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Release Notes for Software Asset and Service Management 10.0.0

This document applies to Release Candidate 1 (10.0.0.2916).

This version is not supported for productive use unless approved by Matrix42

About this Release

Functional Changes

This release provides a couple of functional changes - new features and improvements - listed here

Highlights:

Software Asset Management

  • Configuration Item "Mobile Device" is obsolete (Mandatory UEM-Mode)
  • Option for reset LIS Premium Data to Standard Service Level
  • Display Notification when "License Management - Data Batch Processing" engine activation is running

Service Management

  • Security Compliance Reporting

User Experience 

  • Simplified creation of CIs via the wizard
  • "Select All" items in Grid (from all pages)
  • Maintenance indicator for UUX applications
  • Stop installing Classic UI for new installations
  • HTML sanitization: protect against cross-site scripting (XSS)
  • Login page configuration via Themes
  • Workflow Worker[TP] is ready to be used on Testing Environments

Known Issues

ID Description
251586 UUX: Withdraw action is not available for End-User when tickets are enabled
251813 UUX: Default User Profile attributes are displayed incorrectly in Dialog
252518 Call Tracker does not work
254998 Duplicates in CI Permissions
255213 Exception System.ObjectDisposedException: Cannot access a disposed of object.
255454 Installation. Html tags in the warnings
255849 Attachments: Error message is not shown - browser console error instead
256066 Wizard Result page: Action dosn't work on quick-link click
256080 UUX: Deep linking: edit-object route is not working (email links, mobile forms)
256086 Logout in Classic UI Portal with active STS
256089 SC: Service: Remove target "Mobile Device". Obsolete.
256220 Setup fails sometimes on installing Monitoring Database
256407 Object Picker: Style is broken in IE
256418 Silverback data provider: Import failure!
256430 GDIE: Mapping rule wizard doesn't map values on editing
256506 Accessibility: Login: not clear we are on login page
256514 AirWatch data provider: Matching doesn't work
256515 Accessibility: Problem with Grid navigation
256522 Accessibility: Some Page navigation issues

Ended Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 has expired due to end of extended support granted by Microsoft.  This applies not only to Software Asset & Service Management Version 10 but also for any other previous product version.

New e-mail Engine for standard e-mail Notifications.

New Email Engine has replaced Alerting Engine. Now the new Email Engine is used by default for processing all standard email notifications defined in the Compliance Rules. These changes are not applied to the customized and custom Compliance Rules used in pair with the legacy Alerting Engine.

Please make sure that the customized and custom Email Descriptors are manually adjusted and corresponding Compliance Rules are switched to the new Email Engine as the Alerting Engine will be smoothly discontinued.

 The Alerting module will be discontinued in the following schedule:
 

Q3/2019 (9.1.2)

Default not-customized Mail Notification uses the new Email Engine

Q1/2020

All Compliance Rules are automatically switched to use New Email Engine with the possibility to fallback.
Alerting is part of the delivery, but not maintained.

Q3/2020

Alerting fully removed from the Product

Learn more on how to adjust Email Descriptors and migrate Compliance Rules to the new Email Engine.

New Workflow Engine

New Workflow Engine is replacing the Workflow Engine based on Microsoft AppFabric. For more details please check Workflow Engine. The process of introducing a new Engine and full discontinue of the legacy AppFabric engines includes several steps to guarantee a smooth and reliable transition which excludes the data losses or manual routines.  

 The AppFabic  Workflow Engine will be discontinued in the following schedule:
 

Q1/2020 (10.0.0)

Final Technical Preview. Migration of the Custom Workflows and Custom Workflow Activities can be started. See, Workflows Migration

Q2/2020 (10.0.1)

Workflow Worker Engine can be used productively. AppFabric is the default Workflows Execution Engine. 

