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Mar
30
March 30 2018 Update Release for PointFire 2013 v1.0
Posted by Martin Laplante on 30 March 2018 12:49 PM

This release corrects several issues. If you received an interim release from IceFire support for testing, it must be updated with this release. This release is a bug fix release. It is recommended that you update only if you have encountered the resolved issues below.

Documentation is available here.  

The next update release is expected in September 2018.

 

Release Notes – March 30, 2018

Deploying PointFire 2013


It is recommended that you run the installation on the server where Central Administration is located, that "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application" is started on all application and all web servers before installingans that in Central Administration -> System Settings -> Manage services on server -> Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application is started. Once PointFire 2013 is installed on the target server you can deploy the feature by running the PFConfiguration tool:

Start ->PointFire 2013 ->PFConfig

Note: If you experience issues running the configuration tool from the shortcut, you can navigate to the PointFire directory and run PFConfig or one of the installation scripts directly. 
C:\Program Files\IceFire\PointFire2013
⦁ PFConfig.exe – PointFire Deployment Manager
⦁ InstallPointFire.ps1 - to install PointFire using PowerShell.
⦁ UpgradePointFire.ps1 - Upgrade PointFire using PowerShell.
⦁ RemovePointFire.ps1 - To retract the solution using PowerShell

Note: Deploying using the scripts requires additional configuration steps. Please see the install guide for detailed information.

 

Updating PointFire 2013

If you are updating an existing PointFire 2013 deployment, launch the PointFire Deployment Manager and follow through the upgrade process, or retract then re-deploy PointFire, or navigate to the installation directory to run the upgrade script.

Note: If configuration keys in the web.config files have been edited manually after PFConfig initially set them, using PFConfig to update the PointFire may erase or overwrite some of those keys. For safety, note the values of the keys currently in web.config prior to updating.

 

Upgrading from PointFire 2010

If you are upgrading from a PointFire 2010 deployment, please consult the PointFire 2010 v1.0 to 2013 v1.0 Upgrade Guide.

 

New Features

⦁ (none)

Resolved Issues

⦁ Some characters like "<", ">", ":" separated by spaces appear in encoded form on language change if EnableDST is false (recommended setting)
⦁ On web part pages, view names displayed inside list view webparts do not translate
⦁ Some column names starting with a special character such as "%" do not translate
⦁ On malformed list templates, some drop down fields and people fields contain character sequences like ";;#" with data from another field
⦁ Errors like "Invalid URL argument" being logged into the event viewer

Known Issues
⦁ There are known combinations of settings where creation of a Document Set that includes a date can cause an error when saving. Contact support for a workaround if you encounter this.
⦁ Undocumented feature, sorting on column headers, in Manage Variations is disabled.
⦁ No “Add Un-translated Terms” and “Multilingual Site settings” popup on Site Settings and on Manage Site Features pages.

Documentation

Documentation for PointFire 2013 is available to be downloaded from the following links:
PointFire 2013 Installation Guide: 
http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/116/18/pointfire-2013

PointFire 2013 Administrators Guide: 
http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/116/18/pointfire-2013

PointFire 2013 Users Guide: 
http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/116/18/pointfire-2013

PointFire 2010 v1.0 to 2013 v1.0 Upgrade Guide: 
http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/116/18/pointfire-2013

Support
We recommend that you, or whoever you designate for support, register an account on the support site http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Base/UserRegistration/Register . Support can be obtained by clicking on New Ticket on the site after you login or by sending an e-mail to icefire@wssplus.ca

 


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Feb
28
PointFire 365 v2.1.2 Release
Posted by Martin Laplante on 28 February 2018 03:32 PM

This is a recommended update release for PointFire 365 for SharePoint Online, part of Office 365. 

This release add major new functionality and corrects a number of issues in the version 2.1.

New and Changed Features

  • Improved support for "unsupported" languages such as Welsh, Irish, and Azerbaijani.
  • When activating, if scripting is not allowed, it will provide a custom PowerShell script to turn it on.
  • Faster page load after language toggle
  • On all pages, top level <html> tag always has correct lang and dir attributes, for automatic right-to-left layout for right-to-left languages and allowing the use of :lang() CSS pseudo-class selector
  • Improved UI for low-privilege users for whom language toggle can take a few minutes.

Resolved Issues

  • In some cases when going from one modern page to another, language menu does not load
  • licensing issue when user never applied trial license in a site collection and applies full license to site.
  • Language toggle issue for users having contribute permission (some browsers)
  • Language toggle issue for some "smart" caching proxies
  • Fixed page redirection for users having contribute permission
  • Redirection issue when logging out of one account and logging into another with different permissions
  • More reliable detection of when language change has completed.
  • More consistently ensure that fresh user starts out with language filtering on
  • Office 365 UI text in personal and site menus sometimes does not change with language change
  • SharePoint Online Machine Translation Service works again. This is a fix by Microsoft, not us. It means that machine translation of the User Interface is more complete. 

