Work Folders for Android can now upload files!

Published Apr 10 2019 04:24 AM 1,213 Views

First published on TECHNET on Nov 08, 2016
Hi all,

I’m Jeff Patterson, Program Manager for Work Folders.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve released an updated version of Work Folders for Android to the Google Play Store which enables users to sync files that were created or edited on their Android device.


Work Folders is a Windows Server feature since 2012 R2 that enables individual employees to access their files securely from inside and outside the corporate environment. The Work Folders app connects to the server and enables file access on your Android phone and tablet. Work Folders enables this while allowing the organization’s IT department to fully secure that data.


What’s New

Using the latest version of Work Folders for Android, users can now:

    • Sync files that were created or edited on their device
    • Take pictures and write notes within the Work Folders application
    • When working within other applications (i.e., Microsoft Word), the Work Folders location can be selected when opening or saving files. No need to open the Work Folders app to sync your files.

For the complete list of Work Folders for Android features, please reference the feature list section below.

Work Folders for Android - Feature List


    • Sync files that were created or edited on your device
    • Take pictures and write notes within the Work Folders app
    • Pin files for offline viewing - saves storage space by showing all available files but locally storing and keeping in sync only the files you care about.
    • Files are always encrypted - on the wire and at rest on the device.
    • Access to the app is protected by an app passcode - keeping others out even if the device is left unlocked and unattended.
    • Allows for DIGEST and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) authentication mechanisms including multi factor authentication.
    • Search for files and folders
    • Open files in other apps that might be specialized to work with a certain file type
    • Integration with Microsoft Intune

Android Version Support


    • Work Folders for Android is supported on all devices running Android Version 4.4 KitKat or later.

Known Issues

    • Microsoft Office files are read-only when opening the files from the Work Folders app. To workaround this issue, open the file from the Office application (e.g., Microsoft Word).

Blogs and Links

If you’re interested in learning more about Work Folders, here are some great resources:

    • Work Folders blogs on Server Storage blog
    • Work Folders for Windows 7 SP1: Check out this post by Jian Yan on the Server Storage blog

Introduction and Getting Started

Advanced Work Folders Deployment and Management



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