Enterprise File Sharing and Sync Platform FileCloud Launches Industry’s First Microsoft Office Online Server Integration

FileCloud is the only EFSS platform for Windows Servers that brings seamless browser-based document editing to on-premise file servers.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – March 23, 2017 – Today, CodeLathe launched the integration of Office Online Server with FileCloud, the IT Industry’s one and only Enterprise File Sharing and Sync platform for on-premise Windows Servers. This new integration brings powerful Office document (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) web editing capabilities to on-premise Windows file servers. Microsoft Office Online Server enables organizations to deliver browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote behind their firewall. FileCloud expands the capability by allowing users to edit files through a browser, even from outside the firewall.

Users can select any file stored in FileCloud, open it via the Office Online Server, edit it, and then save it back to FileCloud without ever leaving the browser. This industry leading integration supports Microsoft Office documents (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx) and offers significant benefits for firms that use file servers as their common file repository. More details on FileCloud and Office Online can be found here.

We recently deployed the new browser-based document editing capabilities (offered by FileCloud and MS Office Online Server Integration) on our platform, and we have got a tremendous response from our customers. This new integration allows our customers to access their documents on the road, which makes it so much easier to work flexibly. It definitely makes FileCloud one of the most powerful EFSS in the market – said OfficeBox, a private cloud provider from the Netherlands.

According to the survey conducted by Spiceworks, a community of system administrators,  more than 87% of on-premise, physical and virtual servers run the windows server operating system. It is a well-known fact that Windows file servers are the primary component in any enterprise file sharing infrastructure. Many organizations use Windows file servers as an organization’s central repository to store and share files among employees, partners, and customers.

Even though file servers are well known for their utility and can be deployed easily, they have limitations when it comes to organization-wide file sharing.  The limitations of file servers include:

  • Lack of simple mobile and web access
  • No file versioning or recycle bin support to retrieve older versions
  • Requires VPN for remote access
  • No audit trail/access logs
  • Can’t share files as a link

Using Filecloud, organizations can easily convert their existing Windows file servers to a powerful enterprise file sharing and sync solution that addresses these limitations. FileCloud offers web and mobile access, unlimited file versioning, detailed audit trail, private, as well as temporary and password protected shares. FileCloud also adheres to the existing file access controls (ACLs) and doesn’t require VPN access.

FileCloud is the first Enterprise File Sharing solution to bring browser-based document editing to on-premise file servers. FileCloud helps organizations to extract more value from their on-premise file storage infrastructure by bringing powerful enterprise file sharing features to their windows file servers – said Venkat Ramasamy, COO of CodeLathe.

FileCloud is the fastest growing enterprise file share, sync, and mobile access solution. FileCloud is used by thousands of organizations around the world including Fortune 500 companies, governments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and managed service providers. FileCloud can either be self-hosted or subscribed to as a SaaS service, giving customers the flexibility to pick a cloud deployment model that is perfect for them.  FileCloud is widely recognized for delivering 5x more value than the competition – in addition to file sharing and sync, the FileCloud base product includes endpoint backup, data leak prevention (DLP), unparalleled customization options and HIPAA compliant auditing.