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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Citrix ShareFile Outlook add-in.

I’ve been messing around with Citrix ShareFile a bit and it’s not bad depending on what you are hoping to use it for. 

If you haven’t heard of it, Citrix ShareFile allows you to securely share, store and access documents within it from any of our ever increasing and diversified devices.  Basically an enterprise replacement for everyone’s personal DropBox accounts in your organization.  I won’t get into which is better but they will definitely be pitted against each other in the file sharing/syncing space.

One of the features I really like is the Outlook integration add-in.   Among other things, you can have the add-in grab any attachment over a certain size, upload them to ShareFile and swap it out for a link to the upload.  Very effective for large files being sent through email.  Especially useful when sending outside your organization when size limits might be in place.  Recipients of multiple attachments within a message get the option to zip them before downloading.

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After sending the attachment link, senders can also optionally get notifications if anyone actually downloads the attachment and expire it if necessary.  It’s pretty slick.

If you have ShareFile already, check out this link for the Outlook download.

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