Dashworks Release Notes 5.6.8

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Executive Summary

This release contains a number of key improvements including being able to log in with an Azure Single Sign On, detailed device histories and forward pathing when tracking computers through the hardware lifecycle, department coverage target percentages when setting ring scoping for a project, and the configuration of conditional components that can be used in the Self Service portal.

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Highlights

Single Sign On

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Users can now log into Dashworks using their Microsoft 365 account as Azure Single Sign On (SSO) is supported. This reduces the need for users to manage different logins to different systems and gives administrators control to enforce password strength and multi factor authentication in line with their existing corporate policies.

Device Forward Pathing

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As part of any hardware lifecycle process, devices must be replaced when they reach the end of their warranty or lease. Mapping a device to its replacement is now possible in Dashworks. This means that decisions and actions around suitable replacements, device disposal and recycling devices after users leave can all be managed within Dashworks. You can see the full history of how devices have been replaced in the past. Managing devices from manufacturer to end of life gives a complete solution for hardware lifecycle management.

Hardware Lifecycle displays the history, current status, and future ‘path’ of a device. For example, a computer could be on order, in stock, in use, due to be replaced or upgraded, or retired from use. Additionally, Lifecycle Status enables you to view and manage the relationships between devices, enabling you to track which device was replaced with which, any Next Replacement devices, and, where appropriate, a planned ‘forward path’. You can also use Lifecycle filters to track device lifecycles.

Task Conditional Logic

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Self Service now has the flexibility to present different components to the end user based on their interaction with previous components. For example if a user indicates they do not own a device then further questions about that device will not be shown. This allows self service to be much more customisable to cover different scenarios. Conditional logic is based on underlying tasks in a project. For each task available, you can choose which other components are revealed.

Department Coverage

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When determining which devices to include in the pilot for any project, one of the goals is to ensure that those devices represent a diverse cross-section of your enterprise. Dashworks now includes the option to ensure that devices are selected from either all or some of the lines of business across your organisation, using configurable options. You can specify coverage targets as a percentage for any department you choose, at any level of your departmental hierarchy. A simple red and green system shows whether coverage targets have been achieved in any particular ring within your project.

What's New

  • DAS-30289, DAS-30367 Hardware Inventory Import is a Data Import that replicates Distribution Hierarchies > Generic Import from Senior. You can now define hardware inventory imports in Evergreen > Admin.

  • DAS-30238 You can now create, edit, and perform an automated bulk resync of buckets, capacity units and/or rings for objects between Evergreen and a project.

  • DAS-30465 Users can now request list exports, and can receive an expiring download link by email.

  • DAS-28873 Error messages for broken components are now displayed to end users in the correct language.

  • DAS-29643 Names of Archived objects are displayed in Evergreen Self Service.

  • DAS-29694 Evergreen Details > Tasks > Task Emails: Email Due or Sent shows the time in addition to the date.

What's Changed

  • DAS-29506 Task Names and Task Value Names in Self Service are now displayed in the Self Service default language and not the project default language if the relevant translation does not exist.

  • DAS-29824 Self Service: “Allow user to change capacity unit” mode can only be select for one component for each project within a single self service.

  • DAS-30244 Legacy UI login and splash screens redirect to the Evergreen login page for authentication.

  • DAS-30144 Evergreen Details: The Purchase Info page has been moved to the Lifecycle section in the menu.

  • DAS-30841, DAS-31133 Custom fields: Allow update via API check box has been hidden, as it is not yet implemented.

Known Issues

  • DAS-31764 Return URL functionality is not handled for SSO authorization. SSO users accessing Dashworks via specific URL will not be returned to the original URL after they have logged in. This will affect. SSO users accessing self service in the legacy UI, if anonymous logins are not enabled.

  • DAS-31924 In certain circumstances, when logging in without SSO configured, an AD user is created without the ability to assign roles.

  • DAS-31810 New users with the same username as a previously deleted user do not work as expected.

  • DAS-32042 A blank email is sent from a project if no task date has been set, and the email template contains at least one placeholder.

  • DAS-31871 A 500 error displays in the console if an LDAP user logs in with, for example, ‘domain/’ as a prefix to their login.

Notices

All end of support notices are available publicly here.

Dashworks 5.7.6

Dashworks 5.7.6 will be released in early Aug 2022

Dashworks has supported neither Internet Explorer (IE) nor Edge in Internet Explorer Mode since 5.6.1 (Apr 2021). While unsupported, the application has continued to be usable in IE. However, Dashworks 5.7.6 will introduce breaking changes that will result in Dashworks becoming unusable in Internet Explorer from this version onwards. IE 11 is no longer supported by Microsoft on most versions of Windows 10 from 15 Jun 2022.

End of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2016