X1 ® Professional Client Blackbird Beta

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X1 ® Professional Client Blackbird Beta

Postby Greg Dawes » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:12 pm

X1 ® Professional Client Blackbird Beta
(Build 3775)


NOTE: Installing this build requires that .NET 3.0 or higher be installed on your computer. Here is the link to the latest .NET 3.5 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en

You can download the X1 Professional Client Blackbird Beta by using this link: (please see new post to Raptor Beta for updated link, viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4155)

**Important Considerations**
- KNOWN DOWNGRADE ISSUE: Downgrading from Blackbird Beta to 6.2.x (or lower) while saving settings will cause issues in the X1 index that prevent the application from launching. If you plan to downgrade from Blackbird Beta, uninstall the X1 client WITHOUT saving settings.

- Remember that we always advise that you uninstall any currently installed version of X1, without saving your settings/preferences, before installing any beta build
- Please restrict all comments regarding this release to this section of the forum
- Any user upgrading from 5.5.5 or previous will be required to rebuild their index files.


Release Notes

New Features (available on the X1 eDiscovery Client)
The X1 eDiscovery Client is a new version of the X1 Professional Client designed for the electronic legal services market. If you are interested in a trial of the X1 eDiscovery Client contact sales at sales@x1.com.

Tag Pane
- Apply tags to files, emails, contacts, calendar and task items indexed in the X1 Client.
- Apply tags to files and PST emails indexed in the X1 Server.
- Add/remove tags via the tag pane right click menu to build your tag list.
- Add/remove folders to organize your tags by dragging tags into them.
- Resize/collapse/expand the tag pane to fit your work area.
- To tag an item, select the item in the X1 results list, click on the tag check box, then hit apply.
- To tag multiple items, select the items in the X1 results list, click on the tag check box, then hit apply.
- To apply multiple tags on an item, select the item in the X1 results list, click on the tags' check boxes, then hit apply.
- Select the option "Select the next result after tagging" if you prefer for X1 to automatically select the next result after you apply a tag.
- To view tags applied to an item, select the item in the X1 results list and view the checkboxes visible in the tag pane.
- To view all items tagged with a particular tag, click on the tag's icon or label in the tag pane.
- If your selected search is a local X1 client search, the "All Search" will load with all the items tagged with the selected tag.
- If your selected search is an X1 Server search, X1 will send a query and return with all items tagged with the selected tag.
- When tagging X1 Server results, a notification will display while the X1 Server processes the tags. Once the tags are processed a new notification will prompt the user to Search again to obtain the tags from the server.
- To restore tags after clearing index/re-indexing go to Tools/Restore Tags. This option will re-apply tags for items that have not changed location or been modified since the time they were tagged.
- Added Group Policy Object that allows centralized creation of global tags. Global tags display in blue font and cannot be modified by the end user.
Report Interface
- The new report interface provides an expanded query dialog that enables users to enter/edit a list of queries and preview/export result metrics.
- The report interface works for local non-federated searches and for X1 Server searches enabled for reporting.
- X1 will parse query terms entered into the main search box into the report query dialog and separate query terms by top-level OR boundaries into separate rows.
- Column or "Filter" queries will not be editable in the report query dialog.
Local X1 Client Reporting:
- When reporting on local items preview the report to see stats on document count per query before exporting detailed results to csv files.
- When exporting, two reports are generated: Summary Report and Document Type Report.
- The Summary Report displays the sample information presented in the preview plus a content size metric.
- The Document Type Report displays the breakdown metrics per document type (Files, Email, Attachments, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks) for each query.
- The reports generated are saved to the local disk (see X1 Reports shortcuts in My Documents folder.
X1 Server Reporting:
- For X1 Server reports, there is no preview report functionality before exporting detailed results to csv files.
- Two reports are generated upon export: Summary Report and Document Type Report with same properties as for local reports.
- In addition, server reporting provides an advanced reporting option that allows users to create custom reports.
- The reports generated are saved in a network share specified in the report dialog.
Enhanced Search Session Logs
- Added "Search Sessions" option in the tools menu that allows users to select/open session logs in a text editor.
- The "Search Sessions" dialog also allows users to verify if the session log has been tampered via the "Verify Log Id" button.
Use of eDiscovery features in X1 Client local index
- Tags and Annotations for the desktop client index are designed for static content email and file repositories.
- Email and files updated, edited, moved or deleted between incremental indexing will lose tags and annotations.
- Given some email clients and backup programs update email/files automatically it is advised that incremental scanning is turned off to preserve tags/annotations.


