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MediaBeacon R3volution 8.5 Release Notes

Released: 2017-07-07

Features

  • Adobe
    • Changes the InDesign Report 'Select All' button to select the InDesign file in addition to placed images.
  • Aspera
    • Upgrades the Aspera integration package to support Aspera SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.
    • Allows the Directory Browser widget to use drag-and-drop upload as well as Aspera upload without changing configuration.
    • Improves Aspera so that all asset uploads show up in history.
  • Asset View
    • Provides the ability to set default schemas shown in Asset View.
    • Improves the handling of hidden M3TAForm fields.
  • Bundles
    • Allows a child bundle to write fields if the parent bundle is not already using that field.
  • Dictionaries
    • Increases speed of dictionary upgrades.
  • Downloading
    • Introduces Javascript on Download support for external link sharing.
    • Allows external links to be downloaded by users without login credentials when SAML is configured.
  • Package Manager
    • Allows packages to install dictionaries that use the e-acute character.
  • SDL Web
    • Increases efficiency in SDL Web’s integration by using pagination of results
  • Searching
    • Changes the behavior of the 'Search on Value' feature of a multi-value field to search for assets that contain one or more of the values instead of all of them.
    • Improved type ahead suggestions with the ability to set a field's suggest dictionary to values suggested from the most used values.
    • Multi term expansion of substituted search terms allows greater configurability of ACL filtering search terms, thus allowing a more expressive ACL search query to be used across a larger number of users concurrently, without resorting to multiple ACLs.
    • Backs up saved searches and selections in the m-userinfo directory.
  • Social Media
    • Adds Facebook to the suite of social media integrations.
    • Adds Instagram to the suite of social media integrations.
  • User Interface
    • Adds features to Graph widgets including pie chart display, a removable title and the ability to add labels to the graph sections.
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  • Allows View widget toggle buttons to be customized with CSS.
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  • Recognizes when an uploaded asset is a placed image in an existing document asset. Now you may upload an Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator file with placed images without having to upload the images either alongside or before the document.
  • Improves the ability to customize the Saved Search dialog with css.
  • Allows custom portal URL to redirect to a specific ACL and workspace.
  • Moves the MediaBeacon for Brands integration menu to a top level menu item instead of being within Manage.
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  • Workflow/API
    • Modifies the REST API's Clean method to remove all files from the temp folder when triggered manually instead of only files greater than twenty four hours old.
    • Adds the capability to add a custom menu as a top level menu or as a sub-item of an existing top level menu using the menu API.
    • Adds ability to rename and delete users within a workflow.
    • Adds DELETE, OPTIONS and HEAD methods to AJAX requests.

