Egnyte is available as a document provider on iOS devices for Microsoft’s Office applications!
You can now access and edit your Egnyte files directly from the Office iOS apps. Any changes made will be saved back to Egnyte, all without ever needing to leave the Office apps. This enhancement ensures that our users can stay productive on the go and work on content directly within their favorite applications.
The new Egnyte app for iPhone also includes an option for folder-based search; after searching, you can filter the results to look through all files, your current folder only, or for a folder by name.
We improved our support for Microsoft Edge, the new Web browser Microsoft launched with Windows 10.
Unlike Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge features a built-in PDF previewer. This has allowed us to ensure that Edge users will always be able to preview files in our Web UI, instead of downloading them.
Users can now delete files directly from the search results page. This enhancement makes it easier to quickly identify files and delete them, all through the search results page.
The Messages section is a good way for you to quickly see if anything important has happened in your Egnyte account.
The scope of messages covered now includes comments on files that you have uploaded. Additionally, we’ve added an option to “clear all messages” so that you can more easily focus on new updates.
The latest version of Desktop Sync (for Windows and Mac) will now sync files to the cloud as soon as they are modified, even if they are still open. Specifically, sync will take place whenever a file is manually saved (i.e., by clicking “save”). Open file syncing will significantly improve collaboration for our customers by ensuring that every document is synced.
The new version of Desktop Sync also includes a new right-click option to generate a share link based on your account’s default settings and copy it to your clipboard. This is a quick way to generate a share link for a file or folder without needing to go through the sharing dialog in the Web UI.
The new integration with Microsoft Office includes all the features of our Outlook Add-in, but also allows users to open and save Egnyte files directly from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. To ensure smooth collaboration, Egnyte files that are opened through the integration will be locked in the cloud until they are closed by the user.
The integration is supported on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and Office 2010, 2013, and 2016.
The Egnyte for Salesforce widget now leverages an embedded version of our Web UI, resulting in a vastly improved user experience. Users can drag and drop files into the Egnyte widget, create upload links, manage folder permissions, work with integrations like Docusign and Google, and much more — all from the comfort of Salesforce.
The integration supports standard and custom objects in Salesforce and allows users to easily share and collaborate on files within and without Salesforce.
When viewing a folder link, users will now see a link to the full Web UI if they have permissions to that folder. This link will act as a shortcut to that folder in the Web UI.
This shortcut into the Web UI will even work when browsing subfolders from the folder link page.
Account administrators can now specify an email address which will be blind copied on all Egnyte generated emails for their account (e.g. system emails, shared folder updates, links, user invitations, etc). Admins can specify the bcc email address in Settings → Configuration → General.
This option is ideal for customers who face compliance regulations that require them to archive all emails for audit purposes.
We made several changes to the Web UI to improve its visual appeal and consistency with Egnyte’s other access points. In particular, we introduced new menu icons at the top right of the UI, new folder icons, high resolution “retina” folder icons in the tree, and official icons for Microsoft Office and Google Doc files.
These changes will ensure a smoother, more unified experience for users in the Web UI and across Egnyte’s platform.
This new integration lets users open Word, Excel and PowerPoint files into Office Online directly from Egnyte’s web interface. Any changes you make will automatically be saved back to Egnyte, allowing you to edit files natively in Office without needing anything more than a web browser.
When opening a folder in the web interface, the center pane and folder tree now both load at the same time. Previously, the folder tree would not update until the center pane had loaded.
This change will help users access their content faster in the web interface. In particular, customers with large folder trees will see a substantial performance improvement.
We recently revamped the login page for our web interface to provide customers a smoother experience for accessing their Egnyte accounts. The primary change in the new flow is that you will now be prompted to first enter your username or email address before continuing.
The new login flow has two major benefits: Single Sign-On (SSO) users are now automatically redirected to the login page for their SSO provider, and login attempts that fail because of invalid emails or usernames are immediately identified.
