Direct link to BlueMind 3.5 download: https://download.bluemind.net/bm-download/3.5
For specific updates, please refer to version notes for more detailed information and corrections made.
BlueMind version 3.5.8 allows you to add a new application to BlueMind: Corporate signatures.
You can set up as many signatures as you like for messages sent within or outside the domain, for a group of users or all users, for a specific period, etc.
You can customize signatures based on the same design to include names, addresses, phone numbers or other data extracted from senders contact cards.
The application also allows you add a disclaimer to outgoing messages.
With version 3.5.12, in addition to being informed of the existence of a signature, a preview of the signature is shown in the message.
Default alerts are now enabled and can be configured according to your preferences.
With BlueMind 3.5.10, you can have users with an email address outside the domain. These users can be added to BlueMind groups, which means that you can write to a group of both internal and external people.
To find out more, go to the administrator's guide: External Users
In order to level up with other market players and bring new possibilities to our users, BlueMind 3.5 calendar features have been redesigned. Please find out more about them in the dedicated page: Calendar - Meeting management
New Calendar features include:
- Being able to specify different participation statuses for each instance of a recurring meeting. I.e., participants can confirm their assistance for the whole series and, if necessary, specify that they will not attend a particular instance.
- Event organizers, who are now participants in all their events and meetings, have better control over the meeting and centralizes participation statuses. Other participants can check others' participants' status through the organizer's event view.
- Each participant now has a customized view of a meeting, which means they can edit it (customized title, description, location, etc.) without changes being seen by other participants.
Domain calendars are no longer considered as physical entities like users and resources. They are now considered as calendars whose purpose is to inform users.
As a result, domain calendars can no longer be set as event organizers or be invited to events, as used to be the case with BlueMind 3.0.
Overbooking and automatic resource booking
BlueMind 3.5.5 brings a long-awaited feature: auto-accept or reject resource bookings.
Thanks to this, although resource managers will continue to be alerted about resource bookings, they will no longer have to accept or reject requests through the resource's calendar. If a resource is available, its participation is automatically confirmed, if not, it is rejected. The resource manager can still arbitrate and edit bookings as necessary.
This feature is optional and BlueMind's earlier resource management method can be kept.
To find out more, go to the dedicated page Resource administration
BlueMind users can now create and own as many personal calendars as they like. This means they can sort and share events more efficiently.
In addition, users can choose which calendars will be used to show their availability:
BlueMind 3.5 makes it possible to synchronize external calendars for viewing through a calendar's url in iCal format (.ics file extension).
The BlueMind calendar can now be shared externally through a public address or a private address that allows private events to be viewed.
For more details about this feature, go to Sharing Calendars
Custom calendar colors
With BlueMind 3.5, you can set calendar colors which are saved for future sessions.
To find out more, go to the section:calendar colors.
You can now view events, contacts, or tasks creation and modification history.
BlueMind now supports RedHat 7, Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) and Debian 9 (Stretch).
Find out more about all supported OS in the Installation prerequisites.
A brand new top navigation bar makes is easier to move around BlueMind and access applications and features:
Large files and linked attachments
BlueMind v.3.5 introduces the possibility to detach attachments from messages and show them as download links instead. This makes messages lighter, thereby alleviating servers and communication networks: files are no longer sent within email messages and stored on the incoming server in addition to the outgoing server and being duplicated and multiplied as messages are forwarded and replied to.
To find out more about how this works, please go to: Large files and linked attachments
For more details about implementing this feature, go to the administrator's guide's page: Post-installation configuration
Connecting with Nextcloud
To complement the linked attachments feature, BlueMind 3.5.7 offers the possibility to connect Nextcloud accounts so that you can use your Nextcloud space:
The file chooser enables you to browse previously sent files which are stored in the user's area:
Auto-forward to several recipients
BlueMind now enables you to forward a mailbox's messages to several recipients automatically.
With BlueMind 3.5 you can now manage tasks in a specific UI and they are synchronized with the calendar.
You can organize tasks in lists and use tags which are shared with other BlueMind applications (contacts and calendar).
You can share to-do lists with your colleagues by giving them basic or full management privileges.
Apple mobile devices synchronized via EAS now include the synchronization of multiple address books: personal and shared.
Only collected contacts and the directory cannot be synchronized.
You can manage all BlueMind tasks (create, edit, confirm...) in your usual iOS app:
For subscription-based BlueMind 3.5 installations, the number of BlueMind users must be the same as the number indicated in the subscription.
From version 3.5.11, email addresses can be set as the recipients of subscription alerts (validity date or maximum user quota approaching).
A first address is requested when you install the version. Addresses are then managed from the subscription management page in the admin console.
BlueMind 3.5.10 offers the possibility to install a CLI client (Command Line Interface) which enables you to perform admin tasks for the BlueMind platform in command line without having to write scripts.
In version 3.5.11, this tool includes additional functionalities: user, calendar and contact management.
More advanced administration rights management
Improvements have been made to administration rights which can now be fine tuned for specific users or domain administrators. Rights can now be specifically set for:
- domain address books
- domain calendars
- shared mailboxes
- the domain (quotas, number of users)
Restricting the number of domain users
A maximum number of users can now be set for each domain.
Avec la version 3.5.11 de BlueMind, est publié le client API PHP.
An interactive documentation for our new API REST is imbedded in the installer and can be accessed by users with “Api docs” privileges. This documentation is also published in BlueMind Docs.