ESB 19.01 Released

With the new year comes a new release of ESB, and Pentagull is pleased to announce that version 19.01 is now available to our customers.

What's new for End-Users

The Work Basket has been completely re-written and includes a number of performance and usability enhancements: It is now a lot quicker than before for users who are part of large or complex team configurations, and includes enhanced filtering capabilities.

We have also introduced the ability to perform bulk actions on a group of items, such as accepting and reallocating. This offers a huge increase in productivity compared with going into each item individually to perform the action.

Existing users should not experience any difficulty migrating to the new work basket as the overall design and functionality remains unchanged.

What's new for System Configurators

We have further refined the new Manage E-mail Templates module that was introduced in the previous release: There is now an HTML designer for building HTML email templates without the need to write mark-up by hand, and we have also introduced a preview function similar to that offered within Presentation Templates.

A new feature known as Global Variables has been introduced in this release. It provides the ability to define variables for use within business rules across the entire installation, and is perfect for storing pieces of reusable business logic, significantly streamlining the change control process.

A new permission has been added to Object Templates that specifies whether users can reallocate items to other users rather than to roles. Previously there was a single Reallocate permission that granted the ability to reallocate to both users and roles – this has now effectively been split into two separate permissions.

What's new for Developers

This release adds a handful of new methods and properties – in particular it is now possible for developers to query the version of the ESB platform that their code is running against programatically. Previously this could only be done using reflection to examine the version of the core assemblies, however this is now exposed through a property.

Further Reading

In this article we have identified just a handful of the changes in this release, however we recommend that all existing users consult the Release Notes for a complete list of changes.

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