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Version 3.4 Releases

Release date: 10/5/2017

AppManager Product Version:  3.4.1704.0364

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Version:  3.4.1704.0377


AppManager Functionality

  • Improved performance in communication between AppManager and SharePoint


Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Addressed an issue with the “My Recent” tab in the Document Summary List (DSL) widget not returning all the correct files


Release date: 10/2/2017

AppManager Product Version:  3.4.1704.0363

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Version:  3.4.1704.0376


AppManager Functionality

  • Addressed issue with the AppManager User Picker not listing all users for selection

Release date: 9/8/2017

AppManager Product Version:  3.4.1704.0362

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Version:  3.4.1704.0376


AppManager Functionality

  • Addressed issue with Quicklinks when a Managed Metadata column was included in the list
  • Addressed issue with AppManager User Picker not displaying all users (was only showing users in the current site)

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Address an issue where the GenericSearchList widget was ignoring the “Enable Paging” setting

Release date: 8/31/2017

AppManager Product Version:  3.4.1704.0361

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Version:  3.4.1704.0375


AppManager Functionality

  • Addressed issue with certain users not seeing the Content App “Add New” button and Image Picker based on their permission


Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Enhance the Banner widget with more integration points (additional fields, callback)
  • Addressed an issue where the Graph API token was not refreshing
  • Updated My Activity rail item to support new Graph API call (previous call was deprecated).  This fix can be applied without updating the core files by adding to the custom js file (see documentation)
  • Added new condition to the People Directory filter to allow for setting a facet condition of “contains”

Release date: 8/3/2017

AppManager Product Version:  3.4.1704.0360

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Version:  3.4.1704.0370


AppManager Functionality

  • Added ability to specify which subsites to manage using AppManager to optimize performance of “Change Site” modal


Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Resolved performance issue where all metadata fields were being returned even if selectedFields were specified
  • Added support for partial widget instance loading as a part of the page lifecycle – currently all widget instances are being returned – this applies mainly to customers who have over 250 widget instances

Release date: 7/25/2017

AppManager Product Version:  3.4.1704.0359

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Version:  3.4.1704.0367


AppManager Functionality

  • AppManager login page – Icon missing
  • Fixed issue with Forms submission report – getting error when two users share same display name
  • Fixed issue with App access permissions on a list where inheritance is broken
  • Fixed issue with adding a line feed in the Form Description impacting Forms Manager


Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Fixed issue with Calendar widget filter not working when using with non-Calendar_AK named list
  • Fixed issue with Important Dates widget date display for all day event, or when start time was in last four hours of a day

Release date: 7/17/2017

AppManager Product Version:  3.4.1704.0357

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Version:  3.4.1704.0366


AppManager Functionality

  • Updates to the Akumina Forms logic to address issues with editing and deleting existing form fields and data retention
  • User will be asked to confirm deletion of a form field and warned that all data will be lost
  • Once a form is published, will not be able to change the “Name” property of any existing field
  • Fixed issue with handling authentication in AppManager for users whose email address was not available in the Site Collection

Release date: 7/6/2017

AppManager Product Version:  3.4.1704.0356

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Version:  3.4.1704.0365


AppManager Functionality

  • AppManager performance enhancements
  • Addressed issue where AppManager was not correctly granting permissions for users mapped using Active Directory Groups
  • Added differential sync to People Sync so that only new/changed users are processed each sync
  • Includes differential sync console app to schedule synchronization times
  • Added new keys to interchange.settings.config to enable performance improvements by disabling certain options if not needed.
  • Addressed issue with the FAQ Widget only displaying first 10 FAQ questions.
  • Addressed issue in People Directory widget that caused filters with commas in them to not filter results correctly.
  • Resolved AppManager caching issue causing reordered content apps to appear to revert their order
  • Forms Manager – Added clarification note that users without email addresses are not available to assign to workflow or email notification.
  • Site Creator – Added additional checking to prevent illegal characters in Department URL
  • Site Creator – Allowed use of “&” and ” ‘ ” in Department title.  Added additional checking to prevent illegal characters.
  • Resolved issue with Image Picker introduced in Patch 3 that prevented newly uploaded image from appearing in image list


Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Fixed problem with GetPageLevelPermissions step if “_spPageContextInfo.listPermsMask” is null
  • Fixes issues with Graph redirect issues in certain circumstances
  • Performance enhancements around getting neutral lists in multilingual enabled front ends
  • Fixes for department colors not being properly loaded in our foundation site
  • Fixes for double ‘loader/completed’ call when using Graph and first loads
  • Updated naming of the ‘prefix’ in our logs to include Akumina branding
  • Added support for loading widget instances from Interchange endpoint when dealing with large number of widget instances (configurable)
  • Addressed issue with the Rail not returning the Rail Items in the correct order
  • Added support for the recycle bin in the DMS widget
  • Updates to the GenericItem widget to support “viewxml” and “idOrTitle” properties
  • Addressed rare scenario of multiple calls to Error.html if Error.html view is not found

