Managing StarLeaf releasesLast updated March 27, 2020
Spring 2020 is being rolled out between the 14th and 29th March 2020 across the entire StarLeaf platform during maintenance hours in your region. Organization admins will receive notification emails advising of the upgrade and maintenance hours for their organization.
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These release notes provide you with information about the latest upgrade to StarLeaf meetings. This is a feature release and is effective from March 2020.
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.
Spring 2020 and its subsequent updates provide the following new features:
- Support for StarLeaf Huddle
- StarLeaf for Microsoft Teams
- Guest Join
- Meet now
- Room system display improvements
- Improvements to call and meeting quality: 1080p, 30fps, and 6Mbps
- StarLeaf for Yealink VP59
StarLeaf Huddle is an all-in-one video meeting room solution that is easy to set up with no specialist installation required. Available to pre-order now.
Included in the StarLeaf Huddle kit:
- Pronto Cable USB
- C10 Camera
- Cable dock
A new and improved StarLeaf integration for Microsoft Teams.
All StarLeaf for Teams users see a StarLeaf icon in the Teams toolbar. From here, users can start or schedule StarLeaf meetings from any chat, group, or channel.
Everyone in the chat, group, or channel receives a message which contains information on the different ways to join the meeting, for example, with StarLeaf, from a StarLeaf room system, on a browser or phone.
StarLeaf for Teams will be available to download from the Teams app store soon.
MultiJoin is an interoperability feature of StarLeaf meeting rooms which illuminates the green join button on StarLeaf room systems for third-party meetings.
From Spring 2020, in addition to Zoom, Bluejeans, and Skype for Business, support for WebEx, Pexip, and Microsoft Teams (using a CVI gateway from BlueJeans, Pexip, or Poly) meetings is available. Users can now join these meetings from StarLeaf rooms at the touch of a button.
MultiJoin is available for organizations with an Enterprise Room Subscription.
Guest Join gives new users the opportunity to join a StarLeaf meeting without having to sign into the app. Guests can use any browser to join a meeting from a StarLeaf invite.
Meeting invites now include a link to directly join the meeting so existing StarLeaf app users also benefit from simplified joining straight from the meeting invites.
For more information, go to Guest Join.
On StarLeaf for Windows, you can now start a meeting instantly from the Meetings tab and choose to invite people afterward.
You can copy the link and share it with anyone so that they can join the meeting, or invite people by email.
Meet now for StarLeaf on macOS is coming soon.
You can now customize the idle wallpaper image on the room screen. To upload your own wallpaper, go to Portal > Branding> Upload new wallpaper.
Other improvements to the room screen display include:
- Calendar view
- Mute status indication
- Content sharing status indication
- Instructions for using Pronto Cable USB
- Upcoming meeting indication (while you are in a meeting, an on-screen notification appears ten minutes before the next meeting is due to start in that room)
- Video error messages
- User tip on the idle screen that informs people about StarLeaf for desktop and mobile
Now supported in StarLeaf room systems with a Touch 2045:
- 1080p30 video receive
- 1080p30 content
- Higher bandwidth calls of up to 6Mbps
Now supported in StarLeaf room systems with a Touch 2035/2036:
- 1080p30 content
During the Spring 2020 upgrade, support for these improvements will be automatically rolled out but an organization’s current settings for site and room system call bandwidths will not be changed. If admins want to enable higher bandwidth calls, they must do this in the StarLeaf Portal for each site or room system:
Portal > Edit site or Portal > Edit room system > Hardware endpoint > Advanced settings
StarLeaf software is now available for the Yealink VP59 video phone.
Features of StarLeaf on the VP59:
- Familiar, intuitive StarLeaf user interface on a large touchscreen display
- Do not disturb feature for focused work
- Centralized directories, conferencing, hold, transfer and merge calls
- One button to join meetings
- High-quality audio and video
- Easy-install, complete package with in-built camera
For information about installing StarLeaf software on the VP59, go to Provisioning Yealink VP59 with StarLeaf.
Select a release below to display the bug fixes and improvements effective in that release.
|StarLeaf room systems|
|25552||In some cases, the room screen could display the incorrect date and time even if they were correct on the touchscreen controller. This issue is now fixed and the correct date and time are displayed on all screens|
|StarLeaf on Windows and macOS|
|25548||In previous versions, if your app started in a minimized state and was open on a chat, any unread messages in that chat were marked as read. From Spring 2020, if your app starts minimized, unread chat messages will remain marked as unread|
|StarLeaf on Windows|
|23517||General improvement to the functionality of the Layout control when you are in a meeting|
|24812||In certain circumstances, if you start your app, select a chat that you know has a lot of unread messages and the chat is outside of the most recent ten chats, then the messages may not appear in the correct order or position within the chat. Spring 2020 fixes this issue and unread messages appear as expected in the chat|
|24875||In previous versions, if you created/edited a group and chose a very large image file for the profile picture, sometimes a blue background appeared in the preview instead of the image. Spring 2020 fixes this issue and the preview of large files as profile pictures is correct|
|25250||In previous versions, if you joined a meeting with someone else in it, started to share your screen, and added a participant to the meeting through a consultative call, the screen sharing controls did not reappear as they should do after the consultative call. Spring 2020 fixes this issue and the screen sharing controls return after a consultative call|
|StarLeaf on macOS|
|25279||Improvements to the user interface and appearance of the StarLeaf sign-up page|
|StarLeaf on Android|
|15605||In rare circumstances, on Android 9, the device incorrectly reported that StarLeaf was accessing the camera and microphone randomly and in between calls (StarLeaf only accesses a device camera and microphone during a call). From Spring 2020, the device does not report that StarLeaf is accessing the camera/microphone randomly|
|25185||In certain circumstances on a Galaxy Note 8, if an incoming StarLeaf call woke the screen, there were no call controls available (such as Answer/Accept). If the call controls were visible, selecting them had no effect. From Spring 2020, if a StarLeaf call wakes the screen of a Galaxy Note 8, call controls appear and function as expected|
Select a release below to display the component version numbers for that release.
For per-vendor interoperability information, refer here.
In StarLeaf app, if you attempt to click the edit icon on a meeting that was scheduled using the StarLeaf Portal, you may receive an error. A fix for this is coming in the Spring 2020 – Update 1 upgrade.
You can still access your scheduled meetings in the Portal to edit them by clicking Schedule on the Meetings tab in StarLeaf.
|25918||In certain circumstances, some macOS devices incur poor screen sharing quality, especially when a video is being shared. A fix for this screen sharing issue will be rolled out as part of the Spring 2020 – Update 1 upgrade|
|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|
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 About Click-to-Call
|11755||There is a BFCP interoperability issue between Cisco VCS and the StarLeaf Cloud which can cause screen share to be disabled mid call|
|10858||Internet Explorer 11: When you access a user page on the Portal using Internet Explorer 11, the time zone selection box automatically opens|