New Windows Desktop 6.1 – Simplified User Experience

New Windows Desktop 6.1 – Simplified User Experience
New Windows Desktop 6.1 – Simplified User Experience

On April 18, 2019 we released Windows Desktop 6.1. This is an exciting and significant release for end-users with major enhancements for improving and streamlining user activities like sharing files, Office 365 Online editing, simplified use of native and Cloud Folders (SyncDrive). This release gives IT the ability to intelligently control network bandwidth.

Native folder Sharing: Users will have the ability to share folders, view and manage share folder participants natively from the desktop rather than be routed to the web.

New Windows Desktop 6.1 – Simplified User Experience

Open in Office Online:  When viewing or editing files using Office 365 online, users now have access to quick action for MS Office file types on right click in Explorer and from MS Office using AppTab. This allows users access to concurrent access and concurrent editing with others they are collaborating with.

SyncDrive (Cloud Folders) improvements: All newly created folders initiated from the user’s desktop will be SyncDrive folders.  Users will not need to specify that they would like the folder to be a cloud folder, SyncDrive, it will be automatic.  Users simply need to go to the “Syncplicity” folder from their desktops to see all their folders including their sub-folders, even those that are shared by others. With the Windows Desktop 6.1 release, users will be notified when a SyncDrive folder is shared with them.

Users will now have the same view of all their folders in the Windows Explorer as well as the Syncplicity Desktop application like Manage Folders, Sync Folders – where a user can further personalize viewing these folders from Windows Explorer.

Intelligent bandwidth control:  IT can now control bandwidth utilized by Syncplicity for the company networks (per network) based on various office locations. This allows companies to implement different limits based on region/country, office locations and their internet bandwidth regionally and even down to the granularity between LAN, Wi-Fi and Guest networks in each of the offices. 

With this new feature, users can also control the bandwidth settings for non-company networks, like when they are working remote – or on a public network and on metered networks like an airplane, or personal MiFi devices. These settings are controlled via policy controls as well as user options between public, private and metered networks.  And, users also have the ability to simply “pause” the synchronization altogether.

Sync Status improvements: With the Sync Status feature, users are able to access information on the status of file synchronization right from their desktop application. Within that listing, users can now refine their results filter the view of the results they are interested in. 

The new Windows Desktop 6.1 will make it much easier for your end-users to enjoy the benefits of Syncplicity!  Release notes and documentation are published on the documentation site

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