Hybrid Group Management MindLink Anywhere Group Management has been augmented with the capacity to manage UCMA and MCE chat rooms simultaneously.
Added with 21.3.1, administrators can now leverage both environments with their group management interface, provided a drop-down selection when clicking the 'create' button to specify their desired source.
To manage a UCMA chat room MindLink must have Pchat enabled.
debug.ucma.persistentchat.enabled = true
To manage a MCE chat room the MindLink MCE Configuration must include the following debug key:
debug.mce.enableinappmcegroupmanagement = true
In all cases the administrator must also enable in-app group management in the MindLink Anywhere page of the Management Center.
Administrators have an additional, optional configuration to customise the environment name of their environment(s)
This can be done with the following debug keys:
debug.connector.ucma.management.environmentname - sets custom UCMA environment name debug.connector.mce.management.environmentname - sets custom MCE environment name
Specify individual users as members
Introduce the ability to add/remove individual users to group roles in the group management environment. This allows administrators to create very restricted and carefully managed groups.
Supporting this feature, autocomplete options will return eligible users.
Using Active Directory groups and OUs for MCE group management
This update allows Active Directory groups and containers (OUs, domains) to be used to specify chat room members and managers, and security context roles.
This change focuses on diverse management of deployment environments, providing administrators with more utility to manage groups in the MindLink environment.
Mark conversation as read button to private conversations
When a conversation has COIs required, a mark as read button is displayed in the COI list header. Clicking the mark as read button marks the whole current conversation as read
This allows a user to mark a conversation as read when they cannot see a unified view of messages, so that they can easily track which conversations have unread messages.
Ongoing improvements to MCE
Along with newly added features, 21.3 provides ongoing improvements to MCE. Underlying changes reinforce the MCE functionality, improving administrative and user experiences.
21.3 includes the following improvements:
|FCF-8874||Support dynamically updating the serilog appsettings.json and allow it to be created in app data||Host|
|FCF-8872||Allow an administrator to customise the timeout for attribute server requests||Host|
|FCF-8865||Sort COIs by name||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8837||Add a debug key to disable/enable unified COI view||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8812||APNS push token should be issued in the past by a configurable margin||MindLink Mobile|
|FCF-8746||Audit group joins/leaves and search requests||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8673||Searching a user by user ID should show matching contacts||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8672||Allow searching by SIP address when adding to multiparty||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8642||Implement EDH for MCE group descriptions||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8627||Mentions should show classification and COI labels||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8610||Hover popover user info card should have a border around it to improve contrast||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8580||Consolidate group management capabilities||MindLink Anywhere, MCE|
|FCF-8208||Support silo to silo TLS validation in MCE||MindLink Anywhere|
21.3 includes the following bug fixes:
|FCF-8798||Color of the COI text when editing a group does not respect foreground colour of the COI||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8788||Classification banner does not update correctly when classification roll off the top of the conversation||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8784||Conversation banner is not scoped to the current COI||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8780||MceGroups file-based synchronizer targets MCE core instead of admin||Host, MCE|
|FCF-8779||Admin to core user synchronization of updated SIP address removes linked identity||MindLink Anywhere, MCE|
|FCF-8767||Encrypted group faulted state has inconsistent padlock style||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8761||Disabling clientenabled, when MceAdmin module is loaded, enables connector||MindLink Anywhere, MCE|
|FCF-8754||Create MCE Group in Group Management creates duplicate managed groups||MindLink Anywhere, MCE|
|FCF-8753||Disabling Orleans Dashboard Does Not Disable Orleans Dashboard||MindLink Anywhere, MCE|
|FCF-8749||Audit entry logs include full message content||Host|
|FCF-8728||Creating user is permanently added as a manager||MindLink Anywhere, MCE|
|FCF-8514||Chat history search forward arrow is pushed out of the view on IE11||MindLink Anywhere|
Audio calling between the MindLink client and the Skype Mobile app is currently not supported