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Release date: 10/19/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0184

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0189

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0159

PeopleSync V2: 4.0.1808.0855

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Improved overall page lifecycle times – use of event loop has been reduced – most notably an improvement in o365
  • Improved the getwidgetjs bundle call performance – browser cache now handles caching this file properly – mostly affected a IE 11
  • Added new setting to ConfigurationContext to prevent the Azure AD user group fetch from executing during page lifecycle (LOADER_STEPS_ENABLE_FETCHADGROUPS)
  • Added new Performance tab – Total Connect Time and Total Render time
  • Core updates related to DateTime / DST / reoccurring events
  • Calendarwidget DST updates
  • Added new Performance tab to Akumina developer debugger

 

AppManager Functionality

  • Added minor integration point to Content App Listing screens to allow for various column data to be shown (Images, etc)
  • Addressed error with SP Onprem ‘Method System Update does not exist’ when updating a content item

Release date: 8/30/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0180

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0181

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0159

PeopleSync V2: 4.0.1808.0855

 

AppManager Functionality

  • Enterprise Keywords Columns are now supported in AppManager
  • Additional Date/Time fixes to allow for multiple off sets of time in a single time zone.
  • Deselection fixes for metadata columns

Release date: 8/23/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0179

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0181

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0159

PeopleSync V2: 4.0.1808.0855

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Addressed issue in getwidgetjs call not functioning predictability in Safari
  • Enhancements in the areas of both performance and security

 

AppManager Functionality

  • Enhancements in the areas of both performance and security

Release date: 7/30/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0177

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0179

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0159

PeopleSync V2: 4.0.1808.0855

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Added capability to set the default controls which appear in the dashboard on a user’s first access
  • Improved performance by removing creation of a separate widget instance for each user accessing the Dashboard.
  • Made a change to the page lifecycle to acquire the Azure AD token earlier which alleviates the “refresh” effect
  • Reduced size of Important Dates query to SharePoint for performance
  • Added minification to digitalworkplace.css to reduce file size and increase performance
  • Updated error messaging when FormDefinition is out of sync with form list columns (column missing or named differently)
  • Fixed issue with LiveMode not working correctly in previous patch release
  • Fixed issue with calendar displaying wrong time when user has no time zone set
  • Fixed issue for Forms with “Upload File” – form was not getting processed if no file was added.
  • Fixed issue with tooltips showing as question marks on Forms fields – (Support-256)
  • Fixed issue with MY Forms Dashboard widget not displaying in some cases

 

AppManager Functionality

  • Added capability to disable the duplicate title uniqueness check in AppManager content app to allow for situations where duplicate titles are needed
  • Added a “Created By” filter to the Content App Settings which will only show items created by the logged in user
  • Fixed issue with required date fields not being enforced
  • Corrected validation message for required multiline fields
  • Fixed issue with the Comments section of the content apps not displaying correctly
  • Fixed issue where two versions of an item were being created in a list on Publish when “Create Versions” was enabled in the list
  • Fixed issue with Link Resources in CKEditor not displaying all items in the selected list

Release date: 6/15/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0175

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0174

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0158

PeopleSync V2: 4.0.1805.3139

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Improved performance by reducing the number of calls to Languages_AK in multlingual sites
  • Corrected issue with the loader step GETWIDGETJS in the front end not respecting setting in DigispaceConfigurationIDS_AK

 

AppManager Functionality

  • Forms – provided option for submission notification emails to be sent to all users in the list as one email rather than separate emails
  • Corrected issue to allow {{Site Members}} and {{Site Visitors}}, and {{SiteTitle}} for apps provisioned by the Site Creator
  • Corrected issue with widget views not importing correctly when on the root tenant site
  • Corrected issue with Managed Metadata filter in Akumina app when the list field internal name and display name do not match

Release date: 5/15/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0173

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0172

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0157

PeopleSync V2: 4.0.1805.1438

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Corrected Daylight Savings Time (DST) issue with Event Detail and Department Calendar date/time
  • Corrected issue where the Important Dates widget was showing the incorrect display name during loading

 

AppManager Functionality

  • Users outside of the OWNERS group can now create forms when using OAuth for authentication

 

PeopleSync

  • A new version, PeopleSyncV2, with increased capacity and much faster sync times.

