Zimbra Web Client User Interface Changes for ZCS 7.0
This document gives descriptions and examples of some significant user interface changes in VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server 7.0.
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Highlights of new ZWC7.0 Enhancements
Below are key productivity highlights for Zimbra Web Client for email, calendar and collaboration. These features and other features are described in more detail in the pages that follow.
Email Enhancements
GAL People Search
Users can search the Global Address List (GAL) for people within their organization and see detailed information including phone numbers, office location and the contact’s photo.
Restore previously deleted email messages
Users can now self-restore previously deleted email messages from their email Trash folders.
Undo actions when working with email messages and contacts
Mail and Contacts actions (including delete, move and mark messages as Spam) can be undone using the “undo” dialog that displays when an action is performed.
View members of a distribution list
View distribution list members using the Expand link in the email address. The list of group members displays in a dropdown list. Users can select members from the list to send a message.
Filter outbound emails
Users can create rules to filter outgoing messages to sort outgoing messages that are saved in the Sent folder to other folders, to automatically tag messages, or forward an outgoing message to another address.
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Calendar Enhancements
Calendar Scheduling Wizard
The Scheduling Wizard simplifies the process of creating events by automatically suggesting next-available free times and meeting locations across the user’s organization. They can set preferences for preferred meeting times, buildings, locations and room size.
Multi appointment pages open at one time
Users can open more than one appointment page at a time and easily move between the appointment page tabs
Preview the Calendar when reading an email invite
When a meeting invitation is received in ZWC’s mail, users can quickly see that it is a meeting request. The invitee can see the invite along with a snippet of their calendar for that day when they open the message.
Set Your Personal Work hours and days
In Calendar preferences, users can customize their work week and hours worked schedule. In the General section, users select how they want to display their work week view. In the Work week and hours section, users indicate their work week and hours that display in calendar
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Briefcase Enhancements
Briefcase versioning and checkout/check in control
Briefcase files can be checked out and locked allowing users to edit shared files without overwriting each other’s work. When a file is changed in briefcase, a version number is displayed. You can revert to previous versions.
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Other Enhancements
Capability to work offline using Zimbra Desktop 7.0
Zimbra Desktop 7.0 can be used offline or online. There is two-way email, contact, calendar, task and document desktop sync between ZWC and Zimbra Desktop. For more information, go to Zimbra Desktop page at http://www.zimbra.com/products/desktop.html.
Zimbra Connector for Microsoft Outlook
ZCO now supports Outlook 2010. For more information about ZCO, go to http://www.zimbra.com/products/microsoft-outlook-thunderbird-email-client.html.
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Email Features
 
