Showing posts with label communications server. Show all posts
Showing posts with label communications server. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Minor update of Bopup IM Server

Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.5 is available for download. This minor update of the IM server includes new version of IM Client Configuration Tools and comes with little improvements in the server interface that uploads MSI packages for automated messengers update.


The new version of the configuration tools looks similar to interface of Bopup Messenger version 7.0.0 whish is preparing to be released soonly.



Saturday, March 24, 2018

IM server installers have been improved

We updated current installation packages of Bopup Communication Server by keeping the same version number 5.2.4. The updated installers improve installation of Management Console only (administrative mode) when the communication server is planned to be managed remotely.

Since new versions 5.x of the IM server creates and uses 'bcs50' SQL database by default then this could be an issue if the console is installed to manage an instance of the communication server that was previously upgraded from version 4.x or even from version 3.x. Those versions have 'bcs40' and 'bcs30' database names instead of 'bcs50' that made impossible installation of the remote console using setup files for versions 5.x

The updated installers add a new text field on the SQL Login setup dialog that allows to specify a proper database name. It's default value is 'bcs50' that can be changed in cases described above.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.4 — Private, stand-alone instant messaging server for offices and corporations

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A great day of updates!

Today we updated both the server-side software and client instant messengers. All the software improved Message History that now shows urls in a text of messages started with http://, https://, ftp:// and www. as a clickable links.

New versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer also improved the interface of Message History which is now similar to archiving views of the server console version 5.x. Messages and file transfers are displayed in a grouped view for each day.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.4, Bopup Messenger version 6.10.4 and Bopup Observer version 5.8.2 — The enteprise messaging suite for effective and secure real-time communication between employees over a single office or in a whole corporation

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Display message history in conversation mode on the IM server

New version 5.2.3 of Bopup Communication Server is available for download in the Download Center. This release comes with a useful impevement of Management Console that now supports searching and displaying data from message archive in Conversation mode. This means that it is possible now to select two or more user recipients and show all messages that were sent only between them excluding all other messages and file transfers.

Search panel in the Manegement Console of Bopup Communication Server

In order to access the new function launch the server console and switch to Search for messages and file transfers view. Select recipients from the From / To list and use "Conversation mode" in the Direction drop-down list https://www.bopup.com/onlinehelp/server/guide/archiving_logging/search_messages_file_transfers.html Then click Search button to find and display only messages between the selected users.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.3 — A stand-alone corporate messaging server with data archiving and encryption

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Evaluate IM clients easily and quickly using Bopup.me server

We are proud to annouce a launch of shared instance of Bopup Communication Server running on Bopup.me webserver. The main idea of the new IM server is a rapid introduction to our Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients without a need to install and configure a stand-alone copy of the communication server in a local environment.

A shared copy of the communication server

The new IM server is running all time 24/7 and it gives an apportunity for our new customers to quickly and instantly test and evaluate instant messaging software, and see to how IM works and looks.

In order to connect and use the public IM server we created few test accounts with the following credentials:

Login: user
Password: user

Login: admin
Password: admin

Login: demo
Password: demo

Using these test accounts will allow to exchange instant messages between different users or even send messages in offline. The IM server allows to connect from Windows desktop clients and from Android devices.

It is easy to start using this shared insance of the commication server. Just type bopup.me address in the messaging client and enter credentials of one from the test accounts above.

Visit Bopup.me website for more information

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bopup IM server fixes a delivery of user presence status

New version 5.2.2 of the communication server comes with minor fixes and improvements. At the same time this version is recommend for update because some fixes are important.

Management Console of Bopup Communication Server v5.x

What's new:

Fixed issues with delivery of contact's presence status to other users according to OU permissions
Bopup Communication Server now correctly delivers a presence status for contacts to users if there OU permissions are used on the server. Sometimes the IM server could not show a status of particular contact correctly, i.e. online/offline/away to others even everything works fine on his side.

Fixed error on console startup if it's another instance is already running
Another fix belongs to an error on console startup that appeared if another instance of the server console was already running. The latest release of the communication server fixed this issue.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Major version 1.2.0 of Bopup Messenger for Android

The new version 1.2.0 of Bopup Messenger for Android is available. This version has a lot of improvements and fixes so we recommend to upgrade the application.


What's new:

The Contacts tab is now shown before Messages
We decided to move the Contacts tab that includes assigned groups and users list to the left and show it prior Messages tab. So now the Android messenger operates like Bopup Messenger for Windows desktop.

