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Support for sending emails by using Microsoft Graph

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

Email integration with Microsoft Office 365 now supports sending emails by using Microsoft Graph. With this enhancement, you can send email with a more secure protocol that complies with your organization’s security policy.

For more information, see Creating an email account.

Support for REST connectors to route network traffic via proxy

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

To easily route network traffic, you can now configure proxy details for individual REST connectors. This enhancement allows you to manage your proxy settings so that you can securely access online resources that lie beyond your proxy servers.

For more information, see Configuring a REST connector.

Connect-HTTP support discontinued

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

Pega Platform™ no longer supports Connect-HTTP rules. HTTP connectors were used to start HTTP request/response interactions between Pega Platform and external systems identified by a Connect HTTP rule (Rule-Connect-HTTP rule type).

After an upgrade to Pega Platform 8.6 and later, you can still use and modify existing HTTP connectors, but you cannot create new ones. As a best practice, use REST connectors instead, which offer more capabilities and have better support from development teams.

For more information, see Connect REST rules.

 

 

Data import wizard compatibility with Cosmos applications

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

The data import wizard is now Cosmos-compliant. When you launch the data import wizard as a page, you can leverage the new features provided by Theme-Cosmos, such as adding custom buttons and functionality to your Cosmos applications.

Revamped view authoring in Cosmos React

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

Applications that use Cosmos React now feature updated case and portal authoring tools, including more templates, improved view editing, and more intuitive management of UI components.

This change empowers citizen developers to build applications through configuration as opposed to customization, and reduces development time while also providing a prescriptive environment for creating optimal customer experience.

For more information, see Configuring forms and views.

Improved UI accessibility

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

Pega Platform™ now supports W3C Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines more fully, which creates a better user experience for people who rely on assistive technologies, such as screen readers.

The user interface now features the following enhancements:

  • Improved keyboard navigation and updated ARIA attributes for layouts, including dynamic, repeating, and table layouts.
  • Updated navigation for AJAX and dynamic containers.
  • More precise keyboard navigation and focus control for pop-up components, such as SmartTips.
  • Fixed accessibility gaps in out-of-the-box actionable controls and form components, such as buttons and text fields.
  • More accessible error messages with improved color schemes and focus control.
  • Accessibility code included in the Pega Platform ruleset by default, without the need for additional configuration.

For more information, see Supported keyboard navigation.

Improved scroll functionality in vertical tabs

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

When you scroll content in an application that uses the Cosmos theme, the UI now remembers the scroll position even if you switch between vertical tabs, for example, in the case details section. Previously, the application reset the page to the topmost position every time you switched tabs. This update improves the user experience by reducing context switching.

Loading cues in Pega Platform

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

Pega Platform™ applications that rely on the Cosmos React framework now feature a visual placeholder for the page that is being loaded. The system displays an indicator when loading portals, cases, simple pages, and list pages. This update provides users with a visual cue that their request is being processed, which improves the user experience.

Support for picklists with parameterized data pages in App Studio in Cosmos React UI

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

You can now use data pages with parameters to populate a property of the picklist type with filtered results in App Studio. For example, in a survey case type, you can use a parameterized data page to configure cascading drop-down controls in which the values in a secondary drop-down list are based on the value that the user selects in the primary drop-down list. With dynamically-sourced picklists, you get greater flexibility in configuring picklists, and users see more accurate values.

For more information, see link Dropdown control Properties — General tab.

Enhanced performance and usability of Cosmos React tables

Valid from Pega Version 8.6

With the new Cosmos React tables, you can now handle large data sets with no impact on performance or user experience. Cosmos React tables now also come with a rich set of field-type specific column formats, which you can conveniently change at design time as well as at run time, depending on your needs. For example, you can now do the following actions:

  • Customize a date column from a default format (MMDDYY) to readable text ("10 days ago").
  • Save the new setting in your personalized view.
  • Freeze and rearrange columns.
  • Enable aggregations (sum, min, max, avg) on the number and currency fields.
  • Display aggregation values also at the grouped-row level.

The new enhancements make data in tables more easily explorable and significantly reduce the need to produce additional reports.

For more information, see Enhance the user experience with new Cosmos React tables (8.6)Configuring a React table in a section (for Theme Cosmos applications), and Configuring lists (for Cosmos React applications).

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