Release Notes

Approve Release

(build 46.1.16)

Special release

This release includes the usual number of small fixes and improvements, but its remaining features will be used to provide support for upcoming advancements. As such, there are no customer-facing features to highlight for Approve.

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TOTAL:  47 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

A is for Approve

Did you know that the reason why you hear so many politicians say "...and I approve this message" on their campaign commercials is because they are required by law to do so?

In an effort to rein in the growing rise of political candidates using their campaign ads to make controversial claims or attacks against their opposition, a provision was enacted in 2002. It required candidates to align themselves with their television and radio ads by stating their name along with some variation of the words "And I approve this message" (essentially taking responsibility for the claims being made in the ad).

And while it did initially result in reducing the amount of muckraking among candidates, it has since been used as a tactic to increase the credibility of negative ads. Recent studies have shown that so long as a candidate approves an ad's message, viewers will tend to see their statements - positive OR negative - as the truth.

Huh. Well, in that case...

"I'm Vince and I approve this message." 😁



Zuccotto Release

Released May 9, 2022 (build 45.26.22)

Special release

Aside from the usual fixes and improvements, most of the features included in Zuccotto will be used to lay the groundwork for future advancements. As such, there are no customer-facing features to highlight for this release.

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TOTAL:  44 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that zuccotto means "little pumpkin" in Italian? It's a nod to the tradition of making this semi-frozen dessert in a pumpkin-shaped mold, the shape of which is said to be a nod to the dome of the Duomo di Firenze—whose design was said to be a nod to the classic Mediterranean domes and was itself, a nod to the growing desire of the Italian architects of the late 1300s to f;jdjvlmjcnaufhpZzzzz-*SNRK!* Huh? Wha?!

Oh...oops. Sorry about that. Apparently I've been nodding off quite a bit lately.

Um....so, back to zuccotto. One last fun fact is that it's basically a mash-up of cake, ice cream, and brandy (...which could be seen as a nod to people who can never decide what to order from a dessert menu).



Yule Release

Released April 27, 2022 (build 45.25.28)

Gallery Mode added for Discussions, News, Tasks

With Gallery Mode, you can now easily browse through multiple attachments posted to a Discussion, News item, or Tasks timeline instead of having to individually open and close each one.

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TOTAL:  100 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the Yule log dates back to an old Norse tradition where a symbolic log would be lit in celebration of the Winter Solstice? Over the years, this tradition spread to various countries and cultures, with each adding their own customs and beliefs to its lore (it's unlucky if the flame goes out and has to be re-lit, the burnt remains of the log should be placed under your bed for luck, and so on).

Then, in the 19th century, France sized up this whole Yule log situation and concluded that what this tradition really needed to take it to the next level was to make it 100% more edible. And voila! The Yule log cake was born (Note - descriptions of historical events may not be entirely accurate).

And it's quite genius, really. I mean, who wants to spend their Christmas vacation getting their hands all dirty and splintered making sure their Yule log keeps burning, only to shove its smelly burnt-out shell under their bed afterwards (..."for luck")? Instead, you could just get a cake replica of a Yule log and take a moment to admire the beauty of its bark-like icing and powdered-sugar snow before shoving it all in your mouth in sweet celebration. No need for luck, that's just being smart.



Xuixo Release

Released April 4, 2022 (build 45.24.6)

Special release

This smaller-than-usual release does not contain any new customer features and is instead focused on delivering fixes and patches needed to support upcoming advancements. New features will return starting with our next release.

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TOTAL:  34 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that I had to look up xuixo online to find out that it is pronounced  "ˈʃu.ʃu/", and then because I'm not a linguist, I had to go to an audio pronunciation site to find out that "/ˈʃu.ʃu/" sounds like "szhu-szhuo"? Which I then had to translate phonetically on my own into something semi-readable so everyone looking at this right now would know that:

xuixo = "szhu-szhuo" (aka /ˈʃu.ʃu/)

I guess what I'm trying to say is that xuixo (a deep-fried, sugar-coated cylindrical pastry filled with cream, thought to have originated in Catalonia, Spain in the 1920s after a local pastry shop owner learned how to prepare cream-filled pastries during a trip to France) is a mouthful, in more ways than one.



