New in this release
This chapter describes what is new in this release of Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service.
Rebranding to IM and Presence
Cisco Unified Presence is now known as the Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service. All GUIs and customer documentation have been rebranded accordingly.
Release 9.0(1) provides a tighter integration between IM and Presence and Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM). From Release 9.0(1) onwards, IM and Presence and Unified CM software versions must match. For two software versions to match, they must have the same major and minor release number. Major and minor release numbers are defined as follows:
where 9 = major release number, x = minor release number and y = maintenance release number.
For example, IM and Presence Release 184.108.40.20600-1 is compatible with Unified CM Release 220.127.116.11000-3, but it is not compatible with Unified CM Release 18.104.22.16800-5. Similarly, Unified CM Release 22.214.171.12400-6 is not compatible with IM and Presence Release 126.96.36.19900-1.
For fresh installations, Unified CM 9.0(1) must be installed before IM and Presence 9.0(1) is installed. For upgrades, Unified CM must be upgraded to Release 9.0(1) before IM and Presence is upgraded. Upgrades must be performed within the same maintenance window.
Centralized profile configuration and data migration
From Release 9.0(1), the user UC service profile information for LDAP, Voicemail, Conferencing, Mailstore, CTI Gateway and Audio that was configured from the IM and Presence Release 9.x, all user profile information is migrated to Unified CM. For more information about user migration, see the Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.
menu in Cisco Unified Presence Administration is now configurable on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) from the menus. Therefore, when you upgrade from Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.x to
The IM and Presence Service does not require a server license or software version license. IM and Presence is enabled on a per user basis, regardless of the number of clients you associate with each user. Release 9.0(1) supports a centralized user-based licensing system on Unified CM, whereby IM and presence capabilities are included within both User Connect Licensing (UCL) and Cisco Unified Workspace Licensing (CUWL). For more information about license requirements, see the "IM and Presence license requirements" section of this document.
Release 9.0(1) does not support the following features:
Cisco IP Phone Messenger
Cisco Unified Personal Communicator 7.x
Cisco Agent Desktop
Cisco Unified Application Environment
Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator
Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator Application
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