Release notes for March 13, 2022

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Release notes for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Changes to existing features

  • New registry option to disable file transfer for debug logs
    Zoom has added a registry key that can be used to disable the ability for the Zoom VDI Tool to pull debug logs from the remote client. Customers who want to prevent or limit external files from being transferred can disable the option using this registry option. When the registry key has been added to disable file transfer, the Zoom VDI Tool will be unable to pull the debug logs from the remote client. This setting can be added as an HKLM configuration for the primary configuration and then optionally entered for a specific user as an HKCU to override the general configuration when specific debug requirements are needed to pull logs for troubleshooting.
  • Attendee Reactions
    This release of the Zoom VDI Meeting Client includes support for a new Zoom Webinars feature that can display attendee reactions during the presentation. For the VDI client, the feature is limited to the ability to view reactions horizontally along the lower bottom of the user’s meeting or hide reactions from general view.
  • Breakout Rooms
    This release of the VDI client provides compatibility with breakout rooms where administrators have enabled the ability to create, remove, and rename rooms while existing rooms are open.

New and enhanced features

  • 7x7 Gallery View support
    In the Zoom VDI Client video settings, users can now select 25 or 49 maximum participants to be displayed per screen in Gallery View. The option for 49 maximum participants is only enabled when users are running on a machine capable of displaying the additional video streams.
  • Concurrent (simultaneous) meeting support
    Users can now join a second meeting. The first meeting will use the VDI plugin to offload the media. The second meeting will use fallback mode. This feature will be supported for all VDI platforms (Citrix, VMware, and Azure Virtual Desktop) and plugins.
  • Pause meeting on lock
    When a workstation is locked by a user or automatic timer, or a VDI session is disconnected, the Zoom meeting audio and video will be muted and paused. If a user unlocks their workstation in a short time (e.g 30 seconds), then the meeting’s audio and video will return to their previous states.
  • Prevent screen lock on thin client for meeting and phone
    All thin clients, or any computer used to connect to a virtual desktop, are prevented from going into sleep, screen saver or screen lock mode during an active Zoom meeting or Zoom Phone session.
  • macOS uninstaller added to installation package
    The macOS uninstaller will be installed into users' local macOS file system. This will allow users or administrators to uninstall the VDI plugin without requiring downloading and unpacking the package to locate the uninstall application.
  • Add VDI Tool version number to the About dialog
    Users can now view the VDI Tool’s installed version number from the About dialog box.
  • Mac installer changed to a .pkg file
    If the uninstaller is needed, use Finder and navigate to /Applications/ZoomVDIUninstaller.app and double click the file. Alternatively, run this command on Terminal:
    sudo /Applications/ZoomVDIUninstaller.app/Contents/MacOS/ZoomVDIUninstaller --silent

Resolved issues

The following changes were added for this release to address issues reported for previous releases.

  • Support displaying more than 4 participants while viewing a share session
    Previous releases of the VDI client displayed a maximum of 4 participants during a share session. This limitation has been removed, and up to 25 participants can be displayed for endpoints capable of supporting the additional video streams.
  • Share session improvements for Azure Virtual Desktop
    A problem has been addressed where floating windows from the Zoom application were being displayed as black areas when using the Share screen feature with an Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD).
  • Correction for fallback mode 4
    An issue was corrected where fallback mode 4 was not behaving as expected, if a plugin was detected in the previous session.
  • Update mute status in Zoom after switching to a new HID device on Macintosh
    A problem was corrected for the Macintosh where the mute status in Zoom was not being updated when a new HID device was selected, then used to accept and unmute for an incoming call using the HID button.
  • Zoom Phone correction for transfer operation
    An error, that was incorrectly displayed after a successful transfer operation for Zoom Phone, has been corrected for a condition specific to Citrix and media redirection when using Channel mode.
  • Zoom Phone correction for ringtone
    A condition specific for Zoom Phone, when using Channel mode with VMware and a Macintosh, has been corrected where the ringtone was not played for all members of a call group.
  • Incorrect audio mute state when joining breakout room
    The mute state was incorrectly switched to unmuted when joining a breakout room for users who configured their client to always join meetings as muted.
  • OBS Virtual Camera
    Changes were made to support the OBS Virtual Camera plugin for the Macintosh.
  • Zoom Phone correction for end-to-end encryption (EE2E)
    A change was made to address an issue for automatic end-to-end-encryption for Zoom Phone with Windows and Citrix in Direct mode.
  • Dynamic changes for Window screen share size during a meeting
    A change was made to support changing the configuration option for Window size when screen sharing during a meeting. Previously, changes for the setting were not applied until the next meeting.
  • Improved support for Pulseaudio with Stratodesk NoTouchOS
    A change was made for Stratodesk NoTouchOS to address a difference in configuration settings. Previous Zoom VDI releases switched to ALSA instead of using Pulseaudio and to address this limitation required editing the NoTouch configuration files. The problem has been resolved in this release to initialize Pulseaudio for the NoTouchOS platform without configuration edits.
  • Improved Window updates for Macintosh and VMware
    A condition was discovered where the video display could become lost when entering and exiting full screen mode rapidly. Changes were made to prevent the problem.
  • Azure Virtual Desktop and Linux improvements for backward compatibility
    A problem for Linux plugins and Microsoft’s AVD platform was corrected when using the previous version of the Linux AVD plugin.
  • Smart Virtual Background Improvement for Dell 5070
    GPU acceleration has been added for the Dell 5070 device.
  • Hide watermark when using Immersive View
    A cosmetic change was made to correctly hide a watermark indication when using Immersive View.
  • Correction for Macintosh and VMware interface
    An instance where the Title bar size could incorrectly affect the display of dialogs has been corrected for VMware and the Macintosh plugin.
  • Update for multiple monitor changes with Macintosh and VMware
    An improvement was made for users with multiple monitors for a condition the video shifted when the number of monitors selected for use with the VMware session was reduced while the user was still in an active meeting.
  • Zoom Phone corrections
    A correction was made to the displayed IP Address when the network was changed from ethernet to WiFi.
  • Follow VMware when minimizing on Macintosh
    An issue where the Macintosh window was not following the main VMware desktop window when the session was minimized has been fixed.
  • Correction to use Display Name
    Investigation into a problem (that was reported), where a user’s Display Name was being replaced with the Windows Unique ID, was fixed for both the standard client and the VDI client.
  • Interpretation Relay
    Support for a new feature that allows language interpreters to listen and translate from another interpreter’s channel has been added to the VDI client.
  • Color pick location for Linux Green Screen
    The area for the option to select a color for the green screen was incorrect for the Linux platform, and the issue has been corrected.
  • Update when changing audio output selection for Zoom Phone voicemail
    A change was made to correctly change the audio output to a new device when playing voicemail messages.
  • Zoom Phone update for Linux
    An update to determine the public IP address for Zoom Phone on the Linux platform was added for this release.
  • HID support for Sennheiser S30
    Inconsistent behavior, when using HID functionality for accepting incoming calls, was found and improved for the Sennheiser S30.

