Blue Jeans Product Release 2.7 – Aug 30th, 2014

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Release 2.7 – Aug 30, 2014 This update to the Blue Jeans service includes new features and product enhancements. See below for further details:

New Features:User Tagging Blue Jeans now enables enterprise admins to tag users with information, such as their department (Marketing, Sales, etc.) This provides the ability to do things like internal bill-back by associating specific departmental tags with Blue Jeans meeting usage.

You can find these settings at: Admin / Manage Users / (click username)

Once you click on a user, you can add a tag at the bottom of their user profile.

If you click on the “Export User List” link at the bottom of the user list, you can also export a CSV file to analyze the data in Excel, or other applications.

Video Capture Card Camera Support Blue Jeans now supports capturing video from Video Capture cards, allowing participants to use analog cameras. Audio capture through video capture cards is currently not supported but will be coming soon.

Feature Enhancements:VP8 Support Blue Jeans is now adding support for the VP8 codec for video and content sharing. This provides an improved video media quality experience in low-bandwidth situations.

64-Bit Internet Explorer Support Blue Jeans has added official support for the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer, which is now the default browser on a Windows 8 installation. This means that meeting participants utilizing the Blue Jeans browser endpoint can now join through the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer.

Improved Linux Installation Although Blue Jeans officially supports Ubuntu, Red Hat and Fedora, we strive to be supportive of the entire Linux community. We have implemented a change in our installation flow that gives end users the choice of both DEB (Debian) and RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) installers in situations where the distribution of Linux cannot be determined.

Improved Microsoft Lync Experience In an effort to provide the best possible join experience through Microsoft Lync, we have improved the user interface to provide additional connection instructions for users that are connecting with Microsoft Lync.

Improved Screen Sharing over TCP Blue Jeans now utilizes TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) for screen sharing. This improves quality and also provides a better experience when firewalls are set to be very restrictive.

Bandwidth Optimization Improvements A great deal of effort has been placed on optimizing the meeting experience under poor bandwidth conditions. This includes situations where there is high packet loss or jitter, as well as situations where connectivity is generally lacking in available bandwidth.

CPU Utilization Improvements The Blue Jeans browser client now has improved efficiency, helping it to consume a smaller portion of the CPU’s processing power.

Echo Cancellation Improvements Blue Jeans focuses effort on making audio improvements in every release, and 2.7 has a significant amount of improvement in the area of detecting echo and being able to suppress it. This includes support for an increasing number of A/V displays.

Time Zone Fixes Blue Jeans has added a new, enterprise-level time zone field within the Enterprise Administration Console. This new field will be used as the default when new users are created. If no value is set in the enterprise-level field, PST/PDT will be used.

This field can be found under Admin / Group Settings / Group Info

Rename Meeting Recordings Blue Jeans has added the ability for users to rename their recordings through their Blue Jeans account. By default, every meeting hosted in a user’s persistent, personal meeting room has the same name (i.e. Jeff’s Meeting). Now, users are able to change the name to something more representative of the meeting that took place, such as "Sales Training."

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Im really happy to see improvements in the way it connects and shares screens. Also the renaming of videos is key. Thanks for the updates!