    Note: PeopleSyncV2 can only be used with AppManager 4.0.1802.0173 and above.

    Important: If you are upgrading your PeopleSync to V2, you will have to delete the existing aaduser.xml file from your storage location so that the new sync information can be generated.

Release date: 4/3/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0171

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0171

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0157

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Fixed intermittent footer logo not loading on Foundation Site
  • Improved page performance by reducing the initialization time for widgets
  • Improved the “snap in” effect of the workspace featured listing widget
  • Corrected issue in generating departments (subsites) with “&” in the title
  • Improved reliability of the PeopleSync process

 

AppManager Functionality

  • New web.config setting to improve caching support for widget.js calls through the Services Hub improving site performance. Can be enabled in any 4.0 based site.

Release date: 3/20/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0170

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0169

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0156

 

AppManager Functionality

  • Fixed issue which prevented Akumina forms workflows from executing (introduced in 3/1/18 release)
  • Added capability to autofill one column field based on another column field in the AppManager content editor (requires javascript added to akumina.custom.js)

Release date: 3/13/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0169

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0169

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0156

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Fixed issue with the DigitalWorkplace Site Search, where the type ahead search results did not always match the results on the Search Results Page.

Release date: 3/6/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0169

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0168

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0156

 

AppManager Functionality

  • Fixed issue with Reusable Content not functioning if HTML is encoded
  • Fixed issue with the Image Picker pagination of images
  • Fixed issue causing error when a user tries to access a content app where they have more than one permission set on the associated list (through multiple group memberships for example)

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Fixed issue with Reusable Content not functioning if HTML is encoded
  • Fixed issue with Generic Search List not returning results if the default SharePoint Results Source was set to any option other than “Local SharePoint Results”

 

Release date: 3/1/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0167

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0167

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0155

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Fixed issue with the disabling of the “Submit” button once a form is submitted

Release date: 2/1/18

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1802.0165

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1802.0165

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1802.0155

 

AppManager Functionality

  • New Advanced Filtering in the AppManager Author Apps listing page allows for filtering based on any list column data
  • Support for Reusable Content insertion in the AppManager editor
  • Enhancements to the View Manager to display fully highlighted source code with line numbers
  • New security encryption options for Azure Table stored data for both in-transit and at-rest data
  • Enabled the use of Azure Keyvault to secure the Azure Table connection string data as well as the Background Processor credentials
  • For on-premise installs, enabled the use of certificate serial number for the SSL high trust certificate
  • Enabled support for Redis shared cache for AppManager load balanced environments
  • In addition to the enhancements, the following issues were addressed:
  • AppManager not displaying time fields correctly when Server time was not set to UTC
  • AppManager not recognizing users added via AD Group nested in SharePoint group
  • Addressed issue with required rich text fields not validating correctly on publish

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Support for Reusable Content rendering in the front-end framework
  • Enabled new integration points with Akumina Workspaces
  • Enabled a new token mechanism between the front-end framework and the Akumina Services Hub for handling the Graph Token duration and security using OAuth
  • Added a front-end View Manager editor for fast access to make modifications to views
  • Increased limit on forms attachments to 2GB
  • In addition to the enhancements, the following issues were addressed:
  • User time zone adjustments for Department Calendar and Event Detail views
  • Akumina Workspaces document preview pane completely leveraging user permissions
  • Apostrophe in search terms not returning correct results
  • Firefox adding %20 in search widget when a space was used in search term

Release date: 12/11/2017

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1712.1100

Akumina Framework Version: 4.0.1712.1100

Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1712.1100

 

