Saturday, December 20, 2014

Get 25% discount till December 31, 2014

Still decide to purchase the software or think about upgrading an existing license? We offer 25% discount on purchase of our IM software including the communication server, Bopup Messenger, Bopup Observer and product bundle packs! This offer is valid only till the end of the year, i.e. December 31, 2014.

Be quick to apply for the discount. Use CHRISTMAS2014 coupon code by purchasing our products online and by entering the code into appropriate field on order page.

IM Clients improved receiving files and folders

New versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients now properly recognize if receiving directory already contains files/folders with the same name that are being received and the File Transfer dialog shows appropriate message box and offers to select another directory to save the incoming data.

Download Bopup Messenger 6.4.3 and Bopup Observer 5.4.2

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Known issue: Receiving files fails if destination folder contains data with the same name

We need to inform our users that both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients have an issue with receiving files. Reception of files brings an error on decompression step if destination folder already contains files/directories with the same name. We will fix this problem in the nearest versions of the messaging clients. At this moment we advise to use settings in the IM clients that allow to create new subfolders in destination folder that include sender's name and/or current date.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bopup IM Server fixes check for user's permissions to exchange instant messages and files

We released a new version of Bopup Communication Server that fixes an issue with user's permissions to send messages and files. Version 4.3.9 now verifies each time when a user sends an instant message that message's recipient is available according to user's Organizational Unit permissions. This works well when a user organizes his contacts and unavailable accounts aren't shown in the wizard and cannot be added into Contact List in the messenger client. But the issue occurred only when a message is received from unavailable user and he is added into Not In Contacts list. In this case the users gets the right to reply back to that the sender and the communication server does not check the permissions. Now this issues is resolved.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.9

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Useful fix in Bopup Messenger version 6.4.1

We updated the messenger client and it's version 6.4.1 is available for download. This update is for prior version 6.4 that added a lot of improvements and additions. Since we change a format of messages in conversation this version fixes an issue with formatting font and color both of incoming and outgoing messages. If you noticed that first letter of each message in conversation does not apply for required text font and color then it is strongly required to upgrade it to the latest version.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.4.1

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Major updates of the IM client applications

Great updates of the instant messenger software are available! We released Bopup Messenger version 6.4 and Bopup Observer 5.4 which come with a huge number of changes, bug fixes and improvements.

What's new:

Great changes applied to displaying conversations 
Many improvements and additions occurred in formatting conversation dialogs. We changed colors both for sender's and recipient's titles that include name and time. Blue and red colors have been removed and we started to use neutral gray color to mark headers.

Now each single message in the conversation is separated with an empty string that allows to easily find a recent message among others.

In addition if offline or message to multiple users is sent then that notification text is shown using small font with italic style applied. When offline message is received then appropriate notification is appended to the end of the message in the similar format instead of beginning of message.

File Transfers become visible in conversations too
Another great addition is about incoming and outgoing file transfers that are shown in conversation within instant messages. Information on completed transfers is also instantly shown in conversations.

Empty break lines are removed from messages
The latest version of the messenger client now checks and removes empty strings from the end of messages. This is a useful update that applies to a friendly look of conversations.

Message History dialog fixed issue with invalid symbols shows between selected conversations
Another weird issue was displaying "strange" symbols in Message History if one or multiple items have been selected in the result list. We found out what happened and resolved that error.

OverwrittenAccount option is never ignored even the IM server requires Windows Authentication
Both IM clients support a feature that makes possible to override current account in Windows that would be used by application. That can be done using OverwrittenAccount value under application root in the registry. This tricky option allows to connect to the communication server using different user name but when the IM server requires Windows Authentication then the overwritten account is reverted back to current user ID. The latest versions of the instant messaging clients fix this issue.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.4 and Bopup Observer version 5.4

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Minor update of the Android app

A minor update of Bopup Messenger for Android platform is released and it's version 1.0.6 beta is available. This release added support for notification when the communication server interrupts the established connection if another user enters to the IM network from Windows PC or Android device using the same account name. In that case the messenger app disconnects from the IM server and shows an appropriate message event.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.0.6

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bopup IM Client SDK now supports File Transfer

We are glad to announce that our IM Client SDK added support to exchange files with other users through the communication server. This function is available now only in IServerClient interface that is intended for use by C/C++ developers but both IServerClientVB and IServerClientVBA will implement the file transfer feature soon.

In addition to the new version 1.1.0 of the SDK we released an update of Bopup Communication Server that properly recognizes and adds support to send and receive files from the applications builton the client SDK. So we recommend to update the server first to the recent version in order to be able to start using the file transfer functions from the IM library.

Download Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.1.0 and Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.8

Friday, September 5, 2014

Phoenix PC Networking company became our reseller in the US

We are proud to announce that Phoenix PC Networking company started to represent our instant messaging software and services as a reseller in the US. Thus this reseller increased the list of our resellers & distributors in worldwide area and we hope that now we have became closer to our new and existing customers in USA and Canada.








