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Winter '18 (7.11) Release Now Available

Blog Post created by Rich Green Employee on Jan 26, 2018

Sugar Winter '18 has been released and is now available for all of our Cloud (OD) customers. Winter '18 is the next step in our core Sugar quarterly feature delivery model, providing accelerated delivery of new innovations for our Cloud customers, as well as heightened levels of predictability for Sugar updates. You can also more about this process in the Fall '17 (7.10) release announcement.

 

Winter '18 will significantly benefit customers running in the Cloud environment. Our Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder, Clint Oram, highlights three of our most exciting features (brand new user interface, actionable drill through on reports, and the new Product Catalog dashlet), in the following video. More details on all of the exciting Winter '18 updates are explained further after the video.

 

Improved User Interface

  • Modern and sleek new design with updated colors and shapes appear throughout Sugar's Sidecar user interface.
  • Cosmetic changes, with layout change made to record previews in the intelligence pane which have a more usable layout and updated look and feel.
  • More detail on this, including important information for developers, can be found in this blog post from our Director of Developer Advocacy, Matt Marum: A new Sugar UX coming in Winter '18.

Actionable Drill-Through Charts

  • Users can now view and interact with Sugar data by simply clicking into a chart.
  • The following operations are now available when drilling through a report chart: Record Actions menu, Mass Actions menu, Favorite designation, Checkbox selection, and Refresh option.
  • More detail on this feature can be found in this blog post from our Director of Product Management (Relationship Intelligence, Reports and Insights), Deepak Deolalikar: Chart Drill Through in Winter ’18 Release.

Product Catalog Dashlet

  • Easily find and add products directly from the Product Catalog dashlet as you create and edit quote records.
  • Visual representation of all available products.
  • More detail on this dashlet can be found in this blog post from our Senior Product Manager for this feature, Drew McDaniel Coming in Winter '18: The New Product Catalog Dashlet.

Quotes

  • Winter '18 reintroduces the ability for users to create quote records via duplication.
  • The original quote's line items, groups, comments, and related account and opportunity data will carry over to the new quote.

Emails

  • Users who have configured an outgoing email account in Emails > Email Settings can use Sugar to forward archived email messages to recipients.
  • Explicitly related emails can be unlinked from the Emails subpanel of related records.
  • A filter has been added to the Emails list view to quickly find emails with attachments.

Saved Reports Chart Dashlet

  • The View Report option has been added to the Saved Reports Chart dashlet allowing users to access the originating report's detail view.

Advanced Workflow

  • Receive Message events can detect that a particular field has changed and, optionally, react according to the value it changes to or from. This functionality was previously exclusive to Start events.
This feature is only available in Enterprise and Ultimate Editions

 

This release also includes additional fixes to issues in previous releases of Sugar, detailed in the Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional Release Notes.

Developers: Please review the following items to learn more about changes that could affect integrations and custom development:

   

Please review our release notes for the new versions using the following links and the Knowledge Base article, "What to Expect When Upgrading to 7.11," to learn more about the new features available, as well as the variety of fixes to address bugs identified in prior releases:

 

Customers hosted in our On-Demand environment will receive further communication regarding their automatic upgrades shortly. Please visit the Supported Platforms page for a complete list of supported browsers and other platform information.

 

If you want to ensure you are up-to-date on all our latest releases, please click the ‘Follow’ button under the Releases space in the community.

   

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