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Release notes - Squared Up v2

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2.3.10

14/12/2016

Bugs Addressed

  • Using SCOM 2007 showed error "The Data Access service is either not running or not yet initialized" in Squared Up.
  • Open Access resulted in multiple processes running on server.
  • Unable to scope or search for objects containing an underscore.

2.3.9

27/04/2016

Improvements

  • Squared Up now displays the username of the user who put a given object into maintenance mode (visible on the 'Maintenance mode' panel)
  • SQL errors on dashboards are now displayed in a more compact, summarised manner. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix

Bugs Addressed

  • Impersonation was incorrectly being performed when accessing user profiles on disk
  • 'This alert will close automatically...' could be displayed inappropriately for alerts that do not auto-close
  • Deleting all the content of company knowledge could lead to the management pack being corrupted
  • Use of % or & characters in dashboard titles was leading to broken pages/IIS-level errors
  • The alerts displayed on group drilldowns were often displayed as blank, or (incorrectly) included closed alerts
  • When adding additional objects to an image/map section, some labels could be swapped or overlapped
  • Some controls in the SQL plugin settings were incorrectly formatted. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix

2.3.8

22/03/2016

Improvements

  • Significant performance enhancements when querying the data warehouse. This change should address the cause of most SQL database timeouts.
  • Alert sections now expose repeat count as a column
  • Alert sections now support the 'Any open or closed' alert filter
  • Significant KPI loading performance improvements. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix
  • Minor improvements to how file extension filtering is performed when uploading images and Visio SVGs
  • SLAs are now in alphabetical order by default (instead of non-deterministic or database order)

Bugs Addressed

  • 'Data warehouse unconfigured' was appearing on error pages regardless of data warehouse configuration
  • Performance labels were displaying incorrectly or as blanks on some metrics
  • Legacy support for 'Configure custom monitoring' was not displaying as expected
  • An error page (with 'NullReferenceException') could be displayed when no user licenses were available
  • Image/Map section icons could still 'jump' or drift under certain circumstances
  • KPI sections were not correctly displaying maintenance mode icons. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix
  • 'Indefinite' maintenance mode was only working correctly for ~30 minutes
  • The IFrame/Web content plugin did not correctly handle quotations. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix
  • Starting underscores (e.g. _NAME) in management pack names were causing company knowledge save errors

2.3.7

10/02/2016

Bugs Addressed

  • Open Access could use an interval other than the configured period (and/or the default of 60 seconds)

2.3.6

04/02/2016

Known Issues

  • Open Access may use an interval for refreshing other than the configured period. It is highly recommended that you upgrade to at least 2.3.7

Bugs Addressed

  • Errors occurring under Open Access could be cut off when specifying embed=true
  • Open Access 'mobile version' link was overlapping content
  • Open Access could create an error when casting values to integers when dealing with page dimensions

2.3.5

03/02/2016

Known Issues

  • Open Access may use an interval for refreshing other than the configured period. It is highly recommended that you upgrade to at least 2.3.7

Improvements

  • Major update to the SQL plugin, including a revamped user interface and new export to Excel functionality.
  • Major update to the IFrame/Web Content plugin, including a revamped user interface and new display options (inc. zoom)

Bugs Addressed

  • Open Access initialisation timeout was too short during initial render
  • getContext() call in Open Access prevented use with Internet Explorer 8
  • Dashboards could not be removed from the navigation bar in some circumstances
  • Hover labels for performance graphs were appearing too far up the page
  • It was not possible to view dashboards in the navigation bar if the list was too long
  • Open Access dashboards stopped refreshing after being vertically resized
  • Performance graph key was displaying ... (ellipsis) as a label in some browsers
  • Open Access dashboards were not functioning when nested two or more times in the navigation
  • Open Access' 'Auto configure' was incorrectly offered when using test/development licences.
  • In some cases, DNS resolution could fail whilst attempting to contact the data warehouse
  • The dashboard page gained elements due to lingering autocomplete controls not being torn down
  • Excessive whitespace could appear underneath Visio diagrams in Internet Explorer
  • Open Access could sometimes fail due to a multiple start-up attempts ('You are attempting to re-initialize the WebCore')
  • Open Access bindings failed to function correctly when a host header was specified
  • Cosmetic issues with alert checkboxes were visible under certain circumstances
  • Narrow/overflow behaviour of alert state buttons was often not ideal

2.3.4

05/01/2016

Improvements

  • Improved support for multiple licences being present on the same machine

2.3.3

14/12/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • Re-publish of dashboards after unticking 'Add link to navigation bar' did not behave as expected
  • Open Access permission checks were running too frequently, triggering UnauthorisedAccessException
  • 'Data warehouse unconfigured' was sometimes appearing even when the data warehouse was already correctly configured
  • 'More dashboards' button was incorrectly displaying as full width
  • 'The SQL user is not a member of the OpsMgrReader role' could be incorrectly shown under some circumstances
  • Open Access did not function in the presence of bindings featuring a FQDN when using Windows authentication via Network Service
  • Usernames were not displaying as expected in the dropdown for publish settings
  • 'Data warehouse unconfigured' was not displaying as expected if initial setup steps were dismissed
  • In some cases, Open Access was unable to produce pages if the application pool identity was not a member of the local administrators group

2.3.2

03/12/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • Performance graphs errantly displayed 'No data' on drill-down under some circumstances
  • The configuration tool was omitting the 'Cache' directory when auto-applying permissions

2.3.1

03/12/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • Assembly bindings were causing HTTP 500s when upgrading from versions prior to v2.1.8
  • Open Access dashboards were not loading in Internet Explorer 9

2.3.0

02/12/2015

Improvements

  • Totally revamped performance graphs, including coloured lines, optional keys and easy resizing
  • Brand new alert section, featuring improved filters, customizable columns and multi-select
  • Streamlined approach to making anonymous read-only dashboards: Open Access
  • Step-by-step setup process, including automatic data warehouse configuration

Bugs Addressed

  • Group comparison exports to Excel were using GUIDs for each device name
  • Performance view was not functioning when object names contained apostrophes (')
  • Bar graph labels were being truncated to '...' when sections were narrow
  • Logon passwords containing < > ? / and \ no longer trigger (unwanted) XSS protection inside of ASP .NET
  • 'UTC' is now explicitly stated on exported Excel data
  • Further improvements for metric search performance
  • Alert sections have been restored to server drill-downs
  • Min/Max/Average are now supported on performance graphs (for hourly or daily data)
  • Excel exports now include a summary tab with average/min/max and standard deviation

2.2.5

16/11/2015

Improvements

  • Revamped performance plugin with improved labelling and better rendering performance. No colours...yet! ;)
  • Reopening the configuration of a section now shows the overview of all panels rather than 'Type'
  • Restored toggle action for panel configuration sections
  • Improved behaviour for when status label text overflows into other sections
  • Improved image upload experience in Internet Explorer 9
  • Timeframe is now available as a separate configuration panel for alerts
  • Graph labels can now be configured via an XML-only option

Bugs Addressed

  • Graphs using the SQL Server 2012 management pack did not display database names as expected
  • Images could not be drag and drop uploaded in Chrome
  • 'MAX USERS EXCEEDED' did not output any logging detail or explanation
  • Combining wildcards and lists in performance scope yielded 'No available data'
  • Special characters in performance attribute values were not always appropriately escaped
  • It was not possible to run certain SCOM tasks on iOS / Safari due to a click/touch issue
  • SVG diagrams could be unexpectedly excluded from dashboard exports
  • It is not possible to interact with any part of a Visio dashboard if the SVG diagram yields a 404
  • Erratic behaviour of 'Load extended properties' checkbox in status sections
  • Performance graph value tooltips were overflowing the tooltip border
  • HTTP_USER_AGENT being invalid or null was not tolerated and led to page load errors
  • In rare cases, selected Visio SVGs did not provide a valid MIME type and upload was refused

2.2.4

06/11/2015

Improvements

  • Improved metric search performance (in some cases a drop from 30s to 1s in search execution)
  • Web content sections no longer allow manual script tags to be specified. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix

Bugs Addressed

  • Alerts lists were not consistently updating in response to different timeframes being selected
  • SLA labels and dials could overflow when using a dashboard upgraded from 2.1x
  • The default alert timeframe was set incorrectly to '12 hours' instead of 'All' on drill-downs
  • Draft times and dates were sometimes misleading or incorrect
  • 'Choose file' could appear unexpectedly when switching from an image section to a Visio section in the designer
  • Status section tooltips did not wrap or position correctly and often truncated text (e.g. server names)
  • Tooltips displayed for performance graphs would often truncate server names
  • 'More' links on mobile devices were incorrectly truncated
  • Image uploads (for the Image section) did not work in Internet Explorer 9

2.2.3

14/10/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • Custom status labels did not work in anonymous access mode if ObjectStatusEnum was included in the results

2.2.2

13/10/2015

Improvements

  • Section header titles are now optional by default
  • 'Filter by state' has been removed from the scope of alert sections. This is now only available to manually-authored XML dashboards
  • There is now a documented workaround for _target=blank inside of IFrame/Web content sections. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix

Bugs Addressed

  • A full-page error page was incorrectly shown when permissions were insufficient for the specified page scope
  • 'Duplicate' duplicated the wrong section under certain circumstances
  • Graphs failed to display data once a MonitorId had been added
  • Anchor tags were causing a 404 inside the IFrame/Web Content plugin. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix
  • Image icon sizes were incorrect after upgrading from Squared Up 2.1.x
  • It was not possible to display properties such as {{IPAddress}} in the custom label of a status section
  • The Visio plugin could crash browser tabs due to a slow memory leak
  • Duplicating an SQL plugin section would not update the SQL output in the new section
  • Error pages incorrectly stated 'UPGRADE TEST' regardless of circumstances
  • 'label template' mask text blocked input of advanced scope in status sections
  • Status sections could display with malformed CSS when using a specifically crafted section title
  • The configuration tool (config.exe) incorrectly hex-escaped paths containing spaces
  • An invalid scope for one section caused all other sections not to load

2.2.1

21/09/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • Installing new plugins along side existing plugins causes an error page to be displayed on dashboard

2.2.0

17/09/2015

Improvements

  • Page-level scope and Clone allow the rapid creation of new dashboards
  • Grouping and sorting options for status sections, including label customization
  • Groups and distributed applications can be put into maintenance mode (requires page level scope to be set)
  • Support for loading extended properties (advanced)
  • In-line confirmation for delete and discard actions
  • The installer no longer prevents installation on Windows Server 2016 TP3 / IIS10

Bugs Addressed

  • Dashboard import did not work as expected in Internet Explorer 9
  • "Services delivered by this object" was failing due to a locking issue
  • Favorite metric stars under component view were disappearing when clicked
  • Operators were unable to put servers into maintenance mode
  • 'aggregate' and 'top N' options were not automatically re-selected when reconfiguring a performance section

Known Issues

  • The KPI, Web Content (IFrame) and SQL plugin must be updated in order to function with 2.

2.1.12

21/09/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • Performance metric searches were not functioning after a section had been duplicated
  • "Services delivered by this object" was failing due to a locking issue
  • Visio diagrams failed to load if any of the SCOM IDs within them were invalid

2.1.11

19/08/2015

Improvements

  • Import and export functionality for dashboards

2.1.10

12/08/2015

Improvements

  • The KPI plugin now contains additional logging and data warehouse checks to assist in troubleshooting. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix
  • The Visio plugin will now record and display the relative filename of the SVG which is being used
  • The Visio plugin can now show icons and colours for objects in maintenance and offline states

Bugs Addressed

  • Metrics with duplicate names were displayed incorrectly on performance sections
  • Aggregate performance graphs produced exceptions on click-through
  • Saving was not working correctly when using multiple (comma separated) counters in 'Advanced metrics'
  • Visio diagrams were not displaying if they lacked SCOM ID bindings
  • The transaction results for alert/web application availability monitoring could not be expanded in all cases
  • Entries could linger in scope lists even after being removed

2.1.9

15/07/2015

Improvements

  • Primary/secondary licence server configuration is now automatic for most use cases

Bugs Addressed

  • Issue where dashboards with many IFrame (web content) sections would give expired session messages
  • Ordering of sections was not properly persisting between refresh and publish actions
  • The Visio plugin was not functioning in Internet Explorer 9
  • Drill-down settings were displaying GUIDs rather than display names
  • Dashboards could not be un-set as drill-downs once they had been set
  • The menu button on mobile sites could not be closed once opened (and was errantly located bottom-left)
  • The 'No selected objects' option in drill-down autocompletion was selectable
  • The uninstall was performing teardown operations using the wrong path to config.exe
  • It was possible for anonymous users to inadvertently transition into licensed/named user modes
  • Further issues affecting automatic refresh of SQL and IFrame (web content) plugins

2.1.8

05/06/2015

Improvements

  • The performance metrics available for selection are now automatically filtered based on the object/group type(s)
  • The primary server can now tolerate invalid/untrusted SSL certificates when communicating with a secondary server
  • Drill-downs to groups are not scoped to any alert timeframe by default
  • Non-administrative SCOM users (operators) can now expand an alert list ('Show all')

