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Cisco Jabber for Windows 10.5 available !

Monday, 18 August 2014

Cisco Jabber for Windows is the first client available from the Jabber 10.5 release.

The first thing you will notice in this release is the new visual design. The development team has done a incredible work in making Jabber even more sexy than before. You will find this new design in every 10.5 Jabber clients coming in the next few days/weeks.

Jabber for Windows 10.5 includes the following new features and enhancements :

  • New Visual Design

The new sexy and consistant User Experience accross any device.


  • Single Sign On (SSO)

By enabling SAML SSO, you can now reduces password fatigue by removing the need for entering different user name and password combinations. You will a well known Identity Provider integrated with your directory in the back-end. SAML SSO feature has been tested with the following IdPs: ADFS 2.0, OpenAM 9.5 and 10.0, and PingFederate

  • Hunt Groups/Group Pickup


Hunt Groups enable incoming calls to be directed to a group of users. The call route is based on a number of factors, including first available , longest Idle, broadcast hunting and circular hunting.

Call Pickup allows users to pick up incoming calls from their own group. Group Call Pickup and Directed Call Pickup allows users to pick up incoming calls to another group or individual, respectively.

  • Personal Ringtones

Users can select a ringtone for incoming calls from a menu of distinctive ringtones for their client in the Options menu, under Sounds and Alerts.

  • Call Statistics

You can now view real-time statistics when on a call. Use Ctrl + Shift + S to open call statistics. You can view audio, video, and screen share statistics, and copy the statistics into the clipboard to send to others.

  • IM Notifications

Notifications now pop-up (can be disabled) when receiving incoming chat messages. IM badges are also shown in the Windows taskbar.


  • IM Only Screen sharing and Remote desktop control

In addition to the video screen share (BFCP) feature that is available to video-enabled clients when on a call, users can now screen share directly from an IM conversation when video share is not provisioned or available.

Users can share their screens from IM with up to five other Cisco Jabber for Windows 10.5 users in a group chat. Unlike BFCP, users do not need to be in a call to share their screen.

Screen sharing and remote desktop control are fully available with the free Jabber IM&P client without any additional cost


  • Chat Rooms

Administrators can now create and delete rooms, manage membership, and moderate rooms. You can define up to 30 room moderators who can create or remove rooms, add or remove members, and define room types and descriptions.
Users can also now search for messages in their chat room histories.


 Download Jabber for Windows 10.5

Release notes

Jabber 10.5 deployment guides

Enjoy !


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  1. How do enable SSO on the client side? I already have SSO working for the imp-pub administration pages.

  2. Hello

    There how to disable pop-up alert pickup group?

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  5. We deployed Jabber 10.5 with latest CUCM and IM&P servers 10.X. So far the screen share features is not very stable on deskphone mode. (feature button sometimes appear and sometimes not) I do search from Cisco web-site and it only said it is not used BFCP. It does not have much information.

    Before ask Cisco TAC to do troubleshooting, does anyone have the technical info on this “screen share” feature? We found it is very useful and hope we can deploy to end customer.


  6. To follow up, did you get Persistent Chat rooms to work with CUCM 8.6.2 or did you upgrade CUCM and IM&P to 10.5 as suggested?

  7. Thats great, Thanks for your speedy reply!

    we added the lines you suggested and all works as expected.

    Appreciate your help.

  8. Hi Guys,

    We installed Jabber 10.5 on a couple of our users PC’s today but the Pickup and Chat Rooms options are missing from the left hand side.

    Pickup is available from the user’s desk phones but not Jabber.

    We have CUCM version which should be compatible.

    Any suggestions as to where I may be able to look?

    • Sebastien Salou


      You have Client and Policies parameters to enable in the jabber-config.xml file :

      For Persistent Chat Rooms, you will need to upgrade in CUCM IM&P version 10.5.

      => Jabber Deployment Guide

      I hope this helps