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Release Notes: September 2022

The September 2022 release of Alinity was deployed to Test environments on September 8th and Production environments on September 21st. A summary of the changes included in this release appear below.

Microsoft Azure Rollout Status

If you have been following our monthly blog posts, you will have seen our announcements about migrating Alinity to a new hosting environment on Microsoft Azure in 2022.  As part of the migration we are updating many of Alinity’s core services to take advantage of new technology.  This process is moving along well but requires very thorough testing.  To be sure we allow enough time for testing, and given many of you are starting to prepare for your fall renewal period, we will defer the roll-out of this change to the first quarter of 2023.  This ensures that renewal periods occurring this fall will not be affected by the change to the new environment.

Even as we have prepare for the upgrade to Azure, we are continuing to improve Alinity with new features and bug fixes each month. This month’s release has some great additions and refinements we think you’re going to love.  Please check out the release notes below and be sure to ask our Help Desk if you have any questions.

Change List

Change Type Applies To
Reg Change Batch Withdraw New Feature Reg Change
New mass withdraw function for registration changes is now available on the Registration search screen.
Invoice Info for Other Forms Feature Update Other Forms
On the search pages for Other Forms, info about any invoice linked to that form will now be displayed.
Multi-year Concurrent CCP Cycles Feature Update Competence
If you have a multi-year CCP cycle where all members share the same cycle, the system will no longer show duplicate years on the Learning Plan search-page’s filter for years.
Days on dashboard Feature Update Person Form
Administrators are now able to specify the length of time in days a completed person form will stay on a member’s dashboard. Person forms typically stay on the dashboard for a certain amount of time, so members have easy access to recently completed forms.
Deactivated user icon Feature Update Person Search
Deactivated members are now marked with an icon on the person search page.
Registrant Employment Details Feature Update Registrant Employment
Address information is now shown on the registrant employment details screen. This allows administrators to better distinguish between employment records when organization names are similar.
Dashboard description Feature Update Dashboard
Form dashboard descriptions can now be specified on individual forms or by the registration change mapping of a form. This allows for granular descriptions of how a form will be used directly on the dashboard, providing clarity on form usage to members
French Language Update for Tables Feature Update Setup
Added textbox fields on tables’ management page to support editing the displaying text for French users.
Public Directory Language Support Feature Update Member Portal
Public directories can now be configured to show different text based on the language of the user as an alternative to providing bilingual text. Public users will be able to change between active cultures configured by the help desk. When a public user first visits the directory it will try to match the initial language shown to the preferred language given by the user’s browser.
Org Search Email Feature Update Admin Portal
When sending emails from the organization search contacts that have a business email address but are not marked as administrative contacts will now be included as recipients for an organization.
Faster Creation of Manual Invoices Bug Fix Accounting
When creating a new invoice the system used to look up a large set of data related to the available GL account codes. This has been minified and saves a significant portion of the loading time.
Blank reviewers no longer saved Bug Fix Reviews
If the add button for a new reviewer is clicked, but no reviewer is specified, the save action on the page will no longer try to save that blank pending reviewer.
Forgot Password Consistency Bug Fix Login
Updated help text to ask for username, rather than email, for consistency with help text elsewhere and with the underlying behaviour.
Late fees no longer deferred revenue Bug Fix Accounting
Renewal invoices that have a late fee added based on the registration schedule or added from the late fee job are no longer put into the deferred revenue GL code.
Showing email address when adding members to the person group Bug Fix PersonGroup
Showing the member’s primary email address on the autocomplete field to distinguish members with the same name when adding them to the person group.

Next release

The October 2022 release of Alinity is scheduled for deployment to production sites October 20th.