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|Update||Lookup engine TelSearch (CH)|
The web URL to the key request page was outdated. API keys entered would not always be saved, this was fixed.
|Update||Lookup engine Tel.Search (CH)|
TAPICall had a risk of potentially crashing in the results evaluation. This was fixed.
|Update||Call info balloon can be moved|
The call info balloon window can now be moved to an arbitrary place on the desktop at display time.
|Update||Call control window|
The call control window would sometimes stay open after a call was disconnected even though it is configured to close automatically. This was fixed.
|Neu||Free positioning of info balloon|
The info balloon window can now be placed anywhere. Three modes are possible:
|Neu||Full text search in call list|
The call list window now features a full text search across all entries. The input field is shown in the top right corner and can also be jumped into by <F3> or <Ctrl-F>.
|Update||Reconnecting the TAPI service provider|
Reconnecting the current device would often fail, and not actually cause a reconnection. The reconnection is now done in two steps. First, the TSP is disconnected and reconnected, and if that does not succeed, the entire Windows TAPI connection is reconnected as well.
The startup delay is skipped if Outlook is already running for longer than the startup delay period. This will reduce the times where the startup delay is applied to cases where it makes sense performance-wise.
|Update||Call list: limits|
The default limits of the call list were reduced to a maximum age of 30 days and a maximum amount of 100 entries
|Update||Lookup engine DasOertliche (DE)|
Using the German lookup engine DasOertliche with a current location outside Germany would cause phone numbers to have the wrong international identifier in lookup results
|Update||Folder for creating new contact items|
If new contacts were configured to be created in a specific folder instead of the personal contacts folder, then issues during the folder retrieval could lead TAPICall to fall back to the default and create new contacts locally again. This issue is more likely to happen if favorite public folders are used.
|Update||Lookup engine DasOertliche.de|
A possible infinite loop was fixed that would TAPICall to appear crashed.
|Update||Using internal extensions in reverse lookup|
If reverse lookup for a number that contains an internal extension (DDI) does not find a match, the number is shortened, and lookup is repeated. In this case, previous versions would not preserve the original number containing the DDI to create it in the contact item. This was fixed.
|Update||Fritz!Box setup / outbound test call|
Making an outbound call in the Fritz!Box setup wizard would fail as long as no Fritz!Box definition existed. This was fixed.
|Update||Fritz!Box: improved setup process|
The process for setting up a Fritz!Box had a few flaws which are now fixed:
Hotkeys were sometimes not restored after leaving the configuration dialog. This was fixed.
|Update||Fritz!OS 7.0 SSL certificate usage|
Beginning with Fritz!OS 7.0, Fritz!Boxes are using SSL a certificate. When using the IP address, the certificate is invalid (it is bound to the host name fritz.box). TAPICall now ignores this to ensure the communication is still possible.
|Update||Reverse lookup in DasOertliche|
The portal may render alternative entries in case a phone number could not be matched. These are now ignored by TAPICall as they are misleading (actually there should be no result if no match could be found)
|Update||Advice on error 0x80072F7D occurring due to missing Microsoft patch|
On error 80072F7D, TAPICall will offer to open Microsoft's support page for downloading a patch which fixes the problem.
|Update||Support for TLS 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 for web requests to online lookup directories|
These protocols are marked secure for TAPICall to help remove the error causing a message An error occured in the secure channel support.
|Update||Internet connection test|
The settings page Internet could not successfully complete the connection tests. The was fixed.
|Update||Simulation / Displaying contacts|
Simulating an inbound call including reverse lookup caused the Show contact button to show an error message. The contact would not open eventually. This was fixed.
|Update||Search window / alternative matches: create new contact with same address|
If somebody is calling whose extension ID is yet unknown, but contacts exist that might serve as alternative matches (e.g. if the root number is equal), one of the matches can be picked to create a new unnamed contact that contains the same data as the original except for the contact name.
|Update||WinHTTP: support TLS 1.0 as secure|
Using online lookup engines could result in the following error message:
80072F7D - An error occurred in the secure channel support
This might have been caused by WinHTTP's default setting to reject TLS 1.0 connections as secure. This is now explicitly accepted.
|Update||Alternative lookup matching entries|
On clicking the hint about alternative matching entries in the balloon window, the Search window would often show the entries just for a very short time until they would disappear. This was fixed.
|Update||Lookup engines: Phone number evaluation|
The usage of phone numbers from online phonebook results were improved. All phone numbers found are saved in contacts, and if applicable, extensions are properly separated from the root ID
|Update||TAPI: dropping calls from within the balloon window or TAPICall's main menu|
Clicking the 'drop' button in the balloon window or using the 'Drop active call' in TAPICall's main menu would fail sometimes in older versions, especially with calls placed with TAPICall's CTI funtionality. The management of such calls was improved and stabilized.
|Update||Fritz!Box: selection of dial port in Search window|
The Search window now offers new menu items in the Settings menu as well as the pop-up menu that appears on right clicks in the bottom right corner where the Fritz!Box connection is shown. This saves users the time to go to the settings first and pick the dial port there.
|Update||Phone book Herold (AT) and PagineBianche (IT)|
Both phone book engine connectors were updated after provider-side changes that partially broke the functionality.
|Update||Recognition of existing / ongoing calls on startup|
On startup when TAPICall connects to the TAPI service provider, it now evaluates ongoing calls more reliably and immediately shows information on the call. Ongoing conversations were often ignored in older versions on startup.
|Update||Telephony service check on startup|
If TAPICall finds on startup that the Telephony service is not running, it is actively started and, if successful, TAPICall will wait a few seconds for the startup to complete. This is to ensure that the service is fully available before TAPI service providers attempt to use it, and to counteract the fact that Microsoft forces the "manual" startup mode regularly through updates.
This problem can be prevented by setting the Telephony service start mode to "automatic". Unfortunately, TAPICall cannot do this due to restricted process privileges.
|Update||Update for PagineBianche (IT) lookup engine|
The lookup engine connector for PagineBianche for Italy was updated
|Update||Creating new contacts from the search window|
When TAPICall was configured to use the default contacts folder for creating new contact items, it could happen that no new contacts could be created in the search window because the wrong folder would be referenced internally. This was fixed.
|Update||MAPI interface update|
The most recent version of the MAPI interface (Outlook Redemption) is now part of the setup. This is supposed to fix some issues related to Office365 and Outlook 2016.
|Update||Holding / Forwarding now disabled in Fritz!Box mode|
The buttons for holding or forwarding a call in the call control window cannot be used in Fritz!Box mode because these functions are not available in the FBF web interface. Hence they will be shown disabled in Fritz!Box mode now.
|Update||DasÖrtliche: changed to https|
The lookup engine DasÖrtliche.de could no longer be used since the provider switched to https / SSL. This was fixed.
|Update||Fritz!Box filter for VoIP extensions|
Number signs being added to VoIP related phone numbers will now be removed before TAPICall continues to use the numbers.
|Update||Changes in DasÖrtliche (lookup engine)|
Internal changes in the web site caused TAPICall to fail using the search engine. This was fixed.
|Update||Call info e-mails in Fritz!Box mode|
In previous versions, the automatically generated e-mails on missed calls as well as the call list information e-mail would not be created in Fritz!Box mode. This was fixed.
|Update||Creation of call info e-mails (general)|
The user account validation on sending call info and call list e-mails to the own e-mail account failed if LongTermEntryIDs were internally used. Therefore, these mails would often not be created and sent.
|Update||tel: / callto: URL protocol|
When using tel: or callto: hyperlinks from a browser, it could happen that spaces would be copied as '%20' into the search expression or the phone number to be dialed.
During the 'License check' phase, TAPICall could take a long while or even freeze. This was caused by TAPI being initialized to retrieve the current TSP name. The name is now extracted from buffered registry values.
|Update||Fritz!Box call list download with another TAPI device selected for telephony|
The call list download from a Fritz!Box configured in the Call List settings page would not execute on program startup but only after a configuration change. The option is only needed when a classic TAPI service provider is used for telephony but the Fritz!Box call list should still integrate with TAPICall's internal call list.
|Update||Check for running Telephony service|
The check was simplified. If the Telephony service is not configured to be deactivated, but is not running once TAPICall is making a connection to TAPI, then TAPICall will attempt to start the service. If any errors occur in this step, they are addressed on screen. Likewise, if the service is deactivated, a message will indicate this problem.
|Update||Check for running Telephony service|
TAPICall now checks whether the Windows Telephony Service is running when a connection to TAPI is being set up. If the service is apparently not running, an appropriate message is shown.
The selection and control of the folder in which new journal entries are created was stabilized and extended for working with multiple information stores.
Outlook is accessible for TAPICall only after the main window loses the focus for the first time. Until now, TAPICall attempted to effect this by "stealing" the focus regularly until Outlook is reachable. This could have side-effects like letters being lost during typing, or the Outlook profile selection dialog appearing out of nowhere. The accessibility of Outlook's interfaces is now ensured by an Outlook add-in which will quickly move the focus to the desktop window and back to Outlook on startup. TAPICall's interface to Outlook is thereby getting simpler and more reliable.
|Update||Fritz!Box mode: make call from call list|
The button Make call in the call list window was not enabled in Fritz!Box mode unless an outbound call was made previously. This was fixed by setting up a Fritz!Box session immediately when the configuration is read.
|Update||Folder selection dialogs|
The folder tree in the dialogs 'Search for contacts', 'Create contacts', and 'Create journal' are immediately extended to the level where a folder has been selected
To safely identify scan folders in mapped information stores, the LongTermEntryID, EntryID, and full folder path are used
|Update||Support for Fritz!Box 7590|
The Fritz!Box model 7590 is no longer indicated to be unsupported
|Update||Removed multi-language rendering errors|
Controls having a caption as well as a tooltip text would be shown with the caption being equal to the tooltip text. This was fixed.
|Update||Phone book Herold.AT|
The web phone book connector was updated for the latest web page design and is now working again.
|Update||Folder management for new items|
The folders for journal entries and new contact items are now automatically corrected if they cannot be resolved with the last-known IDs
|Update||Handling of unknown country codes|
Entering a phone number starting with a plus sign and a country code that is not contained in TAPICall's database, or which has no area codes assigned to it, the plus sign would not be replaced by the introductory numerical code for an international call. This was fixed.
|Update||Area codes for CZ|
We added area codes for Czechoslowakia and changed the dialing rules from closed dialing schema to area code usage.
|Update||Fritz!Box call list downlaod|
Calls of type "outbound / successful" were previously ignored. This was fixed.
