|[December 04, 2012]
TeamViewer® Launches Version 8
TAMPA, Florida --(Business Wire)--
TeamViewer®, one of the world's most popular providers of remote control
and online meetings software, today announced the launch of TeamViewer
8. The highly anticipated upgrade expands client service capabilities
and provides faster and easier performance for both remote control and
online meetings sessions. With the new version, TeamViewer is
introducing the new TeamViewer Management Console, a cloud-based
administration tool especially addressing the needs of corporate
environments and with greater emphasis on accountability, stricter
security guidelines and the need for central control of their TeamViewer
The TeamViewer Management Console opens up completely new possibilities
for support teams in companies large and small. Key features in the new
TeamViewer Management Console include comprehensive user management,
connection reporting of all sessions and browser-based single-click
Comprehensive User Management
The Management Console offers a new set of user management capabilities.
All employees within a company using TeamViewer for IT support services
can be managed and controlled centrally over the web-based interface.
Some key new capabilities include:
Setting up a company profile to manage the entire support team
Setting up, adding or disabling TeamViewer accounts of employees using
TeamViewer for IT support
All support team members get access to important customer information
anytime, anywhere, as groups of the Computers & Contacts list can be
Setting read and write permissions for shared groups
Defining access rights within the TeamViewer Management Console (e.g.,
who may view connection reports)
Connection reporting of all sessions
Now the start and end times of all TeamViewer connections performed by a
support team, whether done from a Windows, Mac or Linux computer,
browser-based or from a smartphone, will be automatically stored.
Further enhancements include:
A new comment function enables users to write comments immediately
after each support session to better document the support services
Reports and comments make invoicing easier and more comprehensible for
all supporters involved
Browser-based single-click connections
The TeamViewer Management Console offers increased flexibility for IT
supporters as well:
Authentication credentials (ID and password) of important computers
and contacts are always at hand, as supporters have browser-based
accessto their TeamViewer accounts anytime, anywhere
Remote connections can be started conveniently with a single-click
directly from out of the browser-based TeamViewer Management Console
TeamViewer 8 also brings an impressive set of new business tools for
users of the remote control and online meetings software. Key new
developments include the ability to pass control of a remote session to
another expert, local printing from a remote computer, and a deeper
Microsoft (News - Alert) Outlook integration for increased comfort with online
meetings. Overview of the top new advances:
Session handover: Remote sessions can be handed over easily
"on-the-fly" from one expert to another
Remote printing: Easy remote printing e.g. in your home office from
your office computer
Deeper integration of TeamViewer into Microsoft Outlook allows easy
scheduling of online meetings directly in Microsoft Outlook. Meetings
will be saved in Outlook calendars
Transmission of remote sound and real-time video to the local device.
Video transmission is available exclusively in licensed connections.
Enhanced session recording: now sound and video can be recorded for
"Business users and IT administrators increasingly need more command and
control of the software they use every day," said Holger Felgner,
General Manager at TeamViewer. "TeamViewer 8 does just that by
expanding the feature set to not only include useful new tools like
session recording and Outlook integration, but also by adding a brand
new cloud component that administrators can use to streamline their
access and support - anytime, anywhere."
Windows 8 support
TeamViewer 8 is compatible with Windows 8, supporting the specific
Windows 8 commands (e.g. the Windows 8 charms bar) on a remote computer
directly via the toolbar in the remote control window. From touch screen
to touch screen users will experience the simple use of TeamViewer in
Windows 8 with the help of modern Multi-Touch-gestures.
Retina support for Mac users
The TeamViewer 8 user interface now also supports the Retina display,
enabling a crystal clear view on a Mac Book Pro.
New 24/7 remote access for Linux computers
TeamViewer 8 provides a new system service functionality for Linux
computers. With TeamViewer 8 Linux computers can be accessed remotely
24/7 including login, logout and system reboot - making it perfect for
server maintenance and home office access.
TeamViewer 8 is available now for Windows, Mac and Linux computers at http://www.teamviewer.com/download.
TeamViewer offers one-time purchase without recurring costs. TeamViewer
pricing is all-inclusive, and add-on components require no further
licensing. Business licenses for the complete solution, including
support and minor version updates, start at a one-time fee of $749. The
TeamViewer Management Console is an exclusive feature of the Premium and
Corporate license. For private users in a non-commercial environment,
TeamViewer is completely free.
For additional price and licensing information, please visit http://www.teamviewer.com/licensing
TeamViewer offers full encryption based on RSA (News - Alert) private/public key
exchange and AES 256 Bit encryption. This technology is based on the
same standards as https/SSL and is considered completely safe by today's
standards. The key exchange also guarantees a full client-to-client data
protection. This means that the TeamViewer routing servers are not able
to read the data stream.
Founded in 2005, TeamViewer is fully focused on the development and
distribution of high-end solutions for online communication and
collaboration. Available in over 30 languages, TeamViewer is one of the
world's most popular providers of remote control and online meetings
software. More information: www.teamviewer.com
© 2012 TeamViewer GmbH. All rights reserved.
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