VidyoConnect™ is Vidyo's enterprise meeting solution for team collaboration. It offers a unified experience across desktop, WebRTC, and mobile devices. This article describes version 18.5.1 of the VidyoConnect desktop application.
What's New in This Release
Resolved Calendar Integration Issues with Outlook®
- VidyoConnect for Desktop users should now be able to successfully sync their Outlook calendars with VidyoConnect. This includes the latest version of Microsoft® Outlook 2016, Microsoft Outlook 2013, and Microsoft Office 365®.
- The following table lists the versions of Outlook we have tested with VidyoConnect on Windows 10 64-bit and Windows 7 32-bit:
Windows 10 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit Office Professional Plus 2016 16.0.4738.1000 64-bit
Microsoft Office Standard 2010 14.0.7224.5000 64-bit
Office 365 Business Essentials
Vidyo support for Microsoft Office updates follows the Semi-Annual Channel for twice-a-year updates in January and July (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/overview-of-update-channels-for-office-365-proplus#BKMK_SAC).
Upgrading from VidyoDesktop™
If you're currently using VidyoDesktop, we encourage you to upgrade to VidyoConnect to access all the latest features. To learn more about the steps required, refer to the Transition from VidyoDesktop to VidyoConnect article. If you would like help transitioning to VidyoConnect, please contact your customer success manager (CSM) or email email@example.com.
We also invite you to visit our VidyoConnect page to find out more about the VidyoConnect applications, the benefits of moving to our cloud services, and the plans we offer.
Platform and Browser Compatibility for VidyoConnect for Desktop
The following table defines the compatibility between VidyoConnect version 18.5.1 and OS platforms.
OS X Platforms
|Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit||
Mac OS X 10.14.x
|Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit||
Mac OS X 10.13.x
The tables above reflect Vidyo’s current test matrix. Other platforms and browsers may also work, but they are not officially supported.
Portal Compatibility for On-Premises VidyoConnect Customers
If you are an on-premises customer, refer to the Vidyo Compatibility Matrix article to determine which version of the portal your VidyoConnect release is compatible with.
Resolved and Known Issues
The following table lists the resolved issues in VidyoConnect for Desktop version 18.5.1:
VidyoConnect for Desktop Version 18.5.1 - Resolved Issues
|Vidyo resolved an issue where VidyoConnect for Desktop users running Microsoft Outlook 2016, Microsoft Outlook 2013, or Microsoft Office 365 were unable to sync their Outlook calendars with the VidyoConnect application.|
The following table lists the known issues in VidyoConnect for Desktop version 18.5.1:
|VidyoConnect for Desktop Version 18.5.1 - Known Issues|
|NEP-11378||When sharing from WebRTC as a camera muted user, remote participants viewing the conference in theater layout can experience a delay in seeing the content share and only see the user’s audio tile. Share is displayed after the loudest speaker changes.|
|NEP-11217||If the Downloads folder has a name that includes non-English characters, the VidyoConnect application fails to automatically upgrade and the message “Window cannot find [folder name]” appears.|
|NEP-11188||When using Windows 7 or 10 64-bit, clicking "Quit VidyoConnect" does not quit the application if it is the first time VidyoConnect is being used after it was installed via the Admin installer.|
|NEP-11179||For Windows 10 users, the auto start setting in VidyoConnect may not be correctly reflected in your system Startup items. Please note that the application auto launch behavior follows what you have configured in the Startup settings. If disabled under Startup, VidyoConnect will not auto start even if the setting is checked in application settings.|
|NEP-11165||When the VidyoConnect application window size is reduced so that all video tiles cannot be seen, a user that is not on the stage cannot be pinned two or more times.|
|NEP-11158||If a VidyoConnect user has two monitors and shares the second monitor, the correct monitor is shared; however, VidyoConnect does not properly display a blue frame around the second monitor to indicate that it is being shared.|
|NEP-11155||If a VidyoConnect user directly calls another user and then leaves the call, the called user receives a notification that the caller left the call as well as an erroneous notification that they (the callee) left the call.|
|NEP-11071||If a VidyoConnect user is in their own PIN-protected room and they invite another user to join that room, the invited user cannot join the room even when they accept the invitation.|
When the VidyoConnect for Desktop application is launched on a Windows laptop that is connected to an Aastra 6725ip phone, the phone lights up red to show that it is in use, the UI displays "Computer Audio in Use", and the phone icon switches to busy.
