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Prod Release Date: 4/16/24, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1510

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added the ability to set a nonce attribute on scripts in Headless. (59053)
  • Implemented lazy loading of child terms in Voice to improve performance and allow for selection of terms that are 3+ levels deep. (54451)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing the Headless version from displaying on the Debug panel.

Front End Content Manager Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the selection of an item with the same ID in a list with the same name on a different site. (59311)

Prod Release Date: 4/1/24, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1510

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where no results were found when searching with an apostrophe. (58883)
  • Resolved a problem where adding apps on Mission Control would fail apps list is persona enabled. (57675)
  • Fixed an issue where users could not edit a hyperlink on an image in CKEditor 5. (58881)
  • Fixed an issue where persona versions didn’t work correctly after setting a page as live until you re-save persona priority. (59083)
  • Fixed an issue where Edit permissions were not working correctly for the Discussion Board.
  • Fixed an issue where ICS import failed when importing to the new version of Microsoft Teams. (59002)
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect versions of widgets would be cached when using ‘Copy as new’ to create a page version. (58362)
  • Fixed an issue in FS3 with the Default.html view for the CalendarWidget where the calendar disappears after changing the month. Please reach out to Support to apply this fix if required. (59112)

Front End Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Removed the ability to edit the file extension on the Save As modal in Asset Library. (59127)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue which prevented the Publish button from being shown in some scenarios. (58678)
  • Fixed an issue in Asset Library that caused the file to remain checked out in SharePoint when using Save As.
  • Fixed an issue in Asset Library that caused a save conflict when editing images in Picture Libraries. (59128)
  • Fixed an issue in Asset Library that sometimes prevented some fields from being saved correctly when editing images.

Prod Release Date: 3/11/24, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1510

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements

  • Updated user icons to use images from PeopleSync instead of making direct Graph calls.
  • Improved WCAG accessibility in Mission Control.
  • Enforce https on SLW links. (58797)
  • Improved performance when loading tags while in the default language.
  • Added querycallback support to the PeopleDirectoryWidget. (58592)
  • Changed the behaviour of the search refiners in the GenericSearchList to sort by the order specified in the refiner widget property rather than alphabetically.
  • Changed the behaviour in the GenericSearchList to use only the sorting options defined in the Sharepoint Sort Field property, rather than appending them to the default sort options.
  • Various UI enhancements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in FS3 where some Font Awesome icons were not displayed correctly. (59047)
  • Fixed an issue where mailto links were not working correctly in Headed. (58985)
  • Fixed an issue where auto login to App Manager was sometimes not working correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where dismissing a site alert on one site dismisses the alert with the same ID on another site. (59041)
  • Fixed an issue where XLTX results in GenericSearchList have broken links. (58254)
  • Fixed an issue on Headed where you were sometimes unable to save notification settings. (58804)
  • Fixed an issue where showPriority = false was not working on ActivityStreamFilter. (58811)
  • Fixed an issue in some situations where there was an error when publishing pages.
  • Fixed an issue where if there were two NewsWidgets on the page, sometimes only one loaded on an uncached load. (58419)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the responsive mobile menu from collapsing after clicking a category with a link. (58615)

Front End Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Changed size of upload chunks in the Asset Library so the progress bar is more accurate, rather than going from 1% to 100% on smaller videos. (58602)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the recurrence field was not hidden correctly. (58885)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the ability to add an image to structured content when the rail is in full screen mode due to the overlay. (59063)
  • Fixed an issue where the user was able to add video links with more than 255 characters, which caused an error when publishing the item. (58801)
  • Fixed an issue which prevented the Publish button from being shown in some scenarios. (58678)
  • Fixed an issue where responsive embed code from Asset Library caused spacing under videos. (58634)
  • Fixed an issue where the scrollbar was not appearing in previews for Curated apps in some situations.
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect versions of widgets would be cached when using ‘Copy as new’ to create a page version. (58362)

Prod Release Date: 1/18/24, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1509

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements

  • Added the ability to customize the time format in the EventsWidget. (58468)
  • Load profile pictures from blob storage instead of making direct graph calls.
  • Various UI enhancements.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where XLTX files had a broken link in search results. (58254)
  • Fixed an issue where user preferences could be lost after setting a background image. (58402)
  • Fixed an issue with displaying multiple TabWidgets on a page. (58465)
  • Fixed an issue where site alerts could not be dismissed when accessing the site via the Teams app. (57687)
  • Fixed an issue with relative links in HTMLContentWidget in Headless. (58476)
  • Fixed an issue where master page images would occasionally not load correctly if they use the TemplateUrlPrefix.
  • Fixed an issue where the ReactionsWidget would not load if a reaction type is deleted after there were already reactions for that type. (57975)
  • Fixed an issue where videos would stop playing in the Media Gallery after clicking the download button.
  • Fixed an issue where view count was not showing correctly in the Media Gallery.
  • Deleting items using the DocumentViewerWidget now sends the files to the Recycle Bin in SharePoint instead of permanently deleting them. (58221)
  • Fixed an issue where the termset did not load for the LaunchPadWidget after closing and reopening the launchpad. (58280)
  • Fixed an issue on Chrome where setsitecontext was sometimes failing, causing the user to receive a message that they are not logged in.

