4.1 Patch 017 New Feature Overview (2/19/2013)

We’re excited to announce our latest software patch release for the 4.1 product. The patch provides bug fixes 4.1 (for details, see xMatters 4.1 patch 017 Release Notes), and adds the cool new 4.1 features outlined below.

 Group Deletion WARNING!

Some of our Clients have reported a Bermuda Triangle situation with their Groups are disappearing. We have tracked this down to a misunderstanding for Group Supervisors who viewed their Groups I Supervise screen, decided they don't supervise a Group any more, so they used the "Remove Selected" button and poof, the Group is actually deleted from the system. To help prevent this case we have renamed the button to "Delete Selected Groups" and we changed the chicken exit to absolutely scream the implications to the user:

 Filter Notifications Based on Validation State

Another "by popular demand" feature is the ability to provide filtering of devices that have not been through our validation process. To support this feature we bring in not one, but two shiny new scripting methods:

@notification::setValidatedDeviceNames(String)

@notification::setValidatedDeviceTypes(String)

See the Dev Guides for 5.0  or 4.1  to see the details.

 SQL Server Windows Authentication

Another feature added by popular request: the ability to run xMatters nodes on Windows machines using Windows Authentication to a SQL Server 2008 database. We have a KBA out there for both 4.1 and 5.0 Clients: Using Windows Authentication with xMatters and SQL Server.

Learn More

These are the main new features in this release, but please check out the full release notes for all of the details on these features as well as a few others. We hope you enjoy the new release!

Until the next update,

The xMatters Team

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