Filr 3.3 is just around the corner

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 in Filr Countdown, Micro Focus, Micro Focus Filr, Novell, Novell Filr

The upcoming release of Filr 3.3 via the Online Update Channel has been announced in Micro Focus’ Cool Solutions forum. Filr product manager Devadas Kovilakath shares a preview on the exciting new features in Filr 3.3, some of which were realized based on your and other customers’ input in the Micro Focus Filr Ideas Portal.

Let’s take a look at it:

  • Multi Tenancy / Zoning for Filr: In version 3.3 Filr systems can be run with different zones, so customers will be able to manage, provision & customize their Filr system in seperate and (mostly) independent zones. Imagine how this will make life easier for organizations with different branch offices, service providers with customer groups or academic institutions with various faculties/schools. As a partner we will be able to host Filr for customers and make them benefit from the advantages of a professional file sharing and management platform without having to administer the platform and back-end system on their own.
  • Microsoft Office Plugin: By using the new Microsoft Office plugin for Filr your users will be able to open, save and share MS Office files directly from MS Office applications. Of course, the Filr desktop client (“Files on Demand”) continues to provide access to the files even when being offline.
  • Linux Client: Here’s one enhancement coming directly from the ideas portal! The Filr development team built a Linux Client for Filr, starting with a trimmed down version, but developing and implementing additional features in the future based on your or other customers’ input.
  • File request from external users: The file request feature in version 3.3 is another one that has been built on users’ request and feedback in the ideas portal. It enables users external to Filr to upload a file on request without having to register or login to the system. What a great new feature and easy way to collaborate with your external partners, customers, service providers etc.!
  • Mobile app improvements: Take a photo and upload it directly to Filr via the Filr mobile apps – that’s now possible with Filr 3.3! Android app users will additionally be able to upload multiple files in the background.
  • Usability enhancements: Based on customers’ input Micro Focus also worked hard to enhance Filr on usability and performance aspects – just imagine the charms of an “Un-Share” button…

Get ready to update to a new level of working with files. For any questions concerning the new features, the update or how to set up and use Filr, please contact us. We are happy to help you.