The new version of Egnyte Drive for Windows (1.1) packs some powerful features, including file locking, a right-click menu for files and folders, and Two-Step Login Verification support.
Egnyte Drive for Windows is currently available as a beta product. We recommend trying it out as an alternative to Map Drive. Current Map Drive users can expect the same file locking behavior and better performance from Egnyte Drive, but with a better user experience (users will not get redundant prompts for credentials when opening Office files).
The latest version of Egnyte’s mobile app for iOS (6.2) has been optimized for use on iPads. iPad users can now fully benefit from the new design and usability improvements we made in the 6.0 refresh of our mobile apps, including centralized access to offline content, a new approach to file and folder actions, and more.
New features in the 6.2 version include orientation support when previewing a file, gallery view, and the ability to upload directly into Egnyte from the Photos app.
Admins can now specify the default behavior with permissions when moving or copying folders using any Egnyte client or application (e.g. Desktop Sync, Storage Sync, mobile apps, etc). This new option, labeled “Keep permissions on folder move & copy,” can be found in the account settings (See Configuration → Security & Authentication → General).
If this option is enabled, source permissions will be retained on folder move and copy operations; otherwise, the destination folder’s permissions will be inherited.
Versions 10 and 11 of Internet Explorer (IE) require users to have the Adobe Acrobat plugin installed to view PDFs. To make PDF viewing simpler for our users, we have changed the way Egnyte’s web interface renders PDFs in IE.
As a result, IE users will no longer need to install Adobe Acrobat to view PDFs on Egnyte. With this change, they will have a more seamless experience when previewing PDFs, files that are converted into PDFs (e.g. Office files), and Google Docs.
Over the last few months, we’ve been working on a complete refresh of our Web UI. Users can expect an optimized visual layout, easier collaboration with features like commenting and an activity stream, and an improved user experience for key workflows like upload status and setting folder permissions.
You can learn more about the new UI here.
The latest release of Egnyte’s Storage Connect (2.3) allows you to give Standard Users access to on-premises file servers. This is a great option if you need to collaborate with outside parties on content that lives strictly on-premises.
The user provisioning report enables administrators to monitor the creation, update, and deletion of users. Similarly, the group provisioning audit report can be used to track the history of group creation, updates, and deletions.
These new reports are a good option if you want to see who created or deleted a specific user or group, track changes to group membership, or view any updates to your users’ personal details.
The latest version of Egnyte’s mobile app for Android (6.7) is incorporating the power of the Insights section and comments into the app. We've also added a listing of new features in the Explore section of the app to help users discover and learn more about new functionality.
Any time you @mention another user in a comment, that user will now automatically get an email notification which includes the comment and a link to directly view the file in the Web UI. This change makes it easier than ever to collaborate on your content with other users in Egnyte.
Note that the ability to @mention another user in a comment is currently available only in the new UI and the mobile app for Android.
Administrators can now choose from three additional options when specifying the session timeout in the account settings: 10, 20, or 30 minutes. These new options are a good way to ensure that users are quickly logged out of Egnyte once they are inactive for a short period of time.
Similarly, for customers using two-step login verification, admins can now choose from an extra option when specifying the duration a device can be remembered. Once the selected duration expires, users will need to authenticate again using two-step login verification.
We upgraded the video player in our web interface to allow greater compatibility with mp4 files. The end result is a smoother experience for users when previewing mp4 files in the UI.
The newest version of Egnyte’s mobile app for Android (6.8) now features an activity stream that displays recent changes (e.g. comments, file/folder events) in the folder you are currently viewing. The activity stream is also available in our new Web UI and is a great way to keep track of updates made to files and folders you have access to.
The 6.8 version also includes thumbnail support for video and photoshop files.
The latest version of Desktop Sync for Mac (8.4) includes proactive conflict notifications. If you try to update an outdated version of a file, Desktop Sync will create a new file with your changes and notify you about the version conflict. You’ll also get an email with the name of the original file and instructions on how to resolve the conflict.
