3CX v15 Release Candidate is Available

The v15 Release Candidate is Available! We’re only a few days away from the launch of version 15, don’t forget to attend the presentation and live Q&A, with the 3CX team, on our YouTube channel on the 6th of July – make sure you save the date.

We’ve added some new exciting themes to our Windows client, including the ability to add a custom background! Additionally, there’s a black, white and grey theme. We’ve also made some major improvements when setting up audio and video conferences for easier and faster setup.

New themes added to the 3CX v15 release candidate

Main Fixes

  • Added 10 new domain suffixes for: 3cx.co.uk, 3cx.de, 3cx.nl, 3cx.fr, 3cx.es, 3cx.it, 3cx.ru, 3cx.in, 3cx.com.au and 3cx.co.nz
  • Improvements to the Management Console pages fixing numerous bugs
  • Finalized 3CX client for Windows
  • Chat improvements

Still pending and not included in this RC:

  • Easy configuration of FXS Gateways
  • Easy configuration of DECT base stations & handsets
  • Extension level rights (Pending group manager rights)
  • Bulk extension editing
  • Ability to run VAD scripts
  • New SBC build to follow shortly
  • iOS 3CX WebMeeting app

3CX Mac and Windows clients will be automatically updated to work with v15. V14 Android and iOS clients work with v15.

Download links and Documentation:
Download 3CX v15 from this form – be sure to enter your details correctly, you will be sent a license key that is required for setup.

IMPORTANT: Partners & Customers that already have commercial/nfr license keys must use their existing key during installation. You can evaluate with a another key, but be sure to leave your subdomain of choice free so it will be linked to the key that you will be using. Do not link your subdomain of choice to a free key (unless you intend to use that).

NOTE: If you have already installed the BETA you will need to uninstall and re-install this RC.
View the complete change log for 3CX Phone System.
View the 3CX client for Windows change log.

Admin Manual:

We’re look forward to receiving your feedback! Please post on our forum or as a comment below.

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  1. tk

    Seems like V15 will not support multi-tenancy at this time nor for a while?

    July 1, 2016 at 9:42 pm
    • It will support – but this must come after the single version instance is feature complete and well in production.
      The 3CX Cloud server is a single instance multiplied by 25. The core of the multitenant cloud server is the single version. So if the single version is not yet fully feature complete (and the blog tells you it is not) then what does this tell you about the other 24?

      July 2, 2016 at 8:57 am
  2. Spring

    Could you tell me If I am on this RC version, next version do I have to uninstall this RC and install next release version or I can update directly from RC to next version by console?

    July 2, 2016 at 4:47 am
    • Yes from RC you will be able to update via console.

      July 2, 2016 at 8:51 am
  3. tk

    @Nick: your blog states final release is next week (means feature complete/stable). understand that single tenancy arrives before multi-tenancy. so what is the roadmap for multi tenany then?

    July 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm
    • Hi Tk – Good question. I expect the multi tenant version to take a couple of months given there is the holiday in August and we need some time to wrap up v15 single tenant

      July 6, 2016 at 8:03 am
  4. Spring

    Where can i find WebRTC link in this 3CX V15?

    July 4, 2016 at 10:37 am
    • WebRTC link has changed and now you need to create it. It is per extension, queue etc
      Go to extensions, In general and you have Webmeeting url. Enter the URL in there and select from the options whether you want 1 shared room for all participants or 1 room per participant. You have options to moderate participants. The link will be displayed in the label and you can copy it and paste it to your website or signature.

      July 4, 2016 at 11:50 am
    • Spring – its been replaced by the “Click2Meet” URL, which now allows for not just a call but a complete video conference. Audio only functionality will be available again in SP2 – bound to this feature. This will alllow you to setup an audio call and then elevate to a video conference if you wish

      July 6, 2016 at 8:06 am
  5. When installing, you can select a new FQDN, or use one you allready have.
    When you select an existing, is it not possible to have 3CX to make a selfgenerated certificate (As in v12-v14), or use a previously generated one?
    Do you need to create a “Real” SSL certificate?, or use 3CX’s FQDN service?
    Does 3CX automatically update the certificate on the server when using their service? – The 3CX FQDN generated certificate on my server is valid for 3 months only at the moment.

