Many people still rely on Microsoft Outlook as their day to day client and while we are confident that WebApp and DeskApp should be the client of choice with Kopano, we also strive to make users happy that still want to keep working with Outlook. Out of this need we created the Kopano OL Extension (KOE), which is now available in version 1.2 beta. One of the mayor improvements of this version is the completely reworked shared folder feature, which now not only works on high DPI displays, but also allows to selectively open full folder hierarchies from shared stores.
What’s new in this version?
The changes in this version range from small improvements, like the new “Open WebApp” button, to big changes like he reworked shared folder feature.
The reworked shared folder feature now allows to not only open individual folders, but also full folder hierarchies. Since disk space is always precious we implemented this feature in a way, that you can even deselect individual folders. On top of that you can also decide if you want to reply as the user of the shared folder. Please be aware that you need Z-Push 2.3.4 Beta 1 for the new shared folder feature to fully work.
When replying from such a folder the “From” address is then automatically set to the address of the shared store.
Do you have a lot of opened shared folders? You can now quickly jump the settings of any shared folder through its context menu.
Administrators that make use of roaming profiles will surely be glad to hear, that you can now specify a location other than “AppData\Local” for the storage of the GAB.
Interested to learn more about the individual changes? Make sure you have a look at the ticket mentioned in the KOE changelog.
Important notice: If you have previously disabled the SharedFolder feature through the Plugin Debugger, you have to manually enable it again to see this new feature.
The road to final and beyond
Until the final version later this month we are still updating translations, as well as doing some code cleanup for the upcoming release of the KOE source code. Do you want to contribute to the translation of KOE? Please contact us, so that we can create an account for you on our Weblate instance.
Among the currently selected tickets for version 1.3 are for example improvements to the installer to re-enable the possibility to distribute the KOE via GPO, the ability to download signatures defined in WebApp and research on how to synchronise multiple contact folders and suppress appointment reminders from shared folders.
Feedback & Download
What else is still missing for you in KOE? Or do you maybe want a deeper integration of Kopano WebMeetings inside of Outlook? We are looking forward to your feedback, for example through our new Kopano Forum.
The Kopano OL Extension can be downloaded from the Kopano portal. You can find more detailed setup instructions in the Kopano Knowledge Base. To use KOE you need at least Z-Push 2.3, we recommend to use the Z-Push package repositories to easily stay up to date.