admins can manage from smaller resolution laptops. Enhance UI when create new file on web portalAdd new policy to disable offline access in Role. Users in the role cannot enable offline access.When 'Lock file natively on network shares' in enabled, make sure the native lock in direct migrated folder/share holds when the file remains open in windows clientSupport variable {OrgName} in all ema…

Refined User Subfolder Permissions in CentreStack

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Generally when you share a folder to a user, permissions are given to any parent folders, in order for that user to see the folder you are sharing. In a recent update we gave you the ability to share a subfolder several levels deep with a user and limit their permissions to only that folder's contents.

This is very useful if you don't want to create a shared folder that only that user can access.

So, to start, we add two Collaborators from users previously added to this Tenant; in this case they are Alice and Joe. Both of these users are added as collaborators for this folder "FilesforSharing".
To set this up I created three folders, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.

Then you go to the Folder Permissions tab and click the small down arrow (1) and choose Level 1; there you add Alice, giving her full permissions. To add a user click the small cross-tools icon on the top-right.


 Then you use the down arrow again (2) to pass Level 2 (Alice's permissions will already be …

Build 9.3.5227 (Mar 19, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.3.5227.40764  |  Widows Client: 9.3.2465.40750  |  Mac Client: 9.3.40725
Enhanced web portal to upload files larger than 1500M. Now support syncing files with leading period in the name. To support it, you must add the setting IncludeDotFile=True in Centrestack installation\root\web.config, and restart the client.When the user list is shown in the Dashboard/Team Folder Permission List, we now always sort alphabetically by name.Enhanced active directory (AD) user login with direct AD integration.If Allow Creating Guest User is disabled in the user Role, prevent users from creating guest user when sharing in the Windows Client.When Sharing is not allowed in user Role, prevent users from sharing.Enhanced KeePass support.Disable Folder Permission for Team Folder published from Tenant Home Storage.Allow user to visit subfolders in Team Folder, when the user has access permission, even when t…

System Diagnostic Report Feature in CentreStack

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Hi there. I’m Tom Roe, Product Evangelist for CentreStack. And in this video, I want to demonstrate how the new System Diagnostic Report works.

So, from the Cluster Admin Dashboard in the Web Portal, on the right-hand side, click System Diagnostic Report to get started. (Narrative continues below...)



This tool analyzes your installation to ensure that all the parameters are set-up correctly. To get a report on these parameters, simply click the text, “Start System Scan to Generate Report”.
As you can see, this tool quickly assesses your setup parameters and shows you items that need your attention.
Initially we decided to collect the most common settings where issues occur for new users of CentreStack, but in the weeks ahead, we will be adding more items to this list to make you aware of any other issues that may be present.  
That’s it for this video. I hope it was helpful for getting you started in understanding the System Diagnostic Report feature. Please like and share and don’t …

Build 9.3.5204 (Mar 12, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.3.5204.40705  |  Widows Client: 9.3.2461.40690
In Role Policy, add new policy 'Disable Mobile Client'. When the policy is checked, any user assigned to the policy cannot login App in mobile devices.When share a file/folder and enable 'Notify User' flag, do not send the notification to the user who made the change.Enhance Dashboard on web based management console.Fix a crash in Gladinet Cloud Monitoring service on Centrestack worker nodeWhen edit user, can list/assign Roles in Roles tab.Enhance web portal when edit share and show the existing users shared withWhen admin resets user's password, can let system generate a new random passwordPrevent user from sharing folder under 'Files shared with me' in Icon viewIn System Diagnostic Report, add checking for Email service.Support Backup Access Point in windows client. On worker node/root/web.config, admin can add…

CentreStack WebDAV Server Support for Editing Documents with GoodReader on iOS Devices

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In the attached video, I will  show you how easy it is to setup a WebDAV server connection to your CentreStack folders and files.

CentreStack provides WebDAV Server Support primarily for Mobile Devices. This allows mobile applications like GoodReader on iOS devices to access and update files on the CentreStack cloud drive directly and ensures that the file changes will remain synchronized.

This is especially important with iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, where applications do not directly communicate with other applications.

CentreStack has integrated WebDAV support to solve this. It does require you to have a valid SSL Certificate on the CentreStack server to take advantage of this feature. We are using GoodReader in this example of how to set it up.


As you can see, setting up a WebDAV connection with an application like GoodReader on your iOS device is very straightforward.

