December Release: Team Folders, Webapp, Autoscaling and Much More.

Here are our release notes for the December 15, 2016 release:

Windows App changes

  • We now collect extensive TCP diagnostic information from the Windows IP stack for network performance optimization.
  • This change has temporarily prevented the ‘Start on Login’ feature from working, as starting now requires UAC confirmation.
  • Similarly, the Windows App does not start automatically after installation. It must be manually started from the desktop shortcut or start menu.
  • In service mode, the CFP service *does* start automatically, but the task tray icon will be missing. It can be restored by starting the desktop app via the start menu or shortcut.
  • We are looking at how to maintain the seamless startup while retaining the additional capabilities. If automatic starting is important to you, please use the app in service mode for now.
  • None of these changes affect existing Windows App installations.

Coming soon: Enhanced job time estimation via simulation

  • This feature will analyze the file and folder contents found during a simulation and provide a precision estimate of how long the job will take to run.
  • During the simulation we run a network speed test, and we use that along with models of source and target performance (files per second, bytes per second) to build a model of the job performance.
  • This feature will be rolling out to customers over the next week

Web app changes

  • Job view, edit, simulate, history, etc is now its own page, not a modal window on the dashboard.
  • You can now bookmark a job configuration or history page, and come back to it later via the URL.
  • This change also gives us more space to work with as we add additional configuration and charting capabilities.
  • The Home icon replaces the X to return to the dashboard.
  • You can export and re-import CSV files for selecting source and target accounts from the UI.
  • This may be useful when selecting from thousands of accounts, for example. You can download, edit, and reupload the CSV.
  • The billing tab of Account Settings now shows you payment plan details & usage to date. We will be enhancing this to include invoicing data soon.

Dropbox Team Folders

  • You can now direct files to new and existing team folders via the APM spreadsheet.

New Windows source system: “All Drives and Shares”

  • This system type can be used for account mapping jobs where the source data spans multiple mapped drives.

CFP Command Line Client changes

  • cfpclient is now slightly easier to install.
  • You can now run a filtered enumerator and populate a field with the results.
  • CSV import/export has been added for enumerators.
  • Nodes can be specified by their role in a given job, not just by node ID.

Auto-scaling Cloud POPs Early Access

  • This feature will automatically spin up a new Cloud POP when a job requiring it starts.
  • For distributed migrations with multiple jobs running in parallel, this simplifies the configuration process.
  • Please contact your sales representative if you are interested.

Reporting & Analytics:

  • CSV transfer reports are no longer written to the target by default. The XLSX version available for export from the web app is superior in every way. We have left the target CSV file as an option.
  • There is a new “bottleneck” metric for running jobs, which estimates the limiting factor in the data transfer pipeline.

Sources and Targets:

  • Major enhancements to Egnyte Account & Permission Mapping: Set “Uploaded by” user to whomever last modified the file on the source, Allow inheritance-breaking when loading shared folders, and many others.
  • Improvements to ACL role mapping between different sources and targets.
  • Allow permissions to be set on files, not only folders, when target support is available. This applies to Dropbox and Egnyte at this time.
  • QuickXOR integrity checking for OneDrive & Sharepoint Online
  • Default include/exclude filter readability enhancements
  • Use chunked download mode when available. This applies to Box, Dropbox, and Egnyte today.
  • Last modified time can be set for OneDrive using Sharepoint API; select ‘Use SPO Migration API’ option.