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Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #148255] Thu, 11 June 2020 11:30 Go to next message
thegaijin is currently offline  thegaijin
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Registered: September 2018
I know that once again i wont get any answers but I have to try.

Can someone from GFI give us a roadmap for Kerio?
I mean whats the plan here? Can we get some answer pls?
GFI thinks that its a perfect product with no room for improvement?
Whats the plan to solve the OBVIOUS problem with Outlook searches?
Is the webmail gonna get any visual update?ITs been YEARS since anything changed in that section
I can write literally 50 things here but since I wont get any answers I ll keep it simple.
Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #148327 is a reply to message #148255] Fri, 19 June 2020 16:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bruggles is currently offline  bruggles
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Completely Agree, WAY TOO LONG OVERDUE. Dan Beer stated he was going to get customer satisfaction restored with Kerio, he made one post in the Forum and then that was the end of that.

Customer Service is at an All Time Low withe Kerio. No Tech Support, takes forever to hear anything back.

As an idea and (what I would be doing) Send out a Customer Monthly News Letter to all Customers (using Kerio not O365) would be helpful as well, stating whats Going On, requesting feedback Survey Monkey for Polls. This was a great product Time to Make Kerio Connect Great Again (but don't call the whitehouse for advice)

Kerio Resellers and Aurea might find they increase business and have better customer retention.

I talked with Ian and someone from Aurea about a month ago but never heard back on. Seems like Aurea is simply not managed well at all and no direction for the future.
Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #148343 is a reply to message #148327] Tue, 23 June 2020 14:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ian.bugeja is currently offline  ian.bugeja
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Registered: March 2017
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Hi all

GFI does not typically release public-facing roadmaps, although we do share them with GFI Software partners. However, I can let you know what we are working on.

Currently, we are testing the next major release of Kerio Connect 9.3 which will support TLS 1.3. TLS 1.3 is a significant investment in the secure communication of Kerio Connect and is the new secure protocol following TLS 1.2. It will be available for all TLS connections both HTTPS and also IMAPS, SMTPS and POPS for example. This is expected to be released as a beta in the next few weeks.

We are also working on Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for Kerio Connect. This involves some major changes in how authentication is done especially since we do not want to drop client compatibility. This feature is expected to be released later on this year.

To test any of the betas please join https://insider.gfi.com


Ian Bugeja
GFI Software
Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149251 is a reply to message #148343] Fri, 08 January 2021 16:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
psaroleon is currently offline  psaroleon
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Registered: January 2021
Hi Kerio Team,

for long time we are experiencing delays working with Outlook, not only in serching, where the delays are really huge (sometimes it hungs), but also in dipslaying a selected message and replying / forwarding.
I guess that this is because over the years mailboxes have become large and contain tens of thousands of messages.
Also active sync on mobile devices is not working smoothly lately and in many cases new messages are not being received for large nailboxes (need to terminate the mail client and restart again and again).
We are at a point to decide whether we should move to MS Exchange, although our size does not justify such a decision, however we cannot continue operating with the current Kerio Connect product.
So, there is a simple and clear question to Kerio team: should we expect soon a major update for Kerio Connect, that will offer a really improved user experience ?
icon8.gif  Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149790 is a reply to message #149251] Wed, 26 May 2021 03:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
zebby is currently offline  zebby
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Registered: March 2009
Kicking this thread back to life...

Anything happening with Kerio Connect development? Or is this software just quietly dying in the corner of a room somewhere?

Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149791 is a reply to message #148255] Wed, 26 May 2021 11:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Backspin is currently offline  Backspin
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Registered: June 2008
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherland...
I was asking myself the same questions. Why have we seen absolutely no new developments in the last years? Especially with the new price increased coming next month, and the change from perpetual license model to subscription model last year: what are we getting in return? This is starting to look almost criminal. I'm really fed up with this. Why is there still no 2FA? Why is there no integrated Let's Encrypt support? WHERE IS THE ROADMAP?

Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149792 is a reply to message #149791] Wed, 26 May 2021 11:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PPG is currently offline  PPG
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Am just attending a GFI webinar.
Just announced:
- 2FA for admin and mailusers
- LetsEncrypt integration
Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149797 is a reply to message #149792] Wed, 26 May 2021 17:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bud Durland is currently offline  Bud Durland
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PPG wrote on Wed, 26 May 2021 05:30
Am just attending a GFI webinar.
Just announced:
- 2FA for admin and mailusers
- LetsEncrypt integration
Along with the speedy new database for the message store that was announced a couple years ago?
Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149798 is a reply to message #149797] Wed, 26 May 2021 19:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Backspin is currently offline  Backspin
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Registered: June 2008
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherland...
Announced as in 'we are working on it', or as in 'it's going to be in the next release', along with a release date estimate?

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Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149800 is a reply to message #149798] Wed, 26 May 2021 22:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
j.a.duke is currently offline  j.a.duke
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Backspin wrote on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:42
Announced as in 'we are working on it', or as in 'it's going to be in the next release', along with a release date estimate?
I was on a similar webinar today and the word was public beta this week. I don't recall seeing anything regarding Let's Encrypt support, but I was interrupted a couple of times, so could have missed it.

