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December 2014 Release Notes

Date: 12/18/2014

 

iOS App: 3.4.1

Category

Description

Enhancements

iPhone 6 support
  • Image and icon optimization for iPhone 6+ higher screen resolution

Bug Fixes

  • Over 100 bug fixes and stability improvements

 

 

 Windows Desktop Client: 3.5.2.18

Category

Description

Enhancements

  • Remote wipe by an administrator will also delete synced special folders

Bug fixes

  • Unauthorized domain error message is only shown once
  • Numerous bug fixes and user experience enhancements

 

Mac Desktop Client: 3.5.2.18

Category

Description

Enhancements

  • Added support for administrative configuration of default special folders to sync
  • Remote wipe by an administrator will also delete synced special folders
  • Added support for desktop client Active Directory restriction policy
  • Users can also separate shared link email addresses with a semi-colon (;)

Bug Fixes

  • Syncing of special folders to a non-default location is now allowed
  • Syncing of filenames with backwards slash (\) does not cause looping
  • Numerous bug fixes and user experience enhancements

 
Web Client and Server

Category

Description

Enhancements

Shared links
  • Shared links can now be searched by file name
  • Shared link expiration has been added to the shared links view
  • Shared links view can be toggled between hiding or showing expired shared links
Folder sharing
  • Will be made available for all Business, Department and Enterprise Edition accounts (including trials and paid subscriptions) by end of January 2015
Desktop client AD restriction policy
  • The desktop client Active Directory restriction policy now supports Mac desktop clients
  • Mac users can also be restricted to installing and running Syncplicity only on computers joined to the specified Active Directory domains
Reporting
  • Global administrators can also select all users, active user or disabled users, not just a specific user, when generating an "Audit a user" report

Bug Fixes

  • Admin Console: fixed Cancel button in remove custom logo dialog in custom branding settings page
  • My Syncplicity: Users cannot add a secondary email address with a domain that is blacklisted by a company, unless they are part of the company owning the blacklisted domain

 

Web Preview and Secure Shared Files

Feature

Description

Web Preview

NOTE: Enterprise Edition users can only use the Web Preview feature for files stored in Syncplicity Cloud Storage

  • View document content online using the web browser without downloading the file
    • Accessible from shared link download page
    • Added browser support for Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11
    • Continuous scrolling page navigation
    • Browser caching of preview content for performance (not applicable to protected files)
  • All Business, Department and Enterprise Edition accounts (including trials and paid subscriptions) will have the Web Preview feature available by December 30, 2014
  • All Personal Edition accounts (including free and paid subscriptions) have the Web Preview feature available

Secure Shared Files

  • Apply encryption and rights management protection to sensitive documents sent via secure shared links
    • Prevent unauthorized access to files even after they have been downloaded, copied, or forwarded
    • This feature is available for Enterprise Edition customers for cloud and on-premise storage
    • Enterprise Edition administrators can enable the Secure Shared Files feature in the Syncplicity admin console
  • Added support for Windows 8.1 viewing and editing of protected files
  • BETA release of Syncplicity Viewer for Mac that allows viewing of protected files

 

Supported Platforms:

Web Preview1,2

Refer to the Supported platforms article for web browser support.

Secure Shared Files

Use case

 Platform

Client

Send Secure Shared Files3

Windows

  • Syncplicity desktop client (version 3.4.16.9 or higher)

Mac

  • Syncplicity desktop client (version 3.4.16.9 or higher)

Web

  • Online File Browser

View and Edit Secure Shared Files

Windows

  • Windows 7.x, 8.0, 8.1
  • Plug-in for MS Office 2007, 2010, 2013 (64 bit and 32 bit)
  • Plug-in for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8, 9, 10, 11

iPad

  • Syncplicity iOS app on iPad (version 3.3.0 or higher)

View Secure Shared Files

Mac

  • Syncplicity Viewer for Mac (BETA)


Supported Platform Notes:

  1. Web Preview of Secure Shared Files is enabled by the Syncplicity administrator, based on recipient role (Reader or Editor)
  2. Web Preview feature is available only for files stored in Syncplicity Cloud Storage
  3. Secure Shared Files supported file formats are Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and PDF 9, 10, 11

 

Feature Details:

Web Preview

Feature

Description

Web Preview

  • View document content, in the browser, from shared link download page
  • Supported document formats
    • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx)
    • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
    • Adobe PDF
  • Supported actions
    • Zoom, scale to full page
    • Full screen view
    • Jump to page by number
    • Shortcut-keys for page navigation (left arrow, right arrow)
  • Supported fonts
    • Andale Mono, Architects Daughter, Arial, Arial Black, Caladea, Cambria, Carlito, Calibri, Comic Sans MS, Courier New, EB Garamond, Garamond, Georgia, Constantia, Impact, Inconsolata, Consolas, Open Sans, Benton Sans, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Webdings
  • Supported international character sets
    • Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Basic Latin, Latin Extended, Hebrew
  • Web Preview is available only for files stored in Syncplicity Cloud Storage

 

Secure Shared Files

Category

Title

Description

Document Controls and Rights Management

Role based permissions

Secure Shared Files applies rights management to files sent with Shared Links. Two roles (Reader and Editor) are configured by the admin to include the following permissions:

  • View protected files – All authorized recipients are granted this permission by default
  • Edit protected files – Allow or deny modifying and saving the file content
  • Print protected files – Allow or deny permission to print a document
  • Copy content – Allow or deny permission to copy content from the file
  • Watermark – If checked, all protected files have a watermark, which is visible when printed. For PDF documents only, the watermark is also visible when viewed on a monitor. Note: Watermark is not supported for Web Preview
  • Screen capture defeat – When a user views a protected document, the Syncplicity desktop plug-in disables the use of operating system screen capturing tools and some common 3rd party screen capture tools. When this box is checked, the user has the ability to temporarily turn off this feature and allow screen capture
  • Offline access – When checked, the user has the ability to access protected content when they cannot connect to the Server (for example, when they are traveling or out of the office). The Syncplicity administrator determines the amount of days the user can access the document while offline.

 

Geo-location restrictions

Syncplicity administrators can define the following settings on a company-wide basis:

  • Set location based restriction for protected files
    • Deny access from specified countries – If this policy is selected, the shared link downloads page cannot be accessed from any of the specified countries. The recipient cannot access the document while they are in any of the specified countries.
    • Allow access from specifed countries – If this policy is selected, the shared link download page can only be accessed from the specified countries. The recipient can access the document only while they are in the specified countries.

Policies

Group level policies for file sharing

Shared links access policy options:

  • The sender can decide whether to apply file protection
  • The administrator can require file protection for all shared links (for PDF and Office formats)
  • The administrator can require file protection for all shared links sent to external recipients (for PDF and Office formats)

File expiration policy option:

  • The administrator can enforce an expiration on protected files. Files cannot be opened after expiration

Auditing

Reports

Audit a shared link report:

  • Who downloaded the document
  • Who opened the document
  • From which IP address the action was performed

Syncplicity Rights Management Server

Deployment options

 

Customers may leverage Syncplicity Cloud Rights Management Server or deploy their own on-premise Rights Management Server(s)

  • Configuration options are:
    • Cloud file storage and RMS in the cloud
    • On-premise file storage with cloud RMS
    • On-premise file storage with on-premise RMS
    • Hybrid deployment with on-premise file storage and cloud file storage

 

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