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Release history of Exchange Group Calendar

07/13/17 - Version 3.061 - Adjustment for office 365 users with more than 20 group calendars to work around the EWSMaxSubscription limit of 20 for the gcadmin account.
To use this feature create a second gcadmin account and add this section to the config.ini file;
[GCAMIN2]
EmailAddress=
Password=

To update, download the trial version, stop the EGC-service, replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_ews.exe and start the egc service.

 

 

05/9/17 - Version 3.060 - Bug fix for import routine. Recurring items got imported multiple times keeping the software busy and the import take longer than needed.
To update, download the trial version, stop the EGC-service, replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_ews.exe and start the egc service.

 

04/19/17 - Version 3.059 - Fixes for Exchange 2016. Microsoft removed a certain property from appointments that needed a workaround.  Also some small fixes for gcadmin.exe.
To update, download the trial version, stop the EGC-service, replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_ews.exe and gcadmin.exe, start the egc service.

 

03/25/16 - Version 3.058 - Fix for the import functionality in the gcadmin console. Previously the software concentrated purely on the import and real time processing of new events got delayed too much. Also for larger user groups it was not possible to import everything from all users in one go. Working around that meant that you had to do your import in batches of users. You can now select any date range and number of users to import.
Fix for recurring items in the group calendar that continued to be updated.

New feature
You can now work from a sub calendar located under your normal outlook calendar.
So  - items created for a user (from the group calendar) will go into that sub calendar and
     
- only items that the user creates in the sub calendar will go into the group calendar.

to use this feature one needs to add this to the config.ini file
[UseSubFolderCalendar]
FolderName=MySubfolder
mysubfolder is the name that you prefer to use as the calendar under the normal calendar.
Adding this to the config.ini will create the subfolder calendar for everyone in their outlook. When you use rooms and other resource calendar and have their items copied to a group calendar you must create a subfolder with the same name but not of type calendar but type email items under the resource's default calendar. Otherwise the software will no longer see the items of the resources. When it sees a subfolder with the same name but it's not a calendar then it uses the standard outlook calendar.
The same is true for users that don't want to work from a sub calendar but prefer their default Outlook calendar. Create a non-calendar folder under their Outlook calendar and the software uses their default Outlook calendar.
 

(To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and start the EGC-service again.)

 

 

 

01/27/16 - Version 3.057 - Fix for AllDay property not being set and a new setting to prevent the sofftware from processing items that have an end date in the past.

To activiate the feature add the following 2 lines to the bottem of the config.ini file
[ProcessFutureOnly]
Value=True

(To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and start the EGC-service again.)

 

07/27/15 - Version 3.056 - Fix for changes in Office365 (To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and start the EGC-service again.)

07/09/15 - Version 3.055 - Internally optimized resulting in faster processing. (To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and start the EGC-service again.)

01/16/15 - Version 3.054 - Bug fix for Exchange 2013 duplicates and new feature to force the items in the groupcalendar to be created in the same time zone as the the user. To use that feature edit the config.ini file. Add to the bottom of it the lines :

[TimeZone]
UseUserTimeZone=True

06/27/14 - Version 3.053 - Bug fix for meetings missing from groupcalendars that bundle resources . To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and start the EGC-service again.

06/02/14 - Version 3.052 - Bug fix for duplicating meetings. To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and start the EGC-service again.

05/19/14 - Version 3.051 - Bug fix for "access denied" errors in logs. To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and start the EGC-service again.

02/24/14 - Version 3.050 - Small optimizations
To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and gcadmin.exe and start the EGC-service again.

02/01/14 - Version 3.049 - Added "Working elsewhere" status available in Outlook 2013 to filters section.
To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and start the EGC-service again.

12/23/13 - Version 3.048 - Fixed bug specific to exchange 2013 in relation to meetings that have their organizer outside of the organization.
To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and start the EGC-service again.

12/06/13 - Version 3.047 - Fixed bug which prevented cancelled resource bookings to be removed from the group calendar.
To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe, GCADMIN.exe and Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll  and start the EGC-service again.

9/16/13 - Version 3.046 - By default anything older than 60 days will now be removed from the Group Calendars. To change this behavior add the following to the config.ini file;
[CleanUp]

RemoveOlderThan60Days=False

7/22/13 - Version 3.045 - Categoy and color of a meeting was previously not visible in the GroupCalendars, this has been fixed.
To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe, GCADMIN.exe and Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll  and start the EGC-service again.