Cheers,
Jon
Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149801 is a reply to message #149792] Thu, 27 May 2021 02:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
zebby is currently offline  zebby
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PPG wrote on Wed, 26 May 2021 10:30
Am just attending a GFI webinar.
Just announced:
- 2FA for admin and mailusers
- LetsEncrypt integration

If anyone at Kerio is listening...

Trawling through these forums is this the 2FA that was 'on the roadmap in March 2019 scheduled to be available by the end of 2019'?
https:// forums.gfi.com/index.php?t=msg&th=38351&goto=148632& amp;#msg_148632

The same 2FA that in March 2021 was 'currently in testing phase and targeted for an April release'?
https:// forums.gfi.com/index.php?t=msg&th=38351&goto=149516& amp;#msg_149516 Rolling Eyes

The 2FA that 'the current ETA for this feature to be added is Q2 2021. However, this might be subject to change'. You've given yourselves at least another two months right there.
https:// forums.gfi.com/index.php?t=msg&th=38351&goto=149706& amp;#msg_149706

I think I understand now why Kerio won't publish roadmaps.




Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149803 is a reply to message #149797] Thu, 27 May 2021 11:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thegaijin is currently offline  thegaijin
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Registered: September 2018
New email database storage.This is by far the most needed thing imo .
I have migrated most of my clients except 2 that will migrate when their renewal ends in 6 months.
I m extremely disappointed by GFI and their actions caused me problems with my clients since I was trying my best to sell their software for a very long time.

No 2FA support
No Letsencypt support
No new webmail mobile friendly
NO NEW EMAIL STORAGE DATABASE
No new features to sell to the customers to justify the new pricing
And NO.Adding TLS is NOT enough.Far from it.TLS is less than the bare minimum

Only HUGE price increase.And the worst thing is that since all clients need activesync GFI forces you to shut up and pay.

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Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149811 is a reply to message #149803] Thu, 27 May 2021 17:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Backspin is currently offline  Backspin
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No way in a million years that the new email storage database is coming. GFI fired the complete development team at Kerio, and replaced this with (it feels like) only one or two developers. These guys are still figuring out the internals of KC, so a major change like underlying storage...it seems highly unlikely to me.
That said, I think Kerio's strength is that the file-based storage is very transparant and makes KC a very stable and easy to manage (and backup) product. KC is imho not a product for large-scale deployment, but (still) the best mailserver for 10-250 users.


Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149816 is a reply to message #149811] Thu, 27 May 2021 18:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jens Osterwohldt is currently offline  Jens Osterwohldt
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I was also on the webinar today, and my question about a roadmap was kindly ignored.

In the meantime, is there a roadmap for Kerio Connect, what will be implemented in the foreseeable future?
Since GFI took over the Kerio products, there have been no relevant innovations apart from technical changes
for operating systems, clients and the TLS protocol. With the few updates there was a much higher error rate
with many subsequent patches, certainly also due to the lack of successfully implemented beta tests (some
communicated in the forum, others in the insider area).
In addition, many customer requests have been on the waiting list for years (e.g. renaming users) and customers
are becoming more dissatisfied. Better integration between existing GFI products (e.g. Archiver and FaxMaker)
and Kerio Connect is also still a long time coming.

German/Deutsch:

Ich war heute auch im Webinar, und meine Frage nach einer Roadmap wurde freundlich ignoriert.

Gibt es inzwischen eine Roadmap für Kerio Connect, was in absehbarer Zeit umgesetzt wird? Seit GFI die Kerio
Produkte übernommen hat, gab es abgesehen von technischen Änderungen für Betriebssysteme, Clients und das TLS
Protokoll keine relevanten Neuerungen mehr. Bei den wenigen Updates gab es eine deutlich höhere Fehlerquote
mit vielen nachträglichen Patches, sicherlich auch aufgrund fehlender erfolgreich umgesetzter Betatests
(einige im Forum, andere im Insider Bereich kommuniziert).
Darüber hinaus sind viele Kundenwünsche seit Jahren auf der Warteliste (z.B. das umbenennen von Usern) und die
Kunden werden unzufriedener. Eine bessere Integration zwischen den bisherigen GFI Produkten (z.B. Archiver
und FaxMaker) und Kerio Connect lässt auch noch immer auf sich warten.


We are specialists for migrations from AVM KEN! 4 and David from Tobit.Software to Kerio Connect.

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Re: Kerio Connect Roadmap [message #149968 is a reply to message #148255] Thu, 01 July 2021 16:17 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
AndreKl is currently offline  AndreKl
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Registered: March 2018
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I don't think there will ever be a major change to the Software. Look at the other products GFI has bought. Nothing really happens. Everything is kept alive, at a minimal cost. Maybe they share the same developer across all products. The only thing that changes is the price and lizence model. Only going up of course.

I bought Kerio Connect just before it was bought from GFI. So i had still hopes that something happens. Now i have 500 users and can't change it in a short time and needs good planing. But i'm always looking for good alternatives (O365/Exchange is no option for me).

We only get fixes. Which at least is something...
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