Work Folders for Android – Released

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First published on TECHNET on Mar 16, 2016
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.




[caption id="attachment_5594" align="alignleft" width="879"] Work Folders for Android app in the Google PlayStore[/caption]



- 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 to access their files securely from inside and outside the corporate environment. This app connects to it and enables file access on your Android Phone and Tablet. Work Folders enables this while allowing the organization’s IT department to fully secure that data.

This app features an intuitive UI, selective sync, end-to-end encryption and search.
In order to view files one can open-in the file in an appropriate app on the device.

[caption id="attachment_5604" align="alignleft" width="879"] Work Folders for Android - file browser[/caption]


Work Folders App on Android – Features




  • Pin files for offline viewing.
    Saves storage space by fully showing all available files but locally storing and keeping in sync only the files you care about.

  • Files are stored encrypted at all times. On the wire and at rest on the device.

  • Access to the app is protected by an app passcode – keeping others out even if the device is left unlocked and unattended.

  • Allows for DIGEST and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) authentication mechanisms including multi factor authentication.

  • Search for files and folders

  • Open files in other apps that might be specialized to work with a certain file type.




[caption id="attachment_5613" align="alignleft" width="879"] Work Folders offers encryption at rest and super fast access on-demand. Quite difficult to take that screenshot :)[/caption]



[caption id="attachment_5614" align="alignleft" width="879"] Find files and folders as you type.[/caption]

Some Android phone screenshots


[caption id="attachment_5624" align="aligncenter" width="651"] We also support the phone form factor: Here showing offline access to pinned files.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5633" align="aligncenter" width="651"] Protecting your files via an app-passcode.[/caption]



Android Version support


Work Folders for Android is supported on all devices running Android Version 4.4 KitKat and later.
At release we are covering therefore a little over 70% of the Android market and believe our coverage will increase over time.


Blogs and Links


If you’re interested in learning more about Work Folders, here are some great resources:




All the goods



Introduction and Getting Started






Advanced Work Folders Deployment and Management






Videos



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