New CISCO Jabber Features with Jabber 12.5Maria Cruz Alcocer
New CISCO Jabber Features with Jabber 12.5
We are pleased to announce the release of Jabber 12.5. The goal that CISCO announces with this new version is to “build bridges” and provide technology that works together and offers a consistent experience, regardless of the device or application you use. Then, What’s new in Jabber 12.5? We’re introducing modern team messaging features from the cloud and a significantly improved meeting experience with active controls. These two new features help you take advantage of existing and new technologies to create amazing employee experiences.
What is CISCO Jabber?
Before detailing the new functionalities of Jabber 12.5 , I want to present CISCO Jabber for those who do not know this CISCO application. It is a business collaboration tool. It enables people to Collaborate anywhere and from any device. Instant messaging, voice, video, desktop sharing, conferencing, and presence.
Mobility doesn’t have to limit productivity. Cisco Jabber offers instant messaging, voice and video calls, voice messaging, desktop sharing, conferencing, and presence. Find the right people, see if and how they are available, and collaborate more effectively.
Capabilities and benefits:
Instant messaging and presence: Improve productivity. Use real-time presence information and instant messaging to reduce delays. See the availability of contacts inside and outside your organization.
Business-class voice and video : Communicate clearly. Get secure communications and reliable with phone features from Cisco Jabber , including HD video and voice , plus desktop sharing.
Collaborate anywhere, anytime: Go where you need to go. Access all the functions of Cisco Jabber from mobile, including video conferencing, with the same ease of use found on the desktop.
Communicate from Microsoft Office: Access Cisco Jabber directly from Microsoft Office applications. Click easily to start chat, voice or video calls, or multiple conferences.
Available for devices:
Team messaging mode
The team’s messaging mode for Cisco Jabber , improves the way you connect and get things done in small teams. This new deployment option provides a core set of Webex Teams messaging capabilities from the cloud while keeping your calling services on premises.
Now you have:
- persistent one-to-one chats and team spaces,
- a new experience of presence,
- advanced file sharing capabilities and
- a powerful way to search your application Jabber , while maintaining advanced calling features.
We use the extensible Webex platform to integrate with our existing solutions and deliver unique blended experiences. Our IT administrators can now provide new cloud solutions while continuing to take advantage of their local managed calling services. Customers will also have the added benefit of native interoperability between Jabber team messaging team messaging mode and Webex teams leveraging the same cloud platform. This can reduce the burden on your organization if you are moving from Jabber to Team. Unlike other vendors, we are focused on productive user workflows through the evolution of the cloud. As you move your message to the cloud, your organization will benefit from the security improved provided by the Webex platform. The team’s messaging mode includes end-to-end encryption for all messages and files sent . It has a safe search that keeps search terms and results protected, and provides blocking and moderation controls for your spaces. See the new features, included in the team messaging mode “team messaging”:
Our goal is to provide a great meeting experience, no matter how you join a meeting. We continue to move toward that goal with active controls for Jabber users. The new controls give you:
- more control over your meetings with a meeting list,
- participant controls,
- custom designs and
- a new shared experience.
These new features are available to Cisco Meeting Server customers, and we will continue to implement them in other types of meetings in future releases. Meeting Server users now have the basic functionality they need to host and use Jabber as their primary meeting client. Here’s a quick look at the active controls within Jabber:
Jabber 12.5 Additional Features
- Simplified setup process: no more manual editing and loading of the Jabber XML configuration file. Now you can manage configurations via web interface from Unified Communications Manager. In the new interface, you can assign settings to a group of users or device types.
- Cisco Headset Management: the Jabber app will now automatically add the updated firmware to your Cisco headsets for easy keeping up-to-date.
- Media Routing Optimization: Jabber 12.5 now supports SIP ICE. ICE provides media routing optimization.
- Updated user experience: Jabber continues to have a modern design and user experience. In Jabber 12.5 we are releasing an updated design and better alignment with the rest of the Cisco Collaboration portfolio.
For existing Jabber users, update your software to 12.5 or visit the app store for your mobile device.