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June 14, 2011

Sunday, June 26: NetFiles upgrade

Audience: University Community
Action: Recreate any tickets for sharing files
URLs: System Status: http://systemstatus.umn.edu/view/Main
Contact: 612-301-4357 (1-HELP on campus) or netfiles@umn.edu

The University Office of Information Technology released this information about the NetFiles 7 upgrade

On Sunday, June 26, NetFiles will be upgraded to version 7. The upgrade includes several new features and improved functionality in a new, easier-to-use interface. Updates on the progress of the upgrade will be posted throughout the day on the System Status page.

New features include:

  • A new share feature that makes it easier to share files

  • Advanced upload feature allows for uploading multiple files or entire folders at once with drag and drop

  • LDAP groups which allow IT staff to manage groups for departments and colleges

  • Users no longer need to sign up to use NetFiles

Some users create a "ticket" in order to share documents in NetFiles. This ticket creates a URL/link providing people access to a file or folder stored in NetFiles. Password-protected tickets will not work after the upgrade and will need to be recreated (which is easier with the newshare feature).

An introductory video is available at https://uttc.umn.edu/training/tutorials/netfiles/index.htm.

For more information about the NetFiles service, visit http://www.oit.umn.edu/netfiles/.Questions or comments should be directed to the OIT help desk at (612)301-4357 (1-HELP on campus), or netfiles@umn.edu.