Front End Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added .3gp and .mpeg files to video filter in the Asset Library
  • Changed Broadcast Center to use base64 to encode images, allowing images to be viewed in emails without being logged in to Akumina. (57728)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the link to videos from different tenants was saved incorrectly. (57973)
  • Fixed an issue where changes to files were not reflected immediately in the Asset Library.
  • Fixed an issue where previewing a curated item with a lookup field was causing an error.
  • Fixed an issue in headed where adding an image to a news article via the Asset Library was using an incorrect image path. (57902)

Mobile App Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where links were not working correctly in some widgets.
  • Fixed an error that could occur when downloading large ZIP files.
  • Fixed an issue where documents could sometimes not be downloaded from the DocumentViewerWidget.
  • Fixed an issue where share on Twitter and LinkedIn were not working for news articles on iOS.

Prod Release Date: 12/28/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

App Manager version: 6.0.2301.1575

App Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Improved error message that is shown in Site Deployer when AppManager endpoint api/sharepoint/spapptoken fails to generate auth token due to incorrect CERT password. (58310)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where only the English version was shown under ‘Existing versions’ when creating language versions
  • Fixed an issue in some situations where the delete button was not shown on the DocumentViewerWidget

Prod Release Date: 12/17/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1509

App Manager version: 6.0.2301.1573

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements

  • Added the ability to sync user photos to Azure blob storage instead of using Graph (performance enhancement)
  • Various UI enhancements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the DocumentViewerTree was not showing folders for non-English users. (58194)
  • Fixed an issue where you could not get list fields for Calendar_AK. (58237)
  • Fixed an issue where the MediaWidget was using spfile instead of embed.aspx to play videos
  • Fixed an issue with the FAQWidget where bullets were not always appearing correctly. (57963)
  • Fixed an issue with the EventsWidget where the ICS file from the ‘Add to Calendar’ link omitted the {Body} field. (57628)

Front End Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • If a user discards changes before publishing an item in the Asset Library, the item is removed from the SharePoint library. (56808)
  • Improved the performance of large file uploads in the Asset Library. (57207)

Mobile App Functionality

Improvements:

  • Improved video uploading and playing experience in mobile
  • Improved the usability of the PeopleDirectoryWidget in Android
  • Added support for OneDrive files to the spfile endpoint
  • Removed preview link from document search results in mobile

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where typeahead search results were not displaying on Android
  • Fixed an issue with MyRecentFIlesWIdget where large zip file downloads would cause an error
  • Fixed an issue where clicking ‘Go to search results’ in the typeahead search was not navigating to the search page
  • Fixed an issue where the DocumentViewer was not loading
  • Fixed an issue where documents were not loading in the MyRecentFilesWidget
  • Fixed an issue where files could not be downloaded using the DocumentViewerWidget
  • Fixed an issue on Android where links were not displayed for MySitesWidget
  • Fixed an issue on iOS where the sign out link was not working correctly
  • Fixed an issue in people search where the ‘Connect on Teams’ link was not displayed
  • Fixed an issue where the download button was sometimes not working in search results
  • Fixed an issue where clicking the search icon in keyword search on the PeopleDirectoryWidget redirected to the home page

App Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Improved batching for delete page operations
  • Implemented login_hint for OIDC/OAuth flow for AppManager/Headless
  • Added a default fallback for the ViewTemplateCdnEndPoint AppSetting

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where items with a large file size were still shown in the Asset Library after deletion
  • Fixed an issue where file size was not displayed for large files in the Asset Library
  • Fixed an issue in headed sites where apps were sometimes missing after launching App Manager from Site Contents. (57876)

Release date: Self-Hosted 11/26/23; Cloud TBD

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1508

App Manager version: 6.0.2301.1570

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements

  • Improved performance by moving page edit permission check to the authoring module instead of checking edit permissions on page load. (57654)

Bug Fixes

  • Changed SLW edit mode to always display live data, not cached data. (57723)
  • Fixed an issue where editing widget options didn’t work in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue with the EventsWidget where the ICS file from the ‘Add to calendar’ link was not populating the body field. This change requires the addition of ‘BodyOWSMTXT’ to the selectfields widget property. (57626)
  • Various UI enhancements.

Mobile App Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where clicking on certain links navigated the user to the home page.
  • Fixed an issue where some file types were not opening when clicking on a document link.
  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Add to calendar’ link wasn’t working on the EventsWidget.
  • Fixed an issue on Android where ‘Add app’ was not working in Mission Control.
  • Fixed an issue where the MeBar was not displaying on mobile home page.
  • Fixed an issue where the PeopleDirectory filters were not working.
  • Fixed an issue in iOS where download and open in new tab was not working for documents in search.

App Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Trigger User Sync in People Sync when a user changes their language setting.
  • Improved usability of the Asset Library with large file uploads.
  • Improved performance in the Authoring module.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where content was sometimes not showing changes after editing the content. (57643)

Dev Release date: 11/14/23; Prod Release Date: 11/14/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1508

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

New Features

  • Added support for MyTeamsLinkWidget in Hive.

Improvements

  • Updated Font Awesome Brands. (57175)
  • Updated the session expired message to be customizable. (49464)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in the NewsWidget where images were not loading when the filename contained a comma. (57524)
  • Fixed an issue where page previews failed to load on the search page.
  • Fixed an issue where editing the name of the selected collection in a new SLW instance caused the modal to become unresponsive. (57444)
  • Fixed an issue where the SocialMediaPostWidget did not function properly on an uncached load in headed, preventing posting or modal closure. (53172)

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a hanging issue in the Asset Library when selecting the current library from the drop-down. (57185)
  • Resolved an issue with CKEditor5 where the unsaved changes label didn’t go away when adding a video embed to the source. (57442)

Mobile App Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue in the Android app where some files were not opening correctly from search results.
  • Fixed an issue in mobile where links supposed to open in a new tab were not working.
  • Fixed an issue in the iOS mobile app where preview was not working for some documents.
  • Fixed an issue where the DocumentViewerWidget was not using spfile in the mobile app.

Dev Release date: 11/02/23; Prod Release Date: 11/02/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1508

App Manager version: 6.0.2301.1569

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements:

  • Mobile UI improvements.
  • Hive UI improvements.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where some files would not open on the mobile app.
  • Fixed an issue where videos with spaces in the file name would go to spfile and not embed.aspx.
  • Fixed an issue where the SocialMediaPostWidget would sometimes stop working on a fresh load in Headed. (53172)
  • Fixed an issue in the NewsWidget where reactions would disappear when loading the next page of results. (57421)

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that occurred when creating a page via the Pages module with local widgets in the saved layout, where the local widgets were not visible or editable. (57243)

AppManager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Implemented RestSharp caching for user images to improve performance.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue in Headed where the user/properties endpoint was sometimes not working.

Dev Release date: 10/20/23; Prod Release Date: 10/20/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1507

App Manager version: 6.0.2301.1568

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added a new view for the MyTeamsWidget with Hive styles.
  • Mobile UI improvements.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where duplicate Page View entries were appearing in App Insights. (57281)
  • Fixed an issue where the callback was not working for the EventDetailWidget. (57279)
  • Fixed an issue where changes made to custom metadata columns were lost on updating and reopening the page properties modal.
  • Fixed an issue in the mobile app where the search download was showing a 403 forbidden error for PDFs and documents.
  • Fixed an issue in headless where inactive widgets were showing in Mission Control and Social Media Post Widget was showing polls not created by the current user. (57221)
  • Fixed an issue in the Android mobile app where the Favorites widget links did not display.

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added ‘is External’ option when adding a link to SharePoint list item.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where non-English content could not be submitted for workflow in some situations.

AppManager Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue in headless where the Akumina.Digispace.UserContext.UserId is incorrectly set as 0 when FetchUserPropertiesFromSP = false .
  • Added support to Site Creator to specify the column type when importing content apps, which prevents the content app settings from assigning a default column type when saving the settings for the first time.

Dev Release date: 10/10/23; Prod Release Date: 10/10/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1507

App Manager version: 6.0.2301.1566

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements:

  • Updated the PeopleDirectoryWidget facets to sort alphabetically. (57009)
  • Updated app insights DWP Core from version 2.5.8 to version 2.8.16. (57031)
  • Mobile UI improvements

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where rich text layouts were not functioning correctly in SLW. (57005)
  • Fixed an issue where users who had turned off comment notifications were not receiving notifications when they were mentioned in a reply. (56206)
  • Fixed an issue in SLW where inserting a link to a page would open the pages module behind the Add Link modal.
  • Fixed an issue where the delete icon was cut off for SLW when it was positioned in the right column at low resolutions. (56934)
  • Fixed an issue in the EmployeeSpotlightWidget where the Key Contacts view displayed a presence indicator that was always grey. This requires an updated view, contact Support if you would like this functionality. (57053)

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where switching sites in Site Picker was not working for mixed case sites. (57067)
  • Fixed an issue in Structured Content where lists with a recurrence field would sometimes not load. (56972)
  • Fixed an issue in Curated apps where lists from other sites would sometimes not load when adding new items.

