April 20, 2022

Exchange files smoothly without showing file transfer dialogs using the new version of Bopup IM

 Both Bopup Communication Server and instant messenger apps have been updated. The major addition is that now IM software supports sending and receiving files in the messenger clients without displaying separate file transfer windows. So now files can be sent immediately once they are dropped in conversation dialog.

The new version is supported the latest version 5.10.1 of the communication server, Bopup Messenger version 7.3.0 and Bopup Observer version 6.1.0 In order to enable this feature go to Options dialog box in the Management Console of IM server and then switch to File Transfer. Enable "Exchange files without showing file transfer windows in IM clients" option.

Enable smooth file transfer through IM server settings
Enable smooth file transfer through IM server settings

The new version of Bopup Communication Server also improves SQL database maintenance functionality. Now it is possible to specify the number of recent days for which to keep existing data on the communication server during the database cleanup.

Enter the number of days during the database cleanup

Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients now come with improved Message History dialog that contains function to remove selected data from the local history archive.

Messages and transfers can be now deleted from the messenger history

Bopup Messenger version 7.3.0 also adds File Transfer and Message History buttons on the conversation toolbar for a rapid sending file to recipient and displaying history for current recipient.

Improved toolbar in the conversation dialog of Bopup Messenger

February 26, 2022

Tips & Tricks: How to install Bopup IM clients for all users on a computer

Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients installations occur to current user on a Windows computer by default. This means that automatic startup key in the system registry and program shortcuts are created in Start menu and applied to the user only under which the installation was running.

Another case this critical behavior occurs when the messenger app is deployed and set up remotely using Active Directory Group Policies (GPO) that lets run MSI files. Since such installations are run under System account then no shortcuts are created for any user account in Windows. 

In order to avoid this issue MSI files must be launched with ALLUSERS=1 passed to as a command line parameter. Please note that the parameter is a case-sensitive and must be typed in uppercase.


msiexec /i bopupmes.msi ALLUSERS=1

We hope that this information helps and makes deploying Bopup IM software much easier and handy.

February 12, 2022

A patch file for Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.0

A recent release of the IM server adds a huge number of improvements and changed to SQL Server database. This may cause issues on version update of the application. We build a special patch tool that fixes errors in the database. 

Download and launch this command line tool on a server running the communication server if you experience issues with starting the service after upgrading the application to version 5.10.0

Download patch file for Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.0

January 20, 2022

Major update of Bopup Communication Server and new version of Bopup Messenger

Bopup Communication Server product has been update to version 5.10.0 This is a major release of the IM server that comes with great improvements, changes and bugfixes. 

First of all we improved SQL database structure by removing unnecessary and adding new indexes to tables that speed up an overall performance. There are also a lot of changes and improvements in the IM service module that operates better and faster on a high number of concurrent users. 

Management Console of the IM server adds a faster load of message log. We improved the lists and now data is shown rapidly even thousands of records are loaded. 

Another improvement is related to displaying charts on the Welcome and other profile pages. We improved SQL queries that select data so now the charts do not delay loading pages.

A new version 7.2.16 of Bopup Messenger is also available. This is a critical release of the instant messenger that resolve the issue with message popup received from non-contacts user. We strongly recommend to update the messenger to the latest version.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.0 and Bopup Messenger version 7.2.16 — Office IM Suite for encrypted communication between employees