Release notes for Zoom Events

Changes to existing features

  • Publish, Republish, and Save buttons
    Hosts and Co-Editors (with editing permission) can publish or update event content and save changes without publishing them by using the Publish and Save buttons in the event creation flow. The Publish button will make the event updates go live. The Save button will save the updated content, but the content will not be visible to anyone who visits the event details page or lobby. The Republish button will save and publish updated content, which will be displayed to registrants and Attendees.
  • Publish and Save buttons support for Expo
    Hosts and Co-Editors (with editing permission) can publish or update Expo and save changes without publishing them by using the Publish and Save buttons in the Expo creation flow. The Publish button will make the Expo updates go live. The Save button will save the updated content, but the content will not be visible to Attendees.
  • Default data sharing and custom registration questions and marketing opt-in 
    Hosts can make certain custom registration questions mandatory. Attendees are required to give consent to the Host's privacy policy (if provided) and share registration information with the Host. During the registration process, Attendees will be asked to opt in if they want to receive marketing communications from the Host and Sponsors. Hosts will also be able to provide privacy policies even if they don’t have custom registration questions set up.
    Note: The marketing opt-in will always be optional to Attendees.
  • Mandatory data sharing report
    Hosts can make certain custom registration questions mandatory. Attendee contact information and answers to registration questions will always be shared with the Host. Hosts will also receive Attendees’ marketing opt-in preferences by referring to the new Marketing Opt-In column. These changes are applicable in the Registrant Report, Session Attendance, and Expo attendance by Sponsor reports.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Conference lobby Speakers tab
      Attendees can easily access information about a Speaker from the Speakers tab in the conference event’s lobby. In the Speakers tab, Attendees can hover over a Speaker’s image to learn more about the Speaker as well as bookmark the Speaker’s sessions, view session details, and view all sessions the Speaker is associated with.
  • Host features
    • Expo Builder tutorial
      First-time Hosts now have an in-product tutorial to help them get started with Expo Builder. The in-product tutorial will highlight the set of features and functionalities of the Expo Builder tool.
    • Add multiple privacy policies for custom registration questions
      Hosts can now add up to 3 privacy policies for custom registration questions in the event creation flow.
  • Hub features
    • Hub visibility setting
      From the Settings page, Hub Owners and Hub Managers can make their Hub hidden by hiding the Hub link from the event details page and Hub listing view for Attendees.
  • Ticketing features
    • Edit ticket details after publishing paid or free events
      After a single-session event/event series or conference event is published, the Host can edit their event’s ticket details for any published event even if it already has registrants. The Quantity, Ticket Name, Description, Registration Starts/Ends fields are editable and will apply to future registration after they are updated. Additionally, Hosts can add to or delete the guest list.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Resolved issues where the design alignment and layout were inconsistent across the event flow creation.
  • Resolved issues in Expo to improve the Host experience throughout the Expo setup and configuration process.

Release notes for OnZoom

New and enhanced features

  • Ticketing features
    • Edit ticket details after publishing paid or free events
      After a single-session event/series event is published, the Host can edit their event’s ticket details even if it already has registrants. The Quantity, Ticket Name, Description, Registration Starts/Ends fields are editable and will apply to future registration after they are updated. Additionally, Hosts can add to or delete the guest list.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

Release notes for GSuite add-on

Resolved issues

  • Resolved an issue where users received the error message “Failed to create conference” when creating a Zoom meeting with the GSuite add-on

Release notes for Web

Changes to existing features

  • 40-minute limit temporarily waived for hosts in Ukraine
    Hosts in Ukraine on free accounts can use Zoom to host meetings without the 40-minute limit.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

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