AppManager Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue in the PeopleDirectoryWidget where ‘department_keywords’ filtering was not functioning when there was a hyphen in the department name. (56979)

Dev Release date: 09/28/23; Prod Release Date: 09/28/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1507

App Manager version: 6.0.2301.1565

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements:

  • Refactored templates.js to reuse error.html for React widgets instead of the ErrorComponent to allow for increased customization.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where widget instance information was not saving correctly when initially creating a page variation. (56689)
  • Fixed an issue with news widgets where links to user profiles didn’t work when the publisher’s user principal name was mixed case. (56981)
  • Fixed an issue with MyOutlookMeetingsWidget where additional select fields were not displaying in the data model. (56993)
  • Fixed an issue where FeaturedMenu items were appearing even when they were marked as inactive. (56585)
  • Fixed an issue where the user was unable to edit a page when certain widgets had no data.
  • Fixed a display issue where the survey chart was getting cut off when other widgets were placed above the FormsWidget. (56650)

AppManager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added a selection column to the Akumina Flow Designer list page.
  • Improved the list selection when creating an Akumina Flow by removing lists that are already associated with a flow.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘is External’ option was missing when adding a link to a SharePoint list item. (56644)
  • The SmtpFromEmailAddress from tenant config is now used when sending emails with basic auth (non xoauth2).
  • Fixed an issue where the ‘MANAGER’ role in Akumina Flow Designer was editable.
  • Fixed an issue in Author apps that caused them to hang when adding a duplicate staticURL. (56642)

Dev Release date: 09/12/23; Prod Release Date: 09/12/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1507

App Manager version: 6.0.2301.1562

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements:

  • Improved support for larger page sizes in the NewsWidget.
  • Added better error handling when getting a 401 error with a timed-out session.
  • Added support to CuratedNewsWidget to play videos using embed.aspx. (56557)
  • Added better error handling for the FormsWidget when unlicensed users try to submit a form without the correct Graph permissions.
  • Improved custom query support in GenericPeopleQueryWidget.
  • Various performance improvements.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue on news widgets where videos would not play if “is Akumina page” was unchecked. (56559)
  • Fixed an issue where threshold settings were not being applied when browser language was non-English. (56470)
  • Fixed an issue in FS3 where the EventDetail widget sometimes failed to load.
  • Fixed an issue where new instances of HTMLContentWidget had to be published twice. (56370)
  • Fixed an issue with CuratedNewsWidget where some videos were not playing correctly.

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added support to show full friendly URL in structured content.

AppManager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Improved the error message displayed when users click a form URL from an email in the wrong App Manager context and added the site collection to the form email template. (56209)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where uploading attachments in AppManager content apps resulted in a 417 error. (56456)
  • Disabled auto-translation of StaticURL when EnableTranslateStaticUrl is set to False.

Dev Release date: 08/24/23; Prod Release Date: 08/24/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1507

App Manager version: 6.0.2301.1561

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

New Features

  • Added support to the UserPersonalizationWidget to allow customization of the “No tags selected” message. Contact Support for steps to update the widget if you would like this functionality. (56087)
  • Enabled viewing of detail pages for users regardless of their Personas. Contact Support for steps to update your settings if you would like this functionality. (55915)

Improvements:

  • Improved the debug panel by changing ‘SPA’ to ‘Headless’ for Headless sites.
  • Improved error handling when unable to submit a form with an unlicensed user due to missing “manage.all” Graph permissions.
  • Improved performance for the “api/sharepoint/spfile” endpoint by improving caching.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with the MyRecentFilesWidget where OneNote files were not displaying file names or icons. (55579)
  • Fixed an issue with the MyRecentFilesWidget where the widget would not display when a file was uploaded via site deployer. (55995)
  • Fixed an issue in the FS3 MyRecentFilesWidget where LastModifiedBy validation was missing. (55992)
  • Fixed a display issue with MyOrgTreeWidget where a manager who reports to themselves was showing on three levels. (56051)
  • Fixed an issue with the EmployeeDetailWidget where the wrong background image was shown after saving new background images and then reloading the page when the userprincipal and user email were different. (55554)
  • Fixed an issue with the GenericSearchListWidget causing the ‘Date range’ filter to stop displaying ‘Start’ and ‘End’ date picker fields when there were two instances of the GSLW in a TabWidget. (55343)
  • Fixed an issue with the StreamChannelWidget where videos were not loading when folders contained spaces due to encoding in the copied path. (55576)
  • Fixed an issue when clicking the publisher name in the NewsDetailWidget when UPN and email are different. (55965)
  • Fixed an occasional issue where search filters were lost when changing filters on the search results page. (55813)
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on the Publisher link in the MediaWidget wasn’t working.

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added support for additional languages in the language dropdowns. (55958)
  • Exposed an event when the authoring tray is clicked.
  • Various UI improvements.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a 500 error that sometimes occurred when typing in a hyperlink field. (55905)
  • Fixed an issue where a user with no access to the Authoring tray would sometimes get a language file error. (56072)

AppManager Functionality

New Features:

  • Added support for shared cache keys for lists that do not have unique permissions to improve performance of list caching in Redis (also to reduce throttle events). This can be enabled using the new AppSetting: ‘SharedCacheKeysForListsOrLibraries’

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an issue where warning logs were being logged twice.
  • Fixed encoding error when creating an app with permissions to a group containing an ‘&’ character, which prevented the user from seeing the app in the front end content manager. (55970)
  • Fixed an issue when creating new tags where the tag would sometimes be created outside of the intended term set. (55833)

Dev Release date: 08/01/23; Prod Release Date: 08/01/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1506