The function was stabilized to work better on very fast internet connections
|Update||Fritz!Box call time evaluation|
The call time of calls on a Fritz!Box was not evaluated properly. This was fixed.
|Update||Access privileges on product database|
Previous versions failed on some machines in the write access test on the product database (C:\ProgramData\TAPICall.mdb). This caused the program to refuse to start. This was fixed by privilege assignment in the setup so all users have full access on the folder now.
|Update||Added area codes|
Area codes were updated / added for Austria cellular network and Czech Republic
|Update||Fix for iCloud folders|
iCloud based folders could be selected and the number of contacts contained could be displayed, however, the contacts could not be synchronized. This was fixed.
|Update||Doubleclicking in the call list|
When the double-click action in the call list was configured to show the search window for the clicked call list entry, the search window would open empty. This was fixed.
|Update||Fritz!Box call monitor parser|
An error in the Fritz!OS firmware causes the Fritz!Box to send the CONNECT and DISCONNECT messages convoluted into one message. TAPICall could not handle this until now. It will now parse the single message and split into two if applicable. The call duration measurement contained in the DISCONNECT message is now used in the TAPICall call list as the call duration.
|Update||Using iCloud account folders|
In combination with Outlook 2016, using iCloud folders caused problems. This was fixed.
|Update||Open search window from call list entry|
Clicking Display contact in search window in the call list would cause the search window to open without search expression and result. This was fixed, TAPICall will now use the phone number of the selected call list entry as the initial search expression.
|Update||Opening contacts from a call list entry|
Opening a contact from a call list entry could fail if the contact had changes in the meantime. In this case, TAPICall will attempt to resolve the contact for the call list entry and show the respective contact in case of success automatically.
|Update||Phone book DasÖrtliche|
Accidentally HTML markup containing a distance indication was included in the street address of result entries
|Update||User e-mail address caching|
TAPICall retrieves the current user's e-mail addresses on startup. In rare cases this takes multiple minutes to complete. To speed up the startup phase, the e-mail addresses are now cached in the registry so the waiting period happens only once, after that, TAPICall will use the cache
|Update||Database reverted to Access|
The Sqlite database engine that was introduced with version 4.3.34 is no longer used due to instabilities it caused in the product. The MDB database file format (Microsoft Access) is used again. Data created with in-between versions (>= 4.3.34) will be migrated, mostly the license, call list, and search folder choices
|Update||Usage of LongTermEntryID in contacts|
The LongTermEntryID is now used consistently when contacts are opened from within the search window, the call list window, or during the evaluation of actual calls, to ensure that the Outlook contact can be opened (if known).
|Update||Bugfix in search window|
During the input of a search term the text was occasionally added to the list even though no search result was clicked yet. This caused the entered text to be selected entirely, which again caused it to be overwritten by continuing to enter the search term. This is now prevented.
|Update||Hotkeys muted during settings dialog|
Before the settings dialog is shown, the hotkeys will be deactivated completely to enhance the stability. The hotkey functionality is resumed after the settings dialog was closed.
TAPICall will now use the LongTermEntryID for database synchronization as the regular EntryID proved to be unreliable in Outlook 2016 environments.
|Update||Stabilization of the settings wizard dialog|
On some Windows 10 systems TAPICall would crash completely when the settings are opened. This was fixed.
|Update||Usage of long-term EntryID for call info e-mails and in the call list|
In said contexts TAPICall is now using the long-term EntryID for accessing contacts instead of the previously-used EntryID. This is to ensure that hyperlinks in call info e-mails as well as opening contacts from the call list continues to work properly. This mainly affects contacts from folders shared across multiple users.
|Update||Resolution for startup problems with Windows 10 Creators Update Fall 2017 (1709)|
After installing the update, TAPICall would no longer start up due to an internal error logging on to Outlook's MAPI session. TAPICall is now using a different approach to log on.
|Update||Search folder configuration|
If a formerly configured search folder cannot be found by its ID in TAPICall's startup phase, its folder path is now used to try and locate it by name
|Update||Menu in standby mode|
Previous versions showed invalid entries in the context menu raised from the tray icon. This was fixed.
The hotkey handling was improved in order to improve the product stability
|Update||Data migration: bugfix for table Config_NumTypes|
The table Config_NumTypes is no longer migrated but recreated and filled with default values to avoid error messages and trouble in the migration process.
In the search window, the most recent 25 search expressions are now offered in a dropdown. To register a search expression, click a line in the results view after searching.
|Update||Synchronization with Office 2016 / Office365|
Using Outlook 2016 on Office365 could cause TAPICall to resynchronize large portions of the contacts over and over. The reason is a variance in the IDs used to identify contacts until now. TAPICall is now using the LongTermEntryID instead of the formerly-used EntryID which should make the synchronization more reliable and faster.
Please do not use the automatic update (download + setup) in versions prior to 4.3.56. Please download the setup from www.tapicall.de/download and update manually. The automatic update can be used with versions 4.3.56 or greater.
|Update||Stabilization of settings dialog|
Previous versions had a potential crash on opening the settings window. This was fixed.
|Update||Phone book "Das Örtliche" (DE)|
Company main phone numbers were not correctly retrieved, shown, and copied into contacts. This was fixed.
Once telephony was changed to Fritz!Box, and a Fritz!Box configuration was created, the warning icon about missing configuration items is immediately removed to prevent confusion
|Update||Using selected text on F8|
On pushing F8 (or whatever is configured to start TAPICall's search function), previous versions would prioritize selected text in Outlook items over text selections outside Outlook even if Outlook was not the foreground application. This was fixed. Text selected in Outlook is now used only if Outlook is the foreground application.
|Update||Order of phone numbers in search results|
When TAPICall was installed 'fresh' (no previous version ever installed on the system before), versions beginning with 4.3.34 would show phone numbers in search results (search window) in random order. This was fixed.
|Update||Fritz!Box: recognition of session timeouts and two-factor authentication|
Sessions timing out in the background are now properly recognized by TAPICall, and in doube a new session is created when a Fritz!Box command is executing (set dial port, make or drop call). Commands which fail because they require a confirmation on a directly-connected phone will be announced by TAPICall accordingly, asking the user to disable two-factor authentication because it will prevent TAPICall to successfully place commands.
|Update||Phone book 'DasÖrtliche': improved recognition of cellular phone numbers|
As the web site no longer identifies cellular phone numbers as such, TAPICall now uses its internal phone number database to differentiate landline from cellular phone numbers. If a cellular number is detected, it is automatically filled into the "Cell phone" field instead of "Private" or "Business" phone fields.
|Update||Improvement on 'DasÖrtliche' phone book|
The recognition of private vs. business contacts was improved so TAPICall will now fill the appropriate contact fields regarding address and phone number(s). E-Mail and web site addresses are now copied into result contacts properly again.
|Update||Database migration stabilization|
The migration of databases from Access (<= Version 4.3.33) to SQLite was improved in some places to handle errors more flexibly.
|Update||Stabilization for update download|
The Update manager dialog could crash when doing downloads on high bandwidth connections. This was fixed.
|Update||Correction on search folder configuration|
The search folder settings were not correctly saved with previous versions, or improperly initialized on first use. This was fixed.
|Update||Error correction in license manager|
Using dynamic activation would cause the license to expire in newer TAPICall versions due to a problem saving server communication in the client. The error was fixed.
|Update||Alternative (fuzzy) search matching in the search window|
Searching by a phone number would cause alternative matching entries to be displayed erratically. This was fixed.
|Update||Better support for working with multiple information stores|
Working with more than one info store could cause TAPICall to miss folder events. This surfaced e.g. by the automatic phone number correction dialog not appearing even though a contact was saved with invalid phone number information. The user information is now retrieved for each info store separately which enables a better mapping for events to the users who caused the event, and makes the dependent functionality more reliable
|Update||Search window: behaviour on making a call|
The search window can now be configured to either minimize or close completely when a call is made from inside the window. The menu Settings -> When a call is started... was extended by two sub items accordingly
|Update||Fritz!Box mode: Make call (error handling)|
If making a call fails in Fritz!Box mode, an error message is now shown, offering to cancel or retry
|Update||Fritz!Box mode: whitelist and blacklist added|
The Fritz!Box announces informations on any inbound call to all listening clients. If a given TAPICall client is supposed to react only to certain MSNs, or exclude activity on given MSNs, both can now be configured in a whitelist and a blacklist. Both are offered in the Fritz!Box setup wizard which can also be used to update existing Fritz!Box definitions
|Update||URI protocols (callto and tel)|
The URI protocol configuration was removed from the program. The setup now prepares the protocol handlers and the user decides for what protocol TAPICall is used (better adherence to Microsoft guidelines)
|Update||Using Windows Common Controls|
Controls like checkboxes, dropdowns, etc. are now presented in the system look and feel
|Update||"New version" announcement|
New versions are now announced with a system pop up message which can be clicked to get to the update manager where detailed version information is presented and the download and setup can be started
|Update||Fritz!Box mode: call termination|
TAPICall sometimes missed when a call was hung up so the call was assumed to be active and no new call could be initiated. This was fixed.
|Neu||Registration as callto/tel protocol handler|
TAPICall can register itself now for the callto: and tel: URI protocols which are presented on websites to prepare calling a phone number with a single click. For configuring this, the new "default application" settings page was introduced
CAUTION! This feature is in beta state and will not fully work in Windows 8 and 10!
|Neu||Settings page "Automatic updates"|
To enable configuring the behavior on automatic updates, a new settings page "Automatic updates" was introduced. It can be used to disable the search for updates, or configure it as desired.
|Update||Bugfix about database shadow copies|
Reading area codes from the database template in the program installation folder would automatically create a shadow copy of the database on Windows Vista and newer versions which would be announced at the next program startup. This is now prevented by creating a temporary copy of the template database for synchronization which is eventually removed again.
|Update||Fritz!Box mode / Windows location check|
Until now, TAPICall would not check the location configuration in the Windows Telephony settings when TAPICall works in Fritz!Box mode. If the location is missing, this will now trigger a warning on startup.
|Update||tel:/callto: URI protocol handling|
The support for the URI protocols tel: and callto: was moved from the setup into the program (last page in the "first start" wizard as well as page "default application" in the settings). The protocols can be assigned to TAPICall on demand, and this can also be rolled back to the last-known application that was assigned before TAPICall.
|Update||URI protocol evaluation|
Links with tel: or callto: did not work properly even if they were bound to TAPICall. Clicking a link would open the TAPICall search window but not copy the number into the input line. This was fixed.
|Update||Duplicate folders in folder structure views|
Using connected accounts could cause the same folders to be shown multiple times in the folder selection views. From now on, for each folder only the first appearance is registered whereas any other appearance of the same folder will be ignored.
