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Organization Setup superseded by New Application Wizard

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

The Organization Setup Wizard has been retired in PRPC 7.1.3.  This feature was previously launched from the Designer Studio > Org & Security > Organization > Organization Setup menu. Users are encouraged to run the New Application Wizard (also known as Application Express) instead:

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This tool quickly generates an application along with all of the artifacts previously offered by the Organization Setup Wizard. This includes, but is not limited to, the class hierarchy, application rule, organization/division/unit rules, and all relevant data instances.

See the following PDN article for more details on the New Application Wizard:

Create new applications quickly and easily with Application Express

Case Management

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

This release had a focus on extending key capabilities to improve the ease of configuration based on early adopter feedback.  Improvements were made in run-time performance, especially in high volume situations with complex case configurations.  A series of cosmetic changes and fixes are included.

  • The Wait shape now supports dynamic references.
  • Issues were addressed with the CreatePDF and the CascadingApproval Smartshapes.
  • Attachments have been improved.
  • Issues with the Create Case Type functionality were addressed.
  • The Pega Pulse functionality has been improved, including its performance.
  • When auditing a work item, History is now the default tab.

DCO

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

In this release, specification support in Case Designer was improved.  Also, improvements and fixes were made to the New Application Wizard.

  • Changes were made to support a split schema environment
  • Shared and Component RuleSets can be copied.
  • Can edit in Word from either Grids or Lists.
  • More than 50 case types are now supported for an application.

Updated Word merge support with Microsoft Silverlight plug-in

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

Starting in this release, Pega 7 features that integrate with the Word merge capability are now cross-browser. ActiveX controls (which are only compatible with Internet Explorer) have been replaced with Microsoft Silverlight. This plug-in must be downloaded separately from Microsoft because it is not shipped with Pega 7.

Common features that are affected by this change include the Specification form and Case Type landing page.

Prior to using these features, see the release note Word merge support with Microsoft Silverlight plug-in for more information about setting up their client systems.

Stakeholder management extended to case followers

Valid from Pega Version 7.4

You can now control which users follow a case. By actively involving the people with relevant skills and roles in your application, you can resolve cases more quickly.

For more information, see Case followers.

Pulse enhancements

Valid from Pega Version 7.4

The enhanced layout of the Pulse interface provides a better user experience for posting messages, adding attachments, bookmarking content, and so on. You can now post messages in your activity feed, format messages, add inline images and links to messages, reference cases, and view the list of users who like messages. The Pulse email templates have also been improved to display email content in a coherent and structured format.

For more information, see:

View attachments inline

Valid from Pega Version 7.4

You can now view thumbnails of PDF file and image attachments and icons of video attachments in Pulse, cases, and other areas of the application that allow you to attach files. Thumbnails provide a preview of your attachments inline. You can also play video attachments and expand the thumbnails of PDF file and image attachments to view them in readable formats.

For more information, see Inline preview of attachments.

Edit icons and titles for messages in the activity feed

Valid from Pega Version 7.4

You can now edit the icons and titles of messages that are displayed in the activity feed for Pulse by customizing the pxFeed Pulse gadget. For example, to inform other users of an application about important Twitter updates that are related to the organization, you can create a message that displays a Twitter icon and a title of Twitter updates.

For more information, see Pulse enhancements for social collaboration.

Activity feed displays application messages

Valid from Pega Version 7.4

The activity feed for Pulse now displays messages within the context of the application of the logged-in user. If a user posts messages within the context of the application, all the users of the application can view the messages in their activity feed. Users can select the filter for application messages to view only these messages. For example, application messages can be used for release announcements.

For more information, see:

pxFeed replaces pxContextFeed and pxActivityFeed Pulse gadgets

Valid from Pega Version 7.4

The pxContextFeed and pxActivityFeed gadgets have been replaced by the pxFeed gadget to integrate the functionalities of viewing and posting messages in the Pulse activity feed. You can include this gadget within a section or harness across your application, for example, in the dashboard of the Case Manager portal, to display the activity feed. You must add the latest UI Kit ruleset to ensure that your application uses the pxFeed gadget instead of the pxContextFeed and pxActivityFeed gadgets to generate the activity feed.

For more information, see Pulse gadget and custom APIs.

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