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 http://www.bopup.com/onlinehelp/server/tools/active_directory_ldap_integration.html

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.0.12

April 16, 2012

Bopup Communication Server is now shipped with MS SQL Server 2005 Express

We have good news regarding our communication server product. Now it's full setup package comes with built-in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express for both 32- and 64-bit Windows systems. The new SQL Server replaced MSDE 2000 software which was included to all previous versions of Bopup Communication Server.

What are benefits of using the new SQL Server software? We agree that size of the new setup package becomes bigger. But the main benefit is that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express is supported and can be installed on latest versions of Windows, i.e. Vista, 7 and later. This was the primary issue with the built-in MSDE 2000 software because it is not supported starting from Windows Vista.

Now there are no needs to learn our online guide and to manually install Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 Express editions as a host SQL Server for the communication server software. The new setup package solves all these issues and Bopup Communication Server can be easily installed with the built-in SQL Server on all major Windows systems starting from Windows 2000.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.0.11

April 13, 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is fully supported by Bopup Communication Server

We glad to inform our users and partners that the setup of Bopup Communication Server has been tested on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express edition. Since that is the latest version of the SQL Server software from Microsoft then it is important to ensure that the server is fully supported by our IM server. The setup went fine with no issues.

We also updated our Step-by-Step Guide to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 Express Edition as a Host Database Server for Bopup Communication Server and added SQL Server 2012 to the list of supported versions. The download links for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 were also changed and now point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3 setup packages.

April 11, 2012

Improved Live Chat support on Bopup.com

This is just a notification for our clients and customers about minor but useful improvements of Live Chat messenger available at www.bopup.com website. Now it's chat window can be resized in Microsoft Internet Exporer and other major web browsers. The messenger pop up window is also painted in orange color similar to a theme of a whole website.

Another great improvement is that a new floating bar painted green with "Live Chat" title added on the left of the pages. You always see it even you scroll the page up or down.

Do not forget that you can always and quickly contact us if you have some issues, problems or inquiries regarding our software, it's functions and pricing model. It is easy to start a live chat. Just click the Live Chat link on the top right of each page on the website or use the Request for a Live Chat link at the bottom under the Question & Support title.