OptiTune v5.8 Released, dramatically improves Remote Connect experience

We are pleased to announce the release of OptiTune Version 5.8

OptiTune V5.8 adds the following new features and updates:

  • Remote Connect – The Remote Connect application was significantly reworked for performance and responsiveness.  You will need to reinstall the Remote Connect viewer on your PC.  All managed PCs are automatically updated to the latest version.  Several areas of Remote Connect were improved:
    • Increased frame rate – Remote Connect now supports showing the remote desktop at up to 60 fps.  The overall experience has improved dramatically.
    • Color Depth – You can now choose which color depth to view the remote desktop, including 24-bit, 16-bit, 8-bit, and 4 or 2-bit gray scale.
    • High DPI Support – Remote Connect works with high DPI displays, both as a source and destination
    • Scaling – Several new options for scaling the remote desktop were added, including:
      • Actual Size – Show the remote desktop at actual size
      • Fit to Window – Zoom or shrink the remote desktop to fit the current window
      • Shrink Oversized – Only shrink the remote desktop to fit the current window
      • Zoom 50-400% – Zoom the remote desktop by the selected amount
    • 4K Monitor Support – Remote Connect now works correctly with 4K monitors, both as a source or destination
    • Save Configuration – Configure the default scaling options and color depth for the remote desktop.  This configuration is saved for the next time you run Remote Connect
    • File Transfer – When starting the File Transfer tool, it now navigates to the previous remote and local paths (stored per computer).  This setting can be changed as well in the Options dialog.
    • Parallel Compression – Remote Connect now includes parallel compression algorithms, allowing it to use multiple CPU cores
    • Copy and Paste – You can now copy and paste text between the local and remote computers, and vice versa
    • New Relay Servers – When connecting to a computer separated by multiple firewalls, a relay server is used to host the connection.  The relay server software was rewritten for improved performance.  New regions were also added for Australia, India, Japan, and South Korea, for a total of 16  distinct geographic regions.
    • Windows XP Support – Remote Connect continues to support Windows XP and Server 2003 R2 computers (and the embedded versions of these operating systems).
    • Bug Fixes:
      • Fixed several issues with displaying the remote cursor
      • Fixed an issue when connected to a Hyper-V host, and viewing a guest operating system, keystrokes would not be sent on Windows 2008 R2 hosts to the guest operating system
      • When changing sessions (e.g. when switching users or logging off), the new session’s desktop is now shown more quickly
  • CloudBerry Backup Integration – Fixed an integration issue with CloudBerry Managed Backup.   Previously the integration would sometimes fail to receive backup status when the CloudBerry Backup agent’s company name or product name was customized in the CloudBerry management portal.
  • Other Fixes – Several other fixes are included with this release:
    • Fixed an issue where you could not connect to a destination computer through the Remote Command Prompt, Powershell, or Remote Connect if the computer was in the process of restarting or shutting down.
    • Various other fixes and performance issues were addressed in the OptiTune agent