Synology released DSM 5.1 beta. DiskStation Manager 5.1 has many improvements that make already great DSM even better.
Looking at the screenshots DSM 5 1 beta, focus is on user, improving experience users have with applications. Some are new, some are improved, and some take web management to the next level like improved File Station.
Applications that stand out in the latest release are Note station, DS note, Personal cloud, Data backup, File Station, Video Station, Security Advisor
Synology DSM 5.1 beta released – what’s new
Synology was a target for many hackers in the past. Exploits that were riddling DSM were on the rise. Synology was quick to patch exploits but not every users updated DiskStation to the latest version. Security Advisory introduces Wizard that guides user to secure DSM 5 1 beta. Under the hood DSM 5 1 beta features AppArmor which block malicious programs and trust level feature warns users if they start potentially harmful apps. It also features unified interfaces.
Synology improved interface, in fact, they completely revamped the interface. Multiple search criteria support, find videos from large library, videos are added based on criteria.
Both Audio station and Photo Station received improvements as well.
Photo Station received many updates like transition effects which you can use to create stunning presentations. Photo station has support for sharing via links. It also got a side bar with IPhoto like picture information.
Audio Station in DSM 5 1 beta received star rating functionality. You can rate and use smart lists to sort your music based on the rating. It features friendlier interface with improved search and display.
File Station in DSM 5 1 betawas completely revamped, now it features built in FTP and mail clients, File explorer which matches desktop quality and new icons.
Diskstation 5 1 beta features support for Microsoft Azure, SFR and hicloud. Glacier backup features new explore feature which makes it easier and cheaper to to retrieve single files.
Cloud Sync has received improvements in enhanced Security and flexible Synchronization. Now it can Sync with OneDrive, Box and hubiC.
Cloud station received many improvements like file-based selective sync, file versioning, Windows ACL support and flexible encryption.
DS note is a private note taking application for mobile devices. You can take notes and take images which you can share with your team or friends simply via link.
Note Station is a DSM application for creating and organizing notes. You can access them from computer or mobile device. It features Rich editor, tags, shortcuts, encryption and search. Previous versions, sharing, private data, app which will keep on getting better and not being discontinued… Awesomeness
DSM 5.1 Business features
VMware VAAI for NFS
DSM 5.1 introduces NFS VAAI’s NFS primitives support, improving speed to up to 5.8X in some cases. You can also create thick VMDK files on NFS datastores to reserve all the space a VMDK needs.
Schedules iSCSI LUN snapshots
iSCSI LUN snapshots can now be scheduled per hour/day. That way you can restore system to any point in time, great for disaster recovery.
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If your office has many locations you can use improved backup to consolidate backup from many location in central repository with multi-version backup tasks, without requiring inappropriate login credentials.
New interface with many usefull details. SSD cache now works with only one SSD instead of two, making it more cost efficient.
IPV6 Support and Routing table
Synology DSM 5.1 has introduced support for IPV6 in all of the applications (VPN server, router, DDNS, Cloud station…). In addition, Synology DSM supports static routes.
You can find more information on Synology DSM 5.1 beta homepage