I hope you found this tutorial useful. If you want more content like this, please Subscribe and click t…

Build 9.2.5175 (Mar 5, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.3.5175.40642  |  Widows Client: 9.3.2452.40641  |  Mac Client: 9.2.40614
The admin and regular user tutorials have been improved.New settings have been added to User Account > Group Policy on Enforce 2-Step Verification. You can now select "Do not enforce 2-Step Verification" as an option for the Mac and Mobile Clients. We added "System Diagnostic Report" as a cluster setting. It scans the cluster and displays a status report.We now display quota usage information on the Dashboard view.The Web Portal Folder Icons is improved.We fixed the error that occurs when you view the External Sharing tab on a Hosted Tenant Team Folder from the Partner Portal.We improved how you Create Team Folder from Existing Folders as delegate admin.KeePass Password Safe support is enhanced.We improved sharing in a Windows Client, when a password is specified. We improved Windows Client S…

Build 9.2.5151 (Feb 26, 2018)

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What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below...
CentreStack: 9.2.5151.40597  |  Widows Client: 9.2.2444.40587  |  Mac Client: 9.2.40571

When migrating tenant storage, we now support Data-at-rest Encryption (DARE) re-configuration; you can choose to enable/disable DARE during the back-end storage migration.CentreStack supports syncing files/folders with leading period (.) in the name. To enable it, you must add the setting, IncludeDotFile=True, to root\web.config on the worker node.Web Portal security has been enhanced.Web browse timeout default setting has been increased.Mobile token timeout setting has been increased. When you set auto-upgrade windows client/server agent, you can choose whether to upgrade the file driver.We fixed an error that occurred when you create a new S3 bucket on the Web Portal while attaching S3.The branded iOS/Android App link now shows on the login page of your mobile browser. "User has reached quota" notificat…

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…

Build 9.1.5057 (Jan 29, 2018)

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Our weekly update is now available for your CentreStack and client installations.

Builds included in this update:
CentreStack: 9.1.5057.40385 | Windows Client: 9.1.2423.40381 | Mac Client: 9.1.40198

Build 9.1.5057.40385 (Jan 29, 2018)
Great news! Support for single sign-on (SSO) is now integrated into the Windows Client. When SSO is enabled, the Windows Client login shows the SSO link; follow this link to login.  When Enforce 2-Step Verification is enabled, within the Group Policy view of the User Account, there is now a new setting "Do not enforce 2-Step Verification on Windows Client". When this is selected, 2-Step Verification will not be enforced on the Windows Client. In Branding, under the Web Portal tab, we have added a new setting "Don't show the image on the left of the login page", which allows you to hide the left image on the Log-in Section.  The Web Portal, Group Manager, and user selection in Team Folder Collaborator/Permissions have received some c…

Modifying Permissions and User Access to Shared Team Folders in CentreStack

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Modifying users permissions in a shared team folder in CentreStack has never been easier. In this tutorial I guide you through the process of how to add users to your share and give limited permissions to the contents of that folder. I also demonstrate user access and show you what messages the user receives as they attempt to access folders with and without permissions.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and let other know how CentreStack can help them migrate their files and users to the cloud while maintaining the permissions and security features all ready in place in their Windows File Server.



Migrating Shares to the Cloud with CentreStack

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In this tutorial I cover how to migrate a share from Windows Server 2016 Files and Users to a Windows Server 2012 r2 with CentreStack.

To do this I create a new tenant in CentreStack and then jump over to the Server 2016 where I log-in to CentreStack as the tenant and download Windows Server Agent. With that client installed I instantly see any shares available on the Windows File system and can easily migrate those shares to the cloud.

Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and give this video a thumbs-up if it was helpful.

Updating CentreStack and its Clients

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In this video Tom explains how easy it is to update all of your clients on Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 and macOS Sierra.

This process begins with going to the CentreStack Release History page where you download the latest GUI Tool for installing an update to your CentreStack installation. Then Tom goes step-by-step through updating the clients.

Go to http://www.centrestack.com/ to find out more about CentreStack!

Build 9.1.5031 (Jan 22, 2018)

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Our weekly update is now available for updating your CentreStack installations and clients.

Builds included in this update:
CentreStack: 9.1.5031.40322 | Windows Client: 9.1.2417.40322 | Mac Client: 9.1.40198

Build 9.1.5031.40322 (Jan 22, 2018)
We have integrated support for Tenant Storage Migration: On the tenant Control Panel, you can create a background task that migrates the back-end data to a new storage.The user interface (UI) for sharing has been improved; we now include the ability to create a public link.Cluster Admins can now disable Active Directory Integration when editing a tenant under Access Control settings.CentreStack now sees deeply-nested subfolders when you attach Distributed File System (DFS) shares.Team (collaborator) Folder permissions and subfolder permissions in the Web Portal context menu are now consolidated. Low-resolutions screens are now better supported when previewing files on the Web Portal. The Web Portal Tutorial is now easily accessible by clicking t…

