Showing posts with label Contact List. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Contact List. Show all posts

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Update of the Bopup IM suite

New versions both of the IM clients and the instant messaging server are available.  There are minor version updates but they come with useful improvements and changes.

What's new

Login action using Enter key
Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer now accept Enter (Return) key to sign in on Login page when Private login and password authentication is used. So there is no need now to move and click mouse on the Login button, just press Enter key. Do it faster!

The IM server removes space symbols on the end
Management Console of the communication server checks and removes spaces on the end of user names, groups, news, Organizational Units and distribution tasks. This improvement avoid the situation when a user name looks correct but is different.

Edit action using F2 hotkey
The server console now supports F2 shortcut to call edit action. This is useful improvement.

IM server rebuilds contacts up to 1,000 users
We increased the limit for the function that automatically rebuilds users' Contact Lists when any changes occurs in user structure on the communication server. Now the function can be turned on for 1,000 and below users in database. The previous limit was 550 users.

Messaging clients fixed displaying users in the contacts
Starting from Bopup Communication Server version 5.0 existing versions of the messenger software could display usernames in Contact List in invalid format. Now this problem has been fixed.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.8.5

We updated our Bopup Messenger that is a full-featured LAN and Internet messaging client for Windows platform and released version 6.8.5 few days ago. The new version comes with interface improvements in conversation dialog that affected to splitter form and GUI elements.

This update also reverted back showing all users under assigned Messaging Groups regardless the "Show online users only" setting applied for Contact List. So offline users are also shown in groups even the Contact List displays only connected accounts.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.8.5 — IM client that encrypts text messages and files

Friday, June 10, 2016

Bopup Messenger version 6.8.2 is available

We built new version of the messenger client that includes few very useful updates. Version 6.8.2 instantly updates contacts' presence status in all opened conversation windows.

Another change belongs to recipient's presence status shown on a color background within user's name. Now the IM client displays appropriate status icon if a user is in away or offline mode. In these case the recipient name also added Away or Offline substring on the end. That is useful and lets see recipient's current presence status if Contact List is not hidden in conversations.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.8.2 — Corporate messaging client for business environment

Friday, January 22, 2016

We released Android app version 1.0.12

New update of Bopup Messenger for Android platform is available, it is version 1.0.12. This release added a useful improvement that now shows a small notification icon within contact that indicates a receipt of new (unread) messages. Previous versions of the messenger application had no that indicator so new incoming messages could be only discovered on "Messages" tab that contains all received messages for current session. We strongly recommend to update the application to work with it with more ease and convenience.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Bopup IM Client SDK is now also friendly with IPv6

New version 1.2 of Bopup IM Client SDK supports networks with only IPv6 protocol enabled. This release also added support for new flags set for users' Contact List and Messaging Groups on the communication server.


Bopup IM Client SDK provides functions for connecting and establishing IM session with the communication server, sending/receiving personal and group instant messages, receiving urgent and high-priority tasks from the server, managing user's contacts, receiving presence status updates within the Contact List. This SDK supports various authentication methods to authorize users on the IM server: Simple, Windows Authentication (SSPI) and using Private login and password credentials entered by a end-user. 

Using SDK components it is possible to implement instant messaging client applications using various programming languages and platforms including C/C++ and Microsoft VB.NET/C# frameworks. SDK library also provides an interface for VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) environment support that is available as built-in development platform in Microsoft Office software and allows to create macros for a range of Office applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint and others. 

Download Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.2

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bopup IM software added support for IPv6 protocol

We are proud to announce that both the communication server and IM client software now support IPv6 protocol that is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP). It is intended to replace current version IPv4. The IM server supports also IPv4 so the software can accept connections using different protocols at the same time from messenger clients.

Bopup Communication Server also added new option to Messaging Group profiles that allows to hide a list of assigned users to the group and to do not show them in user's Contact List. So the displayed group cannot be expanded.

Another improvement is related to sorting messages and file transfers shown in Pending, Sent and Deleted/Declined views under Message History in the console. Now the server uses DATETIME SQL data type instead of SMALLDATETIME type used previously that includes seconds within hour and minutes.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.4, Bopup Messenger version 6.7 and Bopup Observer version 5.6

Friday, October 9, 2015

New version of the IM client for Android platform

New update of Bopup Messenger for Android has been released and posted on Google Play market. It is version 1.0.8 that now removes Beta from it's version title.



This update of the IM client supports flags set for user's Contact List on the communication server such Locked state and Chat with only users from the contacts. Version 1.0.8 also fixed issue with showing outgoing messages on the "Messages" tab within all incoming (received) messages.

Another most important change is a smaller size of the client. We removed all log.d() function calls from the release build that were used for internal debugging of the messenger software. It seemed those calls made working the IM client slower and required extra resources.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Critical update of the messenger application

New version 6.6.2 of Bopup Messenger client available that fixes a critical bug in GUI. This is an important update of the messenger application and it is required for all releases starting from version 6.6. The problem occurs when the main window of the IM client removes "Contacts" tab if Simple or Windows Authentication is used to connect to the communication server. That causes some interface bugs and does not show "Sign in" tab if a user manually disconnects.

