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TeamViewer 12 ships with faster file transfers

TeamViewer 12 is the latest version of the popular remote control software that is still available as a free and several commercial packages.

The list of changes is long and published on the official TeamViewer site. Not all features found their way into the free version however. This is indicated by version information listed underneath specific features.

One of the more interesting ones, called Remote QuickSteps, is only available to Premium and above customers. The new feature enables you to create one-click shortcuts for remote support actions. This allows you to save time when you want those actions performed as you just need to click once for that with Remote QuickSteps.

TeamViewer 12

teamviewer 12 interface

All TeamViewer customers benefit from a new sticky note feature. This allows you to leave a sticky note behind on the remote desktop.

Another important change makes file transfers up to 20 times faster according to TeamViewer. File transfer speeds of up to 200 MB/s are now supported by TeamViewer.

teamviewer 12

TeamViewer 12 supports high frame rate screen sharing with up to 60 fps. The change should improve the visual quality of the feed so that stuttering or lag are experienced less often than before.

The next new feature, Intelligent Connections Setup, improves connections further. It is an automated system that makes adjustment "based on your network conditions and system hardware" to achieve the best possible connection quality.

Last but not least, you may experience smoother remote sessions with TeamViewer 12. This means better feedback from touch, keyboard and mouse activities.

One interesting feature that TeamViewer 12 ships with is support for mobile to mobile remote connections. This is only available for premium accounts and above, but lets you remote control and screen share from Android, iOS or Windows Phone to another cross-platform.

TeamViewer 12 supports remote access to Windows Phone, but that is also only available to Premium and above accounts.

Here is a list of other features new to TeamViewer 12:

  1. Remote Control Tabs for Mac OS -- Run multiple remote sessions on Mac OS in tabs.
  2. Service Case Notifications -- React faster to email and pop-up notifications (Business and above)
  3. Simplified Client interface.
  4. OneDrive for Business support -- Access files stored on OneDrive for Business during online meetings and remote sessions.
  5. Silent Host roll Out -- Deploy TeamViewer on as many devices as you like with a single-click (Corporate and above).
  6. Remote Device Dashboard -- Look at critical performance information during remote sessions, and take actions with the new dashboard.
  7. Code re-write -- Significant backend optimizations according to TeamViewer.
  8. Device Connection Reports -- Display all inbound connections in the Management Console (Corporate and above).
  9. TeamViewer Policy Assignment -- Improved control of TeamViewer settings for all managed devices (Business and above).
  10. Service Case Chat -- Your customers may contact you via chat even before they receive support. (Business and above).
  11. TeamViewer Policy API -- Use the API to deploy settings to any number of devices (Premium and above).

Closing Words

TeamViewer 12 introduces several interesting features. While new features are limited for free users, some like faster file transfers, or better connection quality are available to all.

The next couple of days or weeks will show how good the release really is.

Now You: Do you use TeamViewer 12 or another remote control software?

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    Comments

    1. Darren said on November 29, 2016 at 6:27 pm
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      I use Radmin. Is blazing fast, secure, and lets you connect peer to peer without passing everything through a central server.

    2. hirobo said on November 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm
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      A bit confused. What exactly does this software do in layman terms?

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 29, 2016 at 9:21 pm
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        You get remote access to other computers. Basic example: you are the person your family or friends ask when they have PC problems. Instead of having to come over each time, you could start a remote session, and control the PC using TeamViewer.

    3. Swanny said on November 30, 2016 at 12:43 am
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      “All TeamSpeak customers benefit from a new sticky note feature. This allows you to leave a sticky note behind on the remote desktop.”

      Is that meant to be TeamViewer? :P

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 30, 2016 at 7:22 am
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        Yes of course ;)

    4. George said on November 30, 2016 at 12:53 am
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      These type of programs are incredibly helpful time-savers, novice PC users will always be around. As the recent TeamViewer case shows however, they inherently pose serious security issues and some extra attention always needs to be taken when using them.

      Darren mentioned Radmin, I took a look but it seems very expensive if you want to use it with friends/family. TeamViewer remains free for standard usage and is probably hard to beat in this area.

      1. Swanny said on November 30, 2016 at 2:00 am
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        Enabling 2FA will help to cancel out a lot of the security risks behind TeamViewer.

        1. Mikhoul said on December 1, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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          You’re right but the big problem from the people “hacked” few months ago was NOT from Teamviewer directly, it was because they use the SAME weak passwords for every account, once a hacker found one password he have an easy access to most of the victim accounts (Including TeamViewer) and just with the email account it’s easy to reset most of the other passwords including Bank/Paypal account..

          I use TV on many many computers and never had any security problem but I don’t use easy password to guess. :)

    5. ilev said on November 30, 2016 at 7:28 am
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      Portable version 12.0.71503 at http://portableapps.com/

    6. Anonymous said on November 30, 2016 at 9:22 am
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      @ilev – they already provide their own portable: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/ .. scroll to the bottom .. big blue box with the words “download portable”

    7. Ben said on November 30, 2016 at 11:14 am
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      Alternative:
      AnyDesk
      http://anydesk.com/remote-desktop
      German company

      1. Jeff-FL said on December 1, 2016 at 12:30 am
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        That’s what I use. F**k Teamviewer and their stupid-ass “commercial use suspected” nags. Anydesk works great and is far less restrictive.

      2. Mikhoul said on December 1, 2016 at 10:41 pm
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        It look promising but for now lack of the support for Android and IOS but from what I see there is even an alpha version for Android now and IOS is also in their plan.

        It’s good to have more than company it push for innovation for both company, they also charge lot less than TV half the price and offer yearly license too which could be useful.

        Thanks for the link ! :)

    8. Dave said on December 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm
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      Wasn’t there something bad about TeamViewer recently; like it got hacked or something?

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