The following two downloads are included in this release:
- RES IT Store 2014 FR3 Installer – This executable is used to perform a fresh install or to upgrade an existing installation of RES IT Store 2014.
- RES IT Store 2014 FR3 Release Notes – Contains information about new features, enhancements, and fixes in the RES IT Store.
There are several new features included in the third feature release for the RES IT Store 2014, which are highlighted below. For a complete list of all the new features, enhancements, and fixes, please refer to the release notes.
Transaction Engine Safeguard
One of the major new features in the RES IT Store 2014 FR3 is the new Safeguard. Based on customized rules, the transaction engine will trigger a fail-safe if any of the conditions established by the rules are met. The Safeguard feature pauses the transaction engine and notifies the Administrator that they must approve the potential changes. This is a safety condition that is meant to reduce the number of unintentional changes in the system and enhance the user experience. Examples of some conditions that can trigger the fail-safe include:
- X number of people marked for deletion
- A service delivered to more than x number of people
- More than x services delivered or returned for a person
See an example below.
The new Guided Tour shows users how to use the RES IT Store End User Portal. By default, we provide help based on the RES IT Store 2014 Web Portal Quick Reference Card; however, the Guided Tour can be customized by the Administrator to provide other relevant information to the end user. See a screenshot below:
Allow Empty Initial Datetime Attribute
We now provide the option for an empty DateTime attribute in a service. This allows the use of “attribute may not be empty after workflow input from actor” flag and helps to make sure that the user knows this field needs input.
A Big Thank You!
I am excited about this release due to the improvements that we made for both the administrator and the consumer. The transaction engine safeguard is one of the things that differentiates this product from more traditional app stores and propels it into a new league in enterprise software. This release has a lot of enhancements asked for by our customers, professional services, pre-sales, and the community. Thanks to all of you who have helped to develop, test, document, and provide feedback on this release! It has been, as always, a great team effort!
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