The Login tab contains a link to Bopup.me test server
Here is a new addition that is now supported by the messenger application. We launched new Bopup.me website that is also running a shared instance of Bopup Communication Server. This server is designed for evaluation purposes only and it allows to use pre-defined test user accounts in order to establish connection with the IM server and evaluate how the communication works.

Fixed error on selecting messaging groups in Contact List
Another critical fix was selection of assigned group in Contact List. Previous version of the instant messenger could crash on selecting any shown group.

Fixed app crash on connecting to IM server if the messenger was manually disconnected prior this
We noticed that the messenger application crashed everytime on subsequent connect to IM server if it was previously disconnected manually. This error has been also fixed in the recent version.

A lot of interface improvements and fixes
A huge amount of minor fixes and GUI improvements including colors, displaying titles, showing incoming and outgoing messages. They are all important.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.2.0 — Effective and secure text messenger for office and company network

Monday, November 20, 2017

New version of the IM server with minor improvements

We release new version 5.2.1 of Bopup Communication Server. It comes with small changes and improvements, and also fixes some minor issues in the server console application.

As always an existing instance of the communication server can be easily upgraded to the new version. Just download new server package (a small setup file can be used for version upgrade) from Download Center and launch on a computer running the IM server. Information on upgrade of the server software is also available in How to install software patches and upgrades "on-the-fly" article.

Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.1 — In-house chat server with message encryption and conversatons archive

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rebrand IM clients using the new versions of Bopup IM software

We release major updates Bopup Communication Server, Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer software. The new versions introduce an enhanced functionality that allows to rebrand instant messengers from the server console and remove Bopup brand from the name of IM clients.

We implemented this according to many requests of our customers and because we also understand an importance of visual integration for the software that is used by employeers day by day. According to this the Bopup brand can be changed to any other brand name such as company/organization name, etc.

The rebrand function is now available in Management Console of IM server
Additional information can be also found in IM Client Branding document in the Online Help section that is also available in Russian language.

The rebrand function depends on a software license and it is available for free only to new customers during their 45-day evaluation period. Existing customers should pay additional cost depending on a total amount of client messengers they own to obtain the access to this function.

Download Bopup Communication Server 5.2, Bopup Messenger 6.9 and Bopup Observer 5.8 — The IM suite for secure and efficient real-time messaging over office LAN and Internet

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Known issue: The service returns error #1053 on start attempt

There is a possible issue with starting the service module of Bopup Communication Server that can bring error #1053 and fail to start. This issue usually occurs after installing latest Windows updates upgrading OS to recent Windows 10 or Windows 2012. In most cases the service must be re-registered in the system again that fix the problem. The information below contains steps on how to do this.

1. Access the instalation folder from a command line interface. Open Command prompt (CMD command in Start menu) under Administrative rights and navigate into installation folder of the IM server. By default the service is installed to \Program Files (x86)\Bopup Communication Server. So the command must be the following:

cd \Program Files (x86)\Bopup Communication Server

2. Unregister the service module by executing the following command:

bcssrvc /unregserver

Then ensure that Bopup Communication Server has dissappeared from Services list in Windows.

3. Register the service again by using the following command:

bcssrvc /service

Check that the Bopup Communication Server has been added to the Services list.

4. Close the command prompt window, launch the Management Console of the communication server and start the service.



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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

What to see a demo? Request it!

We are glad to announce that we started to offer a live demo both of Bopup Commuication Server and Bopup IM client software. That would be a very useful option for new users and customers that have no time or a proper environment to install and run a trial version of the communication server to see how the software product looks and works.


We provide demo via web browser so there is no any additional download or software tool must be installed on a user's side in order to see the demonstration. We just give a special URL that can be opened in any browser application.


http://www.bopup.com/support/#feedback


To request a demo call us at +1-877-992-6787 (US toll free number), send a message from the website or use Live Chat form to contact our support team immediatelly.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Version 5.1.1 of the IM server is available

We released new version of Bopup Communication Server. The latest release fixes a critical error on moving instant messages and file transfers from Pending to Deleted view in Management Console. It also added context help (.chm file) translated to Russian.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.1.1 — A private and self-hosted IM server software for corporate and office networks.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Messenger app for Android has been updated to version 1.0.17

New version of Bopup Messenger for Android platform is avialable. Version 1.0.17 fixes a crash of the app on opening Settings window occurred on recent versions of Android system and also improves connectivity functions with communication server.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.0.17.170402 — Secure messenger application that works via it's own IM server

Sunday, March 26, 2017

New major update of Bopup Communication Server released

Our IM server application has been updated and it's version 5.1.0 has been released. This recent update of Bopup Communication Server comes with many new additions and changes, most of useful and important are described below.

