We discussed with several Enterprise Vault FSA customers usability and requirements. It seems a lot of requirements could be fulfilled with a FSA client and usability could be improved.
- user archiving
- DoD issues with orphaned shotcuts could be solve
- Display of a thumbnail preview could be achieved (thumbnail DB in each directory read by FSA Client)
- FSA Utility functions could be included
- Many issues with shortcust could be resolved
Additionally a positive aspect for Symantec would be that EV gets more visibility. Maybe seamless integration is in generally favoured over visibility. I would agree upon this for EV for Exchange and EV for Sharepoint. However, for file system a FSA client could really have great added value and improve usability. Windows Explorer not the perfect file manager. Maybe Symantec could re-use some Norton Commander code as a basis