Release 20.4

New Features:#

Multiparty Classification and COI labelling
The Classification and Community of Interest functionality that has been introduced into IM conversations throughout the previous few releases has now been added into the Multiparty workflow, too.

Multiparty creation will provide an interface to configure the maximum classifications attributes and/or a fixed community, determining which users are available for invite and to which level of clearance the multiparty is set up for.

Ethical Wall policies will, if enabled, enforce which users can and cannot be invited. A user will only be shown other users with which they can communicate. If two of those users cannot interact then MindLink ensures they cannot be invited. Edge-cases with invites to users on Skype, who are blocked by the Ethical Wall policy for one or more MLA users, result is a failsafe action by MindLink to remove the incompatible MLA user(s)

Classification Improvements
Further improvements have been made to the classification system. Error handling has been improved in both the client and admin experience. We have also refined the configuration system.

MindLink Anywhere UX Improvements The User Profile interface has been enhanced, incorporating Presence, User's own contact card, Preference settings, Help and Manage Groups icons if enabled and log out. Building on the former menu's presence, contact card and log out button, the other icons from the header have been nested within along with the settings.

The settings interface has been upgraded from a single preference list to a tabbed window of categorised preferences. General settings, Dock preferences, Conversation preferences and Notification settings.

Additionally, a general UX refresh over the MLA app has introduced a range of subtle changes to improve consistency and quality, including whitespace and alignment.


Added Features / Support#

With 20.4 MindLink Officially Supports Microsoft's new, Chromium-based Edge Browser.


Dropped Features / support#

20.4 is the FINAL version to officially support Internet Explorer 10.


Improvements#

20.4 includes the following improvements:

IDDetailsProduct
FCF-8302Timestamp in story modal should be right alignedMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8287Merge research/classification-tidyMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8282Use default colours for Classification and COI data labelsMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8281Make COI banner come before the date separatorMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8278Add user prompts to the multiparty configuration flowsMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8263Message input should not disappear when a Community of Interest is not selectedMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8223Fix and tweak stylingMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8136Remove all configuration versions before 16.4Management Center
FCF-7848Add additional keyboard shortcuts for jumping between conversationsMindLink Anywhere

Bug Fixes#

20.4 includes the following bug fixes:

IDDetailsProduct
FCF-8255attribute-based access control tab shown on MLM/API but checkbox doesn't checkMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8236Logon hangs when application classification banner invalidMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8224Do not use tables in contact cardMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8222Skin tone emojis aren't returned in emoji picker search if a skin tone is setMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8221close conversation x appears smaller than other iconsMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8220Story view with long usernames creates side-scroll beyond expected limitMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8219Alert story title is blue when "Show important messages using red text " is enabledMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8218Don't show 'active conversations' section above the dock while IM is disabledMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8203Logging in after removing a group member, when the group is in their preferences throws unhandled exceptionMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8201No audio device detected modal has a vertical scroll on IE11MindLink Anywhere
FCF-8195Groups and Contacts label too close to dock IconsMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8185The active conversations should be filtered when performing dock searchMindLink Anywhere
FCF-8174Escalating multiparty when private chat still establishing fails to create multipartyMindLink Anywhere

Known limitations#

Audio calling between the MindLink client and the Skype Mobile app is currently not supported