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Release Notes: January 2022

The January 2022 release of Alinity was deployed to Test environments on January 13th and Production environments on January 20th. A summary of the changes included in this release appear below.

We’re moving platforms in 2022

If you have been following our monthly release blog posts closely, you will notice the number of new and improved features in this release is lower than we usually provide.  This is because our development team is working on migrating Alinity to a new hosting platform for early 2022. The new platform uses the latest versions of cloud and database technologies and Alinity is being upgraded to take advantage of them. This work will continue through the end of 2021.  We will continue to upgrade Alinity with bug fixes and new features each month but at a lower volume.

The new platform will provide better performance, better security, and will make new technologies available for further improvements to the product.  One of the new features we can take advantage of immediately after moving to the new hosting platform will allow us to automatically add computing resources to your system during peak periods like renewal, and automatically return to normal resource levels when demand drops.  There are new options for document storage that will allow us to reduce storage charges going forward. The software will look the same as it does on our current platform so no special planning or retraining is required for this move.   We are excited about starting this next chapter of Alinity’s progression.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Change List

Change Type Applies To
***************New Feature***************
Re-apply after rejected application New Feature Application
You can now optionally allow applicants to start a new application on their own after their initial submission was rejected or discontinued. On the Applicants register, simply update the “Reapply min days” setting to the number of days they must wait before they can start a new form.
Re-apply after rejected reinstatement New Feature Reinstatement
You can also now optionally allow members to start a new reinstatement on their own after their initial submission was rejected or discontinued. On the register the member is currently in, update the “Reapply min days” setting to the number of days the member must wait before they can start a new form.
***************End of New Feature***************
***************Feature Update***************
“By exam” Query Enhanced Feature Update Person
The “By exam” query on the Person page has been updated with a “only practicing” optional filter to more easily include non-practicing members if desired.
Email Confirmation During Signup Feature Update Member Portal
The new user signup feature now requires the email address being used as the user name to be repeated in order to try and avoid incorrect addresses being used during signup.
***************End of Feature Update***************
***************Bug Fix***************
Default Sort for Specializations Bug Fix Admin Module
Both specializations and conditions on the registrations tab for a person’s details now sort by effective date by default.
Default Document Type Bug Fix General
When uploading a person document the default document type is now selected initially.
***************End of Bug Fix***************

Next release

The February 2022 release of Alinity is scheduled for deployment to production sites February 17th.