|Update||Settings page for automatic updates|
The settings page 'Automatic Updates' was added to allow configuring the behavior even if no current updates exist.
|Update||Call list: filter to current month|
When the filter "current month" was selected in the call list, the result was not as expected. The date range selection was corrected.
|Update||Automatic database repair|
When TAPICall is shut down for the 10th time, the profile database is automatically cleaned up. The interval can be adjusted by the user. A new button for this purpose was added to the settings page Maintenance and Test.
|Update||Check for existing shadow copies of the product database and language file|
Since Windows Vista, write access to files in the Program Files folder may cause a shadow copy of the modified file to be created in the so-called VirtualStore. This is meant to protect the original file while users can still modify the files, however this happens in a different place inside the user's profile. Windows will prefer the shadow copy over the original file if a shadow copy exists. This may lead to updates not becoming effective. TAPICall now checks for shadow copies of the product database and language file, and issues a warning if anything is found.
|Update||Suppress QuickSync during settings wizard display|
The QuickSync function is now suppressed as long as the settings window is open to prevent QuickSync from disturbing users while taking changes in the settings.
|Update||Wrong hint on missing search folder definition|
On first start, or after deleting the search folder definitions, previous TAPICall versions would issue a warning about missing search folder definitions while they actually referenced the default contacts folder. The warning for this situation was removed.
|Update||Update notification bugfix|
Every 24 hours, TAPICall checks for program updates online. If any update is available, the update window would pop up. However, it would pop up in that same hour over and over despite being dismissed. This is now prevented.
|Update||Cancel running QuickSync|
QuickSync can now be cancelled. The progress window has a 'close' button in the top right corner that will stop the synchronization immediately.
|Update||Call control window after end of call|
When the call control window was configured to stay open after a call ended, the menu item 'Open call control window for current call' would open any number of additional control windows for the same call. This is prevented now.
|Update||Performance at the beginning of a call|
If call alarm signaling is off, and no categories exist which have special colors or balloon window sizes defined, the check for WAV attachments and categories in contacts is suppressed. This makes TAPICall perform better when a contact is calling or being called.
|Update||Software update with integrated download|
The update dialog now offers an integrated download for the update package. The downloaded package can be started from within the program. This makes update handling a lot easier.
|Update||Fixed an error in folder hierarchy detection|
On some systems the synchronization of contact data into the profile database file would not work properly (MDB file would keep its initial size). This problem was fixed.
|Update||Classic dialog layout in settings|
By popular request a menu was added to the settings dialog that can be used to switch between the modern dialog layout and the legacy layout from versions before 4.2.100
|Update||Using extensions in look results from DasÖrtliche|
Looking up a phone number with extension in Germany would cause the resulting contact to have only one phone number field filled with the main number so the extension was not saved. TAPICall will now fill the phone number having the extension into the first phone number field (home / business), and the phone number that belongs to the lookup result (having main desk extension -0) is put into the second field (home 2 / business 2)
|Update||QuickSync no longer executing while settings dialog is open|
The QuickSync function is now suppressed as long as the settings dialog is shown
|Update||Fritz!Box call list import|
During the import of lines from the Fritz!Box call list it could happen that the imported items were shown like actual calls with a balloon window and sounds being player. This is now suppressed for imported items.
|Update||Resuming previous call after call waiting|
If a call waiting comes in during an active call, the call waiting would replace the active call. If the second caller gives up, previous versions of TAPICall attempted to fall back to the call which was previously known as the active call, and continue it. This proved unreliable and was therefore disabled
|Update||Online phone book Herold (Austria)|
The phone book connector needed to be rewritten due to extensive web site changes.
The modifier keys (shift, ctrl, alt, windows) were not evaluated properly. This was corrected.
|Update||Creation of e-mails about missed calls (in absence)|
Due to an internal error, e-mails about missed calls were created but not sent. They would be stuck as draft items in the Draft folder. The problem was fixed.
|Update||Lookup provider selection in search window|
To open the context menu that offers the lookup engines on the Search button in the search window, you can now use the context menu key on the keyboard. Beginning with version 4.3.29, the alternative key combination Ctrl+Space is also possible.
|Update||Update to MAPI interface library|
The Redemption MAPI interface was updated to version 5.12.
|Update||TAPI Wizard and Quick Sync launch conditions|
Changes to settings like Telephony Connection, CTI, Canonic Format and others would execute subsequent functionality like the TAPI Wizard, or the contact quick synchronization (Quick Sync) immediately when the respective settings page was left. This could slow down the program to a degree where working with the settings dialog was no longer possible. The subsequent processes are now launched only when the settings dialog is closed, if any of the relevant settings have changed.
|Update||Fritz!Box call list download when a TAPI device is used|
The call list download was tied to using TAPICall in Fritz!Box mode, i.e. using the Fritz!Box instead of a TAPI service provider. When a classic TAPI driver was used, call list download was not possible. This was restored now. Settings are available at the end of the 'Call list' settings page where a Fritz!Box can be specified for call list download explicitly. If the Fritz!Box is also the main phone device (no TSP usage), the call list download can be specified as part of the Fritz!Box-related settings.
|Update||Reading the Clipboard|
TAPICall frequently failed to properly read the clipboard contents so that the search window would open with no search expression even though a selection was made previously. The process was changed to use the clipboard API directly which should make the functionalilty more stable and reliable.
|Update||Speed dial with Fritz!Box mode|
In Fritz!Box mode, speed dial entries could not be used any longer in previous versions. This was fixed.
The reminder about program updates was not prominent enough in previous versions. TAPICall is now configured to check once a day for updates, and indicate if any exist in the update manager dialog.
|Update||Resolved setup issue|
TAPICall 4.3 setups contained an error that could break the uninstallation process so it was not possible to remove TAPICall, or upgrade to a newer version. The problem was resolved.
|Update||Automatic TSP reconnection in Fritz!Box mode|
The automatic TSP reconnection on waking up from standby would not work when TAPICall was used in Fritz!Box mode. The error was fixed.
|Update||Keyboard shortcuts: internal rearrangement|
To improve stability and reliability concerning global keyboard shortcuts such as F8 for opening the search window, the program code was simplified internally. This should resolve issues where TAPICall would not react to configured keyboard combinations in some systems.
|Update||Fritz!Box Fon Support|
Fritz!Box Fon devices are now directly supported by TAPICall so that the installation of an AVM TSP is no longer required. The TSP is not supported by AVM anymore.
|Update||Correction in lookup engine DasÖrtliche (DE)|
Due to web site design changes, the phone number recognition was not reliable any more. The parser was updated accordingly.
|Update||Correction in lookup engine DasÖrtliche (DE)|
Due to web site design changes, the phone number recognition was not reliable any more. The parser was updated accordingly.
|Update||Settings page for reverse lookup|
The page was only shown as [PAGE 2] in the wizard dialog and could no longer be opened. This was fixed.
|Update||Bugfix: internet connectivity test for lookup engines|
The test always failed since the DE lookup engine GoYellow as replaced by "Das Örtliche". This was fixed.
|Update||Improvements with lookup engine Das Örtliche (DE)|
The Das Örtliche lookup engine interface was fixed to improve the parser. Some entries shown on the web site would not be shown in TAPICall, and phone number sometimes were crippled by misidentification of the DDI.
|Update||TAPI Devices with ID 0|
TAPI devices having ID 0 could not be connected in TAPICall. The issue was resolved.
|Update||Phonebook lookup engine 'GoYellow' (DE) replaced by 'Das Örtliche'|
The German lookup engine GoYellow shut down their XML interface and will concentrate on business entries in the future. Therefore the GoYellow integration was removed and replaced by 'Das Örtliche' services.
|Update||Dependency to Microsoft WinSock Control removed|
The Microsoft Windows Socket Control component is missing on newer systems intermittently. This results in TAPICall not starting up. The dependency was removed and the networking components are now executed inline.
|Update||MAPI interface updated|
To help fix issues with Office 2016, the latest MAPI interface version was included.
|Update||Hotkeys: enhanced configuration dialog|
The configuraton dialog would not let users enter a hotkey combination that was already in use when the dialog was entered. To resolve this, the page will now disable all existing hotkey reservations temporarily, and only enable them on leaving the page.
|Update||Bugfix: Web Request Stabilization|
An issue was fixed that caused document downloads (e.g. license data, search results) to be cancelled prematurely when the request took longer. This was fixed.
|Update||Bugfix: manual proxy settings|
Using manual proxy settings would cause subsequent web requests to fail. The code that passes proxy data into requests was corrected.
|Update||Fix for startup phase 'license check'|
Version 4.2.121 sometimes hung at the 'license check' step during program startup. The reason is probably a timeout when a proxy is used. A timeout was impemented to cancel the operation at the latest when the 'receive' timeout is reached.
|Update||Search engine herold.at|
Due to changes in the web site design the search engine connector had to be adjusted. Paging is now used so return more than 10 results. As one page contains 10 results, follow-up pages are included into the result until the maximum number of results was reached
|Update||HTTP proxy settings|
The proxy settings for internet connections were updated. There are three modes now:
|Update||Call list: column alignments|
In the call list, the horizontal alignment (left, centered, right) can now be configured for each column
|Update||Reverse lookup engine PagineBianche (IT)|
Due to changes in the web site design the search engine connector required an update
A note on the not-yet-implemented outbound dialling capabilities of TAPICall was added to the settings page
|Update||Tiptel 274 275: Behavior when line was disconnected|
If the line gets disconnected, the TAPI provider announces this correctly, however, it leaves the line open so future calls cannot be made. An integrated automatic adjustment will now have the TSP drop the line if a disconnected status is deteced to work around this issue.
|Neu||Support for Fritz!Box call monitor|
The Fritz!Box call monitor functionality can be used now to show incoming and outgoing calls without the use of a TSP driver. Dialling capabilities will be added in the near future.
|Update||New setup signature|
The setup is now signed with an SHA256 signature
|Update||Outlook 2016 Compatibility|
The Plan call function in the search window failed on Outlook 2016 when the contact was linked to the new task item. Microsoft changed the object model behavior in that respect. A workaround fixed the problem
|Update||Performance improvement for Windows 10 with Office 2013 or newer|
When Outlook 2013 or 2016 was used on Windows 10, TAPICall would act sluggish during the determination of the call announcement parameters such as balloon size, colors, and WAV file to be played. Access to contact categories and attachments is very slow when the Outlook object model is used. TAPICall now uses the direct MAPI approach
|Update||More color selections for call notification balloon|
It is now possible to determine the presence of shadows under text segments and the respective shadow color for each text area
|Update||Support for TAPI Devices having ID '0'|
Using a TSP with ID 0 caused trouble in earlier versions because TAPICall would falsely assume that no driver was selected yet. Consequently the driver status would be "unavailable" for the first driver in the list. This was fixed.
