2.5 Product Release is out!

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Release Notes below. Please post if you have questions.
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Release Notes 2.5 – April 5, 2014 This update to the Blue Jeans service includes features and fixes that enhance the Blue Jeans service. See below for further details.

New Features:Multiple-Monitor Screen Sharing Blue Jeans now enables meeting participants to choose from multiple monitors when sharing content. This option only appears if external monitors are connected. If, for example, a participant has two monitors connected, he / she will have the option to select which monitor to share content from, as in the example below:

Silent Participant Entry Blue Jeans now supports the ability to disable the standard participant entry and exit signals, including audible tones and pop-up notification banners. By enabling Silent Participant Entry Mode, you are able to avoid meeting disruptions. This is especially valuable during large meetings where there may be a significant amount of participants entering and exiting the meeting.

This setting can be found under My Settings/Room Settings:



Log-in Session Timeout As an added security measure, Blue Jeans now allows Account Administrators to set a default "timeout period" for users who are logged into Blue Jeans. For example, an Admin could specify that after 120 minutes of inactivity, a user will automatically be logged out of Blue Jeans and cannot schedule or host meetings until logging back into their account. This new setting can be found under Admin/Group Settings/Group Info:



Apple Safari Extension with Google Calendar Integration Users of the Apple Safari Browser now have the ability to schedule Blue Jeans meetings right from their browser window or within Google Calendar. The Safari Extension installs a button on a Safari browser window that enables users to start or schedule meetings with the click of a button. Within Google Calendar, users can "Add a Blue Jeans Meeting" and the Blue Jeans meeting information will populate into the meeting description.

You can download the Apple Safari Extension at: www.bluejeans.com/video-conferencing/downloads

Feature Enhancements:Configurable Email Invitation Enterprise admins now have the ability to determine the format of Blue Jeans meeting invitations sent by users within their organization. This new setting can be found under Admin/Group Settings/Group Info and offers the following options:



Improved Quality on Impaired Networks Blue Jeans is continually fine-tuning bandwidth management. Updates for this release include:

  • Updated algorithms that ensure the highest-quality video during network impairment
  • Specific work on the TCP connection for the Blue Jeans Browser client to reduce video freezing in congested networks
Improved Screen Sharing Blue Jeans has made the following enhancements to screen sharing:

  • Room Systems and Any H.323 / SIP Devices
    • Improved bandwidth utilization for room systems using H.239 or BFCP, resulting in sharper images for screen sharing
  • Blue Jeans Browser Plug-in
    • Improvement in frame rate of browser client
Audio Enhancements Blue Jeans is continually fine-tuning the audio experience. This release includes:

  • Echo cancellation improvements – auto-switch to half-duplex mode for certain devices
  • Keyboard noise and mouse click suppression improvements
  • MacBook Air audio improvements – special fix needed due to microphone placement on MacBook Air
Streamlined SAML SSO Provisioning and Configuration Now, users won’t need to input personal settings for Moderator Passcode and Room System Setup—these can be auto-provisioned by the Account Admin. As a result, the user will no longer receive a provisioning email after they register for a Blue Jeans account.


Recording Beta Update:Enterprise Recording Content Control As an enhancement to the meeting recording feature, we have added the ability to control how recorded content is shared within your organization. At the Group Administrator level, you can choose from the following sharing options, found under Admin/Group Settings/Group Info:



Recording Sharing Options for Individual Users
  • Choose Sharing Settings
    • Individual users will be given the ability to share meeting recordings within the restrictions set forth by their organization's Recording Sharing Preferences

Share by Copying or Emailing Link
  • Once the user selects the group they would like to share their recording with, they can copy the link and share it, or email the link.

*These are the features scheduled to be released on April 5th, 2014. While we fully expect all features to go live as planned, small delays do sometimes occur as we work to deliver the quality service that our customers have come to expect.

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Posted 5 years ago

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Zack Blum, Champion

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Really nice release. We love the silent entry feature for large meetings!
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Janelle Lynch

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except for the fact that once you enable it from the moderator side, you can't disable it!
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Hi Janelle,

This community thread seems to be quite old. Could you please let us know which setting you are referring too?