Calling All Zimbra Collaboration 8.5 Beta Testers

By | July 9, 2014

The Zimbra Collaboration 8.5 Beta is winding down, and I want to thank everyone who participated and provided feedback. We appreciate your support - it is your input that helps us develop and deliver better software. As an example of this, we received great feedback in the following areas:

  • Exchange Web Services configuration for Outlook for MAC clients
  • A bug found with Android 4.4 devices that prevents mail sync
  • Installation issues on Ubuntu 14.04
  • A bug that causes the mobile touch client to hang in calendar
  • A bug in HTML5 offline mode that prevents log-ins
  • A bug found with MTA configuration in the Admin Console

You can read detailed feedback in our beta forum. If you have not yet downloaded and installed the beta, the latest and final beta release, Beta 3, is now available.

For those who have tried the Zimbra Collaboration 8.5 Beta, we would love to get your overall impressions of the beta release experience. We’ve prepared a brief survey where you can provide additional feedback to help us continue to make improvements.

Thanks again to all who participated in the beta program. Zimbra Collaboration 8.5 will be released later this summer, so please continue to read our blog, newsletter and forums for product announcements.


Comments

  • What happened with Always On? I didn’t see any of that in the previous beta. Has that been scrapped for 8.5?

    Thanks.

    Commented on July 10, 2014 at 10:15 am
  • Hi Nochum,
    I saw a few things for the Always-On in this Beta:
    Move to MariaDB
    Also in installation, you can install Mailbox Role and MTA role with o without web server mode, so this is the first step, for build a distributed architecture with mailbox role only with MariaDB running and syncing data, and other mailbox role serving only the webmail.

    :)

    Kind regards

    Commented on July 11, 2014 at 3:16 am
  • My point was that there was nothing on multi-master (or failover) mailbox nodes in this beta, as far as I could see. Earlier last year there was a post about storage becoming multi-master (or at least failover) capable, I am wondering if that is still futuristic?

    Commented on July 11, 2014 at 8:48 am
    • Always On is being delivered in two phases. Phase 1 in ZCS 8.5 includes the switch to MariaDB, splitting the web client from the mailbox server nodes, and a lot of internal work to prepare for the distributed architecture coming in Phase 2.

      Commented on July 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm
  • Well done to all the (telligent) team for the hard work.
    we support zimbra and open source
    one note from me, please do it something with licences, we need better price to compared with office 356
    thanks

    Commented on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm
  • My point was that there was nothing on multi-master (or failover) mailbox nodes in this beta, as far as I could see. Earlier last year there was a post about storage becoming multi-master (or at least failover) capable, I am wondering if that is still futuristic?

    Commented on July 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm

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