Release status

Autumn 2021 is currently being rolled out between September 2021 and December 2021, during maintenance hours in your region. Organization admins will receive notification emails advising of the updates and maintenance hours for their organization.

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Introduction

These release notes provide you with information about the latest upgrade to StarLeaf.

All upgrades take place outside of normal office hours for all regions. Endpoints automatically restart and reconnect to StarLeaf after the upgrade.

StarLeaf operates a system of rolling upgrades across our data centers, which are distributed globally. New features may be enabled separately.

New features

Improved content sharing quality on Windows

Requires apps 5.2

When you share your screen in a meeting on StarLeaf for Windows, you now share content at a higher frame rate of 12fps, improving the viewing experience for other participants.

The higher quality applies to content sharing in full screen only, and is supported on devices with Windows 8.1 or higher and Intel or Nvidia GPUs.

Sharing an individual window on StarLeaf for Windows, and all content sharing from macOS, remain at a frame rate of 5fps. For more information about video bandwidths and resolutions used by StarLeaf, see here.

Improved in-call toolbar

Requires apps 5.2

In calls and meetings, the top toolbar will now remain visible during the entire call, allowing you to access in-call and in-meeting controls more quickly.

Automatic call re-connect

Requires apps 5.1 and Portal 6.12

If you lose network connectivity and the call disconnects, StarLeaf automatically tries to reconnect you.

Message broadcast groups

Requires apps 5.1 and Portal 6.12

When you create a group chat, you now have the option to allow all members or only admins to send messages and start meetings in that group. Message broadcast groups are a great way to communicate company-wide announcements and important information.

Improved profile editing for iOS

Requires iOS 5.1 and Portal 6.12

From the Account tab in StarLeaf for iOS, you can now update your name and phone numbers.

Mark chat as unread

Requires apps 5.0 and Portal 6.11

If you read a chat, you can now mark the chat (or chat group) as unread if you want to re-read it at a later date. Right-click on a chat on desktop, or touch and hold on a chat on mobile to see this option.

Speaking while muted notification

Requires apps 5.0

When you are muted in a call or meeting and begin to speak, StarLeaf detects this and shows a notification informing you that you are still muted. The notification disappears after 3 seconds.

Option for host to end meeting for everyone

Requires apps 5.0 and Portal 6.11

As a host, when you leave a meeting, you now have the option to end the meeting for everyone else at the same time as you hang up. If you do not end the meeting for the remaining participants, they can continue to communicate with each other after you have left.

Improved support for virtual cameras

Requires apps 5.0

Support for a wider range of virtual cameras for broadcasting, such as OBS.

End of support for iOS 11 and Android 6

StarLeaf app version 5.2 is the last release for which iOS 11 and Android 6 are supported. The 5.3 app release will require a minimum of iOS 12 and Android 7.

Supported Outlook versions for StarLeaf Scheduler

StarLeaf Scheduler for Outlook Exchange now only supports Outlook 2013 or higher. Outlook versions prior to 2013 are no longer supported.

Issues resolved

Select a release below to display the bug fixes and improvements effective in that release.

What version am I on?

For instructions on how to find out what version of Portal or StarLeaf you are on, select one of the following:

Reference ID Description
32474 The following limitation applies to support for virtual cameras on Windows: DroidCam source 2 does not work on Windows 7.