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TeamSpeak 3 Server 3.0.11.1 released
by Andreas on Nov 11, 2014

We recently released TeamSpeak 3 Server 3.0.11.1. The server is available for download here. Upgrading to server version 3.0.11.x requires some attention.

The are some major changes in the MySQL database plugin, as well as some changes regarding query clients and permissions.
We highly recommend making a backup of your existing database before testing and implementing this server, especially if you're using a MySQL database.

Most notable changes in this server release are:
-> The MySQL plugin was removed in favor of Maria DB. At least MySQL 5.5.3 or MariaDB 5.5 are now required to run the server if you don't want to use the default SQLite database. You must convert your current MySQL database for Maria DB and utf8mb4 support. Please read the documentation for further details and instructions.
-> Guest ServerQuery clients' permissions can now be restricted with the negate flag. Many users had problems with query clients spamming chat messages and channels and this change allows to restrict this without affecting regular users. New server instances will restrict this by default, however for existing instances you'll have to modify the permissions accordingly if you wish to have this effect.
-> Query client logins are now bound to the server on which they were created and only receive that users' permissions on the virtual server they were created and will be treated as guest on other virtual servers.

So please take a close look at the changelog if you upgrade from a version prior to 3.0.11.

New TeamSpeak 3 Client (3.0.16) released
by Patrick on Aug 6, 2014

The new version comes with two brand new (high resolution) icon packs, a new theme, and just a few minor bugfixes.
The icon pack will be changed to the new "default_mono_2014" pack if you are using the current default icon pack. If you prefer to use the classic default icon pack instead, you can switch it back and it will not be automatically converted again. Users with existing third-party icon packs will not be automatically changed to the new icon pack. The second new icon pack is called "default_colored_2014".

The new "Modern" theme will not be set as default automatically. You can enable it or make other individual changes further more in the "Settings" under "Options" > "Design".

For more changes and detailed informations please read our changelog.

TeamSpeak 3 Client Version 3.0.15 released
by Patrick on Jun 24, 2014

Today we released the new TeamSpeak 3 client 3.0.15. This version includes some new features and fixes.

- Overhauled update system for a faster and much smaller download.

- Multiple fixes and improvements to bbCode parser from 3.0.14.

For more changes and detailed informations please read our changelog.

App Developer Contest
by Andreas on Jun 23, 2014

A while back we here at TeamSpeak partnered up with Overwolf to provide you with a sophisticated overlay program.
In continuation of that partnership we are launching an exciting new app development competition!

We have a prize pool of $10,000 for developers to contend over in making the next best apps for Overwolf & TeamSpeak, using the new Overwolf Software Developer Kit. If you know how to develop apps or create Chrome extensions then you should participate.

Already developed a TeamSpeak addon? Great! Now you can easily add an overlay feature to it!

For more information check out our forum here.

IMPORTANT: SPAM EMAILS
by Andreas on Jun 10, 2014

It has come to our attention that there are Spam Emails sent in the name of TeamSpeak and TeamSpeak Support. In these mails users are asked to reveal their server query passwords due to alleged changes to the license agreement.

These emails are fake and not sent by TeamSpeak.
If you have received such an email please delete it and do not disclose any of your server query passwords or other important information.

We never ask for any passwords or other credentials unsolicited. If you as a TeamSpeak License holder open a ticket via our support system and a support specialist requires sensitive information in order to support you then he will ask you to log into our support system and to add the information directly to the relevant case. You should never disclose passwords or other credentials by email.

In case you have already answered such an email please check our forum here.

Non-Profit License (NPL) and Annual Activation License (AAL) policy updates
by James on Jun 4, 2014

Dear TeamSpeak NPL and AAL Users,

First off, we would like to thank you all for your continued support and help making the TeamSpeak community what it is today.  Your dedication and enthusiasm is inspiring and for that we are grateful. 

Background
As you may know, the TeamSpeak 3 server downloads includes a native single virtual server/32-slot license which does not require registration of any kind for private usage.  This is currently utilized by thousands of small gaming guilds and clans which do not necessarily need a registered 512-slot NPL.  Registered 512-slot NPLs allowed for 10 virtual servers and this "benefit" alone has been among the biggest source of abuse and piracy we have encountered since the existence of the NPL (and AAL for that matter).
 
NPLs actually cost us money to manage, maintain, and support, yet as a company we insist on their existence. Many of you may not be aware that our dedicated customer support staff spends more time dealing with NPL issues which bring us $0 in revenue than all other customer queries combined.  We hope this brings additional perspective with regard to the magnitude of the issues we are facing with the NPL and the amount of time and resources these issues consume from our team.
 
NPL changes
Going forward, NPL licenses will be issued for 2 virtual servers/512 slots, rather than 10 virtual servers/512 slots.  Existing NPL licensees who obtained their license prior to this policy change will be granted one renewal at 10 virtual servers/512 slots, and the license will be valid for 6 months.  This should give you enough time to make any necessary changes to your server.  All NPL renewals after December 6, 2014 will be issued a 2 server/512 slot license.

Our goal is NOT to eliminate the NPL, for at its core, the NPL drives the very spirit and reason for which TeamSpeak was invented in the first place. Rather our goal is to minimize the abuse and piracy which unfortunately tends to fuel some NPL users.  This change will allow us to reallocate resources from managing piracy tickets and therefore accelerate NPL review and processing.
 
AAL changes
Annual Activation Licenses (AAL) for 128 slots and greater, previously allowing for 5 or 10 servers depending on the slot count, will now all be issued for 2 virtual servers.  Updated configurations for our standard AAL server and slot counts can be found here https://sales.teamspeak.com/pricing.php, and are offered through our automated sales system. However, should you require a larger number of servers or slots, send an email to [email protected].  Each request for a non-standard license will be reviewed on a case by case basis and is not guaranteed.
 
Note that existing AAL licensees who obtained their license prior to this policy change will be grandfathered into the old license structure and may continue to renew as they have before.
 
Thank you
Once again, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to the many users which have legitimately acquired NPLs for non-commercial purposes, and have spent countless hours contributing and being a part of TeamSpeak's growth and success.  For this we thank you, and we hope you will continue your efforts.  We recognize those of you in this category and expect these changes will for the most part not affect you. 

Our sincere regards,

The TeamSpeak Team

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