A quick update regarding the issues of Jive Anywhere with Firefox version >= 43.
As you know since Firefox 40, Mozilla has introduce an extension signing process, and in the latest Firefox 44, Mozilla has pulled the plug and prevents unsigned extension to load, with no way to override it.
We have been working on getting the JA extension signed and approved, and that took longer then expected.
While we are not yet approved to be listed on the Mozilla Add-ons page, i'm happy to say we have passed their initial review, and you can now download and install the attached signed Add-on to be used with your latest Firefox.
Thank you for you patience.
JA 3.1 is a maintenance release with small improvements.
You can download JA from the Tools page in Jive.
Jive Anywhere 3.0 is now available for download. It includes the following changes and new features with a big emphasis on Cartridges SDK:
You can read more details about the whole new Cartridges SDK 3.0 for Jive Anywhere
Chrome, Firefox and Safari users of Jive Anywhere should get the update automatically (if allowed by IT).
New users of all browsers, and existing users of IE can download it here:
Important notice for IE users, please consider the following changes before updating to the new version of Jive Anywhere:
If the above limitations are an issue, please keep using Jive Anywhere 2.3.2:
In case you haven't updated your OWA, Gmail and Google Drive cartridges for long time ago, please make sure to do so otherwise its functionality might break with Jive Anywhere 3.0
I'm very pleased to announce the availability of Jive Anywhere v2.3, which includes the following new features (some of which you may have tested in the Jive Anywhere Labs version)
To download the new version (it won't auto-update yet) please follow one of these links:
The Chrome extension will be updated in the Web Store shortly.
New documentation for the SDK can be found here:
Cartridge Builder documentation:
In the spirit of iterating early and often, along with the newly announced Jive Anywhere v2.2 general availability release, we are announcing a brand new program: Jive Anywhere Labs. The Jive Anywhere Labs version is meant for developers and power users who want to take advantage of the newest features and enhancements we introduce to Jive Anywhere, prior to their general availability. The latest version of Jive Anywhere Labs is v2.3, and is available only through the Chrome store, which will allow us to auto-update new versions only to users who wish to take advantage of the Labs version.
The beta version includes the following features:
Instructions for using Jive Anywhere Labs:
I am excited to announce the availability of Jive Anywhere version 2.2, which brings with it many improvements and new features.
New features in Jive Anywhere v2.2
Additional changes in Jive Anywhere v2.2
Additions and improvements to Jive Anywhere Cartridges in v2.2
Known issues with Jive Anywhere v2.2
The MSI for making the new version available to all users is attached to this page, as are all the new cartridges. We will wait one week from today to upload the new version for automatic push to all clients, to give Jive admins the time to take advantage of the new cartridges being separated from the client, so as not to disrupt usage. Please note that Changes to Google Chrome Affecting Jive Anywhere, Chrome users will not be able to get the new version via the standard MSI push.
And if all this was not enough, we will shortly be announcing a Jive Anywhere v2.3 beta, which brings with it additional features and capabilities for customers interested in taking advantage of those. Stay tuned for another blog post in the coming days!
We wanted to make users of Jive Anywhere in Chrome aware of some changes that Google recently introduced that are affecting the extension in that browser. You can read the details of the Google announcement in the Google Chrome Blog. What this means for Jive Anywhere is that existing installations that were not downloaded via the Google Web Store - for example, any installation pushed out via MSI - will stop working as Google is blocking it. There are two things that you can do to address this change now and in the future.
Installations on Internet Explorer and Firefox remain unaffected.
We apologize for any issues these changes may cause for anyone. Please let us know if you have any questions.
In Jive Anywhere v2 we released many great new features and capabilities to enhance your productivity and more easily integrate Jive with your other enterprise systems.
This new release of Jive Anywhere v2.1 continues this trend by introducing even more great functionality:
The following changes require EAPIs v3:
Not all features of the new Jive Anywhere are compatible with all version of Jive or all browsers. Please refer to the Jive Anywhere client features compatibility matrix for more details.
Chrome, Firefox and Safari users will be auto-updated.
IE users, or admins who wish to use the mass-deployment feature can use one of the following links:
Jive Anywhere users, I wanted to alert you to some changes coming in the next version of Jive Anywhere in our Fall release later this year. As we continue to grow the integration, adding depth and breadth of features and ensuring we maintain the highest levels of performance, it has become necessary to no longer support the Extended APIs v1.3, and support only v2.1 or above.
The extended APIs v1.3 is an outdated version that has been much improved upon, and the vast majority of customers are already on v2.1 or above. But I wanted to make sure that anyone using Jive Anywhere is aware of this upcoming change and has time to upgrade to a supported version before the release of Jive Anywhere. This is particularly important because Jive Anywhere automatically updates as soon as the new version has been released - unless this has been disabled - and we want to make sure there is no disruption to your usage of JA.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Since the recent Jive Anywhere v1.2 release and the many improvements it brought, we've been working hard to make Jive Anywhere an even more integral part of your productivity and workflow solutions.