    I like the 3CX FQDN service, but at customers allready up and running, a change of the FQDN has big influence on the setup.

    July 4, 2016 at 10:52 am
    • selfgenerated or selfsigned certificates are now something of the past. Very soon it will be a requirement that all sites need to have trusted valid certificates. Your browser in a few years time will not even load these pages. This is why big companies are coming together to produce Let’s encrypt – Which offers FOR FREE the same certificate that companies like Thawte, Symantec, Verisign charge hefty prices for. This is why self signed certificates came about. Because they did not want to pay thousands for certificates.

      So now that you can get a trusted free certificate why are you still interested to have browser warnings and generate Self-signed? Before Let’s encrypt you had a valid excuse. Now you don’t.

      You can use 3CX’s service or make your own real certificate yes. You can go and do it for free from Let’s encrypt or use startssl – that’s a good one too. It’s cheap and lets you make wildcards. And also gives you 24 months if I remember correctly.

      Yes 3CX will auto update your certificate for you when the 3 months expire given you have an internet connection and you have valid maintenance.

      Alternatively you can make your own certificate and import it in 3CX and manage it on your own. 3CX Accepts all types of certificates.

      If your customers have self signed, then you need to tell them to change fqdn. If they accepted self-signed in the first place, then they cannot be making business outside of their domain. So then the changes are not so big. A couple of phones need to be upgraded and yes, an FQDN change is required. Or make your own ssl cert (keeping the old one and import it inside 3CX).

      July 4, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    • Kasper – to add to Nickys reply – you can ofcourse use a Letsecnrypt certificate that you create free yourself from its website. Thats the better option than a self signed one

      July 6, 2016 at 8:05 am
  6. Tracy Ratz

    Does v15 support hot desking? We run v12.5 and there is a template for it. In my test version of 15, I didn’t see the template in there. Will there be hot desking templates or is there another way of doing it?

    July 5, 2016 at 2:17 am
  7. AaronR

    Please tell me that in the final version, you’ll get rid of the awful command-line like installer interface that looks like it came from 1975? Most of it is fine, but when you get to the part where you have to get your existing certificate, please know what a PAIN it is if you have that located on a deeply nested network share somewhere.

    July 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm
    • Its the same interface used by powershell. Its a config tool, its something you need to be able to use as someone in IT. You can also add the certificate at a later stage from the web interface if you prefer.

      July 7, 2016 at 3:22 am
    • Get the certificate you have which is deeply nested (You still had to get it if you are installing it on a webserver manually yourself), place it in a folder on the machine named C:/cert and then from command line copy C:/cert/certfile. And continue. How hard can that be? Then delete this cert permanently from C:/cert/certfile and leave it only in your deeply nested share because we do not need it anymore. And as you said the command line is coming from 1975. You should be pretty familiar with it then.

      July 7, 2016 at 9:45 am
  8. Yusuf Zorlu

    Will it be possible to import a fullbackup from 14 including all trunks, analog-gateways etc?

    July 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    • Yes BUT IMPORTANT – You need to do this from the PBX Config Command line wizard. Do not install and then restore later from the management console. We are going to publish more details on this soon.

      July 8, 2016 at 2:13 pm
    • Yusuf Zorlu

      We have tried to install V15-RC2 + we have defined a backup within commandline setup but it has not imported any trunks or voip-gateways etc. Only phones and clients were imported. The Backup is a full-backup. Now we have tried to use this backup in an v14 install and the trunks and gateways were successfully imported. Possible bug in your RC2 ?

      July 8, 2016 at 2:17 pm