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This section shows which features were added in each new version.

 

Version 6.0

Version 6.0 was a major new version which substantially improved the performance and scalability of mSuite.
Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Substantial performance and scalability improvements
Especially for ExchangeActivesync devices.

 

2.Support for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices

 

3.Support for Blackberry devices running Notify Technology Corp’s NotifySync™ EAS client
The NotifySync™ EAS client for Blackberry devices allows them to connect directly to mSuite thereby avoiding the need for a Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES).

 

4.Support for Nitrodesk’s Touchdown™ EAS client on Android devices
Touchdown includes extensive device management capabilities and so it popular with corporate IT departments.

 

5.Faster calendar replication
This is especially beneficial when complex calendars are being sync’d to EAS devices

 

6.The ability to fully integrate with Notify Technology Corp’s NotifyMDM™ mobile device management solution
Integrated console
Single user community to manage
Single point of access

 

7.Support for synchronization of iOS5 Reminders with Lotus Notes To-Dos (Tasks)

 

8. Support for multiple mSuite accounts authenticating with the same LDAP account.
A new field (LDAP Alias) on the user's mSuite account profile allows two or more mSuite accounts to authenticate using the same LDAP account name.  This is important where the same user has more than one mobile device but only one LDAP/AD account.  When the LDAP Alias is populated, it is used for authentication in preference to the main mSuite account name.

 

 

Version 5.18

Version 5.18 was the 14th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Improved performance
Faster replication of large address books especially when using EAS devices.  Both the initial replication and all subsequent replications are now significantly faster.  This is especially noticeable when using large address books (>1,000 contacts) that are hosted on remote servers.
 
2.mSuite now includes its own Notes Rich Text to MIME conversion routines which are significantly faster and give better results.
As a result, the 'loading' time for Notes Rich Text message bodies (the time taken to retrieve them from the server) is much reduced.

 

3.One user, one device
mSuite can now be configured to limit each mSuite user account to a single device.  When this feature is active, if a user tries to connect with a different device than the one they previously used, they will fail authentication and so will not be allowed to access the system (from that device).  This serves two purposes:
 
Using more than one EAS device with the same mSuite account is strongly discouraged
It results in data regularly being removed from the device and reloaded from the server every time a different device tries to sync.  For more information about this, click here.
 
It helps to prevent unapproved devices connecting to the system.  Without this capability, a user could swap from an approved device to an unapproved device without the knowledge/approval of the administrator.

 

4.Extended security and device policy support for iOS devices
 
It is now possible to deny access to iOS devices unless they have been ‘provisioned’ with a Device Settings policy (or Profile).  It is also now possible to prevent the user deleting the policy (Profile) from the device.  This ensures that all iOS devices using the system comply with corporate policy with respect to Device and Security Policy settings.
 
The Device Settings policy for iOS devices has been extended to include Auto-Lock and Grace Period settings.

 

Note: A 'provisioned' iPhone is one that has been configured via the get.commontime.com provisioning portal (where mSuite is connected via the CSC) or via a local proxy provisioning. iOS devices will need to be re-provisioned after updating the server to 5.18 before enabling this feature.

 

5.Support for more Android devices
Devices now supported include Samsung Galaxy S2, Verizon Motorola Droid Pro and Sprint Motorola XPRT.

 

 

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       Version 5.17

Version 5.17 was the 13th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.New web based mSuite Management Console
Its use is optional and its functionality is restricted to the Monitoring and Alerts tab.  'Monitoring' is presented as a dashboard containing a set of configurable panels that dynamically display information about system status & health, user activity and device security compliance.

 

2.Support for additional iOS device restrictions
iOS4 added the ability to centrally manage (via policies) more aspects of iOS device behavior.  The mSuite Device Settings Policy now supports these additional settings.

 

3.Support for the stronger RSA keys available in Domino 8.x
From Domino 8.0, Notes ID files can utilize stronger keys.  mSuite could decrypt message bodies that were encrypted using these strong keys but it could not decrypt any attachments.  It can now decrypt attachments as well.

 

 

 

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Version 5.16

Version 5.16 was the 12th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Support for Windows Phone via Exchange ActiveSync.
mSuite now supports Microsoft Windows Phone devices for email/PIM synchronization using the built-in Exchange ActiveSync client on the device.

 

2.Richer Lotus Notes email content for all Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) enabled devices.
In earlier versions, Notes Rich Text messages were converted to plain text.  They can now be converted to MIME thereby providing an email experience on the mobile device that is similar to the Notes and iNotes clients.

 

3.Improved scalability.
Several of the server components have been re-engineered to reduce their usage of system resources and so increase the numbers of devices that can be supported on a single server.

