Expose file share content in Microsoft SharePoint 2013, 2010 and 2007 environments through direct links without migration. With DocAve File Share Navigator for Microsoft SharePoint, you can easily view and access file share content through SharePoint 2013, 2010 or 2007, without migrating it into SharePoint’s SQL Server® content databases. All legacy files are displayed as links on SharePoint lists, helping administrators consolidate file server access into SharePoint, providing for local or remote end-user access without degrading SharePoint performance.
With File Share Navigator, organizations can:
- Increase content findability by leveraging SharePoint's full metadata-based search across multiple, distributed file servers
- Accelerate collaboration and user adoption with a familiar user experience, including drag-and-drop file uploads
- Allow remote users to view and access files with thumbnail and preview displays in SharePoint
Expose File Share Content in SharePoint without Migration: Connect any UNC accessible file share folder into SharePoint, exposing file share content as links in a SharePoint list, allowing users to access and interact with file-based content through SharePoint without migration.
Support Content Creation and Modification from both File Servers and SharePoint: Users can continue to update content from both file share and SharePoint interfaces, allowing for seamless collaboration.
Promote SQL Server and SharePoint Database Optimization: Eliminate the need for any content or stubs to reside in or enter SharePoint’s content databases, keeping SQL Server resources optimized.
Preview File Share Content: Preview large files, including PowerPoint presentations, videos, or large documents, via thumbnails before downloading or transferring content across limited bandwidth connections to ensure only relevant content is transferred across the network.
Support Large (>2GB) Files: Expose large files via list links, including files more than 2 GB, into SharePoint without violating Microsoft support contracts to truly consolidate access to all enterprise-wide content.
Access all File Types through SharePoint: Browse Microsoft Access, .exe, and Excel Share books leveraging Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Combining with SharePoint’s HTTP protocol, end users can access all file types, including .irm files, within the file server regardless of geographical location.
Supports Metadata-based Search: Organizations can leverage full metadata-based SharePoint search across all exposed file share content.
Synchronize File Server Permission to SharePoint: Optional synchronization of permissions from the file server to SharePoint can eliminate the burden of managing permissions on both content repositories.
Synchronize File Server Property to SharePoint: Upload properties such as “last modified time” directly updated on file server to SharePoint automatically. End users can also leverage file properties as SharePoint metadata.
Easy to Install and Deploy: File Share Navigator’s lightweight installation requires no additional infrastructure, and deploys as a solution into your SharePoint environment. No Microsoft External BLOB Storage (EBS) or Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) API configuration required.
Fully Supports SharePoint 2013, 2010 and 2007 Environments: SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Foundation, MOSS 2007, and WSS v3 releases are all fully supported by File Share Navigator.