Phoenix PC Networking
5505 W. Chandler Blvd, Unit #18
Chandler, AZ 85226

+1 480 820-8876
[email protected]
www.phoenixpcnetworking.com

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Prevent exceeding concurrent connections when a connected user enters to the IM from another place

Sometimes users may forget to log out or close the messenger client when they go to another PC and log to the instant messaging network again from the new location. Of course concurrent users are supported but at the same time this will increase the amount of overall users in the IM system and as result may exceed the number of concurrent users supported by the server license.

New version 4.3.7 of Bopup Communication Server added function to disconnect current connected user when he enters to the IM system from another computer/device. To enable this and log out a previously connected messenger use option called "Automatically close existing session on a new connection" that is on the Authentication tab of the Options dialog box.


It is highly required to update the messaging client too in order correctly recognize occurred disconnect because prior versions of the messengers would try to reconnect to the communication server that would cause issues.

Download Bopup Communication Server 4.3.7, Bopup Messenger 6.3.7 and Bopup Observer 5.3.7

Friday, June 20, 2014

The IM server improves the install of built-in MS SQL Server 2008

We released new update of the communication server that would be important to our new customers. Version 4.3.6 improves installation of built-in MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express that is intended for install on latest versions of Windows including 8, 8.1 and 2012. We noticed that some users experienced issues and installation errors of the built-in SQL Server so we took some time to figure out what happened with it and fixed the setup.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.6

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Messenger for Android comes with great improvements

New version 1.0.3.140614 Beta of Bopup Messenger for Android is available for download. This version added few additions and improvements, review them below.

Added support for events on addition, change or removal of assigned messaging groups 
Now the messenger supports instant events sent by the IM server on messaging groups. It immediately shows newly added groups, updates renamed name/description of existing group, and removes groups from Contact List if a user has been unassigned from them.

Added support to display forwarded messages that have been sent from another IM client under the same user account
The app receives and displays messages in conversations that have been sent from another IM client connected under the same user account. The option to forward instant messages to all connected messengers is managed on the IM server.

Fixed issue with updating user presence in Contact List
Another major fix is about update of a user presence status shown in contacts. We found that prior versions of the Android app updated only first user in the Contact List, the latest version fixes this issue.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android on Google Play market

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New update of Bopup Communication Server

New version 4.3.5 of the communication server is now available for download. This is minor but important update that fixes issues with selection of a huge amount of messages from archive in the console. We noticed that prior versions of the IM server could freeze and hung up if a lot of data is selected in Pending, Delivered, Deleted or Search for Messages views. The new update of the server application selects and shows messages and file transfers faster and with no issues.

Another fix of version 4.3.5 is about exporting Message History to a text file. Since interface of the Management Console shows IP addresses both for recipient and sender we added that information for export too.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.5

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Bopup Messenger for Android goes to public

We glad to inform that our all-new Bopup Messenger for Android client has been updated to version 1.0.2 and became public. The latest update of the messenger added function to manage contacts and now the application makes possible to add and remove users from Contact List that is stored on the communication server.

Since we tested the Android app for three last months and it was working well then now the app becomes a public release and is available for download to everyone. It is also available on Google Play Market and can be downloaded at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blabs.bopup.messenger The latest version of .apk file of Bopup Messenger for Android is uploaded on our website too.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.0.2

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Set the amount of displayed messages in IM client conversations

Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients have been updated. Among a lot of minor improvements and fixes the messenger application added a new hidden option named "MessagesInConversation" that controls the amount of both sent and received messages shown in conversations of sending dialogs. This option can be set during initial installation or upgrade of the IM client through setup.ini file or using Setup.ini Configuration Tool that is a part of the communication server.

By default the messenger shows all incoming and outgoing messages for current session established with the IM server. Using the new option it is now possible to show no messages (except unread) in conversations each time when a new sending dialog is opened. In this case the option must be set to 0 value.

Download the latest versions of the IM clients

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Find messages on the IM server by keywords

We glad to inform our users that new version 4.3.4 of Bopup Communication Server goes with a function that allows to search the history archive by keywords. This is too important feature that we were planning to implement in the past 2 years. Now it's done!

It is easy to start using the new function. Just go to the "Logging & Archiving" view of Management Console and then switch to Search for Messages panel. There is new Keywords text field that is optional and can be left blank in order to show all messages from the history. Otherwise enter one or multiple keywords separated by commas. Hope that the new feature will be useful.

In the future we plan to add a new function called Reports. For example, it could create a preset with specific criteria including keywords too to find and show messages in a one click with specific criteria, date and/or user/group.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.4

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New update of Bopup Messenger for Android is available

We released a new update of Bopup Messenger for Android platform and changed it's status from alpha to beta. Now version 1.0.1 comes with final launch (main) and all other icons of the app. It also changed different colors that mark personal, group, news and urgent messages, including gradients shown on screens.







