January 27th, 2011
File sharing has many benefits for busy companies but there are downsides too.
If one member of staff is modifying a file the last thing you want is someone else sneaking up on the blind side and making their own alterations. The result is confusion and recriminations all round – plus wasted time.
Now available from Purple Rage Software, PeerLock adds file locking to Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS), which allows organisations to build an infrastructure of co-ordinated and distributed file servers and makes it easy for users to access and manage files across a network.
The two products are a winning combination. PeerLock takes the worry out of file sharing – and could prevent a lot of arguments.
A stand-alone file locking solution, PeerLock ensures that when a user is modifying a file, no other person will be allowed to make changes to that file on any machine that the user has chosen to lock.
PeerLock, which includes real-time detection of file use and immediate remote locking, allows users to concentrate on their files, not the file locking system, and supports office branches and servers in different locations.
Other advantages of PeerLock are:
• Installation is easy and operation unobtrusive
• File locking and release is multi-threaded to prevent queuing
• Failed connection retries
• Log file reporting
To find out more about PeerLock, contact Purple Rage Software, specialised UK and European distributors working with leading American and European software manufacturers, on 01684 576343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 13th, 2011
Purple Rage is pleased to announce that Peer Software has released a minor patch to the PeerSync product.(Version 8.5.2). Several updates have been made to enhance existing features as well as to address reported issues. We would advise clients to be on the latest release for optimal product performance.
PeerSync, Peer-To-Peer Folder Synchronization Utility, Version 8.5.2
To upgrade, double-click on the installation file (ps85.exe) in the Explorer window, or choose “Run” from the Start Menu and then select the application.
If you are upgrading the current version of PeerSync (8.0 to 8.5) simply install the application over your existing PeerSync and the previous version will be backed up in a sub-folder called ‘BACKUP’ (if the option tokeep a backup is selected during the installation).
If you are evaluating a new version of PeerSync 8.5 and you already have an existing copy of PeerSync 8.0 or older, please select a new directory during the installation.
This patch is free to clients who have a maintenance contract, or for those using v8.5.x. Please go to www.purplerage.com/getpeerupgrade page to download this patch.
If, however, you are not using V8.5 but are on V8.0x,please contact email@example.com and we will have your upgrade processed for you.
For clients who are not on a maintenance contract, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quotation to upgrade to the latest version.