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The email and collaborative software compression and optimization experts since 1995.

Z-OptimiZr Real-Time for SharePoint

The goal of Z-OptimiZr Real-Time for SharePoint (Z-OptimiZr RT for SharePoint) is to reduce the size of the files uploaded to your SharePoint servers.

Z-OptimiZr RT installs and runs on your SharePoint servers and reduces automatically and transparently the size of the files uploaded by your SharePoint users delivering on average the large benefit of 20% to 90% storage volume savings depending on file types and contents.

These savings then propagate to your network when the files having been processed by Z-OptimiZr RT at upload time are downloaded by the SharePoint users. Smaller files not only require less storage and network resources, but are also processed faster by your SharePoint servers and downloaded faster by your SharePoint users.

Files most probably represent a very significant part (frequently more than 90%) of the data volume handled within your SharePoint infrastructure.
Reducing significantly the global amount of storage, CPU, IOs, and network bandwidth consumed by the file traffic and processing accelerates not only all of the SharePoint tasks related to the files, but more globally your entire SharePoint organization.

Z-OptimiZr Real-Time for SharePoint includes the following file optimization features:

Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint operates transparently and automatically. SharePoint users have nothing special to do; they upload their files to the SharePoint servers as usual.

MK Zip SP RT process the files uploaded to SharePoint server libraries

  • Using any browser
  • Dragged and dropped to the Windows Explorer opened on SharePoint libraries
  • Saved from MS Office applications
  • Using Skydrive

Using the Z-OptimiZr SP RT administration SharePoint web site that comes with the product, the SharePoint Administrator defines the behavior of Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint (for example to perform XML file optimization for some SharePoint sites or libraries and image file optimization for others).

Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint optimizes the files being uploaded by the SharePoint users in real time, before to store them in the target SharePoint libraries.

As soon as Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint is installed (takes only a few minutes), it starts delivering 20% to 90% volume savings (depending on file types and contents) on the files uploaded to your SharePoint server.

Both the Z-OptimiZr SP RT optimization engine and administration web site are delivered under the form of fully standard WSP packages. Their deployment is fully handled by the SharePoint solution deployment layer.

the Z-OptimiZr SP RT optimization engine can be activated/deactivated on some site collections using the standard SharePoint Central Admin.

The status of the Z-OptimiZr SP RT optimization engine and of the administration web site are displayed by the SharePoint Central Admin.


More details about the Z-OptimiZr RT for SharePoint features

Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint provides native XML and JPG picture file optimization, enabling to drastically reduce the size of the files uploaded to the SharePoint servers.

The optimization of the XML and picture file uploaded by the SharePoint users occurs at the time of the upload, in real time.

The files are optimized before to be stored in the SharePoint libraries.

XML File (DOCX, PPTX, XLSX) Native Optimization


Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint provides configurable, automatic and transparent native XML optimization for all Microsoft Office 2007 - 2010 - 2013 DOCX, PPTX and XLSX files uploaded to the SharePoint server.

The Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint XML file volume reduction features apply natively to the DOCX, PPTX and XLSX files (the resulting files remain as native DOCX, PPTX and XLSX files, but made significantly smaller by Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint).

Since the optimized XML files remain as XML files (for instance an optimized PPTX file remains as a PPTX file), the Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint XML optimization feature achieves the maximum possible level of transparency in terms of volume reduction for Microsoft Office XML files.
There is simply no need for any particular software or add-ons other than Microsoft Office to open them.

The average volume reduction obtained on a set of several hundred Microsoft Office XML files of all types randomly downloaded from various web sites was over 50%.

The XML optimization feature can be activated on a per SharePoint site or on a per SharePoint library basis and, if needed, for some file types only.

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JPG Picture File Native Optimization


Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint provides configurable, automatic and transparent native volume optimization for all JPG picture files uploaded to the SharePoint server.

The Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint image file volume reduction features applies natively to the JPG files (the resulting files remain JPG files, but made significantly smaller by Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint).

Since the optimized picture files remain as picture files (an optimized JPG file remains as a JPG file) the Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint picture optimization feature achieves the maximum possible level of transparency in terms of volume reduction for picture files.
There is simply no need for any particular software or add-ons other than the usual picture file viewers and editors to open them.

The average volume reduction obtained on a set of several hundred image files of all types collected from various sources was over 75%.

By default the original dimensions of the images are preserved. Z-OptimiZr Parameters enable to automatically resize smaller the image files exceeding configurable maximum dimensions. you can for instance and for a given library or site collection dedicated to mobile users force the JPG redimensioning to 800 x 600 while keeping the original image dimensions for other libraries or site collections.

The picture file optimization feature can be activated on a per SharePoint site or on a per SharePoint library basis.

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Z-OptimiZr Real Time for SharePoint - Configuration


Z-OptimiZr RT for SharePoint includes numerous parameters.

Z-OptimiZr RT for SharePoint comes with an administration application provided under the form of a SharePoint web site. This web site enables the Z-OptimiZr RT administrators to fully manage the Z-OptimiZr RT parameters and behavior through a web browser.

the XML optimization and image optimization features can be activated only for some sites or libraries and only for given file types.

Additional parameters enable to configure each feature.

Multiple profiles, each containing a specific parameter set, can be defined and applied to given SharePoint sites or libraries.

Updated parameters are refreshed dynamically when saved while Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint is running.

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Z-OptimiZr Real Time for SharePoint - Log Files


Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint can be configured to produce detailed log files enabling to measure the delivered savings on a per file basis. Log files are produced in CSV format and can be opened using Microsoft Excel.

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Z-OptimiZr Real Time for SharePoint - Monitor


Cumulated numbers are also provided through a monitor measuring and displaying the cumulated savings in real time.

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