The new roadmap is out!
We published Zextras Suite development steps here as many of you asked us for some updates. We’d like to discuss them with you in our Forum and evaluate your feedbacks, too. So, feel free to join the conversation!
Last year we planned to develop some features, then, as it always happens when you work in a fast-moving market like the software one, sometimes we had to change priorities. We moved forward features that could bring a more significant and immediate impact for the users or were preparatory to developing the most important ones and slow down some less demanded details.
Therefore, you’ll find some features from 2020 and some totally new ones in this development roadmap. The path is long, the future bright, and the needs and a wish list are growing. Sometimes, you simply have to decide.
So, to smoothly continue the developments while staying aligned with your requests, we commit to continually updating the roadmap here and on the related Forum thread.
Feature by feature, we’ll specify what we’re working on next on this page. We’ll punctually publish the release notes in the Zextras World section. Every time a new idea or feature will be added to our plan, we’ll post it here, too.
Chat new user-friendly features
Reply / Edit / Delete / Forward messages
Delete messages / Offline – Online status
Clear conversation history
Users can clear a conversation in a chat, while the others still see it until they decide to delete it, too.
Audio and video flows are compressed, optimized and combined in order to obtain a unique and specific stream for each device, considering and using the best bandwidth/codec for every specific device.
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New user-friendly features
Layout improvement / Mute / Push to talk
Possibility to have one or more people with the moderator role inside chats or video meetings. They will have the rights to moderate and manage the conversations.
Create 1:many video meetings with moderators and speakers, who can share the screen or the video.
Other features that will be included are: participants will have the possibility to ask to talk in a webinar. Events log.
The video of the meeting will be available to use.
Instant Meeting Refactoring
Create a meeting room and share access to it with other users through persistent and shareable links.
External account integration
Connect your file-sharing system account (e.g. Dropbox, Gdrive, nextCloud, OwnCloud) to Zextras Suite Drive and get the full access to your files.
INSTANT MEETINGS AND DRIVE SHARES FOR EXT. USERS ON MOBILE DEVICES
External users will access instant meetings or Drive shared-files from their mobile devices. Moreover, they won’t have to download any app to access the content!
DOCS, SPREADSHEETS, PRESENTATIONS
Integrated Docs Server
Docs Server will be in the mailbox server. Installation and Upgrade on a separate node will no longer be needed.
Backup on External Storage
Backup your system either on Object Storage like S3 (local/hybrid/cloud) or to external file blobs such as NFS. Metadata’s local cache allows to maintain the original performance while it will also be stored on the external endpoint for disaster recovery purpose.
AUTHENTICATION AND LOGIN
White-label customizable login page. Admin can change the background image and the logo.
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2FA – SAML – QR Code
Mobile apps QR authentication
Use our Mobile Apps password-free employing the new QR-Login system that allows to handle Cross Authorization within our Apps ecosystem and manage devices authorization and registration.
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Connect Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird and Mac Mail to your centralized Zimbra GAL and address books to achieve a complete client experience. Microsoft Outlook can leverage on EAS and Address Book to provide a full Outlook connector experience without any plugin on the client!
Admin interface – Notification panel
A new Admin Interface for the Notification Panel based on React. We are moving all Zextras related options to a new technology remaining consistent and integrated in the Legacy Admin UI.
Admin interface – Other panels refactoring
A new Admin Interface for Zextras Components based on React.
User Preferences refactoring
Preferences interface based on React.
INSTALLERS & PACKAGING
Zx Suite Installer – Native Linux packaging system
New Zextras package will be distributed using repository leveraging on Linux methodology. When installing and updating the package, you just need to use OS commands like “apt-get install/update”.