Yesterday we shared Part 1 of our traditional Year in Review blog. Which means that you’ve probably stayed awake all night eagerly anticipating part 2, right? (Well…maybe not!).

So here is your reward as we continue our look at the year that was in Devolutions Nation:

July

In July, we started complaining about the heat because we forgot how cold it winters are (as we do every year). More importantly, we asked you to share your top 3 must-have IT tools. This poll was one of the most active we’ve ever had. And many of you put Remote Desktop Manager at the top of your list – for which we thank you. We’re very grateful!

August

August was a very important month because we launched version 2.0 of RDM for iOS and Android. Both versions were MAJOR updates – in fact, they were more like re-inventions. We integrated a lot of feedback from our community, and as a result, the download numbers went through the roof.

We also took some time out to share an article about how important you all are to us. I know, I know…we say this all the time. But trust me: we mean it and we feel it. We know how difficult and stressful your jobs can be. Helping you simplify your life and control the IT chaos from anywhere is what we’re all about.

And before August wrapped up, we put together the top 9 ways for you to convince your boss that you need RDM. Feel free to use the article to help you bring RDM into your world. And if you need any additional support with this, contact our sales team – we can help you identify the ideal licensing options that solve your challenges and fit your budget, which will in turn make your boss eternally grateful that you’re around.

September

September was a big month for the Devolutions team, and it flew by really fast. Things were getting a bit colder outside, but inside we were on fire thanks to the Beta launch of the newest member of the Devolutions family: Wayk Now.

In case you aren’t familiar with this tool yet, Wayk Now lets you either take control of a remote computer or allow an authorized user to take control of your computer. Some key features include:

  • Sending and receiving files of any size
  • An enhanced clipboard that lets you copy/paste just about anything between local and remote applications
  • Compatibility with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux – all with the same rich feature set
  • Strong TLS 1.2 encryption with certificate validation
  • Easy-to-use, with none of the common usability problems found in remote support and remote desktop scenarios
  • A lightweight package with a small footprint that launches without installation or elevated permissions

Plus, to help IT Pros find the right certification, we shared a list of IT must-have certifications that could improve your skills and boost your salary.

October

In October, while drinking a delicious pumpkin spice latte, our tech writing expert Jenny put together an excellent comparative analysis of popular 2FA solutions. If you’ve never heard of 2FA or are wondering which one to choose, then Jenny’s article is the perfect place to start. Also, to help you be more efficient, we shared a huge list of IT websites that we thought you’d find useful.

Plus, our favorite comic strip published a brilliant Halloween-themed comic that many of you said was the BEST. SYSADMINOTAUR. EVER. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll find it here. Trust me, you won’t regret this brief Sysadminotaur-detour.

November

The penultimate month of the year was…oh, what’s the word I’m looking for…CRAZY! And not just because we had an amazing foosball tournament; we also had loads of releases in the pipeline.

First, we introduced the Remote Desktop Manager repositories. Repositories are essentially compartments in a single database. Instead of handling the whole data source as a single block of data, repositories handle a smaller subset. As a result, you can manage a massive number of entries as you normally would, but without experiencing diminished performance.

Second, we released version 4.0 of Remote Desktop Manager for Mac, which offers many new features and improvements – including some that were previously available to Windows users only.

And let’s not forget our complete list of IT tools submitted by the community that caught the attention of IT Pros across all types of social media. Plus, our tech writing expert Jenny did some digging and compared the most popular Remote Desktop Software so you don’t have to. Check it out if you haven’t done so – it’s great stuff.

December

Let’s talk about this month.

At a lot of companies, December is a kind of “wind down” month. Not that people show up late, leave early, and spend their days browsing Amazon and eBay to find gifts. But it’s just that major developments often go to the back burner until the new year.

However, that’s pretty much the OPPOSITE of what our December was like (and we wouldn’t want it any other way!). We saved the best for last, because this month we hit the launch button on several products, including:

See You Next Year!

This year was the busiest, biggest and best year in Devolutions’ history. And the reasons are – in no particular order – YOU, YOU and YOU!

You are the reason we exist and work so hard. You expect a lot from us and set the bar high. We never take your loyalty for granted. On the contrary, we know that we need to keep earning your trust every day. Words can’t express how grateful we are for your support and interaction this past year. It means the world to us. It keeps us going!

And last, but certainly not least, from everyone here at Devolutions, including our amazing reseller network around the world, HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR – SEE YOU IN 2017!