sábado, 23 de agosto de 2008

SyncToy 2.0 em versão final

Muito discretamente (não vi referência a isto em lado algum), a Microsoft lançou finalmente a versão final do SyncToy 2.0, o qual esteve em beta durante imenso tempo. A data de publicação no site Microsoft Download é de 15 de Agosto.

Para quem não sabe o que é nem nunca usou, este pequeno pedaço de software é uma ferramenta de backup (grátis, claro) fabulosa, para XP e Vista, que permite criar "pares" de pastas e sincronizá-las de acordo com diversos critérios.

Não vale a pena estar aqui a explicar o que é, porque não há nada como fazer o download clicando aqui (está disponível em vesão 32 e 64 bits e apenas em inglês).

Segundo a Microsoft, eis as principais novidades desta versão face à anterior (1.4):

• Dynamic Drive Letter Assignment: Drive letter reassignment will now be detected and updated in the folder pair definition.
• True Folder Sync: Folder creates, renames and deletes are now synchronized for all SyncToy actions.
• Exclusion Filtering Based on Name: File exclusion based on name with exact or fuzzy matching.
• Filtering Based on File Attributes: The ability to exclude files based on one or more file attributes (Read-Only, System, Hidden).
• Unattended Folder Pair Execution: Addressed issues related to running scheduled folder pairs while logged off.
• Folder Pairs With Shared Endpoints: Ability for folder pairs associated with the same or different instances of SyncToy to share end-points.
• Command line enhancements: Added the ability to manage folder pairs via the command line interface.
• Re-Architect Sync Engine: The SyncToy engine has been rearchitected to provide scalability and the ability to add significant enhancements in future releases.
• Sync engine is also more robust insomuch that many single, file level errors are skipped without affecting the entire sync operation.
• Sync Encrypted Files: Sync of Encrypted files works when local folder and files are encrypted, which addresses the common scenario involving sync between local, encrypted laptop PC folder and remote, unencrypted desktop PC folder.
• 64-Bit Support: SyncToy now has a native 64-bit build (x64 only) for 64-bit versions of Windows.
• Folder pair rename
• Sub-folder Exclusion Enhancements: Descendents created under excluded sub-folders are automatically excluded. Usability improvements for the sub-folder exclusion dialog.
• Folder Pair Metadata Moved: Folder pair metadata removed from MyDocuments to resolve any issues with server-based folder pair re-direction setup.
• Setup Improvements: Integrated setup with single self-extracting archive file and no extra downloads if you already have .NET Framework 2.0 installed.
• Enabled silent install for the SyncToy Installer file (see readme.txt file for more information).
• Removed combine and subscribe actions.

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