Thursday, November 11, 2010

Watch the demo video of the new features in version 1.6

  • You can login using your Facebook account now
  • Private message center, send users messages, organize them in folders, you can book conference rooms by sending private messages, the booked event is automatically in your and the participants calendar, changes to that event will be populated to all users booked to the event.
  • User contacts, you can search users, add them to your contacts
  • Share your calendar with your contacts
  • Add offerings and interest to your profile to find people with similar interest
  • Reworked Full-fit functionality, Full-fit does rescale the document on the screen to be 100% visible on all screens, no matter what screen resolution you got. So the zoom might be 60% on one pc and 79% on a participant with different screen resolution
  • Objects drawn on the whiteboard do now zoom according to the document and the zoom itself can be now between 0 and 200% of the actual pixel size
  • Encrpyted PDFs do work now
  • The backup does contain various fixes and includes the complete folder structure of the recordings + recordorded files, and all data that is generated by the new features private messages and user contacts
  • Some new timezones and fixes for the release 1.5 regarding wrong time zones in some mail notifications

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

OpenMeetings 1.5

Major new feature is timezone handling in the calendar.

  • Timezone support in User Profile, Calendar and Invitations. Users can now organize Events with people from different timezones and the system will  keep track on handling the event time correctly 
  • Re-Styling and fixing some layout aspects
  • Quick-link button next to each user-name in dashboard user list and in every chat box to quickly guide people to a conference room
  • small Bug fixes



OpenMeetings Version 1.4

New Features
  • Remote Desktop Control (RDC) in Screen Sharing and separated right for RDC in user list, Moderators are able by default to do RDC other users can apply for it using the right-buttons
  • New separated right for allowing Screen Sharing and Recording
  • Multi-Domain Support: Separated Admin interface for configuring multiple LDAP configurations with a single OpenMeetings Instance, in the Login Box you are able to choose different domains now, each domain represents a LDAP config (you can still use the internal DB all the time, the internal DB is always in the list)
  • New Room features: Close and open conference rooms. Additionally with a redirect-URL in case the room is closed and SOAP Methods to remotely open and close room. Moderators can also close a room from inside the conference room (Menubar: Actions > Close room). Users which are already loggedin will then be redirected to the redirect URL
  • Fix missing attributes in Backup file and add Meeting-Members
  • New Language: Danish, thx to ALO, update Spanish thx to Jesmargo
  • Various small Bugfixes


See also this Youtube Channel with some more Videos and custom components

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

OpenMeetings 1.3 RC1 Released

We are happy to announce Version 1.3 of Openmeetings and its new features:
  • Drawings stay on slide when you turn the page of a document on the whiteboard
  • Restricted Room Type further optimization for 100++ participants. We have done some Stress test with the University of UmeĆ„ from Sweden and Vasaa in Finland with about 120-130 participants in a Single Conference Room (Type Restricted). They went successfull. Thanks to the Team of again
  • Quality Settings in Screen Sharing Clients, contributed by Giovanni Possemato / Bitflow ( + RTMP-Tunneling Version of ScreenSharer fixed
  • New SOAP Calls to get User-Object List including Streamname to broadcast a Video Stream out of a Conference directly
  • Screen Sharing/Recording is now a separated right, therefore new layout for User-List in all room-types
  • Option in Room-Settings and Administration “Audio Only” so users can only do Voice Conference in those rooms
  • Video Pod hidden (Conference-Roomtype) or minimized (Webinar/Restricted-Roomtype) if User selects only Audio as device to broadcast
  • Activity-Icon highlights when user speaks, now also in User-List (Room-Type Conference) instead of Video-Pod
  • System Backup and Import - You can export now completely Users + Rooms + Organizations + all associations + all uploaded Files into a single ZIP and re-import that ZIP in a freshly installed OpenMeetings (of course you need an OpenMeetings Version greater 1.3 to be able to import the ZIP again) see also UpdateOpenMeetings
Major Bug fixes:
  • Invitations Password does not work
  • Reminder Email not beeing send before scheduled Meetings (now send 15 minutes upfront no matter if ICAL or simple Mail)
  • lots of small things
The SugarCRM and Moodle Integration is fully upwards compatible.

Friday, April 30, 2010

OpenMeetings running on Amazon AWS EC2

we successfully installed OpenMeetings on Amazon EC2. It worked out of the box without any huzzle. I think this is good news to a lot of people that would like to scale OpenMeetings for their needs.

Amazon offers already a lot of instances to install as operating system. We have been using one of the over 200 Debian operating systems that have been available.

I think the only important thing is … Never press the reboot system button :) Cause as its a virtual machine all your data is gone!

You also need to check that you are installing OpenMeetings at a location where enough space is left.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

OpenMeetings as Facebook Application

you can now use OpenMeeting within Facebook with the application:

Visit the Application at Facebook:

Or go directly and add it to your account:

Sample Screen

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010