M-Files 9.0 is the new version of the company's cloud and on-premise enterprise content management (ECM) solution.
New features include collaboration, file sharing and "co-authoring" via Windows Live SkyDrive; support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Office 2013, and Autodesk AutoCAD 2013; advanced support for multiple document vault deployments enabling sharing of documents and information between different vaults, whether installed on-premise or hosted in the cloud; and new vault replication capabilities that efficiently support businesses with geographically distributed operations, and enable flexible archiving, backup, publishing and collaboration in the cloud or on-premise.
M-Files OCR now provides bar code support (optional paid add-on module required), and a new "UI Extensibility Framework" enables extensive customization of the M-Files user interface and metadata card using HTML.
File data can now be decoupled from the M-Files central SQL Server database and saved to a new location for specialized search, backup, and other purposes. M-Files also supports all the SQL Server editions.
The solution can now display which users are currently logged in to the system. If necessary, such as when all concurrent licenses are in use, administrators can force certain users to log out in order to allow other users to log in. Automatic PDF file creation is now possible as part of state transitions in workflows. It's also now possible to perform a state transition with read-only access to the associated document or object.
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