First published on TECHNET on Nov 08, 2016
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
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.
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.
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: