eMailSignature on-premise release history

 v9.0.0

November 28, 2013

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NEW

  • Outlook Web and Mobile support Exchange Server 2013.
  • Easy to add social media links and icons.
  • OWA group management added.
  • Search and filter AD groups added.
  • Assistant module include reply email signatures.
  • Status Monitor can sort users who have not run sign.exe in 30+ days.

IMPROVED

  • Improved performance in the admin console.
  • Improved performance when loading AD groups.
  • Improved user search in status monitor.
  • Filter users by letter in the status monitor.
  • Console tool tips are updated.
  • Groups window can now be maximized.
  • Assistant module window can now be maximized.
  • vCard generation will be logged in the log file.

FIXED

  • "There is no Outlook profile..." message in Status Monitor is fixed.
  • Unicode issues with mobile rules are fixed - E.g. Chinese rules can now be used.
  • Unicode issues with text based email signatures are fixed.
  • Individual settings no longer disappear when license count is exceeded.
  • An email signature no longer can be copied with the same name.
  • Campaigns on replies are fixed.

 v8.8.2

June 17, 2013

NEW

  • Possibility to exclude specific users from OWA signature deployment.
  • Added feature to only run OWA signature deployment once.

IMPROVED

  • Improved handling in case of missing Outlook profiles.
  • Status monitoring now with more detailed view when clicking the username.

FIXED

  • When licenses are exceeded then the individual settings could disappear in rare cases. This has been fixed.

 v8.8.1

May 6, 2013

NEW

  • Introducing warnings - a deployment state between OK and failed.

IMPROVED

  • When Sign.exe is executed, email signatures are updates without closing Outlook.
  • Opening the admin console is faster.
  • More restrictions built in when saving a mobile rule.
  • Better handling of images from AD when used in the email signature.

FIXED

  • Outlook 2013 reply signature not always set is fixed.
  • Module web links corrected in the interface.
  • When sign.exe is running in batch mode then running for several groups could sometimes fails. This is fixed.

 v8.8.0

Jan 29, 2013

NEW

  • Full support for Outlook 2013.
  • Include images from AD in your signature.
  • New rule-based campaign distribution in connection with both campaign module and Integration module.
  • Not necessary to close Outlook anymore to view new signature (Outlook 2010 and 2013).
  • eMailSignature management console with Outlook 2013 "skin".
  • Delegation control for non-technical staff in marketing.
  • Possibility to see which campaign has been added and sorted by added campaigns.
  • Log can be re-sized and maximized.
  • Log file can be retrieved more easily than before.
  • Many new entries added to the log file.
  • Log contains elapsed time (how long time it took to run sign.exe).
  • Several new log entries for troubleshooting in very large environments.
  • Possibility to have no campaigns on replies when using campaign groups.

IMPROVED

  • Improved marketing module.
    Performance improvement for rule based deployment.
  • mproved quick guide.
    Image handling improved and more intuitive.
  • Performance optimized - can be up to 20 times faster to execute when using Integration Module.
  • Several improvements in sign.exe.

FIXED

  • When using multiple campaigns it could fail if just one campaign is added.
  • vCards could sometimes show up empty.
  • Individual campaigns would disappear in connection with group based campaigns and multiple campaigns.

 v8.6.2

Oct 15, 2012

IMPROVED

  • Usability.

 v8.6.1

Oct 8, 2012

NEW

  • Ability to sort for users who run in batch mode in the Status monitor.
  • Notification if eMailSignature is running in batch mode.
  • Ability to view signatures in BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
  • Clear description of how many users the product is activated for.
  • Now possible to leave the plain text editor font untouched.
  • Preview of embedded images before inserting them.
  • Description can now be changed and saved for field rules.
  • Release license to support more than 30 days for release but not less.
  • Rule-based deployment redesigned and contains many new possibilities.
  • Marketing module can now run multiple campaigns in the same signature.
  • When deleting a signature, it is now checked if it is already in use.
  • Preview when copying a signature.
  • New function $$REMOVEZERO for mobile, telephone and fax numbers in AD.

