28.0 Integrating Microsoft Office and Outlook with Filr

Filr now provides a plugin for integrating Filr with Microsoft Office and Outlook. The Micro Focus Filr Plugin for Microsoft Office and Outlook enables Filr users to work with files in their My Files area of the Filr server directly from a Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 application such as Excel, Word, Outlook, or PowerPoint.

After installing this plugin, Filr users can use the Microsoft applications as follows:

  • Microsoft Outlook: Browse local or Filr-based files and attach the files in an email. Depending on the policy settings, the files are either directly attached to the email or the files are first uploaded to the Filr server and the link of the uploaded files is then shared in the email.

    NOTE:Users can use the Outlook feature only if an Advanced-Edition license is installed on the Filr appliance.

  • Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint: Users can do the following:

    • Browse to a file that is located on a Filr server, open the file, edit it, and then save it back to the Filr server.

    • Create a new file and upload it to the Filr server.

    • Share a file with Filr users.