1. World of HELIOS: Microsoft buys Skype
2. HELIOS UB2 Spotlight searches with Office documents
3. Meet with HELIOS at Expográfica 2011 in Mexico City
4. HELIOS UB2 public preview2 version is available
HELIOS Newsletter 4/2011
Dear HELIOS client,
Welcome to the latest information from the world of HELIOS. Keep
your networking lead and stay one step ahead. Turn your colleagues
on to this newsletter as well, subscription details are below.
Enjoy the news.
Your HELIOS team
Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO & President
1. World of HELIOS: Microsoft buys Skype 8.5 billion USD to purchase Skype, makes this the biggest acquisition
for Microsoft so far. Skype is not making any money, but serves
145 million users per month, which means each user is worth 58
USD for Microsoft. For me, this makes no sense. It reminds me
of the dotcom bubble a decade ago where companies were excessively
What will be the next step? Perhaps Microsoft will take over Nokia
to plug Skype, Nokia, and Windows Phone OS together.
You are welcome to share your opinion on this, use the feedback
link at the end.
2. HELIOS UB2 Spotlight searches with Office documents We have great news for everyone using Microsoft Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint documents, or even OpenOffice documents. The new HELIOS
UB2 preview2 supports full-text and metadata searches of Office
documents. This completes the new HELIOS UB2 Index Server, allowing
easy to use Spotlight searches from Mac, Windows, and Web clients.
The following list describes which file formats are indexed:
Files and folders
All file and folder names including dates
Mac, Windows, and WebShare file and folder comments
All major image formats (color space, resolution, pixels, …)
IPTC metadata fields
Image information from EXIF records
XMP metadata fields as well as custom XMP fields
ICC profile names that are included within images
Regular text files (ASCII, Unicode, etc.)
Word files (old and new formats)
Excel files (old and new formats)
PowerPoint files (old and new formats)
PDF metadata and form fields
PDF full-text extraction via PDF HandShake add-on
Full-text extraction via ImageServer add-on (XPV files)
wav, mp3, avi file metadata
3. Meet with HELIOS at Expográfica 2011 in Mexico City From May 17 - 20, HELIOS will demonstrate its Fogra certified
WebShare remote soft proofing, at Expográfica
2011, booth 1102. The event takes place in Mexico City, Mexico.
This will be a great opportunity for customers and prospects in
the region to meet with HELIOS and learn about our solutions.
Visitors will also be able to preview the new UB2 product versions,
including the new Spotlight compatible indexing and searching
feature, which allows quick finds of server files from Mac, Windows,
and Web clients by searching for metadata and text content. We
hope to see you there!
4. HELIOS UB2 public preview2 version is available HELIOS UB2 preview2 is now ready for testing by HELIOS partners
The download is available at: http://webshare.helios.de
Please read the release notes file “releaseUB2-e.pdf” first
because it includes very important product information and detailed
feature changes. This HELIOS UB2 preview version is fully supported
and should work perfectly. We even feel that this preview is more
robust and offers higher compatibility than the currently shipping
UB+ CD024 release.
The main goal was to preserve full compatibility to allow easy
upgrades of existing sites. The new features focus on introducing
newer protocol features, tuning the software for additional performance
gains, and making it even more reliable. Additional capabilities
like Spotlight searching and remote proofing support will make
the products even more productive for many clients.
We encourage you to test this late preview,
to test in advance, so you can deploy the new version as soon
as it is released
to request features and provide other input.
The preview2 version times out on September 1, 2011, to allow
sufficient time for testing.
We look forward to your feedback.
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