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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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May
30
May 30 2017 Update Release for PointFire 2013 v1.0
Posted by Jordan Vincent on 30 May 2017 02:05 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 related to custom refiners. It is recommended that you update.

Documentation is available here.  

The next update release is expected in October 2017.

 

Release Notes – May 30, 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

· Ability to translate custom refiner names. Please note that translations for custom refiner names should be put in the Multilingual Translations List in the site collection top level and not in the site where the search is carried out. Also note, this functionality works for the initial display of the refiner, but not yet for after a refiner is clicked. This will be extended in a later release.

 

Resolved Issues

⦁ Blank or partially blank pages where pages have unmatched <html></html> tags
⦁ Strings with certain special characters like "&" were not being translated when used in column values
⦁ Strings with certain special characters like "(" and ")" were not being translated when used in column names
⦁ Security fix: Multilingual translations list could contain injected code.
⦁ Pages with custom refiners can no longer change language after selecting an item from within the custom refiner.
⦁ Numerous "Value cannot be null" errors logged into event viewer from LoadConfiguration section if PointFire configuration cannot be read.
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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May
19
PointFire Translator is now available in the Office Store
Posted by Martin Laplante on 19 May 2017 11:20 AM

PointFire Translator, a key component of PointFire 365, is available as a standalone product.

Please consult the IceFire blog post for details.

 

 


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Mar
22
PointFire 2016 v1.0 Update Release, March 22, 2017
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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