GAL People Search. A new search option called People Search lets users search the Global Address List (GAL) for people within their organization and see detailed information including phone numbers, office location and the contact’s photo. The search autocompletes as the user types, and works with both GAL and personal Address Book contacts.
Restore previously deleted email messages. Users can now self-restore previously deleted email messages from their email Trash folders. They right-click on the email Trash folder and select Recover Deleted Items. This feature is enabled by the administrator.
Undo Action. Mail and Contacts actions (including delete, move and mark messages as Spam) can be undone using the “undo” dialog that displays when an action is performed.
View Distribution List Members. View distribution list members using the Expand link. The list of group members displays in a dropdown list. Users can select specific members from the list. Once the distribution list is selected, the name and email address displays in an email “bubble”.
Send Email Later. A user can delay delivery of an email message and specify the date and time to deliver the message from the Send dropdown menu and selecting Send later. The message is saved in the drafts folder until it is sent. This feature is enabled by the administrator.
Email Address Bubbles. Names in the address field display in a “bubble” rather than as text.
Expand Bubble to Display Distribution List Members. When the bubble option is enabled, and when autocomplete is used to select a distribution list, the bubble includes a + (plus) sign to identify the address as a distribution list. Users can click the + to expand the list to display distribution list members. They can also click on an address in the list to send an individual email to the selected addressee.
Bubble Options When Addressing an Email. When addressing an email, users can right-click on a bubble to display a menu of options, including Delete, Edit, Edit Contacts and other options.
Bubble Options When Reading an Email. When reading an email message, users can right-click on a bubble to display a menu of options, including Add to Contacts, New Email, Advanced Search and other options.
Drag and Drop Bubbles. Users can left-click a single bubble and drag-and-drop it into another address field, or select multiple bubbles by left-clicking and dragging using the “rubber band” selection tool to move bubbles.
Add Multiple Attachments with Multi-Select: Ability to add multiple attachments to an email message using Ctrl and Shift. This feature works similarly while working in Briefcase, as users can select multiple items to upload. Note the multiple attachments selected display on one Attach: line. The multi-select feature is supported in the following browsers: Chrome, Safari 4 and later, and Firefox 3.6 and later.
View Sender List in Conversation Thread. In Conversation view, the sender list can now hold up to the last 8 participants. The earliest message’s author may not be displayed if more than 8 participants are in the conversation thread.
Open and Close Conversations. When viewing conversations in ZWC, users can use the right and left keyboard arrow keys to open and close a conversation view.
Select a conversation by clicking on it once, and press the Right arrow key on the keyboard. The conversation opens.
Alternatively, press the Left arrow key on the keyboard and the conversations closes.
Trusted Addresses/Domains: While viewing messages with external images, the option is given to trust the sender or all senders from that domain. A yellow bar displays under the Subject heading with a link that the user clicks to trust this address. This sets the trusted address for all sender or sends from that domain.
Users can also enter Trusted Addresses on the Preferences page. This lets users create a list of trusted addresses or domains so that images sent in emails from those addresses are automatically displayed in their email message. There is also a new icon for Trusted Addresses.
Configure Printing Font Size. The font size to use when printing an email message can be configured from the Preferences>General page. The font size link has been removed from the file print view.
Spam Label. The Junk label is changed to Spam or Not Spam.
Spam Added to Junk Folder. Items marked as spam are added to the Junk folder.
Finding Emails Sent From or Sent To Sender, Recipient, or Contact: Users can find emails using the following features:
A new right-click option is available when browsing folders, reading messages or when looking at addresses in the Address Book to find emails.
When browsing folders or reading a message, right-click a message or the sender to find emails Received From Sender or Sent To Sender.
When reading a message, right-click an address in the To: or Cc: field to find emails Received From Recipient and Sent To Recipient.
When viewing contacts in the Address Book, right-click an address to find emails Received From Contact or Sent To Contact.
Users can search their Sent folder for emails sent to specific recipients. When users are in their Sent folder, they can select one or more messages, click the To header, and the Find Email to Recipients dialog is populated with the email addresses (To, Cc, Bcc). The search is an AND search. Only messages that include all the recipient addresses are included in the search results.
Set Email Receipt Frequency. The Preferences>Mail<Check for new mail every... includes the options to check As new mail arrives. This feature is enabled by the administrator.
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Calendar Features
Scheduling Wizard. The Scheduling Wizard Suggested Times feature has been changed.
Organizers can now request a list of available locations without adding attendees. After selecting to create a New appointment, the user can click on the Show Suggestions for... link in the Suggested Times area in the Navigation panel to see the list of locations before adding attendees. This “on demand” feature is available when the Suggestion Preferences is set to Manual.
Scheduling a meeting has been enhanced with the Scheduling Wizard, to let the organizer see who is available at different times and what locations may be available as well. As users add attendees to the appointment, a suggestion panel in the Navigation pane shows availability in 30 minute time slots for the attendees and for at least one location.
Set Working Hours. In Calendar preferences, users can customize their work week and hours worked schedule. In the General section, users select how they want to display their work week view. In the Work week and hours section, users indicate their work week and hours that display in calendar.
User’s scheduled work hours as defined in the user’s Work week and hours Calendar preferences are highlighted in the user’s calendars and shown in the calendar new appointment Scheduler view.
Multiple Appointments Opened. Calendar displays a tab when composing a new appointment. Users create the appointment from the appointment page.
Calendar. When a meeting invitation is received in ZWC’s mail, users can quickly see that it is a meeting request. The invitee can see the invite along with a snippet of their calendar for that day when they open the message.
An organizer can right click on a meeting to see the status of attendees, including the count for those who have accepted, those who have declined, and those with no action yet.
Saving Appointment Pages. The Save and Close link is displayed when creating an appointment without attendees. When Save and Close is clicked, the appointment is saved to the user’s Calendar. When attendees are added to the appointment page, the options on the toolbar change to Send, Save, Close. The Save option lets users save a meeting invite as a draft to send later. The appointment request is not sent to the attendees.
Create a Copy of a Meeting. Users can create an appointment similar to an existing appointment by right-clicking on the existing appointment and selecting Create a Copy, and then pasting it to another date and time.
Email and SMS Notifications. Users can now configure email addresses and SMS numbers to receive task and appointment reminders. This can be done either from the task or appointment, or from the Preferences>Notifications page.
Setting Date Ranges. The Calendar List View now supports a custom date range.
Recipients Response. Recipients of a meeting invitation can send email to the meeting organizer and all attendees.
Organizers can modify the Suggestion Preferences dialog to set up the preferences for locations and how the Suggested Times work.
Left-click Suggested Times to display the Suggestion Preferences dialog. Then click the Suggestions radio button for either of the following:
Automatic The Suggested Times panel automatically populates once the user starts entering attendees name(s) to the invitation.
Manual — Setting to manual allows users to get suggestions on demand. The user must click on the Show Suggestions for (date) link in the Suggested Times panel to display the list of available locations.
Setting Timezones in Calendar. Ability to set timezone for start and end time when creating an appointment. Enable this option from the Preferences > Calendar page by checking Show timezone for the start and end time when creating an appointment.
When enabled, timezone selectors are shown next to the start and end times on the create appointment form. Click the dropdown menu to select a timezone.
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Briefcase Features
 
Version Control. Briefcase displays file version number.
Checking In and Out. Briefcase files can be checked out and locked so that users cannot overwrite each others’ work.
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Tasks Features
 
Tasks Tabs. Tasks displays a tab when composing a new task.
Tasks Status. Tasks To-Do list updated to include Waiting on someone else only when waiting is overdue.
Tasks. User interface improvements for Tasks application.
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Miscellaneous Features
 
Tags and Folders. More color options are available when users select More Colors...
Trash Folders. Calendar and Tasks pages now have trash folder.
New Attachment Tabs. The Add Attachment dialog now includes tabs to attach for Mail, Contacts, and Briefcase files.
Find Shares. The Find shares link in the Overview pane lets users quickly find and add folders that have been shared with them.
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ZCS 7.0
March 2011