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-====== ​SME Windows File Fabric App Suite ======+====== Windows File Fabric App Suite ======
  
-See also [[windowstools/​relnotes|Release Notes]] | [[:​packagers/​windows]]+Last updated on Jan. 26, 2021.
  
-Last updated on Jan162020.+You can obtain the free version of the Windows App Suite with Cloud File Manager from [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​clients_and_tools|here]]., and the paid version from [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​personal|here]]. If you have purchased the paid cloud tools you can find the latest version of the tools from "​**//​Cloud Apps"//​** on the sidebar after login to the Storage Made Easy website.
  
-You can obtain the free version of the Windows ​Cloud DashBoard ​with Cloud File Manager from [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​clients_and_tools|here]].,​ and the paid version from [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​personal|here]]. If you have purchased the paid cloud tools you can find the latest version of the tools from "​**//​Cloud Apps"//​** ​on the sidebar after login to the Storage Made Easy website.+Note that the Windows ​Apps are not compatible ​with Windows running ​on ARM processors
  
-Note that the Windows ​Cloud Tools are not compatible with Windows running on ARM processors. ​+See also : 
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 + * [[cloudedit]] 
 + * [[windowstools/​clouddrive|Cloud Drive App]] 
 + * [[packagers/​windows|App Suite Packager]] 
 + * [[windowstools/​relnotes|App Suite Release Notes]]
 ===== 1 Installing the SME Windows File Fabric Apps ===== ===== 1 Installing the SME Windows File Fabric Apps =====
  
  
-The Windows App Suite can be installed on 32 bit or 64 bit Windows. The Windows Apps are certified against the most recent ​ version of Windows with its most recent service pack. The Apps include:\\ \\ 1. Control Panel\\ 2. Libre Office and Microsoft Office Cloud Toolbar plug-in'​s\\ 3. Cloud drive (assigned a drive letter)\\ 4. Cloud DashBoard Explorer\\ 6. Mail Backup\\ 7. Cloud Migration App\\ 8. Cloud Edit \\ \\ The virtual drive installs new drivers and required a reboot. ​+The Windows App Suite can be installed on 32 bit or 64 bit Windows. The Windows Apps are certified against the most recent ​desktop ​version of Windows with its most recent service pack. The Apps include:\\ \\ 1. Control Panel\\ 2. Libre Office and Microsoft Office Cloud Toolbar plug-in'​s\\ 3. Cloud drive (assigned a drive letter)\\ 4. Cloud DashBoard Explorer\\ 6. Mail Backup\\ 7. Cloud Migration App\\ 8. Cloud Edit \\ \\ The virtual drive installs new drivers and required a reboot. ​
  
