These release notes provide you with information about the latest upgrade to the StarLeaf Cloud, Portal, and endpoints. This is a feature release and is effective from December 2018.

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

Cloud 8.6 provides the following new features:

Feature Description

StarLeaf room systems

Upside down mounting support for VHD-V61 camera

The VHD-V61 camera can now be mounted upside down in StarLeaf room systems. To support configuring upside down mounting, an updated camera software version is included with new room system orders from January 2019.

For more information about mounting the VHD-V61 camera upside down, go to Installing the VHD-V61 camera

Issues resolved

Bug fixes and improvements effective in StarLeaf Cloud 8.6:

ID Description
StarLeaf Cloud
19755 General improvements to audio in poor network conditions
StarLeaf on Windows, iOS, and Android
14207, 14368, 17267

Improvements to StarLeaf links which can now be used on Windows, iOS, and Android.

You can share a StarLeaf link to users and when selected, the link automatically launches a StarLeaf video call in the app by dialing the target URI. For more information about StarLeaf links, go to StarLeaf links

StarLeaf on Windows and macOS
19807 In previous versions, when you scroll up to view older messages in a group chat, the screen automatically scrolls back to a new message when one is received. From Cloud 8.6, when you receive a new message in a group chat, the screen is fixed and you can choose the jump to bottom button or scroll to the bottom to view the latest message at a time that suits you
StarLeaf on Windows
17273 Improvement to the UI of in-call meeting controls
19048 In certain circumstances, if you selected the Chat tab after you received new messages, the window that opened would be blank. Cloud 8.6 fixes this issue
19417 In certain circumstances, above the list of meetings in the Meetings tab, the heading ‘Tomorrow’ would not always update to ‘Today’. Cloud 8.6 fixes this issue
19576 Improvements to the size and color of icons in the app
StarLeaf on macOS
19502 Improvement to the localization of the Join with meeting ID window (in all available languages other than English)
StarLeaf on Android
14623 Improvements to the share into app option when file sharing
18216, 19542 In rare circumstances, if the app does not have storage permissions and you attempt to share a file from ES File Explorer File Manager, the app may close. Cloud 8.6 fixes this issue
19210, 19329 Improvements to the UI when a calls ends as expected or unexpectedly

Versions in Cloud 8.6

Component Minimum version in Cloud 8.6
StarLeaf Windows 2.20.39
StarLeaf macOS 2.20.39
StarLeaf iOS 2.20.40
StarLeaf Android 2.20.35

Known limitations

For per-vendor interoperability information, refer here.

Reference ID Description
10858 Internet Explorer 11: When you access a user page on the Portal using Internet Explorer 11, the time zone selection box automatically opens
11755 There is a BFCP interoperability issue between Cisco VCS and the StarLeaf Cloud which can cause screen share to be disabled mid call

Using Click-to-Call (WebRTC) in the Safari browser on OSX sometimes results in difficulties receiving shared content and dropped calls when the Safari tab is minimized for longer than 10 seconds. This is due to the AppNap feature on OSX that puts background applications to sleep if they are not in the foreground

Click-to-Call is not supported on Safari from version 11.2 onwards. This is due to changes in Safari that mean the browser no longer supports plugins. For more information on browser support and compatibility, refer to Click-to-Call

12067 In some circumstances, when a Skype for Business client attempts to add video or content into a StarLeaf meeting with no other video participants there can be unexpected call failure