Release notes for January 9, 2022

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Release notes for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

New and enhanced features

  • Zoom Phone features
    • Linux Zoom Phone Optimization for VDI
      The Zoom desktop client now supports audio offloading for Zoom Phone calls through the latest VDI Plugins available for all supported Linux platforms. Audio can be sent and received directly through the VDI Plugin to avoid additional routing and encoding/decoding through the virtual desktop.
      Note: Some VDI Plugin releases for Linux may require an update through a third-party vendor.
    • Voicemail, Greeting, and Ringtone Zoom Phone Optimization for VDI

      With this latest release of the VDI Plugin, Zoom Phone now supports playing voicemail messages, recording a greeting, and playing the ringtone through the VDI Plugin. These changes have been added for all of our VDI Plugins, platforms, and every operating system.
  • User features
    • Support for silent uninstall for macOS VDI Plugin uninstaller
      The uninstall portion of the macOS VDI plugin now provides an option to launch the uninstall program with command line arguments that will prevent any dialogs from being displayed (“silent” mode) and can successfully remove the Mac VDI plugin without any individual involvement.

Resolved Issues

  • VMWare Optimization improvements
    Zoom and VMWare have collaborated on changes that improve the reliability of session optimization and address an issue where video was not being displayed.
  • VMWare Block Screenshot feature support
    Changes were made in this release to support a new feature from VMWare that can be enabled to block screenshots.
  • HID device support on Linux
    Multiple changes were made to improve HID support for Linux plugins.
  • Enable Share Computer Audio by default
    Previously, the Share Audio option required adding a registry entry for previous VDI client releases. Now, the option is enabled automatically. The registry entry can be used to disable the option if needed.
  • Unique ID shown instead of display name
    An issue has been fixed where a user’s unique ID was displayed instead of the Display Name.
  • Starboard 4 Bloomberg Keyboard and HID support for eLux
    An issue when attempting to enable HID support for the latest Bloomberg Keyboards was reported and resolved by disabling HID for the keyboard.
  • Incorrect plugin error displayed for Azure Virtual Desktop
    A change was made to address a potential issue which could incorrectly report a missing plugin for Azure Virtual Desktop (previously Windows Virtual Desktop).
  • Factory reset for eLux
    An issue was found and fixed when using the reset option for eLux.
  • Incoming calls automatically declined
    A problem where incoming calls were being automatically declined was fixed in this release with some changes related to HID configuration for Linux VDI Plugins.
  • Control icons missing after Window minimized
    Display issues for control icons after minimizing the meeting window have been fixed.
  • Volume improvements for Linux
    Design changes were made to improve audio levels in the Zoom application in response to changes made in other applications.
  • Fix for reactions
    An issue was discovered for Linux plugins when quickly switching between reactions and has been corrected.
  • Force Virtual Background on conflict
    A problem was found and fixed that could prevent video from being turned on if an administrator toggled configuration options to force virtual backgrounds off and then back on again.
  • Improvements for immersive view
    Turning video off, starting immersive view, and then turning video back on required a change for video to be displayed correctly from other participants.
  • Disable Stop Incoming Video for older VDI Plugins
    Updates have been made to correctly disable and gray out the Stop Incoming Video option if an older plugin is detected.
  • Hide Start Focus Mode for older plugins
    The option to Start Focus Mode is now hidden when an older plugin is detected.
  • Follow HID commands from selected device on Linux
    An issue has been corrected for Linux plugins where HID commands were being ignored from the selected device if a command (such as mute) had been previously sent from another HID device.
  • Audio issues when using Channel Mode with Citrix
    When using the channel protocol (ICA) to connect to the virtual desktop, an issue was found and fixed where audio was not bi-directional.
  • Update for avatar graphic change
    An issue where changing the graphic avatar for the user was not updating during the meeting has been fixed.
  • Adjust for low light
    Changing the adjustment for low light was not applying the new settings.
  • HID support for Blackwire devices on Linux
    HID support has been enabled for Blackwire devices for Linux plugins.
  • Headset Detection for Mac
    Changes were made to include some headsets that were not being detected correctly for the Mac.
  • Error joining a conference after accepting certificate
    An issue where joining a conference failed after accepting a certificate has been fixed.
  • Issues with Device Names
    Two issues were fixed where specific device names were found to cause a problem.
  • Reactions Displayed in Full Screen Mode
    A change was made to correctly display reactions when the viewer changed the display to full screen mode.
  • View icon missing in speaker mode for Linux
    An issue with the green shield icon not being displayed in speaker mode for Linux plugins has been fixed.
  • Saving virtual background and filter settings
    Previously, when administrators enabled the option Require users to always use virtual background, the user's configuration options for backgrounds and filters were not being saved. This issue has now been fixed.

Release notes for GSuite add-on

Resolved issues

    • Resolved an issue where users who duplicated calendar events and changed the participants list led to syncing errors and were prevented from using the add-on for the day

Release notes for Web

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

Release notes for Zoom Events

New and enhanced features

  • Event Setup
    • Workflow consolidation The UI for creating an event has been improved.
    • Allow image resizing for event creation Event creators can resize all uploaded images manually to fit into the allocated space (event cover, speaker, images, logos and sponsors).
  • Hub
    • Creating Events in a Hub The first-time event creation experience has been updated; creating an event now requires publishing your accounts default hub.
    • Hub user list is now searchable The list of Hub users is searchable and can be sorted alphabetically.
    • Multiple Recording Files If a session has multiple recording files, the longest file will be provided to attendees as the recorded session.
  • Speaker
    • Polls tab Speakers can add polls to their sessions. These polls are submitted to the Host, who will review and approve/reject them.
    • Direct join link and verification code Event organizers can easily copy a formatted message containing the join link and verification code.
  • Ticket Management
    • Public event email notifications All attendees who are invited to an event via the guest list csv will receive an email notification.
    • First-time event host A first-time event host whose account doesn’t have a billing address will be prompted to submit a billing address.
    • Gifted tickets Attendees who received gifted tickets will have the option to opt-in to providing contact information.
  • Chat
    • Reset chat The reset option in the control panel can be used to remove all messages in the lobby chat and individual session chats.
  • Analytics
    • Metrics Definitions of metrics have been added to the Zoom Events dashboard.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

Release notes for OnZoom

New and enhanced features

  • Ticket Management
    • Public event email notifications All attendees who are invited to an event via the guest list csv will receive an email notification.
  • Hub
    • Multiple Recording Files If a session has multiple recording files, the longest file will be provided to attendees as the recorded session.
  • Ticket Management
    • Gifted tickets Attendees who received gifted tickets will have the option to opt-in to providing contact information.

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

Release notes for Zoom Rooms

For full notes including version numbers, please see the operating system release notes. 
Windows | macOS | AppliancesZoom Phone Appliances | iOS controller | Android controller | Windows attached controller | iPad

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Support for Smart Gallery - Win, Mac, iOS zrc, Android zrc
      Zoom Rooms Smart Gallery view displays multiple video feeds from a single conference room. This allows the Zoom Rooms cameras to focus more closely on participants and display these people more clearly to remote attendees. Smart gallery is enabled by tapping Multi-stream on the Zoom Room Controller or Zoom Rooms Touch. Smart Gallery works with any single certified USB camera. Minimum system requirements apply. More info.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes - Win, Mac, Appliances, iPad, Zoom Phone Appliances, iOS zrc, Android zrc, Win zrc

 

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