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May
14
PointFire 2019 v1.0 Update Release, May 14, 2020
Posted by Jordan Vincent on 14 May 2020 03:18 PM

This is a v1.0 update release of PointFire 2019.  It supports SharePoint classic pages as well as Modern ones.  If you received an interim release from IceFire support for testing, it must be updated with this release.  This release is a major release, with significant functionality changes.

The installation package and documentation are available here.  

The next update release is expected in September 2020.

 

Release Notes – May 14, 2020

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.
C:\Program Files\IceFire\PointFire2019

  • 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.

Also remember to update the PointFire-2019.app in the app catalog and in the individual sites.

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.

PointFire 2019 also includes an optional app for modern sites. To add it to app catalog ur update it, you can drag and drop the pointfire-2019-sppkg file, or use the PowerShell script UploadAppToAppCatalogSite.ps1 . Then for each site, add it using the Site Contents page, or upgrade it if a previous version is already on the site, or use the scripts InstallAppFromAppCatalog.ps1 or UpgradeAppFromAppCatalog.ps1 .

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.

New Features

  • The REPAIR and REPAIRALL options will correct the "Term" field of the Multilingual Translations List if it is missing
  • New script files InstallAppFromAppCatalog.ps1, UpgradeAppFromAppCatalog.ps1 and UploadAppToAppCatalogSite.ps1 are included in install.

Resolved Issues

  • A custom list page in English and French is rendered as a blank page when PointFire is activated.
  • In French the 'ç' character disappeared in choice field values.

  • The French values of the columns associated with the local term store in the custom list view are not translated

  • A blank page is getting rendered for datasheet view when the list item has certain special characters in a multiline text field.

  • A calendar view url is being translated to French in the view dropdown of the calendar webpart.

  • A blank page is getting rendered on a custom list page for https URLs when configuration key PFSemicolonDelimitedText is set to TRUE.

  • Language menu on modern pages shows languages that are disabled for the site in the site configuration

  • Many error reported in event log for _layouts and vti_bin folders

  • Can not hide “Multilingual List Settings” link button in the Ribbon Menu despite "PFHideListSettingsMenus" value "TRUE"

  • For certain sites after changing to the modern mode it’s not possible to change the language. The dropdown is empty.

  • Title value of Promoted Link List is not getting translated if it contains certain special characters or double quotes

  • View name containing double quotes is not getting translated

  • Some characters are missing in view names

  • Column containing special characters, like "Åpþly- & Trãnslâte" is not getting translated

  • Column name containing double quotes is not getting translated

  • Structural navigation is not being translated in publishing site modern mode

     

  • Various other minor fixes and enhancements

Known Issues

  • 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.
  • Some ribbon icon text not localized in modern mode
  • View name containing a double quote is translated in the custom list in the webpart, but it is not translated in the ribbon.

     


Documentation
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:

http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/142/0/pointfire-2019

 

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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Apr
15
April 15, 2020 Update Release for PointFire 2013 v1.0
Posted by Martin Laplante on 15 April 2020 04:12 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. It is recommended that you update only if you have encountered the resolved issues below.

Documentation is available here.  

 

Release Notes – April 15, 2018

New Features

⦁ (none)

Resolved Issues

  • Content not presented when using Lightning Conductor
  • With some configurations, "Thread was being aborted" messages in the event viewer
  • Third party JavaScript to generate a popup window breaks the page when PointFire is running
  • List filtering was not working in some cases when Chinese (simplified) and Chinese (traditional) are selected.
  • Russian language name is misspelled
  • URL of view was being translated in Calendar view
  • In Managed Metadata picker, group name not translating

Known Issues

  • A different Managed Metadata picker translation issue is still unresolved.
  • 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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Apr
7
PointFire 365 v 2.3.3.0 Release
Posted by Martin Laplante on 07 April 2020 02:45 PM

This is a recommended update release for PointFire 365 for SharePoint Online, part of Office 365. 

This release adds minor new functionality and corrects a number of issues in version 2.3.2.

