In looking at how the users will get files on and off the device I was hoping ShareFile would be my solution but after calling support I found out there's now way to trigger the "Open In" option built into iOS to get files from ShareFile into Word or Excel. Yes, I know there are built in Editors, we prefer to use the native Microsoft one. I realize there's no "file system" to navigate on an iOS device but other programs seem to be able to get documents back and forth without problems - in this case, supposedly DropBox can do this just fine (although I haven't tested it, just saw the option when reading reviews). I've loved ShareFile, but when your competitor can do something, you'd better catch up quick - this is one of those things that make people ask me, the sys admin, why we don't use DropBox since it does something we need it to. I'm now in a position to either scrap this idea, use DropBox, or use Microsofts OneDrive. This combined with other things starts to make ShareFile less relevant as a solution. I'd be happy to beta test things too - I've been a beta tester for companies like Intuit and VMWare for numerous years.
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