|Update||Support for Fritz!OS 6.30|
Downloading the call list from a Fritz!Box did not work properly with Fritz!OS 6.30. Proper support was added. A new option can be used to determine the handling of phone numbers read from a Fritz!Box. Previously, if CTI settings had an outside access prefix configured, this prefix would be removed from all raw phone numbers. However, if the Fritz!Box did not use an outside access prefix, the removal of the first digit(s) would cripple the phone numbers. The new option can be used to prevent this.
|Update||Automatic phone number correction|
The settings for the automatic correction of phone numbers was misinterpreted so the correction would not happen despite settings being correct.
|Neu||Database compression optional / recurring|
Repairing and compacting the profile database was a fixed part of the TAPICall shutdown process in previous versions. However, the compression takes considerably longer when database sizes go beyond approx. 50 MB. TAPICall will now use an internal counter to offer the compression only each 10th time the application is shut down. In the respective dialog, users can also specify a larger or smaller interval or turn the compression off altogether. It is also possible to postpone a planned 'Compact and Repair' cycle to the next time TAPICall is shut down.
|Update||Call info balloon default colors|
Previous versions accidentally put all colors of the call info balloon to the same green color
|Update||Lookup engine Herold.at|
Due to changes in the web design the interface had to be changed in order to restore reverse and forward lookup functionality
|Update||Open new windows in the background|
The option 'Open new windows in background' was enhanced for less interference with other programs
|Update||Balloon colors: could not save 'black'|
If any of the balloon colors was set to black, this would not be saved. The respective color would be reset to the default value.
|Update||Balloon color scheme 'classic'|
The 'classic' color scheme could not be used, it created the same color setting as the 'modern' scheme
|Update||Windows size of the 'First Start' wizard|
The dialog would be shown with 66% of the available screen width and 75% of its height. However, on smaller displays this would cause dialogs to have scrollbars where only one or two lines were off. The scaling to 75% of the available height is no longer applied for displays with less than HD resolution (< 1080 pixels height).
|Update||Bugfix in automatic phone number correction|
The automatic phone number correction would switch itself off unintendedly after showing the correction dialog for the first time.
|Update||Windows 10 with Office 2016|
|Update||Modern UI design|
TAPICall's UI design was adjusted to better match modern user interfaces such as Windows 10 and Office 2016
|Update||Lookup engine PagineBianche (IT) fixed|
Due to changes on the provider side, the lookup for names and phone numbers in Italy via PagineBianche did not work properly.
|Update||TAPICall dialer usage filters corrected|
There was a malfunction about filters applied to phone numbers passed to TAPICall in order to have TAPICall dial the target number. The filters could be created but not be loaded and reviewed later. The problem was solved.
|Update||Treatment of inaccessible search folders|
The program behaviour was enhanced for the situation when a search folder cannot be found by the StoreID and EntryID saved when the folder was configured. The changes contain:
|Update||New TSP-specific switch to control post-standby behavior|
It is now possible to determine more exactly how TAPICall behaves after the computer comes back from standby mode. Until now, the TSP as well as the entire TAPI connection would be restartet which might rarely cause problems with specific TSPs. Therefore, a new area Reconnection Behaviour was added on the TAPI Features page of the TSP-specific settings page.
|Update||Office 2016 Compatibility|
In some cases Windows would show a message reading The operating system is not presently configured to run this application. The TAPICall_Core.exe process could even crash after that. This was fixed.
|Update||Modern balloon popup design|
The balloon can now be configured to be a flat rectangle instead of having rounded corners (like in previous versions). The indicator "arrow" can also be removed. The call control icons on top of the popup balloon window were replaced with enhanced icons to achieve better scalability of the dialog.
|Update||XML configuration extended to contain category balloon appearance settings|
The XML configuration framework now supports the per-category balloon settings.
After closing Outlook and restart itself, TAPICall doesn't notice this. Fixed.
|Update||Added area codes for Tansania|
Area codes for multiple regions in Tansania were added to the database
|Update||Current call after call waiting|
If a waiting call is announced during an ongoing call, the information on the waiting call would replace the active call internally. If the ongoing call is continued without accepting the waiting call, and the waiting call ends, then the call information would not return to the actual call partner. This was improved to return to the open call after the waiting call ended, and also continues the presence status "busy" if this happens.
|Update||Call info via e-mail: stabilization|
Creating call info e-mails from the call list could cause TAPICall to crash unexpectedly
|Update||Pickup feature now off by default|
To reduce problems, the default configuration is now set to not use the TAPI Pickup feature. In combination with CallBridge TSPs it caused calls to indicate a wrong direction (outbound instead of inbound) and with others, it could cause stability issues
Due to provider-initiated changes to the herold.at web site, the lookup engine needed to be adjusted
|Update||Folder selection for creating new contacts|
Address Lists are no longer selectable in the configuration dialog where the folder is determined that is used for creating new contact items. For instance, the Active Directory is mirrored into an address list in Outlook, however, items can never be created or changed. This is reserved to the administrative console where active directory items are modified. To prevent misunderstandings, the address lists are now hidden from the configuration page.
|Update||Phone number correction on Save and Close|
If a contact item was submitted using the Save and Close button and contanied correctable phone numbers, then a correction suggestion for these phone numbers would be displayed but the numbers would not be changed eventually. If the correction window was configured not to be shown, the correction would also fail. This was fixed.
|Update||Pop-up balloon / focus behaviour|
In rare cases the balloon would "steal the focus" from the active window when it was shown. This should no longer happen.
If TAPIDroid is the active TSP name, the international / area code optimization is turned off to ensure that both international and area code are always transmitted to the TSP on making a call.
The logos shown at startup and in the About window, as well as the program icon, were adjusted to match the current product and company logos
|Update||Version identification for Windows 8|
The Windows 8 version recognition was added. The About dialog will now show the correct operating system name.
|Update||Automatic phone number correction|
If the correction works in the background without showing its dialog, then the search database update is delayed until Outlook announces the contact item change. The search window would display the wrong number formats until the update took place. This was changed so the database is immediately updated after a correction was applied.
The "Select TSP" configuration page would reconnect the TAPI device more often than needed. The reconnection is now executed only if actually necessary to enhance stability.
The former code to play WAV files (e.g. on inbound calls) caused problems in rare cases where Windows Media Player would stop playing and could not recover, or YouTube video streams would stop until the page is reloaded. The playback is now using the simplified PlaySound method of the winmm API.
|Update||Shortcuts and icons in the start menu|
In some cases the TAPICall program links would not show the program icon properly. The links were created as "advertised" which would reduce their functionality and adjustability. The setup now creates regular links and assigns the icon more reliably.
|Update||Office 2013 stabilization|
The MAPI interface was updated to provide better compatibility with Office 2013. This should relieve the issue of crashes when TAPICall automatically created e-mails.
|Update||F8: selection in reading pane|
Until now, marked text could only be evaluated when the text was marked in an inspector window, i.e. the item had to be opened in a separate window in order to make the selected text available. From now on, selected text from reading panes can also be properly evaluated when F8 is pressed so the items do not have to be opened first.
|Update||Map provider changed for GoYellow search results|
When an Outlook contact item is created from a GoYellow search result, the map link is now provided by Google Maps.
|Update||Extended placeholders for external applications|
The placeholders for external applications were adjusted. Until now, the placeholders callerid_pure, calledid_pure und connectedid_pure could be used to forward the respective phone number to an application. Unfortunately, the values contained the outside access prefix (if configured) which could cause unwanted results in the application. These placeholders were adjusted so they only contain the phone number and never the outside access prefix. If the outside access prefix should be part of the number forwarded, you can now use the new parameters callerid_dialable, calledid_dialable , and connectedid_dialable.
|Update||Dialing out: new option to disable replacement of '+' sign by international dialing rule|
Some TSPs demand the plus sign which indicates an international phone number stays untouched. Usually it is replaced by the digits that qualify an international call (e.g. "011" in USA). To disable the replacement, a new option was created on the TAPI Extended dialog, page Filters.
|Neu||Number filter for dialer mode|
If TAPICall is used by other applications as a TAPI dialer application, it is now possible to adjust the number that the application passes over to TAPICall before dialing actually starts. A filter configuration similar to the TAPI Extended Settings filters is now available at Settings -> Extended Settings -> Number Filters. This allows changes to phone numbers if they are not delivered in a dialable format.
|Update||PagineBianche (IT) lookup engine adjustments|
Due to web site changes, the lookup engine did not return usable results in previous versions of TAPICall.
|Update||Fixed registration as default telephony application|
The feature to make TAPICall the default telephony application failed when TAPICall was restarted. This is now fixed.
|Update||Keyboard shortcut hints in menus|
Some menus would display modifies multiple times for menu items where a hotkey using modifiers (Alt, Ctrl, Shift) were used. This was fixed.
|Update||Swyx / Octopus NetPhone: change in call info evaluation|
The NetPhone TSP does not deliver a trailing zero byte with strings in the CallInfo structure. This caused TAPICall to clip the last digit or character from all IDs and names delivered.
|Neu||Configurable restrictions for lookup engines and internet usage|
Due to a limitation with Search.ch (formerly TelSearch), TAPICall was frequently unable to get any search results when this provider was used. The reason is that Search.ch has a "per-key" limitation of 200 search results per day. Until now, all users shared the same built-in key, therefore the limit was reached within a few minutes when the provider reset the counter every 24 hours. Therefore, TAPICall now offers a configurable key that users can enter after acquiring their own key from Search.ch. In order to keep TAPICall within existing limitations, the following additions have been made for each search provider:
|Update||Evaluation period credit on activation|
Previously, remaining days from the evaluation period were dropped when the product was activated. We will now add any remaining evaluation period days to the license runtime if the activation happens during the evaluation period.
|Update||Bugfix: Behaviour of activation system (online activation)|
In the previous version, TAPICall would announce the license (when purchased online) has expired even if it was valid. This was corrected.
|Neu||Balloon: choose color for phone number display|
The balloon settings are now offering a color selection for the phone number displayed
|Neu||External applications: parameter formatting|
TAPICall offers launching external applications depending on the current call situation and allows to pass values derived from the active call to the called application as parameters. However, there was no way to format these parameters. TAPICall now offers 16 functions to modify values before they are passed to the called application
Furthermore, a new parameter %trigger% was added which contains why the application was launched (e.g.. "Inbound call / answered")
|Update||Search window: creating new contacts when a search result exists|
If a phone number input resulted in more than one (fuzzy) match, it was not possible to create a new contact with the exact number entered. For this purpose, the "Contact" button is now split and offers an additional dropdown button in this situation. That button can be used to open a pop-up menu where the creation of a new contact (instead of opening the first search result) can explicitly be picked.