AppManager Functionality

  • Fixed logic issue with Save button functionality when versioning is disabled
  • Corrected issues with image editing in the Image Picker under certain conditions
  • Added a configuration key to disable the Widget Store
  • Added a “Show Asssigned Views” to the Widget Manager to display views that are in use
  • Fixed IE11 issue with tabbing between fields in Content App
  • Added changes in Site Creator for description and help text on multilingual logo images
  • Fixed IE11 issue with missing logo image in Site Creator

 

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Functionality

  • Added support for Workspaces to function when O365 Group creation is locked down for the tenant
  • In Workspaces Tasks, added an “unassigned” category when sorting by People
  • Fixed issue with email address case sensitivity for authentication
  • Fixed issue with IE11 not recognizing users who exist in mapped AD group
  • Fixed issue with IE11 not recognizing rail item enable setting until refresh
  • Added performance improvements for large number of users in user file (aadusers.xml)
  • Made changes in the Foundation Site footer control list to address footer widget reordering
  • Fixed permission access for visitors to enable site features such as dashboard, forms and favorites
  • Fixed issue with left rail flyout conflicting with refiners on Directory page in Foundation Site
  • Fixed issue with Important Dates widget not correctly displaying Featured recurring events that started in the past
  • Corrected link in My Apps flyout for IE11 to enable Apps display

Release date: 11/6/2017

AppManager Product Version:  4.0.1711.0605

Akumina Framework/Foundation Site Version:  4.0.1711.0606

(For O365-based Installations ONLY)

 

New Functionality

  • New Akumina Workspaces project-based collaboration solution (licensed separately)
  • Auto Translation for multilingual (machine translation using Microsoft Cognitive Services)
  • New Drag/Drop interface for managing dashboard widgets (replaces checkbox selection)
  • New Content App Creation Flow (enables multiple content apps/list !!!)
  • New Employee Detail page
  • File encryption capability for sensitive files stored in the AppManager end point
  • AppManager sub-site selection configuration

 

Performance/User Experience Enhancements

  • Streamlining of the Graph API connection for added performance
  • Performance enhancements to the Page Life Cycle
  • Ability to set widget loading priority in the Page Life Cycle
  • Ability to have a custom loading view to replace the standard “Loading…” to improve the user experience
  • All widget instances now loaded from AppManager endpoint for optimum performance on page load
  • Improved performance in communication between AppManager and SharePoint

 

Developer/Admin Functionality Enhancements

  • Import/Export of widget instances/definitions/views/JS code – useful for promotion of code from development to production and sharing of widgets
  • Preview of the new “Widget Store” to enable access to new widget solutions
  • “Nesting” of widgets – adding a widget to the view of another widget
  • Ability to enable/disable Page Life Cycle steps via configuration list (no js code changes needed)
  • DigispaceConfiguration list items redefined for enhanced performance
  • Separation of the core framework from the Foundation Site for individual deploy/update
  • Enhanced the Debug Pop-Up page for usability (Ctrl-uparrow)
  • Removed requirement to create a callback to bind image and link fields to view
  • Jump point from front end widget view to AppManager Content App
  • Jump point from front end widget view to widget instance
  • Improved Generic List widget to auto map URL and image fields without the need for a callback
  • New licensing mechanism using single key
  • Added new widget icons and descriptions which appear in AppManager and in Drag/Drop interface
  • Enhanced People Directory filter conditions to include “contains” operator

 

Additional Items Addressed:

  • New PeopleSync Console app enhancements
  • Auto-detect if service is running longer than expected
  • Phase out of PeopleSync Management app
  • Updates to My Activity to support new GraphAPI calls
  • Alphabetized filters in the People directory
  • Client Secret expiration notice
  • Addressed issue with Date/Time Picker and Daylight Savings time
  • Extended the number of form report entries from 1000 to 5000
  • Added ability to exclude menu items from search info so that when someone searched on a term that is included as a menu item all pages don’t get returned.
  • Cleaned up the themes css files for the Foundation site to organize common classes
  • Addressed an issue with the “My Recent” tab in the Document Summary List (DSL) widget not returning all the correct files
  • Addressed Department News List widget to pull back summary and postdate
  • Increased unique widget instance support from 1000 to 4999 per site collection

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