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added ability to show the full name of a page in the Pages module while hovering on the title of a page.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the front end language setting was being used in the Create New module instead of the preferred content language.
  • Fixed an issue where the correct status was not always being shown while editing a page. (54341)

Dev Release date: 07/18/23; Prod Release Date: 07/18/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1506

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added “ForceSameWindowLinksInMobile” setting to DigispaceConfigurationIDS_AK. When set to true, links are opened in the same window on mobile. (48413)
  • Changed the link on the OOTB document viewer views to be a shareable link instead of the download link. (54524)
  • Added ‘islanguageneutral’ property to the NewsWidget. If this is set to false, only articles for the current language will be displayed in Top Reacted. (54501)
  • Added support to the PeopleDirectoryWidget filters to use an exact match instead of ‘contains’ to filter users. Please contact Support to assist with setup.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a threshold error that occurred in the RelatedNewsWidget (FS3) when the list has over 5,000 items. (54795)
  • Fixed an issue in the SLW where a link to a popup window also opened the link in the main window. (54530)
  • Fixed an issue where images were not loading in search on headed sites.
  • Fixed an issue where a relative URL was incorrectly rewritten to use the Tenant URL instead of the headless URL in the HTMLContentWidget. (54242)
  • Restored support for Custom Zone Layouts. (54891)
  • Fixed an issue in the PeopleDirectoryWidget on mobile where the filters were not expanding in certain situations. (54810)
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to enter input in custom taxonomy search resulted in an error. (54862)
  • Fixed an issue where the MyRecentFilesWidget was not loading in certain situations. (55342)
  • Added support for the new Yammer group ID format to the YammerWidget. (53964)
  • Fixed an issue where PageData_AK was sometimes storing incorrect information.

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

New Features:

  • Added an option for Broadcast Center recipients to send to everyone.

Improvements:

  • Added ability to select 4:1 and 11:6 aspect ratios to the asset library.

Dev Release date: 06/26/23; Prod Release Date: 06/26/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1506

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Improvements:

  • Updated the error message in the document viewer when a language-neutral document library was not added to the language-neutral list to make the problem more clear.
  • Added support to media widgets to use the streams embed instead of downloading the video from SharePoint, improving performance for longer videos.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with InternalPagesWidget where content outside of the ExternalClass div was not being rendered properly. (54391)
  • Resolved an issue where creating a page from a saved layout with an SLW instance resulted in the widget having the wrong collectionID. (53998)
  • Resolved an issue in the NewsWidget where the “Popular” tab was not loading.
  • Fixed an issue in the SLW where the accordion effect was sometimes not working in cloned views.

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Improved performance when loading termsets.
  • Added ability to insert the streams video path on asset selection. (53826)
  • Added support for custom views for fields in the structured content module.

Bug Fixes:

  • “Add Tags” is now disabled when the user switches to a non-default language.
  • Fixed an issue in Asset Library where the folder count was incorrect when the folder had images above 2MB.

Dev Release date: 06/22/23; Prod Release Date: 06/22/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

AppManager Version: 6.0.2301.1553

AppManager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Forms email status and errors are now sent to the email address configured in the ‘SystemEmailNotification’ value in tenant settings. (54590)
  • Disabled the ability to hide certain fields in a curated app, which could prevent the app from working correctly.
  • Improved the stability and usability of the App Insights log viewer when not configured correctly.

Dev Release date: 06/15/23; Prod Release Date: 06/15/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1506

Front-end Content Manager Version: 6.0.2301.1524

AppManager Version: 6.0.2301.1551

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

New Features:

  • Added support for custom plugins in CKEditor.
  • Microsoft Stream (Classic) has reached its End-of-Life (EOL) phase. Please reach out to Support to upgrade to the new StreamChannelWidget. (51988)

Improvements:

  • Added support for links in the DefaultCarousel view of the SummaryLinksWidget in FS3. (53891)
  • Added the ability to edit links in the FavoritesWidget.
  • Updated media widgets to use Microsoft Stream embeds, improving the experience for longer videos. Contact Support if you would like the updated view.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an access denied error that sometimes occurred when restoring a previous browser session. (49464)
  • Fixed an issue where the MyLinksWidget was not respecting the case sensitivity of URLs. (53810)
  • Resolved an issue where clicking on a user’s name in search results would result in an error page for users who have different emails and user principal names. (54019)
  • Fixed an issue in the NewsWidget with the refiner condition set to ‘AND’ where the number of selected metadata may be incorrect when selecting metadata from multiple columns. (54338)
  • Fixed an issue where the FavoritesWidget was not updating without refreshing the page. (54364)
  • Fixed an issue in NewsWidgets that prevented the use of a custom callback. (53997)
  • Fixed an issue with the legacy reactions on the InternalPagesWidget in Hive.

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Expanded the clickable area when selecting tags with auto suggestions enabled.
  • Added support to add a link to the current page to a menu while editing a page.
  • Added an access denied message if a user clicks on a site in the site picker to which they don’t have access. (54047)

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where sites were sometimes duplicated in the site picker. (54115)

AppManager Functionality

New Features:

  • View Manager now includes the ability to download product OOB view files.
  • /admin/debug now includes a button to download the dss.config file.