|Update||Bugfix: unintended display of ignored calls in the call list|
When a phone number was configured to be completely ignored, calls would still be shown in the call list. They are now filtered so these calls will not surface at all any longer.
|Update||Bugfix: XML configuration files did not contain speed dial entries|
Speed dial items were not included in the XML configuration files to be transported to other PCs. This is now supported.
|Update||Bugfix: Speed dial default entry|
The default entry "CONVERGIT GmbH" was automatically created whenever the list was empty. Therefore, it was not possible to delete all items from the list ("CONVERGIT GmbH" would re-appear all the time).
|Update||Bugfix for countries with closed dialing schema|
A warning was generated for locations where area codes are not used (i.e. closed dialing schema). The location cannot have an area code then which let TAPICall generate a warning on startup. This warning will no longer appear for countries using closed dialing schema.
|Update||Startup behaviour (wait for Outlook to start)|
In the phase when TAPICall is waiting for Outlook to be started, it could happen in rare cases that TAPICall would remove the focus from the active application every two seconds until Outlook has started. Removing the focus from Outlook is required to make Outlook visible for external applications. It will only happen now if the active window is the Outlook main window. Once that succeeded, TAPICall will enter startup mode and the polling mechanism which removes the focus is terminated.
|Update||Open call list on startup|
There is a new option to open the call list when TAPICall has finished starting up. You can find the option on top of the settings page Call list.
|Update||Built-in notification sound on inbound calls|
Due to changes in the Windows subsystem some plaforms failed to play the built-in 5-tone alarm sound that would play on inbound calls. The tone duration for each tone was increased from 45 to 80 milliseconds. This applies mainly to Windows SP1 systems.
|Update||Repaired: play WAV files from contact attachment|
This feature did not work correctly in previous versions. It basically requires that the call notification is configured to play a WAV file, and a default WAV file is specified. If a caller has a known contact item containing a WAV attachment, that WAV file should be played instead. By mistake, TAPICall would always play the default WAV and ignore the in-contact WAV.
|Update||Internet connection / proxy|
Previous versions did not allow for the "User name" and "Password" fields to be cleared once a value was entered there. The settings page will now accept if users clear the fields and store this in the config appropriately.
|Update||TAPI initialization improvements|
The initial connection to the TAPI interface was adjusted to remove compatibility issues with some TAPI service providers.
|Neu||Audio muting: Windows Vista and newer versions|
The audio muting now works natively for Windows Vista and newer Windows edition without the need for an external program
|Update||Call list retrieval as e-mail: multiple recipients|
The call list retrieval function was restricted to the e-mail address that was directly associated with the Outlook session. You can now add more e-mail addresses to which the call list is also sent when you trigger a call list retrieval.
|Update||Updated MAPI components|
The MAPI components used by TAPICall to access Outlook and Exchange resources were updated to provide a better compatibility with Office 2013.
|Update||Fritz!Box call list download for newer models and firmwares|
Newer Fritz!Box models are using a new security model based on session IDs. TAPICall was adjusted to detect the firmware version and run the security model according to the firmware.
|Update||Creating new contacts: phone number field|
The phone number field configured in the settings page "Actions on Calls" was not applied correctly so new contacts would always have their "Business Phone Number" field filled instead of the one actually configured.
|Update||Call control window: displaying the city for private contacts|
The call control window would display the business address city only during calls. If a contact is private and only has a private address, or the private address was configured to be the default address, then this would be ignored. TAPICall was changed to respect the default address and take the city that was entered there. If no city results from that, the city is derived from the area code in the partner's telephone number.
|Update||Registration as standard telephony application|
TAPICall now supports registration in the Windows standard telephony application list so that tapiRequestMakeCall commands can be properly received and processed. These calls are used in applications which use the Windows Dialer by default. With this change, TAPICall can replace the dialer. You can find the appropriate switch on the settings page "Extended" in the "Startup" section.
|Update||Update to herold.at reverse lookup engine for Austria|
After the web page has been restructured internally, the reverse lookup class code had to be updated.
|Update||TAPI Service Provider Reconnection|
Reconnecting a TSP manually or after an API error would fail most of the time except from within the configuration dialog where the TSP is selected. The following improvements have been made:
|Update||Correction for Directories.ch search provider|
Due to changes in the HTML layout, the Directories.ch search provider could not be used. After the update, contacts created from Directories.ch search results get a Google Maps link, and both reverse and forward lookup are working again.
|Update||Update for Windows XP and earlier|
With Windows XP, one of the December 2012 hotfixes could break TAPICall's method of determining the presence of the Outlook.exe task. TAPICall now attempts to use WMI if that step fails, in previous TAPICall versions this was only done in Windows Vista and newer.
|Update||Additions to the "Redial / Schedule Calls" feature|
The following functions have been added:
|Update||callto: Protocol Handler|
(Caution! Using callto: handlers still requires a manual setup process, it is not automatically created by TAPICall's setup routine)
The callto: handler would add the "callto:" prefix to the number to be dialed when TAPICall is called by clicking a hyperlink that contains a phone number. This could lead to unusable results in the phone number resolution, therefore the prefix is now recognized and removed if necessary
|Update||Finding contacts by phone number|
If a lookup is performed in the search window by using a telephone number containing the separated extension, TAPICall would only deliver hits where the number was entered in the same style. It will now also find contacts where the extension is not separated in the contact.
|Update||Fritz!Box 7390 call list download|
The standard URLs for the call list download were adjusted to be more compatible with different firmware versions of the FBF 7390.
|Update||Reverse lookup for Austria (herold.at)|
Web site changes caused reverse lookups to return incomplete hits with no name.
|Update||Bugfix for Terminal Server environments|
The Outlook.exe task presence check did not work properly in multi-user environments. It would announce Outlook as running even though it was not in the current session (but running in another user's session). The check will now include the user's terminal session context to ensure it does not see foreign processes.
|Update||Pickup mode can be disabled now|
Some CallBridge TSPs would announce an outbound call as being picked up as soon as the partner answers the call. As a consequence, TAPICall would use the wrong set of data to evaluate the call. TAPICall can now ignore the pickup mode and treat the call as a normal call instead. The setting is TSP-specific and must be configured in the extended TAPI settings.
|Update||Docking now disabled by default|
Due to stability issues on some systems, window docking is now disabled by default for TAPICall windows. It can be reactivated in the options though.
|Neu||Redial on busy|
If the line of the called partner is busy, TAPICall can now offer to dial the same address again after a defined period of time.
|Update||Bugfix: internet connection test / XML|
The XML / classic mode was always announced as non-working even though the connection itself was okay.
|Update||Support for new AVM Fritz!Box models|
Newer Fritz!Box sets seem to have new URLs for downloading the call list. Therefore, a model choice was added and URLs are automatically adjusted.
The partner ID was not successfully persisted during the setup so TAPICall did not know the ID during online activation. That caused more manual work for activating than necessary.
|Update||Bugfix: Adding new area codes|
Creating new area codes did not work properly. The first attempt would end in a "hidden" area code, which caused any further attempts to fail because the area code existed alreay, even though it was invisible.
|Update||Aastra TSP special handling|
Because Aastra TSP drivers seem to change their TSP name when connecting the first time, TAPICall failed to correctly verify the TSP choice. The name check can now be disabled if needed.
Please contact TAPICall support if you need to disable the name check.
|Update||Search window: entering phone numbers partially|
When a phone number was entered and there was a match that approximately matches the input, the first match from the results list was used for dialling except for the number entered.
|Update||Reverse lookup for Austria|
The reverse lookup engine for Austria has changed its output structure so the program had to be adjusted in order to properly use it.
The following changes have been taken to fix the setup:
|Update||Bugfix: Database synchronization|
The database sync (in full mode) would show all items having e-mail addresses as changed even if they were unchanged.
|Update||Search window: improvements for voice control|
To enhance TAPICall for voice controlled computers, the extension introduced with version 4.2.14 was modified. The type: prefix is no longer needed. Instead, TAPICall will test the right part of the search expression for matching phone number types. If one is found, the appropriate row in the search results is highlighted. E.g. you can enter "smith business two" or "smith assistant" which will in both cases show all "smith" contacts and highlight the first number matching the given type.
|Update||Search window: better support for speech input|
Ways of using the software with speech control improved: as part of the search criteria, you can now specify the type of number you wish to dial. Add e.g. type:priv to automatically have the first private phone number in the first search match highlighted for immediate dialling. No need to use the mouse or cursor keys. Behind type:, you can specify all known number types or abbreviations of them, e.g. private, business, mobile, car, assistant etc.
|Update||Call window: access to multiple-match results|
If a phone number was resolved into more than one contact, the call info balloon would indicate this with an appropriate message line but the function is not accessible anywhere else. We have extended the Contact button capabilities in the call window so its functionality depends on the number of search results. If only one exists, it is opened as before in an Outlook contact inspector window. If multiple results exist, they are shown in the search window instead.
|Update||F8 in e-mail inspectors|
Pushing F8 in an e-mail inspector would always evaluate the highlighted text (if any), otherwise just open a blank search window. This was changed to evaluating the e-mail recipients and senders if no selected text exists.
|Update||Bugfix: make call from call list window|
TAPICall would not include the outside access prefix when starting a call for the selected item of the call list.
|Neu||TipTel 274/275 support|
TipTel phones are now properly supported even if their TSP has ID 0 (zero).
|Neu||E-Mails for inbound calls in absence|
TAPICall can now send you an e-mail on a missed call, containing information on the caller and the call history. The feature settings can be found on the settings page 'Actions on calls'.
|Neu||Receive your call list via e-mail|
If you own a smartphone or have another way of accessing your workplace inbox, you can now receive an up-to-date call list as an e-mail if you call your workplace phone (resulting in a missed call from one of your own phone numbers).
|Neu||Check for newer program versions|
On startup, TAPICall can now check if there is an updated version available for download. It informs you about changes for all versions created since you last installed and redirects you to the download page on request.
|Neu||TAPICall Dial-out advisor|
TAPICall will now inform you if a new phone call was made for your extension that did not originate from your phone or TAPICall. This is typically the case if a different CTI software (such as the Outlook Dialer) is used to make calls.
|Neu||(BETA) Prepared for callto: protocol handler|
TAPICall is now able to handle URLs starting with callto:, e.g. callto:0123456, to start new phone calls.