This release includes:
More than just giving it a fresh new style, the design and user experience changes that we're making in Jive Anywhere have been focused on making it intuitive to use, associating it more closely with your network, and integrating it into your daily web experience.
Minor changes can add up to a big impact, and we've started by changing the initial point of engagement with Jive Anywhere to focus on the purpose: discussions.
The first thing you'll notice is that we changed the tab in your browser from the Jive logo to discuss, making it more in keeping with the discussion paradigm within your network. We're also now showing your network's favicon on the tab, making it easier for people to associate this tab with your network's brand. An improved walkthrough experience will also help new users understand the functionality and how to use Jive Anywhere.
When you start using the new version, you'll notice that every part of the experience has been streamlined to make it clear what you can and should be doing with Jive Anywhere. When no has started the conversation yet for a given page, we've reshaped the entire dashboard to lead the user right into starting a new discussion if they wish.
More than just beautiful design, we're helping you understand your audience and impact. We're adding the network name (in this case the Jive Community) that you'll be posting to right at the top. Click the button to start a new discussion, and a completely redone and optimized experience awaits!
Every aspect of this discussion is now easier to manage too. Change the title with a click, preview and remove snapshots at will, and have the conversation with the right place, person, or people.
Look closely at the screenshots above and you'll notice 2 Jive Anywhere tabs with 2 favicons. This is not just a trick! Rather, it's one of the many new features we've introduced in this release.
Now you can connect Jive Anywhere to any network that supports it, and you don't have to stop at just one. If you have one or more internal networks as well as a public community (and of course you should!), or you regularly visit the Jive Community or Jive Preview sites, or you work with other businesses using Jive, this is a great new option for working effectively across sites.
For each Jive community that you connect to, you will see (where supported based on version and setting) the favicon in the browser tab, and the network name when you hover your mouse over the favicon. You will also see, as in the screenshots above, the name prominently displayed when starting a new discussion or viewing existing discussions. Click the icon at the top left to be taken directly to your site.
In previous versions of Jive Anywhere, we had the tab hidden when you were on the site you had it connected to. Based on your feedback, we heard the need to easily spawn new conversations or share specific pieces of long threads with others. Now you can use Jive Anywhere anywhere, by default!
A few ideas to whet your palette: did someone mark a comment as needing action or decision in one place, and you want to have a discussion about it in another? Click Discuss, take a Snapshot of the comment or action item in question, and start a new discussion about it with another audience. Want to further discuss a particular comment, without disrupting the existing conversation? Start a new discussion, include a snapshot! (Of course, if you don't want this, you can always set Jive Anywhere to ignore your own site, and we'll hide the tab.)
The power of Jive Anywhere lies in its ability to extend to any webpage and connect you with the power of your network, anywhere. In most cases this is done with default information from that page that is automatically pushed into a discussion. Of course, we've long had cartridges for LinkedIn, SalesForce, and TechCrunch that augment the default information with other data we specifically identified as relevant and important. You'll know a cartridge is enabled on any given page when you see a custom icon and text at the top of the tab:
The newly released SDK now allows you to develop custom cartridges for any webpage of web accessible system in your enterprise. For example, build a cartridge for your CRM to pull in the specific fields that are most relevant to your sales or marketing organizations. But, it doesn't stop there!
Jive Anywhere can deliver Chrome Extension-like capabilities to modify the page you're viewing, in every browser. For example, take your CMS to the next level by embedding relevant conversations directly alongside a document. Here, see a list of documents in SharePoint with an indicator on the one with an active discussion in Jive:
And, bring the full rich discussion view and capabilities into any page, making unsocial systems into elegant collaborative experiences. Here again in SharePoint:
With the documentation provided for the SDK, any developer can easily create and upload cartridges that are specific to your business needs in as little as a few hours to provide a simple, one-click integration with your most critical enterprise applications.
We are excited to help better connect your people and applications across with these new features and experience, extending the reach of your network, increasing adoption and engagement, and lowering the barrier to sharing the business-critical information that your fuels your enterprise.
Chrome, Firefox and Safari users will be auto-updated. (Chrome update will be available later today on the Web Store)
IE users, or admins who wish to use the mass-deployment feature can use one of the following links:
Cartridges SDK Starter Pack:
v1.2.4 is a maintenance release fixing the following issues:
Chrome/Firefox/Safari users will be auto-updated as long as auto-update is turned on. IE users will get a notification but update requires manual installation with admin privileges
Admins can now deploy Jive Anywhere using one of the following methods:
http://files.jivesoftware.com/JiveAnywhere/downloads/JiveAnywhere.msi (auto-update enabled unless specified else by the browser)
http://files.jivesoftware.com/JiveAnywhere/downloads/JiveAnywhere_NoUpdates.msi (auto-update disabled for all browsers)
Jive Anywhere automatically connects conversation, content, and context within your Jive network with any web site or web application. It is smart enough to recognize exactly where you are, so you can have a conversation about a specific record in a CRM system, a candidate in LinkedIn, or a research report on the Web.