Q3/2020

Workflow Worker Engine is the default Workflow engine. It is possible to selected Workflows to keep using legacy AppFabric engine

Q4/2020 Workflow Worker Engine is the only engine for starting a new Workflows. The AppFabric still on the place but used only for finalizing Workflow Instances previously started on AppFabric 
Q1/2120 Workflow Worker Engine is the only engine. AppFabric fully removed from the Product

End Of Sales - Classic UI

The Q1/2020 release will be the first in which the classic user interface can no longer be installed. However, to ensure backward compatibility, it can still be used on existing installations. In agreement with our support terms and conditions, the classic user interface will be supported another 18 months after Q1/2020 release day. After that point in time, the according to classic components will be completely removed from upcoming releases.


If you need support or do have any particular questions, please reach out to the Matrix42 product management team.  

Q1/2020 (10.0.0)

End of ‘Classic UI – End of Sale’​  - The classic user interface can no longer be installed. 

Q3/2021

The complete shutdown of classic UI. Classic UI will no longer be shipped

Secure Token Service as a default mechanism for authentication

The Secure Token Service is enabled by default during the system installation process

Q1/2020 (10.0.0)

The Secure Token Service is enabled by default during the system installation process. It is still possible to deactivate the option

Q2/2020 (10.0.1)

The Secure Token Service is the only available option for authentication. STS will be automatically enabled for existing installations. There will be no possibility to deactivate the option

Ticket and Service Requests function

Service Desk agents are able to differentiate incoming Tickets to Incidents or Service Requests

Q1/2019

Inactive by default. It is possible to activate Tickets and Service Requests function in  Service Desk settings

Q2/2020 (10.0.1)

Tickets and Service request function will be automatically enabled for existing installation during update

 

VMware Inventory 

It's required to use VMware PowerCLI 11.4 or 11.5 with data provider "VMware Inventory" due to issues identified in previous versions  (link to online help).  This applies not only to WMware Inventory data provider but also to VMware workflow activities.

AirWatch 8.0

This information is only relevant when updating from product versions earlier than AirWatch 8.0.

Because of technical restrictions of the AirWatch REST API, SIM cards can currently be identified only by phone number. This can lead to mismatches (wrong assignments) because of ambiguities in approximately 20% of cases. As a temporary workaround, we offer the possibility to switch off the mapping of SIM cards directly in the Data Provider settings. This issue requires changes in the AirWatch software. We are currently communicating with responsible owners at AirWatch to have this problem resolved as soon as possible. We want to continue providing full SIM card reconciliation in future product versions. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Updating from previous versions

Important and Breaking Changes

Please review important or breaking changes that have been made since your currently installed version has been released.

Solved Problems

Please check solved problems that are relevant to you since your currently installed version has been released.

Database Schema Changes

Please check database schema changes that have been made since your currently installed version has been released.

Supported Versions

The setup program can be used to update existing installations of product version 8.0.2 or higher. 

Updating from Version 8.1.0.1649

If you are updating from version 8.1.0.1649, you must remove following files from folder <setup folder>\root\web\bin before updating to this version:

  • extensibility.dll
  • update4u.Templates.VS2010.Addin.Workflows.dll
  • update4u.Templates.VS2010.Core.dll

Please note that if you want to update from any version before 8.1.7 directly to a 9.1.x version you need to take an intermediate step to 8.1.7.

Expired Maintenance for Version 9.0

Please note that with general availability of version 10.0 the maintenance for “Workspace Management 9.0” (latest update version provided is 9.0.4) has expired.
We strongly recommend that systems with this version are updated to a supported product version as soon as possible.

Dependencies with Add-ons

At least following add-ons must be updated for compatibility reasons:

If you have any other add-ons from Matrix42 Marketplace installed, please check compatibility with the corresponding publisher before installing this version.

General Information and Resources

Available information and resources about the product:

Technical Information

Make sure to install latest hotfix, available on product download page on Matrix42 Marketplace (see above) 

Support

If you experience any problems regarding this version, please contact our support team:

Matrix42 Help Desk

Web: https://support.matrix42.de/SPS/Portal
Mail:  helpdesk@matrix42.com
Phone: +49 (69) 667 738 222

General information about Matrix42 support services can be found here: https://www.matrix42.com/en/customer-success/support

Other Resources

 

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