News on PowerFolder Enterprise Sync and Share
While sprinters in track and field athletics finish after 400 meters at the latest, a sprint in software development can take up to four weeks. But then nobody has to run; rather, “sprint” here refers to a work phase in which new product functionalities are implemented and minor bugs are eliminated. The PowerFolder development team has just successfully completed the eleventh of these sprints and released version 14.4.
Düsseldorf, 16.05.2019 – With the eleventh Sprint and the completion of the PowerFolder version 14.4, the work on the WebSocket implementation was also completed. The big advantage: No additional port is needed anymore, all communication between iOS app and server is done via the web port. No additional ports have to be configured, and there are no more problems with possibly restrictive W-LAN networks and firewalls when using the iOS app.
Furthermore, some improvements have been made to the Desktop Client to ensure correct operation in the Federation. Finally, a bug in the calculation of quotas has been fixed and the multiple sending of invitation mails has been corrected.
The iOS app also profited from the 11th Sprint of the PowerFolder development team: Here it is
After PowerFolder had recently released version 14.3 of the proven File Sync & Share solution for servers and clients, the Mobile App (iOS) now also benefits from the numerous new features. It has left out the previous smaller versions and is now making the big leap from version 11.5 to 14.3 – with all the new features and benefits that come with it.
At the end of April, the Düsseldorf-based dal33t GmbH had already released the server and client version 14.3 of its proven File Sync&Share solution PowerFolder, now the PowerFolder Mobile App for iOS has also been released. And while it was rather a small step for the client/server version, which was updated from version 14.2, the mobile app comes directly from the older version 11.5 – which now means a considerable gain in ease of use and new features for the users.
Mobile App 14.3 – More productive, faster and more beautiful
What immediately catches the eye is the completely revised and redesigned interface with its appealing, clear layout. This not only looks much better, but also ensures a faster, uncomplicated workflow. For example, images can now also be viewed in advance
Between the larger PowerFolder updates 14.3 (already released) and 14.4 (coming soon), the developers still found time to fix some minor bugs with a current hotfix and to further improve performance (server, client, iOS app). Among other things, the loading speed of the folders, the editing of accounts in the frontend, the gallery display in the iOS client and some features in federal operation have been revised.
The PowerFolder team has finished the work on version 14 SP3 as planned and released the update for download. As in the first two version updates of PowerFolder 14, the developers focused on fixing minor bugs.
Thanks to the lively exchange with the numerous PowerFolder users, the developers were again able to follow up suggestions and hints from the community and eliminate some minor inconsistencies in version 14.2. For example:
- The upload via file links or form data works smoothly again.
- Minor problems with uploading with directories with umlauts and spaces in the name have been fixed
- The Drag & Drop Upload also works with special characters in Sub-Directories again without any problems.
- The avatar can be changed again.
- All open invitations are displayed in the Permission List again.
- A new database can also be created again on MS SQL Servers 2012 and 2014.
In addition, some EDU/Federation-specific functionalities have been revised in close cooperation with relevant partners. PowerFolder 14 SP4 is planned for May.
New in version 14: Picasso, D2D Connect and more
One of the most important new features in version 14 is the completely new development and redesign of the user
Yesterday, Wednesday, we were alerted to a critical vulnerability in the PowerFolder server, which we analyzed and closed during the day.
The gap only affects PowerFolder Server 11.x. PowerFolder Server 14.x is not affected.
Normal user accounts or external attackers without a user account cannot exploit the gap. However, we strongly recommend an update to version 11.7.711, which we have just released. The download link and further information can be found here.
Duesseldorf’s dal33t GmbH, developer of the proven File Sync & Share solution PowerFolder, has entered into a partner agreement with the British specialist for online document processing, Collabora. This will give PowerFolder users another way – in addition to OnlyOffice – to work online on their documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
Dusseldorf / Cambridge, December 2018 – From the spring of 2016, PowerFolder – the first German Sync & Share solution – offered an integrated online document processing system with OnlyOffice. With the conclusion of a partner agreement with the British developer Collabora, PowerFolder users will soon be able to choose whether to edit their documents, presentations and spreadsheets with OnlyOffice or with Collabora Online. The technical implementation of the integration of Collabora Online into PowerFolder is currently racing ahead.
Safe and comfortable working with Collabora Online
With Collabora Online, documents can be edited directly in the cloud, without the cumbersome effort of having to download them or an Office program having to be started. Collabora Online runs with all current browsers, without any need for additional plugins. It works with all common office formats, such as odt / docx / doc, ods / xlsx
Work on the Space.Cloud.Unit (SCU) project is progressing rapidly. At the end of last year, the team had started to build the world’s first blockchain-based marketplace for cloud storage, which will be funded through an ICO. On October 1st, the public pre-sale will start. Of course, the SCU managers are already thinking ahead and are therefore looking for additional developers and other cloud service partners in order to be able to also maintain the high impact rate in the planning, development and implementation of the SCU project in the future.
Duesseldorf, 25.09.2018 – The idea for Space.Cloud.Unit was born in 2017, in a small group, in the head office of dal33t GmbH, a company that, with its File Sync & Share solution “PowerFolder”, has been providing a proven product for over ten years. The idea for Space.Cloud.Unit was roughly sketched, checked for its feasibility and approved. More than 20 additional employees were gradually brought in to implement the project – crypto specialists, blockchain specialists, marketing artists, smart contract designers, ICO connoisseurs, IT lawyers, financial jugglers and many more. The implementation and help of such experienced companies as Blockchain Solutions, Kloepfel Digital or the
In the course of the announced step-by-step rollout of Version 14 of the File Sync & Share solution PowerFolder, the new web interface of PowerFolder – which operates under the picturesque name “Picasso” – has gone online. PowerFolder users benefit from an increase in speed and comfort and many other new features.
One of the most important new features of PowerFolder version 14 is the complete redesign of the web portal called “Picasso”. Not only does it look much more responsive and modern, it also brings more speed and comfort – and a lot of new features and enhancements. For example, the responsive design ensures that Picasso’s graphic design adapts perfectly to the requirements of each device. A multi-select functionality has also been integrated: File operations such as “Copy”, “Cut” or “Paste” can then be executed on multiple files or file folders. Finally, for admins and resellers, Picasso offers a new overview page: The dashboard provides all important information at a glance, such as the licenses issued, the memory used, the utilization of the servers or the connected devices. The pre-release version of Picasso for on-premise customers is expected to be released by the end of August.
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