New Features/Enhancements in the X1 Professional Client
• Added support for indexing removable drives.
- X1 automatically detects removable media when opening the File Indexing Options dialog.
- X1 displays the removable media either the Volume Name or a generic "Removable Disk".
- Removable media drives are NOT selected for indexing automatically. Users must select them for indexing through the File Indexing Options dialog.
- New buttons in the File Indexing Options dialog allow users to add or remove removable media drives for index selection.
- Once a removable media drive is removed X1 will delete the drive results from the index and will not automatically add the drive to the File Indexing Options list.
- If a removable drive is locked or cannot be written to, X1 will not add it to the File Indexing Options list.
- If a removable drive is removed or not available after initial indexing X1 will maintain the results in the index, but will not display a preview.
- Removable drive contents are indexed through the index schedule defined for files (real-time indexing not supported).
- Added Group Policy Object to allow global administration of this feature.
• Enhanced search panes allow for greater flexibility in re-sizing/expanding/collapsing the "All Searches" and "Favorite Searches" panes.
• Enhanced viewer controls for documents replaces tabs with replaced with new navigation arrows under the vertical scroll bar.
• Added method to identify items in index where the maximum number of tokens indexed has been reached..
• Added content indexing for embedded files.
• Added "Send Search by Email" action as an option in the search toolbar customization menu.
• Updated method for warning message on disk space required to caution user once the threshold is below 2x the space needed to optimize the index.
• Added new "Copy to PST" post search action for Lotus Notes emails.
• Added new Group Policy Object to disable warnings for offline vault/PST indexing if these databases are not available.
• Enhanced "Move/Copy" post search actions for Lotus Notes emails with the following new behavior.
- New dialog displays folders (no views).
- User created folders will be created under a root node 'Folders'.
- Copy action creates a new DISTINCT copy of the email(not linked) in the target folder.
- Move action moves the email when moving from source folder to new folder.
- Move action creates a linked copy of the email when moving from a view to a new folder.

Bug Fixes
• Fixed a bug that caused Microsoft Outlook email profiles to become selected for indexing.
• Fixed a bug that generated an error when performing post search action "Go To Folder" on items from an X1 PST profile.
• Fixed a bug that prevented viewing an Outlook folder in the Folder Selection Dialog under Korean setting in a case.
• Fixed a bug that prevented highlighting from working on CJK characters in msg files.
• Fixed a bug that caused Symantec Enterprise Vault archived attachments to display the wrong information for some stubs.
• Fixed a bug that prevented the search query from executing when pasted via the right click menu.
• Fixed a bug that displayed an incorrect preview for CJK and Cyrillic symbols when indexing the Outlook Global Address Book.
• Fixed a bug that caused the option to "Keep Copies of Email in the Index" to select/deselect in real-time.
• Fixed a bug that prevented emails with "_" to be fully selected for entity actions in the preview pane.

Known Issues
• Installer
- Downgrading from Blackbird Beta to 6.2.4 or earlier release requires uninstall without saving index/settings.
- X1 does not clean up Symantec Enterprise Vault Profiles after uninstall.
- Shortcuts for "X1 Report" and "X1 Sessions" in My Documents folders are not remoted after uninstall.
- Error message appears when removing from 'Add or Remove Programs'.
- X1 does not delete created mail profiles after uninstall.
• Lotus Notes
- Slow loading of Lotus databases when trying to add a new database.
- Send by Email, Add to Contacts, and Schedule Time actions on preview pane do not fill in name/email for Lotus Notes.
- Error when creating new email for Lotus Notes 8.5.
- Korean folders are incorrectly displayed in folders tree.
• Files
- Improper font in preview panel for files under Korean settings.
- Korean characters in Excel tab are displayed in broken characters in the preview pane.
- Zip files with CJK characters in the title are displayed incorrectly in the preview pane.
- Add to Zip PSA does not preserve source file location.
• Other
- Delete button does not work when deskbar is undocked.
- Closing X1 leaves "white bar" on desktop at high resolution setting.
- On startup, X1 minimizes to the Taskbar even when told to minimize to system tray.
- Windows Vista: Not completely visible text and buttons in new UI.
- Windows 7: Delay scan settings are grayed out.

X1 Supported Platforms Guide
X1 Technologies goes out of its way to explicitly test our products with a number of third-party products. Our goal is to test and validate that our products work with those products our customers and partners use most frequently. Just because a particular version of the third-party software is not listed on the supported platforms guide does not mean that the product will not work with X1, just that we do not explicitly test that version of the application.

X1 Server/Client Compatibility Guide
X1 Server v2.0 supports X1 Professional Client versions 2.x
X1 Server v2.5.x supports X1 Professional Client versions 5.x & 6.x

Symantec Vault Supported Platform
Symantec Enterprise Vault v6, v7, v7.5, v8 for Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Outlook 2003
Professional Client v5.6 or greater

System Requirements – Desktop Client
256 MB RAM required / 512 MB RAM recommended
1 GB free hard disk recommended
Note: Actual memory and space used depends on number of files and email messages indexed.

