Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Access the instant messengers from Taskbar on Windows desktop

New versions both of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer client software added a new setting to the Options dialog that allows to show the application in Taskbar. This is a useful addition because it is possible to access and bring the main window of the messenger on the front of Windows desktop if it is already open by clicking it's icon in Taskbar.

The server-side application, Bopup Communication Server, has been also updated. It comes with new version of Setup.ini Configuration Tool that supports then new IM client setting.

The IM client software also improved applying settings that are instantly downloaded from the communication server. Previously downloaded options are now deleted from the messenger if there is no any settings file uploaded on Bopup Communication Server. This function allows to reset current settings in the messengers simply by removing configuration file from Management Console.

The latest version of Bopup Messenger improved a speed of sending messages. No delay occurs in the client if text messages are typed quickly and sent rapidly. Even there is some error with empty message field or selected recipient in the interface shown balloon tooltips do not block and do not freeze any more!

Download the latest releases of Bopup Messenger 6.1.2, Bopup Observer 5.1.2 and Bopup Communication Server 4.1.1

Friday, October 19, 2012

Updated Bopup IM Client SDK

Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.0.1 has been released. This version of Software Development Kit provides support for the latest version 4.1 of Bopup Communication Server and allows to receive structured tree-based contacts. It also includes updated CSClient.DLL and SecPrvdr.DLL COM modules that caused issues with their registration in Windows system.

Please note that SDK documentation has been updated too because it added new structures and constant definitions.

Download Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.0.1

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bopup Messenger User's Guide is available in a PDF file

Now User's Guide for Bopup Messenger client is available in a stand-alone PDF file. This documentation file includes help information for the product including software screens. A similar file is provided for Bopup Observer client too.

Thus it is possible now to browse help documentation for the messenger software online at Online Help, view CHM help files that are installed within the products or just download PDF help files to read the domentation locally on a computer or even print it.

Download Bopup Messenger User's Guide in a PDF file

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Minor but useful updates of Bopup IM clients

We released new updates for the messenger software. Bopup Messenger version 6.1.1 and Bopup Observer 5.1.1 include some minor changes but important and useful additions.

Sending messages works faster

The new version of the messenger client removes a little delay on sending new messages in the conversation dialog. Prior versions disabled both the Send message button and message field while an outgoing message was delivering to the IM server. And this caused some nasty experience when outgoing messages are typed fast and need to be sent quickly. So we decided to remove the delay and to do not make the controls inactive. And the messenger "flies" now! Really!

Make it tiny

Now you can make the main window of the messenger shorter and thinner. It's a very useful ergonomic feature.

File Transfer dialogs remember their desktop positions

Both the sending and receiving files dialogs in the messenger now remember and keep their positions in order to restore the windows on the next appearance. If you transfer documents and set some Advanced options (available to Administrators and Power Users) then those settings are also remembered for subsequent transfers.

A lot of other improvements, minor changes and fixes

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.1.1. and Bopup Observer 5.1.1

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Structured Contact Lists, instant update of IM client settings... Meet new versions of Bopup IM software!

We are happy to announce that new versions of Bopup IM software have been released. These major updates both of the communication server and instant messenger clients bring all-new and powerful functionality which makes our software more better, handy and useful.

What's new:

Structured Contact Lists

There was very annoying question in our software: plain Contact Lists in the messenger clients. Yes, it works fine if there is a little amount of users on the messaging network. But what's about if there is 50, 100 or more users?

New version 4.1.0 of Bopup Communication Server added a new option that allows to deliver structured, tree-based contacts to connected users. Now users can be shown under their Organizational Units like you they are shown in Management Console on the server.



Instant update of IM clients settings

Another important features is a delivery new and changed settings to the messenger clients without having to wait for a new release. Now client settings can be distributed to users "on-the fly" — on the next connection to the IM server. New versions of the messengers always check for updated settings once they establish a connect with the IM server and download a new set of options if it is available.


Setup.ini Configuration Tool is now a part of the IM server

Do you know about our Setup.ini Configuration Tool? Did you have a chance to use it? Forget about changing and modifying the setup.ini file youself to set the options for the messenger software. Because we built a great tool that let generate or edit existing configuration file through a graphic interface that is similar to the Options dialog of Bopup Messenger.


Now this configuration tool is included to the communication server package. And it is also integrated to server's interface when you create and change IM client settings. Just click to edit the settings and the tool automatically uploads them onto the server.


Multiple conversations are opened in cascade mode

Bopup Messenger added a useful functions that checks and opens multiple sending dialogs in a cascade mode. This prevents a newly opened window from overlapping existings.


Show branding logo in the main window of Bopup Observer

Bopup Observer now shows a branding logo uploaded on the IM server in it's main window too. We added a "Today's Messages" title too (like in Bopup Messenger client) to have a space to get branding logo visible.



Download Bopup Communication Server 4.1.0, Bopup Messenger 6.1.0 and Bopup 5.1.0