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    Overview

    Jive for Office brings social business capabilities of Jive directly into Microsoft Office applications. The Jive for Office add-on, allows you to continue using the Microsoft Office applications to create documents and have them 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 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.

    • 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

     

    What's new in 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

    Are you are working on revisions of an RFP and want to denote the copy as the Final one for all to use? Are you looking for someone to take an Action on a document?

    Now you can do all this directly from MS Office on the document itself including the comments. You can take actions on a document directly from Office, marking it as Final, Official, Outdated, and more, mark actions and outcomes on specific comments, and pulling in other users as needed to get work done.

     

    Release Notes

    You can find here the list of fixes related to the different Jive for Office releases.

     

    Latest release

    VersionRelease DateRelease Notes
    J4O 30.7.63 - 30.7.64October 2018
    • JVSINTG-389 - Some PowerPoint files fail to merge
    • JVSINTG-1871 - An error message is shown while publishing a file after changing the file-format to ".doc"
    • JVSINTG-1873 - The add-on installer attempts to terminate all MS Office applications even after a user clicks "Cancel" during the installation process
    • JVSINTG-1874 - Users cannot see each other's name in the online collaborators' section for a document on AWS
    • JVSINTG-2014 - The help link to the diagnostics tool/documentation is visible on the ribbon even after disabling it during installation
    • JVSINTG-2229 - Issue in file upload
    • JVSINTG-2390 - Only a non-member is allowed to be added as an author of a document while publishing the doc to the members-only group
    • JVSINTG-3283 - An error message saying, "Your collaborator did not use Jive for Office" is shown while merging changes in Excel and PowerPoint
    • JVSINTG-3481 - Reply to a comment in streams section appears only after refreshing the screen
    • JVSINTG-4246 - Excel file size increases exponentially while being uploaded in Jive for Office 30.7.54 or 30.7.60
    • JVSINTG-4825 - Cannot publish any document using the "Specific people" option

     

    Historical Releases

    VersionRelease DateRelease Notes
    J4O 30.7.61 - 30.7.62September 2018
    • JVSINTG-4196 - Missing Vertical Scroll Bar
    • JVSINTG-1871 - An error is thrown when publishing a file after changing 'Save files in this format:' option to '.doc'
    • JVSINTG-389 - Some PowerPoint presentations fail to merge in the latest version
    • JVSINTG-1873 - The Jive Package for Office/Outlook attempts to terminate Office applications when the installer is canceled
    J4O 30.7.60July 2018
    • JVSINTG-2034 - Full access admin can't share another user's hidden document
    • JVSINTG-1882 - Issue converting an email to a discussion
    J4O 30.7.49 - J4O 30.7.59-
    • J4O-291 - Long filenames are trimmed when uploaded using Jive for Outlook
    • J4O-289 - "Unsupported feature[Sheet Outline]" error in the "conflicts" tab when merging an Excel file - grouping rows/columns
    • J4O-288 - Jive for Office do not work in MS Word
    • J4O-286 - Clicking on a comment's timeline in the J4O does not display the comment in the webapp
    • J4O-279 - The name field for space shows a HEX value
    • J4O-277 - The "on behalf" field is displayed as blank when converting to a discussion from the draft folder
    • J4O-274 - Documents opened in Jive for Office do not show the "Reserved" outcome
    • J4O-257 - Commenting on Jview or Streams throws an error
    • J4O-253 - New feature to add categories/tags to new/converted discussions in Jive for Outlook
    • J4O-252 - Structured Outcomes > Participants missing on action item note
    • J4O-242 - "Application.Windows" crashes on access violation when using MS Word v2013 or older
    • J4O-235 - No empty field to insert tags in a new discussion using Outlook 2013
    • J4O-234 - Outlook tab on the Social bar is not being populated
    • J4O-232 - Enhancement to use TLS1.2 in case FedrampEnabled=TRUE or EnforceTLS12=TRUE
    • J4O-224 - Hebrew comment in J4O is written from left to right and posted to Jive in the same way
    • J4O-221 - Issue publishing Excel when the styles are applied to many cells
    • J4O-220 - Excel crashes when merging a large formatted document
    • J4O-217 - Jive for Office is increasing the file size exponentially
    • J4O-216 - Hungarian Keyboard Support incorrectly deleting text in the text box for direct messages when inserting special characters
    • J4O-206 - Enhancement to support "Boldon James Office Classifier" Addon in MS Excel
    • J4O-202 - On Windows 10, when using Office/Outlook 2016, the "Close" button inside the "About dialog" is incorrectly aligned to the right
    • J4O-100 - Uploading a large file using "Attach from Jive" throws a timeout error
    • J4O-12 - The updates are not found when you merge and review the new document version
    J4O 30.7.48Aug 17, 2017Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.48
    J4O 30.7.43Jul 10, 2017Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.43
    J4O 30.7.24May 8, 2017Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.24 (minor release)
    J4O 30.7.11Mar 10, 2017Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.11 (minor release)
    J4O 30.7.10Feb 17, 2017Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.10 (minor release)
    J4O 30.7.7Jan 24, 2017Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.7 (minor release)
    J4O 30.7.0Dec 2, 2016Jive for Office/Outlook 30.7.0 (minor release)
    J4O 30.6.0Nov 17, 2016Jive for Office/Outlook 30.6.0 minor release
    J4O 30.5.15Sep 28, 2016Jive for Office/Outlook 30.5.15 minor release
    J4O 30.5.0May 6, 2016Jive for Office/Outlook 30.5.0 - Office 2016 & Windows 10 support
    J4O 30.4.1Feb 26, 2016Jive for Office Maintenance release 30.4.1
    J4O 30.4.0Jan 26, 2016Jive for Office/Outlook Maintenance release 30.4.0
    J4O 30.3.5Sep 21. 2015
    • 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
    J4O 30.2Jul 1, 2014
    • Merge issues in PowerPoint
    • Updated the code signing certificate
    • Improved caching mechanism
    • Issues with Tags
    • Added ability for replacing UI strings
    J4O 30.1May 5, 2014
    • Macro security check issues
    • Improved error handling for the user when fails to save the document before publishing
    • Applied string changes for localization
    • Issues with publishing and “Save as” before publishing
    J4O 30.0Dec 24, 2013Added support for Thai language and internationalization improvements.
    J4O 2.5Sep 3, 2013
    • 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.
    J4O 2.1-
    • 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

