Dropbox Business teams are getting new tools to simplify and secure their cloud storage solutions.
Bespoke defaults and limits
Dropbox Business admins can now pick which will be the default team folders to sync to users computers. Individual tweaking can still optimise, but setting defaults may save drive space, server resources and set-up time.
Admins also get the ability to set member space limits. This should alleviate anxieties about uneven space usage by systematising rules.
Exporting data reports
Dropbox Business admins can also export team member data as a report. It’ll come as a CSV file, ready for analysis.
The report will summarise a range of info, including data usage, group membership, roles and some others. This should come in handy when sorting out access, security and budgets
Big brothering and preview-only
A new tag for individuals can make it so they won’t appear in team member lists. Practically, this grants a sort of invisible access to selected directories, which might be useful for non-intrusive oversight.
Also, downloads may now be disabled for selected files. This might seem very non-Dropbox, but folks will still be able to see file contents, but only via Dropbox’s own preview function.
Does Dropbox’s focused evolution give it an edge over more broadly-reaching cloud storage service options?
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