The latest version of Egnyte Drive for Mac (1.4) includes a pop-over menu which can be used to monitor the progress of file uploads and quickly access recently uploaded content. Once a file has been uploaded, you can click the ellipsis to the right of its name to quickly generate a share link.
You can now use our Public APIs to directly access file shares you have exposed through Storage Connect. The following APIs are supported:
The new version of Egnyte’s Storage Sync (10.2.7) packs several new features, including substantially faster mapping for users and groups, file conflict notifications, and email alerts when files are skipped during a sync.
We rewrote the flow used when allowing other apps to connect to Egnyte. Now this flow matches the style of our login page, includes any custom branding you’ve set, and supports authentication methods like SSO and TFA.
You can now grant power users the ability to run reports via the Role-based administration feature. This makes Egnyte’s role-based administration even more powerful and lets you empower users to run reports without giving them admin credentials to your account.
Egnyte’s Office Online integration now supports co-authoring, enabling you to have multiple users working concurrently on the same document.
You can learn more about Egnyte’s integration with Microsoft Office Online here.
The latest release of Egnyte Drive for Windows (1.2) lets you configure multiple drives to connect to different folders within the same account, supports remote deployment and configuration, and includes an option to disable update notifications. For example, you can map “/Shared/Finance” to your F drive, “/Shared/Marketing” to your M drive, and so on.
The latest version (6.3) of Egnyte’s mobile app for iOS brings the power of 3D Touch to your fingertips, letting you do the things you do most often faster and in fewer steps. Now, you can bring up a shortcut menu with three “quick actions” without even opening the Egnyte app.
With the new version (1.8) of Egnyte’s mobile app for Windows, Egnyte is now available as a document provider for users on Windows 10. This enhancement ensures that you can stay productive on the go and work on content from your favorite applications. For example, you can now use Microsoft’s mobile suite to edit your documents, add files as attachments to an email, and much more.
The new collaborative Web UI we started rolling out a few months ago is now available as an option to most customers through the account settings. The new collaborative UI provides a substantially improved user experience, so we will slowly be moving customers over. For now, you can enable the new collaborative UI as the default interface for all users through the account settings (Configuration → General) via an interface dropdown.
Egnyte now supports proactive conflict notifications for Desktop Sync, Storage Sync, and the mobile apps. If you try to update an outdated version of a file, Egnyte will create a new “conflict” file with your changes and notify you about the version conflict. You’ll also get an email with the names of the original and conflict files. To resolve the conflict, just merge the changes from your conflict version into the original file.
You can learn more about conflict notifications here.
The new version (6.8.5) of Egnyte’s mobile app for Android provides users a smoother and more consistent experience when viewing PDFs. Specifically, the Android app now leverages an embedded PDF viewer.
Users can take advantage of a thumbnail view that shows all the pages in the PDF. From here, you can easily browse the different pages in the PDF and jump to any of them with a single click.
Administrators can now specify which versions of Egnyte’s web interface are available for users. This is a great way to ensure that your users are leveraging Egnyte’s new Collaborative Web UI.
You can find these new options in your account’s settings under Configuration → General → Allowed Web Interfaces. Note that if you have only enabled one interface, all users in your account will be switched onto that interface.
To align with security best practices, we now penalize common terms (e.g. password, admin, football, etc.) and diagonal patterns (e.g. 1qaz, 2wsx, zse4, etc.) when calculating password strength. You’ll notice that passwords like this are now flagged as “Very Weak” or “Weak” in the password dialog.
With this change, you can prevent users from choosing weak passwords like “admin123” by setting the minimum password strength for your account to “Good” or “Strong”.
When searching in our new Collaborative Web UI, you will now be able to search across all Egnyte domains that you have linked through Multi-Entity Management. Once the search results for your current domain are returned, Egnyte will search against any other linked accounts and show a result count for each.
If you click on a domain from here, you will be switched into it and taken directly to the search results screen.
Egnyte Key Management allows customers to manage, rotate, and store their encryption keys themselves. This is a great option for customers seeking an additional layer of security.