If this occurs, quit VidyoConnect to cause the phone to return back to its normal state.
|NEP-11026||The "Password Reset" button may inadvertently appear when using the VidyoConnect client on an LDAP tenant. If this button is pressed, nothing will occur since the button should not be displayed for these clients.|
|NEP-11021||After the loudest speaker in a call switches to different participants a few times, the VidyoConnect application may begin to incorrectly indicate who the loudest speaker is.|
|NEP-10909||If a room name consists of two or more words, the spaces between the words change to underscores when the VidyoConnect application is refreshed.|
|NEP-10846||If a meeting invitation is generated from a contact's details page, the invitation cannot be sent.|
|NEP-10818||If one participant in a VidyoConnect call momentarily disconnects while another participant changes their peripheral devices, the participant who disconnected may not receive audio, video, and chat messages from the participant who switched devices, nor will they receive indication that there was a connection issue.|
|NEP-10798||The activity indicator is enabled on HP Webcam HD 2300 while in a call with muted audio and video and should show the camera is not in use.|
|NEP-10791||Users are not able to connect their Exchange calendar when using 32-bit VidyoConnect installed using MSI on a 64-bit OS.|
|NEP-10789||When a user adds a room to "favorites" and then searches for this room, the room is displayed incorrectly without the white star indicator in search results.|
|NEP-10766||Unable to join more than two legacy endpoints to the same conference.|
|NEP-10765||Recording URL displayed for Admin after recording was stopped.|
|NEP-10748||Only 14-15 tiles are displayed in grid view in mass call.|
|NEP-10610||When a user with a controllable camera (camera owner) mutes or unplugs the camera while it is being remotely controlled, the user is dropped from the call with a frozen app screen.|
|NEP-10595||While a user is in a multi-participant call and CPU constrained, VidyoConnect resource manager now takes a few minutes longer to drop video tiles.|
|NEP-10546||User doesn't see invitation to the call after acknowledging the Login Banner.|
|NEP-10526||The shortcut for the VidyoConnect application does not appear on the desktop or in the Start menu of restricted users who were installed via the admin installer by an admin user.|
If a user quits the Outlook application, the VidyoConnect application will be is unable to sync with the Outlook calendar and will display the “There was a problem syncing with your meeting calendar" error message. In order for the calendar integration to work, the user needs to relaunch Outlook, restart VidyoConnect, and then reconnect the Outlook calendar.
To successfully sync your Outlook calendar with the VidyoConnect application, you must keep the Outlook application open.
|If a legacy endpoint is invited and then disconnected from the Control Meeting page, the DTMF dialer continues to display in the left panel and DTMF tones continue to be sent.|
|NEP-10395||An admin who was invited to the meeting cannot invite other users.|
|NEP-10282||MSI: Uninstall does not remove VidyoConnect files.|
|NEP-10280||Occasionally for Lenovo T440P machines running Windows 7, the audio devices fail to work after computer resumes from sleep mode.|
|NEP-10258||iFrames from a different tenant are displayed if user was logged in there.|
|NEP-10220||User who left while network was lost is displayed in call.|
|NEP-10081||'Setup is loading' pop up is displayed in English.|
|NEP-9942||It may take several minutes to receive audio and video when joining very large conference with WebRTC.|
|NEP-9941||User that was muted the entire call does not appear unless pinned; appears as black tile when unpinned.|
|NEP-9746||When using the whiteboard feature, if a user selects the Text tool, types some text, and then undocks their laptop, the text is not saved on the whiteboard.|
|In certain cases (such as when using Windows 7 or when the OS language is set to a language other than English), if a PowerPoint presentation is shared in Edit mode and then the user starts the slide show, the presentation does not switch to Slideshow mode but rather remains in Edit mode.|
|NEP-9636||When the network gets disconnected on a PC with a VirtualBox installed, the appropriate message “To report the problem, you can generate logs to send to technical support” is not displayed.|
|When using the Text tool on the whiteboard, various issues may occur. For example, the text box cannot be resized after the user types a few lines of text and the layout of the text in the text box may change when the user exits from the text box.|
|NEP-9313||When using the whiteboard feature, if a user selects to draw using the triangle, the cursor does not quite align properly with the triangle.|
|NEP-8770||When using the whiteboard feature, if a user creates a page and gives it a title, but then uses “undo” and “redo” a number of times, the page loses its title.|
|NEP-8426||If a user calls another user, but then the called user leaves the conference right after clicking the Answer button, the conference remains in progress on the caller’s side, the participant counter shows 0, and the caller can’t leave the conference.|
If a user clicks “Join” to join a call and then downloads the client, the user will be unable to log in as a guest if auto login is enabled and they have an expired access token.
