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)
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.
20.4 includes the following improvements:
|FCF-8302||Timestamp in story modal should be right aligned||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8287||Merge research/classification-tidy||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8282||Use default colours for Classification and COI data labels||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8281||Make COI banner come before the date separator||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8278||Add user prompts to the multiparty configuration flows||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8263||Message input should not disappear when a Community of Interest is not selected||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8223||Fix and tweak styling||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8136||Remove all configuration versions before 16.4||Management Center|
|FCF-7848||Add additional keyboard shortcuts for jumping between conversations||MindLink Anywhere|
20.4 includes the following bug fixes:
|FCF-8255||attribute-based access control tab shown on MLM/API but checkbox doesn't check||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8236||Logon hangs when application classification banner invalid||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8224||Do not use tables in contact card||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8222||Skin tone emojis aren't returned in emoji picker search if a skin tone is set||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8221||close conversation x appears smaller than other icons||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8220||Story view with long usernames creates side-scroll beyond expected limit||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8219||Alert story title is blue when "Show important messages using red text " is enabled||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8218||Don't show 'active conversations' section above the dock while IM is disabled||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8203||Logging in after removing a group member, when the group is in their preferences throws unhandled exception||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8201||No audio device detected modal has a vertical scroll on IE11||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8195||Groups and Contacts label too close to dock Icons||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8185||The active conversations should be filtered when performing dock search||MindLink Anywhere|
|FCF-8174||Escalating multiparty when private chat still establishing fails to create multiparty||MindLink Anywhere|
Audio calling between the MindLink client and the Skype Mobile app is currently not supported