Does the software download every file every time?
No, that’s not needed. The manner in which Easier365 and Revelation 3.5 work is this.
First it downloads the folder structure and files names and places this in a local database. The software then allows you to check the file names for all or perhaps just some of the files you require. At the next sync the software will download those files.
From that point on, the software will follow those instructions and download just the files that have been updated on SharePoint. If you have asked for all new files in a given folder, the software will watch that SharePoint folder for you and incrementally add those new files.
The software will of course also upload any new or updated files you have created locally and add this to SharePoint.
On each synchronisation, the software simply talks to SharePoint and both ask, “What’s new? What’s been updated?” and it is just those files that are transferred.
Does Easier365 download partial files?
No, the software will download a complete file. We investigated downloading partial file updates but, especially with Microsoft Word, there was no advantage. Word documents are quite complex, with changes occurring throughout the document. In practice it took longer with more risk of damaging the content of the document. Also, the software will only download the documents that have been updated or changed in some way so the actual data interchange is kept to a minimum.
You can be assured that once synchronised, the document on your computer will be the mirror image of the document stored in SharePoint.
This page covers a frequently asked question regarding this version of the software.
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