Why Jive Anywhere matters.
To get work done, you interact with many different web sites and applications--you approve invoices, review job candidates, or research on the web. When you run into something you need to discuss (for instance an invoice in an ERP system, or a candidate on LinkedIn) you end up copying and pasting information from web sites into email. The result: a horribly inefficient process that leaves you with myriad disconnected conversations.
Previously the alternative to this approach were complicated point-to-point integrations between your collaboration platform and other enterprise systems and web sites.
Jive Anywhere is a revolutionary approach. It brings collaboration directly into the context of any web site or web application. For instance, as you review a sales opportunity with a CRM system, you can see if anyone in your company has been discussing the company. With a click, you can create a group to discuss the opportunity with colleagues.
Best of all, there's absolutely no code required. It just happens. Automatically.
With Jive Anywhere, an end user can:
With Jive Anywhere, IT can integrate Jive with any web site or web application without a single line of code.
What’s new in Jive Anywhere v1.2
This release brings with it a slew of new and exciting capabilities meant to extend the usability of Jive Anywhere, wherever you go on the web. We also bring the ability to customize your Jive Anywhere experience specifically for your systems and workflows.
Requirements.Jive Anywhere is available to all customers using Jive 5.0.1+, Jive 6.0.1+ and Jive Cloud. There are no license fees associated with this capability.The following plugin must be installed for JiveAnywhere to work correctly: Extended APIs Plugin
Jive Anywhere client to Extended APIs versions compatibility
Jive Anywhere client version
|Extended APIs version|
22.214.171.124 (compatibility mode) , 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52 (compatibility mode) , 184.108.40.206
|1.1.0 - 1.1.5|
220.127.116.11 , 18.104.22.168 , 22.214.171.124
There are no plugins actually attached to this document. After installing the server's Extended APIs, JiveAnywhere will be available to all users from the Jive instance's Tools page.
Jive Anywhere Documentation:
Community User Documentation (Jive Cloud)
Community User Documentation (Jive 6)
Community User Documentation (Jive 5)
Jive Anywhere v1.1.5 is a maintenance release addressing the following issues:
Known issues of the 1.1.5 release:
For more details on what is Jive Anywhere see What is Jive Anywhere?
What's new in Jive Anywhere 1.1:
Important changes from previous versions:
IMPORTANT NOTES: The new version of Jive Anywhere for Chrome requires Chrome v22 or higher.
For Internet Explorer users it is recommended to re-download and re-install JiveAnywhere.msi from the tools page in order to get the latest client framework (v1.1.3) which is not included in the auto-update.
* Feature requires Extended APIs v2.0
The fundamental principle in using a social business solution is to enable people to engage, collaborate, share, find information all with one goal: to make work more productive. It is all about bringing people together to collaborate in an efficient way and move the business forward.
However, most of the items a team needs to engage with are focused on things like files (e.g. spreadsheets, documents and presentations), Web content (like an article, blog, or company web site) and line of business systems (think SAP, Eloqua, salesforce.com). While general purpose discussions are very important, in the majority of the cases what we really need to discuss are steps throughout existing processes. These are the problems we've been tackling at Jive. A year ago we focused on tackling the Office and Outlook applications to enable real social engagement when users need to collaborate on Office files and emails, but now we are going beyond that, way beyond that with a new product called Jive Anywhere!
Jive Anywhere lives in your browser, any browser, on any OS, and lets you do one thing – instantly collaborate on anything you can run in a browser!
So you see a new review on your competitor’s product and you want to share and engage, no need to copy a URL to your email and send to a long list of people, simply click on the Jive Anywhere tab in your browser and invite the right people to engage and collaborate. They can do so from Jive or directly from the actual page in the browser.
A recruiter finds a great candidate on linkedin and wants to start collaborating with a team to bring them on board, all they need to do is click on the Jive Anywehre tab and invite the hiring team to collaborate on bringing that person on board.
Using a CRM system, want to engage a wider team around an opportunity? Simply use Jive Anywhere to start a discussion or create a dedicated Jive group where multiple people can work together to close this deal.
The real beauty of Jive anywhere is that it works, instantly, on all web properties, SAP, Salesforce, Netsuite, LinkedIn, CNN, TechCrunch, Twitter, Siebel, Microsoft Dynamics and so many more sites. No need to customize, no need to build, no need to integrate, no need to even mention the words “Code” or “API”, install it and start using it!
We can’t wait to see you all starting to use this great new addition to the Jive platform (And it’s FREE!).
So how do you think you could use this product? we’d love to hear from you