Work Folders and Offline Files support for Windows Information Protection

Hi all, I’m Jeff Patterson, Program Manager for Work Folders and Offline Files. Windows 10, version 1607 will be available to Enterprise customers soon so I wanted to cover support for Windows Information Protection (a.k.a. Enterprise Data Protection) when using Work Folders or Offline Files. Windows Information Protection Overview Windows Information Protection (WIP) is a… Read more

Offline Files (CSC) to Work Folders Migration Guide

Hi all, I’m Jeff Patterson, Program Manager for Work Folders and Offline Files. Jane wrote a blog last year which covers how to use Folder Redirection with Work Folders. The blog is great for new environments. If Folder Redirection and Offline Files are currently used, there are some additional steps that need to be performed… Read more

Work Folders for Android – Released

We are happy to announce that an Android app for Work Folders has been released into the Google PlayStore® and is available as a free download.       – There also is a version for iPad and an iPhone version.   Overview Work Folders is a Windows Server feature since 20012R2 that allows individual employees… Read more

Offline Files and Continuous Availability: the monstrous union you should not consecrate

Hi all, Ned here again with a quick chat about mixing Continuous Availability and Offline Files. As you know, we have several public docs recommending against combining CA and Client Side Caching (aka CSC aka Offline Files) because when users attempt to go offline, it will take up to six minutes. This usually leads to… Read more

Comparing Work Folders and Offline Files

Offline Files is a feature in Windows that we have been improving upon since Windows XP. Many of our customers, especially large organizations, depend on Offline Files to provide access to the user data on Windows clients. Work Folders is a new solution we introduced in Windows 8.1 and is also available for Windows 10, Windows… Read more

Demystify Offline Files

Thanks to Hubert Sachs from the German networking team to translate one of his popular blog into English. The blog demystify the core Offline Files concepts. The content below is from Hubert. *************************************************** Hello everyone, From time to time we receive support inquiries about Offline File related problems. The symptoms range from clients which do… Read more

Work Folders for iOS – iPhone Release

  We are happy to announce that an iPhone app for Work Folders has been released into the Apple AppStore® and is available as a free download.– There also is a Work Folders app for iPad.   Overview Work Folders is a Windows Server feature that allows individual employees to access their files securely from inside and… Read more

Work Folders for iOS – iPad App Release

  We are happy to announce that an iPhone app for Work Folders has been released into the Apple AppStore® and is available as a free download. Continue reading for the iPad app for Work Folders.Our latest update adds Search and Intune integration to the iPad apps as well.     Overview Work Folders is a… Read more

Configuring Primary Computers for Folder Redirection and Roaming Profiles in Windows Server “8” Beta

  1 Introduction 1.1 Overview of Primary Computer feature In Windows Server “8” Beta, administrators can designate a set of computers, known as primary computers, for each domain user, which controls which computers use Folder Redirection, Roaming User Profiles, or both. Designating primary computers is a simple and powerful method to associate user data and… Read more

Offline Files Chat (July 10, 2007)

Chat Topic: Offline Files ChatDate: Tuesday, July 10, 2007Wendy [MSFT] (Moderator):Thank you for joining today’s chat with the Offline Files in Windows Vista team.  We will begin the chat in about 5 minutes due to the lateness of the email reminders.  In the meantime, feel free to start queuing up questions!Wendy [MSFT] (Moderator):Welcome to today’s… Read more