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August 29, 2006
BadBlue major feature list by version
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BadBlue 2.72

Full rich-formatting support added for Excel live-view display

BadBlue 2.71

Hyperlinks automatically recognized in Excel live-view display

Windows hidden files honored in search results

BadBlue 2.7

XLsharing for IIS introduced

Deny access to all users for particular workbook as a default state

BadBlue 2.69

4 Force the Excel live-view to open on a specific sheet for each user

4 Deny access to all sheets except designated ones for each user

4 Allow certain users to view formulas

4 Hot-key support for saving changes, finishing an edit, etc.

BadBlue 2.68

4 Use Windows Hidden Files to hide files from folder display

4 European date format support in Excel Live Views

4 Password-protection support for over 32 users (file-by-bile basis)

4 Manage Tab improvements

BadBlue 2.66

4 Excel sharing: instant workbook row, column, and sizing selection

4 Multiple home pages supported

BadBlue 2.64

4 Excel sharing: cell color, font size, typeface and color support

4 File uploads: faster file uploads

BadBlue 2.63

4 Keyboard navigation through Excel-web workbooks added

4 Current cell highlighting - the current cell is always highlighted, so you can easily see empty cells

4 Data-entry issues of special characters addresses (e.g., single-quotes, plus signs)

4 New installer and uninstaller added

BadBlue 2.62

4 Support for Excel-chart sharing over the web added

4 Navigation through workbooks via popup editor window

4 Linked workbook update controls

BadBlue 2.61

4 Manage tab and Help tab no longer appear to remote users

4 Freshness indicators tell users which files have been recently updated

4 Tabbed worksheet controls added to cell-by-cell security restrictions

BadBlue 2.6

4 Security enhancements (a must upgrade for those running 2.55)

4 Excel web sharing supports 48 worksheets (tabs) supported, up from 24

4 Excel web sharing supports automatic timed refresh of Excel "live-views"

4 Customize the spreadsheet display in the browser using global and individual file display settings

4 Prevent users from seeing folders to which they don't have access

BadBlue 2.55

4 File upload incompatibilities for certain browsers fixed

4 Excel web sharing now handles an unlimited number of change operations before 'Save changes' button pressed

4 Excel web sharing data-entry handles quote characters more gracefully

4 Remote administrators can now view download history and real-time status

4 Excel web sharing now supports a "frozen row" header feature, which allows you to freeze a row even if you scroll left or right to help you navigate

BadBlue 2.54

4 Live download history option added to Manage Tab

4 Progress meters for "in progress" downloads

BadBlue 2.53

4 Security enhancements related to repelling denial-of-service attacks

4 Enhanced security measures for Excel file sharing

BadBlue 2.52

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Global search-and-replace

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Insert multiple rows

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Copy inserted rows from existing rows

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Add "fencepost" row and column headers

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Formula data-entry

BadBlue 2.51

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Find in Column Feature

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Find Blank Row

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Insert New Row

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: "Freeze" Column Headers

BadBlue 2.5

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Easier Data-Entry and User-Interface

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Upgraded Navigation

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Multi-user conflict resolution

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Audit and Change Tracking Logs

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Cell-by-cell read protection by user

4 New Excel Collaboration Tools: Cell-by-cell write protection by user

BadBlue 2.46

4 File upload function now supports up to six simultaneous files

4 Folders can now be hidden (the 'Manage Folders tab' allows a new folder to specified as hidden - it will not appear under the Folders tab)

BadBlue 2.45

4 New slide-show support: in addition to auto photo album (thumbnail) views of pictures, view slide-shows of your folders

4 New automatic photo album and slide-show support - automatically display folders in either slide-show or album view (rather than "file details" listing) using Manage >> Setup Folders Tab

4 Sub-folders now appear when a folder is displayed in photo-album (thumbnails) format.

4 Folders no longer display hidden or system files.

4 OfficeSurfer now supports Javascript and other enhancements

BadBlue 2.44

4 OfficeSurfer personal surfing assistant helps keep your office surfing private, helping to prevent logging or filtering of web sites you choose to visit.

4 Security enhancements for MFC ISAPI framework

BadBlue 2.43

4 New upload option supports individual user upload/download folders

4 Windows XP, Windows 2000 user accounts recognized automatically

4 Custom message, email, web site info can be placed on each page

4 Option to turn off "Live View" links

BadBlue 2.42

4 Remote administration added

4 Default tab that visitors see can be configured

BadBlue 2.41

4 Password-protect the search function and all search result file names

4 Automatic photo-album subfolder support

4 Easier password-protection of files

4 Easier dynamic DNS integration

BadBlue 2.4

4 Photo album view and thumbnail image support for JPGs

4 "Live-view" large JPGs in thumbnail mode from search results page

4 Manage >> Invite friends link allows emailed invitations to site

4 Run multiple copies of BadBlue on the same PC with the '-m' command-line switch

BadBlue 2.3

4 Full-text search (search the contents of files)

4 Path search support (ability to search on path names in addition to file names)

4 Adjust search results page including page refresh interval and number of times page is redrawn using Manage >> Setup search tab

4 Security fixes

BadBlue 2.2

4 Partial downloads supported (compatible with download managers like 'GetRight'!)

4 HTTP 1.1 support with better cache control

4 Control QuickStart Wizard, browser popup and console window from Manage >> Set searching and other options menu

4 Customizable 404 (page not found) error page

4 CLF logging now compatible with all major log analyzers

4 Security fixes

BadBlue 2.15

4 Revamped user interface uses XP-style graphics

4 Setup simplified through easier menu options and improved QuickStart Wizard

BadBlue 2.14

4 QuickStart wizard steps users through BadBlue configuration quickly

4 File uploads included in Personal Edition on trial basis

4 Bandwidth throttling, download limits and per-user download limits are now supported

BadBlue 2.12

4 LiveSQL - easily distribute database data over the web. LiveSQL allows users to bookmark database data in their browsers and create comma-separated (CSV), tab-delimited or XML files with a single URL click. Great for novice users who need to import data into an Excel spreadsheet without having to know the details of Access databases

BadBlue 2.1

4 New dynamic DNS support: pick a subdomain name (for example, and instantly run a web site on your own PC, whether you connect with dialup, broadband or in between

4 Improved Access support lets you publish the latest Access tables and queries into HTML instantly, with no programming and virtually no setup. BadBlue 2.1 supports the latest version of Microsoft's Data Access libraries (MDAC) so that you get instant access to your data using only a browser

BadBlue 2.0

4 New tabbed user interface lets users explore shared folders in addition to searching

4 All directory, user and password controls occur instantly (no need to restart the server for changes to take effect)

4 Sortable directory browsing (name, date, size)

4 File uploads are faster and more reliable for all browser types

4 ShareOffice library for Java lets Java programmers retrieve Excel, Word and Access data easily

BadBlue 1.7.7

4 Integrated PHP wizard steps you through set-up of PHP in literally seconds

4 PHP ShareOffice library lets you read Excel, Access and Word data using single function calls

BadBlue 1.7

4 Shared Word documents can now be viewed WYSIWYG (fully formatted, with images and tables automatically converted into HTML), in addition to live views of Excel and Access

4 The entire download is around 300K and is a very easy way to learn, build and run your own web site - right from your own PC - including support for dynamic DNS (domain name)

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