When this occurs, the login page appears and the user can log in using their username and password.
When using VidyoConnect on Windows, using the PrintWindow function occasionally causes VidyoConnect to hang.If this occurs, either restart Windows or find the application that is causing PrintWindow to hang and close it.
|NEP-8131||Closing the VidyoConnect window doesn’t prevent a user from joining a call. Therefore, if a user clicks to join a room and then closes the VidyoConnect window, that user will actually join the call.|
|NEP-8107||If all the participants in the call have muted their cameras, the VidyoConnect screen is blank until someone speaks.|
|NEP-7936||An alias cannot be added to favorites; however, aliases do appear under the Rooms tab.|
For users with muted audio who dial out to a legacy endpoint, the application is unable to send DTMF tones.
If a Windows 10 user who has the VidyoConnect app installed opens the Start menu, searches for “Apps and features”, and then enters VidyoConnect as the app that they want to uninstall, the VidyoConnect uninstaller does not launch; instead, the User Account Control dialog box displays.If this occurs, manually launch the VidyoConnect uninstaller from the from %LOCALAPPDATA%\VidyoConnect folder.
|NEP-7743||When using web proxy with basic authentication, the VidyoConnect application cannot connect to Google Calendar.|
|NEP-7299||If a room owner mutes all the cameras and microphones via the Control Meeting page and then goes back to the VidyoConnect interface and unmutes himself/herself, the Control Meeting page continues to show that the room owner is muted.|
|NEP-7250||Some default Windows apps, such as Photos, Calendar, and Groove, do not appear in the application share list.|
|NEP-7212||When using the Outlook Add-on, the erroneous error message “There was an error connecting to portal. Internal Server Error (500)” appears when a user tries to create a meeting using a deleted or disabled room.|
Joining calls is not possible if web proxy is enabled with authentication after logging in. This still occurs even after removing the web proxy.
If this occurs, log out and then log back in.
|NEP-6836||When guest users or web browser users join a call with their cameras and microphones muted, they see audio-only tiles on the VidyoConnect in-call screen.|
|NEP-6706||The “Joining the call” message continues to display for three to four seconds after all the video tiles appear.|
|NEP-6431||When a user has more than one display and shares a PowerPoint slideshow when Presenter View is enabled, both the slideshow and Presenter View are shared.|
|NEP-6250||If a voice-only user who has no camera joins a call, the notification in the Participants list erroneously states "This user's camera is unavailable" rather than stating that the user has no camera.|
When in Theater Mode, if all cameras are muted and then unmuted from the Control Meeting page, only one tile appears.If this occurs, switch to Gallery View to see all the tiles or disconnect and rejoin the call.
When a new meeting is created, Outlook crashes one time after each clean installation of VidyoConnect on Windows 10 32-bit with Microsoft Outlook 2016.
If a user has the room details page open at the same time the admin sets a PIN for the room, when the user clicks the Join button, they will not be asked to enter the PIN nor will they be able to join the room.If this occurs, re-open the room details page. You will then be asked to enter the PIN.
|NEP-5956||If a monitor is shared from a Mac, the other participants in the conference see the shared monitor but they also see the highlighted borders and the Share icon.|
If a conference participant selects an application to share and then minimizes the application, that participant’s view will appear as if they are sharing the content, but the remote users will not see the shared content.
