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End of Year Update

With the 2010 almost over we thought we'd take the opportunity to bring everyone up to speed with what we're working on and what we have planned for early 2011 (we're working hard, honest!).

We are very excited to have finally reached the beta phase for the Windows version of Viscosity. If you use Windows (or know someone who does) we'd love for you to download the latest beta and take it for a spin! We need your help spotting bugs and shaping features, so we'd appreciate any comments you can offer. For more information, and for access to the beta, please see this page. Once we're confident all bugs are squashed we will release the full version (we except this to happen very early next year).

Viscosity for Mac hit its two year birthday a couple of months ago, which was a great milestone! We have been working hard on adding features and making general improvements since its release. Looking forward, version 1.3 is in the works, which squashes some bugs, adds improved enterprise and provider support, and greatly eases deployment to end users. We expect version 1.3 to be fully released early next year.

We appreciate all the feedback and interest you've expressed for Viscosity Server. We're very, very keen to have a beta release available as soon as possible, which is likely to be early next year. Our initial plan was to have a beta version available before Viscosity Windows, however based off user feedback we decided to make it our priority to release Viscosity Windows first. We'll be doing everything in our power to bring Viscosity Server to you as soon as possible! We have been promising some sneak peaks, and while we don't think the interface is ready yet, hopefully the following screenshot (of the main status window) will tide you over! Just remember, it's still a work in progress!

We know that many of you are not fans of PayPal (who we use as our primary payment provider). To that end, we have teamed up with RBS Worldpay to allow us to offer a faster and more streamlined store. Over the next few weeks we'll be bringing the new store online, which should hopefully alleviate any issues with PayPal and make purchasing Viscosity much simpler. Paying via PayPal will of course still be an option.

Finally we want to say thank you for your support, great feedback and suggestions, and purchases, all of which allow us to focus on developing great software. Our products wouldn't be the same without you!