 

 

 

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Version 5.15

Version 5.15 was the 11th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Over the air provisioning of iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) devices.  Sets up/controls account settings and device restrictions.
2.Support for Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5 devices connecting as Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) devices.
3.Support for Android 2.2 (Froyo).
4.Support for additional Android devices including Droid X, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible.
5.Support for Nokia 'Mail for Exchange' version 3.
6.Discontinuation of CommonTime's own client for Symbian Series 60 3rd edition devices.

 

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Version 5.14

Version 5.14 was the 10th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Support for HTC Legend (Android 2.1) devices.
2.The Chair of a meeting can now view invitee status on EAS devices with calendar applications that provide this feature.
3.Support for Notes 8.x "Response Thread History" for email messages sent from mobile devices.
4.Enhanced security for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) devices:
The Security Policy has a new setting "Device Encryption Required".  Activating this setting will block devices that are not encrypted provided the devices in question support this feature.
Ability to control which EAS devices types are allowed to replicate (iPhone/iPod, Nokia, Palm webOS, Android).

 

 

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Version 5.13

Version 5.13 was the 9th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Synchronization of contact photos for Window Mobile and Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) devices.
2.Support for meeting invitations on Motorola Droid devices (this was already available on other Android devices).

 

 

Version 5.12

Version 5.12 was the 8th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Support for Motorola Droid.
2.Support for Google Nexus One.

 

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Version 5.11

Version 5.11 was the 7th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Support for Acer Liquid A1 (requires RoadSync client software).
2.Support for HTC Droid Eris.
3.Support for Motorola Cliq/DEXT.
4.Support for Palm Pixi.

 

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Version 5.10

Version 5.10 was the 6th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) devices can now connect via the CommonTime Switching Center (CSC).
2.Support for the "Mail for Exchange" email client on Nokia Symbian Series 60 3rd & 5th Edition devices.
3.Support for Windows Mobile 6.5 devices.

 

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Version 5.09

Version 5.09 was the 5th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Support for Apple iPod Touch devices.
2.Support for suitable Android devices.
3.New features for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) devices:
Support for receiving encrypted Notes mail (all EAS devices)
Support for HTML mail messages (all EAS devices)
Remote search/retrieval of email messages from the server (iPhone/iPod Touch only)
Remote Wipe and Password Policy (iPhone/iPod Touch & Palm Pre only)

 

4.Exchange Adapter can now be configured to only accept secure (SSL) connections from EAS devices.
5.Improved support for LDAP including:
Automatic user account creation
Ability to form user's account name from their sAMAccountName

 

Note: The HTTP based provisioning portal implementation was removed from the product in version 5.08.  All OTA provisioning must now use the "Bootloader" method.

 

 

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Version 5.08

Version 5.08 was the 4th maintenance release for mSuite5.

Please read the associated Software Release Notice for information on bug fixes, this is available from mSuite download area.

 

The major changes were:

 

1.Support for the Apple iPhone.
2.Support for the Palm Pre.
3.Exchange ActiveSync clients (iPhone and Palm Pre) working through an enterprise Proxy (Local or DMZ).
4.Support for Symbian Series 60 3rd edition 'Feature Pack 2' devices.
5.mSuite can be installed and configured as a device management and mobile application solution in non Notes/Domino environments.
6.mSuite supports CommonTime's mobile application solution mCapture and mDesign using the CommonTime Data Replicator (CDR).
7.Remote directory lookup performance improvements.

 

Note: The HTTP based provisioning portal implementation has been removed from the product in version 5.08.  All OTA provisioning must now use the "Bootloader" method.

 

 

 

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Version 5.07

Version 5.07 was the 3rd maintenance release for mSuite5.  It added the following features:

 

1.Enhanced load balancing and fail-over using Proxy Client Redirection.
2.Beta release of iPhone Support.

Note: The earlier provisioning portal implementation has been deprecated and will be removed from the product in 5.08.

 

 

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Version 5.06

Version 5.06 was the 2nd maintenance release for mSuite5.  It added a number of significant features:

 

1.New OTA provisioning process.
A new over the air provisioning process that is faster, easier and more reliable.
 
2.HTTP tunneling (WM 6.1 and higher only).
This provides a method of ensuring that mobile device users are subject to corporate web policies by making them use the same web proxies that enforce the policy for in office users.
 
3.Application tunneling (WM 6.1 and higher only).
This allows any collaborating application that uses TCP communication on a specific port to use the mSuite 256 bit AES encrypted Tunnel to provide over the air security (OTA).
 
4.Symbian Security policy
mSuite now provides security for Symbian Series 60 3rd edition devices.  This includes Password Policy, Mail Encryption and Remote Wipe.
 
5.Enhanced WM Security policy.
By taking advantage of the features of WM6.1, mSuite now provides enhanced 'on device' data encryption.
 
6.CommonTime Data Replicator (CDR).

 

 

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