Download Bopup Messenger 6.6.2 — IM client for office and business networks

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Useful improvements in the messenger application

We released Bopup Messenger version 6.6 that improved many things and functions. It is not critical update of the IM client but please check changes below, maybe you will find something useful.

What's new:

Added ability to maximize conversation windows

Now conversation dialogs can be maximized to full screen on desktop. This function was blocked in previous versions of the messenger and dialogs could be only minimized or closed.

Today's Messages pane is removed if a user disables it
Another change is about Messages tab shown in the main window of the IM client. Previously that tab was only disabled and could not be switched to but was always shown in the messenger. That fact usually confused our customers and we decided to accommodate and remove the tab when it is disabled from the Options.

Contact List pane moved to the first place
In addition to the previous change when Today's Messages tab can be now shown or hidden we moved the Contacts tab to the first place in the main window. We believe that this is much correct to display contacts and groups first instead of showing received messages.

Names in conversations are shown according to display options
We improved displaying names of sender and recipient in conversations dialogs. Previously names always contained a user account name in braces followed after his/her first and last names. Now names are shown according to options set in Organize Contact List Wizard, i.e. in the same format that is used to display users in the contacts.

Fixed issue when Organize Contact List Wizard could be launched even contacts are locked on IM server
We found and resolved the error with ability to change contacts from the messenger app even they are locked on the communication server. This issue occurred only if a user logs to the IM server using Private login/password authentication.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.6

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Contact List permissions has been improved

New versions both of the IM server and messenger software are available for download. Version 4.3.18 of Bopup Communication Server improved messaging and permissions functionality, see the list of changes below:


Added new option that restricts IM other contacts that are not included to user's Contact List

New setting called "Prevent messaging with users that are not from contacts" added to Contact List tab of user's properties dialog in the console.


This option becomes available only if the contacts are locked on the server. Using this option will disable sending replies to contacts when they appear under Not In Contacts list even those users are located in visible/accessible Organizational Unit.


Added new setting that checks OU permission on delivery of private messages between users

The Messaging tab of the Options dialog box in the console added new checkbox called "Check OU permissions on delivering every personal message"


Recent versions of the communication server checked those permissions each time but it could make instant messaging slower in most of times. So now this option is available as a stand-alone and turned off by default.


Improved Active Directory Import Wizard

The server console added some improvements to import wizard. Now it does not stop/start the service that forced a disconnect of all users if the wizard has been executed in Update or Synchronize modes. Restart of the service occurs now only if the wizard went out from Create new mode.

Please note that it is required to update the messenger application to version 6.5.7 in order to support new option that prevents sending messaging to non-contacts users.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.18 and Bopup Messenger version 6.5.7

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bopup Communication Server added bulk edit of user accounts

New version 4.3.14 of Bopup Communication Server has been recently released and it now supports modifying multiple user accounts simultaneously. It is possible to select several users accounts under Organizational Unit lists or in Find Users view then click Edit button on the toolbar or right-click and choose "Edit..." from the popup menu. Bulk edit of user accounts allow to change all fields except users' Organizational Unit and Contact Lists.

Another change in the console is regarding Password tab shown in the user's properties dialog box which has been removed. Functions to set and reset password are now available on the Authentication tab and activated if Private login/password mode is chosen.


Management Console also added new field called "Contact List status" in Organizational Units and Find Users lists that shows a locked status of user's contacts if that option is used. User's profile page also added a display of this value.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.14

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Important update for Bopup Messenger client

We released Bopup Messenger version 6.5.3 that fixes important issue with expanding groups shown in Contact List. A group is always kept collapsed even a user clicks on "+" sign to expand it to show assigned accounts. This bug came with previous version 6.5.2 that improved showing users in the contacts and displaying notifications on new messages from offline users. So it is strongly required to update the messenger client if prior version 6.5.2 was already installed.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.5.3

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Minor updates of the IM client software

New versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer messaging clients have been released. These releases contain minor changes but include a few useful bug fixes.

What's new:

Added support to restrict changing contacts if they are locked on the IM server
Bopup Messenger client now prevents changing contacts and blocks a launch of the Organize Contact List Wizard from the interface if the contacts are locked on the IM server. A new option to lock users' Contacts List from modifications has been introduced in the recent version 4.3.13 of Bopup Communication Server.

Fixed duplicate incoming messages shown in conversations if the hidden option that limits an amount of displayed messages is used
The messenger client fixed issue with duplicate messages shown in conversation when the last was from invalid (News) account. We resolved that this bug appeared only if the IM client showed a limited amount of messages in conversations by enabling a hidden setting through the server console.