Improvements:

  • Improved the usability of lists with over 5000 items in author apps. When a list has over 5000 items, by default only items from the past 30 days (configurable in AppSettings – ThresholdFallbackDayRange) will be displayed. (54263)
  • Added support to Curated apps to pull from lists with over 5000 items. When a list has over 5000 items, by default only items from the past 30 days (configurable in AppSettings – ThresholdFallbackDayRange) will be displayed. (54395)
  • Addressed performance issues in the Slider app by optimizing cache clearing. (54083)
  • Rail modules now show to all users when no authorized groups are set in the Module Manager. (54258)

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where certain feeds would not display on the RssNewsWidget. (54018)
  • Resolved an issue where an article was not found when using special characters in the title. For CDN versions .1504 and below, “ReplaceSpecialCharactersInStaticUrl” in AppSettings should be set to true. (54118)

Dev Release date: 05/22/23; Prod Release Date: 05/22/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

AppManager Product Version: 6.0.2301.1544

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1506

Front-end Content Manager Version: 6.0.2301.1523

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

New Features:

  • Added the ability to the ActivityCommentsWidget, ActivityStreamWidget, and MediaWidget to sort comments by newest first or oldest first.
  • Added the ability to MyOutlookMeetingsWidget to exclude private events. (53838)

Improvements:

  • Added support to Hive to use the legacy reaction view. (51321)
  • The YammerWidget has been updated to support the new Yammer group ID format. (53964)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with the CKEditor where an error occurred when attempting to use spellcheck, resulting in the inability to interact with the screen until a refresh was performed. (53887)
  • Resolved an issue where a timeout message would pop up even when the site was actively being used. (53888)
  • Fixed an issue where the MediaWidget would not work without refiners set. (53842)
  • The WorldClockWidget now displays the correct US flag instead of the Liberian flag. (49524)
  • Improved the DefaultCarousel view of the SummaryLinksWidget on mobile devices. (53802)
  • Fixed a distorted menu header at lower resolutions.

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

Improvements:

  • Added the ability to reorder content apps in Structured Content.

AppManager Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an issue where the Translator API failed to work for large amounts of data. (32457)
  • Addressed a problem where the translation sometimes failed for StaticUrl. (53871)
  • Fixed an issue where metadata columns would sometimes not get associated with term sets during site deployment. (53840)
  • Added a new setting called “EnableTranslateStaticUrl” in AppSettings, which can be used to disable the translation of StaticUrl. (53869)
  • Resolved a null reference exception that occurred when creating a language version when the StaticUrl column was not required.
  • Fixed an issue in Widget Manager where auto-translate was showing as an option when creating a language version of a widget instance.
  • Resolved a timeout issue in Widget Manager and Author Apps when there are a large number of delivery sites. (53777)
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when managing home site settings without access to all delivery sites. (53671)

Dev Release date: 05/14/23; Prod Release Date: 05/14/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1505

Front-end Content Manager Version: 6.0.2301.1522

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where local instances were not updated when saving widget properties.
  • Fixed an issue where certain users were seeing “Article not found” shortly after the expected publish time of an article. (53739)
  • Fixed an issue with the BannerWidget where non-Akumina links were not opening in a new window. (53844)
  • Fixed an issue in the CalendarWidget on FS3 where recurring all day events were spanning two days. (53745)

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

New Features:

  • Added a switch to parent option in the site picker when in a subsite.

Improvements:

  • Removed the 2MB restriction in the Asset Library for file types other than images.
  • Added the ability to schedule publish and archive dates for pages.
  • Various UI improvements related to styling.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where inserting an image using CKEditor 4 was causing the page to freeze.

Dev Release date: 05/05/23; Prod Release Date: 05/05/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

AppManager Product Version: 6.0.2301.1541

Front-end Core Version*:  6.0.2301.1505

Front-end Content Manager Version: 6.0.2301.1519

(*version to be used with CDN)

Front-end Core Functionality

New Features:

  • Added property to define default sort column and sort direction for GenericSearchListWidget. (52958)
  • Added a property to trim duplicated results in the GenericSearchListWidget. (53346)
  • Added support to PeopleDirectoryWidget to show users’ backgrounds. (51759)
  • Added support for streaming large/long videos. (48629)
  • Added the ability to wrap text around images to CKEditor. (52746)

Improvements:

