The .500 Patch is here for the EPM suite – and there have been some significant changes to DRM as well. It’s a separate download that you can get here.
There were no new functions or core properties that were added to the functionality, but a lot of back-end changes and a lot of DRG enhancements (which was to be expected since its such a new product).
Here’s the list of changes made in the .500 patch:
- Copy Workflow Models & Tasks
Useful for creating other workflows or tasks that are similar. Less re-work activity for administrators.
- Automatic Update for Request Items
If a user goes in and updates a request, the request is automatically updated with the new information.
- Governance web service API
A new web service API is available to automate, recognizing basic CRUD operations, the creation and submission of governance requests utilizing a workflow model.
External Connections Enhancements:
- Improved Configuration for Database External Connections
-Filter by Schema, Object Name, and Object Type
- Import from Read-Only Tables and Database Views
The big win here is that you can now connect and pull from databases and views that are read-only. This comes in handy with organizations that don’t want you pulling from a live table, or have strict data guidelines. The database user only needs “SELECT” access.
Additional “Back-End” Enhancements:
- Stateful Session Mode for Web Service API
When multiple web service operations must be performed to complete a task, the stateful session mode is beneficial, because it minimizes the overhead of creating and terminating user sessions.
- Version Delete in the background
This cuts down on time that you are ‘locked out’ of working while large versions delete. In order versions, a processing screen shows when a version is being deleted, not allowing the user to do other tasks unrelated to the delete.
New Compatibility with:
- Windows 8
- IE 10 (yay!)
- Firefox 24 ESR
- Oracle DB 12c
- Excel 2013
I’m personally very excited about the IE 10 compatibility – since IT departments often auto-deploy updates to user’s Internet Explorer versions, causing DRM to not work properly.
I’ll be doing a post soon on the expectations for DRM’s 220.127.116.11 release so stay tuned!