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During this coming weekend, we will be rolling out an enhancement to how cloud search handles recently created or edited documents. Today's behavior merges search results from recently edited documents and from the main search index into one set of results (with the recent edits on top). This means that if you create a doc, then search for it, you find it - but it also means that recent edits get a short term boost in how they are displayed by the search system. We have received feedback from many customers that this behavior is problematic and we are working on a long term fix for it. However, we have also decided that a good short term fix will be to only include the the recent edits of the current logged in user in the "recent index" that gets boosted.

 

The primary impact it will have on users is that recently edited documents will no longer get an extra boost (except for documents that user recently edited himself). The potential downside is that for recently created documents - users will have to wait for the documents to be included in the main index (usually ~15 minutes lag time) before they can be found (via search) by users who are not the author.

 

*Note: This change is happening this weekend for our US (PHX) data center. Due to scheduling, the EMEA data center update (AMS) will be in the next few weeks.

I am pleased to announce some important improvements to the cloud search service which are releasing to coincide with our Fall Cloud release but are applicable for all cloud search customers.

 

The search team has a set of improvements in the hopper and they are being deployed in phases. This first phase is releasing this weekend and includes:

 

Structured outcomes

 

When a content object is associated with an outcome, we will update the rank of the object accordingly. Objects marked as "outdated" will be ranked lower, and objects marked with other outcomes will be ranked higher -- among which objects marked as "official" and "final" will get the strongest boost. Leveraging these outcomes will make it much easier for users to find content that the company cares about most, and it is one of the most requested features by customers around search. Of course, this improvement only applies to our cloud customers or to those who upgrade to Jive 7 to get the structured outcome functionality.

 

Recency boosting

 

As content ages (as determined by last modification date), we will reduce its relevance score. Since it is a very new feature, the decay function is relatively moderate. This is another most requested features by customers around search.

 

Tokenizing tags by underscores

 

When a tag contains multiple terms, the terms are usually concatenated by underscores. However, we didn't tokenize tags by underscore (e.g., searching for term "search" wouldn't match tag "cloud_search"), and so tags were not very useful in search relevance. This should make tagging much more effective and help with search relevance!

 

Diacritics

 

Accents are removed during search, e.g., searching for "protege" will get protégé search test . For now, we only applied it on English content. We will be investigating other languages.

 

Thai Analyzer

 

Thai becomes an official supported language. We have full support on Thai now!

 

Setting ranking factors per content type

 

Different content types have different characteristics. Blogs can't be marked as "final". Status updates decay fast. Polls are very short. Using a universal algorithm + configuration for all content types is apparently less ideal. Starting from this update, we will treat each individual content type somewhat differently. The difference is minor now, but we expect to have more and more special treatment per content type as it makes sense.

 

That's the list for phase 1 - look for updates on phase 2 in the coming months!

As part of keeping our customers informed of changes being done to the cloud search service, we will be publishing regular release notes.

 

To see them follow the Jive Platform space or watch this blog.

 

Here are the notes from Jan/Feb Cloud Search Release Notes - Jan/Feb 2013

I'm pleased to announce the availability of 6.0.0.1. Jive 6.0.0.1 is a maintenance release that fixes critical issues.


You can download 6.0.0.1 from your purchases page.


Issues Fixed

JIVE-21660, JIVE-21664 - Trouble publishing document from Office in certain cases

JIVE-21565 - Liking content in a secret group has moderation issues

JIVE-21880 - Phrase "Content" on the top menu not translated - Spanish Translation Missing on Home Page

JIVE-22369 - Content types content modification date not being updated for Moves resulting in data issues for Analytics

JIVE-22801 - Upgrade performance fixes

I'm pleased to announce the availability of 5.0.5. Jive 5.0.5 is a maintenance release that contains a significant number of bug fixes. To find out more about the specifics of the bug fixes, look here: Fixed Issues in Jive 5.0.5


Here are the other details:

I'm pleased to announce the availability of 5.0.4. Jive 5.0.4 is a maintenance release that contains a significant number of bug fixes. To find out more about the specifics of the bug fixes, look here: Fixed Issues in Jive 5.0.4


Here are the other details:

I'm pleased to announce the availability of 4.5.8. Jive 4.5.8 is a maintenance release that contains a significant number of bug fixes. To find out more about the specifics of the bug fixes, look here: Fixed Issues in Jive 4.5.8

 

Here are the other details:

 

This will be the last planned maintenance release for the 4.5.x codebase. If/when high risk security vulnerabilities are discovered or extremely severe bugs are found, we will release emergency hotfixes as needed.

I am pleased to announce the release of 5.0.2.2. This is a maintenance release that fixes urgent issues.

 

Downloads are available via your purchases page.

 

Issues Addressed

  • provides a number of performance improvements targeted to Internet Explorer 7 users

I am pleased to announce the release of 4.5.7.2. This is a maintenance release that fixes urgent issues.