PointFire makes SharePoint truly multilingual and lets your users collaborate in their language.  Two different users going to the same page on the same site will each see it almost entirely in their language, both UI and content, without using Variations.  And when used in combination with PointFire 2016, the hybrid cloud is here!

To get your copy, go to http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/1/pointfire-installation-packages and log in or create an account.

The fully-featured trial version can be downloaded for free and can be used for development and testing, with some pre-sale support.

We thank everyone in many countries who provided feedback on the previous release for their valuable input.

PointFire 365 v2.121 reproduces the most important functionality of PointFire 2016 in the cloud.


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Feb
2
PointFire 365 v2.1.1 Release
Posted by Martin Laplante on 02 February 2018 02:55 PM

This is a recommended update release for PointFire 365 for SharePoint Online, part of Office 365. 

This release add major new functionality and corrects a number of issues in the version 2.1.

New and Changed Features

  • Partial support for "unsupported" languages such as Welsh, Irish, and Azeri.
  • Support for most pages on modern Team sites
  • Make list/library multilingual while in Modern view

Resolved Issues

  • In classic view, the language submenu in the personal menu was sometimes not collapsed
  • Wiki page libraries were sometimes not automatically filtered in modern view.
  • Some display errors when two browser tabs have different selected languages
  • Modern webparts were being hidden while in edit view, depending on language
  • In modern webpart property panel, some elements were not responsive.
  • Less chance of affecting other jQuery components. Please contact support if you encounter a jQuery conflict.
  • SharePoint Online Machine Translation Service works again. This is a fix by Microsoft, not us. It means that machine translation of the User Interface is more complete. 
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

PointFire makes SharePoint truly multilingual and lets your users collaborate in their language.  Two different users going to the same page on the same site will each see it almost entirely in their language, both UI and content, without using Variations.  And when used in combination with PointFire 2016, the hybrid cloud is here!

To get your copy, go to http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/1/pointfire-installation-packages and log in or create an account.

The fully-featured trial version can be downloaded for free and can be used for development and testing, with some pre-sale support.

We thank everyone in many countries who provided feedback on the previous release for their valuable input.

PointFire 365 v2.1.1 reproduces the most important functionality of PointFire 2016 in the cloud.

 


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Dec
29
PointFire 365 v2.1 Release
Posted by Martin Laplante on 29 December 2017 01:15 PM

This is a major update release for PointFire 365 for SharePoint Online, part of Office 365. 

This release add major new functionality and corrects a number of issues in the version 2.0.

Changed functionality includes:

  • Support for modern pages, including Communication sites
  • Redirection of modern pages
  • Filtering of lists and libraries in modern mode
  • Personal menu on modern pages
  • Language-specific client-side webparts, with UI

Resolved issues include:

  • Problems with Internet Explorer, stack overflow and stack memory
  • Translation of site title
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

PointFire makes SharePoint truly multilingual and lets your users collaborate in their language.  Two different users going to the same page on the same site will each see it almost entirely in their language, both UI and content, without using Variations.  And when used in combination with PointFire 2016, the hybrid cloud is here!

To get your copy, go to http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/1/pointfire-installation-packages and log in or create an account.

The fully-featured trial version can be downloaded for free and can be used for development and testing, with some pre-sale support.

We thank everyone in many countries who provided feedback on the previous release for their valuable input.

PointFire 365 v2.1 reproduces the most important functionality of PointFire 2016 in the cloud.

 

 


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Dec
15
PointFire 365 v2.0.1 Release
Posted by Martin Laplante on 15 December 2017 01:58 PM

This is an update release for PointFire 365 for SharePoint Online, part of Office 365. 

This release corrects a number of issues in the version 2.0.0.

Changed functionality includes:

  • For those using PointFire 365 v2.1 beta, changes to support modern pages

Resolved issues include:

  • Problems with Internet Explorer, stack overflow and stack memory
  • Translation of site title
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

PointFire makes SharePoint truly multilingual and lets your users collaborate in their language.  Two different users going to the same page on the same site will each see it almost entirely in their language, both UI and content, without using Variations.  And when used in combination with PointFire 2016, the hybrid cloud is here!

To get your copy, go to http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/1/pointfire-installation-packages and log in or create an account.

The fully-featured trial version can be downloaded for free and can be used for development and testing, with some pre-sale support.

We thank everyone in many countries who provided feedback on the previous release for their valuable input.

PointFire 365 v2.0.0.1 reproduces the most important functionality of PointFire 2016 in the cloud.  Full support for modern lists, libraries, and pages, such as Communication sites and client-side webparts, will be added in PointFire 365 v2.0, in a few weeks.

 


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