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Release details of previous inSync Clients

This topic contains information about the release details of previous inSync Client releases. Click the required release version to expand and see the release details. 

Release details of inSync Client 5.8
  • IPv6 Support
    With the advent of IPv6, an internet protocol, many organizations have started planning for IPv6 support and are increasingly looking for applications to support IPv6. inSync 5.8 now supports IPv6 and it enables customers to use inSync over Microsoft DirectAccess. For more information, see inSync IPv6 Support.
  • New Sync & Share Capabilities
    Collaborating with users within and outside the organization just got easier with inSync Share!
    inSync 5.8 enables users to quickly share links to files and folders through a single step process. To enhance the collaboration experience, inSync 5.8 now enables email IDs to auto populate and allows users to add any context around the link (to the file or folder) they are sharing. For more information, see Create and share a link.
    Selective sync provides more granular controls for end users to choose which folders or subfolders they want to sync to their device. In doing so, end-users gain more flexibility and control over the information that gets synchronized and thereby allows them to save on storage (minimize disk utilization) and bandwidth consumption. 
Release details of inSync Client 5.7
  • Office 2016 support
    inSync 5.7 now supports Office 2016. Organizations can leverage the inSync Email Backup functionality to backup Office 2016.
    To ensure that email files of Outlook 2016 are safely backed up, IT managers can easily configure email clients.For more information on Office 2016 configuration, see Include emails for backup.
Release details of inSync Client 5.6
  • Client User Interface Enhancements
    inSync 5.6 provides the following UI enhancements in Client:
    Simplified workflow for adding new folders instead of the pop-up window, and display of contextual information (path) for existing folders. Client 5.6 is redefined to provide contextual information upfront, such as the following: Information about backup operations such as the approximate size of the directory. Enhanced user interface for viewing Last Backup Details. Information about share operations such as time and date when the sync operation was last completed, and the list of recently-synced files. To reduce clutter while configuring folders for backup, the hidden files are not displayed unless specified to do so. New Sync & Share menu that provides the following capabilities: Information about the time and date when the sync operation was last completed, and the list of recently-synced files. Ability to access the Share Web or the shared folder on your computer. Ability to change the location of the inSync Share folder. Displays the approximate size of the directory, configured by you or the inSync administrator.Capability to pause sync operation, pause backup operation, or pause both sync and backup operations simultaneously.For more information, see Navigation Changes.
  • Windows 10 and El-Capitan Support
    inSync 5.6 now supports Windows 10 and OS X El-Capitan. Organizations can easily leverage inSync to perform OS Migrations, Device Refreshes or Break-Fix device migrations to the new OS platforms seamlessly by utilizing the “System, App Setting” feature (also known as Persona Backup).
  • Improved Status and Error Reporting
    inSync 5.6 promises more concise and actionable backup status reporting with color coded backup states and messages. For more information about the messages, see List of inSync Client notifications.
  • 3G/4G Hotspot and Mi-Fi Detection
    inSync 5.6 now enables end-users to disable endpoint backups via personal mobile hotspots and Mi-Fi devices. This allows end-users and organizations to minimize their personal hotspot or Mi-Fi data usage and costs. The end-user can disable endpoint backups or unblock blocked networks. inSync administrators can enable end users to opt out of networks for backup while creating a profile or updating an existing profile. Once the permissions are granted to the end users, end users can block specific networks from backing up data.
  • Exclusion of External HDDs from Backup
    IT administrators now have the flexibility of restricting end-users from backing up data on external hard drives (HDDs). By not allowing end-users to backup data from external hard drives, IT administrators can minimize their storage requirements and also ensure end-users don't exceed their maximum storage quota easily. IT administrators now have the flexibility of restricting end-users from backing up data on external HDDS.
    To use this feature contact Druva Support.
  • Mac Finder Sync Extension for inSync Share

    Seamless integration with Systems Finder plugin for Mac, that offers highly-functional context menu. For Apple's OS X El Capitan onwards, the Share options are available at the top level and not as sub menus.
    The File Finder menu will appear as follows:

    The Folder Finder menu will appear as follows:

