These releases are packed with improvements across the board and major new features which we're certain will give you a massive productivity boost.
For the past two years we worked hard to make these the best versions of our products we ever released! While the Coronavirus crisis certainly had an impact on all of us, our remote work culture helped us navigate through these challenging times. We hope that our products even helped YOU to improve your work-from-home experience and be more productive in a new environment.
So without further ado, let's dive right into what's new, starting with Royal TS.
Before diving into all the great, new features, we want to take a quick moment to talk about some fundamental changes we made and the impact they will have for you and us going forward. Royal TS 6.0 is now a "self-contained" .NET 5 application which means that the requirement to have the correct .NET Framework installed is gone. We ship all the necessary files which are needed to run Royal TS. Our download packages are now a bit bigger but switching to .NET 5 certainly has its benefits:
Also worth mentioning is that we are now focusing on x64 targeting and are essentially dropping support for the x86 architecture. Royal TS might still work in x86 environments but we will not actively test our app on that architecture. As soon as we get proper ARM64 support from Microsoft for our toolchain, we will also focus on providing support for this architecture.
With these important under-the-hood changes out of the way, let's dive into new features:
These are just some of the awesome new features in Royal TS 6.0. Of course there's a host of additional improvements, enhancements and new features which you can read more about here.
Royal TSX has always focused on providing a streamlined and clean user interface that feels intuitive for our macOS users. At the same time, we strive to make the app more powerful with every release and aim to eek out every bit of performance. In this release we're taking all of these core values to the next level!
There are many, many more "quality-of-life" improvements in this release like being able to store your 1Password and KeePass master passwords in the Keychain and protecting them with Touch ID. Or the fact that you can now filter the navigation panel to show only connected sessions. Configuring and managing inheritance of credentials, tasks and gateways is now easier than ever. Terminal and File Transfer connections also received substantial updates and of course, we improved performance wherever we saw an opportunity to make things more fluid.
There's so much more exciting stuff in this release which you can read more about on this dedicated website.
Arguably, the most important features of any server product are stability, performance and reliability. And that's exactly what we've been focusing on for this release.
Royal Server V4 received the same .NET 5 treatment as Royal TS (for Windows). This means that memory usage and performance are much improved. There's no need to install the "correct" .NET Framework anymore as it is now packaged with Royal Server. And the switch to .NET 5 of course also has the same future development benefits we already outlined in the Royal TS (for Windows) section.
In addition to these valuable under-the-hood improvements, we also revamped the configuration system to be both, more powerful and more flexible at the same time. All logging-related functionality has been improved too and is now more configurable, powerful and reliable than before.
Of course, there are more features and improvements in this release which you can read about on this dedicated website.
This concludes our quick overview over what's new in our products, but there's one last thing we'd like to share with you…
Finally! We now have our very own customer portal at my.royalapps.com!
The customer portal allows you to easily manage your existing licenses, extend your maintenance and even request free upgrades. By default, it shows all licenses that are covered by active software maintenance. In case you want to also see your older licenses, you can adjust the filter to show all licenses.
To get started, just register with the email address you used during the order process.
We hope you enjoy these great, new updates to our products and our brand new customer portal as much as we enjoyed building them over the past two years.
Enjoy the summer!
Your Royal Apps Team