All posts by Jacob Dixon

24 Oct 2017

CloudPanel 3.2 Beta Available

Recently we have been testing the alpha version of CloudPanel 3.2 in our environment and are now happy to announce the first BETA is available! If you are interested in trying the BETA, please let us know and we can help install it for you. We will only accept a limited number of BETA deployments. You can also try out the beta in our lab environment: http://knowmoreit.com/news/online-demo-is-now-available/

Breaking Changes

changes that may affect your environment
  •  The Super Admin and Billing Admin groups need to have the SamAccountName of the security group instead of the “Name”. Typically these values are the same in most environments, but if you happen to enter a security group with the name “CloudPanel – Administrators”, then most likely the SamAccountName would be “CloudPanel Administrators”.
  • Since this version has a new interface, the login screen has changed and it may require your adjusting your logo.

Known Issues

issues known in this beta
  • Ignore and Resolve buttons on the dashboard for full mailboxes does not work.
  • Localization is not included in the beta yet but the full release will be localized.
  • My profile page link does not direct you to the profile page for yourself.
  • Forgot password link does not send an email.

New Features

new features included in this beta
  • Integrated two-factor authentication with Google Authenticator
  • Mailbox plans now have a CLONE option available for you to quickly deploy new plans.
  • Permissions have been moved to a global level instead of per company. Existing permissions from prior to 3.2 will be converted to global permissions which most likely will involve duplicates. You will need to move user’s permissions around to consolidate.
  • You can now view who all is using the mailbox plan from the mailbox plans page.
  • Companies view now shows a number of disabled users.
  • Completely redesigned interface.
  • Documentation passwords now show when the password was last changed.
  • You can now view, modify, and remove user photos from CloudPanel that are stored in Exchange.
  • You will be notified of license expirations within CloudPanel when your license is about to expire.
  • All settings except for the database connection string have been moved to the database.
  • Upgraded auditing that shows you down to each object when and who made the last change.
  • Informational notes in the documentation section now allow you to save images directly within the notes instead of linking them to external urls.
  • Increased the performance of editing user’s e-mail by separating the full access, send-as, and send-on-behalf to another section so it isn’t queried each time.
  • You can now manage mobile devices per user which includes deleting, blocking, and wiping. This can also be managed by customers if you grant them permissions.
  • You can manage distribution groups at the user level as well at the normal distribution group level.
  • CloudPanel now integrates with Connectwise to sync mailbox plans to product additions under agreements for each company.
  • Localization has been added but this BETA delivered to customers won’t be localized yet. This will be included in the full release.
  • You can now view all active sessions within CloudPanel and kill sessions.
  • Branding has been updates to include more colors and also give you a live preview of the changes you are making without saving.
  • Implemented a user profile page which allows every user to login and update certain values of themselves.
  • Implemented a “forgot password” function which allows users to get a password reset link as long as has they have a backup email specified.
10 May 2017

ConnectWise Integration

Many new features are coming in CloudPanel 3.2 and one of those most requested features is ConnectWise integration! Integrating CloudPanel with ConnectWise will let you automatically upgrade your additions on your email agreements to reflect an accurate quantity. This will make sure that you are always billing for the correct quantity to ensure you do not overcharge your customers and that you charge enough! Continue reading ConnectWise Integration
23 Dec 2016

Early release of 3.1.1511 available!

CloudPanel 3.1.1511?has many new exciting features and bug fixes that is preparing everyone for the next big release in 2017! This version is finally out of beta and has been tested for over a month in multiple environments. If you would like to get your hands on CloudPanel 3.1.1511 before it is officially released, please email support@knowmoreit.com!

Continue reading Early release of 3.1.1511 available!
14 Nov 2016

CloudPanel 3.1.150 Beta Available

CloudPanel has a new BETA available that has been in testing for a few weeks now. If you are interested in using the BETA in your environment please contact support@knowmoreit.com to request it! To give you a preview on what is included in this new release:
  • GUI is now faster and the amount of queries throughout the application has been decreased
  • All reports have been recreated and new reports have been added for documentation
  • Session management has been moved to the database and now supports setting up CloudPanel in web farms
  • New reports now show your logo based on the branding you have setup
  • OWAforDevicesEnabled has been added to mailbox plans
  • Extra permissions were added to manage spam filtering with Mailprotector
  • You can now import all Exchange objects with a CSV file
  • GUI has some slight modifications to buttons to contain icons now
  • Slider has been added for resource mailboxes
  • Password documentation now has a Last changed column
  • Companies page will show disabled users
  • and more!!