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PointFire 2016 v1.0 Update Release, December 17, 2018
Posted by Martin Laplante on 17 December 2018 03:20 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 2019.


Release Notes – December 17, 2018

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

  • none

Resolved Issues

  • A webpart page with 2 list view web parts are connected and being filtered from Query String filter web part goes blank on language change.
  • Content on a list view page containing tab characters and zero-width-space character loads blank
  • Sometimes impossible to modify (or create) a view from a list view web part.
  • Sometimes impossible to delete an item from a document library using the list item menu (not ribbon)"
  • Some content of a list column when included in list view renders empty on change of language. Occurs when using third party product "Infowise" with specific content but may occur without it.
  • A list containing specific content from Infowise and which has pagination, does not change page.
  • Ribbon disappears from a Calendar list in French site when clicking "Parcourir"
  • PointFire menus present in Site Settings gear icon and in user menu are sometimes not collapsed on first login
  • Items in custom refiners on search results page are not translated.  Improved, not complete fix yet.


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

PointFire 2016 Installation Guide:

PointFire 2016 Administrators Guide:

PointFire 2016 Users Guide:

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

We recommend that you, or whoever you designate for support, register an account on the support site . Support can be obtained by clicking on New Ticket on the site after you login or by sending an e-mail to


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