When using a Mac and sharing content, occasionally the “This video will resume when the remote connection improves” may appear on the tile that is displaying the shared content.
|NEP-4921||If a user’s camera is being used by an application other than VidyoConnect, and then the user joins a call with VidyoConnect, that user will not see a notification that their camera is in use by another application.|
|NEP-4801||Due to an OS limitation, while a participant is sharing their screen, the green outline that appears around the shared content does not include the taskbar even though the other conference participants can actually see the taskbar.|
|NEP-4313||Due to a limitation in Outlook on a Mac, when a meeting is scheduled via VidyoConnect on a Mac, the attendees’ availability information does not appear.|
|NEP-4047||Echo can be heard for approximately one second after a headset is disconnected from a MacBook Pro or a MacBook.|
|NEP-3890||When a user loses their network connection before accepting an incoming direct call, the ringing continues until the call times out.|
|NEP-3827||No notification is displayed to the caller when they initiate a direct call if they are using a portal where Scheduled Rooms have been disabled.|
|NEP-3685||The incorrect CDR call completion code displays when the call is ended by the caller.|
|NEP-3684||Incorrect CDR entries display when an incoming call times out.|
|NEP-3676||Incorrect CDR entries display when an outgoing direct call is cancelled.|
|NEP-3657||The “Invite this user” button only appears near a contact’s name on the Contacts list when the cursor hovers over that contact’s name.|
|NEP-3648||If a call is initiated from the Missed Call notification, VidyoConnect places the call even if the person being called is offline.|
|NEP-3635||If a user returns a call to a second user from the Missed Call notification at the same time the second user is calling them again, the incoming call notification still appears.|
|NEP-3467||If the network is slow and a user is the first participant to join a call, the user sees a “[username] has joined the conference” message instead of the “You’re the only person in the call” message.|
|NEP-3187||If a user has more than one display and shares the main display, the video window does not move to the non-shared display.|
|NEP-3112||When all UDP and TCP ports are blocked except for ports 80 and 443, logging in to the VidyoConnect application and joining calls with VidyoConnect takes between 15 and 30 seconds longer than when the UDP and TCP ports are not blocked.|
|NEP-3077||Network changes and user/tenant information retrieved from the portal is not refreshed after login is completed.|
|NEP-3015||While in a call, a user cannot set a room access code for any of their public rooms except for the room that they’re currently in.|
|NEP-2823||If a user launches the HTML Control Meeting page of a public room, selects the ‘”Mute audio and allow participants to re-enable” option from the Control Meeting page, unmutes locally from VidyoConnect, and selects the “Disable video and allow participants to re-enable” option from the Control Meeting page, both the audio and video are disabled.|
|NEP-2665||If a user clicks the Moderate button more than one time while in the same room, that user is prompted to enter their username and password again.|
|NEP-2657||When two or more users start sharing content simultaneously, none of the shared content is displayed.|
|NEP-2308||If the VidyoConnect application is installed on a system that already has another Vidyo product installed, the number of installs increases by one on the Super and Admin Portal System License pages.|
|NEP-2129||If a Tenant admin changes the name of a room, VidyoConnect users do not see the new room name in the UI until they log out and log back in.|
|NEP-1545||The list of applications available to share shows multiple thumbnails for Microsoft Office for Mac applications.|
|NEP-1069||When using a Mac and sharing a document from one application with several instances available for sharing (e.g., two Word documents and two PowerPoint presentations); the selected document should display in the foreground and be marked as highlighted. Instead, the selected application does not display in the foreground and the highlighted area floats on the screen.|
|NEP-347||If an update is made to a contact’s information (such as the first or last name, email address, etc.), the information doesn’t appear on the VidyoConnect user interface until the application is restarted.|
Content Sharing Known Limitation
The following table lists the lists the known OS limitation when sharing content with VidyoConnect:
|Content Sharing Known Limitation|
|Windows 10 and 8.1||
Universal Window Platform (UWP) applications that are displayed in a window on the desktop cannot be shared.Applications that render all or part of their window’s content using Microsoft DirectComposition, such as Chrome 50 and Firefox 46, cannot be shared. Instead, the user must share the entire display.