TS Sync beta opening up soon
We were at this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany when the new TS Sync cloud service was announced. This awesome service will finally let users synchronize their TeamSpeak data across all of their devices, including tablet, mobile, desktop or laptop. That means you'll no longer have to worry about gamer identity and server bookmarks being out of sync again. The service is promising to be secure, as your local device will be the one running the encryption/decryption, and the decrypted data will not be stored in the cloud. All major platforms will be supported, including Android, iOS, Windows and Linux.
Jeremy and Hans were both on site and registered for the TS Sync beta. While the beta is currently a separate program, the final product will be integrated in the TeamSpeak client software, and yes, it will be a standard feature when you download TeamSpeak. We will prepare a more detailed write-up of TS Sync once we've spent some time using the service.
New TeamSpeak 3 Server version is out!
Exciting new changes in TeamSpeak 3 Server, folks. Build 188.8.131.52 now uses MariaDB for the database, which is, of course an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. Most of the other scripts we run, including forum software, has already been converted to MariaDB, and we must say the change is for the better. You get all the benefts of MySQL and its compatibility with a combination of excellent community-based support. Take the usual precautions when converting and make sure to read the documentation first.
New spam-control measures now include the ability to restrict guest client permissions for server queries. Once a negate flag is set for guest users, the signal-to-noise ratio is improved noticably. Regular users will not be affected by this change. For servers that are already running, the negate flag has to be set manually. For new instances, the restriction is now a default.
New TeamSpeak 3 Client version released
TeamSpeak client 3.0.16 is out, with changes being mostly cosmetic. A couple of folks on the WM Slash forums were having DLL issues with Overwolf, which might be addressed with this release now. Other than that, we have two new icon packs and a new theme that feels a little more streamlined. Download TeamSpeak today and check it out for yourself. If you like the old icon pack, you can enable it again manually after updating.