Fixes

  • Admin
    • Fixes an issue causing the automatic reversion of field Edit Level changes on server restart.
  • Adobe
    • Fixes an issue where converting an Adobe InDesign file to a PDF only succeeds for the first page and is generally of low visual quality.
    • Fixes an issue where Adobe InDesign files do not preview.
    • Solves an issue causing the File Format field to be empty for an uploaded Adobe PhotoShop file.
  • Aspera
    • Fixes the use of special characters in Aspera upload file names.
  • Asset Feeds
    • Fixes an issue where asset feed transfer is not attempted again if the system is interrupted during transfer.
    • Asset View
    • Fixes an issue where Asset View M3TAForm tabs cease to work after they are clicked quickly and repeatedly.
    • Prevents scrolling the browser window while Asset View is open.
    • Fixes the text in Asset View annotations so that it wraps instead of being cropped.
    • Solves an issue preventing the Video Properties M3TAForm from loading in Asset View.
    • Fixes an issue with opening a direct link to an asset causing the Asset View to immediately close.
    • Improves the display of multiple fields added to Fields On Asset View General Tab.
    • Sets the Add New Metaform display of available M3TAForms to always be at the bottom of the Asset View dialog.
  • Downloading
    • Fixes the ability to download folders from the Directory widget while preserving file hierarchy.
    • Solves a problem with View Original when using Conditional Download.
    • Fixes an issue with menus disappearing after a Loading Dock download in Safari 10.
    • Fixes an issue where the Notification Center Loading Dock scrolls to the top every five seconds.
    • Solves an issue preventing users from using the Notification Center Loading Dock's email functionality.
  • M3TAForm
    • Properly updates the M3TAForms Required for Upload field highlighting each time a submit is attempted.
    • Solves a problem with the keywords field displaying the HTML code &nbsp when suggesting terms.
    • Removes the gap between the Required M3TAForm on Upload fields and the upload progress bars.
  • M3TAForms Stamper Widget
    • Solves an issue preventing a M3TAForms stamp from being edited.
    • Fixes the issue after onShow scripts are performed on the addition of a stamp.
    • Corrects a problem with using the M3TAForms Stamper widget with multipage selections from the Infinite Scroll View widget.
    • Removes confirmation dialog when using the M3TAForms Stamper widget, unless explicitly configured or it involves more than 99 assets.
  • Performance
    • Improves MSSQL performance.
  • Previewing
    • Solves a Tomcat problem that causes previews to only show the spinning icon.
  • Project Management
    • Solves a problem with adding a new project after modifying the Dublin Core title field.
  • R3Search
    • Fixes a Solr error caused by accented characters.
    • Fixes an issue with R3Search getting into bad state resulting in new assets not getting into R3Search.
  • Searching
    • Fixes ability to search on multiple values at once in Search Filter widget's filter box.
    • Fixes an issue with saved search access for groups that the search was not shared with.
    • Fixes mandatory search to eliminate duplicates when the view is refreshed.
    • Fixes issue where saved searches were appearing for all groups when they were meant to be shared only with the Current Group.
    • Clarifies the 'File Name Search Operand' option labels in the Quick Search configuration menu.
    • Fixes an issue after performing an advanced search on a hierarchical term with a Search Refinement widget on page, where you can not open the advanced search panel again.
    • Fixes an issue where ONLY operator does not occur in URL.
    • Fixes the display of duplicate items when expanding the search status.
    • Fixes the ability to collapse search status after expanding it.
    • Fixes an issue that causes quick search to not find thesaurus terms.
  • Security
    • Corrects an issue with redirection after login with SAML configured.
  • Social Media
    • Solves an issue with being unable to POST assets to Twitter.
    • Fixes an issue where spaces in a Twitter post convert to '%20'.
  • User Interface
    • Removes the dialog regarding asset replacement file size limit.
    • Fixes an issue where a user quickly changing their selection after performing a file action causing the file action to be performed on the latter selection.
    • Fixes an issue with creating a new workspace and not having its Search widget configured initially.
    • Streamlines the process of adding multiple values to a dictionary.
    • Scales the Saved Selection dialog to display the full group names.
    • Prevents users from entering edit mode in Text View for database fields.
  • Views
    • Remedies a problem stopping a user from being able to manually replace the 1920x1920 preview in the Modify Asset Views panel.

Other Products and Integrations

Please contact your MediaBeacon representative for more information on the following products and integrations.

  • MediaBeacon M4sterplan
    • M4sterPlan is secure Enterprise File Sync and Share for distributed teams with advanced metrics and administration.
  • 3D Viewer
    • MediaBeacon’s 3D Viewer enables users to seamlessly interact with packaging models without the need to install software, plugins, or having to download the model. This feature works on standard browser technology and extends the experience of interactive 3D viewing to everyone.
  • Vantage Integration
    • Vantage is a transcoding engine from Telestream that MediaBeacon can leverage to support a wide array of broadcast-quality codecs and video formats.
  • Aspera Integration
    • Aspera is a high-speed transfer protocol that can send files 10x – 100x faster than FTP or HTTP.
  • SDL Web Integration
    • MediaBeacon is integrated with the SDL Web content management system.

Definitions

  • M3TAForm
    • A M3TAForm is a custom metadata panel built by administrators. Once fields have been defined in a schema, a M3TAForm can display fields from multiple schemas in a single panel, use HTML layout, and execute client-side JavaScript.
  • R3Search
    • MediaBeacon R3Search is a faceted search engine organically integrated into an enterprise-grade Digital Asset Management System. R3Search allows organizations to intuitively identify relationships across large data sets, rank them and streamline the results via widget-based faceted portals.
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