However, this functionality cannot be activated in the setup or the program because existing callto handlers (like Skype) would become deactivated. We are working on making this part of the setup as a separate feature.
|Update||Search window: Creating new contacts from the search window when no result is available|
If you have entered a phone number in TAPICall's search window to find a matching contact and there is no match, you can now create a new empty contact (with the phone number already set) by clicking the 'Contact' button.
|Update||Call list: clipboard support for call list entries|
the context menu now contains an entry 'Copy phone number to clipboard'.
|Update||(Bugfix) F8: clipboard mis-evaluation when e-mail inspector(s) open|
When any e-mail inspector window was open, pressing F8 would not have the desired result for selected contact items.
|Update||(Bugfix) Call info balloon|
The category-related balloon size and colors did not apply in recent versions.
|Update||Bugfix: making a call from the call list|
The outside access prefix was not included when the number of the active call list entry was dialled.
|Update||Bugfix: starting Outlook 2010 from TAPICall menu|
Outlook 2010 would not start after clicking the appropriate menu item in the TAPICall standby-mode menu.
|Update||Bugfix: Address lists / QuickSync|
After picking an address list as a search folder, QuickSync would launch but not synchronize the address lists so their entries would not be found.
After successfully completing the synchronization, the dialog now closes automatically.
|Update||Balloon / missed calls|
When the call list is opened, this should cause the number of missed calls to be reset to zero. The balloon would still stay open even if configured to close if there are no calls in absence.
|Update||TAPI extended settings / load dialog|
The button for renaming existing settings was removed. Deleting settings is now done with a separate option for more convenience.
|Update||TAPI extended settings / save dialog|
The buttons for renaming and deleting existing settings were removed.
|Update||TAPI extended settings for Tiptel 274 / 275|
The TAPI command lineAccept() is not sent if a Tiptel 274 / 275 device is used to prevent TAPI-level errors and connection problems.
|Update||Bugfix: TAPI initialization|
The Siemens Gigaset TSP was not shown in the list of selectable devices due to a problem with the provider name. It can now be used for outbound calls (inbound is not supported by the TSP)
|Update||Bugfix: Balloon, local target area|
The local contact information is now shown with this priority:
|Update||Bugfix: countries with closed dialling schema|
Working with phone number of countries running the closed dialling schema often caused phone number validation messages indicating an unknown area code. This was now fixed so the numbers are only checked against the canonical phone number schema.
|Update||Bugfix: country data for Luxemburg (+352) updated|
TAPICall now assumes closed dialling for Luxemburg.
|Update||Settings / activation|
The button "Update" is now available only after the first contact to the web activation system has been made.
|Update||Bugfix: reverse lookup for Austria (herold.at) losing telephone number|
When a new contact item was created as a result of a herold.at reverse lookup, it could happen that the telephone number from the lookup result would not be set in the contact item.
|Update||Fritz!Box call list download: Timeouts|
The download would sometimes cancel too soon, therefore the connection and send timeouts have been extended from 1 second to 5 seconds.
|Update||Bugfix: Fritz!Box call list download: Default values|
Clicking "Set defaults" would not reset the URLs to default values.
|Update||Bugfix: Fritz!Box call list download|
Anonymous calls caused empty contacts to be created and displayed during the download process.
|Update||Bugfix: missed calls balloon display|
The "missed calls" line in the balloon would show missed calls even after the call list has been opened.
|Update||Bugfix: special TAPI settings sometimes not used|
TAPI service providers with changing IDs could cause TAPICall to skip reading the special settings such as filters etc. on program startup. The settings would be read only after a standby phase.
|Update||Corrected dialling setting for Estonia (+372)|
Changed dialling scheme for Estonia to "closed dialling" because no area codes are used.
|Update||Removed invalid area codes for Vienna (Austria)|
Removed area codes 10 thru 19 and 222 for Vienna.
|Update||Bugfix: unintended restoration of user-deleted area codes|
Deleted area codes would be restored on the next program startup.
|Neu||Fritz!Box Call List Download|
If you are using a Fritz!Box Fon (capable of managing phone calls), you can now integrate the call list of the Fritz!Box with TAPICall's call list. New options for this have been added on the existing Call List settings page.
|Update||Pickup behaviour adjustment|
When a call is picked up on the phone (not with TAPICall's pickup function), TAPICall would not show info on the call on some systems.
|Update||Phone book service change for Switzerland|
The lookup service [b]tel.search[/b] is now using a more reliable and faster communication path.
|Update||TAPI Wizard: Optimization of settings gained|
After running the tests in the TAPI wizard, the setting proposals gained from the tests are aggregated as far as possible to achieve a more compact set of filters.
|Update||Corrected number modifier usage|
When a number modifier was created that also included the 'connected' call state, it would be applied to inbound as well as outbound calls, no matter if any of these flags was set.
|Update||Fixed reverse lookup for Austria|
Changes in the lookup code were required due to internal changes on the lookup web site.
|Update||CallBridge fix for picked up calls is now optional|
The change introduced in version 4.0.107 of TAPICall (for CallBridge TAPI service providers) has now become an option. By default it is not activated. If you have trouble with wrong caller IDs being announced if you pick up a call from your phone, you can now use the file(s) in the new "Reg" subfolder that is installed in the TAPICall installation path (default: C:Programm FilesTAPICall or C:Program Files (x86)TAPICall):
Import the desired file by double-clicking it. After TAPICall is restarted, the setting is used.
CAUTION: use this fix ONLY if you are using a CallBridge TAPI service provider and TAPICall announces wrong CallerIDs when you pick up a call on your phone.
|Update||Bugfix: Macro virus warnings|
When creating Journal items in E-Mail folders, Outlook would show a macro virus warning.
|Update||Bugfix: Fixed reverse lookup service for Italy (PagineBianche.it)|
Due to slight changes in the page setup, TAPICall was no longer able to retrieve data from the site.
|Update||Bugfix: Blank contacts when dialing from TAPICall|
In some situations TAPICall would first create a blank contact after making a call and then show the correct contact (from an Outlook folder)
|Update||Bugfix: Windows location warnings|
Fixed a problem with older TAPICall product databases that would cause TAPICall to announce missing Windows location settings
|Update||Bugfix: Blank contacts when dialing from TAPICall|
In some situations TAPICall would first create a blank contact after making a call and then show the correct contact (from an Outlook folder)
|Neu||Bugfix: F8 in e-mail items|
Pressing F8 in e-mail items will now use the highlighted text in the message first (if any). If no highlighted text exists, sender and receiver(s) will be used for the contact resolution as in previous versions.
|Update||Bugfix: Wrong ID when picking up group calls|
TAPICall will now use the ConnectedID only when working with picked-up calls. Many TAPI service providers send invalid CalledID and CalledID data that is misguiding TAPICall
|Update||Bugfix: Importing XML config files|
Folders were not found when importing an XML config file
|Update||Bugfix: Remove settings|
The "Remove all Dettings" function left TAPI customizations in the registry unintendedly
|Update||64-bit Office check|
When using Office / Outlook 64-bit, TAPICall is not able to access the MAPI info stores due to architectural restrictions by Microsoft (as TAPICall is a 32-bit client). TAPICall now checks this and will recommend installing the 32-bit Office setup instead.
TAPICall works on the following Windows/Office combinations:
Older TAPICall versions have reduced working mostly to the main desktop area. Window positions and sizes were only restored if the area affected was somewhere on the main screen. Multi-monitor environments are now fully supported so that windows across multiple monitors are now possible. If the environment changes, e.g. from two monitors to one, windows are always restored so that they are visible in the screen area.
|Update||Bugfix: Speed dialing|
The list could get corrupted when inserting new entries or re-arranging them. Sometimes no new entries could be created.
|Update||Bugfix: Call list filter and call type (internal / external) were not saved and restored|
The most recent filter and call type selected in the call list was not restored if the call list (or TAPICall) was closed.
|Update||Bugfix: Write access check on startup|
If the product database cannot be opened for write access on program startup, this will be announced and the program will terminate again. Write access is required for successfully finishing the activation process.
|Update||Speed dialing: Default entry|
If the list is still empty, TAPICall will now create a usable default example entry for calling CONVERGIT Support.
|Update||Now using an internal country database|
Countries and their dialing rules were read from the Windows registry until now. As there are some countries missing there, and some errors in the dialing rules exist, TAPICall is now using its own country database which is located inside the product database.
|Update||Bugfix: Misinterpretation of Pickup call data|
When a call was picked up by dialing a PBX command, the call was in some environments interpreted as outbound and the caller ID could get overwritten.
|Update||Bugfix: Evaluation of anonymous calls|
Contacts created for calls with suppressed caller information (CLIP) were assigned the local country and area code accidentally.
|Update||Bugfix: Fixed infinite folder depth for PublicFax virtual InfoStores|
Folders inside virtual Public Fax infostores could not be properly enumerated and caused TAPICall to crash.
|Update||Support for new placeholders when calling external programs|
The following placeholders were added for command line parameters when calling an external application on phone events:
|Update||Unexpected program standby and restart|
Bugfix: the Outlook runtime detection failed sometimes, causing TAPICall to assume that Outlook is no longer running, and go to standby mode, only to recover some seconds later.
|Update||PC Praxis Edition|
|Update||TAPI calibration settings|
Bugfix: after settings were changed in the TAPI wizard or the TAPI calibration dialog, the settings were applied only after a program restart. They are now immediately loaded once one of the TAPI dialogs is closed.
|Update||TAPI Wizard Enhancements:|
|Update||New TAPI Wizard|
To make the TAPICall setup easier, a new TAPI Wizard was created that guides the user through some test calls to automatically create a working CTI configuration and handle TAPI service provider misbehaviour if needed.
|Update||Bugfix: public folders not displaying|
With Outlook 2010 the public folder hierarchy was not always shown correctly.
|Update||Removed graphical menus|
The graphical menu component had to be removed due to stability issues on some Windows 7 / 64-Bit systems. Another component will be used in a future version soon to provide graphical menus again.
|Update||Bugfix: interactive phone number correction|
The interactive correction dialog would not pop up reliably when a contact was saved with badly formatted phone numbers.
|Update||Bugfix: removed hourglass cursor in the call list cleanup message box|
The message box informing the user about outdated call list entries is now shown with the default mouse pointer instead of the hourglass cursor.
|Update||Bugfix: redesigned the Outlook runtime checker component|
To enhance compatibility, the Outlook runtime checks were changed.
|Update||Bugfix: notification on incorrectly formatted phone numbers (new contacts)|
The window that shows incorrectly formatted phone numbers and offers corrections was not shown reliably when new contacts were added.
