I upgraded to Sametime Connect 7.5.1 this morning to test it out and to take advantage of the new features. I’m especially looking forward to screen capture annotations – the new tabbed chat interface will also be nice.
The upgrade process itself went smoothly, but unfortunately there was an issue which makes it a no-go for us for the time being. The sametime.ini file was replaced and since we have made customizations to that an out-of-the-box installation is a problem for us. Whether modifying the sametime.ini is supported at all I do not know but it doesn’t change the fact that sametime.ini was replaced… 😦
Another issue is that the UI has been slightly modified. Apart from the general color scheme and that the “Primary Contacts” miniApp has been added per default at least one menu item has been moved. The one I’m looking at is the action for managing plug-ins which used to be at “File -> Manage Updates -> Configure…” but in Sametime 7.5.1 is at “Tools -> Plug-Ins -> Manage Plug-Ins…”.
This isn’t too bad – I actually prefer the new location. The problem is that my next/newest article for THE VIEW just went off to the press and the article contains numerous screen shots – some of the functionality for managing plug-ins. I smell an Sametime 7.5.1 errata coming up… 🙂