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Synology Logo Synology has opened public beta for the upcoming version of its NAS OS.

Synology has announced the launch of the public beta for its DSM 4.2 NAS OS.

Improvements in this version for home users include:

  • Quick Connect adds support for DS audio, DS photo+ and new DS cloud apps for remote access with no need for router port forwarding
  • DS cloud is launched to allow iOS users to sync files from their mobile device
  • Package Center is revamped to organize applications
  • Cloud Station 2 allows nearly unlimited accounts and folders for synching, and allows for files up to 10 GB each
  • DS video is now available for iOS, Android, and Windows phones, and offers support for MKV subtitles
  • DS photo+ can now be set to automatically sync photos from iOS devices
  • Video Station’s new player allows streaming video to a browser without the need for browser plugins
  • Audio Station now supports streaming to Bluetooth speakers

Improvements for business users include:

  • Synology High Availability (SHA) added on all x86-based models
  • Amazon Glacier added for cloud-based archival backup
  • LUN Clone and LUN Snapshot have been added
  • x86 models are now certified for VMware vSphere 5 VAAI and Windows Server 2012

For more information or to get started with the beta, please go to http://www.synology.com/dsm/dsm4.2_beta.php?lang=us

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