MSP360 Management Console 5.8
## *with New Restore Plan Wizards, Flexible Scheduling, and Consistent Date and Time Format*
What's new? Big things, actually. We've been busy making upgrades for an even better MSP360 platform. Now with MSP360 Management Console version 5.8, you can try out new web-based restore plan wizards that are compatible with the New Backup Format. Also, we've changed the date and time format to be consistent everywhere in the web console, improved scheduling options for the new backup format, and introduced a new name for our remote desktop solution.
**New Restore Plan Wizards**
The new version of the MSP360 platform introduces web-based restore plan wizards to configure recovery of the data backed up with the new backup format. Now users can configure file and image-based restore plans using step-by-step wizards directly from the web console. To run a restore wizard go to "Computers" > "Remote Management" page click on a computer name you want to configure a restore job for, click on a "plus" icon, and pick either "Files" or "Image-based" option to open a restore plan wizard dialog.
**Consistent Date and Time Format**
One of the improvements that a lot of customers were waiting for is a consistent date and time format for backup plans that accounts provider's time zone and the agent's local time zone. Now the default web control panel date and time zone can be configured on the Settings>General page with the "Time zone" drop-down menu. This will be the default provider's time zone displayed across the web console.
Also, the backup agent's local date and time are set according to the computer's local time zone and can be viewed from the web control panel. In the backup plan settings and on the backup history page, you can find tooltips that show 3 different time zones that might be important to know: the local time zone of the browser where you access the web control panel, the default provider's time zone that is set in the MSP360 web console settings, and local time zone of the software agent.
**Improved Scheduling Options With The New Backup Format**
For those who need to run a backup plan less frequently than every other week or every other month, we have added a "Repeat Every" option to set a required frequency for monthly or weekly backups. You can configure this option in the backup plan wizard on the "Schedule Options" set under "Recurring (incremental)" settings.
**Meet MSP360 Connect and Performance Improvements**
We’re excited to announce that Remote Desktop has a new name, MSP360 Connect, and it’s more powerful than ever. We’ve also greatly improved the internals and performance, setting the stage for many new features to come. Connect 3.0 now implements the WebRTC transport protocol. WebRTC is an open-standard project for providing applications, web browsers, and mobile applications with real-time communication. The WebRTC transport protocol is more efficient, and faster, and allows for most connections to be direct for even better performance. In future releases, the addition of WebRTC will allow true, browser-based connections. For now, though, you’ll get the benefit of more direct connections and faster performance.