 

Downloads are available via your purchases page.

 

Issues Addressed

JIVE-11507 - Incorporate a security fix provided by Apache Tomcat for the hashtable collision DoS vulnerability

I am pleased to announce the release of 5.0.2.1. This is a maintenance release that fixes urgent issues.

 

Downloads are available via your purchases page.

 

Issues Addressed

JIVE-11507 - Incorporate a security fix provided by Apache Tomcat for the hashtable collision DoS vulnerability

I'm pleased to announce the availability of 5.0.2. Jive 5.0.2 is a maintenance release that contains a significant number of bug fixes. To find out more about the specifics of the bug fixes, look here: Fixed in 5.0.2.

 

Here are the other details:

 

Happy holidays!

I am pleased to announce the release of 4.5.7.1. This is a maintenance release that fixes urgent issues.

 

Downloads are available via your purchases page.

 

Issues Addressed

JIVE-10669, JIVE-10670 - Security issues in the admin console

JIVE-10377 - When a nightly LDAP sync job is enabled and there are many users, an out of memory error can occur

JIVE-10110 - Email notifications are sent from a specific user rather than the system users, causing unnecessary out of office auto-reply spam.

JIVE-10265 - Images not being stored on publish

JIVE-755 - Images aren't properly associated with the content they are embedded in

JIVE-10017 - Clicking on category name in Categories Widget should take you to the All Content tab

I am pleased to announce the release of 5.0.1.1. This is a maintenance release that fixes urgent issues.

 

Downloads are available via your purchases page.

 

Issues Addressed

JIVE-8532 - Binary Storage Migration Does Not Migrate Binary Content To Filestorage (APPLIED)

JIVE-8015 - DB error deleting Jive user

JIVE-9522 - Bug in the BrowseManager results in objects not being bulk loaded

JIVE-9720 - Default number of "Matters Most" worker threads is overloading the recommender and duplicating work in EAE

JIVE-9721 - "Matters Most" worker thread sleep time is not configurable (related to JIVE-9531)

JIVE-9189 - Increase WM polling time to 5 minutes

RECO-35 / JIVE-9783 - EAE-Recommender communication does not work with an http proxy

JIVE-10007 - Scaling images to thumbnails or icons can lead to an infinite loop

JIVE-9922 - Oracle casts empty string as null in EAE database tables resulting in Followed Activity notifications to fail

JIVE-9986 - Jive Connects permission model not enforced in 5.0.0 & 5.0.1!

JIVE-10046 - Change in SalesForce.Com behavior breaks Jive Connects

OFFISYNC-523 - Coauthoring not working in 5.0.1

 

SSO Issues

  • JIVE-7686 Unable to single sign off with SAML
  • JIVE-9188 SSO logins cannot be linked to exiting federated user accounts (e.g., LDAP populated accounts)
  • JIVE-9123 Exception why trying to deserialize ExternalCacheKey
  • JIVE-9293 ADFS is unable to consume /saml/metadata content
  • JIVE-7809 SAML SP Metadata ACS URL should be customizable
  • JIVE-9603 Profile fields are not mapped
  • JIVE-9073 SAML metadata refresh logs stacktrace even when disabled
  • JIVE-7688 SAML SSO tab throws an error if metadata doesn't have an idpsso descriptor
  • JIVE-9143 SAML admin page validation expects EntityDescriptor element as a child of the root element
  • JIVE-9081 NPE when trying to edit SAML metadata
  • JIVE-9272 Metadata ACS urls generated incorrectly, so cannot authenticate against instance
  • JIVE-9136 POST Binding fails with Velocity template not found
  • JIVE-9081 NPE when trying to edit SAML metadata
  • JIVE-8683 With SAML authentication, jive.user.lastname.firstname.enabled value is not respected
  • JIVE-8586 SAML metadata update requires restart

I'm pleased to announce the availability of maintenance release 4.5.7. This release includes support for all supported systems.

 

You can find out more about the defects fixed here Fixed Issues in Jive 4.5.7

 

You can access the release and more details here:

 

As usual, the real credit for this release goes to the engineering team. Thanks!

I'm pleased to announce the availability of 5.0.1. Jive 5.0.1 is a maintenance release that contains a significant number of bug fixes. In addition, it provides the following enhancements:

  • Support for the Communication stream in mobile
  • OAuth based device support for mobile
  • Support for Jive for Outlook
  • App activity digests in the stream
  • RSS and Saved Search Apps in the Jive Apps Market
  • Performance fixes for IE7
  • Support for Mobile Safari
  • LinkedIn Enterprise Profile Widget integration with Jive profiles
  • Support for Video over SSL
  • Translations for supported languages - French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Portuguese

The particulars:

 

I want to say a big thanks to the engineering team (and to all the supporting teams). A tremendous effort all around.

 

Happy Jiving!

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