CentreStack Year 2017 Review Upcoming 2018 Advances

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Another successful year has passed for the development team at CentreStack. This article will cover the enhancements and new features added during 2017 and I also share some goals for improvements coming in 2018.
CentreStack continues to focus on file server security and control and continues to bring the traditional file server security (such as NTFS permission) to the modern file sync and share access model.
Our developers are producing updates at breakneck speed. These new builds are released weekly, so our customers always have access to the best possible CentreStack experience. 2017 updates provided more than 3,000 changes, enhancements, and fixes to this robust platform. 50 Weekly Builds and More than 3,000 Code Check-ins! This article will focus on several areas of improvement: Ease of Use, Integration Enhancements, Security Enhancements, Mobile Access, Client Updates, Performance & Stability Improvements, and Opportunities for Growth in 2018. Ease of Use Management Consol…

Varonis DatAnywhere Alternative - File Sync and Share Solution - New Video!

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CentreStack is a white label, file sync and share solution for managed service providers. We are competing with Varonis DatAnywhere for the managed services provider (MSP) file sync and share market space. If you are looking for a replacement for Varonis DatAnywhere, this is a great solution. 
Some key things you should consider when choosing a file sync and share solution include the following... True File System Driver for Selective Sync - On-demand sync, selective sync, native drive letter integration, mapped windows explorer driveNative Windows NTFS Integration - Integrated with Windows Active Directory (AD) with 100% integrated NTFS network share permissions, control access at a file-by-file granular level, AD user credentials pass through to CentreStack Web Portal accessTeam Folder Access Control - Team folder access is controlled with granular permissions, users have read/write/list/delete capabilities at sub-folder levelEnterprise Grade Security, Control, Customization and Sca…

New Video! CentreStack and its Server Agent

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CentreStack is a file sync and share solution. It is usually installed in a data center, with a public IP address and a SSL certificate for a DNS name. The server agent is a client for CentreStack. It can be installed in a remote location, typically on a file server inside an Active Directory domain. It provides proxy access to Active Directory and File Server calls by communicating to the CentreStack server. Get your free trial of CentreStack at https://www.centrestack.com/

Jan 15th New Release–Build 9.1.5006

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Another update is available for download! To further enhance your CentreStack experience we have integrated the following changes. To update your installation please go to the web portal and log in at https://www.centrestack.com/management/partnerloginpage.aspx.

Build 9.1.5006.40253 (Jan. 15 2018)We have enhanced the process of syncing a local folder to the CentreStack cloud.When you publish a root folder as a team folder, CentreStack now shows the option to link to local from the Two-Way Sync tab.Enhanced web portal user interface (UI) when you manage team folder permissions. You can edit a Collaborator from the sub-folder and navigate to sub-folders in Folder Permission tab.We have added new windows client settings to the Outlook plugin. You can define where to store the data-share you are attaching from the Outlook plugin, and determine when that share expires.Deleting files in a root file-share is now prevented when it is also shared with others.Group Policy is now followed when …

Adding Active Directory (AD) Users in CentreStack

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In this tutorial I demonstrate how easy it is to add Active Directory (AD) users to your CentreStack Tenant's users. I also demonstrate how to modify the credentials and create a custom ROLE that you can then assign to some of your users. http://centrestack.com/

Auditing & Reports in CentreStack

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This tutorial shows you how to take advantage of CentreStack's auditing feature to generate reports you can use to manage your tenants. https://www.centrestack.com/
This tutorial covers Upload Report, Storage Statistics, Team Folders, Shared Objects, Audit Trace and File Change Logging with regard to how these tabbed views are utilized to sort and report on the various file and folder activities taking place in your Tenant's activity.
This can really help you with monitoring critical file access and storage utilization so you can control who has permissions and see who is using all that space on your hard drive.

Version Control in CentreStack Build 9.1...

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In this video you can see how easy it is to implement version control in all of your Tenant's folders and all of your Tenant's User's folders with zero clicks! Yes zero, because that setting is on by default. You can also control how many versions will be kept and how many days those version will be retained. This excellent feature is so easy to use, it's like... super easy. Check out this tutorial to find out more. Did I mention that it was easy? https://www.centrestack.com/


Build 9.1.4984 Tutorial

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In Build 9.1.4984 of CentreStack you can preview saved email message files that have been copied to your folders. This short video tutorial demonstrates how you can save email files to your CentreStack folders and then get a quick preview of them from within the web portal.  https://www.centrestack.com/

New Tutorial Video–Part 2 of Sharing files from CentreStack

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In this tutorial video you can learn how to share photos with a group of active directory (AD) users. You will also see how easy it is to request files from someone outside of the CentreStack system.  https://www.centrestack.com/