Fixed issues when message is going from offline user but only online contacts are shown
Another important fixes belong to functionality if the messenger displays only online users within Contact List. In that case the instant messaging client did not show blinking notifications in the contacts when a new offline message was received on a program startup and the sender was offline. It also fixed issues with displaying messages in conversations for recipients that have gone to offline mode but the messenger had unread messages from them.

Many minor fixes in Message History and File Transfer modules regarding support of AM/PM time format
Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer applications improved support of 12-hour clock format with AM/PM indicators to show date/time correctly.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.5.2 and Bopup Observer 5.5.2



Monday, March 23, 2015

Lock users' contacts from automated modifications and future changes

New version 4.3.13 of Bopup Communication Server product is available. This version added a new option in addition to the newly represented function to organize and build users' Contact Lists from the console. Now it is possible to lock contacts in order to prevent their possible changes and modifications.


Since the IM server offers the function to automatically re-build Contact Lists when new users are added, deleted or moved then organizing custom contacts needed to be occurred every time when Contact Lists have been globally rebuilt. The new check box called "Lock Contact List" on the "Contact List" tab of the user's properties dialog allows to keep the contacts unchanged regardless modification in the user structure on the communication server. Of course, deleted accounts will be removed from locked lists but they will not be fully rebuilt from a list of available contacts.



Monday, March 16, 2015

Build and change users' Contact Lists from the IM server

We are happy to inform that new version 4.3.12 of Bopup Communication Server has been released today. This version comes with a great function that allows to change and tune users' buddy lists from Management Console personally for each user. It is now possible to do from user's properties dialog.


The list of available users shown on the Contact List tab is based on user's Organizational Unit permissions, so it is possible to add/remove contacts that are only visible to the user. Please note that users with Administrator account type may see and select all users available of the IM system.

The new feature of the communication server would be useful when changing contacts are not permitted to users themselves from messaging clients through appropriate option on the Contact List tab in the options. In this case users can have custom buddy lists even they are all located in the same Organizational Unit and this would be a great addition to existing OU permissions functionality.



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

Monday, May 20, 2013

The IM server enables the "Hide Organizational Units that are not available to users" option

New version of Bopup Communication Server is available for download. The version 4.1.7 implements the "Hide Organizational Units that are not available to users" on the Contact List tab of the Options dialog. That setting was added in a few releases ago but was not available for change and was grayed out. It enables a rebuild of Organizational Units structure in the user's Contact List shown in the messenger if some of units are not available due to user's Organizational Unit permissions. It can be important and useful to customers that want to hide and to do not show other units to users if they are not available.

The new version also fixes issue with disappearing users in the console if their parent Organizational Unit is moved.

It is easy to upgrade existing version of the server to the new one. Just launch a setup wizard of the new installation package to automatically upgrade the software to the latest version with keeping all application's settings and history.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.1.7

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Great updates of the IM software!

Today is the time to release great updates both of the IM server and messenger software. We released new releases of Bopup Communication Server version 4.1.3, Bopup Messenger 6.1.3 and Bopup Observer 5.1.2

What's new:

Automated rebuild of Contact Lists on the IM server works better and smoothly
The latest version of the communication server improves function of rebuilding users' contacts when some minor or great changes occur in user structure. Now status of Contact Lists are changed in the db even administrator declines immediate rebuild if users are moved to another Organizational Unit, accounts enabled/disabled or permissions have been edited for some OU. This gives a possibility to rebuild contacts manually from the Options dialog when all changes in the console are done.

Update contacts in the messenger on-the-fly
Another great addition in the software is automated delivery of newly built Contact Lists to connected users when the contacts have been manually and automatically re-organized in the Management Console. In this case the server notifies online users and force them to retrieve their Contact List again. Now rebuilt buddy lists are shown in the messenger instantly without it's restart and reconnect.

Send files faster and do not want for a recipient's response
The server adds new option that extends File Transfer functionality. It allows to transmit files and folders immediately on the server first even the recipient is online. Thus the sender has to do not wait while the recipient accepts or declines the transfer because the server receives it instantly. The new option can be found on the File Transfer page of the Options dialog box in the Management Console.

Fixed saving and restoring positions of the messengers on Desktop
Since prior versions of the messenger software added function to show the IM client on the Taskbar some our customers were experience issues with showing messenger windows on user's desktop. The new updates fix those issues that occurred if user closes minimized window from Taskbar.

No invalid text appended on sending graphic "smiles" in messages
Bopup Messenger fixes error when strange symbols appended and displayed on recipient's side after some graphic smiles.

Receive and find received files and documents easily
The latest versions of the messengers add new settings on the File Transfer tab in the Options dialog that allows to create sub-folder to place a received data and includes sender's name. In addition to existing option that create the same subdirectory named current date it is easy now to find files and documents received in the past. By the way, that setting are now moved to user's interface and available on the File Transfer page.

Conversations include group messages too within received private messages
The latest version of Bopup Messenger shows group messages too within personal messages received from selected contact when you open a conversation dialog (sending message window). Group messages sent by that user are marked with green color while personal messages received from him are red and ours messages are always blue.

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