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16/08/2020 (Zoom Rooms)
Important Reminder: Please ensure your Zoom Rooms and Controllers are running versions 5.0.5 or above by August 16, 2020. Zoom Rooms and Zoom Rooms Controller version 5.0.5 will be released on July 5. This minimum version is required for the room to function, because enhanced encryption between rooms and controllers will be required on this date.
For further information see this article on Zoom.
Some iPads may not have updated automatically please update manually through the App Store. Please call us or log a ticket if you require assitance.
As of the 27/09/2020 new enforcement rules for passcode or waiting room will kick in. Please read the Zoom article linked below for in detail information.
Important Reminder: you will need to update to version 5.x as soon as possible as there has been some changes to enforce End-to-End encryption among others that requires the updated version of the client. The update will be enforced by 30/05/2020
Changes to existing features
New and enhanced features
Version 5 of the Zoom app was release for Desktop and Zoom Room with Mobile Devices soon to come.
I'm sharing the information received from Zoom wich details the changes on version 5.
Important: you will need to update to version 5 as soon as possible as there has been some changes to enforce End-to-End encryption among others that requires the updated version of the client. The update will be enforced by the end of the month and older version will seize to function.
For instructions on how to update please check out our article on updating Zoom.
Subject: What's New at Zoom - 5.0 is Here!
Our CSM team is communicating to customers today with some key details regarding our latest release - Zoom 5.0! Below is the content, please leverage to update RedFish Technologies customers on what's coming in Zoom 5.0.
For more information on our latest enhancements, please reference and subscribe to our Release Notes.
On May 30th, 2020, Zoom will enable GCM encryption across the entire Zoom platform, providing increased protection for meeting data. After May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform. Please begin updating all your clients to Zoom 5.0 now. Zoom admins, visit our 5.0 IT administrator page for more detailed instructions on updating your endpoints to ensure they will be able to support GCM encryption once we cutover on May 30.
Report a User Feature
Meeting hosts and co-hosts can report a user in their meeting who is misusing the Zoom platform. Found in the Security icon, the option sends a report to Zoom’s Trust & Safety team for review. The report can include a specific offense, description, and optional screenshot. The Report a User function is on by default but can be turned off at the account, group, and user level in the Zoom web portal.
Leaving/Ending Meeting Enhancements
With this new UI update, hosts can clearly decide between ending or leaving a meeting. If the host leaves, they can now easily select a new host and have the confidence that the right person is left with host privileges. The host will now be required to assign a new host when leaving the meeting. Additionally, the pop-up message asking if the host would like to leave or end the meeting will now be displayed by the Leave button.
Setting to Allow Sharing of Cloud Recordings
Account owners and admins can enable or disable shared cloud recordings to prevent users from sharing their cloud recordings. This setting is available for individual recordings and at the account, group, and user level and can be locked at the group or account level.
Add Expiration Date for Shared Cloud Recordings
Users can now choose to expire the link for a cloud recording after a set number of days or on a custom date. This setting is available for individual recordings and at the account, group, and user level and can be locked at the group or account level.
Minimum Password Length of 6 Characters for Meeting and Shared Recording Passwords
The minimum password length for both meeting and shared recording passwords will now be 6 characters.
Profile Picture Control
Account admins and hosts can disable the ability for participants to show their profile picture and also prevent them from changing it in a meeting.
Show the Connected Data Center
Users can see which data center they are connected to by clicking on by clicking on the info icon at the top left of the client window.
Select Data Center Regions when Scheduling a Meeting
Users can now select which data center regions they would like their in meeting traffic to use when scheduling a meeting.
[Breaking API Changes] New Password Requirements
This new setting allows account owners and admins to set meeting password and recording password requirements (on the account settings page). This change will affect the below API endpoints if your current meeting or recording passwords do not follow the new password requirement settings if enabled.
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There has been quite a few changes the in the last few weeks, and since most you received training.
- Meeting ID number length has been doubled to reduce the possibility of random Zoom Bombing.
- Mute will now operate as follows: a host will be able to Unmute a participant when they first come in to a meeting or when the Host has muted them. If the participant muted themself they will not be able to unmute them, they can request the unmute and the participant will get a pop up notifying of this and they can choose to unmute or not.
- I have been disabling by default document sharing by non-hosts. This is a recommendation from Zoom to avoid accidental sharing of private information by inexperienced participants. Host and co-hosts can still share. So be aware of who you give host privileges too and make sure they are informed of that they don't inadvertantly reveal privileged or private information.
- You may have noticed a new Shield icon on the desktop