What's New in Cisco Jabber for Mac 11.6

Document created by Cisco Documentation Team on Apr 20, 2016Last modified by Sheelagh O Leary on Nov 8, 2016
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Presence Updates

  • Custom Status—Users can quickly create their custom status on the Cisco Jabber hub window. For further information, see the User Guide for Cisco Jabber for Mac..

  • Visual Design—Presence icons and contact avatars have been updated, for further information see the User Guide for Cisco Jabber for Mac.

Accessibility

  • Shortcuts—Updates to shortcuts to improve accessibility, for further information see the User Guide for Cisco Jabber for Mac.

  • Visual Design—Accessibility icons are updated, for further information see the User Guide for Cisco Jabber for Mac.

Select Screen to Share

When users decide to share their screen and they have more than one screen, they are provided with a list of screens to select which one to share.

Note


This applies to BFCP screen share.


Smart Card Authentication Support

Cisco Jabber supports Smart Card authentication using the X.509 certificate. When more than one certificate is present, the client presents the user with a list to choose the appropriate certificate.

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This is only supported when the Identity Provider (IdP) uses X.509 authentication as a single method for authentication.


Chats

When your users are enabled for logging instant message history, they can do the following:
  • Users can choose if the chats are stored locally and also where the chats are stored. This is configured using the EnableAutosave parameter, for more information see the Parameters Reference Guide for Cisco Jabber 11.6.

  • Users can save chats to file. This is configured using the EnableSaveChatToFile parameter, for more information see the Parameters Reference Guide for Cisco Jabber 11.6

For more information on allowing clients to log instant message history, see the Feature Configuration for Cisco Jabber 11.6 guide.

IPv6

Cisco Jabber 11.6 is fully IPv6 ready, it works as normal in pure IPv6 and hybrid networks with the limitations listed in the Requirements chapter of the Planning Guide for Cisco Jabber 11.6. Cisco Collaboration solutions does not currently fully support IPv6. For example, Cisco VCS Expressway for Mobile and Remote Access has limitations in pure IPv6 networks that require NAT64/DNS64 to be deployed in mobile carrier networks. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence don't currently support HTTPS in pure IPv6 networks.

This feature is configured in Jabber using the IP_Mode parameter to set the protocol to IPv4, IPv6, or dual stack. Dual stack is the default setting. The IP_Mode parameter can be included in the jabber-config.xml file, the bootstrap for Windows, and the URL configuration for Mac and Mobile clients. For more information, see the Parameters Reference Guide for Cisco Jabber 11.6.

The network IP protocol used by Jabber when connecting to services is determined by the following factors:

  • The jabber-config.xml IP_Mode parameter.

  • The client operating system IP capabilities.

  • The server operating system IP capabilities.

  • The availability of a DNS record for IPv4 and IPv6.

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager SIP setting for softphone devices configuration for IPv4, IPv6, or both. The SIP connection setting for softphone devices must match the Jabber IP_Mode parameter setting to make a successful connection.

  • Underlying network IP capabilities.

On Cisco Unified Communications Manager, the IP capability is determined by generic server settings and device-specific settings. The following table lists the expected Jabber connections given the various settings, this list assumes that the DNS records for IPv4 and IPv6 are both configured.

When you use Jabber in IPv6_only mode, NAT64/DNS64 is required to connect to an IPv4 infrastructure. For example, when connecting to Cisco WebEx Messenger service, Cisco VCS Expressway for Mobile and Remote Access, and Cisco Spark.

Documentation Updates

The document Features and Options for Cisco Jabber has been renamed to Feature Configuration for Cisco Jabber. This document has been restructured so that features are grouped in functional sections and listed alphabetically.




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