These release notes describe new features, requirements, restrictions,
and caveats for all versions of Cisco Jabber for Windows Release 10.6.x. These
release notes are updated for every maintenance release but not for patches or
hot fixes. Note that each maintenance release includes the features,
requirements, restrictions, and bug fixes of the previous releases unless
mentioned otherwise. Before you install Cisco Jabber for Windows, we recommend
that you review this document for information about issues that may affect your
The build number
for this release is
The following documents are available for Cisco Jabber for Windows.
- Release Notes
Provide administrators with a summary of information about the
release, which include feature enhancements, requirements, limitations and
restrictions of the software, and caveats overview.
- Deployment and Installation Guide
- Provides administrators with information for all Jabber clients
in one guide. It contains end-to-end client deployment procedures, comprising
requirements, deployment scenarios and workflows, infrastructure configuration
of services, and client configuration and installation.
- Licensing Information
This Licensing Information document provides information on the
open source libraries used by the application.
- Quick Start Guide
Instructions to help navigate end users around Cisco Jabber for
Windows for the first time and use a few key features.
- Advanced Features Guide
Provides an overview of task-based information about end user
operation of the client.
- Accessibility Guide
Provides information on navigating the client, including
shortcut keys, keyboard navigation, and other accessibility features.
New Features and
- Single Sign
Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML-based open standard data format that
enables you to access a defined set of Cisco services seamlessly after
verifying credentials with an
Identity Provider. You enable SAML SSO in Cisco WebEx
Messenger Services, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, or Cisco Unity
Connection. It is deployed in the Jabber client using service discovery.
information about SAML SSO, see the chapter on Single Sign-On (SSO) Deployments
Cisco Jabber Deployment and Installation Guide.
Jabber gives users the ability to reset Jabber to the originally-installed
release, the client is enabled to help improve your Cisco Jabber experience by
sending anonymous data to Cisco on elements such as call analytics and call
select a ringtone for incoming calls from a menu of distinctive ringtones for
their client in the
Options menu, under
Sounds and Alerts.
- Hunt Groups
Groups enable incoming calls to be directed to a group of users. The call route
is based on a number of factors, including first available , longest Idle,
broadcast hunting and circular hunting. You can use Cisco Jabber and deskphones
to answer hunt group calls.
group works in conjunction with route filters and hunt lists to direct
calls to specific devices. If a phone or device is ringing and not being
answered, then another available number is searched for until the call is
list contains a set of line groups in a specific order. A single line group can
appear in multiple hunt lists. A line group comprises a group of directory
numbers in a specific order. The order controls the progress of the search for
available directory numbers for incoming calls.
- Call Pickup
Pickup allows users to pick up incoming calls from their own group. Group Call
Pickup and Directed Call Pickup allows users to pick up incoming calls to
another group or individual, respectively. You can use Cisco Jabber and
deskphones to answer call pickup calls.
numbers are assigned to call pickup groups and Cisco Unified Communications
Manager automatically dials the appropriate call pickup group number. Users
Pickup to answer the call.
four kinds of call pick up that allow users to ensure incoming phone calls are
Allows users to pick up incoming calls from their own group.
Group call pickup:
Allows users to pick up incoming calls from another group.
pickup: Allows users to pick up incoming calls from a group that is
associated with their group. You cannot use this option with the hunt group
pickup: Allows users to pick up an incoming call on a directory number.
You cannot use this option with the hunt group feature.
- Video Call
Improvements in video image edge interpolation deliver smoother
and sharper video calling for users in call scenarios.
available graphics processing hardware, if it is available on the client
machines, also reduces the CPU load for Cisco Jabber video calling and ensures
faster bandwidth adaptation.
- Audio Call
wideband audio codec is now introduced as the default codec for calls to Cisco
IP deskphones and other portfolio endpoints, which delivers a superior call
experience to the user. You can provision other audio codec selection
preferences in Cisco Unified Communications Manager, if required.
addition to Jabra and Logitech headsets, users can now use Plantronics
accessories to control their calls on Cisco Jabber to adjust call volume,
answer and end phone calls, and mute.
move and resize the self-view window on video calls.
