September 3, 2014 | Posted in Business Applications, File Management, Integration, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, MFT, Microsoft Outlook, secure file transfer | By

Thru Side Panel for Outlook adds file management.For businesses worldwide, Outlook remains the email client of choice largely due to its consolidation of useful business tools and easy connection with Exchange servers. From managing contacts and tasks to scheduling meetings, businesses and enterprises use Outlook for more than just email. A key business feature that is traditionally separated from Outlook is file management.

Enterprise file management solutions are essential because they handle large volumes of files, securely organize corporate data, and permit access to files on and off-premises. Although Outlook can store files in its folders, it is impractical for use as an enterprise file system and does not have tracking and auditing capabilities to satisfy compliance policies.

Freemium file hosting services attempt to eliminate the use of email clients altogether by joining file sharing and chat room messaging. Email is not going away. Businesses rely on email every day, and any application that requires you to leave the email client disrupts the business process. Additionally, these solutions are unmanaged by IT and often jeopardize company data.

Though there are many file transfer tools that have connectors to Outlook, Thru is the only solution that puts the file system directly into Outlook for file management and transfer.

Thru merges enterprise file management into Outlook

For many years, Thru has been known for their ability to send any size file or folder, removing file transfer limitations in Outlook. The latest release of Thru’s Connector finally removes the file management limitations of Outlook by introducing a new side panel with file management functionality. Users can easily navigate a secure file system with the following benefits:

  • Drag and drop local files and folders of any size including emails and email attachments
  • Right click to directly send, download, or publish files and folders
  • View or edit metadata and transaction logs for any file
  • Modify emails after transfer by changing or removing attachments, expiring download links or changing expiration dates
  • Search all files or sent emails

Managing files directly from Outlook gives business users a much more efficient way to locate and send files. To learn more about Thru’s Connector for Outlook, visit the Connector webpage or download the datasheet.

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