Wednesday, July 07, 2004

GFS: Secure Folder synchronization

One of the features I like most about Groove v3.0 is the ability to seamlessly synchronize folders and files across distributed individuals. The great thing is that you don't even need to create a shared space, you can do it directly from the Windows file Explorer (see picture above). All you need to do is select a folder, click on the Groove button and select who you want to synchronize the folder with. You can even synchronize it across your computers (office and home without the need for both to be online simultaneously). This feature takes advantage of all of Groove capabilities (e.g. cross-organization, always-on security, binary differencing algorithms to optimize bandwidth, alerts for new content, etc... Hugh Pyle, Groove Networks developer, writes in detail about Groove File synchronization (GFS).

MOre interesting comments on GFS from Paresh Suthar here

[Link to Hugh's entry.]

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