This is the initial v1.0 release of PointFire 2019. Thank you to all the beta testers who made this possible. It supports SharePoint classic pages as well as Modern ones. If you received a beta release from IceFire support for testing, it must be updated with this release. This release is a major release, but one with minor functionality changes.
The installation package and documentation are available here.
The next update release is expected in August 2019.
Release Notes – June 27, 2019
Deploying PointFire 2019
It is recommended that you run the installation on the server where Central Administration is located. Once PointFire 2019 is installed on the target server you can deploy the feature by running the PFConfiguration tool:
Start ->PointFire 2019 ->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.
- 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.
PointFire 2019 also includes an optional app for modern sites.
Updating PointFire 2019
If you are updating an existing PointFire 2019 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 2016
Upgrading from a PointFire 2016 is not yet fully supported. Contact support for availability. The scripts PF2019Migration.ps1, SetWebPartLangSetting.ps1 and CallSetWebPartLangSetting.ps1 are included, but additional work is needed to complete the migration. Please note that Item Language and language variations columns have changed, so any customizations based on them will also have to be revised.
- When making a list or library multilingual, Item Language will have a default value of the language of the user at the time of making it multilingual
- PowerShell scripts for migration from PointFire 2016 to 2019
- Manage Variations on a list that is not multilingual disables actions that cause errors
- Item Language choice field displays short language code consistently
- Show Manage Variations in classic ECB menu
- Translate the Interface localization works on all browsers
- When calling Translate document and machine translation service is unavailable, the copy operation did not have the right values for all columns
- Redirection did not always follow the settings of PFForcePageView
- Localizations for submenus when in Modern mode
- "SiteId mismatch" errors in ULS logs
- Functionality related to machine translation is not fully tested at the moment, the Machine Translation Service in the current version of SharePoint 2019 is still not working (confirmed by Microsoft). If you need translation features, we will provide a free copy of PointFire Power Translator, which works on this version, in the meantime.
- More details as available
Documentation for PointFire 2019 is available to be downloaded from the following links:
PointFire 2019 Installation Guide
PointFire 2019 Administrators Guide
PointFire 2019 Users Guide:
PointFire 2016 v1.0 to 2019 v1.0 Upgrade Guide:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org