Cisco Jabber for Windows 9.2.2 Release Notes
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Documentation Resources

Installation and Configuration Guide

The Installation and Configuration Guide contains the following information:
  • System and network requirements
  • Hardware requirements
  • Supported software and devices
  • Information to help you plan your deployment
  • Installation procedures
  • Client configuration requirements and information

Find the Installation and Configuration Guide for each release at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps12511/​prod_​installation_​guides_​list.html

Server Setup Guide

The Server Setup Guide provides task-based information to help you configure services for the client. This guide is available at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps12511/​prod_​installation_​guides_​list.html

Licensing Information

Find out what open source libraries and other licensing information at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps12511/​products_​licensing_​information_​listing.html

New in this Release

Find out what's new in the latest release.

Phone Mode

As of this release, Cisco Jabber for Windows supports meetings integration in phone mode deployments.

Set Up Conferencing in Phone Mode Deployments

In phone mode deployments, Cisco Jabber integrates with both Cisco WebEx Meeting Center and Cisco WebEx Meetings Server.

To access and attend meetings, the meetings host account must contain the URL of the meetings site. There are two methods to input the meetings site:
  • You can populate the meetings site in the host account with the client configuration file, jabber-config.xml. Set the meetings site as the value of the Meeting_Server_Address configuration parameter. See the Installation and Configuration Guide for more information.
  • Users can enter the meetings site themselves when they set up their host account.

Authentication with Conferencing Servers in Phone Mode Deployments

In phone mode deployments, users must enter their credentials in the Options window of the client user interface. You cannot enable single sign-on (SSO) or synchronize user credentials in phone mode deployments. However, you can use two types of authentication with conferencing servers.

Direct Authentication

The client passes credentials directly to the conferencing server.

To enable direct authentication, you must first create user accounts on the conferencing server. Users must then enter their credentials in the Options window in the client user interface. When the client then attempts to authenticate the user, the conferencing server can validate the credentials.

Authentication with an Identity Provider

The client redirects authentication from the conferencing server to an identity provider that you manage and control.

The following steps describe the flow for authentication with an identity provider:
  1. Users enter their credentials in the Options window in the client user interface.
  2. The client attempts to authenticate with the conferencing server.
  3. The conferencing server redirects the client to the identity provider for authentication.
  4. The identity provider validates the credentials and passes an authentication token to the client.
  5. The client then passes that authentication token to the conferencing server.

Microsoft Windows 8 Support

As of this release, you can install Cisco Jabber for Windows on the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 8 32 bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64 bit
Important:
  • Cisco Jabber for Windows supports Microsoft Windows 8 in desktop mode only.
  • Cisco Medianet does not currently support Microsoft Windows 8. As a result, you cannot currently do the following on Microsoft Windows 8:
    • Use Cisco Media Services Interface to classify and prioritize audio media and video media traffic on the network.
    • Enable desk phone video capabilities.

Microsoft Office 2013 Support

As of this release, Cisco Jabber for Windows supports integration with:
  • Microsoft Office 2013 32 bit
  • Microsoft Office 2013 64 bit
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013

Temporary Presence Subscriptions

You can now disable temporary presence subscriptions in Cisco Unified Presence or Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence with the following setting:
  • Presence > Settings > Enable ad-hoc presence subscriptions

In previous releases, Cisco Jabber for Windows always displays temporary presence, even if you disable this setting on the server.

As of this release, if you disable this setting, Cisco Jabber for Windows does not display temporary presence. As a result, users can see availability status only for contacts in their contact list.

Proxy Download for Contact Photos

The client can now download contact photos that you host on web servers that require proxy access.


Note


If web servers for contact photos are in a bypass list, you must ensure that the entries are either in the FQDN format or a complete IP address without wildcard characters.


Support for Cisco VXME

This release includes enhancements to support Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME) version 9.1. Cisco Jabber for Windows now:
  • Provides additional APIs to support secure phone capabilities (sRTP) with VXME.
  • Displays self-view on video calls for VXI users.

Configuration Parameters

Review all new configuration parameters for this release.

See the Cisco Jabber for Windows Installation and Configuration Guide for complete details about configuration parameters.

Parameter Value Description
EnableBFCPVideoDesktopShare

true

false

Enables BFCP video desktop sharing capabilities.
true

Enables BFCP video desktop sharing on the client. This is the default value.

false

Disables BFCP video desktop sharing.

Meetings_Enabled

true

false

Enables meetings capabilities and user interface in the client.
true

Enables meetings capabilities and user interface. This is the default value.

false

Disables meetings capabilities and user interface.

Telephony_Enabled

true

false

Enables audio and video capabilities and user interface in the client.
true

Enables audio and video capabilities and user interface. This is the default value.

false

Disables audio and video capabilities and user interface.

Voicemail_Enabled

true

false

Enables voicemail capabilities and user interface in the client.
true

Enables voicemail capabilities and user interface. This is the default value.

false

Disables voicemail capabilities and user interface.

Meeting_Server_Address

Cisco WebEx meetings site URL

Specifies the primary Cisco WebEx meeting site URL for users.

The client populates this meeting site in the user's host account on the Options window. Users must then enter their credentials to set up the host account and access their Cisco WebEx meetings.

Important:

If you specify an invalid meeting site, users cannot add, or edit, any meetings sites in the client user interface.

This parameter is optional.

Meeting_Server_Address_Backup

Cisco WebEx meetings site URL

Specifies the secondary Cisco WebEx meeting site URL for users.

This parameter is optional.

Meeting_Server_Address_Backup2

Cisco WebEx meetings site URL

Specifies the tertiary Cisco WebEx meeting site URL for users.

This parameter is optional.