X1 Search 8.3 Public Beta (Build 5001kw) *UPDATED

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X1 Search 8.3 Public Beta (Build 5001kw) *UPDATED

Postby Jerald Metz » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:26 pm

Greetings Beta Community!

We are pleased to announce the public beta for X1 Search 8.3!

This version includes many updates to our SharePoint connector, including support for SubSite searching, new PSAs, exposure of Document Version detail, and more. We have also added UI features such as a zoom control for email and html items, the ability to change the font size of results, and an indication of search terms in refinement columns.

As always, we've also worked to tackle as many bugs and crashes as possible.

NOTE: We are not using in-application upgrades for this beta, so you'll need to use the installers we post in the forums during this beta period.

I've updated the link below and it is now working properly:

http://download.x1.com/downloads/pro/beta_8_3/X1SearchSetupBeta.exe

If you are running a version prior to 8.X, we recommend uninstalling your older X1 Search client before installing this beta.

NOTE: This build will expire on 11/1/14. All beta users will need to upgrade to the GA version prior to this date to continue using X1 Search.

Release Notes

New Features

    * Added SharePoint Saved Search features to allow for easier searching of sub-sites
    * Added version tab for SharePoint documents preview
    * Added List View tab for SharePoint Lists
    * Added Get More Columns control to allow user to retrieve additional metadata for SharePoint items
    * Added new Copy To PSA for SharePoint
    * Added View In Library PSA for SharePoint
    * Added Send By Email PSA for SharePoint
    * Added ability to initiate a blank search on SharePoint sub-sites
    * Added new messaging for Brokered Searches
    * Added option to change font size for results
    * Added zoom control for email preview
    * Various Brokered Search UI improvements
    * Added "Email and Attachments" federated search
    * Changed "Files" federated search to "Files and Attachments"
    * Moved option to search within attachments to Saved Search Pane for Outlook Email searches
    * Removed default "Music" search for new installs
    * Added color indicator when any terms are entered into refinement columns
    * Various UI improvements

Bug Fixes

    * Fixed bug that would cause "No Results" message to appear during Brokered Searches
    * Fixed an issue preventing proper highlighting for SharePoint phrase searches
    * Fixed a crash when user mailbox has thousands of folders
    * Various additional bug fixes

Additional comments about a few features:

1. SharePoint subsite searching

X1 now supports the ability to target searches to subsites (for SharePoint 2010 and later). We have added a new option when adding or editing a SharePoint Data Source. After hitting 'Next' on the main configuration page, you will be presented with the option to configure subsites. The following screen allows you to either browse your SharePoint site or search for sites by site name. Here's a screenshot:

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Once you've selected some subsites and choose 'Finish' we will create Saved Searches for those sites:

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2. Brokered Searching

We've cleaned up the status messages while performing Brokered Searches (Rapid, SharePoint) and we've moved the Get More / Get All controls to the results pane. We've also added the ability to clear just your refinements, while leaving the primary search in place:

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3. Column Refinement notification

We've added a feature that causes the refinement headers to change color whenever a search term has been entered into any column. This gives you a visual indicator that you currently have refinements affecting your results, even if the terms are in a column not currently visible in the results pane.

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4. Results Pane Font Size

We have added an option to allow you to change the font size used for results. This change will also impact how many results you are able to view in the results pane at one time. This is available via Menu > Options > Search tab.

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As always, this is beta software. Bugs can and will happen, so please be prepared for unexpected behavior.

Please post any issues or thoughts on this version here to the forums. You can also use the "Send feedback" button within the X1 Search client to email us.

Thank you all again for your support and continued participation in our beta program!
Jerald Metz
Product Manager, X1 Search 8

Please feel free to reach me directly at jmetz (at) x1 (dot) com
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