IMPROVED

  • When a user is deleted in Status Monitor the screen does not reset anymore and stays at the selected next user.
  • FULL support for all languages also in preview and code view.
  • Design view removed when in plain text mode edit.
  • Double-buttons removed in RTF and plain text edit.
  • Support for distibution lists when running in batch mode.
  • Application title always visible with eMailsignature version number.
  • Better log file messages when copying logos to Outlook.
  • Editor for campaign module would in rare cases not be initialised. This is now corrected.
  • When inserting a linked image, the landing page is always started with either http or https.
  • Log file entries extended and better explained for easier troubleshooting.
  • When collecting signatures, more messages and fixes, better status monitoring.
  • Status monitor now shows all messages which was previously hidden.
  • Better tip texts.
  • Better error message if wrong AD fields have been added by mistake
  • Image handling improved and redesigned.
  • Check for un-allowed characters when copying a signature.
  • When creating a new rule for rule-based deployment and no signatures are selected #initially, all signatures are now unchecked instead of checked.
  • Account initials Field for testing Assistant module has been expanded.

FIXED

  • Save button enabled when managing embedded images.
  • When new functions were applied ($$upper and $$lower) the correct information now apply to OWA signatures also.
  • Fixed that assistant signatures will not always apply for database driven assistant signatures.
  • BlackBerry module settings would sometimes not save.
  • Assistant module would sometimes not save that the module is enabled. This is now fixed.
  • Correction for writing to default account only. Would sometimes not work.
  • Sometimes the log would stop in RTF if running in debug mode directly. This is now fixed.
  • When setting up sign.exe to run in batch mode, it would not show all distribution lists. This is now fixed.
  • Fixed problem in preview where it would show wrong information if field data were not present when previewing for other people.
  • Fixed problem when merging in other fields in a field handler functions.
  • vCards could sometimes show up blank. This is now fixed.
  • Fixed strange behavior when selecting a new signature while in code view.

 v8.0.2

18 Apr 2012

NEW

  • Added 'ruler' button to the editor.
  • Added super and subscript buttons to editor.
  • Added Mobile rule screen for administration of Mobile Module.
  • When saving the signature preview, all formats (html, rtf txt) are saved if they have been designed.
  • Now possible to edit the full html text including the by introducing editor options.
  • Added function to force AD fields to lower case.
  • Added function to force AD fields to upper case.
  • Added target web page when inserting an image into signatures and campaigns.
  • Insert link button added to the editor.
  • Field handling works with preview (can be selected and deselected).
  • Create individual campaigns which overrules group's and signature campaigns.

IMPROVED

  • When inserting function the field identifiers are removed (e.g. ((field)) inserted correctly).
  • OWA screen closes after save.
  • Preview screen made smaller to fit remote desktops.
  • When saving OWA information the check for http has been improved for a check for http:
  • Field functions can only be selected if a field is selected.

FIXED

  • AD Update stopped working after applying a new V8 license key. This is now fixed.
  • PhoneBook could not update even though AD Update was licensed. This is now fixed.
  • Insert linked image now inserts correctly into the signature.
  • If you have many images to embed you might risk to loose the arrow letting you administer images. Now fixed.
  • Max length of 64 bytes when updating PhoneBook with ADUpdate.
  • Rule-based deployment would sometimes not open up even if licensed.

 v8.0.1

4 Apr 2012

NEW

  • New editor with several improvements such as fixed one-line HTML etc.
  • Flexible field handling conditions can be added to data source fields to reduce the number of templates.
  • Signature for OWA does not need to be the same as outlook default.
  • Quick view for OWA status message in Status Monitor.
  • Individual campaigns for people independent of groups and rules.
  • Customized interface for marketing personnel.
  • Campaigns can be copied.
  • AD fields can be used in conjunction with other data sources.
  • Default signature can be changed in the default account and not all accounts.
  • Time and user stamp introduced in campaigns.
  • Stamp when saving images.
  • Rule-based deployment included additional condition.
  • One-click user search in status monitor.
  • Integration with Active Directory Export for Enterprise roll-outs.
  • Integration and status messaging for license release.
  • Check for misspelled merge fields with a detailed message of possible reasons when in error.
  • Additional profiles. Possible to have up to three eMailSignature profiles / connection strings.
  • Access menu items not visible anymore when using SQL Server.

