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

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Small update of the IM server is available

Version 4.5.1 of Bopup Communication Server has been released and is available for download. This small update of the IM server software improves Management Console that now displays appropriate icons in Presence Status view when users are in Away mode. Different icons are shown for Administrators, Power Users and regular user accounts.

Another improvement is a fix in Create New Organizational Unit Wizard that showed empty OU list on Permissions page if a parent Organization Unit of a newly created unit has been changed on first dialog.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.5.1 — Light-weight and easy to install IM server with strong encryption and management

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Get new versions of the IM server and messaging clients

Today we released new versions of Bopup Communication Server, Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer. In addition to many changes and improvements we made in the software it comes with all-new Confirmation feature that delivers a confirmed status back to a sender. Confirmed status is also logged in a local Message History and on the communication server and those confirmed messages are shown with double-check icon.

Currently Confirmation functionality is fully supported by Bopup Observer client only and can be enabled from the Options on the IM server. But we plan to extend this function in order to allow to send outgoing messages with confirmation status like urgent and high-priority messages.

Download Bopup Communication Server 4.5, Bopup Messenger 6.8 and Bopup Observer 5.7 — Enterprise IM suite for secure and safe communications

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New release of Bopup Communication Server is available

We released new version 4.4.3 of the communication server product. It fixed an issue with sending News messages configured for One time only delivery mode because recent versions of the IM server sent that type of the news daily that caused problems. The new version also comes with updated Setup.ini Configuration Tool, it is version 1.2.3. This version fixed error with setting a hidden option that disables uninstall of the IM clients from Programs and Features panel in Windows.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.4.3 — Solution for secure text messaging and file transfer over office and corporate networks

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The IM server fixed issues with sending messages from command line

New version 4.4.2 of Bopup Communication Server has been released and is available for download. This is a minor update of the product that fixed errors with sending instant messages from command line interface using BCSCMD.EXE module of the communication server. Previously it brought errors related to SQL Server on Windows XP and 2003 systems.

Version 4.4.2 also includes the latest release of Setup.ini Configuration Tool that supports the option to show date of messages in client conversations.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.4.2 — Enterprise-level IM server for office and business use

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Minor fixes and improvements of the IM server and messenger client

We updated both Bopup Communication Server and Bopup Messenger software. New version 4.4.1 of the IM server fixed issue with sending News messages in One time only mode. This update also resolved problem with installation of remote Management Console.

Both the server and messenger improved notification support for a change of show/hide assigned users option in the messaging group properties. Now the IM client immediately reflects to this change if the option has been modified on the server console.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.4.1 and Bopup Messenger version 6.7.1 — IM software for secure chat and real-time communication

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

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bopup Communication Server fixes sorting issues in Message History

New version 4.3.19 of the communication server is available for download. This update comes with a correct sorting of messages and file transfers shown in Archiving & Logging views. It seems that the data could be displayed within incorrect sorting if it was sent on the same hour and minutes.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.19 — Secure IM server software for offices and companies

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, June 13, 2015

IM Server fixes autorization of Android clients if Windows Authentication is enabled

We released a priority update for the communication server that fixed problem with accepting the Android clients if Windows Authentication is enabled for user accounts. It seems that the IM server had a bug that did not allow to connect from Android devices under the same account name used by a user in desktop messenger. We strongly recommend to update an existing server software to version 4.3.17 to avoid this issue.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.17 — Enterprise-level IM & Chat software for offices

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fixed issues with sending automated idle aways when a user has multiple concurrent sessions

We released new versions both the IM server and messenger client. These minor updates improved functionality with sending automated idle away messages in situations when a user has several connections to the communication server. The issue could occur when a user moved to another PC and left a running messenger application on his previous workstation. Thus the messenger client could switch to away mode automatically due idle time and could reply on every incoming message even the user was online on the second computer and could have a conversation. Now the IM server tells all instances of the messenger running under same account that the user has multiple concurrent connections and no idle away messages must be sent back automatically to incoming messages.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.16 and Bopup Messenger version 6.5.5

Friday, May 1, 2015

IM server fixed setting up a private password for user accounts

We updated Bopup Communication Server software and released version 4.3.15. This is a minor update of the IM server but it fixes the issue with setting password for an account in Private login/password authentication mode. It worked properly when a password set during account creation but not from subsequent editing users.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.15

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

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.



Monday, February 23, 2015

Useful update of the communication server software

We released Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.11 that comes with useful improvements and updates. It also solves the issue explained in the recent post when Android app is unable to connect if Windows Authentication is used for the user account. See detailed information on changes in this version below.

What's new:

Added function to set a password for a user manually if Private login/password authentication is used
The server console added an option to set a password for the account if third-party authentication is used. That's too useful addition because our customers asked about this function for a long time. So now it is possible to change password for the account manually through account properties window and not only to reset it in order to force the user to create a new one by himself.

Added ability to use same IM account name on Android messenger app even if Windows Authentication is enabled
Another important change is about support of the messenger application for Android platform. Prior versions of the IM server required to have different accounts for the same user if the software works on Windows domain network. Or change the authentication for that user to Private login/password mode. The latest version of the server now supports using the same IM account on different devices, and use Windows Authentication on desktop messenger and Private login/password for Android app.

Fixed issues with checking new updates
We were reported that the console did not check for updates correctly and even brought a connection error message. That forced us to discover several issues and one was in our website since May 2014! Now everything works as it should and properly.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.11

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.10

Today, 13th February we updated our instant messaging server applications and released version 4.3.10. New version of the IM server fixes possible issues with starting up of Management Console on Windows 2008 R2 edition. We also added an option to display time everywhere in the console in 12-hour clock format with AM/PM indicators. This would be a useful update for our US customers. Another addition is about displaying connection string used to connect to the SQL Server, that is now shown in the SQL database maintenance dialog. It's value can be requested by our technical support representer in some cases so it will not be necessary to open registry editor to retrieve that value in the future.

The new server package also includes the latest version of Setup.ini Configuration Tool that now lets set up custom colors for sender's/recipient's titles in conversation and block options in sending message dialog for users such as changing text font and color, inserting emotions and using the 'typing message' sound.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.10

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, 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

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