Jive for Office

Version 37

    Overview

     

    Jive for Office brings social business capabilities of Jive directly into Microsoft Office applications. With Jive for Office, Office documents can be easily accessed from and saved to Jive—where they can be shared with other users for editing (including simultaneous co-editing) and commenting.

     

    This new release replaces the older version of Jive for Office. Please upgrade to this new version for continued support.

     

    Jive for Office makes it simple to:

    • Drive collaboration and transparency by easily publishing Office content created on users' desktops into Jive.
    • Unlock siloed content by making it easy to find the best files created by others, right from inside Office by browsing, searching, and seeing related files.
    • Improve team productivity by eliminating time-consuming review cycles and multiple rounds of feedback by allowing multiple authors and contributors to make comments and changes on a document simultaneously from either their desktop or their browsers.
    • Eliminate confusion by maintaining a single synchronized version of a document to ensure that everyone is working from the same content—even when multiple authors are making edits to the content in parallel.
    • Speed review processes by attaching a unique URL to all documents when they are saved. This means the document can be accessed simultaneously by multiple users with  appropriate access—eliminating the need to integrate the multiple  generations of comments spawned by email.
    • Speed adoption of social business software by enabling users to engage with the Jive environment with familiar Microsoft Office tools.

     

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    Collaboratively edit documents in Office applications - merge changes, view and respond to comments, view document information

     

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    Pinpoint changes to a document, accept or reject the changes, and publish the newest version seamlessly

     

    New for Jive for Office 3.0

    The new Jive for Office v3 for Jive Cloud: Our continued investment in integration across the Microsoft suite comes to fruition with a set of updates geared toward more seamless interaction and increased productivity across systems and workflows. We completely redesigned Jive for Office in the Summer Release. In our Fall Release, we're adding new functionality that will enable you to track actions and outcomes on your documents.

     

    Structured Outcomes in Office

    Working on revisions of an RFP and want to denote the golden copy as the Final one for all to use? Need someone to take Action on a document? Now you can do this directly from Office, both on the document itself and comments on the document.

     

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    Take actions on a document directly from Office, marking as Final, Official, Outdated, and more.

     

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    Mark actions and outcomes on specific comments, pulling in other users as needed to get work done.

     

    J4O 30.7.10 - 02/16/17

    Minor release - bug fixes

    See here for detailed release notes Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.10 (minor release)

     

    J4O 30.7.5 30.7.7 - 01/09/17

    Minor release - bug fixes

    See here for detailed release notes Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.7 (minor release)

     

    J4O 30.7.0 - 10/27/16

    Fixes an issue with the automatic update mechanism

    See here for detailed release notes Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.0 (minor release)

     

    J4O 30.6.0 30.6.1 - 10/27/16

    Fixes an issue with the automatic version update discovered in 30.5.15

    See here for detailed release notes Jive for Office/Outlook 30.6.0 minor release

     

    J4O 30.5.15 - 09/27/16

    Fixes a compatibility issue with Windows 7 64bit and Office 2016 32bit.

    See here for detailed release notes Jive for Office/Outlook 30.5.15 minor release

     

    J4O 30.5.0 - 5/5/16

    Adds support for Windows 10, Office 2016, and Microsoft Edge.

    See here for detailed release notes Jive for Office/Outlook 30.5.0 - Office 2016 & Windows 10 support

     

    SLA Release 30.4.1 - 1/26/16

    Maintenance release

    See here for detailed release notes - Jive for Office Maintenance release 30.4.1

     

    SLA Release 30.4.0 - 1/26/16

    Maintenance release

    See here for detailed release notes - Jive for Office/Outlook Maintenance release 30.4.0

     

    SLA Release 30.3.5 - 9/21/15

    Bug fixing release, does not require new eAPIs. Note we have a new numbering system, now plugin version number and build number are the same.

    Bugs fixed for Jive for Office in this release:

    • JENSO-6260 - Exceptions are thrown during merge under certain conditions
    • JENSO-6964 - Documents open in Read Only view and cannot be updated to the server without saving locally first.
    • JENSO-7265 - Unable to search, view and set tags in Jive for Office for certain versions
    • JENSO-7275 - If a customer has Office 64 bit installed, but no Outlook, the Jive for Office 3.2 installer fails to install ToolbarLoader64.dll, which makes the Jive For Office plugin unusable.
    • JENSO-7354 - Jive for Office unable to connect under certain network conditions
    • JENSO-7362 - Under certain conditions, Jive for Office toolbar disappears
    • JENSO-7404 - Installer isn't formatted correctly to be easily deployed in SCCM environments

     

    Jive for Office v3.2 (build 30.2.669.16194) - 1/7/2015

    This patch release contains the following fixes:

    • Merge issues in PowerPoint
    • Updated the code signing certificate
    • Improved caching mechanism
    • Issues with Tags
    • Added ability for replacing UI strings

     

     

    Historical Releases

     

    Jive for Office v3.1 (build 30.1.655.15760) - 5/5/2014

    This patch release contains the following fixes:

    • Macro security check issues
    • Improved error handling for the user when fails to save document before publish
    • Applied string changes for localization
    • Issues with publish and “Save as” before publishing

     

    Hotfix for Jive for Office v3.0 (build 30.0.637.15626) - 12/24/2013

    Added support for Thai language and internationalization improvements.

