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Amazon S3 File Explorer and Office plug-in

I recently installed the new Windows File Explorer for the SMEStorage platform. It provides a windows based file manager for Amazon S3 and allows you to upload / download files as well as allowing you to easily file sharing by just clicking a button. It also allows you to share files and collaborate with any business groups you have setup.You of course need to have registered for a SMEStorage account to use it. You can either use your own Amazon Account via their OpenS3 program or use SMEStorage and you get 250MB free space which is hosted on Amazon S3.

I like the concept of business groups. The idea is that you can setup a business group and invite members to it. If you share a file with the group then the users in the group automatically get an email letting them know that the Group has new content.  You can also set permissions on the group granting other group members the ability to share files with that particular group.

 The installation procedure also adds a new toolbar to Microsoft Office or Open Office or both if you have both on your machine.  This plug-in allows you to open/save files directly from/to the SMEStorage platform so that you can edit the files in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) or Open Office (Writer, Impress, Calc). This is very nice and really useful and a great addition to being edit files directly in Zoho Office if you are using the online version of the product. All in all this is a nice thick client addition to their web and iPhone versions of the platform.

 

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