Release date: 4/28/2017

Product Version:  3.4.1704.0351


AppManager Functionality

  • Addressed issue with Multilingual setting not being recognized during subsite creation when DSS config is in Load Balanced scenario
  • Made performance improvements with Image Picker when traversing lots of folders with lots of images
  • New Feature – Added the ability to configure the logging path which allows logging files to be outside of the web directory
  • Addressed issue when Deleting items from AppManager and it not honoring the recycle bin settings
  • Addressed issue with some systems not converting or recognizing UTC to GST time zones properly
  • Site Creator tool – Subsite dropdown no longer appears empty during individual step execution
  • The search page is now deployed correctly during i365 intranet deployment
  • Addressed issue with Add Page Content step failing if versioning was enabled on the Pages Library
  • Performance enhancements made to speed up form processing


Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • My Forms widget has been improved to prevent forms from being edited if they are still in workflow
  • Fixed Calendar Title property to not be hardcoded in English for multilingual default installs
  • Form widget now supports Multilingual tokens
  • Some vendor files were being double included (handlebars and magnific-popup) these have been removed (file size reduced for digitalworkplace.min.js)
  • Directory widget has been updated to show correct avatar sizes
  • Friendlier error messages added for developers when querying non-multilingual lists when multilingual is enabled
  • Addressed caching issue on subsequent page loads requerying the list of Widget instances (performance enhancement)
  • Form widget no longer allows multiple submissions when the form properties are configured to restrict submissions
  • Added CSS commenting for easier customization
  • Loader steps have been optimized to use REST calls instead of CAML and multiple steps have been merged into ASYNC calls instead of Sequential
  • Search List widget has been improved to support Hybrid search environments
  • Addressed a rogue console.log in custom.js sample file which would cause issues in certain IE browsers
  • Added support for turning off certain steps in the page lifecycle and also still supporting live mode
  • Event Detail widget now queries correct site collection for the view template (instead of the / site)
  • The Akumina Tray now hides the edit widget properties instead of just preventing clicking if proper permissions are not detected
  • Added jquery and jqueryui check in case there is already a version of jquery or jqueryui being loaded
  • Removed use of window.load for jquery 3.0 support

Release date: 4/13/2017

Product Version:  3.4.1704.0350


AppManager Functionality

  • Multilingual Support (licensed featured) including:
  • New Language Manager App to enable languages, set their fallback and control visibility on the front end
  • Language variations of a content item can be easily created from the default source language and be instantly ready for translation.
  • A side-by-side comparison mode allows the content author to be editing or translating one language item while viewing the same item in a second language for reference.
  • Dynamically switch between content language views of an item using the Language Selector
  • New Site Creator functionality for deploying a new multilingual site (with placeholder English and Spanish content) OR adding multilingual to an existing site
  • Supports the full set of 205 IETF language tags using the language-country code designations
  • Support for Left-to-right and Right-to-left languages
  • Ability to specify multiple admin and reporting groups in Global Settings
  • Addition of a “Delete” function in the content apps in AppManager (under Admin control) so that Content Editors don’t have to ask their admins to remove old content
  • Ability to sync user profile data from EITHER the SharePoint Profile Service OR the AzureAD service through simple dropdown selection (Also deployed in 3.3 Patch)
  • Displaying of the SharePoint list name in its associated Content App editing interface (for Admins only) to help with initial setup and IA tasks
  • Improvements to the integrated view management in the Widget Manager, including the ability to upload new view HTML directly in the Widget Manager
  • Performance improvements to both the backend AppManager and the front-end framework
  • Improvements to the Site Creator interface to ensure only applicable options can be selected – preventing accidentally redeploying and existing site or set of assets
  • Added refresh button to View Manager folder display to ensure latest Style Library assets appear
  • Added a new configurable logging framework to select the type of data to log, as well as where to save the log (selected file location, Azure table, or both).


