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Mar
22
PointFire 2016 v1.0 Update Release, March 22, 2106
Posted by Martin Laplante on 22 March 2017 02:22 PM

This release corrects certain 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, with minor functionality changes.  It is recommended that you update if you have encountered the issues that are discussed.

Documentation is available here.  

The next update release is expected in June 2017.

 

Release Notes – March 22, 2017


Deploying PointFire 2016

It is recommended that you run the installation on the server where Central Administration is located. Once PointFire 2016 is installed on the target server you can deploy the feature by running the PFConfiguration tool:

Start ->PointFire 2016 ->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\PointFire2016

⦁ 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 2016 
If you are updating an existing PointFire 2016 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 2013

If you are upgrading from a PointFire 2013 deployment, please consult the PointFire 2013 v1.0 to 2016 v1.0 Upgrade Guide.

New Features

  • Better error reporting in Central Administration when creating licensing request, if PointFire is unable to gather information about the farm. If a request code is less than 6 characters, please check the event viewer on the server where Central Administration is running for details.  The account used must be a Farm Administrator.

Resolved Issues

  • Filtering lists by clicking on column headers not possible when PointFire is active.

Known Issues

  • Functionality is not complete in mobile mode
  • No “Add Un-translated Terms” and “Multilingual Site settings” popup on site settings pages.
  • In some site settings pages Multilingual Translations menu options may not work for domains other than the default domain

 

Documentation
Documentation for PointFire 2016 is available to be downloaded from the following links:

PointFire 2016 Installation Guide: 
http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/134/0/pointfire-2016-documentation

PointFire 2016 Administrators Guide:

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/134/0/pointfire-2016-documentation

PointFire 2016 Users Guide: 

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/134/0/pointfire-2016-documentation

PointFire 2013 v1.0 to 2016 v1.0 Upgrade Guide: 

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/134/0/pointfire-2016-documentation


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
13
PointFire 365 v1.2.0.0 Release
Posted by Martin Laplante on 13 February 2017 03:01 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 previous release, and changes some functionality.

Changed functionality includes:

  • Removed little-used "Make List Multilingual" from site action menu. Use the ribbon icon instead.
  • 30 day trial feature is now easier to use and uses "30-day-trial" as a license key by default

Bug fixes include:

  • Multilingual webpart settings ribbon icon dialog will repeat "Filter Query" if it is called several times on the same page.
  • Display this webpart in..., the checkmark in the menu is sometimes not reliable. Workaround is no longer required.
  • When app is activated twice on the same site with different sets of languages, some add-in dialogues could be localized in the wrong language
  • Manage variation dID not work when linked file name contains apostrophe
  • Page redirection was not working properly when page language is other than the user language for a common set of variations
  • "Filter/Unfilter" in user menu sometimes did not change depending on user permissions

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 v1.2 reproduces the most important functionality of PointFire 2016 in the cloud.  Some additional features will be added in PointFire 365 v2.0, in a few weeks.


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Jan
31
PointFire 2010 v2.0, January 31 2017 release
Posted by Martin Laplante on 31 January 2017 03:25 PM

This is the first new release of PointFire 2010 v2 in over a year.

This release is a bug fix and performance enhancement release, with no new functionality.  It is recommended that you update if you encountered one of the issues below or if you have received an interim release.

 

PointFire 2010  v 2.0

Please note that PointFire 2010 v1.0 license keys do not work with PointFire 2010 v2.0.

Deploying PointFire 2010

Once PointFire 2010 is installed on the target server you can deploy the feature by navigating to:

                Start -> IceFire Studios -> PointFire 2010 -> PointFire Deployment Manager

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.

                Start -> IceFire Studios -> PointFire 2010 -> Browse Directory

  • PFConfig.exe – PointFire Deployment Manager
  • install.bat - to install PointFire using PowerShell.
  • ists.bat - To install using STS commands.

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

Updating PointFire 2010

If you are updating an existing PointFire 2010 deployment launch the PointFire Deployment Manager and follow through the upgrade process 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.

What's New In PointFire 2010

  • no new functionality.

