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February 3, 2023 Release Notes

BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams

Gateway for Microsoft Teams - Custom Features Updates

Software release version: Version 5.6.0

Release date: January 15, 2023

New feature details are located in the Gateway for Microsoft Teams: Custom Features article.

Please contact the BlueJeans Support team to enable any of these features for your tenants.

 

New features

Updated support for trusted room settings

Endpoints designated as trusted rooms may bypass the lobby when joining a meeting. To use this feature, the meeting organizer should allow everyone, people in my organization, trusted organizations, or guests to bypass the lobby.

 

Large Gallery view advanced support

Users may now initiate the Large Gallery view feature in Gateway-enabled endpoints. Users can switch to BlueJeans-enabled layouts by pressing *9 on the remote (DTMF tones).

 

Content share restriction notifications

A Teams client can only share its screen or a window with a VTC system; sharing content from Excel Live, PowerPoint Live, OneDrive, and the whiteboard is not supported.

If a meeting user attempts to use an unsupported application to share content, Gateway-enabled VTCs will display a notification banner on the screen advising the participant to share the entire screen.

 

Fit-to-Frame support

All Gateway-enabled endpoints now support the fit-to-frame option by default, so meeting users can have a full view of attendees in a meeting room rather than a cropped frame image.

January 13, 2023 Release Notes

BlueJeans Events

Studio Events

Software release version: Version 1.3

Release Date: January 13, 2023

 

New features


Added producer feedback

Studio producers may share feedback at the end of a broadcast.

December 23, 2022 Release Notes

BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams

BlueJeans Rooms - Relay 

Software release version: BlueJeans Relay v2.35.1 

Supported hardware: All SIP/H.323 endpoints

Release date: December 19, 2022


 

New features

BlueJeans listener service supports custom X.509 certificates

The BlueJeans listener service now supports custom X.509 certificates for incoming TLS server connections, which enables clients to securely authenticate and verify the identity of a host.

 

Feature enhancements

BlueJeans Relay support for Windows Management Instrumentation Command (WMIC) deprecation

The BlueJeans Relay listener service Windows installer removed the use of wmic.exe, which has been deprecated in Windows 10, version 21H1, and the 21H1 General Availability Channel release of Windows Server.

To read the WMIC tool deprecation notice, see Microsoft’s article on Deprecated features for Windows client.

 

Updated Relay UI

Bluejeans Relay removed out-of-date labels for the Endpoint Calendar Type dropdown.

Developer Platform

APIs and SDKs

Software release version: Version 1.0

Release date: December 14, 2022

 

Webhooks for BlueJeans Meetings

Introducing Webhooks for BlueJeans Meetings! Webhooks push event metadata to a server in response to events that your app subscribes to and notifies third-party applications about events occurring in the service provider’s platform. 

When one of your subscription events occurs, BlueJeans will send an HTTP POST request payload to your developer-configured webhook endpoints.

 

Additionally:

  • You can configure one or more webhooks in your enterprise application. 
  • Webhooks can be enabled or disabled independently in the admin console. 
  • You can configure up to 10 active webhooks for your enterprise. 

For additional information, refer to the Webhooks Quick Start Guide.

 

For prerequisite and related details, please refer to:

December 9, 2022 Release Notes

BlueJeans Meetings

BlueJeans Mobile

iOS Software release version: Version 53.0

Release date: December 2, 2022

 

New features

Picture-in-Picture in Meetings

When the BlueJeans Meetings app is placed in the background during a meeting, the meeting displays in a floating widget. 

The picture-in-picture feature can be turned off in the app’s General settings.

 

Translated closed captions available in Events

Attendees may view closed captions in their preferred language during an event. 

The Event must have closed captions enabled and translated languages set. Users may also change their default language in the app’s settings.

 

 

Android Software release version: Version 2.5

Release date: December 2, 2022

 

New features

Translated closed captions available in Events

Attendees may view closed captions in their preferred language during an event. 

The Event must have closed captions enabled and translated languages set. Users may also change their default language in the app’s settings.

BlueJeans Events

Studio Events

Software release version: Version 1.2

 

New features

Added adjustable ticker speed support

The Studio producer can customize the ticker banner display speed.


Lower thirds and tickers may now include emojis

Studio Producers can add emojis to their lower third and tickers. 
 