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2 & SP3
Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 & SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista & SP1
Microsoft .NET 3.0 and above required.
Email Clients
Lotus Notes & Domino 6.5.x to 8.0.x
Microsoft Outlook XP, 2003 and 2007 & 2007 SP1
Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0
Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5, 2.0

Unsupported Products/Known Issues:
• Plaxo – Versions of the Plaxo Toolbar for Outlook earlier than 2.0 may cause instability in Outlook when used with X1. http://www.plaxo.com/
• IMAP Email Servers – X1 does not support indexing of email messages when using IMAP mailboxes. X1 recommends always storing copies of email messages in a local PST file.
• Microsoft Outlook with MSN Hotmail – X1 does not support indexing of MSN Hotmail email messages synchronized with Microsoft Outlook. http://www.hotmail.com/
• iPodSync – Searching Microsoft Outlook contacts is broken when using iPodSync. http://www.ipod-sync.com/
• Outlook Express – When using X1 to open, forward, or reply to Outlook Express email messages with attachments, the new email message will not contain the attachments.
• Access – Unable to preview Access Database Formats beyond Version 2.0 or indexing any Access Database formats.
• The "Columns" dialog in the "Tools" menu currently controls options for only the first row of column headers.
• Indexing of removable media is not supported.
• Preview of PDF documents with the hidden text property turned on does not preview results.
• X1 does not automatically detect Outlook mail profile default changes while running. X1 needs to be restarted to establish a connection to the new Outlook email profile.
• X1 does not fully support multi-monitor environments.
• X1 must be closed when Symantec Offline Vault is updated.
• Deployment Manager builds DO NOT support push-to-client searches created in the X1 Enterprise Server.
• "Forward" post search action does not work properly for Lotus Notes email multi-selection that contains attachments.
• Performing a "Copy to Folder" PSA on items in a folder with an auto-forward rule causes the rule to be applied again on the items selected.
• X1 Installer will not start X1 after install in Vista to prevent conflicts with Outlook.
• Files RTI is not compatible with Microsoft Vista junction points.
• 64-bit operating systems are not currently supported.
• X1 will ignore registry parameters passed from Windows Vista searches for variables such as My Computer, Recycling Bin, Network Locations, Desktop.
• The F3 command in Windows Vista does not send a query to the default search engine if the cursor is placed in the Windows Explorer search box.
• X1 will not index Lotus Notes email that only appear in the "All Documents" view.
•The "Add to Zip" post search action executes only on items with titles/columns with latin-1 UTF charaters.
• X1 Client upgrades with deskbar enabled in Windows Vista will prompt a Windows Explorer re-start.
• Outlook Real-time indexing applies only to the following folders: Inbox, Deleted Items, and Sent Items.
• Norton 360 on-access firewall and Symantec Endpoint Protection may cause X1 startup problems which result in "Remote Procedure Call Failed".
• X1 does not support double byte characters in the installation or data directory paths.
•X1 does not support double byte characters for the Mozilla Thunderbird and Outlook Express mail clients.
• X1 does not support double byte characters for Lotus Notes passwords.
• X1 only supports PST paths and MAPI profiles that contain characters that map to the locale regional settings.
• A change in locale regional settings requires the user to rename profile names/PST file paths and re-build the X1 index.
• X1 does not support drag & drop of an email with CJK characters in the subject to Outlook 2003.
• X1 search highlighting for files has been turned off for queries that contain CJK characters.
• Multi-row saved searches are no longer supported starting in version 6.5 and above.

Upgrade Considerations:
The following settings will not be preserved upon an upgrade to the 6.0 Professional client:
• Changes to the actions toolbar.
• The "Load X1 at Startup" setting.

Windows Vista User Access Control (UAC) Considerations:
• The following actions require administrator authentication:
- The ability to install X1.
- Registering the product for all users.
- Setting shortcut settings for all users.
-Adding/removing plugins.
• For these actions, an authentication dialog will prompt for a username and password with administrator privileges.

To disable Windows Search on Vista follow these steps:
1. Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.
2. Find the "Windows Search" service.
3. Right-click on the "Windows Search" service and select Properties from the menu.
4. On the Properties > General tab, click the "Stop" button to halt the service, and select "Disabled" from the Startup type pulldown.
5. Click OK to apply the new settings and close the Properties dialog.
Last edited by Greg Dawes on Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:16 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Postby tjh » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:42 am

Excellent I will test it today.

Removable drive indexing, thank you so much!
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