  • Error template is now loaded from templateURLPrefix instead of Akumina CDN.
  • Improved handling of throttling (429) errors across all widgets.
  • Improved keyboard accessibility. (50456)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where selecting an image in rich text layout would not open the Asset Library.
  • Fixed an issue where the user was sometimes unable to edit rail widgets.
  • Resolved an issue where clicking a notification link from a different site that was generated from the default headless site would result in the article not being found. (51043)
  • Fixed an issue where My News (persona enabled), My Blogs (persona enabled) and Top 5 Pages data were not displaying on the AppManager Dashboard. (52605)
  • Fixed an issue where filtering wasn’t working on the LaunchPadWidget when personas were enabled on the list. (52204)
  • Fixed an issue where certain images were not loading on the news detail page in headless.
  • Fixed an issue where the OrgChartWidget would show an error if a profile picture was not set.
  • Fixed an issue where the MediaWidget would not load in some situations.
  • Fixed an issue in headless where the search document preview was not loading for Microsoft file types (excluding xlsx). (53348)
  • Fixed the issue where StaticUrl for some languages (like Chinese) was converted to all dashes, causing an article not found error on the news detail page. (52984)
  • Fixed an issue where the page occasionally became unresponsive in some situations after adding SLW to a page. (53431)
  • Fixed an issue in search where a 401 unauthorized error occurred on images in a new browser session. (53170)

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

New Features:

  • Implemented a “Save As” feature to save a new file in the Asset Library.
  • Implement Quick Content Edit functionality for Menus.
  • Added functionality in the Asset Library for editing the aspect ratio of images.
  • Added support in the Structured Content module for calculated DateTime fields. (52251)
  • Added support for subsite pages in the Pages module. (53429)
  • Added support for keyboard shortcuts for commonly used actions, such as create new article, save article, and publish article. Full details can be found in the help center (by selecting your avatar in the rail) under keyboard shortcuts.
  • Improved Structured Content, Menus, and Asset Module by adding a link to the SharePoint list in the module for quick navigation to SharePoint configuration.

Improvements:

  • Disabled the scrolling of the tabs when creating a new page.
  • Moved impersonate button from the “More” menu to the top bar for easier access within Page Builder.
  • Various UI improvements related to styling.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the hide rail arrow was not visible at 1366×768 resolution. (53427)
  • Fixed an issue where the Publish Date was not displaying the current time in the user’s SharePoint time zone or site time zone.
  • Fixed an error that occurred when creating an item with a long title, due to FriendlyUrl calculated field.
  • Fixed an issue in Asset Library where ‘Start From’ did not work as expected when embedding videos.
  • Fixed an issue where managed metadata added through one app was not visible in another app without clearing the cache.
  • Fixed an issue where the unsaved changes popup was not shown when the user exited the current screen by changing the language picker.
  • Fixed an issue where some buttons were incorrectly shown when a language version did not exist.
  • Fixed an issue where the user was unable to switch from the root site to subsites using the site picker.
  • Fixed an issue where Preview was not always showing the latest changes.
  • Fixed an issue in Curated and Slider apps where users with read-only permissions were incorrectly shown an unsaved changes popup in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where values were not retrieved for managed metadata fields in Advanced filters when the column name didn’t match the term set name.
  • Fixed an issue where opening Preview and refreshing the page caused the left rail not to load.
  • Fixed an issue where auto-save was incorrectly executing when the item was pending approval.
  • Fixed an issue in Structured Content where incorrect data was sometimes displayed on the Version History screen.

AppManager Functionality

New Features:

  • Added JSON validator on the Language Neutral List field in Update Configuration Cache.
  • Added a ‘Clean Cache’ button to the Page Manager to correct stale cache situations where pages are being provisioned through Site Deployer and need to be cleared out.
  • Endpoint added for Site Deployer – Deprecated Basic Authentication and explored OAuth. Site Deployer now supports a graph app for authentication.

Improvements:

  • Improved ITP 3-step flow with better error handling.
  • Better error handling to help with situations where users would receive invalid JWT token, causing functionality loss until clearing domain cache.
  • Added the ability to define a different content approval task/role based on a value within the SharePoint content item. (52569)

Performance Improvements:

  • Improved performance when creating language versions.
  • Improved performance of time zone endpoints.
  • Improved performance of Persona Manager.
  • Improved performance of the site picker in Voice.
  • Improved Redis caching performance.
  • Made cache key user-agnostic for endpoint /api/sharepoint/spfile (when calling for userphoto.aspx). This will help with reducing calls to SharePoint

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed the ordering of content and management apps.
  • Fixed an issue where the create language version modal showed incorrect available languages when creating language versions fails for some languages. (53456)
  • Fixed an issue where hyphenated last names couldn’t be searched on the directory. (53497)
  • Fixed an issue where the Time zone wasn’t displayed for non-English users in Voice and App Manager. (53671)
  • Fixed an issue where some content apps still asked for a Persona even after disabling the “Is Persona required for this app” setting.
  • Fixed an issue with multiple content apps having the same app ID on different sites. This was caused by a caching issue with FriendlyUrlSearch.
  • Fixed an issue where Persona was not getting saved in some situations in Curated and QuickLinks apps.
  • Fixed an issue where modifications to permissions on the item did not persist when Permissions and Persona were both enabled for the Content App.
  • Resolved an issue where modifying permissions sometimes resulted in an item getting stuck in a pending state.
  • Fixed an issue where a user with non-English SharePoint language was unable to access content and publish items. (52899)
  • Fixed the issue where saving a content app was not possible when a column on the list had special characters. (52782)

Dev Release date: 02/03/23; Prod Release Date: 03/25/23, Cloud, Self-Hosted

AppManager Product Version: 6.0.2301.1523

SPA Version: Headless/6.0.2303.2403

Front-end Core Version:  6.0.2301.1503

(*version to be used with CDN)

Release 6.0 Project Voice delivers an enhanced editorial experience by moving the content authoring and content administration experience to the front-end. AppManager will become primarily an “administrative” or “configuration” interface, rather than an “editorial experience”

The Akumina tray has been replaced with a Content Manager Rail and includes an introduction of a new “Modules” concept as well as a NEW top action bar to handle Author actions such as “Preview, Save, Publish, Submit to Workflow” to provide a unified experience across Modules.