What's new in Bopup Communication Server 5.1.0:

Added localization to Russian language
This release of the communication server added Russian translation including interface of the Setup Wizard, Desktop and Program menu shortcuts and the interface of Management Console. The localization also applied the IM Client Configuration Tool. This is the most useful and important update for our Russian customers and users.

Showing data from Messaging History is speed up
Management Console improved the speed of result list update showing data in Message History views. Prior versions could take a lot of time to refresh that lists if a huge number of messages and transfer have been selected. Now it should work faster and show up to 65,535 records instead of previous 10,000.

Management Console checks and registers IM service module if it is missing
Another annoying and common issue that our customers might face with is a sudden missing of Bopup Communication Server service from Services list. This could appear during Windows update or during a upgrade of the communication server software to a new version. Now the Management Console checks that the service exists in the system and registers it if otherwise.

Saving message logs to text files
The new version activates the option to save shown instant messages and file transfers in the Message History to a text file even no data is currently selected. In this case all shown data will be saved into a file. Otherwise only selected messages and transfers will be saved.

Fixed issues with upgrade previous versions
We noticed that sometimes new version 5.x of the IM server could not update an existing version 4.x correctly and interface of the Management Console started showing bugs like some resources missing. That could appear of the communication server was initially installed to a directory that differs from default location at "\Program Files\Bopup Communication Server\" (or "\Program Files (x86)\Bopup Communication Server\" on 64-bit systems) so some newly added resources of version 5.x still copied to default location. The version 5.1.0 fixed this.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Пресс-релиз: Bopup Communication Server стал лауреатом журнала PC Magazine Russian Edition в номинации «Российское ПО 2016: инновации и достижения»

Новая версия 5.0 программного обеспечения Bopup Communication Server, являющееся серверной частью платформы для безопасного обмена мгновенными сообщениями и файлами в корпоративной среде, была отмечена редакторами русской версии журнала PC Magazine в ежегодном обзоре "Российское ПО 2016: инновации и достижения».


Ежегодная премия «Российское ПО 2016: инновации и достижения» включает решения, которые оказали заметное влияние на индустрию ПО и о которых, на взгляд редакторов, следует знать любому ИТ-практику. Отбор кандидатов для обзора достижений программной индустрии происходит исходя из новизны разработки, а также с учетом общей оценки, которая выносится на основании голосования читателей PC Magazine/RE и мнений экспертов журнала.

Российская разработка Bopup Communication Server представляет собой cервер мгновенных сообщений для организации собственной независимой системы чата и обмена файлами в пределах локальной сети офиса или целого предприятия, включая передачу данных через Интернет. Данное решение может использоваться для импортозамещения известных западных аналогов, включая Microsoft Lync Server, у которого выигрывает в плане легкости установки и ценовой политики, либо ПО с открытым исходным кодом, таких как OpenFire Server и других XMPP-серверов. От Open Source данный продукт также выгодно отличает простота его настройки, так как система готова к работе сразу после завершения мастера установки.

Стоит заметить, что сервер сообщений Bopup Communication Server не в первый раз вошел число лауреатов данной премии, и ранее был также отмечен редакторами журнала PC Magazine/RE войдя в обзор «Российское ПО 2010: инновации и достижения».

О компании «Би Лабс»

Начиная с 2000 года, российская компания «Би Лабс» занимается разработкой программных систем в области коммуникации в режиме реального времени. Нашей целью является предоставление эффективных и инновационных программных решений для безопасного и надежного обмена текстовыми сообщениями, передачи файлов между пользователями как в локальных сетях небольших офисов, так и в крупных корпоративных сетях. Отличительное особенностью предлагаемых нами решений является надежное шифрование передаваемой информации, централизованное администрирование и управление всей организованной системой мгновенных сообщений.

http://www.bopup.ru/

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Critical update of the messenger app for Android platform

We have updated Bopup Messenger for Android and released it's version 1.0.16. This is the bug fix release that solves issues with initial connection to IM server in cases when the server computer only listen working port and cannot be ping. Another fix relates to receiving a large amount of assigned groups and contacts from the communication server. Prior versions might crash on app startup during that process.

Bopup Messenger for Android
New version of the messenger application is already available on Google Play and can be download from our website at Downloads Center.

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

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