Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts

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

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.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bopup IM Live Chat is changed but working again

We were experiencing troubles with our Live Chat function on the website in the past few months because the messenger form stopped working in the middle of August 2012. That was very annoying issue and problem for us and our customers. Since our Live Chat feature was based on Windows Live Messenger platform we tried to find some references on Microsoft's website and support forums. But nothing and no one helped us.

We also noticed that a lot of Windows Live platform has been changed in the past months, like, websites, and thought all the time that the issue we are having with the Live Chat form is a temporary problem. But we were in wrong...

Confirmed: Microsoft To Kill Windows Live Messenger in 2013
Microsoft has officially confirmed that the company will discontinue Windows Live Messenger in 2013, moving all users over to Skype in Q1. This move will include migrating Messenger’s 100 million users to Skype’s platform.

That's the reason why we were having troubles with our Live Chat website form all the past time — Microsoft is slowly killing services related to Windows Live Messenger platform.

Today we migrated and started to use a new Live Chat feature, it looks simply and works like the form from Microsoft. Thus our Live Chat function has been restored and now available on our websites again. Welcome!