It is also possible to download the app directly from our website using the following link http://www.bopup.im/files/bopupmes.apk 

Please keep us posted with your suggestions and feedback on any issues with the app. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bopup Communication Server fixes issues with creation of user accounts from messenger clients

New version 4.3.3 of the communication server has been published. It is a minor update of the software that only fixes issues with creation of user accounts from instant messaging clients.

It is easy to update existing instance of Bopup Communication Server with keeping all settings, data and history. Just download and launch a new setup package of the server on a computer running the IM server. Even the communication server was installed with built-in SQL server it can be upgraded using a smaller installation file that comes with no SQL server.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.3

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Beta-testing of Bopup Android app is opened!

We are proud to inform our customers that we launched a public testing of IM client for Android platform. Our first preview release of Bopup Android app is available on Google Play market and can be downloaded for test purposes at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.blabs.bopup.messenger

Since the app may include a lot of issues and bugs (because it is alpha) we created a Google Group that is opened to everyone who has suggestions or wants to report about possible problems in the app. It is easy to join to the group and to participate, just proceed the following link Invitation To Bopup Android App group A member of testing group may discuss functionality with other testers, suggest new features, get fast response and feedback from our developers team.

Yes, we understand that this first version of our Android app is too simple. It has no options yet, cannot organize contacts, create user account on a first connection to the communication server, the app does not provide file transfer functions and history... But it is important for us to hear feedbacks and reports from testers that are interested in a future use of the Android app in their environment and have a various range of Android devices.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Instant messaging clients improved support of multiple monitors in Windows

We updated the messenger software and released new versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients. They come with a useful improvement of multiple monitors installed in Windows and now properly keep and restore positions on desktop if their windows are moved out from primary monitor to secondary or third one.

Download Bopup Messenger 6.3.5 and Bopup Observer 5.3.5

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bopup Messenger fixed an issue with displaying groups and their assigned users

We released small updates both of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer messaging clients.

What's new:

Even the messengers come with minor fixes and improvements we recommend to update Bopup Messenger client because it fixes an issue with displaying groups that are longer than 32 symbols of length. Those groups were showing without any errors but the messenger displays no user contacts (assigned users) under them. We discovered and found the bug. Too funny but the problem was in a "hardcoded" length of a value in the code that was 32 bytes of length. We guess that was not modified since that time when messaging groups had only 20 symbols of length, bbut today they can be named up to 64 symbols.

Another useful change belongs to an initialization of a directory to save received files and folders used by the messengers. In prior versions the receiving directory was checked for availability and writing access only on the application startup but that was incorrect in some cases. Now the receiving folder is checked every time when a user or messenger accesses it, for example opens or incoming document are being received. And if that folder becomes invalid then a default path to store data is used that is located in user's profile directory.

Download now Bopup Messenger 6.3.4 and Bopup Observer 5.3.4

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Download new setup package of the IM server with built-in MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

This is a useful information for new and existing clients about installation of Bopup Communication Server on latest Windows 8 and 2012 releases. We made a new setup package of the server software and integrated Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express edition that can be installed as a built-in database server. We know that our regular setup for the communication server comes with built-in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express for both 32- and 64-bit systems. But here is a trouble with it on Windows 8 and 2012 because that SQL version is not supported by latest operational systems from Microsoft. Since Windows 8 is a mainstream today we decided to be closer to users and released a new installation file.

Yes, the new setup package is much bigger, it's size is above 115Mb while the setup file with built-in SQL Server 2005 is only about 62Mb. Since SQL Server 2005 is not supported by Windows 8/2012 then now regular Setup Wizard now detects and shows a warning dialog page if the SQL server has been chosen for installation on a local PC. That page contains description and link to our Downloads Center that offers a download of a bigger package especially built for Windows 8 and 2012.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tips & Tricks: How to avoid a crash of Management Console in Windows 8

We discovered and were reported by our customers that Management Console of Bopup Communication Server may crash on switching between it's views. This is annoying and known issue which we are currently working on. But it is possible to avoid that problem with ease.

If you experience same issue with the console in Windows 8 or 2012 then you have to modify shortcut for the console launch and set compatibility for Windows 7. Right-click on a shortcut then click Properties from a context menu. Switch to Compatibility tab in the properties dialog and check "Run this program in compatibility mode for" option and select Windows 7 from the drop-down box. Click OK to close the window and apply the changes. Then start the console again.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bopup Communication Server added Live Chat support form in the console

We need to inform our clients and customers that today, 11th January 2014, new version of the communication server has been released.

Version 4.3.1 comes with a great addition that allows to chat online with our technical support representative directly from Management Console application! Of course the new feature requires an Internet connection from the server computer, and chat form dialog can be called by clicking particular button on the main toolbar. So it is possible to send us feedback, issues or get a help from us inside the server software without having an Internet browser application opened.

This version of the IM server also fixed issues with connection from the messenger client if a user account has "Disregard settings file" option enabled in his profile. That option was added a few versions ago so we strongly advise our customers to check it and update the server software if both the settings file is uploaded through the console and the option is used for any user account.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.1