This maintenance release was so big that we almost named it 10.2! We are thrilled to announce the latest version of Bomgar which now includes full support for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 as well as a long list of enhancements and tweaks to our existing features.
As always, feel free to forward to your comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org as this is where a lot of the newness of this release came from - thank you for your time and input!
Windows Mobile Smartphone Support (Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone and Windows Mobile 6)
Updated the API Programmer’s Guide.
Added XSD for command API XML
Added the API version to the Status page of the /login interface
Added support for specifying multiple LSIDS when downloading a SupportSession report
Added new reporting API commands to download support session recordings, presentation recordings, and support session summary listings
Added new command API action to get API information
Added “type” attribute to the “destination” element in team activity reports to match the session reports
Added XML header to the team activity report
Deprecated all of the reporting parameters to remove references to legacy products (e.g. “support_desk” to “support”). The old versions are currently valid but will be phased out & should be avoided.
Renamed elements to in team activity XML to prevent conflicts with session reports
Renamed elements to
Mac representatives can now grant control to customers when using Show My Screen
Mac customer client now reports (via chat message) when a session is pinned
Mac representative client now checks the Operating System version before installing. Bomgar supports OS X 10.4 and up.
The Mac Customer client’s dock icon will bounce when the Customer client window does not have focus and prompts are received.
Linux & Mac rep clients now support Kerberos single sign on
Privacy screen notifications and button changes are now sent to all Reps viewing a session.
Added a warning display that appears when attempting to Jump to a computer that is already being accessed by a representative
Customer clients now display a message if the connection to the Bomgar Box is lost
The application-specific sharing dialog now preserves the list of shared applications
Failover history now shows the status of the last 100 data-syncs
Added a setting to the Jump client configuration page that specifies the number of Jump clients allowed to upgrade simultaneously
Added the “Command Shell Recordings” plug-in operation to the Integration Client and File System plug-in
Added the “Support Site Backup” plug-in operation to the Integration Client and File System plug-in
Added support for downloading sessions in groups using the SupportSessionListing. The Bomgar site must have API version 1.0.0 or higher.
The SQL Server plug-in now skips sessions without an end_time. Any session without an end_time is assumed to be in progress.
Reports for deleted users are now shown
Orphaned sessions are now shown in the Session Reports
Team activity reports in the Reporting API now correctly escape binary data in chat
Team activity reports now show an element if an error occurred for a request
Resolved issue where passing in “PresentationSession”, “PresentationDesk”, “PresentationDeskSummary”, or “PresentationSummary” for the generate_report parameter in the Reporting API would cause a blank page to be displayed
Duplicate representative display names in all Reports->Support drop-downs will now have their usernames appended to the display name to help provide a more unique (but not guaranteed to be unique) user entry
All dates/times now use ISO 8601 formats instead of localized dates and times
Chat messages containing invalid XML characters (binary data) are now base64 encoded
Kerberos keytab changes are now reported to the Syslog
Improved cluster security provider error messages for clarity
Resolved an issue with Group Policies that occurred when adding new members to a policy
Issues with editing LDAP Group Providers and defining success/failure/lookup have been resolved
Resolved an issue with language pack installation. New install package languages override older installs on the language selection lists of the website and representative client.
Resolved session recording cropping issue which occurred when changing the customer’s screen size to greater than the initial size during screen sharing
Scheduler log messages now use the local computer’s culture settings to ensure correct log message timestamp format
Resolved an issue with timestamps not converting correctly
Resolved an issue with Jump clients on Mac OS X 10.5 waiting for an answered prompt prior to reconnecting
Resolved an issue with uninstalled Jump clients still showing in the Rep client
Jumpoints now support jumping to a computer with non-ASCII characters in the computer name
Resolved an issue with Jump clients displayed in the representative client
Resolved an issue with Jump clients not upgrading properly if multiple Jump clients were installed on a Windows computer
Resolved an issue with Jump client status showing “Session Started” if the session was ended while in Safe Mode
Resolved an issue with Presentation start and end times being off by one minute
Resolved an issue that occurred when leaving full-screen mode that hid the rep’s tool bar
The Mac customer client can now be downloaded and run at a later time
Resolved a black screen issue that occurred when silently monitoring a Mac representative
Resolved an issue with the Caps Lock key not being sent when connected to a Mac customer
Resolved an issue with automatically pulling Mac system info
Resolved an issue with the dock icon not showing when jumping to a recently pinned session
Application-specific sharing controls are now hidden during Presentations
Resolved an issue with the remote mouse cursor display on Linux customer clients
Resolved a Linux clipboard issue when trying to copy & paste large amounts of data
Resolved an issue with the customer client hanging when remote shell was used
Resolved an issue with the shift key not releasing
Resolved an issue with the Caps Lock key not functioning when connected to a Linux customer
Application-specific sharing controls are now hidden during Presentations
Resolved an issue with Show My Screen keyboard control
Resolved several issues related to initiating Show My Screen
Resolved an issue in the Special Actions menu where custom Control Panel applications could cause the customer client to hang
Resolved canned message display issue in the representative client
Resolved an issue with the Privacy Screen text not being centered across multiple monitors
Resolved an issue with flickering cursors on Windows XP while running in safe mode
Resolved an issue with network paths not resolving correctly in the File Transfer tab
Resolved an issue with modifier keys (shift, ctrl, etc) being randomly issued while typing through screen sharing
Resolved an issue where the personal queue visual notification would continue to flash if private queue prompting was enabled
The “Prompt when new customer enters the personal queue” permission now only prompts reps on new sessions, not when sessions are transferred or taken over.
When a transferring a session, reps no longer see themselves in the list of destinations
Mac to Mac Presentation Client will not function properly when the “Display Attendee Agreement Before Session” option is enabled
Several time zones were deprecated in 10.1.3, so upgrading from 10.1.x may require time zone reconfiguration. Click here for a list of affected time zones.