#AWESOME PUBLIC BETA: Blue Jeans for Mac

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We are proud to announce the public beta of Blue Jeans for Mac!




When we released the #AWESOME Blue Jeans Outlook Add-in, we instantly received requests for the equivalent for Mac.  One problem:  Microsoft does not have an add-in framework for Outlook for Mac. So instead, we made a menu app for users to use either the Blue Jeans Scheduler Tool (like on the web) , Apple Mail, or Outlook for Mac (2011 or 2014).  


Some technical details:

We only support OS X 10.9 and later

Please reply to this thread with problems/ issues

send feature requests and feedback to tedd@bluejeans.com


We will take all of your #AWESOME feedback and get this into the GA app that ships later this month.  


Get the new app HERE


Onward and Upward, 

@teddfox


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Markus Hirschkopf

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Anybody got it working with AD integration? Once it connects to our companies federation server I get a blank window.
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Hi Markus,

We are looking into this.  So far, no one else has reported anything related to ADFS login, but we will keep testing and looking into it for you!  Thanks for the feedback!  Keep it coming!

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Hi 

we have integration with SSO and it works great. Installation is really easy. 
However, when user is scheduling meeting using plugin, after that he does not see it on  this view Scheduled meeting.  Maybe it must be somehow extra configured in settings ? 

Question is also if he was invited to a videomeeting will he see also on this list of scheduled meeting in plugin ?  So is there integration into two directions, from plugin to calendar and form calendar to plugin ? 
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@maria,

Can you send us the logs? (under settings)

The list in the menu app only shows exactly what would show on https://bluejeans.com/scheduling/ for a logged in user. We would like to (one day) list all appointments by reading the default calendar, but we have not started on that nor have we researched it. Getting access to Outlook from another app is always interesting.

Thanks for the #AWESOME feedback! Keep it coming!
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Excited to see this being built. Below are a couple comments from trying to schedule a meeting.

1/ The calendaring is really hard to use, because you can't visualize days of the week. a date picker would be ideal over the current design.

https://bootstrap-datepicker.readthedocs.org/en/release/_images/demo_head.png


2/ Scheduling a meeting with the unit is a very difficult workflow because it requires knowing all the information. I lost two meeting details because I was missing info (email addresses) and had to focus on a different window to copy and paste or keep the information on top of the screen. I would force the unit to keep an active state or store the current state so it doesn't get lost when it loses focus. 
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he first item: We have other ideas around date picker that may come to the product in 2015. Look for cool things to come !

Don't worry, we are working on a "Draft Mode" so info will not be lost. We know this is a problem and will fix it for GA.

Keep the #AWESOME feedback coming! This helps so much!

@teddfox
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Does this just work with your personal meeting room ?  Can you create a "Scheduled Meeting " so it can be recurring with a unique meeting ID being created with every new meeting 

Thanks 
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Sorry one more question .  Will we be able to access Command Center from the Mac APP ? 
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@Steve,

You can use the Blue Jeans Scheduler to make unique ID's that are recurring.  We will add more and more functionality as the product progresses :-) This is just the beginning!

We do not have command center access via the Mac app.  It is not on the feature list yet since it is such a complex tool.


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When I first installed  this it seemed to work pretty well, but now I am getting a yellow triangle/exclamation warning sign display next to my Schedule Meeting with Outlook button.  I have closed and restarted the app, but it hasn't made a difference.  Any suggestions?
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David,
I would be happy to assist you on that issue. Could you please upload your app logs ? Very easy, in the app go to settings -> help -> submit logs. (Settings are the little wheel at the bottom left corner.)
I will open a support case on your behalf and review the logs see what I can find. Will be in touch
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Thanks Romain.  After I submitted this another restart of Outlook corrected the issue.  I just submitted the Log Data.
David,

Good to hear, I will still review the logs to see what went wrong. Stay tuned.
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I tried to run the update 1.0.199 and when I install it, it appears to disable to app all together and keeps me from being able to relaunch it.  I've tried this twice before going back to 1.0.183
Would this be something that I may be doing incorrectly, or is the update not necessarily ready.
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Can you go to the app settings and send us the logs?  

Thanks, 

Tedd
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Tedd,  I just sent the logs.  

Best,

David
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#thanks
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All,

We have some very cool news regarding the #AWESOME beta for Mac:

We have changed the name to "Blue Jeans Scheduler for Mac"

Reason:
We have cool functionality and users were confused on what this app accomplished. 

We will be going to GA March 2nd and you #AWESOME beta testers will HAVE TO DELETE THE OLD VERSION before using the GA version. Please inform your testers at your organizations. 

#staytuned for the release notification and such.  

@teddfox
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I found a work-around to upgrading version 1.0.184 to 1.0.204

The confusing part is that the update install won't install the updated version over the top of itself.

Work-around:

- install 1.0.184

- select the Blue Jeans menu bar > gear icon > Help > Check for Updates

- download the update

- quit the Blue Jeans App from the menu bar

- find the updated app at:
 
~/Library/Application Support/Blue Jeans for Mac/.Sparkle

- ".Sparkle" is a hidden directory.

- Move "Blue Jeans for Mac 1.0.204" into your Applications folder


Tom
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This goes GA today, so I suggest deleting any beta build ;-)

We will alert when it is up a ready for download 

Thanks!

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This Beta is now closed.  We will GA ANY DAY!  

Thanks for your help in testing this #AWESOME product !!!!

PLEASE NOTE:  you MUST un-install the beta build.  If it upgrades, it will be broken
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When will the GA be released ..Also do you have a list of the features ?
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ANY day! Just waiting on the web team to post it. Feature list is exactly like the beta.

In this release: (a.k.a. the feature list)

- Integration with Apple Calendar: See all Blue Jeans meetings in Calendar
- Integration with Microsoft Outlook: See all Blue Jeans meetings in Outlook Calendar (applescript must be active)
- Ability to Schedule using the Blue Jeans Scheduler: just like the web scheduler
- Edit / Cancel meetings you own
- Ability to access Blue Jeans from the menu bar
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Thanks will it allow us to do "Scheduled Meetings " not just personal meetings ?
Also any update on the desktop client (heard it may contain a IM app ) as well as the Exec Assistant feature ?  We really would need a independent IM client & Remote Control another persons machine to fully replace Webex (Jabber & Meeting ) 
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Same exact functionality of the beta. Personal meetings for 1.0. We do not talk about non-public information about upcoming releases in a public forum.
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(Obligatory Linux user) - when will we see a version for Fedora or RHEL?
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When using the Scheduler for Mac, if you add a meeting using Outlook, will it show up on your Blue Jeans calendar?
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Right now, we are only scheduling your personal meeting.  These do not show up on your Blue Jeans . com upcoming meetings.  We do, however, plan on supporting this functionality in the next release or two.  #staytuned