     

    Jive for Office v2.5

    • Support for Office 2013 and Windows 8
    • Redesigned Dashboard - This redesign was geared at making it even easier for you to focus on the most important information - the state of the document (published, pending, etc), the versions, other viewers/editors, description and comments. All the rest of the document information is still just a click away.
    • Streamlined Open flow - Open a document and you'll see how much easier and more intuitive it is. See all Recent Documents automatically, search for documents in specific Places, the Entire Community, Your Content, or Bookmarks, and sort documents by date within a group.
    • Overhauled Publishing process - Now you can select if you want to publish this in a Place, hidden only to you, or visible to specific people or the entire community. And when you make it visible only to specific people, it will automatically make them editors on that document. You can also set the description (including @mentions!) categories and tags directly from the Publish prompt. And when publishing an update, you can choose to publish as a minor update and not send any notifications.


    Hotfix for Jive for Office (build 20.5.593.15184) - 09.03.2013

    • Fixed a bug in the way we post multipart requests to the server that might cause the server to drop the connection

     

    Jive for Office v2.1:

    • External participant/content indicators - now you can easily see when the content you're looking at is externally accessible, or if the person who commented is an external participant
    • Citrix support - we now fully support deployment in a Citrix shared workspace environment
    • A myriad of customer-driven UX and UI improvements

     

    You can check out a quick demo of Jive for Office here.

     

    Jive for Office is a commercial solution – an additional commercial add-on license is required to use the module. In order to take advantage of this solution, please contact your Jive sales representative.

     

    Documentation

     

    Jive Cloud

    Community User Documentation

    Community Manager Documentation

     

    Jive 6 Hosted and On-prem

    End User Documentation

    Admin Documentation

     

    Jive 5 Hosted and On-prem

    All Audiences Documentation

     

     

    Version Information

     

    • Jive for Office v30.5.0+ supports Jive 7.0+, Jive 8, Jive 9 and Jive Cloud, on the Microsoft side:
      • Windows 7,Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
      • Office 2010, Office 2013,Office 2016
      • Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox, Chrome
    • Jive for Office v30.4.1 supports Jive 7.0+, Jive 8 and Jive Cloud, on the Microsoft side Office 2007/2010/2013 are supported
    • Jive for Office v30.4.0 supports Jive 7.0+, Jive 8 and Jive Cloud, on the Microsoft side Office 2007/2010/2013 are supported
    • Jive for Office v30.3.5 supports Jive 7.0+, Jive 8 and Jive Cloud, on the Microsoft side Office 2007/2010/2013 are supported
    • Jive for Office v3.2 supports Jive 7.0+ and Jive Cloud, on the Microsoft side Office 2007/2010/2013 are supported. It is possible to connect v3 to a Jive6 environment for bug fixes only.
    • Jive for Office v3.1 supports Jive 7.0+ and Jive Cloud, on the Microsoft side Office 2007/2010/2013 are supported. It is possible to connect v3 to a Jive6 environment for bug fixes only.
    • Jive for Office v3.0 supports Jive 7.0+ and Jive Cloud, on the Microsoft side Office 2007/2010/2013 are supported. It is possible to connect v3 to a Jive6 environment for bug fixes only.
    • Jive for Office v2.5 supports Jive 5.0.1+ (with eAPIs v5.0.2.1 and Office in Compatibility mode) Jive 6.0.1+, on the Microsoft side Office 2003/2007/2010/2013 are supported
    • Jive for Office v2.1 supports JIve 5.0.1+ and Jive 6.0.1+, on the Microsoft side Office 2003/2007/2010 are supported
    • Jive for Office v2.0 supports Jive 4.5.6+, 5.0.1+ and Jive 6.0.0, on the Microsoft side Office 2003/2007/2010 are supported
    • 64bit support is available on Windows7, not on Vista.

     

    Usage of this plugin relies on installation of Extended APIs. For more information, please refer to the Extended APIs Plugin download

     

    Extended APIs version

    Jive for Office

    Client Plugin version

    Jive for Office

    Client Build Number

    Jive for Office

    Client Release Date

    7.0.3.2+30.7.1030.7.1002/16/17
    7.0.3.2+30.7.730.7.701/09/17
    7.0.3.2+30.7.030.7.012/01/16
    7.0.3.2+30.6.130.6.110/27/2016
    7.0.3.2+30.5.1530.5.1509/27/2016
    7.0.3.2+3.5.03.5.05/5/2016
    7.0.3.2+30.4.130.4.12/25/2016
    7.0.3.2+30.4.030.4.01/26/2016
    7.0.3.2+30.3.530.3.59/21/2015
    7.0.3.2+3.2

    30.2.669.16194

    30.1.655.15760

    01/07/2015

    05/05/2014

    7.0.3.0+

    3.0

    30.0.637.15626

    30.0.630.15599

    12/24/2013

    12/16/2013

    6.0.2.5.12.5

    20.5.593.15184

    20.5.542.14629

    09/03/2013

    07/12/2013

    5.0.2.1 , 6.0.2.1, 6.0.2.2

    2.1

    2.5

    20.1.392.13321

    20.5.542.14629

    03/27/2013

    07/12/2013

    4.5.2.0 , 5.0.2.0 , 6.0.2.0

    2.0

    20.0.248.1095611/15/2012

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Client Binaries

    If you need to manually download the Jive for Office client binaries, they can be found here: http://files.jivesoftware.com/extended-apis/office/V3.0/office.30.7.10.zip