Release Notes - Kerio Software Archive

Release Notes - Kerio Software Archive
Release Notes
for Kerio Workspace 1.1.0
 2011 Kerio Technologies. All rights reserved.
Date: September 27, 2011
1 About Kerio Workspace
Kerio Workspace is a business server software solution that helps teams spend less time looking for documents and files and more time collaborating on them. Fully managed through
a web browser, its simple design provides mobile access to shared documents, text, multimedia content and more, from anywhere, on any device.
Upgrade from Kerio Workspace 1.0.x will migrate the data store to a new database schema.
Downgrade back to version 1.0.x is not possible. Please don’t forget to backup your data store
before installing this version.
The data store migration can take up to tens of minutes to be performed, depending on the
size of the store. For example, migrating a store with 60GB of files will take approximately
30 minutes on a typical computer.
New Mobile Interface for Smartphones
We created a completely new web interface for smartphones, written in the Sencha Touch
framework. You can navigate the spaces tree using controls with a native look and feel, display
pages with full colors and layout, switch between page columns using a carousel control, do
a fulltext search, and display your News Feed. The new interface also supports displaying
specific pages after following a deep link, a feature that was missing in the previous version.
iPhone, Android and BlackBerry phones are supported.
Support for User Groups
Administrators can now create user groups, or import them from Active Directory or Open
Directory. These groups can then be used when setting sharing rights on pages and spaces.
Nested groups are supported too.
HTML5 File Uploader
Uploading files is one of the most frequently performed tasks in Workspace and in this version,
we are introducing a new uploader with redesigned UI, and also with new internals that are
based on HTML5 capabilities in modern browsers. The new uploader supports drag and drop,
has more intuitive UI when uploading multiple files, and doesn’t have problems uploading
over secure HTTPS connections, an issue that has plagued the Flash uploader in 1.0. The new
uploader works in recent versions of Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Internet Explorer (including
version 9) still uses the Flash version, although with a new UI.
Drag and Drop Files Into a Page
Drag a file from you computer and drop it on a page. That’s how simple it is now to upload
files to file libraries or even create new image and video components.
Duplicating Pages
In every page’s context menu, there is a new action called "Duplicate This Page". There are
several options how to copy information. You can copy just the page layout and empty components with their names. This allows you to use the existing page as a template and fill in the
details later. Or you can create a complete copy, with all images, videos and files. In such case,
the server is smart enough to avoid wasting disk space by keeping track of duplicate content
and storing each copy only once.
RPM Package
For Linux users, an RPM installation package is now available. This makes our Linux support
more universal: in addition to a DEB package, for Debian and Ubuntu distributions, we now
support also RedHat, SUSE and CentOS Linux distributions.
VMware Virtual Appliance
A new installation option is available now - a VMware Virtual Appliance. Based on Debian 6.0,
it is the fastest and most convenient way how to get a Kerio Workspace running and ready for
New Configuration Wizard
The initial configuration of the product, after installation, is now a web-based wizard running
in a web browser. It is no longer a part of the installer, with a separate UI for each platform.
This change allowed us to create the RPM package and the VMware virtual appliance.
Clipboard for Moving Components and Files
In Workspace, it’s always been possible to move components and files from one page to another using the Cut and Paste actions. In this version, we added a visual clipboard. When you
"cut" a component from the page, it will be visible in a clipboard widget in the bottom right
corner of your browser window. This is the first step towards making moving components
and files more intuitive and user friendly.
Content Admin Mode
Ever needed to check if your employees are not using Workspace as a device to store and share
illegal content? Or give someone access rights to an important space that is visible only to
someone who is on holiday right now? Selected users can now be made content administrators.
If they turn on a switch in their web interface, they suddenly have administrator rights to
everything and can perform content maintenance tasks. All actions in content admin mode
are logged in detail for later inspection and auditing.
Automatic HTTPS Redirect
Enforce using secure network connection for everyone working with Workspace. Turn on
automatic redirect of all requests to HTTPS.
Users Can Change Their Passwords
Users in the local user database can now change their passwords, if the option is enabled by
the administrator.
Transfer Rights When Deleting a User or a Group
When deleting a user or a group, the administration interface offers an option to transfer all
sharing rights of the user being deleted to someone else. Now, the content and tasks of people
leaving the company can be seamlessly transferred to someone else.
Migration From Local User Database to Directory Service
If you are running Kerio Workspace with a local user database, one day you might want to start
using a directory service and migrate your Workspace users. Such migration is now supported.
If you want to activate a directory user and a local user with the same name already exists, you
now have the option to change the existing account and connect it to the directory service. All
the data, sharing rights and relationships that are already in place will remain in place.
2 Installation and Configuration
This version of Kerio Workspace can be installed on the following operating systems:
• Windows XP SP2 and newer
• Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion). Only Macs with Intel processors are
• Linux: Debian 5.0 or 6.0, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS or 10.04 LTS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 and 6, CentOS 5.2-6.0, openSUSE 10.0-10.3, 11.0-11.3, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 and
11. Only 32-bit distributions are supported
Detailed installation and configuration instructions are part of the Kerio Workspace Step-byStep Guide.
3 Legal Notice
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Mobile and Internet Explorer are registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation.
Firefox is registered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation.
Apple, Safari and iPhone are registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Debian is a registered trademark of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
Ubuntu is a trademark of Canonical, Ltd.
Red Hat and Fedora are registered trademarks or trademarks of Red Hat, Inc.
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