- IM Only
addition to the video screen share (BFCP) feature that is available to
video-enabled clients when on a call, users can now screen share directly from
an IM conversation when video share is not provisioned or available. IM screen
sharing uses Microsoft RDP, which is a secure connection. When using IM only
screen sharing, the screen share resolution and bandwidth allocations are
directly managed by the underlying Windows OS.
share their screens from IM with up to five other Cisco Jabber for Windows 10.5
users in a group chat.
BFCP, users do not need to be in a call to share their screen. Screen sharing
is not currently supported while on the Expressway for Mobile and Remote
screen sharing from an IM, a user can request permission to remotely control
the desktop of the user who is sharing the screen. Either user can revoke the
remote desktop control at anytime. Remote desktop control is not currently
supported while on the Expressway for Mobile and Remote Access.
release offers new incoming chat message alerts, new chat alert sound and IM
badges in the Windows taskbar. In addition to your Cisco Jabber client icon
flashing on your Windows taskbar, users also receive notifications that pop up
on their screens when they have a new message. IM notifications are displayed
for chats, group chats, and in persistent chat rooms.
- IM Do Not
Do Not Disturb in the client to suppress IM notifications. Only
notifications are suppressed and not the messages. Users can configure whether
they receive the notifications from the
is available for instant messaging chats on Cisco Jabber clients running on
Windows 8 operating system. Language support is dependent on those supported by
Windows 8. Spellcheck is active only for the language defined for your
operating system, not the language defined for your Jabber client.
selection of emoticons has been increased for users in their chat
conversations. The existing emoticons have also been redesigned for improved
Rooms are applicable to on-premises deployments only.
Chat Room Administration and Moderation
Administrators can now create and delete rooms, manage
membership, and moderate rooms. You can define up to 30 room moderators who can
create or remove rooms, add or remove members, and define room types and
Chat Room Message Search
search for messages in their chat room histories.
Chat Room Notifications
notifications for new chat room messages and filter matches.
- Conversation Window Control in Deskphone Control Mode
can control whether the conversation window comes into focus for different
types of call when in deskphone control mode.
now configure when to bring their conversation window to the front when in
deskphone control mode (CTI mode). When users pick up their phone, a
conversation window is displayed on the user's screen. Users can configure the
conversation window to open for all calls, video calls only, or never. Users
configure this window behavior in the
Options menu. The default behavior is to have the
conversation window come into focus for calls, as it was in previous releases.
Administrators can define a new default behavior by defining the
following configuration key:
Table 1 Configuration for ctiwindowbehaviour parameter
||Conversation window is displayed automatically when the
deskphone is picked up or there is an incoming call.
||Conversation window is displayed only when there is an incoming
||Conversation window is not displayed for a call. Instead, it is
automatically minimized in the Windows task bar with the Cisco Jabber icon.
now view real-time statistics when on a call. Use
Ctrl + Shift + S to open call statistics. You can
view audio, video, and screen share statistics, and copy the statistics into
the clipboard to send to others.
- IM Protocol
now configure the IM protocol handlers that are supported by Cisco Jabber for
Windows to pre-populate the conversation window with a subject line and body
text when users click on the link text for both peer-to-peer and group
Cisco Jabber for Windows Documentation
In Cisco Jabber
for Windows 10.5, the documentation resources contain the following changes
since the previous release:
- New: Cisco
Jabber Deployment and Installation Guide
- This new
guide comprises deployment, configuration, and installation information for all
Jabber clients: Cisco Jabber for Windows, Cisco Jabber for Mac, Cisco Jabber
for iPhone and iPad, and Cisco Jabber for Android.
- It contains
procedures in one guide that were previously published in the
Installation and Configuration Guide, Server Setup Guide,
Upgrade for Cisco WebEx Meeting Center Compliance
You must upgrade
to one of the follow Cisco Jabber for Windows releases to continue using Cisco
WebEx Meeting Center:
These releases are compliant with changes in Cisco WebEx Meeting
Center, versions T28 and T29.
for Windows 10.5 or later
for Windows 9.7.4 or later
for Windows 9.6.3 or later
information, read the Security Update to Cisco WebEx Customers at
further details on the dates of the required Cisco WebEx Meeting Center
upgrade, contact us at the following email address and include your WebEx