Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bopup Communication Server has won Best of 2016 Soft award

The latest version of Bopup Communication Server software has got Best of Soft 2016 award issued by PC Magazine Russian Edition. The editors reviewed many nominations from different areas and focused their decision on most important key features and functions provided by software amoung it's competitors. Thus the editor's choice includes most innovative, interesting and moderd software products developed in Russia.

PC Magazine Russian Edition award
We have to say the this is the second award of our IM server software that it received from PC Magazine. The first one had been awarded in 2010 year as PC Magazine Best of 2010 Software.

Russian Software 2016: Innovations and achievements

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A minor update: Bopup Communication Server 5.0.1 has been released

Here is a small update of the communication server available. Version 5.0.1 fixes a critial error that occurs when a user account is being deleted in Management Console. We adise to update an existing installation of the IM server to avoid any possible issues with deleting users.

Download Bopup Commuication Server 5.0.1 — Secure IM server with modern interface and powerful management options

Monday, January 16, 2017

Guide on installing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express

We have updated our instruction called Step-by-Step Guide to install SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 Express as a database server for IM server and now it contains details information on installing and configuring Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express edition.

Installation Wizard of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
The previus edition of the document contained step-by-step guide on installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 but that software is too old and does not support by recent versions of Windows starting from Windows 8.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bopup Communication Server version 5.0 is available

We are proud to present a major version 5.0 of Bopup Communication Server software. The new release introduces great modern interface of Management Console that includes fully re-designed HTML views, flat icons and other images. We believe that version 5.0 of the communication server will be liked by our existing customers because it represents a new era of Bopup IM software platform.

A brief overview of the new interface changes

New modern design of the Management Console interface
We changed a lot of belonging the user's GUI in the new version of the console. Now the views to display user accounts, groups, news, file distirbution tasks look different. But same information can be read and accessed easily because some displayed details have been compacted.

How the few from new views look now
Dashboard view (former Welcome screen)
User account profile page
File Distribution task profile
IM Client Configuration Tool
We renamed a well-known Setup.ini Configuration Tool that manages instant messenger settings from the server console.

IM Client Configuration Tool (former Setup.ini Configuration Tool)

That's because the Setup.ini file can be used on initial deployment of the software (to set the name of the IM server, for example) but in most of other cases the tool is used directly from Management Console to change and distribute new options to users with no handling the setup.ini file itself.

Added a check of Organization Unit permissions on moving user accounts
The new version now checks both previous and new OUs' permissions on moving users between then and if the permissions match then users' Contact Lists are not reset and keep unchanged.

Improved Active Directory Import Wizard
The interface of the Import Wizard added a log window that shows a process of the import procedure. That's the same log that can be accessed at any time from Tools menu.

A lot of minor and other important fixes and improvements
There are a huge number of small bug fixes and enhancements that the new version 5.0 of the communication server added. In overall the new release has become more stable and faster.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.0