Showing posts with label documentation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label documentation. Show all posts

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.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bopup IM Client SDK now supports Microsoft Office applications

We are proud to announce and inform stand-alone programmers and software development companies that new released of Bopup IM Client SDK is now available. Version 1.0.3 added a new interface called IServerClientVBA that fully supports Visual Basic for Application (VBA) environment. VBA is a built-in development platform that comes with Microsoft Office suite. Thus it is possible to create macros, custom form in Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint and other office applications to instantly communicate with other users through Bopup Communication Server.

Please review our online documentation for the IServerClientVBA interface to learn more about it's methods, used types and constants that is available at MS Office (VBA) Developer's Guide Online Documentation New version of Bopup IM Client SDK also improved existing technical documentation within sample code, and tutorial projects also include Microsoft Excel files that demonstrate using the library from VBA editor.

Download Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.0.3

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New version of Bopup IM Client SDK added support for VB.Net developers

Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.0.2 has been released and now available for download. This version added new IServerClientVB interface, structures and defines which are especially designed for VB.Net developers.

Since our existing IServerClient interface is primarily designed for Microsoft Visual C++ programmers then it makes hard to use our IM SDK because many of data and types must be marshaled and casted between Microsoft Visual Basic .Net source code and the interface's structures and methods. The IServerClientVB solves this problem because it is Automation-compatible interface and operates with standard VB data types such as String, Array, etc.

For more information on using this interface and it's methods refer to Online Help documentation available at

The new version of Bopup IM Client SDK added sample code in VB.Net in addition to Visual C++ 6.0 sample projects that show how to connect to the communication server, send/receive various of data to/from the IM server, transmit and get instant messages. Develops and add IM & chat functionality with VB.Net environement in a few minutes!

Download Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.0.2

Friday, October 19, 2012

Updated Bopup IM Client SDK

Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.0.1 has been released. This version of Software Development Kit provides support for the latest version 4.1 of Bopup Communication Server and allows to receive structured tree-based contacts. It also includes updated CSClient.DLL and SecPrvdr.DLL COM modules that caused issues with their registration in Windows system.

Please note that SDK documentation has been updated too because it added new structures and constant definitions.

Download Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.0.1

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bopup Messenger User's Guide is available in a PDF file

Now User's Guide for Bopup Messenger client is available in a stand-alone PDF file. This documentation file includes help information for the product including software screens. A similar file is provided for Bopup Observer client too.

Thus it is possible now to browse help documentation for the messenger software online at Online Help, view CHM help files that are installed within the products or just download PDF help files to read the domentation locally on a computer or even print it.

Download Bopup Messenger User's Guide in a PDF file

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fixed saving Active Directory (LDAP) Integration settings on the IM server

Today new version of Bopup Communication Server has been released. Version 4.0.12 comes with built-in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express that was added in previous version of the server and also fixes problem with saving settings in the "Active Directory (LDAP) Intergation" dialog available in the Tools menu of the Management Console.

The problem with saving LDAP integration settings comes from version 4.0.0 of the communication server in which we moved that options from the Options dialog to a separate window. Starting from that version the Active Directory integration could not even turned on (by default it is off) so it was impossible to search, import and create user accounts "on-the-fly" from the LDAP catalog.

For more information about this feature please refer to online documentation of Bopup Communication Server available at

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.0.12

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bopup IM Client Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available!

We are proud to announce that Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.0 has been released and now is available for download. Using this Software Development Kit developers and companies can create instant messaging client applications and software that uses our Bopup Communication Server.

Bopup IM Client Software Development Kit (SDK) is a toolkit for Windows platform that provides documentation, samples and COM components for building powerful instant messaging functionality into existing applications, creating and developing a chat messenger software based a client/server architecture. Applications built on this SDK interact and communicate with Bopup Communication Server (IM server software) that must be installed as a server-side part of the instant messaging system.

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.

IM Client SDK allows to create two types of the end-user applications: one-way messenger like Bopup Observer software and full-featured IM client like our Bopup Messenger. The SDK is freely distributed and it depends on a 45-day trial of Bopup Communication Server. Pricing for IM client applications that are written using our SDK is based on a regular pricing for Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer software. For more information on pricing please refer our order page at

To learn more about Bopup IM Client SDK and to download the development kit setup package please go to product page at

Developer's Guide and help is also available in the Online Product Documentation and can be found at