|Update||Bugfix: fixed Austria reverse / forward lookup|
Due to changes in the values returned by the search engine, lookup results could not be parsed since 01/2010.
|Update||Bugfix: config page "external apps"|
Changes made in the dialog "parameters / test" were not always saved properly.
|Update||Bugfix: outbound calls being identified as inbound|
When an error occurred in the evaluation of ID names, TAPICall assumed that calls were inbound even though they were outbound.
|Update||Bugfix: speed dial button order could not be arranged by user|
Due to an automatic collision check, the order of speed dial items was lost when the window configuration was saved.
|Update||Bugfix: attempt to fix "no-wakeup" behavior|
|Update||Bugfix: search window / auto-minimize|
The option "automatically minimize during call" was not saved properly.
|Update||Bugfix: activation message "license expired" in spite of valid license|
Some PCs showed a message stating the license is expired even though the license was valid. The program still worked in all aspects.
|Update||Bugfix: announcement of multiple matching contacts in the call info balloon|
If a number was recognised in more than one contact, the call info balloon would not show the appropriate hint
|Update||Bugfix: TSP device with ID 0 (zero)|
Using a TSP device with ID 0 was a problem because TAPICall assumed this would be an initial value interpreted as "no device chosen"
|Update||Bugfix: call control window / buttons "Follow-up flag" and "E-mail" would not get enabled|
The buttons would not get enabled even though the partner was recognised as a known contact
|Update||Bugfix: multiple-match results window would not come up|
The search window displaying all items included in a multiple-match scenario (more than one item matches the current phone number) can now be shown again by clicking the balloon hyperlink.
|Update||Bugfix: fixed local search by name and location (|
Looking up items in the search window by specifying name and location would not get any result.
|Update||Bugfix: Austria reverse lookup engine|
The page layout was changed by the provider. TAPICall was changed to appropriately parse the new layout now.
|Update||Search window behavior changed|
The search window behavior was changed to TAPICall won't care about an open search window when the next search request (F8) is given by the user. If there is an existing search window, it will be closed regardless of its contents, and a new one will be opened using the current search context.
|Update||Search windows reduced to one window|
From this version on, there is only one search window that is called with the F8 key by default. This implies some changes in the behavior:
|Update||Bugfix: CTI config: own number and company main number|
Once these checkboxes were activated, they could not be deactivated again.
|Update||Default changed for call control window behavior|
On inbound calls, TAPICall will now show only the call info balloon and, if configured, the contact item, but no longer the call control window. You can get to the call control window any time by pressing F7.
|Update||Changed default hotkey for the speed dial window|
The hotkey combination for launching the speed dial window was changed from Ctrl-Alt-S to Ctrl-2.
|Update||Bugfix: WAV file and text color usage with categories|
WAV files and foreground colours assigned to categories are now played / shown again.
|Update||Bugfix: Usage of address list entries|
When the phone number lookup found an address list entry, Outlook security warnings could occur.
|Update||Bugfix: Creating a speed dial entry out of the search window|
If the currently selected phone number was used to create a new speed dial entry with the appropriate button in the search window, this entry could not be saved. TAPICall would produce a message such as "another entry with this target already exists".
|Update||Bugfix: Follow-up flagging for Outlook 2007 / 2010|
The follow-up flagging functionality was partially rewritten to fit better for Outlook 2007 and newer versions. Coloured flags such as in Outlook 2003 can no longer be used, as a replacement the dialog now offers the categories which can be assigned or removed from the item.
|Update||Bugfix: Creating a new contact from a reverse lookup result|
Contacts created out of the search window did not receive an address if there was one or more similar contact that TAPICall offered to synchronize, and the user chose to create a new contact item instead of synchronizing an existing one.
|Update||Bugfix: hitting F8 on a lookup result in the search window|
Pressing F8 created a new search window in recent versions of TAPICall. The previous functionality was restored so pressing F8 on a phone number will now start dialing this number again.
|Update||Function "Insert comment block": new placeholders|
The configurable text block that can be used with the hotkey functionality &qout;Insert comment block" now has some additional placeholders::
|Update||Showing mouse actions in the TAPICall menu|
If a function does not have an associated hotkey but an associated mouse action (such as click left - right), that mouse action is now displayed in the shortcut column of the menu.
|Update||Bugfix: support for address lists|
Details of address list entries were not shown completely in the call info balloon.
|Update||Bugfix: wrong behaviour if CalledID is empty|
If a TAPI service provider was used that does not fill the CalledID field, TAPICall would just open the call control window but no contact and no call info balloon.
|Update||Bugfix: outbound dialing broken by not using TAPI address feature|
Some computers failed to create outbound calls if the feature "TAPI address" was not used.
|Update||Bugfix: setup to replace previous TAPICall version|
The setup can now replace another existing TAPICall version again.
|Update||Bugfix: outbound dialing broken by not using TAPI address feature|
Some computers failed to create outbound calls if the feature "TAPI address" was not used.
|Update||Usage of TAPI addresses now optional|
To avoid trouble especially with Telekom and Siemens TSPs, the function "Address" was made optional, and by default the function is not activated.
|Update||Call list performance|
Changing from one row to another could be slow because TAPICall checked for each row if a contact was associated with it. The related query was sped up rapidly.
|Update||Call control window / call info balloon / call list entry after picking up the receiver (outbound call)|
When dialing on the phone, TAPICall would show a call control window shown an anonymous or unknown target until the number was dialed completely. The window now shows only after dialing is complete, and the call info balloon and call list entry appear only after the first digit was dialed (or, depending on the TSP behaviour, when the number is complete).
|Update||Bugfix: displaying initialization issues|
If TAPICall encounters problems at startup, the page "To-Do" would appear in the settings wizard. This did not work in previous 4.0 Beta versions.
|Update||Bugfix: reconnecting the TSP during a call|
If the function "reconnect TAPI service provider" was called during a call, the associated security question could not be answered with "yes / no" as planned but only with "OK", resulting in no actual reconnection taking place.
|Neu||Dynamic activation model|
You can now use a new activation model that allows you to manage the licenses you have bought online. You can assign licenses to computers that have registered online, and move a license from one computer to another.
|Update||Fixed: TAPI "pickup" feature|
Picking up a call from a different ringing phone/extension did not bring up a call control window.
|Update||Fixed: TAPI "redirect" and blind transfer"|
Until now, these features expected phone numbers to be specified in the "raw" dialable format. If the speed dial button was configured to hold a phone number in canonical format, this was not properly dialable. TAPICall now converts the number into dialable format if needed.
|Update||Fixed: hyperlink to alternate matching entries in the call info balloon|
If a telephone number is not found in its original length but in a shortened form, the call info balloon displays a line informing the user about alternate entries that may give a hint about the caller. In previous versions, clicking the link in the balloon led to a search window with no results as the ID was scrambled due to a bug.
|Update||Fixed: re-opening a contact steals the focus from the active window|
If the option "re-open contacts on external changes" was set on, re-opening a contact could steal the focus from the active application.
|Update||F8 hotkey in appointment items|
Pressing the "Make call" hotkey (default: F8) in appointment items will now list all contacts resulting from the attendees.
|Update||Fixed: e-mail licensing issue|
A bug in e-mail licensing which prevented to activate machines was removed. The bug produced the error message "License is not for this machine".
|Update||Fixed: multiple call control windows on outbound CTI-triggered call|
When a call was placed by TAPICall, sometimes multiple call control windows appeared of which only one was usable.
|Update||Fixed: same telephone number in multiple fields after reverse lookup|
A reverse lookup from GoYellow (German phone numbers only) could result in a new contact having multiple phone number fields set with the same phone number.
|Update||Fixed: GoYellow map URL inserted even if configured not to insert the link|
The setting "insert map URL" was previously ignored on reverse lookup contact creation. A map URL was inserted always when a new contact was created.
|Update||Fixed: shutdown behavior|
Fixed some possible causes of unstable behavior during TAPICall shutdown.
|Update||Fixed: reaction to end of call|
When a call was hung up or dropped, the associated call control window would sometimes stay open.
|Update||Fixed: answering a call in the info balloon or the call control window failed on certain TSPs|
TAPICall failed to answer calls on some TSPs when trying to answer by clicking the green receiver button in the call info balloon or in the call control window. The following error message appeared: LINEERR_INVALCALLHANDLE: Call handle %1 is invalid.
|Update||Fixed: simulated calls no longer treated like actual calls|
Simulated calls were shown as actual calls along with a call management window.
|Update||Fixed: F8 and Ctrl-F1 usage|
Instead of Shift-Insert, TAPICall now sends Ctrl-C to get the current selection from the active application. The method was internally changed to fit security requirements of Windows 7 better.
|Update||Fixed: QuickSync running while first start wizard is displayed|
On the very first start of the program, the QuickSync would run for the default contacts folder while the first start wizard is displayed to the user. To prevent delays and unneeded data in the replication database, the QuickSync is run only after the first start wizard has closed, if needed anyway.
|Update||Fixed: Welcome page does not show the default language setting on Vista and newer Windows versions|
On Windows systems newer than XP, the welcome page of the TAPICall settings wizard would not show the default language setting "Use system language" in the combo box, but the combo box would be empty.
|Update||Fixed: Reverse scan: unneeded info line in call info balloon|
If the reverse lookup did not find an entry for the current telephone number, the balloon would still keep displaying the line "performing reverse lookup".
|Neu||Fixed: call window option "open minimized"|
The call window option "Open the window in minimized state" was switched on due to a confusion with the new call window option "Auto-minimize".
|Update||Reverse scan: notification about multiple matching entries|
If multiple reverse lookup entries could be found for the same number, TAPICall will show you the line "Multiple entries found" in the balloon (like with known contacts). From there, you can open a new search window containing all reverse lookup results.
|Update||Search window: right-click context menu added in search result list|
A new pop-up menu appears if you right-click a line in the list of search results.
|Update||Search window: "Chapter" lines inserted in fuzzy search results|
To inform you about why certain entries are shown in the search results even though the number you entered looks different, TAPICall now inserts "chapter" lines, mentioning the search expression which was used to find the results.
|Update||Search window: Fixed: dual monitor capability added|
The pop-up for planning a call could appear on the wrong monitor if two or more monitors are used.
|Update||Fixed: Windows 2000 compatibility restored|
TAPICall 4.0 can now be used again on Windows 2000 systems without crashing.
|Update||Fixed: call info balloon displayed in task bar as a window control|
When the TAPICall info balloon was open, a task bar window control button unwantedly appeared (title: "TAPICall notification balloon").
|Update||Search window automatically minimizes on a beginning call|
If you start a call from the search window, it will now minimize to the task bar, and return after the call has finished. You can control this behavior in the settings menu.