New and Changed Features

  • Script to activate the apps on a Hub and all associated sites
  • Footer navigation localization
  • Upper limit for tenant and site licenses increased to up to 2 million users
  • For speed, update Multilingual list on re-activation only if user adds/removes any language

Resolved Issues

  • PointFire language menu were sometimes not rendering for read-only users.
  • Sometimes we were seeing double PointFire language menus rendered under personal or action menus.
  • Activation did not give the final status message in Hub site
  • Handling of throttling and related server errors, especially in step 3 of MUI translation
  • Language toggle does not work on Event.aspx (Modern Event detail page)
  • Better support for vanity domain names, including non-standard ones
  • Better support for multi-geo
  • Other performance and logging 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 2019, 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 releases for their valuable input.

PointFire 365 v2.3 reproduces the most important functionality of PointFire on premise in the cloud.

 


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Nov
28
PointFire 365 v 2.3.2.0 Release
Posted by Martin Laplante on 28 November 2019 01:05 PM

This is a recommended update release for PointFire 365 for SharePoint Online, part of Office 365. 

This release adds minor new functionality and corrects a number of issues in version 2.3.1.

New and Changed Features

  • "Clear the Cache" button in PF365 app page, to use when directed by support
  • Allow applying a tenant license on a site collection, with suggestion to apply it to tenant

Resolved Issues

  • Webparts in other languages are not showing in edit mode in modern page with new pages tech update. Note: Microsoft will deploy new pages tech update next year
  • Cross site collection language change problem with new pages tech update
  • When language is changed, some parts of the personal menu are still in the previous language for a few minutes
  • Page redirection isn't working when pages are within folders
  • Error while performing MUI step 2 in root site collection
  • Error while activating PointFire 365 in root site collection
  • Reduce the number of ProcessQuery from several types of pages, for better performance
  • Use of "<<" button in Manage Variations was not working
  • Page redirection is incorrect after certain scenarios of changing linked pages
  • In modern sites the root page url was not being detected, resulting in an extra page reload.
  • More consistent right-to-left menus when using Dari

 

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 2019, 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 releases for their valuable input.

PointFire 365 v2.3 reproduces the most important functionality of PointFire on premise in the cloud.

 


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Nov
13
PointFire 2019 v1.0 Update Release, November 13, 2019
Posted by Martin Laplante on 13 November 2019 02:38 PM

This is a v1.0 update release of PointFire 2019.  It supports SharePoint classic pages as well as Modern ones.  If you received an interim release from IceFire support for testing, it must be updated with this release.  This release is a major release, with significant functionality changes.

The installation package and documentation are available here.  

The next update release is expected in March 2020.

 

Release Notes – November 13, 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.
C:\Program Files\IceFire\PointFire2019

  • 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.

Also remember to update the PointFire-2019.app in the app catalog and in the individual sites.

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.

New Features

  • PF2019Migration script removes language filter webpart from list and library pages, because it is no longer needed on those pages
  • PFMUI=REPAIRLISTS added the correct language options to the Item Language columns, but did not properly delete the incorrect ones
  • Changed license request code to help ensure correct licenses.

Resolved Issues

  • PointFire blocks the "LIKE" functionality of Posts list of Blog site collection in SharePoint 2019 for the users with "Read" permission
  • Webpart Language Setting in modern sometimes doesn't work
  • Some terms don't translate if they contain zero-width space character
  • Double language menu in classic mode
  • Localize "Are you sure you want to make all compatible lists on this site multilingual?"
  • "Translate" option is not there in Modern mode
  • When copying list item in Translate Item, make the Title unique by adding "[fr]" etc.
  • Error message in event log "General (): System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null."
  • Error message in event log "Cannot redirect after HTTP headers have been sent."
  • Various other minor fixes and enhancements

Known Issues

  • 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.
  • Some ribbon icon text not localized in modern mode


Documentation
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:
http://community.icefire.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/142/0/pointfire-2019

PointFire 2016 v1.0 to 2019 v1.0 Upgrade Guide:
coming soon

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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