On Thu Sep 24, 2015 between 10pm and 3:00pm EST, Cisco will be upgrading your WebEx services to the new release, WBS30.1. The following sites and services will be affected:
All Cisco WebEx meeting hosts and attendees joining meetings will receive the new version of the meeting application upon entering a meeting for the first time. The WebEx Productivity Tools application will also automatically update based on your site preferences.
Plans for service redirection are subject to change as it relates to service availability; this may require services to be redirected earlier or later than previously communicated. Cisco will communicate any time changes to this planned maintenance immediately.
→Enhancements Introduced in WBS30.1←
WBS30.1 enhances the conferencing user experience and simplifies the administrative experience Several bugs have been fixed to improve overall usability and stability of the WebEx services.
CISCO WEBEX MEETING CENTER (WINDOWS & MAC)
In-Meeting Experience Enhancements
The in-meeting experience continues to improve in this release. Some of the key enhancements include:
Site Administration User Interface Redesign
The user interface for WebEx Site Administration has been redesigned, and provides a modern, clean, and consistent experience with the website, and its menu system has been consolidated and reorganized. The user interface redesign will be implemented in batches, with this release covering administration pages that are used more often, leaving some additional pages to be implemented in the future.
Personal Room Enhancements
More administration settings for Personal Rooms
Automatically lock a Personal Room
Email notification when host is away
Personal Room Page optimization
Desktop Join Improvements and Cross Platform Support
The Windows meeting join time continues to improve in this release. Windows Server 2008 R2 is added to operating system support. Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Mac OS 10.6 are no longer supported and users will not able to start WebEx application on these platforms.
Productivity Tools Update
This version has a more seamless installation of Windows Productivity Tools. Restarting your computer after Productivity Tools installation is no longer necessary after upgrading to the first version of WBS30.
Additional recording security
Authenticated Personal Room access
Automatic password generation for meetings
Enforce meeting password when joining by phone or video conferencing systems
Require users to have an account when joining by phone
WebEx Cloud Connected Audio
Customizable audio prompts
Customized calling restrictions
Support for host, attendee, and recording disclaimers is now available. These disclaimers, if enabled, are presented to the host when starting a meeting, to attendees when joining a meeting, or to viewers of recordings.
Each disclaimer can be enabled separately, whether for hosts, attendees or people viewing recordings, and can be controlled independently for Meeting Center, Training Center, Event Center or Support Center. When enabled, disclaimers must be positively acknowledged prior joining the meeting or viewing the recording.
Help and Training Links Update
Help Central at help.webex.com is the new place for customers to find training, documentation, and support assistance. Links to help from within the WebEx product now point to Help Central for English users. For sites set to languages other than English, help links now point to relevant pages on Cisco.com. WebEx University is being retired, and will soon include a splash page that redirects visitors to Help Central. Howdoi.webex.com will also redirect visitors directly to Help Central. Additional community features, including discussion forums and idea sharing will be rolled out in the coming months.
Danish and Turkish language support has been added on Windows for Meeting Center, Event Center, Training Center, and Support Center. Danish and Turkish languages are supported on the Mac only for Meeting Center.)
ALL CISCO WEBEX CENTERS
Operating System Support Changes:
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Mac OS 10.6 are no longer supported and users will not able to start the WebEx application on these platforms.
WebEx now provides limited support for Microsoft Windows 10, starting with version WBS30.1.
The following are known issues and limitations for Windows 10:
To avoid these limitations, we recommend that you use screen sharing rather than file sharing or application sharing with Windows 10.
For additional information and updates about Windows 10 support, refer to the release notes after the WBS30.1 release is available.