     

    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.

    Demo

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

     

    Documentation

     

    Version Compatibility Information

    J4O VersionJive VersionMicrosoft Applications
    Jive for Office v30.5.0+Jive 7.0+, Jive 8, Jive 9 and Jive Cloud
    • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016
    • Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox, Chrome
    Jive for Office v30.4.1Jive 7.0+, Jive 8 and Jive CloudOffice 2007/2010/2013
    Jive for Office v30.4.0Jive 7.0+, Jive 8 and Jive CloudOffice 2007/2010/2013
    Jive for Office v30.3.5Jive 7.0+, Jive 8 and Jive CloudOffice 2007/2010/2013
    Jive for Office v3.2

    Jive 7.0, Jive 8.0 and Jive Cloud

    Office 2007/2010/2013
    Jive for Office v3.1

    Jive 7.0 and Jive Cloud

    It is possible to use v3.1 to connect to a Jive 6 environment without getting the new features (Producteev, Streams, etc.) for bug fixes only.
    Office 2007/2010/2013
    Jive for Office v3.0

    Jive 7.0 and Jive Cloud

    It is possible to use v3.0 to connect to a Jive 6 environment without getting the new features (Producteev, Streams, etc.) for bug fixes only.

    Office 2007/2010/2013
    Jive for Office v2.5Jive 5.0.1+ (with eAPIs v5.0.2.1 and Office in Compatibility mode) and Jive 6.0.1+Office 2003/2007/2010/2013
    Jive for Office v2.1Jive 5.0.1+ and Jive 6.0.1+Office 2003/2007/2010
    Jive for Office v2.0Jive 4.5.6+, 5.0.1+ and Jive 6.0.0+Office 2003/2007/2010

     

    Extended APIs

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

     

    Extended APIs VersionJ4O Client Plugin VersionJ4O Client Build NumberJ4O Client Build Number

    7.0.3.2+

    30.7.48

    30.7.48

    16/08/17

    7.0.3.2+

    30.7.43

    30.7.43

    10/07/17

    7.0.3.2+

    30.7.24

    30.7.24

    04/27/17

    7.0.3.2+

    30.7.11

    30.7.11

    03/06/17

    7.0.3.2+

    30.7.10

    30.7.10

    02/16/17

    7.0.3.2+

    30.7.7

    30.7.7

    01/09/17

    7.0.3.2+

    30.7.0

    30.7.0

    12/01/16

    7.0.3.2+

    30.6.1

    30.6.1

    10/27/2016

    7.0.3.2+

    30.5.15

    30.5.15

    09/27/2016

    7.0.3.2+

    30.5.0

    30.5.0

    05/05/2016

    7.0.3.2+

    30.4.1

    30.4.0

    26/02/2016

    7.0.3.2+

    30.4.0

    30.4.0

    26/01/2016

    7.0.3.2+

    30.3.5

    30.3.5

    09/21/2015

    7.0.3.2+

    3.2

    30.2.760.16194

    30.1.742.15733

    01/07/2014

    05/05/2014

    7.0.3.2+

    3.0

    30.0.637.15626

     

     

    30.0.630.15599

    12/24/2013

    12/16/2013

    6.0.2.5.1

    2.5

    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 , 6.0.2.02.020.0.248.1095611/15/2012

     

    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.30.7.54.zip