Wafer Release

Released March 24, 2022 (build 45.23.7)

Events: "Add to Calendar" improvements

All users Previously, when you used the "Add to calendar" function on a notice posted in Events, the notice's description would be rendered in your calendar as one big block of text.

Now, when "Add to calendar" is used, it will retain any headings and line breaks from the original notice's descriptionimproving the calendar notice's readability and making it easier for you to pull out key details, at a glance.

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TOTAL:  43 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the thin, crispy goodness known as wafers actually date all the way back to ancient Egypt?

The wafers of way-back were very plain and simple. Today, however, everyone is probably most familiar with wafers as a component of many popular sweet treats, including cookies (wafer sticks, Oreos) and chocolate bars (Kit Kat, Coffee Crisp).
 
Wafers also provide us with the classic, common ice cream cone. Not to be confused with waffle cones, which are big, brittle, and pointy-ended, wafer cones are those sturdy yet flaky, squat, flat-bottomed cones you probably remember from your childhood. There seems to always be some ongoing debate over wafer cones vs waffle cones, but we (and by "we" I mean "me") think they both have great qualities, and won't waste time worrying which one is worthier. 
 
We won't waffle over wafers or wonder about waffles. A whiff of a waffle won't be a whiff for the waffle, for the waffle's waft will be wonderful. All the while, worthy wafers offer worthy ways for cones to stand on their own, without worry of wiggles, wobbles, or wipeouts.

We'll go with whatever we wish, which is "waffles and wafers", both for the win. 🏆🏆

(Especially since neither are sugar cones. Those are the worst.)



Vanilla Release

Released March 10, 2022 (build 45.22.12)

Special release

Aside from the usual bug fixes and improvements, the majority of new features included in the Vanilla release will be used in preparation for future advancements  (some of which can be previewed right here). As such, there are no customer-facing features to highlight for this release.

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TOTAL:  37 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that if one of the makers of the most popular flavor of the most popular dessert in the U.S. used their product to sponsor a concert tour co-headlining the rapper who gave the world "Ice Ice Baby" and the rock band behind such classics hits as "Sunshine Of Your Love" and "White Room", AND they gave out free product samples at their concert venues, then we could very possibly be blessed with the following ad copy:

<brand name>

Vanilla Ice Cream
presents
VANILLA ICE / CREAM
(w/ vanilla ice cream)

Magical.

BTW, did you also know that vanilla extract contains hundreds of different flavor compounds, in addition to its primary compound of vanillin? This results in a complex, deep flavoring that complements almost any dessert, which is why it's seen as an essential ingredient in everything from cookies and cakes to ice creams and custards.

(Side note: HUNDREDS of different flavour compounds? Suddenly a Vanilla Ice/Cream collab doesn't seem as unlikely as it did just a few moments ago.)


Upside Release

Released February 24, 2022 (build 45.21.11)

Special release

Aside from the usual fixes and improvements, the majority of new features included in Upside will be used to provide the foundation for upcoming advancements. As such, there are no stand-alone, customer-facing features to highlight for this release.

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TOTAL:  67 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that this release was not named in error, and "Upside" is actually a nod to the sweet treat more commonly known as the upside-down cake?

An upside-down cake is named so because it is prepared "upside-down". That is, by layering fruit on the bottom of a skillet or pan and then pouring prepared cake mix overtop the fruit and the placing the whole thing in the oven. Once baked, the cake is popped out of the pan "right-side" up and voila! Your bottom layer of fruit is now the tasty baked-in topping of your cake. Impressive!

Except not as far as my childhood self was concerned. When I first saw an upside-down cake, I was not impressed. Because I've always adhered to a very simple scientific theory:

   spongy layers + frosting = cake 🥳

Therefore:

   spongy layer + fruit layer + no frosting = not a cake 😒

I mean, I'm all-in with everything from mini-cakes (cupcakes) to inside-out cakes (Twinkies), but don't try to trick me by calling something an upside-down cake, when it's really just a right-side up fruit flan.


