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Feb
25
FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail v4.9.6 released
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 25 February 2016 09:46 PM

Spring is in the air... in the spirit of all things fresh and renewed, we welcome the release of our FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail version 4.9.6! It has been just a little over 8 months since our last update of these products (v4.9.5 came out in June 2015). So let's quickly recap what's new. This version will have many new features in Workflow and only a few bug fixes in Webmail. FileCatalyst Webmail has been obsolete since January 2015, so it should no longer be a surprise that we're limiting the scope of the releases for Webmail. We encourage everyone to upgrade to Workflow ASAP to remain up-to-date.

Don't let the minor version update fool you, v4.9.6 provides an alternative to Java Applets! The list of web browsers that don’t support or will soon stop supporting Java Applets is expanding. Now is the time to make a move and provide an alternative file transfer method in FileCatalyst Workflow. Cue TransferAgent, FileCatalyst’s latest web-based file transfer tool. TransferAgent supports our lightning fast UDP-based file transfer acceleration protocol and smoothly handles large files and complex directory structures for both uploads and downloads. Built for modern browsers using HTML5, TransferAgent doesn't require Java Applets on the user's browser. All the problems installing and running Java Applets are now gone.

We also made several improvements to other parts of the product including LDAP/Active Directory integration, form upload, JSON files can now be generated after the job submission, and PermaLinks can now take users directly to a specific Upload Form.

Here are some important links to review before upgrading:

 

How do I get FileCatalyst Workflow or Webmail v4.9.6?

FileCatalyst On-Demand Accounts

FileCatalyst On-Demand Servers have already been updated to the latest version.

FileCatalyst Licensed Users

Follow the download instructions below to update your local installation of your FileCatalyst Server. You will require a password to download the latest version.

Only Active FileCatalyst Support customers will have access to a Download Password. If you don't see a Download Password button, contact FileCatalyst Support to request access to the "Get Download Password" button in the FileCatalyst Support Portal.

 

 

 

 


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Dec
17
FileCatalyst Direct v3.6 is here
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 18 December 2015 02:25 AM

Ho Ho Ho! Just like Christmas gifts, this new version of FileCatalyst Direct is very exciting. This new upgrade makes web based file sharing a breeze.  Simply login to the FileCatalyst Server, select a file, enter an email address and you are ready to go... And thanks to our TransferAgent technology, Java Applets are no longer required to upload or download files within a web browser.  Need to get files into Azure in a flash? No problem, this new version supports Azure File System. So go ahead and start moving those files fast to the cloud.

Without further ado, here are the feature highlights in this latest version 3.6:

  • Ability to send e-mail Link to a file directly from FileCatalyst Server.
  • Azure external file system (EFS) support for moving files directly into the Azure cloud.
  • Allow server home directories for S3 and Azure to include credentials
  • Increased performance from S3 driver by utilizing caching.
  • Ability to transfer using multi-client using CLI.
  • Directory streaming (unlimited directory size) available in CLI with multi-client.
  • Ability to re-transfer file headers & footers as post-task operation (for media EVS or Avid files).
  • Improved TransferAgent install and discovery.
  • In HotFolder, ability to schedule task execution with more granularity (ie: every 65 seconds).
  • Advanced Configuration settings exposed in Express for site manager.

 Click here to view the complete release notes. 

How do I get FileCatalyst Direct v3.6?

FileCatalyst On-Demand Accounts

FileCatalyst On-Demand Servers have already been or will shortly be updated to the latest version.

FileCatalyst Licensed Users

Follow the download instructions below to update your local installation of your FileCatalyst Server. You will require a password to download the latest version.

Only Active FileCatalyst Support customers will have access to a Download Password. If you don't see a Download Password button, contact FileCatalyst Support to request access to the "Get Download Password" button in the FileCatalyst Support Portal.


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Jul
31
FileCatalyst Direct v3.5 now available
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 31 July 2015 05:00 PM

In addition to the blazing fast transfer speeds, reliability, and secure data transfer that users of FileCatalyst Direct have come to expect, FileCatalyst Direct 3.5 now also offers:

- Amazon S3 Integration
A new External File System feature allows users direct access to Amazon S3 cloud storage.

- More Dynamic File Support
A Dynamic Files option expands our support for growing files: files can be transferred as they grow, a user can wait until the growth of a file is complete before transferring, or a user can re-transfer deltas that have changed once the transfer is complete.

- Simplified Installation
FileCatalyst 3.5 simplifies the install process for Mac OSX and removes the reliance on 3rd party plugins.  FileCatalyst TransferAgent has also been been enhanced with easier deployment, and navigation features.

- Improved AIX support
FileCatalyst 3.5 can now move your files from your IBM AIX servers to anywhere in the world, including the cloud.

- Improved Central Management
With new REST API, more alarms and a new GWT client, FileCatalyst Central is ready for managing even your most complicated content delivery problems.

Click here to view the release notes. 

 


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Jun
10
FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail v4.9.5 released
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 10 June 2015 06:32 PM

Here is a partial list of what's new:

Build 223 (June 9, 2015)

  • Added: (Workflow Only) Ability to customize user fields during: Registration, Anonymous, User Edit and Admin editing a user
  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) Retry sending emails when SMTP server fails
  • Added: (Workflow Only) Check if a certain username already exists in LDAP/AD before creating a local account
  • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) Download email notification to sender not working when only one recipient is set
  • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) X-FRAME-OPTIONS header must be set to SAMEORIGIN for improved security

For a complete list, please see the Release Notes 

 


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Mar
9
FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail 4.9.4 Released
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 09 March 2015 06:40 PM

Here is a partial list of what's new:

Build 143 (Feb 26, 2015)

    • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) Invite Others generates a random password for the new users
    • Added: (Workflow Only) Message of the day, ability to set a custom message on the login screen and on the anonymous job submission
    • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) UDP File transfers slow on WIFI
    • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) Duplicate File button on edit file properties doesn't save the data
    • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) With both "Isolate Groups" and "Allow admins to create groups" enabled. If an admin creates a group he can not see nor administer it.
    • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) System (MY_FILE_AREA) group is showing for regular admins
    • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) Regular admins can remove themselves from a group even when "Allow Admins to change their profile" is turned OFF
    • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) "Regular Admins can see all the groups when they are not part of any group" must only work if "Isolate groups" is turned ON AND "Allow Admins to change their profile" is turned OFF
    • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) When "Allow Admins to change their profile" is turned OFF, Regular Admins MUST NOT be able to delete groups, in case they try to delete a group they are part of which will remove them from the group and thus will modify their profile
    • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) Upgrading from Webmail to Workflow, get files via email link does not work
    • Fixed: (Webmail + Workflow) Email notification not sent to the old email address, when user's email is changed

For a complete list, please see the Release Notes 

 


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