Foundation Site/Akumina Widgets Functionality Fixes/Improvements

  • Multilingual Support (licensed featured) including:
  • Language awareness is built in to the framework and applicable OOTB widgets
  • Versions of managed content items are linked to each other, changing languages on the site simply renders the newly selected language version of each managed content item.
  • Can also have language versions of Widgets – change widget functionality based on the language!!
  • Fully supports “fallback”.  Where there is no matching language version available for an item, the options exist to either not display any content or to display content from the specified fallback language.
  • For static content (labels, messages, etc.) our unique “token” technology dynamically changes all static content in the site to the selected language.
  • Introducing a new “Live Mode” switch in the lower left access point which disables the caching for Content Editors so that they can view their changes immediately
  • Enhanced Search UI with new layout and facet displays, and full multilingual awareness
  • Significantly Improved initial load times for the Digital Workplace site
  • Page Life Cycle framework enhanced to allow developers to modify the steps that it executes (i.e. the Interchange Query Key check can be turned off once the site is setup)
  • New “white background” built in style template for the Digital Workplace
  • Converted the Alert to a Generic List widget so that it can be managed as a content app and also support multilingual (removed control app)
  • Added “Clear Language Cache” function to the debug panel for use with multilingual content
  • Added link to AppManager in the lower left access point (spinner)
  • Improved page load times by using parallel step execution



IMPORTANT: Beginning with the 3.4 release, the following key must be added to the “interchange.settings.config” file to enable the processing of forms.  If you are using the forms functionality in an earlier release, please add the following key to interchange.settings.config after upgrading:


<!–Forms Processing Site Collection List–>

<add key=”akumina:FormsProcessingSiteCollection” value=”” />


Value is a comma separated list of the site collections on which you are using the forms functionality.  The site collection full path ( e.g.) must be specified for each site collection.


Version 3.3 Releases

Release date: 2/8/2017

Product Version:  3.3.1612.2865


AppManager Functionality

  • Updated People Sync Management App to support synchronization from SharePoint User Profile Service in addition to AzureAD
  • NOTE: CONFIGURATION CHANGES REQUIRED. See “Using SharePoint User Profile Service with InterChange 3.3” below.
  • Upgrade Subsites option moved to Site Collection root site update process in Site Creator
  • Corrected issue with launching of Image Gallery content from My Latest Content panel
  • Corrected time zone issue between user timezone and site timezone causing event hours to be changed on edit
  • Corrected issue with Change Site modal not displaying button when only one subsite exists


Foundation Site/Akumina Widgets Functionality Fixes/Improvements

  • Updated People Directory to support the display of people data from SharePoint User Profiles Service
  • New integration point for adding custom steps to the Digital Workplace page lifecycle to increase customization options for developers
  • On Upgrade, all widget instances for the default site controls are generated.  For snippet based sites, this means that changing to the new widgets functionality only requires replacing the current snippet code with the widget instance code (don’t have to spend time creating the instances).
  • Deactivated site setting in SharePoint (Mobile Browser View) which was causing issues with responsive view on mobile devices




IMPORTANT: Using SharePoint User Profile Service with InterChange 3.3:


For InterChange 3.3, to enable syncing from the SharePoint profile service, the following changes need to be made:


In the unity.interchage.config file, UNCOMMENT the following lines:


<!– Sharepoint People Sync –>

<!–register type=”IPeopleDirectoryUserFetcher” mapTo=”PeopleDirectoryUserFetcherServiceSP” /–>



AND COMMENT OUT the following default line for AzureAD:


<register type=”IPeopleDirectoryUserFetcher” mapTo=”PeopleDirectoryUserFetcherService” />



Finally, download the appmanifest file from the current InterChange APP in SharePoint, ADD the following line and then reupload the InterChange App package as a new version:


<AppPermissionRequest Scope=”http://sharepoint/content/tenant” Right=”Read” />

Release date: 11/17/2016

Product Version:  3.3.1611.1722


AppManager Functionality

  • Modified the token renewal logic to extend sessions and avoid the frequent timeout errors
  • If session timeout in InterChange, redirects to Interchange login page and/or provides message and link to login page (depends on the timeout location)
  • Fixed View Manager to support multiple Site Collections on one InterChange


Foundation Site/Akumina Widgets Functionality Fixes/Improvements

(enabled by updating digitalworkplace.min.js on an existing site except where noted)

  • Support for external users – disables AzureAD for the external user so that site loads correctly
  • Fix to SharePoint Bar hide/show to eliminate space at bottom when toggling
  • Additional help text displayed for resolving GraphAPI connection issues
  • Fix to RSS feed widget to support additional feed constructs
  • Calendar control enhancements
    • ability to display events from root calendar in a subsite
    • widget property to auto filter on a specified category
    • widget property to show or hide the category filter dropdown
  • People Directory – (also requires updated PeopleDirectory/default.html and digitalworkplace.css in addition to new js)
    • First or Last name search boxes added (“search type” in control app is now ignored)
    • Ability to configure the directory to point to a different source file (instructions to come from Jason)
  • Added “isroot” property to the event detail widget
  • Corrected a display issue on the Video Summary widget for more than 3 videos
  • Important Dates – added support for displaying calendar events that include times, dates, etc.
  • Fix to Image Gallery custom app parameters in web.config

