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What’s new in SPACEWatch Storage Suite v6.2
If you already own SPACEWatch Storage Suite v6.1 (or earlier) then you'll find plenty of exciting new
features in v6.2. You will find all the details below, and you might also find these release notes handy.
Manage pictures, video and music - find
similar looking pictures
SPACEWatch Desktop Edition supports
media management. It includes
advanced features like finding pictures
that look similar - even if they have
been rotated, cropped, re-sized or are in different formats.
You can also view on a map where pictures were taken - and
add your own geographic data when this isn’t provided by the
camera. Read more.
Search and Reporting
File search based on advanced User Properties
SPACEWatch Enterprise Edition now supports
search based on user properties, like status,
location, organization and group.
For example, you can limit a search to
disabled and unused users, or users in a
particular city. Using the “my team” option you
limit searches to files owned by your direct
reports. The Group option lets you limit
searches to users within a particular group.
Unused users are users who haven’t logged in to the network
for at least three months.
User properties are saved as part of a Saved Search - so they
can be used in scheduled reports, for example. When you run
the scheduled report the user property will be completed. For
example, “unused users” will be found when the report is run -
not when it is created.
Initially user properties are available in the User Finder and
File Finder tools.
Saved Searches in the Directory Finder
It has always been possible to save searches
in the File Finder. You can then use re-run
these saved searches with one click - or use
them as the basis for scheduled reports or
automated storage management like file
This saved search feature has now been
extended to the Directory Finder. Complete a
search and click on Saved Search. Enter a
unique name and you’re done. it will now appear in the new
“Saved Searches” section of the Directory Finder tool.
In-line archiving of File Duplicates
it is now possible to archive duplicate files “in-
line” - either manually through the
SPACEWatch Client, or using a scheduled
In-line archiving is the process of choosing one of the files in a
set of duplicates, then archiving the other files by replacing them
with a shortcut to the one that remains.
In this way files are de-duplicated without having to archive files
to secondary storage.
New file type groups
The File Types tool lets you view different
groups of related file types, and the storage
they are consuming. These have now been
expanded to include a range of other common
groupings. These can be edited and removed as previously
using the group edit option.
By default the detailed types list is now
grouped in the same way - and it is possible to
expand a particular file type to see how files of
this type are distributed across the network.
Context menus are available to look at more
detail at any particular point in this expansion.
More flexible trends navigation
When historic trends are being viewed, it is
now possible to navigate backwards and
forwards in the currently chosen time period -
e.g. year, month, day etc.
When trends are displayed, the navigator buttons will appear
alongside the “Period” selection.
Updated user interface
The user interface for SPACEWatch has been
updated to the current “Microsoft Fluent”
design standard. This is the standard used in
Microsoft Office 2010, and sees the re-
appearance of a more intuitive “File” tab rather than a start