Deprecated feature Automatically pause backups when applications are in full-screen view on Mac.
Release details of inSync Client 5.5
  • New icon for inSync Client
    inSync Client now has a new icon:
  • Improved visual experience for inSync Client on HiDPI displays:
    inSync Client now runs on HiDPI (high density) displays. inSync Client user interface is now visually appealing under various scaling factors.
  • Enhanced data privacy and data integrity using inSync Client
    inSync Client now supports TLS version 1.2 for enhanced data privacy and data integrity. This provides you with enhanced security for your data by preventing eavesdropping, tampering, or forgery.
Release details of inSync Client 5.4.2
  • Single Firewall Port Support: 443
    To ensure even greater security and firewall management, inSync 5.4.2 now directs all communication traffic through a single port (SSL/443) for Backup, Restore, Sync, and Share, reducing the number of required firewall ports for deployment. You can also continue to use port 80/6061, if you prefer to use your earlier port configuration. For more information, see Network ports.
  • Global Folder Exclusion
    IT now has greater flexibility in what inSync backs up on end-user devices through the exclusion of specified folders, which is now available in the global exclusions user interface. You can create a global exclusion list for file types and folders that you want to exclude from inSync backups. The inSync client excludes the files types that you specify in the global exclude list irrespective of the filters set at the folder level by the inSync administrator or the user.
    For more information, see Configure the global exclude list.
  • Global Language Support
    inSync is now qualified and released in Japanese. Translations cover the end-user inSync client interface, inSync Web interface, and documentation. With the addition of multilingual support, you can install the inSync client in Japanese, German, and French languages in addition to the default English language. You can now view and manage the inSync Web portal, and start accessing your inSync account to restore and share data in your preferred language.
Release details of inSync Client 5.4.1
  • High-performance for Mac endpoints
    FSEvents (File System Events API in Mac OS X) integration to detect incremental changes to file, minimizing system resource usage by up to 40%.
  • Enhanced security for endpoint devices
    PIN and encryption of data, enabling or disabling copy, paste, and print functionality, restricting open-in with whitelisting functionality to other apps, and de-provisioning of the inSync mobile app.
  • Time-based file locking
    File locking is a mechanism that restricts share users from simultaneously editing the same shared files to prevent file conflicts.
    Users can exclusively edit a file for a duration of time to avoid file editing conflicts, while also providing a mechanism to ensure locks are removed so other collaborators can efficiently edit shared content when needed.
  • User data privacy
    The user data privacy feature is enhanced to ensure that when administrator access to user data is disabled, the administrator cannot: Perform data restores for users. View files and folder names that users have restored or downloaded in the user audit trail. Download log files pertaining to a user's inSync activities. Perform an analytic search for the users.
  • Improved end-user experience
    With the enhanced Pause functionality, you can configure inSync to resume after an hour, a day, or at the next scheduled backup. On Mac, if you put your laptop in a presentation mode when a backup is in progress, backup operations will automatically pause. inSync automatically pauses backup operation when the battery percentage level of your laptop reaches the percentage level that you define. With Finder (Mac) & Explorer (Windows) integration, inSync provides a familiar and intuitive experience. Users can search their inSync Share content on inSync Web. Users can view the total number of files and the size of the data that they want to restore. When the inSync client starts the backup operation, users can view the total data size for backup.
  • Enhanced sharing permissions
    Workspace owners can provide expanded responsibilities to collaborators to become co-managers, distributing the day-to-day management of workspaces and providing more defined roles to other users: manager, editor, or viewer.
  • Configure the maximum file upload size for Share
    The inSync administrators can now configure the maximum size of the file that users can upload to inSync Share by using the inSync Web. The maximum size that you can configure is up to 1000 MB.
  • Enable a user or a user device
    For improved performance and scalability, when the inSync administrator disables a user or a user device, the inSync Cloud now checks for updates on the user or user device status every 30 minutes instead of every minute. Therefore, the inSync client can take up to 30 minutes to perform the manual backup, scheduled backup, restore, auto-upgrade, decommission, and sync operations after the user or the user device is enabled. Users can continue to use inSync Web for downloading their backup data and for collaborating with other users.
Release details of inSync Client 5.4
  • Improved end-user experience
    The new, improved inSync Web interface ensures a user-friendly share and collaboration experience. Continuous downloads ensure that interrupted downloads resume automatically once Internet connectivity is established.
Release details of inSync Client 5.3.1
  • Improved backup and restore experience
    Real-time adjustments to bandwidth fluctuations ensuring a fair distribution of available bandwidth among inSync clients and a smooth backup and restore experience.
  • Efficient administration
    Administrators can disable backups over different types of data networks. User rollout report providing administrators complete transparency on deployment and first use of inSync client in an organization. More options for administrators when granting users the ability to restrict administrator access to their data.
  • Enhanced user experience
    Real-time file-sharing sync status in the inSync client UI. Intelligent handling of files in inSync Share with identical file names but different alphabet cases. Extended platform support for OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.
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