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-There are actually 2 drive technologies that exist that can be used with the File Fabric. Choosing which you want to use is going to be dependent on the needs of of your Organization. Lets look at the differences between the 2:\\ \\ **Installable Cloud Drive:** You can assign this drive a drive letter and you can access it even via DOS at the command line. It also features a cloud cache that caches files locally and polls the cloud for updates. You can double click files to edit and save them back to the Cloud.\\ \\ DrawBacks: It required a physical install so if you require a zero install client you should use the CloudDav ​WebDav ​zero install drive.\\ \\ **CloudDav ​Drive:  ** CloudDav ​is actually a universal ​webdav ​layer that the File Fabric adds over all clouds mapped to an account to enable them to be accessed from WebDav. Windows supports using WebDav ​as a drive. The File Fabric makes this easy by just clicking the '​Map'​ button in the File fabric control panel.  \\ \\ Disadvantages:​   Due to the way WebDav ​works on Windows it can be a little slower than the physical install drive outlined above as the WebDav ​protocol is quite chatty.\\ \\ Advantages: ​WebDav ​is firewall friendly. Windows has built in support for WebDav, and if Internet Information Server is being used (IIS) then file locking over SMB shares is honoured by the drive.\\ \\ \\+There are actually 2 drive technologies that exist that can be used with the File Fabric. Choosing which you want to use is going to be dependent on the needs of of your Organization. Lets look at the differences between the 2:\\ \\ **Installable Cloud Drive:** You can assign this drive a drive letter and you can access it even via DOS at the command line. It also features a cloud cache that caches files locally and polls the cloud for updates. You can double click files to edit and save them back to the Cloud.\\ \\ DrawBacks: It required a physical install so if you require a zero install client you should use the CloudDAV ​WebDAV ​zero install drive.\\ \\ **CloudDAV ​Drive:  ** CloudDAV ​is actually a universal ​WebDAV ​layer that the File Fabric adds over all clouds mapped to an account to enable them to be accessed from WebDAV. Windows supports using WebDAV ​as a drive. The File Fabric makes this easy by just clicking the '​Map'​ button in the File fabric control panel.  \\ \\ Disadvantages:​   Due to the way WebDAV ​works on Windows it can be a little slower than the physical install drive outlined above as the WebDAV ​protocol is quite chatty.\\ \\ Advantages: ​WebDAV ​is firewall friendly. Windows has built in support for WebDAV, and if Internet Information Server is being used (IIS) then file locking over SMB shares is honoured by the drive.\\ \\ \\ 
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 +WebDAV client programs, especially Windows clients, often require tuning of their configurations to work as expected with WebDAV servers such as CloudDAV. ​ The configuration requirements vary depending on the client software as well as the operating system version and sometimes other factors. ​ Storage Made Easy can assist customers with WebDAV client configuration for use with CloudDAV on a consultancy basis. For more information,​ please contact [[support@storagemadeeasy.com|SME Support]].
  
  
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 You can assign the File Fabric network drive a drive letter and you can access it even via DOS at the command line. It also features a cloud cache that caches files locally and polls the cloud for updates. You can double click files to edit and save them back to the Cloud.\\ \\ To enable the network drive:\\ \\ 1. Right click on the drive in the Windows control Panel and choose settings.\\ 2. From the settings page login\\ 3. Select your drive letter and choose to Mount the drive. You can assign the File Fabric network drive a drive letter and you can access it even via DOS at the command line. It also features a cloud cache that caches files locally and polls the cloud for updates. You can double click files to edit and save them back to the Cloud.\\ \\ To enable the network drive:\\ \\ 1. Right click on the drive in the Windows control Panel and choose settings.\\ 2. From the settings page login\\ 3. Select your drive letter and choose to Mount the drive.
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 +The Drive can be launched from a Desktop icon. The Desktop icon launches with the Setting'​s pane. If you wish for the Drive to be only launched into the Tray, adjust the shortcut by adding the '/​tray'​ flag.  ​
  
  
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-===== 12 WebDav ​Cloud Drive =====+===== 12 WebDAV ​Cloud Drive =====
  
  
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- ​ The ​CloudDav ​Drive can only be turned on if CloudDav ​is enabled for your Account. You can check if it is from the CloudDav ​tab within the File Fabric Control Panel.\\ \\ If it users can map CloudDav ​to a virtual drive. ​CloudDav ​is actually a universal ​webdav ​layer that we add over all clouds mapped to your account. Windows supports using WebDav ​as a drive. We make this easy by just clicking the '​Map'​ button.   This will present you with the ability to choose which drive letter to map the drive to.+ ​ The ​CloudDAV ​Drive can only be turned on if CloudDAV ​is enabled for your Account. You can check if it is from the CloudDAV ​tab within the File Fabric Control Panel.\\ \\ If it users can map CloudDAV ​to a virtual drive. ​CloudDAV ​is actually a universal ​webdAV ​layer that we add over all clouds mapped to your account. Windows supports using WebDAV ​as a drive. We make this easy by just clicking the '​Map'​ button.   This will present you with the ability to choose which drive letter to map the drive to.
  
  
-===== 13 WebDav ​Cloud Drive: Right Click Options =====+===== 13 WebDAV ​Cloud Drive: Right Click Options =====