Kerio Connect 8.3 Upgrade

Big Mountain is pleased to announce that the Kerio Connect 8.3 upgrade has been applied to all of our Kerio Connect servers. Here is a list of changes in Kerio Connect 8.3:

Support for digitally signed and encrypted messages in Kerio Connect client

Kerio Connect client now supports S/MIME. Users can digitally sign and encrypt their messages.

Read about the S/MIME features in our Knowledge Base: Support for encrypted and digitally signed messages in Kerio Connect client

Adding user and company contact information in Kerio Connect Administration

Administrators can now add contact details (e.g. names, phone numbers) in user configuration. They can also create Company Locations with details about individual offices and assign them to users/domains.

Read about the new contact features in our Knowledge Base: Adding user and company contact information in Kerio Connect

Creating domain footers with automatic user and company details

You can now add various types of contact information to domain footers. Special placeholders add specific information of individual users from user contact details and from company locations.

Read about the domain footers in our Knowledge Base: Customizing Kerio Connect

Managing Exchange ActiveSync devices from Kerio Connect client

Users can manage the list of their Exchange ActiveSync devices in Kerio Connect client settings. They can view and remove their devices and initiate a device wipe should the device get stolen.

Read about the EAS management in our Knowledge Base: Managing mobile devices and Resetting your mobile devices in Kerio Connect client

Integration with Kerio Operator

You can integrate Kerio Connect with Kerio Operator 2.3. It enables users to click any number in their Kerio Connect client and initiate a call.

Read about the Kerio Operator integration in our Knowledge Base: Integrating Kerio Connect with Kerio Operator and Making calls from Kerio Connect client

Administration interface assistant

Using keywords, you can easily search for location of any section or dialog in the Kerio Connect administration interface.

Read about the interface assistant in our Knowledge Base: Navigating through the Kerio Connect administration interface

Archiving instant messaging

All messages sent over the Kerio Connect Instant Messaging server can be archived now.

Read about the IM archiving in our Knowledge Base: Archiving instant messaging

Kerio Outlook Connector (Offline Edition)

You can add multiple accounts into a single profile in Microsoft Outlook.

Read about this feature our Knowledge Base: Adding multiple account in a single profile in Microsoft Outlook

When sending new messages from Microsoft Outlook, you can now select your aliases as the From address.

Read about this feature our Knowledge Base: Selecting from which address to send messages in Microsoft Outlook

Outlook Voting buttons are supported between Kerio Outlook Connector (Offline Edition) clients.

Changes in System Requirements

Added support

  • Microsoft Outlook 2013 with SP1
  • Internet Explorer 11

Discontinued support

  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard – This applies to both the Kerio Connect server and clients (e.g. Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac, Apple iCal, Apple Address Book, Apple Mail, Safari.)
  • Internet Explorer 7 in Kerio Connect Administration. Windows XP users can upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 for free.
  • Chrome older than version 18 in Kerio Connect Administration and Kerio Connect client
  • Firefox older than version 8 in Kerio Connect Administration and Kerio Connect client
  • Safari older than version 5 in Kerio Connect client

For more details, read Technical Specifications.

As always, if you have any questions about this update, please contact us at 866-910-1070. Thank you.