October 22nd, 2007
Purple Rage announces the release of the latest version of Peer Software’s PeerLock. PeerLock 2.0 offers a more granular approach to file management for improved distributed collaboration.
New features provide more flexibility and control over file locking and releasing; includes cross domain file locking, narrower “release” intervals, and key performance enhancements for more efficient collaboration.
Purple Rage, a UK distributor of software solutions for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX, today announces the release of PeerLock 2.0. The new version contains features and enhancements to provide greater control over file management and collaboration.
The only true stand-alone file locking solution on the market today offering real-time detection of file use and immediate remote locking, Peerlock’s core functionality ensures that when a user is modifying a file, no other user will be allowed to make changes to that file on any machine that the user has chosen to lock. The new version, Peerlock 2.0, eliminates several critical file management barriers (i.e., now files can be locked on any location even if the location is on a different domain) and facilitates more seamless collaboration by reducing file “release” intervals (longer “release” intervals increases the risk of “version conflict,” one of the main reasons collaborative projects are late, over-budget or fail).
PeerLock 2.0 adds locking options for more precise control, increases visibility into locked files across collaborative environments, and offers a number of enhancements to streamline overall performance. PeerLock 2.0 eliminates version conflict many users experience with Microsoft’s DFS Replication solution, as it adds true file-locking; project teams relying on the PeerSync Collaboration Package will realize immediate productivity gains, as collaboration is made even more efficient, reliable and transparent.
- Cross Domain File Locking: Lock files on any location even if the location is on a different domain or on another machine requiring specific credentials for access.
- Performance – Improved Locking and Releasing Time: Files are locked and released in milliseconds instead of approximately one second per file.
- Detection Options – Dual Detection: Use both Local and File Server Mode Detection for complete locking on machines that may have files opened from users connecting over the network as well as accessing the files locally.
- Ability to manipulate Locked List: Release locks from the PeerLock Locked list.
- Lock Options – Allow Access based on Source File: This feature adds the ability to Lock Target Files with the same access based on the Source File. When using this feature files on the source and their corresponding target(s) will be accessible by other users in the same manner: i.e. you cannot open the file, you can open the file for read access or you can open the file for read and write access. This is an important feature for applications that open some files for read and write access and other related files for read access, as well as, applications that just open Source Files for read access (such as for CAD resource files).
- Display – Release List: Sorts recently released files and all information pertaining to the locking and releasing of those files including why the file was released (i.e. Manually, Locking Stopped, PeerLock Stopped or the Source File was released).
- Internal File Management – Cache Management: Used to track and remove temporary files used by PeerLock. There are options to enable the caching, clear the cache at the start of locking and to clear the cache manually on demand.
- Failed Connections Retry: PeerLock now stores failed connections and retries them on a ten minute cycle. This should improve overall performance when connection losses occur.
- Performance – Optimized Lock and Release: Separated the Locking and Releasing cycles to allow for the ability to set the priority of each procedure.
A free 15 day trial copy is available for downloading at http://www.purplerage.com/getpeer.