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Posted by Ken
Jan 8, 2018 at 12:08 AM

 

A question for those of you who have machines running Windows 7 and use OneDrive for file storage as I am looking at a new set-up that will now involve a desktop and a laptop.  I know that I can use a we-based application for task management, and am giving that consideration, but I also wanted to explore options that are not web-based applications (i.e. My Life Organized, InfoQube, Hyper Plan, etc.).  My employer offers OneDrive, but without any file sync option to our machines.  Does anybody know if there is a way to have non-Microsoft products (like the ones that I mentioned above) access files that are stored in OneDrive?  For example, can I have one of the above programs “installed” (as portable software) on both machines, but share the data file between them on OneDrive?  I have to confess a bit of ignorance to OneDrive as I just have not used it much over the past few years as we still have traditional file servers on-site in addition to OneDrive.  Any wisdom would be greatly appreciated as if I can find a way to share the data file, then I have more choices for task management software shared between my machines.

Thanks,

—Ken

P.S.  Dropbox and Box are not supported options by my employer and are discouraged from use, and non-standard issue software ( mostly Microsoft) is generally not installed on machines, so these are not available options.

 


Posted by Pierre Paul Landry
Jan 8, 2018 at 01:10 AM

 

Ken wrote:
> I also wanted to explore options that are not web-based applications (i.e. My Life Organized, InfoQube, Hyper Plan, etc.). 
> My employer offers OneDrive, but without any file sync option to our machines.

Can you explain what you mean by that ? OneDrive is just a folder on your HD plus sync with the web server, not ?

> Does anybody know if there is a way to have non-Microsoft products (like the ones that I mentioned above) access files that are stored in OneDrive?
> For example, can I have one of the above programs “installed” (as portable software) on both machines, but share the data file between them on OneDrive?

Without sync, not sure…

A LAN folder is not an option to share data between computer /apps ?

Pierre
http://www.infoqube.biz

 


Posted by Ken
Jan 8, 2018 at 03:05 AM

 

Hi Pierre,

Thank you for the reply.  I have nested my answers to your questions below.  This has been a very helpful start to solving this problem.

Thanks,

—Ken

Pierre Paul Landry wrote:
Ken wrote:
>> I also wanted to explore options that are not web-based applications
>(i.e. My Life Organized, InfoQube, Hyper Plan, etc.). 
>> My employer offers OneDrive, but without any file sync option to our
>machines.
> >Can you explain what you mean by that ? OneDrive is just a folder on
>your HD plus sync with the web server, not ?

At present, there are two ways that I have been accessing files on OD.  The first is when I log into the Office portal (when out of the office).  The second is through a log in on my desktop, and I believe through the Save/Save As options in MS products.  Due to my past preference for the network hard drives, I just never dug deeper into how to best use OD.  There may be a way to access it from the desktop, but I do not believe there is any active sync happening as we are not supposed to store any files on our C: drives.

>> Does anybody know if there is a way to have non-Microsoft products
>(like the ones that I mentioned above) access files that are stored in
>OneDrive?
>> For example, can I have one of the above programs “installed” (as
>portable software) on both machines, but share the data file between
>them on OneDrive?
> >Without sync, not sure…
> >A LAN folder is not an option to share data between computer /apps ?

Actually, I think that you just may have solved my problem.  I forgot that my laptop uses Junos Pulse to connect to the servers when I am away from the office.  I believe that it does allow me access to the network hard drives, and it that is correct, then I can keep my data files on one of the servers (as I do now) and then access it from either machine.  I need to test this out, but I believe that it may allow me to bypass the whole OD issue (and allow me some time to better learn what is and is not possible with OD in our network).
> >Pierre
>http://www.infoqube.biz
>

 


Posted by Pierre Paul Landry
Jan 8, 2018 at 03:52 AM

 

Hi Ken,

From what I gather, Junos Pulse is a VPN solution. I can’t say for the other desktop solutions you’re contemplating, but InfoQube uses the JET database engine which, for large IQBases, is not very reliable (and slow) on a VPN. For a small one, it should work however.

Other ideas could be:
- portable drive (USB/SD) <—Obvious suggestion, which is probably ruled out for security reasons
- Remote Desktop (Win or TeamViewer) to you office PC (which has a good LAN connection to the server) <—works fine on Android tablets / IPad too !
- If simultaneous multi-user access / update is not a requirement, it should be possible to use a RAMDrive and set the IQ backup path to the VPN connected server
  (IQ would be started from a batch file to copy the VPN connected server file to the RAMDrive)

Pierre

 


Posted by Ken
Jan 8, 2018 at 05:12 AM

 

Pierre Paul Landry wrote:
Hi Ken,
> >From what I gather, Junos Pulse is a VPN solution. I can’t say for the
>other desktop solutions you’re contemplating, but InfoQube uses the JET
>database engine which, for large IQBases, is not very reliable (and
>slow) on a VPN. For a small one, it should work however.
> >Other ideas could be:
>- portable drive (USB/SD)

<-- Obvious suggestion, which is probably
>

ruled out for security reasons
>- Remote Desktop (Win or TeamViewer) to you office PC (which has a good
>LAN connection to the server)

<-- works fine on Android tablets / IPad
>

too !
>- If simultaneous multi-user access / update is not a requirement, it
>should be possible to use a RAMDrive and set the IQ backup path to the
>VPN connected server
>  (IQ would be started from a batch file to copy the VPN connected
>server file to the RAMDrive)
> >Pierre

Hi Pierre,

Thanks for the additional suggestions.  I believe that I do have some version of a remote desktop (Juniper?), but I am not sure if that will work as I am looking for something that allows a quick change between machines (i.e. closing the data file), and logging in from home is quite slow.

BTW, if I am able to squirrel away a few hours, what is the best tutorial/beginners’ guide to IQ?  Should I use the help file, or is there something better to get a person up and running (or walking)?

Thanks,

—Ken

 


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