November 25, 2022 Release Notes

BlueJeans Events

BlueJeans Events

Software release version: Version 3.8

 

Closed captioning support added for recorded Events

For an event enabled with closed captions, the captioning service will be available to the attendees during both the live event and the recorded session. Recording viewers can now view and download English automated closed captions.

Studio Events

Software release version: Version 1.1

 

Raise hand feature promotes attendees to the Presenter role

Attendees in a Studio Event can use the raise hand feature to request promotion to the Presenter level. If the Moderator approves the request, they can speak and be seen in the Event. 
 

Added support for custom RTMP streaming

Moderators can now broadcast their  BlueJeans Studio Event to a RTMP-capable streaming destination. This feature supports RTMP URLs that do not require username and password authentication and provides an easy way to broadcast your Event to any customized page.  
 

Added support for streaming to IBM Watson 

BlueJeans Studio Moderators can now livestream their event to the IBM Watson Media streaming platform. 
 

Expo Events

New product offering

BlueJeans by Verizon is excited to introduce BlueJeans Expo, an immersive virtual environment for multi-session and multi-day event collaboration, education, engagement, and inspiration. BlueJeans Expo helps organizations deliver fully customizable virtual experiences by combining live and on-demand video, event management. and content hosting into one powerful yet easy-to-manage platform. Learn more at BlueJeans Expo.

BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams

Screen Sharing Quality Enhancement

Software release version: Version 5.5.0

Release date: November 21, 2022

Customers using BlueJeans Gateway for Teams endpoints will now experience improved screen-sharing support under poor network conditions. This enhancement will help customers maintain their meeting screen share experience while on a sub-optimal network. 

Developer Platform

Web Client SDK

Software release version: Version 1.4.0

Release date: November 2, 2022

 

New Feature

720p video capture support

BlueJeans released support for capturing 720p resolution video from devices running the Web Client SDK. This feature supports specialized needs including telemedicine, sports fan engagements, or remote training. Devices that support 720p video capturing have 720p video reception enabled by default. 

For prerequisite and related details, please refer to:

Android Client SDK

Version: 1.6.0
Release date: October 31, 2022
 

New Features

Custom layouts and individual stream control support

BlueJeans added support for custom video layouts; developers can control the resolution property of video participants via VideoStreamService. Developers can build custom video layouts as needed with the Android Client SDK.

In the custom layouts, you may:

  • control the individual video streams
  • choose the resolution for a participant
  • prioritize by the active speaker
  • build support for pinning video tiles of particular participants in the meeting. 

For additional information, review the feature's technical documentation.


Feature Enhancements

Mute API changes

Developers may modify mute settings before joining a meeting or while in the waiting room.
 

For prerequisite and related details, please refer to: 

November 11, 2022 Release Notes

BlueJeans Meetings

BlueJeans Desktop App

Software release version: Version 2.39

Release date: November 11, 2022
 

Manually refresh the upcoming meeting list

Users can easily manually sync BlueJeans with their calendars, which updates the upcoming meeting list.
 

Customize lighting

Users may adjust the lighting of the camera feed. This feature allows users to enjoy premium video quality even in the most difficult of lighting conditions.

BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams

BlueJeans Rooms - Relay 

Software release version: BlueJeans Relay v2.34 

Supported hardware: SIP/H.323 endpoints

Release date: November 3, 2022
 

New features

Added Support for Microsoft Basic Authentication Deprecation

BlueJeans Relay customers who deprecate basic auth may use the instructions in our Updating Calendar Configuration to Support OAuth article to update their Exchange Online or O365 calendar configuration. The update will ensure one-touch join support for Relay-configured SIP/H.232 endpoints.
 

Added Support for Privacy and Terms of Service Statements

The BlueJeans Relay App supports the display of BlueJeans Privacy and Terms of Service statements.


Added Enhanced Security Support

The BlueJeans Relay App supports the recommended and current JRE versions for Listener Service installations (8, 11, and 17). 

 

Feature enhancements

Enhanced SIP URI dialing support

The Relay Admin UI supports dialing into third-party video meetings with a SIP-based URI string for H.323 room systems and auto-joined meetings. 


BlueJeans Events updates

Relay now supports BlueJeans events without passwords.
 

Additional Logging Support

The BlueJeans Relay App supports additional logging support for Listener Service transport detection and proxy configuration validation.