External key management is currently supported with Microsoft Azure Key Vault, Amazon AWS CloudHSM, SafeNET KeySecure (on-premises), and SafeNET Luna SA (on-premises).
The latest version (6.3.5) of the Egnyte mobile app for iOS integrates seamlessly with Microsoft’s Office apps.
Just tap the “open-in” button when viewing an Office document to edit it using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Any changes you make to the file will automatically be saved back into Egnyte.
The latest version (1.9) of the Egnyte mobile app for Windows incorporates data insights and smart reporting, enabling you to be even more productive on-the-go.
The latest version (1.3) of Egnyte Drive for Windows notifies you when you access a file that has been locked by another user. Upon opening a locked file, you’ll see a pop up notification with three options: you can open a read only copy of the file, create a local copy and merge your changes later, or request to be notified once the file is no longer locked.
Egnyte’s new collaborative Web UI now features a thumbnail view in addition to the regular and condensed display options. The thumbnail view is a great way to quickly preview image and video files.
Like the other display options, thumbnail view supports folder navigation and single and multi-file actions.
The latest version of Egnyte Drive for Mac allows customers to easily deploy and configure Egnyte Drive across an organization, automatically refreshes Finder to reflect the latest updates in the cloud, and adds a new shortcut to quickly access drives. For more information, please refer to this article on the HelpDesk.
Administrators can easily keep track of their account usage with new monthly emails. The emails, automatically sent to all administrators on an account, include information about shared links, active users, active devices, and data storage. This new feature is still being rolled out so not all accounts will receive the monthly usage email at this time.
The preview screen has been redesigned to give you more space to view your files. For more information on the Collaborative UI, please refer to this article on the HelpDesk.
While a sync is in progress, users will see a “Stop Sync” option when they click the Desktop Sync icon in Windows or Mac. If the sync is stopped in the middle of synchronizing a series of files, any changes that have already synchronized will be preserved. The other pending changes are synchronized upon resuming the sync. Note that the sync will automatically resume when the user restarts their machine.
The Storage Sync 10.3 release includes feature enhancements to the Storage Sync UI and compatibility with Netgear ReadyNAS 6.5. For more information about Storage Sync on ReadyNAS 6.5 firmware, please refer to this article on the HelpDesk.
The latest version of Egnyte Drive for Windows automatically refreshes Windows Explorer to reflect the latest updates in the cloud. For more information, please refer to this article on the HelpDesk.
The Egnyte for Windows 2.0 release features the ability to search at the folder level, in-app PDF preview, and renaming files and folders in the app. For more information, please refer to this article on the HelpDesk.
The Egnyte for iOS 6.5 release presents a complete overhaul of the app with improved stability and performance. This release includes feature enhancements to the file sharing flow, an optimized image preview, and an improved preview experience for Microsoft Office Files. For more information, please refer to this article on the HelpDesk.
Folders now show the date and time of the most recent update to files contained directly within the folder (changes to files within subfolders do not count). Sort the folders by ascending or descending last modified date to quickly access folders with the most recent updates.
Utilize all of the features of the Egnyte integration with Google Apps on the New Collaborative Web UI. Import your Google Drive files to Egnyte, create a new Google Drive file, and preview Google Drive files within the Collaborative Web UI. For more information, please refer to this article on the HelpDesk.
Administrators can set a custom message that will be displayed on the Egnyte login page. Navigate to the “Brand Settings” section to add a message up to 1000 characters in length.
Download a file with one click. Hover over a file in the List View or Condensed View and a download shortcut will appear.
The new App Store allows users to learn about and install Egnyte apps, add-ons, and integrations through interactive dialogs and videos. Administrators can manage the apps shown to users in your domain with Admin Mode. For more information, please refer to this article on the HelpDesk.
Domains with advanced branding can choose to set a custom terms of service message. Users on these domains must agree to the terms of service before using the Web UI.
This release adds support for macOS Sierra and improves stability.