Bugs Addressed

  • Changing group members to different view modes (e.g. 'Tile') was not working
  • The user-created SLO values for the SLA plugin were not using the correct descriptive name
  • The SQL plugin was not automatically refreshing unless the dashboard was migrated from Squared Up 1.9.
  • The IFrame (web content) plugin was not refreshing when src was specified.
  • The KPI plugin required a 'zoom' setting to be specified before it would function. You must update to the latest version of the plugin to receive this fix

2.1.7

12/05/2015

Improvements

Bugs Addressed

  • 'View performance' was not appearing as expected under servers

2.1.6 Initial public release of 2.1

29/04/2015

Known Issues

  • The Visio plugin does not currently support test/development licences which are included with enterprise starter packs. Resolved in 2.1.7

Bugs Addressed

  • 'Assign to me' was not functioning when logging in with forms authentication
  • The place-holder text for 'additional comments' when enabling maintenance mode was not disappearing

2.0.13

20/04/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • 'Edit company knowledge' in pages other than alert views (e.g. under configure monitors) was not working properly

2.0.12

13/04/2015

Improvements

  • Completely redesigned activation screen, including easy key entry
  • Support for extended object criteria for group / scope (advanced)
  • Additional logging to help track slower SCOM calls
  • Maps: Some improvements for 'floating' icons in Chrome.

Bugs Addressed

  • List scope for alert section was unimplemented
  • Some links were causing unwanted switches from read-only to full-access mode
  • In anonymous access, certain page requests were consuming licenses
  • Menu items appearead in both 'More' and the main menu if links/IDs were uppercase
  • SLA plugin was not enforcing minimum width
  • After adding a section split, dragging a single section could cause multiple sections to be moved
  • Clearing text in scope was not clearing selection
  • Maps: Bottom of group list was inaccessible when too many subgroups were present in a group
  • Invalid sections leave other sections on the same dashboard inoperable
  • It is not possible to 'Enable maintenance mode' on mobile devices
  • Performance data range silently reverted to hourly even after choosing real-time
  • Alert and status scopes appear not to update after changes
  • 404 errors were errantly consuming licenses
  • Class search scope panel was returning null reference errors in some cases
  • The favourite star against performance metrics would disappear when toggled
  • Non-existent alert resolution states caused errors

2.0.11

25/03/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • An error is logged when attempting to un-publish a dashboard

2.0.10

11/03/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • Dashboards imported from v1.0 which use SQL and IFrame/web content plugins were not displaying any data
  • Default dashboards were being omitted from fresh installs
  • SQL plugin was not displaying results when refreshed workaround Edit the section and re-apply the settings to view dat

2.0.9

06/03/2015

Improvements

  • Automatic uninstallation of v1.0 from v2.0 configuration tool Automatic uninstallation
  • It is now possible to automatically apply permissions to all Squared Up directories - provided a user SID is known Setting app pool identity (applypermissions command)
  • Migration from version 1.0 will now automatically copy any Maps/ folder present in the previous version
  • All critical applications and assemblies (including plugins) are now digitally signed

Bugs Addressed

  • Prevent click after drag and drop in Firefox
  • The publishing panel was not closing automatically when switching to view mode
  • Sections can disappear when attempting to drag and drop elements when in View mode rather than Edit
  • Label/state/gauge of SLA plugin were not functioning after save
  • Pressing the tile button of a map section caused icons to move down by 10px under certain conditions

2.0.8

04/03/2015

Bugs Addressed

  • Under certain conditions, switching between live sites could create nonsensical of authentication settings
  • After migrating from version 1.9, Windows authentication may not be configured correctly
  • Differences in appearence of the navigation bar when comparing Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox

2.0.7

02/03/2015

Known Issues

  • After migrating from version 1.9, Windows authentication may not be configured correctly. Resolved in 2.0.8

Bugs Addressed

  • When using Windows authentication, data was not reliably loading until after the first 60 second refresh

2.0.6

27/02/2015

Known Issues

  • Data will not reliably load when using Windows authentication. Resolved in 2.0.7
  • After migrating from version 1.9, Windows authentication may not be configured correctly. Resolved in 2.0.8

Bugs Addressed

  • The styling for horizontal and vertical menus in the IFrame (Web Content) plugin have been restored
  • The performance plugin should no longer produce 'NO AVAILABLE DATA' when the timeframe is set to the last 12 hours
  • The Map plugin now respects the 'zoom' setting which was previously available in version 1

2.0.5 Initial public release of 2.0

26/02/2015

Known Issues

  • Data will not reliably load when using Windows authentication. Resolved in 2.0.7
  • After migrating from version 1.9, Windows authentication may not be configured correctly. Resolved in 2.0.8