Symbolic Links with ShareFile Sync

Alright; so, this is pretty cool. A few months ago, Citrix ShareFile (somewhat silently) released support for symbolic links with its Sync for Windows client.

When we heard about this, there was a lot of excitement from our team… excitement that seemed to quickly fizzle out.

I didn’t understand it – why weren’t people talking about this? Not only this a ‘cool’ feature (#TalkNerdyToMe), but it’s quite practical and useful. Continue reading “Symbolic Links with ShareFile Sync”

Workflows – Easy as 1, 2, 3….

­­Workflow – it’s a scary word, right? It comes up more and more every day in conversations; so much so that Gartner, a leading technology analytics firm, has transitioned the Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) marketplace into a new category: Content Collaboration Platform (CCP).

Citrix ShareFile has been consistent in our execution within said marketplaces. In the three years that Gartner produced the Magic Quadrant for EFSS, ShareFile was named a leader. This year, as the marketplace shifted to the CCP, ShareFile was, again, named a leader – for the fourth time in a row!!!

Why? There are a number of reasons explained in the Gartner report(s) – but, today, we are going to focus on one: Workflow.

The purpose of ShareFile’s workflow engine is to simplify the building of workflows to a manner by which an Average Joe business user can create flows using if/then type statements and filters in order to automate mundane tasks in their day-to-day. Continue reading “Workflows – Easy as 1, 2, 3….”

Do You Know What They’re Doing in San Quentin?!

Remember that scene in Get Hard where Kevin Hart tells Will Ferrell about San Quentin for the first time? If not, here you go!

This post has everything and nothing to do with that at the same time… How? Let me explain: it has everything to do with ‘what they’re doing in San Quentin’, but, has nothing to do with the content described in the scene. Continue reading “Do You Know What They’re Doing in San Quentin?!”

The Secret Weapon(s)

Earlier this year, I attended Citrix Summit with my team. One of the sessions on the last day was about story telling; specifically, how to tell a story. This was only my second Summit, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this session, and I was blown away.

The speaker was a story creator from Pixar – Matthew Luhn. Excuse me, not ‘a’ story creator, THE story creator – he was one of the originals. Yes, I had the opportunity to learn from the guy who wrote one of my favorite childhood movies: Toy Story.

His message was simple, yet powerful: a story follows a pattern – there are ups, and there are downs; then there are more ups, and, thus, more downs. To demonstrate, he utilized the movie Up, a movie about a couple that spends their life together, through the good times and the bad, with a shared dream to go on their ‘perfect’ vacation. Spoiler alert! They don’t make it… but the story goes on.

During his talk, he introduced what is called the “story pine” – the basic concept that a story begins at a point, continues along in time until there is a change that leads to a series of changes and/or effects, until there is a point of equilibrium that leads to a moral of the story. We paired off into teams and practiced telling our story. I paired up with my colleague, Kim (check out her blog here!), and we put together quite an amazing story in a matter of seconds.

See, Kim thinks all cats are aliens, and, we’re both have pretty active imaginations, so this was quite simple for us: Continue reading “The Secret Weapon(s)”