Resolved Issues

  • Translation of drop-downs with no end </option> tag
  • Folder/metadata navigation tree in the Document Library does not expand triangle icons in some languages including French and Polish
  • Advanced search page does not translate "Where the Property" dropdown for custom properties
  • Part or all the page disappears when markup has unmatched <html> </html> tags
  • Unable to save project in French in Microsoft Project Server 2010

 

Documentation

Documentation for PointFire 2010 is available to be downloaded from the following links:

PointFire 2010 Installation Guide:

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/123/23/pointfire-2010-v20-installation-guide

 

PointFire 2010 Administrators Guide:

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/121/23/pointfire-2010-v20-administrators-guide

 

PointFire 2010 Users Guide:

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/122/23/pointfire-2010-v20-user-guide

 


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Jan
23
PointFire 2016 v1.0 Update Release, January 23, 2106
Posted by Martin Laplante on 23 January 2017 03:51 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, with minor functionality changes.  It is recommended that you update.

Documentation is available here.  

The next update release is expected in April 2017.

 

Release Notes – January 23, 2017


This is an updated official release. If you were using the beta or an earlier release of PointFire 2016, then please upgrade.

Deploying PointFire 2016

It is recommended that you run the installation on the server where Central Administration is located. Once PointFire 2016 is installed on the target server you can deploy the feature by running the PFConfiguration tool:

Start ->PointFire 2016 ->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\PointFire2016

⦁ 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 2016 
If you are updating an existing PointFire 2016 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 2013

If you are upgrading from a PointFire 2013 deployment, please consult the PointFire 2013 v1.0 to 2016 v1.0 Upgrade Guide.

New Features

  • Better error messages in Manage Variations when it fails to save, for instance because check out is required.

Resolved Issues

  • Two sets of issues related to double quotes in translated text in column text.
  • Blank before a hyperlink was sometimes removed on translation.
  • Possible failure to change language because the browser had two different language cookies, especially with subdomains.
  • In some page libraries, when making page libraries multilingual, "Name" field was being offered as an option of lookup column even though SharePoint does not allow it.
  • In Arabic, the Multilingual List Setting dialog did not open.
  • Possible conflict with other solutions that use jQuery libraries.
  • Errors in PowerShell deployment scripts.
  • Known Issues
    There is a different possible failure to change language because the browser had two different language cookies, on some browsers when going between different sites have different languages activated.
  • Functionality is not complete in mobile mode
  • No “Add Un-translated Terms” and “Multilingual Site settings” popup on site settings pages.
  • In some site settings pages Multilingual Translations menu options may not work for domains other than the default domain

 

Documentation
Documentation for PointFire 2016 is available to be downloaded from the following links:

PointFire 2016 Installation Guide: 
http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/134/0/pointfire-2016-documentation

PointFire 2016 Administrators Guide:

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/134/0/pointfire-2016-documentation

PointFire 2016 Users Guide: 

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/134/0/pointfire-2016-documentation

PointFire 2013 v1.0 to 2016 v1.0 Upgrade Guide: 

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/134/0/pointfire-2016-documentation


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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Jan
11
PointFire 365 v1.1 release
Posted by Martin Laplante on 11 January 2017 03:06 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 previous release, and adds new functionality.  It also has dramatically faster performance when redirecting pages.

New functionality includes:

  • License key applies to the entire site collection, not just one site
  • Added more license categories
  • Allow filtering of list view webparts and search webparts on pages other than the default list/library view page
  • “Manage Variations” functionality, similar to on-premise version
  • Redirection now runs much faster or pre-emptively, by caching some site page information in your browser.

Bug fixes include:

  • Error due to "_spPageContextInfo.pageListId" undefined.
  • jquery undefined error.
  • Other dependencies on jQuery loading
  • Errors in console for some page types that do not have an associated list
  • Improved behaviour in case of license expiry
  • Better detection of the current version of PointFire
  • Improvements to localization
  • Better behaviour when user reloads a filtered page after the language or the filtering preference has changed
  • Webpart menu better detects when a webpart is being edited
  • Resolved issues when showing the display language of a webpart
  • On activation, some languages were being added whether the user specified them or not
  • Sometimes “Unfiltered” had no effect when PointFire was recently installed or subsites had changed.
  • Many small fixes and improvements

Known issues:

  • Certain PointFire pages will not be localized correctly if PointFire is actived with one set of languages and later activated with a different set of languages. A workaround is available.
  • Multilingual webpart settings ribbon icon dialog will repeat "Filter Query" if it is called several times on the same page.
  • Display this webpart in..., the checkmark in the menu is sometimes not reliable. Use the multilingual webpart settings ribbon icon dialog instead.

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 during the beta testing program or after installing version 1.0 for their valuable input.

PointFire 365 v1.1 reproduces the most important functionality of PointFire 2016 in the cloud.  Some additional features will be added in PointFire 365 v2.0, in a few weeks.

 


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