|Update||Fixed: un-muting after the call has ended|
Un-muting was made more reliable.
|Update||Fixed: re-displaying Outlook contacts which were changed by other users|
Re-displaying items changed on the server while open on a TAPICall client was fixed so if now a public change is detected, an automatic synchronization of the Outlook items is performed before any items are re-shown, ensuring that these items are up to date.
|Update||Added support for caller/called/connected ID names|
TAPICall can now use the ID names if delivered by the PBX. As long as no contact matching the ID could be found, the ID name will be displayed in the notification balloon and also in the newly created contact.
|Update||Speed dialing: fixed pickup functionality|
The "pickup" function of the speed dial buttons was redesigned to be more reliable now.
|Update||Speed dialing: deletion confirmation added|
When you try to delete a speed dial target, TAPICall will now ask for a confirmation before the item is actually deleted.
|Update||Outlook startup and shutdown detection|
Functionality improved to be more reliable.
|Update||Bugfix: un-muting after call was disconnected|
In some situations, TAPICall would not un-mute the audio channels when the call was disconnected because the TAPI service provider reports no "disconnected" status before going to "idle" status. TAPICall will now un-mute audio in both cases.
|Update||External actions: parameters can now be filled from contact fields|
It is now possible to pass out any contact field to the external application for the "target" contact of the call. If no contact could be resolved, the parameters will be rendered as blank.
|Update||Speed dialing: fixed some bugs|
Some problems with speed dialing functions were fixed:
If you prefer to use the "One-Click" feature when planning calls, but sometimes need to adjust the data preset, you can now use the "Plan call" button in two ways:
|Update||QuickSync: now includes address lists|
Until now, QuickSync only re-synchronized Outlook folders and ignored address lists. They are now encluded in each QuickSync cycle.
|Update||QuickSync: fixed cleanup|
Unlike the conventional window-based synchronization, QuickSync would not clean up contacts no longer needed. Cleanup is now the same in both ways.
|Update||Fixed: usage of the contact field "file as"|
The field contained CrLf control characters due to the way Outlook stores the field internally. It will now be converted to "FullName (CompanyName)" where " (CompanyName)" only appears if there is a company name set in the contact.
The "file as" field is now also available for the journal title.
|Neu||External actions depending on current call state|
Depending on the current call state, you can now configure external actions to be performed (launch exe files, scripts or URLs). To pass current call data to the external instance, you can use parameters. The configuration can be found in the settings page 'External applications'.
|Update||Search window: enhanced 'search by number' algorithm|
Searching for a telephone number will now run two queries, one which requires exact matching of at least the beginning of the number entered, followed by a "fuzzy" search which returns other numbers similar to the one entered (fuzzy search is only performed if exact search did not return any result).
|Bug||Windows 2000 compatibility|
TAPICall versions greater than 4.0.23 may cause Windows 2000 to crash. It is not recommended to use TAPICall 4.0 on pre-Windows XP versions. We will fix the problem a.s.a.p.
|Neu||TAPI: support for hold / blind transfer / redirect|
Version 4.0 adds support for the TAPI features hold / blind transfer (transfer to other extension while call is ringing) / redirect (transfer to other extension during the call).
|Neu||TAPI: support for multiple addresses and address capabilities|
TAPICall now tries to evaluate the TSPs address (~ extension), and the features supported by the TSP, subsequently offering only those features supported.
The new speed dialing feature allows you to configure frequently used phone numbers, search expressions and PBX commands to a button bar, so you can call these targets with just one click, or send a command (e.g. temporary forwarding to another extension, CLIR etc.). Calls started from the speed dial window can be managed there, too.
|Neu||Old call window split up into search and call management window|
The former "call window" was split up so the new "search window" is only used for searching and preparing calls whereas actual calls will be managed each in a separate "call control" window.
|Neu||Extended reverse lookup support|
Some internal changes were made to enhance integration of new reverse lookup services.
|Neu||Reverse lookup service for Austria|
A new forward and reverse lookup service was added for phone numbers from Austria.
|Neu||Reverse lookup service for Switzerland: directories.ch|
The service directories.ch / local.ch was added for phone numbers from Switzerland.
|Neu||Reverse lookup service for Italy: paginebianche.it|
The service paginebianche.it was added for phone numbers from Italy.
|Neu||Balloon: now announces if multiple contacts match the current phone number|
The balloon now informs you if the current telephone number is found in more than one contact. Even if the number is not associated with any contact, you get informed about existing contacts with similar numbers.
|Update||Creating contacts for anonymous inbound calls|
You can now determine whether to create a new (blank) contact also if an anonymous call comes in.
|Update||TAPI: auto reconnect after standby|
If the computer resumes from hibernation or standby, TAPICall can now reconnect the TSP in case it tends to lose the PBX connection. You can also specify a delay after which the reconnection is performed.
|Update||Search window: now sorted descending by last modification date|
Results in the search window are now sorted descending by the last modification date to ensure the most recent contacts are on top of the list.
|Update||Search window: supports partial phone numbers|
Entering parts of a number will create appropriate search results now.
|Update||Search window: job title and location as new search criteria|
You can now also enter the job title and / or location as additional search criteria.
|Update||Search window: new feature "plan call"|
This new feature allows you to create a call reminder (Outlook task) for a selected contact item in the search window. This is more straight-forward than using the flagging feature.
|Update||Search window: exact match first, then fuzzy matches (most recent first)|
When you search for a telephone number in the search window, TAPICall will now first return the contact(s) matching the number exactly, then append more contacts where the number matches partially. The contacts will be sorted by the last modification date in descending order, so the most recent contact will be on top of the list (below exactly matching contacts, if any).
|Update||Follow-up flagging enhanced|
You can now flag contacts without setting a reminder date. The dialog was rearranged to show the flagging details first, then more optional data.
|Update||Clipboard: new call with F8 hotkey|
To enhance compatibility with newer operating systems, the clipboard control functions were slightly changed.
|Update||Vista 64-bit compatibility|
TAPICall is now Vista 64-bit compatible by supporting Registry Reflection.
|Update||Feature recreated: Re-open items on external changes|
The feature "Re-open items when they were changed by another user" was recreated. See TAPICall configuration page "extended settings" for more information.
|Update||New simulation option|
To test reverse lookup exclusively without using any of the replicated data, a new checkbox was made available in the simulation window. Using this option will cause TAPICall to act as if there were no known contacts yet.
|Update||Using HTML instead of RTF in call info e-mails|
TAPICall will now use HTML when a call info is sent from the call list window.
|Update||Fixed: Losing active call when another call is coming in during an existing call|
During a call (A), a new call waiting (B) would be announced as the new active call. If the new call (B) is dropped because you keep the existing one, TAPICall would not give you ways to control the existing call (A). If the new call (B) is disconnecting, TAPICall will now show you the info for call (A) again, and let you control the call from the balloon.
|Update||Fixed: TelSearch (CH) uses fax as phone number|
The TelSearch lookup routine returned entries with phone and fax number the wrong way so the fax number would be interpreted as the phone number.
|Update||Fixed: TelSearch (CH) returns only the first result|
The TelSearch reverse lookup interface was fixed so that now all results are returned, not only the very first one.
|Update||Fixed: Keyboard shortcut for "insert comment block": Placeholders date_short and date_long did not work|
The keyboard shortcut function "insert comment block" did not properly replace the placeholders date_long and date_short by the respective date strings.
|Update||Fixed: Call info balloon mispositioning|
The call info balloon would appear behind the task bar or in the wrong corner of the screen when using Windows Vista or Windows Seven and moving the task bar or the sidebar.
|Update||Fixed: Make call (F8) from Outlook e-mail window|
Bugfix: TAPICall now recognizes Outlook e-mail editor windows properly and shows the matching contacts when pressing F8.
|Update||Fixed: Outlook XP (2002): unexpected standby on main window minimization|
Bugfix: When Outlook XP (2002) was minimized and was configured to hide from the task bar in that situation, TAPICall would shut down into standby.
|Update||Fixed: TelSearch (CH) uses fax as phone number|
The TelSearch lookup routine returned entries with phone and fax number the wrong way so the fax number would be interpreted as the phone number.
|Update||System shutdown: optional alternate program shutdown modes|
In case TAPICall seems to hang when a system shutdown is being performed, the quit method can now be one of three methods, determined by a registry value. Please contact support if you experience shutdown problems caused by TAPICall.
|Update||Startup: 64-bit workaround|
The Outlook tray detection does not work properly on 64-bit systems. There is a Registry value now to turn the detection off so TAPICall start up without checking icons.
|Update||Vista 64-bit compatibility|
A new feature in 64-bit Vista versions, Registry Reflection, caused TAPICall to fail reading certain registry keys such as the country list.
|Update||Balloon mispositioning using Vista|
Bugfix: The call info balloon sometimes appeared behind the task bar or in the wrong corner of the screen.
|Update||Fixed: TelSearch (CH) returns only the first result|
The TelSearch reverse lookup interface was fixed so that now all results are returned, not only the very first one.
|Update||Fixed: Balloon window closing too quicky|
Bugfix: on new inbuond calls, the info balloon would close too quickly before the call was answered.
|Update||Fixed: unwanted WAV or built-in sound on inbound call|
Bugfix: even though the alarm configuration was disabled, TAPICall would play the built-in beep or a WAV file.
|Update||Fixed: Not starting up with Outlook 2002|
Bugfix: When using Outlook 2002 (XP), TAPICall would not launch along with Outlook and stay in standby mode.
|Update||TAPI initialization problem removed|
Dur to a problem during the TAPI initialization, on some systems it was not possible to place outbound calls with version 3.1.81.
|Neu||New settings cleanup form|
When you encounter problems with TAPICall that may arise from configuration issues, you can now use the new "Reset settings" function on the page "Maintenance and Test" that gives you detailed options on what to remove.
|Update||Fixed unexpected shutdowns with Outlook 2002|
A bug that caused TAPICall to shut down into standby mode when Outlook was minimized to tray is now fixed.
|Update||Recreated automatic re-opening of changed contacts|
If someone else changes a public contact that is open in your Outlook client, TAPICall can detect the change and re-open the contact to show you the most recent version of the contact. This is an optional feature that you can switch on in the "Extended settings" page.
|Update||Redesigned the Follow-up form|
The Follow-up form was redesigned for better handling of local and public contact reminders.
|Update||Using CTI / Own ID|
If you have configured TAPICall to accept calls only for a certain DDI, the balloon would appear anyway if new calls were placed for a different DDI, and an invalid entry was created in the call list.
|Update||Balloon not showing the company name until the call was accepted|
The balloon would first show the subject of the caller but not the company name.