4/15/13 - Version 3.044 - Support for Exchange 2013. To upgrade: Stop EGC-service, Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe, GCADMIN.exe and Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll  and start the EGC-service again.

1/14/13 - Version 3.043 - Fix: Users with a different primary email address than that used in the gcadmin users list and Outlook 2010 experienced that their appointments were incorrectly prefixed with [Meeting] instead of their user name.

11/05/12 - Version 3.042 - Fix: version 3.041 introduced a bug for Outlook 2010 users. Single appointments don't prefix the user name but the meeting prefix instead.

10/29/12 - Version 3.041 - Fix: Meetings with only two attendees displayed with only one attendee in group calendar.

05/29/12 - Version 3.040 - Fix: Categorie list only allowed for limited number of characters.

05/15/12 - Version 3.039 - New features. New setting to hide items from a calendar that have the "Free" status.
When working from a mobile device, add .p. to the body
of the appointment and it will be a private item after sync with Exchange server.
Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and gcadmin.exe

04/05/12 - Version 3.038 - New feature. When working from a mobile device, add ### to the body of the appointment and it will be a private item after sync with Exchange server. Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

02/06/12 - Free/Busy viewer Version 1.033- bug fix for meetings with a large number of attendees

02/06/12 - Version 3.037 - bug fix for meetings with a large number of attendees. Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

01/16/12 - Version 3.036 : Feature: For environments where autodiscovery can not be used due to certain custom configurations. A hidden feature has been added to specify the exchange url manually. To do this, adjust the config.ini file and add a header named [Override] with a setting under that named  ManualURL=https://server.domain/EWS/Exchange.asmx
Note that using this feature will override Autodiscovery and should only be used as a last resort.
Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and gcadmin.exe

12/09/11 - Free/Busy viewer Version 1.032- bug fix for category colors not being correct

01/13/12 - Version 3.035 : Fix: Dismissing reminder for event items (with a *) did not work.

12/01/11 - Version 3.034 : Fix: Creating recurring item in the group calendar for another user did not work correctly. Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

10/21/11 - Free/Busy viewer Version 1.031 - more subtle behavior of tooltips

11/01/11 - Version 3.033 : Update: Change in recurring item in the group calendar did not correctly update the user calendar. Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

07/28/11 - Version 3.032 : Update: Multiple users support when creating item for another user. Syntax: #user1|user2|user3# subject.    Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

07/14/11 - Free/Busy viewer Version 1.03 - Added category color for bars

07/25/11 - Version 3.031 : Fix. Private items in personal calendar got changed when admin user changed public copy of that item. This no longer happens.  Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

06/22/11 - Version 3.030 : Fix. Previously custom forms items were ignored. The software now processes them too.  Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and gcadmin.exe

07/11/11 - Free/Busy viewer Version 1.02 - Page up / down key scrolls schedule, bar length bug fixed, bar text bug fixed.

06/15/11 - Version 3.029 : Optimization. Recurring items processing speed vastly improved. replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

06/06/11 - Version 3.028 : Bug fix. Recurring items in a series without end date can take a very long time to process. The software seems to be hanging.
replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

04/06/11 - Version 3.027 : Bug fix. Exchange server version setting from gcadmin console not in all cases used by processing part resulting in incorrect behavior with recurrences and deletes. replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

03/25/11 - Version 3.026 : New functionality added. Previously items in the GroupCalendars were created by the software with a reminder (bell icon).  This has been disabled. However Item created by admin users in the GroupCalendars with a reminder set to them will copy to the user calendars with a reminder.

03/25/11 - Version 3.025 : New functionality added.
- Option to show only the subject of items in the GroupCalendar and hide other properties of the appointment.
- Option to assign a category and thus color to a individual user so all items of that user have the same unique color.
- Option to show only items of type Busy in a particular group calendar.
- Fixed bug that was introduced with version 3.023 where items deleted from personal calendar no longer deleted from groupcalendar.
 Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and Gcadmin.exe

03/15/11 - Version 3.023 : Bug fix for issue when meeting organizer is not member of attendees groupcalendars. Meeting did not show in groupcalendar of attendees but only in that of the organizer. Also fixed a CPU spike issue when user email address was typed incorrectly. Replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

03/2/11 - Version 3.022 : Bug fix for issue when adding attachment to items. replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

03/2/11 - Version 3.021 : import routine improved. replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe

02/26/11 - Version 3.020 : Microsoft windows update breaks EGC. To fix, download trial, replace ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe and EGChlp.dll

02/10/11 - Version 3.018 : Bug fix.  ExchangeGroupCalendar_EWS.exe import could not handle non standard Outlook items like created from a BB.

