EZ-VOTE Connect – What’s New

Release Notes

Latest Version: 3.0
Build: b215
Release Date: 08/17/2021

Important: User must install .NET Framework v4.6 in order to install and use EZ-VOTE Connect. On Windows 7, user has to install Windows 7 SP1 first.

Online Installer

Internet connectivity is required during the installation.

First, a small file will be downloaded to your computer. Run it (you have to be an admin to do that) and follow the on-screen instructions. Remainder of the installation files will be downloaded during the setup.

If the installation seems too quick (less than 30 seconds), something went wrong. Your organization probably blocked the rest of the download, or you don’t have sufficient admin rights. Consult our Knowledge Base for possible solutions.

Offline Installer

Internet connectivity is NOT required during the installation.

You’ll need internet to download the offline installer just like you needed it to get to this page. The installer, approximately a 192MB ZIP file, contains all of the files you need to install the EZ-VOTE Connect Suite, so you can disconnect from the internet after you download it, or you can distribute the package to other computers, per our unlimited license.

If the installation seems too quick (less than 30 seconds), something went wrong. You probably don’t have sufficient admin rights. Consult our Knowledge Base for possible solutions.

Improvements in v3.0.215 (b215)

  • [Connect Suite] Hybrid meeting ‘No Graph’ option improvements
  • [Connect Suite] (Available) 2-Factor Authentication (2FA), strong password enforcement
  • [Connect Suite] Subscription information available on Settings page
  • [Connect Suite] Expiring subscription notifications
  • [Connect Suite] Subscription-driven Dashboard and enforcement
  • [TownVOTE] Improved “Voting” report combines anonymous and individual voting data
  • [TownVOTE] No Grid option for complete anonymity of the vote
  • [TownVOTE] Ability to name/rename your session
  • [TownVOTE] Ability to clear responses during a vote (press “C”)
  • [TownVOTE] Online participants can now join the TownVOTE session
  • [TownVOTE] Online participants can be approved or denied by the Operator via the Operator Panel, which can also serve as an alternative Results Display
  • [TownVOTE] Settings you choose across the app will stay remembered
  • [TownVOTE] Projector View allows the Operator to show the Voting Grid on a separate screen
  • [TownVOTE] Identify and resume session in case of connection interruption or malfunction
  • [TownVOTE] Removable third answer (e.g. Abstain)
  • [TownVOTE] Slide ordinal issue fixed
  • [TownVOTE] Highlight topic when editing it
  • [TownVOTE] Improvements in No Grid option, e.g. fitting long Article text and responsiveness of the Voting Grid window
  • [TownVOTE] Ability to Auto Preview the results after vote is closed (or never show results)
  • [TownVOTE] Auto-Save session, so you don’t have to
  • [TownVOTE] Waiting room for online participants

Improvements in v3.0.188 (b188)

  • [Connect Suite] Speed improvements (50% less memory needed)
  • [EZ-VOTE Plugin] Fast PowerPoint loading due to “selective EZ-VOTE plugin launch”. User must run PowerPoint from within EZ-VOTE Connect desktop app to use the Plugin.
  • [TownVOTE] Planning for big updates within the desktop app, as well as server-side. Stay tuned! Hint: online participants will be allowed to join a TownVOTE business voting session, and much, much more!

Improvements in v3.0.163 (b163)

  • [EZ-VOTE Plugin] All Data and Multi-Vote reports filtered by Participant List Custom Descriptor
    – Improvements to opening and converting older presentations
    – Small API update – increased keypad range to 9999
    – Fixed Data Filtering report
  • [TownVOTE] New features: Delay Subtotal, Hide Action Buttons, Show Topic Title before poll opens, reporting within/during session.
    – Hybrid Polling fixes, FIPS compatibility improvements
  • [Connect Suite] Activate the desktop license even when the subscription is expired.
    – Fixed a few UI cut-off issues
  • [TownVOTE] New auto-save feature so you don’t have to think about your data anymore. Also new: Archive, Restore and Delete sessions from the “Reports” tab in Connect Desktop Suite.
  • [Connect Suite] Optimized auto-detect process, more work on support for narration-embedded PPTX files
  • [Connect Suite] Fixed ‘server error’ yellow notification bar issue
  • [Connect Suite] Beginning of support for narration, embedded audio file during PPTX import. Stay tuned for further updates on CloudVOTE (WebApp).
  • [TownVOTE] Ability to run reports without ending the session/exiting from the TownVOTE app

Improvements in v3.0.151 (b151)

  • [New] redesigned and much improved TownVOTE app (found under Voting & Elections banner)
    – Voting Grid improvements (remembering your settings properly)
    – Import/Export function for Topics, Participant List
    – “Voted” tag (e.g. Passed/Failed) in Topic
    – Helpful keyboard shortcuts and on-screen help (e.g. “S” for toggle Subtotals)
  • [New] completely revamped EZ-VOTE PowerPoint plugin charting model, resulting in supersonic speeds when building the slides, showing results, duplicating slides, and clearing responses
  • [New] ‘Must Vote X Times’ feature available on Multi-Vote slide in EZ-VOTE PPT plugin
  • [New] Ability to hide chart/bars and legend for Horizontal Graph object in EZ-VOTE PPT plugin
  • [Improvement] better TurningPoint slideshow conversion
  • [Fixed] mobile/hybrid polling issues fixed
  • [Fixed] we fixed tons of bugs, high-res display issues, slide corruption problems, sporadic crashes, high RAM consumption in TownVOTE

Improvements in v3.0.115 (b115)

  • [TownVOTE] redesigned and much improved TownVOTE app (found under Voting & Elections banner)
    – Voting Grid improvements (remembering your settings properly)
    – Import/Export function for Topics, Participant List
    – “Voted” tag (e.g. Passed/Failed) in Topic
    – Helpful keyboard shortcuts and on-screen help (e.g. “S” for toggle Subtotals)
  • [EZ-VOTE for PowerPoint] Completely revamped EZ-VOTE PowerPoint plugin charting model, resulting in supersonic speeds when building the slides, showing results, duplicating slides, and clearing responses
    – mobile/hybrid polling issues fixed
    – improved TurningPoint slideshow conversion
    – ‘Must Vote X Times’ feature available on Multi-Vote slide in EZ-VOTE PPT plugin
    – Ability to hide chart/bars and legend for Horizontal Graph object in EZ-VOTE PPT plugin+ we fixed tons of bugs, high-res display issues, slide corruption problems, sporadic crashes, high RAM consumption in TownVOTE—CloudVOTE (Website)
  • [New] Participant List. Restrictive/fixed or user-filled
  • [New] Multi-vote support. Ability to force # of votes per user
  • [Improvement] Streamlined UI
  • [Improvement] PollHub refactoring. Performance gains and future proofing
  • [Improvement] TownVOTE multi-image report
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