Release date: 11/8/2016

Product Version:  3.3.1611.0814 (Hotfix)

AppManager Functionality

  • Fix to support IE11 and Edge browsers in high trust configurations with self-signed certificates (required for supporting the SharePoint Marketplace distribution)

Foundation Site/Akumina Widgets Functionality Fixes/Improvements

  • Important Dates Widget: Added additional detail fields to support display of calendar events
  • Department News Widget: Resolved issue causing infinite loop when no departments specified
  • Resolved display issue with “Hide SharePoint Bar” left rail function which could cause a blank space at the bottom of the browser when toggled on/off.

Release date: 10/28/2016

Product Version:  3.3.1610.2813

AppManager Functionality

  • Improved AppManager log file messages
  • Fixed issue with site logo display in Site Creator
  • Increased default forms to display before paging to 20 in General Forms Reporting

Foundation Site/Akumina Widgets Functionality Fixes/Improvements

  • Added a SharePoint Bar hide/show function to the left rail in DWP for individual users
  • Added a scroll bar to My Activity in DWP to support longer activity lists
  • Added the ability in Site Creator to specify pages to exclude from search results
  • Added Banner widget support in Digital Workplace
  • Corrections to left rail styles in DWP on infinite scroll pages
  • Added support for high-trust on-prem configuration in Firefox/Chrome
  • Modified Home Page Department News widget to display with only one department
  • Corrected “View All News” link in Department News summary widget
  • Corrected handling of intermittent IE/AzureAD delays in DWP with messaging and auto-retry
  • Fixed issue with Content Block widget support in Digital Workplace
  • Fixed default template support for Important Dates widget

Release date: 10/6/2016

Product Version:  3.3.1610.0661

Key features delivered for this release:

  • For Developers/Designers
    • All new dev framework which provides a true PLATFORM for the development of state-of-the-art digital workplace solutions
    • New View Manager App – allows developers/designers or advanced users to quickly make modifications to the HTML markup of ANY of the Digital Workplace controls.
    • New Site Creator SDK – allowing developers to make changes to default deployment process of the Digital Workplace, or to allow them to start from scratch in deploying their own custom site.
    • New Management Apps Settings – ability to create, add, rename and set permissions on individual Management Apps (just like Content Apps)
  • For Admins/Business Users
    • All new Image Gallery Custom Content App (built with our SDK and deployed with Digital Workplace) to manage the Photo Gallery with ease!
    • Image resizing/cropping integrated into the Image Picker for all apps
    • Ability to access folder properties, change folder names and share folders in the DMS (Document Management Control)
    • 50% reduction in Quicklinks publishing times, with the ability to add links to Category nodes
    • Completely revamped Site Creator for amazing ease of use!
      • Streamlined Configuration Management Screen (instead of the multiple control apps in earlier releases)
      • New Branding settings with Themes as part of the Configuration Management screen
        • Logo uploader
        • Theme Selector with 9 built-in themes (Blue, Lightblue, Light, Gray, Green, Midnight, Orange, Purple, Red)
      • Default provisioned site that renders content completely without Azure AD dependencies (removed targeting as a default).
      • New deployment option which can generate the Digital Workplace Foundation Site and 4 default departments in one action
      • All required deployment keys (such as the department name, color, Azure AD on/off) set as part of deployment – little or no post deployment configuration!!
  • Critical product defects addressed
    • Functional and performance defects addressed across the product functionality


Version 3.2 Releases

Release date: 7/22/2016

Product Version:  3.2.1607.2209

  • Support for Creation, Submission and Reporting of Forms
    • Forms Manager Admin App for Forms creation
    • Forms Reporting App for access to submission data and submission approvals
    • My Forms to allow users to keep a record of all their form submissions right from their intranet
    • Additions to CKEditor and Quicklinks to enable browsing and adding of form links
    • Prepackaged approval and notification workflows that can be assigned to any form
    • Pre-packaged forms (Feedback, IT Request and Vacation Request) provided
  • Enabled spell checker in CK Editor
  • Google Maps control updated to support latest Google API Key technology and allow for setting of default location
  • Simplified sub-site creation screen
  • Critical bug fixes including
    • Announcements ordering logic based on start date
    • DSL Modified Date fix
    • And more


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