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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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Nov
30
November 29 2017 Update Release for PointFire 2013 v1.0
Posted by Martin Laplante on 30 November 2017 10:21 AM

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 related to custom refiners. It is recommended that you update.

Documentation is available here.  

The next update release is expected in July 2018.

 

Release Notes – November 29, 2017

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

⦁ Use the new higher-quality machine translation engine for all languages. See administrator manual for details.

Resolved Issues

⦁ Values for column type Multiline text (Rich Text) does not translate inspite of translation being defined within Multilingual Translations list
⦁ Managed metadata field in a custom SharePoint list does not translate on language change inspite of multilingual values defined in Term Store. Note: the effect of the language change on managed metadata is not instantaneous; it may take several seconds for the managed metadata service to provide values in the correct language.
⦁ Adding certain values into a list and enabling DST makes those items disappear in list view when in a different language.
⦁ Language toggle on Advanced list settings page does not do anything
⦁ Column Descriptions for column type People/Group Pickers are not translating
⦁ When viewing an item that includes a People/Group fields, some other column values disappear.

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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Oct
17
PointFire 2016 v1.0 Update Release, October 11, 2017
Posted by Martin Laplante on 17 October 2017 03:54 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 March 2018.

 

Release Notes – October 11, 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

  • There is a new method of making sure that a user's language preference is maintained across subdomains. Please contact support for a revised configuration file if you need this feature.

Resolved Issues

  • On some pages after migration from PF2013 to PF2016, there were javascript issues. Some sections of the page and web part did not work.
  • It was not possible to connect a Language Filter Webpart to a library/list manually on a web part page. The connection only worked when done automatically using PointFire ribbon icon
  • Eliminated one particular source of the following error message in the event viewer "An error occured caching the Top Level Translations (CacheTopLevel): Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at PointFire2016.PFHttpModule.a(CacheObject A_0)"
  • Column names are not translated on NewForm.aspx
  • One class of license key was being checked incorrectly. Please note: this only affects a small number of licensees who are being contacted, but please check with sales@icefire.ca before installing this release in production, in case a new license key is required for you.

Known Issues

  • This release has not been fully tested with Feature Pack 2 of SharePoint 2016. There is a possibility that machine translation may be affected by this feature pack.
  • When a choice column has a default value, this default may not be correctly selected in languages other than the originalFunctionality 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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