Posts from October 2006.

Video: What’s New in IMS Pro 3.0

In the spirit of Robert Scoble’s and Don Campbell’s posts on video demos, here is a quick 3 minute screencast highlighting the new features of our forthcoming release, IMS Pro 3.0.  This is my first attempt at this type of demo, so please take a look and send feedback.  In particular, I’d like to know if you want to see more video tutorials like this on this weblog.

[A direct link to this windows media file is here.]

For a written description of these highlights and early access to the IMS Pro 3.0 release, see our beta page.

A couple of additional notes while I have you:

  1. All registered users should have received information from us regarding 3.0 upgrade options.  If you have not received that email please contact us at sales at clearcontext dot com.
  2. Everyone who registered v2 between August 1st, 2006 and our 3.0 launch gets a complimentary upgrade to v3.  When we formally release IMS Pro 3.0 around the beginning of next month, the price will be $79.95.  If you are trialling the software, you might want to consider purchasing soon while the price is $69.95.

Thanks for checking out our new product.  Watch for more info coming your way on this weblog between now and launch.

ClearContext IMS Pro 3.0 Early Access Release

We are inviting all of our readers to try out ClearContext IMS Pro 3.0, available pre-release here

In the coming weeks we will post more information about 3.0, complete documentation to support formal release, and release the product.  In the meantime, click here to see a demo highlighting 3.0’s 2007 features on Microsoft’s Channel 9.

Supported Environments for this release include:

– Outlook 2007 Beta 2 TR, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2002 (XP)

– Exchange 2000/2003 and POP Accounts

– Windows XP SP2, Vista RC2


If you are running an earlier version of Office 2007 (Beta 2) you must upgrade to Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh to use IMS 3.0.


New 3.0 Features

Unsubscribe from Thread

Automatically file current and future messages of a given conversation to either their topic folder or an unsubscribed folder.


Topic Selector

Click the Topic button next to the Topic drop down for a advanced and streamlined UI for the assignment of Topics.


Topic/Category Synchronization

Automatically synchronize Topics into the Category field for messages, tasks, and appointments. Turn this feature on via ClearContext > Options > Preferences > Topic Options.


Integrated RelatedView

In Outlook 2007, the ClearContext RelatedView, which shows all email, tasks, and appointments associated with the current message, is now integrated directly into Outlook messages, tasks, and appointments.


Send Message Control Panel

Assign Topics as you send an email, automating email conversation categorization. Also review Topic, Priority, Follow-Up, and other information associated with the sent message.


Secondary Datastore Sharing

Identify your SharePoint lists (2007), Public Folders, or an Alternate PST file as a secondary datastore (ClearContext > Options > Identity) and your shared folders are available as Topics for easy filing.


Quick Defer Options

In Outlook 2007, use the Quick Defer options from the Ribbon (1h, 1d, 2d, etc…) to rapidly act on messages.


Outlook 2007 Ribbon Support

3.0 has full support for the 2007 Microsoft Office system ribbon user interface.


Priority Override

Manual priorities are now overrides of the thread score rather than contributors to the composite score.


Known Issues

This will be the production release of ClearContext IMS 3.0. Most known issues relate to the use of Microsoft Beta software. It is anticipated that future releases of Outlook 2007 will resolve many of these issues. To view the complete list, see our Features and Support forums.

Thanks for taking the time to try our new release. Watch our weblog for future information about IMS 3.0, including details on upgrading from previous versions of ClearContext.