Vyew 4 Interface Overview

This article will help you transition from Vyew 3 to Vyew 4. As of April 2011, about 60% of our users are on Vyew 4.

How do I know if my account is Vyew 3 or 4?

To check what version you are on, go here: http://vyew.com/switchversions

What’s the difference Vyew 3 and Vyew 4?

  • There are 2 minor things are not in Vyew 4: (1) Stamp Tool, (2) MP3 Support (will be fixed). Learn more.
  • Vyew 4 Interface has been changed to make it easier to use (we hope, your feedback is important to us).
  • We added some new features… Read here for more info.

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Announcing Vyew 4.0 beta

Important: The purpose of the beta release is to let a portion of our users test our new UI and give us feedback. Please read the section below about what is missing. The product itself is not yet ready for mass public use.
Update September 7, 2010: Beta v4.05 Released

We apologize for the lack of status updates. We are working hard and are excited that Vyew 4.0 is almost here! Today we have released another beta version which has many bug fixes. Although it is not 100% ready, all I can say is we are very close. Stay tuned!

The Vyew team has been working hard on a new version we are very proud of. We’re still working out the final kinks, but we have something thats ready to be used. Read more    

Database maintenance notice

Over the weekend we ran routine maintenance on our database servers. Today we are re-syncing all our user accounts across all servers to make sure all data is in sync.

Between 11:15am and 12:37pm today (PST Pacific Time), one of our servers fell out of sync, so it may have appeared to a handful of our users, that they had lost some data.

All servers are back in proper working order and no data has been lost. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reassurance

I just want to reassure all our users:

  • Data integrity and security is our highest priority
  • Vyew is continually sync’d and backed up across multiple U.S. locations
  • All Vyew rooms auto-save to the servers every 3 minutes
  • Incremental backups are made every night
  • Complete snapshot backups made every 3 days

Summary: What happened today, was not a loss of data, but data going out of sync for about 1 hour.

Vyew Progress Update (Dec 09)

A few changes this last month:

  • Desktop Sharing – We are working to make this feature more stable and work more seamlessly among presenters. We have installed a few new changes which should facilitate a smoother experience. We are still working on a few more stability features to be released next month. If you still have any problems, be sure to submit a test report here, and use the Vyew Accelerator for desktop sharing.
  • Dynamic Button – The button plugin allows collaborators and up to open external link URL’s automatically for everyone in the room.
  • Bug fixes –  A lot of minor bug fixes including single apostrophes in book names sometimes had problems redirecting when opening.

Coming up…

We have been working hard on our next major version release, Vyew 4.0. We hope to have this launched early in 2010.

  • New, easier to use interface
  • Faster interface response times
  • Faster drawing tools response times
  • Higher security
  • and much more…. to be listed later.

Upcoming System Maintenance

The Vyew system will go down for routine maintenance on:

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Thursday Dec 10 / 10:00 pm  (Pacific)

  • EST:  Friday Dec 11 / 2:00 am
  • Mexico City:  Friday Dec 11 / Midnight
  • London: Friday Dec 11 / 7:00 am
  • Moscow: Friday Dec 11 / 9:00 am
  • Hong Kong: Friday Dec  11 / 3:00 pm
  • Sydney: Friday Dec 11 / 5:00 pm

Downtime will last for about 30 minutes. Thank you for your understanding.

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