The new Content Manager can be overlaid onto any existing installation for customers on version 5.0+ or higher, regardless of site installation type.

Front-end Content Manager Functionality

  • Create New Module
    • Merges the creation of Structured Content and Free Pages together. It also contains the ability to create new template pages, and new components replacing the need to create new items within content apps.
  • Pages Module
    • To search for existing pages, organize pages into folders, manage page versions, and support deleting a page
      • Pages can now be bucketed into folders for easy management as well as driving breadcrumbs
    • Added description fields for pages and page layouts
    • Enhanced the page builder experience with the ability to support row level CSS on a page container or widget container
    • Enhanced Quick content edit support to seamlessly edit content
    • Added delete page capabilities
  • Structed Content Module
    • For editing content on pages and components for Author, Slider, and Curated app types. Provides the ability to create content from structured templates or freeform pages utilizing the page builder experience platform
    • Introduction of Editorial Pane and Non-Editorial Pane field organization
      • Editorial Pane – primary view of “Rich Text” or “Priority” fields (configurable)
      • Non-Editorial Pane – Supporting tabs for properties, search criteria, personas, permissions, and engagement for all content (configurable)
    • Added cross device page preview for viewing content on various sized devices (mobile, tablet, desktop) before content is published
    • Added version history capability for content
  • Asset Library Module
    • For organizing documents, images and video libraries, or any library content across the sites, support file and folders hierarchy, ability to drag and drop, crop/resize, and define asset library properties
  • Menus Module
    • To define all menus and hierarchies established for the site for Quicklinks app type
  • Broadcast Center Module
    • Incorporated the Broadcast Center Module to create and send messages and announcements to a larger group of users via the notification bell, email, and site alerts
  • Workflow Module
    • Added a Workflows Module for content reviewers to approve/reject content based on established content workflow moderation capabilities
    • Enhanced Content Workflow capabilities using the new Akumina Flow
  • Editorial Notification Module
    • Added an Editorial Notifications Module to provide notifications to content editors for required tasks and approvals
  • Incorporated the Debug Module (Akumina Debugger) to easily show properties on the page and assist in troubleshooting issues (CTRL+UP arrow)
  • User’s Avatar (in the rail) of the current logged in user providing access to:
    • Help Center to provide quick access to valuable links to user and developer documentation sites and training videos
    • Settings for users to define their preferred languages for UI and content display, specify date, time zone display preferences, and specify editor preferences to enable the CKEditor version and auto-save content functionality.
      • The UI of the Content Manager now supports the following 4 languages as a default: English, Spanish, French, German (additional languages can be added upon request)
    • Version number to provide current core framework version
  • Ability to modify content module and top action bar display based on authoring permissions
  • Added a global site picker to switch sites within the Voice content module
  • Added a status display in top action bar for editorial state for new, pending, saved, published including warning messages for unsaved content. The top bar actions will vary based on the module and user permissions
  • Added a low-resolution status if using a lower than optimal resolution of 1920px by 1080px
  • Added Auto Save capability within Structured Content and Menus Module
  • Added new capabilities for field sorting, editorial and non-editorial panels in tabs, and back button flow across the Modules

Front-end Core Functionality

  • Added a new HTML Tab Widget to support the creation of tabs containing HTML blocks
  • Enhanced error logging with application insights logs to appropriate content
  • Added several performance enhancements

AppManager Functionality

  • Ability to configure the display of the Content Apps TAB in the event you want to maintain this feature until your team is completely moved over to the front-end Content Manager experience.
  • Added a new Module Permissions Management App to provide the ability to configure editor permissions for each Voice module and display only permissioned modules in the front-end rail
  • Added new Content App Settings to configure the content author experience to support content app usage, description, and managing editorial and non-editorial property fields
  • Added a new Management App to support custom field views for content authors to be able to select their own custom views when editing content to streamline the authoring experience – a developer can register new field views for use within the new front-end Content Manager.
  • Added several performance improvements

Headless Functionality

  • Introduced a new UI for manipulating the ImplementationVersion,FrameworkVersion, etc. without the need to go into Keyvault

Developer Functionality

  • Lots of nice bells and whistles for developers
  • Fontawesome 6 support
  • Added new Ckeditor 5 plugins
  • Added new react components and controls
  • Added authoring event actions for client customizations to hook to an event when content is saved/published
  • Added ability to set custom UI for field types for single line of text, hyperlink, etc.

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