01/29/11 - Exchange Group Calendar 3.0 released

12/22/10 - Exchange Group Calendar 3.0 in beta

 

 

 

 


 

The information below refers to the versions 1 (32 bits for exchange 2000 and 2003) and 2 (64 bits for exchange 2007) of Exchange group calendar.
These versions are end of life.
 

 


definitive versions: 

02/12/2010 - GridView tool update v1.4.25
       Added 365 days view button

11/13/09 - Export tool update v2.2
       Bug fix for incorrect start/end time of recurring items
       Bug fix for multiple errors when reading items

08/24/09 - Exchange GroupCalendar Version 1.4.19 for 32-bit Exchange (2000/2003)

Check & fix service executable update. (coming from v1.4.14) rest of the package unchanged.


04/16/09 - Exchange GroupCalendar Version 2.0.6 for 64-bit Exchange 2007

        bug fixes

10/30/08 - GridView tool update to version 1.4.24

Bug fix: Meeting creation from the grid produced an error on Outlook 2003.
Adjustment: Performance further improved.

 

05/20/09 - Export tool update v2.1
       
Custom field delimiter is now selectable.
        Bug fix for users wrongly selecting sub calendar as root folder.

05/20/09 - Export tool update v2.0
Completely new data reading engine, Faster and Better

04/16/09 - Exchange GroupCalendar Version 1.4.19 for 32-bit Exchange (2000/2003)

bug fixes 

 

05/20/09 - Export tool update 1.40
Completely new build, new functionality and options

08/28/08 - Export tool update to version 1.30 (new version due before may '09)
Adjustment: Outlook field "location" added to the exported fields.

 

10/15/08 - Exchange GroupCalendar Version 1.4.18 for 32-bit Exchange (2000/2003)

bug fixes 


02/02/09 - Exchange GroupCalendar Version 2.0.5 for 64-bit Exchange 2007

        bug fixes

 

09/26/08 - Exchange GroupCalendar Version 2.0.4 for 64-bit Exchange 2007

        bug fixes

 

08/25/08 - GridView tool update to version 1.4.23

Adjustment: To speed up the loading of group calendar content it is now possible to restrict the number of future and past days that will be displayed.

07/18/08 - Exchange GroupCalendar Version 1.4.17 for 32-bit Exchange (2000/2003)

New Feature :  Added support for deleting items in the group calendar and have those items deleted from the user's personal calendar
                      This functionality is switched off by default. To enable this functionality do the following:

 

08/25/08 - GridView tool update to version 1.4.22

Adjustment: Overlapping bars are now better visible + day names added to week view.

 

08/04/08 - 64 bit version 2.03 update

New Feature :  Added support for deleting items in the group calendar and have those items deleted from the user's personal calendar
                      This functionality is switched off by default. To enable this functionality do the following:

08/15/08 - GridView tool update to version 1.4.20

    Bug Fix: Meetings not listed for all attendees.

08/11/08 - GridView tool update:  to version 1.4.19

    New Feature : Added "Delete appointment" button to support the new functionality in the current EGC versions.

07/07/08 - Exchange GroupCalendar Version 2.0.2 for 64-bit Exchange 2007

 

12/07/07 - Exchange GroupCalendar Version 1.4.16 for 32-bit Exchange (2000/2003)
      
Fixes : 

 

07/01/08 -2.0.0

 

06/28/08 -2.0.0

 

 09/19/07 - 1.4.15

Fixes

 

04/27/07 - 1.4.14

Fixes


New Features :

For the Public to Personal functionality: Event scheduling; this is how it works

Create an item in the groupcalendar with #*# subject and it creates the item in the personal calendar of all groupcalendar members.
In the groupcalendar it shows only one item with [*] subject. When one of the groupcalendar members changes the item in the personal calendar the group item does not change along however it shows [*] ~!!!~ subject to indicate that one of the members is out of sync.. It logs the change in the body text of the group item.
The administrative person can reschedule/change the Event item in the group calendar and it will move / re sync in all user calendars.
The subject will reset back to [*] subject because now all group items are in sync again.
The event can be deleted from all user calendars by adding the special character string #X# to the subject of the item in the groupcalendar.