Accounts with the Advanced Security package can control folder downloads on mobile devices. Administrators can enable or disable downloads for their account through the "Applications" section in the "Configuration Settings" in the Web UI. For more information on the Advanced Security package, please refer to this HelpDesk article.
Create and edit metadata for files and folders within the Web UI. Administrators can create templates for metadata through the Metadata API. Using these templates, end users can create and edit metadata that is displayed in the sidebar and the folder details pane.
Quickly find answers to your Egnyte questions without leaving the Web UI. Read HelpDesk articles in a resizable floating window that can be dragged anywhere in the Web UI.
The Web UI now supports uploads of files up to 25 GB for Enterprise plans. Office and Business plans are still restricted to the maximum upload size for that plan.
@Mention your collaborators in a comment on a file. Your collaborator will immediately receive a push notification on their mobile device to review that file. If collaborators comment on a file that you own, you will automatically receive a push notification.
Storage Sync 11.0 for VMware and Hyper-V expands scalability and performance with a unified UI for configuration and settings, upgraded OS and the latest libraries, flexibility for integrations with third-party applications, and modular architecture for seamless upgrades. For more information about upgrading to Storage Sync 11.0, please refer to this article on the Helpdesk.
Users can now manage trash for files that they have deleted in the Collaborative Web UI. Users can view the contents, search for deleted files, and restore selected files to their Egnyte accounts. Administrators can modify the ability for power users to manage trash under “Configuration” → “Trash and Retention Policies” → “Users can view and restore items they have deleted in trash”. For more information on restoring files from the trash, please refer to this article on the Helpdesk.
Administrators can now decide whether files can be viewed outside of the Egnyte mobile app. This option is enabled by default but can be modified in the Web UI by navigating to Configuration → Applications → Mobile Applications → Allow opening files into 3rd party applications. For more information on mobile device control, please refer to this Helpdesk article.
Quickly learn about the latest features in our Egnyte Web UI. Click on “Discover New Features” in the Embedded Help Widget to navigate you to this page.
Automatically open Google files in a new browser tab instead of showing a PDF preview. The “Open in Google Docs” button in the top bar of the preview pane and the context menu is now customized based on the extension for docs, sheets, slides and draw.
The Egnyte Mobile iOS 6.7 release features a new grid view, an optimized file selection flow, and analytics dashboards to track user and domain activity. For more information on the new changes, please refer to this article on the Helpdesk.
Automatically view all corresponding comments on a file when it is opened for preview the first time. If the comments tab is closed or you switch to another tab, the last opened tab will appear the next time you preview the file. If you try to leave the current file view when there is unsubmitted text in the comment box, a warning prompt will now appear.
Get notified of new comments on a file via the Web UI and email if you have previously posted a comment on that file, been @mentioned on that file, or you were the last user to update the file.
Task Manager allows any Egnyte user to create and assign tasks to any other Egnyte user with permission for that file. Both users (assignor and assignee) will receive notifications in the Web UI as well as e-mail updates regarding due dates and key actions that have been performed for the task (e.g. completing, declining, re-opening). For more details on Task Manager, please refer to this article on the Helpdesk.
Both regular and cross-domain searches provide an error notification when the search query is outside the 3 to 100 character limit.
The drop down in the Folder Permissions dialog now has short descriptions for each permissions level to better facilitate assigning the appropriate permissions level.
The Egnyte Mobile Android 7.0 release features the ability to preview your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files within the Egnyte app. For more information on the new changes, please refer to this article on the Helpdesk.
All users can now easily read the new date format as it is a spelled out month (e.g. Oct. 9, 2017) instead of the original MM/DD/YYYY. This change is implemented in features across the Web UI, including the Activity Stream, Versions Dialog, and Trash.
Magnify your images and documents to closely inspect desired sections. When an image or document is zoomed in, it can be dragged around the screen to change the viewable section.
Storage Sync 11.0 expands scalability and usability with an enhanced UI and the ability to enable automatic upgrades. For more information, please refer to the following Helpdesk articles: