People+ Pro received a few updates today. The main update is that now the Notes field is supported when saving attached contacts from received messages. This functionality is only available to People+ Pro licenses.
Keep in mind that some software may allow rich text in the Notes field – even though the standard contact definition only supports plain text. This means that if there’s any formatting, images, etc. that were somehow added to the contact Notes through well-meaning contact management extensions, that formatting won’t be preserved when the contact is imported into your mailbox.
A couple of minor bugs were also fixed as part of this update.
In the original release from a few days ago, the Import Attachments button showed up even if non-contact attachments were present in the email. That didn’t make much sense if the attachments weren’t contacts!
The new release somewhat fixed that issue and will only show the button if:
- One of the attachments is a file with a VCF extension
- One of the attachment is an Outlook item (could be a contact, or could be some other type of Outlook item)
It’s not a 100% solution – since I’m note pre-interrogating the type of Outlook item it could be, the button will show up even of a non-contact item is attached.
Several updates are being released in September.
First, I’m introducing two additional versions of People+: People+ Pro, and People+ Free.
People+ Pro will contain more enterprise-grade features, including custom branding for site licenses, ability to import contacts from VCF attachments, better integration with contacts for sending email. The ability to import contacts from VCF attachments is coming first, with others being introduced over the following weeks. P+P will be priced at a point commensurate with its advanced functionality.
People+ Free will be, um, free, and will include ads to support the program. P+F will have the same functionality as People+.
I’m also updating all styling in the app to use Microsoft’s newly released Office UI Fabric framework, designed to bring consistency to Office Add-ins and match the user interface to work better with Office 365.
While the exact timing of these releases isn’t, well, exact, they’re coming soon – and in the meantime, go get the People+ version currently out there!