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Y2K + 10. Xobni now fully supports Outlook 2010 32-bit and 64-bit!

by Josh Jacobson

Remember the massive effort undertaken to make sure that the world’s technology was ready for Y2K? The BBC reported that the work done in preparation for Y2K cost over $300 billion. Most of that work was considered a success if it remained completely invisible.

At Xobni, we’ve had our own little Y2K in recent weeks (minus the $300 billion price tag) and we call it “Y2K+10.” When Microsoft announced that Outlook 2010 would be available to consumers in June, we were excited to integrate with the updated platform. Since then, a select group of us have been heads-down (others were slightly pre-occupied). Integrating with the new 64-bit flavor of Outlook accounted for a hefty portion of the effort, though users of all versions of Outlook + Xobni will now benefit from that groundwork.

Today, I’m pleased to announce that Xobni now fully supports Outlook 2010 – a full six weeks prior to the expected consumer launch of the brand-new version of Outlook. In addition, Xobni 1.9.2 is also fully compatible with the free Outlook 2010 beta that is currently available to the public.

While most of our focus has been on making Xobni work seamlessly with Outlook 2010 (in fact this has been the #1 feature request recently), we have also incorporated Xobni into the new Outlook ribbon for 2010-only functionality. In addition, there are a few features, detailed below, that will be attractive to Xobni users with Outlook 2003 and 2007 as well.

So please download Xobni 1.9.2 (build 10908) and enjoy the “invisible” features today. 🙂

Update: CNET’s Download.com has given Xobni five out of five stars! See the full review.
Update 2: Build 10605 has been replaced with build 10908 to fix an “Xobni not loading” issue that some were experiencing.

(All features mentioned below are new since version 1.9.1 build 10169):

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Outlook 2010 Compatibility

  • All features available in previous versions are now working and optimized for Outlook 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit) public beta version and later.
  • New Quick-Access in the Ribbon (see illustration)
    – Search from Ribbon when Xobni sidebar is collapsed
    – Show/Hide Xobni sidebar with one click
    – Xobni menu always available
  • If multiple Outlook windows are open, clicking “Show/Hide Xobni” will move the Xobni sidebar to your current Outlook window.

Non-Administrator Install

  • Many users who are not “administrators” on their computers can now install Xobni.

Other Enhancements

  • Fewer conflicts experienced with other add-ins (Trend Micro Anti-Spam, for example)
  • Xobni AutoSuggestions can be deleted from the compose screen. Simply highlight the suggested email address you’d like to delete and hit the “delete” key. If you email that address again in the future, the suggestion will return after the next Xobni index process takes place.
  • Twitter profile images now show in business card area if a Twitter name is already chosen (see illustration).

More Minor Changes

  • Users of Xobni One who have more than one copy of Outlook will now see profile photos transfer from one Xobni sidebar to the other.
  • Photos of people appear in the Network tab instead of small grey or orange icons.
  • The Network section has been moved below the Files Exchanged section.
  • Task bar is now to the left of the Xobni bar in Outlook 2010
  • Xobni shows the recipient of the currently-selected email if the email is from you, no matter what folder it’s in. This is helpful for users that keep their sent mail outside of the default Sent Items folder.

Known Issues

  • In Outlook 2010, the minimized Xobni is slightly wider than in Outlook 2007
  • When the Xobni installer completes and runs Outlook for the first time, the message “Windows Desktop Search is not available” may appear at the bottom of Outlook. Restarting Outlook solves this permanently (details).

Please continue to let us know how we can keep improving your productivity through the Xobni Community, and thank you to everyone who participated in the topics that helped inform today’s update.

General info: After you download, you will be prompted to close Outlook and the new Xobni version will be installed. All of your data (merges, contact information entries) will be maintained, no matter what version you are using currently.
If you have already purchased Xobni Plus, this download will simply update your software. You will not need to sign in again and no extra fee is required.

Thanks for using Xobni!

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Xobni 1.9: Improved Outlook 2010 Beta Compatibility, A New Way to Win Xobni Plus, and More

We’re proud to announce that Xobni 1.9.0 (build 9662) is now available. This version is strongly recommended for anyone using Outlook 2010 beta (32-bit), and anyone interested in putting the latest and greatest Xobni improvements to work! Download it now, or read more about the latest changes.

(All features mentioned below are new since version 1.8.5 build 9142):

Improved Outlook 2010 Beta Compatibility

  • The Xobni sidebar displays more reliably and consistently for various view configurations of Outlook 2010 beta (32-bit). Of course, we will fully support all versions of Outlook 2010 when Microsoft releases them for sale to the public.
  • Installer screen is now more informative when installing Xobni into Outlook 2010 (screenshot)

Note: If you have a 64-bit operating system, and would like to test Outlook 2010 beta + Xobni today, simply install the popular 32-bit version of Outlook 2010 beta and then install Xobni.

Brand New “Out of Box” Experience

  • If you install Xobni for the first time, you’ll see a new video display inside the sidebar (no more video pop-up). We’re really proud of it! See it in full size here.
  • If you’d like to share fun facts with your contacts, we now open a message for you to customize instead of sending the email right away.

Improved Invitations (the Heart Button)

New Xobni Invitations

(Just click the heart button at the bottom of Xobni to see these improvements)

  • Brand-new interface for inviting contacts to join Xobni, including photos and improved suggestions (based on Xobni Rank and whether they’ve sent you mail using Outlook)
  • Users will also randomly receive the chance to win Xobni Plus when they invite others.

Twitter

Xobni Twitter Improvements

  • If signed in to the Twitter Extension, more data is shown about each Twitter name to help you choose the right one for your Xobni contacts — just hover over each name to see more information (you only need to do this once per contact).
  • Twitter feeds are checked more often (every two minutes)

Better Automatic Phone Number Extraction

  • Better recognition of phone numbers and fax numbers
  • Filtering out more conference call numbers and bridge lines
  • Productivity Enhancements

    Xobni Productivity Update

    • This may be a big time savings for many of our users: Now you can right-click on an email anywhere in Xobni to open that message in a new Outlook window (instead of clicking through to see it in detail in Xobni first).
    • Support for the “shift-delete”, “shift-insert,” and “control-insert” keyboard shortcuts for cut, paste, and copy in the Xobni search bar
    • The “Copy Email” command now copies the date of the email and everyone in the to: line.
    • Photos and job titles for your highest-ranked contacts are fetched as soon as you install Xobni (instead of waiting till you access their Xobni profiles)
    • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements

    Whew! Please continue to let us know how we can keep improving your productivity through the Xobni Community, and thank you to everyone who participated in the topics that helped inform today’s update.


    General info: After you download, you will be prompted to close Outlook and the new Xobni version will be installed. All of your data (merges, contact information entries) will be maintained, no matter what version you are using currently.

    If you have already purchased Xobni Plus, this download will simply update your software. You will not need to sign in again and no extra fee is required.

    Thanks for using Xobni!

    Download the Latest Xobni Now


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