2 New INI settings:

For large active directory environments it is now possible to boost performance of active directory queries and lowering the load on the domain controllers by defining the root OU.
Example :
The top domain level may be OPUSFLOW.COM but all GroupCalendar users are located in DC Netherlands
In that case you change the following config.ini section


[RootDSE]
UsesThisRoot=DC=opusflow,DC=com


into


[RootDSE]
UsesThisRoot=DC=Netherlands,DC=opusflow,DC=com



Another new setting is

UsewideProxyAddressSearch=YES
When you set this to NO, the search for a user in the active directory will be based on the faster "MAIL" property of the user and not on the ProxyAddress property.
This also lowers CPU usage and boosts performance. After changing the two settings you should do some testing to make sure that everything still works correctly in your environment.


 

03/19/07 - 1.4.013

- Bug fix for public to personal items. No reminders were set on items in the personal calendar. Fixed behavior is that when the delegate sets no reminder for the public item, the personal item will have a reminder at 15 minutes before the start of the appointment.

03/28/07 Grid view updated to version 1.4 ; performance improved 300% / Outlook security warnings fixed.

03/10/07 - 1.4.012

- Bug fix for public to personal items. When created in the public calendar with OWA, items will move to the personal calendar but will not show in the group calendar.

 

02/19/07 -1.40.01


Changes:
- Create items for other users in the group calendar (*)
- Support for custom forms and custom fields (**)
- minor improvements in gcadmin.exe

(*) syntax:   #jack|jane# this is a test.  or #*# this is a test (an item for all users)
(**) You can put this in the config.ini file in c:\exchange group calendar

[CustomFieldNames]
FieldName-1=MyFirstCustomField
DefaultValue-1=just testing
FieldName-2=testing
DefaultValue-2=hello there

etc to max 20 fields

how it works is:
It evaluates the messageclass of the item in the user calendars. If it it a non default form, it checks the config.ini
From there it learns what field names you want to show in the group calendar item.
If the fields are empty and you specified a default value, it writes that as the value


01/15/07 - 1.34.4

- Fixed an issue with empty items in the groupcalendar. The items have an identical start /end time
  and no details. (occur after update of a meeting with OL2003)
- Check & Fix service update for incorrect processing of non consolidated meetings.

To install;
- Stop the check & fix serivce and run the executable from the zip file logged in as Administrator.
- Start the service

 

12/06/06 - 1.34.3

- Fixed an issue with duplicating appointments when the consolidation option is not switched on.

09/30/06 - 1.34.2

- Fixed an issue in the "Check&Fix" server service, which caused it to stop running. 

09/22/06 - 1.34.1

- some small improvements in server service, com+ component and gcadmin tool.

09/13/06 - 1.34

- New: Clean-Up button in step #2 to remove all items of a user from a selected groupcalendar
- User name display settings form fixed: deleting the number in the fields produced an error.
- Bug fix for error message in gcadmin.exe about accessing the registry and problems with duplicates in the groupcalendar on systems with that error.
- German translation for gcadmin.exe added
- New component, server service, added. optional install. The service compares the user calendar with the group calendar and corrects problems.
- Private items, when changed on two way sync enabled groupcalendars, no longer replicate back to the user calendar.
- User label color in step #2. Reset option added.
- Bug fix when you have set a color for a user in step #2 and the you add that user to another groupcalendar, the color is removed.. 
- Functionality added to keep the logfiles under 1 MB and archive them. (some users forget to turn off logging and the log files grow huge)
- Duplicate listings of users in step #2 or #3 of gcadmin.exe fixed
- Added some functionality to improve processing speed for users in an Active Directory child domain.
- Import functionality fixed. It now imports all recurring items when a date range has been selected.

- New Client tool, Grid View

 

06/09/06 - 1.33 

05/02/06 - 1.32.01 

3/28/06 - 1.32

 

01/11/06 - 1.31.2

 

12/17/05 - 1.31.1

 

11/04/05 - 1.31

10/20/05 - 1.30.1

09/26/05 - 1.30

(*) We offer a free license to anyone who translates the software into a not yet supported language.

 

 

06/08/05 - 1.29

05/30/05 - 1.28

05/18/05 - 1.27

03/30/05 - 1.26

 

02/17/05- 1.25

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