2BrightSparks: Newsletter. October 2014


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Welcome to the October 2014 newsletter from 2BrightSparks.

In this packed issue, find out about the latest and greatest release of SyncBack V7, enjoy exclusive news about an unmissable offer to get your hands the all new SyncBack Touch for Windows, macOS and Android with a 50% launch discount, and discover new articles on Cloud Backup and Windows Variables.

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SyncBack V7 Released!

Enjoy the latest and greatest V7 upgrade to SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE and SyncBackFree.

SyncBackPro V7 Highlights - there's much more!:

Cloud Support: backup to and from Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Azure and Google Storage.

Supports Media Transfer Protocol: transfer media files to and from portable devices automatically. Backup your pictures, music files and movies.

Works with SyncBack Touch: SyncBackPro V7 works with SyncBack Touch to backup Windows, macOS, and Android devices.

Scripting Support: Configure the program and profiles using your own scripts. New scripting functions for V7

Blisteringly Fast: Enjoy a whopping 20% improvement in scan performance with the default filters

For those who already have V6 installed, do not uninstall/re-install, or you will lose your profiles and settings. Simply install 'over the top' of your current installation.

Download SyncBackPro V7

Download SyncBackSE V7

Download SyncBackFree V7

Review the history of changes for SyncBackFree/SE/Pro

What if I use a pre-version 7 of SyncBackPro/SE/Free?

Read the Article SyncBackPro/SE V7 Upgrades Explained for the full details, or check whether you qualify for a Free Upgrade Today (only for v4/5/6 users as the serial test will fail if you already have V7).

If you are running a version of "SyncBack" freeware (V3), install SyncBackFree and follow the installation instructions.

SyncBackFree, SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro

There are three versions of our backup program: "SyncBackFree" which is freeware, and "SyncBackSE" and "SyncBackPro" which are commercial programs.

Compare the freeware and commercial versions

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SyncBack Touch - Backup To and From Windows, macOS, and Android!

We're excited to announce the launch of SyncBack Touch, a cross-platform file server that allows SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE to backup, restore or sync with the files on any device that has SyncBack Touch installed!

SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE come with 2 FREE SyncBack Touch Licenses!

Think of SyncBack Touch as a small program that sits on your PC/Apple/laptop/tablet/
mobile phone that allows SyncBackPro or SE to connect to it to backup or synchronize the information on that device. It is not complex to use and has simple networking requirements. Plus, all communication between SyncBackPro/SE and SyncBack Touch is encrypted so security is taken care of.

SyncBack Touch can be installed on three different platforms: Windows, macOS, and Android. When installed on a computer running Windows it can copy open/locked files or access files without access rights problems. For more technical users, this is something that FTP servers cannot do. On top of that, it can backup all drives using just one profile as SyncBack Touch has a virtual file-system.

SyncBackPro/SE can find SyncBack Touch devices on your local network so you do not even need to know the hostname or IP address of the device running SyncBack Touch (another advantage compared to FTP). For example, you could have SyncBackPro/SE backup all your photos as soon as your SyncBack Touch mobile device connects to your local Wi-Fi or network.

Importantly, SyncBack Touch provides SyncBackPro/SE with the exact kind of information it needs in order to perform efficiently. There are no compatibility issues like you will often run into with FTP for example. SyncBack Touch has been made specifically to be used with SyncBackPro/SE which guarantees that information will be provided as if SyncBackPro/SE itself was running on the target device.

Business Users enjoy the advantages of more efficient backup procedures as SyncBack Touch requires less administrative effort to manage. Working with SyncBackPro/SE, SyncBack Touch eases the maintenance burden:

In the Windows version, users have nothing to configure or corrupt. There is no user interface and it’s completely transparent to the user. There’s no need to worry about Windows passwords changing as it uses the system account.

No need to worry about scheduling as it's all done centrally instead of on the client computer.

No need to worry about setting usernames and passwords as it can be controlled centrally using SBMS (SyncBack Management System).

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Save 50% on SyncBack Touch Today!

To celebrate the launch of SyncBack Touch we have a very special offer for you.

SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE come with 2 FREE SyncBack Touch Licenses!

There's even more! For a limited period you can also enjoy 50% off the sale of SyncBack Touch. Note that SyncBack Touch works with SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE.

Buy 5 Pack Home License and Save 50%

Buy Licenses for business use at 50% Off

Alternatively you may enter the coupon below into the top right store text field, but remember, you must have a license of SyncBack Touch in the store cart for the coupon to work!


System Requirements

Windows: XP SP3 or newer

Apple: OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer

Android: 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) or newer. Android devices must also use ARMv7 CPU's that support the NEON. Please note that Android 3.x (Honeycomb) is NOT supported.

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New Articles at 2BrightSparks

Since our last newsletter we have published new articles that focus on Cloud Backup and Windows Variables. We've also published the segement on Runtime Intelligence which featured in our June newsletter:

Cloud Backup

This article focuses on Cloud Backup and considers its strengths and weaknesses. You might store, backup, or synchronize data to the Cloud using a service like Google Cloud Storage, Apple iCloud, or Amazon S3, but if you think local backups are not necessary because of the Cloud, think again...

What are Variables and Why are they Used?

In order to make sure applications store your data in the correct place (regardless of which OS is used), variables can be used to request for and return the values of these paths dynamically. In this article we will be looking at variables and how they can benefit users.

Runtime Intelligence

SyncBackPro V7 and SyncBackSE V7 asks whether you would allow the transmission of non-personally identifiable information to help improve your experience. This article throws light on the world of what is known as Runtime Intelligence and provides some advice about what to consider when making the decision to opt-in or out.

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Lucky Draw Winners

Every month, ten lucky winners who complete the SyncBackSE/Pro survey forms receive a free license for OnClick Utilities. The link to the survey is contained in the order confirmation email. We will even allow you to transfer your license to friends or family if you've already got a license. Good luck!

To date, over 1220 lucky people have already received free software from us just by simply completing the survey, so what are you waiting for?

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Until Next Time

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