SOURCE: Axceler


May 03, 2011 08:00 ET

Axceler Introduces FileLoader for Microsoft SharePoint 2010

New Software Moves File Shares to SharePoint 2010

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Axceler, the leader in Microsoft SharePoint administration and migration software, today introduced FileLoader for SharePoint 2010, a new SharePoint product that enables IT managers to quickly and easily move files originally stored in Windows file shares into SharePoint 2010. Using FileLoader for SharePoint 2010 brings many of the benefits of SharePoint to Windows file shares, including: one standard platform for sharing files, improved version control, workflow capabilities, document retention abilities, improved search results, tighter security, and better access control. When used with the leading SharePoint administration product, ControlPoint, to analyze and manage SharePoint usage and security, FileLoader for SharePoint 2010 can help bring rogue data files into a broader SharePoint governance initiative. FileLoader for SharePoint 2010 will be demonstrated for the first time at an upcoming webinar, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 2 PM and is available immediately from

"Many enterprises are seeking the benefits of SharePoint 2010 but have large amounts of content stored in Windows file shares without any sense of organization or structure," said Michael Alden, President and CEO, Axceler. "One of the most common reasons companies delay a migration to SharePoint 2010 is because of the need to move key content from file shares that may have been around a long time. Enterprises also ask for the ability to analyze and structure this content to work with the new Managed Metadata Service capabilities of SharePoint 2010, and we are excited to expedite the migration to SharePoint 2010 with this product."

FileLoader for SharePoint 2010 finally gives organizations control over their vast number of shared documents and files. Unique to FileLoader is its ability to create Microsoft Excel 'control files' that represent the file shares, allowing administrators and users to work together to clean up their file shares and apply metadata. The benefit is that managers can reorganize folder structures and distribute responsibility of content to stakeholders who know the content best.

Axceler FileLoader for SharePoint 2010 has the flexibility to support all three common approaches to moving file share data to SP 2010. They include: 1) moving file shares to SharePoint as-is and maintaining the file structure; 2) reorganizing the content manually and pushing it to a new SharePoint layout; or 3) migrating iteratively, which allows the clean up, sorting, and transformation of the data to be performed on a user-defined schedule.

Among the many benefits of FileLoader for SharePoint 2010 are:

  • Faster, fewer errors when migrating file shares to SharePoint 2010
  • Map to content types
  • Make your content more "findable" by maintaining or adding metadata "tags" during or after migration
  • Ability to schedule file share migrations
  • Maintain historic and source information, and folder structures, or completely transform data during migration
  • Put content migration decisions into the hands of data owners, online or offline, using MS Excel
  • Discover content to be migrated based on date ranges, file size, or file extension
  • Integrates with SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata Service

About Axceler
Axceler solutions enable enterprises to simplify, optimize, and secure their collaborative platforms and have delivered award-winning administration software worldwide since 1994. For Microsoft SharePoint, Axceler offers ControlPoint and Davinci Migrator. ControlPoint is the best way to get control over a SharePoint environment giving SharePoint professionals the ability to manage permissions, copy sites, analyze activity and much more. Davinci Migrator is a best of breed migration solution for organizations upgrading SharePoint 2003 and 2007 to SharePoint 2010. It was named a "Best of Connections 2010" finalist in the Best SharePoint Product category by Penton Media's DevConnections, while the editors of Windows IT Pro named ControlPoint the Best SharePoint Product of 2009. For more information visit

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