IMPROVED

  • Better group handling for group based signatures.
  • vCard now adapted to US address format.
  • Problems with case sensitive merge fields are solved.
  • Group campaigning improved.
  • Easier to handle many embedded images.
  • No papyrus icon for editing signatures anymore - only switch between design and code view bottoms.
  • No more restart when applying a new license key.
  • Name check introduced when renaming a signature
  • Included several languages in COUNTRY function.
  • Font face and size moved to the ribbon.
  • Easier to manage rules when there are many rules in the database.
  • Design view and code view buttons cannot be clicked once selected. Minimizes the risk of losing unsaved work.
  • Deployment options have been moved to the menu bar.
  • Copy campaign and signature forms stay open after copy is completed.
  • Bug fixed referencing HREF would sometimes cause problems for zip code.
  • Added line numbers to log file.

FIXED

  • Problem losing settings when choosing LEAVE and NONE for default for all.
  • Images sometimes would disappear and appear as Red X.
  • Fixed bug groups only validates the first two lines. All groups are validated with detailed status messages.
  • Version number check in log file has been fixed.
  • Status monitor no longer crashes when minimized.
  • Setting 'available' disappears in OU deployment.
  • PhoneBook max field changed to 64 characters for Title field.
  • No more Red X when installing eMailSignature on a new PC.
  • Label in status monitor corrected to sign.exe last run instead of signowa.exe last run.
  • Fixed bug for copy campaign.
  • Fixed annoying reset 'view' when users are removed.
  • Errors fixed when renaming campaigns.
  • Disclaimer was shown in preview even when it was removed.
  • Campaign was shown in preview even when it was removed.
  • Bug where log file would open blank if the Outlook version was clicked in status monitor.
  • Bug where log file sometimes would stop in RTF signatures.
  • Bug when changing campaign dates.
  • Bug losing the embedded image when creating a new signature based on an existing with embedded image.
  • Annoying reset in individual signatures.
  • Added fix for Outlook 2003 red x for images.
  • Fixed bug not showing the correct number of licenses in the status panel if more users are added while using eMailSignature Manager.

 v7.5

Aug 26, 2011

TOP 5 Feature List

  • Outlook 2010 fully supported in all languages.
  • Full support for Arabic, Russian and other language signatures.
  • Introduction of Alerts and Information in eMailSignature.
  • OWA module enhancements.
  • Conditional rules when deploying signatures in a large enterprise setup.

Improvements

  • Outlook 2010 now deploys correctly in all languages.
  • Campaign groups improved and better validation.
  • Problems saving ‘leave’ has been fixed.
  • Not showing “Outlook 2010 beta” in status monitor anymore.
  • Spelling errors corrected.
  • Scroll bar in signature overview and campaign overview enabled.
  • Status Monitor improved significantly.
  • When not a member of an OU, the default signature for all applies.
  • Issue with 30 day keys and trial footer fixed.
  • New improved editor for HTML coding.
  • Color coding of HTML tags including line numbers.
  • Html validation in html code editor.
  • 8 countries have been added to the $$COUNTRY list.
  • Only super users can free up licenses in the Cockpit.
  • Introduction of a limited marketing user for the Cockpit (IT items disabled for those users).
  • Improved handling for individual signatures.
  • Significant improvement for searching in the status monitor when there are thousands of users.
  • List of users is not reset when signatures are changed for individual users.
  • Easy access to Log file.
  • AD groups are automatically validated when using group deployment.
  • When OWA module is license, additional columns appear in Status monitor with status information for OWA.
  • Added preview list of signatures for in Quick view bar.
  • All problems fixed with case sensitivity.
  • Debug message for vCard changed.
  • Log corrected: When campaigns for groups are selected and it is not within the time span, then the log is now correct.
  • Introduction of Alerts and Information in eMailSignature.
  • Various improvements and enhancements.

-7.4

Oct 2003 - Aug 2011

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