Tart Release

Released February 14, 2022 (build 45.20.25)

Special release

Aside from the usual fixes and improvements, most of the features included in Tart will be used to lay the groundwork for future advancements. As such, there are no customer-facing features to highlight for this release.

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TOTAL:  62 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the only significant difference between a full-sized tart and a pie is that a pie has a pastry cover and a tart doesn't?

When making a tart, the filling is placed in a tasty pastry base and baked open-faced. No time will you waste making some pastry lace you'd have to race to trace then place, interlaced, over the face just to cover that space.

There is no disgrace (so don't self-abase or efface yourself apace) if you'd rather erase the chase. Just embrace the non-haste of a tart's pastry-making pace, with a style and grace which makes the case for: "You—the baking space ace who can't be replaced!" Or debased. Whose face should be placed on a vase secured with a brace and...and I should really stop now.

Y'know, just in case.


Strudel Release

Released January 31, 2022 (build 45.19.25)

New top level in Library navigation

All users: A new top level has been added to the side navigation in Library to help set the stage for future enhancements. From this new level users can view their "My Favorites" list or select "Browse" to display the category tree.

"Added to Jostle date" included in login reports

System Admins: "Added to Jostle date" (the date a user's profile was created in their organization's Jostle platform) will now be included in the "Last logged in" and "Never logged in" reports available in Admin Settings > Analytics > View/Download Login Report.

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TOTAL:  50 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the strudel pastry got its name from the German word for whirlpool? It's a nod to spiral shape the dough bakes into around its filling. To get that signature shape, strudel dough is thinly stretched out, then the filling is added on one end and the dough is then rolled over and over in layers until the other end is reached.

Sweet strudels are the most commonly-known type of this pastry, with popular variations like apple strudel and cherry strudel. Then there's savory strudels, for people who prefer to bite into a flaky pastry and be greeted with a mouthful of hot cabbage.

Then of course, there is the Toaster Strudel, which can be found in the prepared frozen food section of most fine grocery stores. While it may not resemble a traditional strudel pastry (like, not at all), any product that comes with its own icing packets and encourages you to draw faces on your food with them, deserves to self-identify as strudel as much as it wants.


Rumcake Release

Released January 17, 2022 (build 45.18.22)

New notification quick actions for Tasks

Tasks users: On your Tasks lists, you can now remove a red dot notification by marking a task as Read and prevent any further red dots for it by selecting Mute. Neither action requires you to open the task and both can be easily toggled on or off by clicking their respective icons (envelope/bell).

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Locations improvements

System Admins: The Locations feature has been updated to be much more manageable. Improvements include: a more streamlined UI, an easy-to-navigate table and menu-based management system, and clearer messaging across the board (for example, the  "Address Alias" for a new Location, is now simply its "Name").

The new-look Locations can be found in Admin Settings > Filters and Badges > Configure Locations.

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TOTAL:  114 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.

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Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the rum cake had its beginnings in the Caribbean in the 18th century, when Jamaicans started using rum-infused fruits in their cake recipes?

Rum cake soon became a traditional holiday dish for Jamaicans. But rum cakes didn't take off in the U.S. until the 1970's. That's when Bacardi first included rum cakes in an edition of their Bacardi Party Book, a promotional booklet presenting drink, snack, meal, and dessert recipes that all featured that magical key ingredientrum. And when I say they included rum cakes, I do mean "cakes" as in plural. Bacardi went ALL-IN on making rum cakes a thing, and offered up not just one, but five decadent suggestions:

  • Bacardi's Rum Cake
  • Bacardi's Amber Rum Cake with Rum Apricot Syrup
  • Bacardi's Chocolate Rum Cake with Chocolate Rum Filling
  • Bacardi's Banana Rum Cake with Rum Frosting
  • Bacardi's Rum Cheesecake

...and for those who only had time for a bite-sized boozy bon-bon:

  • Bacardi's Rum Balls

People literally started eating (drinking?) it all up. And soon everyone knew if you wanted a sweet treat that would also get you soused, the rum cakes at Bacardi's Boozy L'il Bakery had you covered.