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For current release notes, see What's New in Series25.



  • 01/07/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • New ability to enter a relative start and end date when scheduling reports
    • Added data input validation for scheduled report dates
    • Fixed issue where CC field could display incorrect recipients when managing previously set up scheduled reports
    • Added additional information to home screen "Report Tips" link advising users to turn off pop-up blocking in browsers
    • Accessibility improvements for screen readers
  • 12/22/2020 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Added a new area to configure security group preferences, starting with the event form settings previously available in the Configuration Utility
    • Improved messages in edge cases where user does not have sufficient permissions
    • Added permissions related to upcoming 25Live Pro functionality (expected in January 2021):
      • Managing locked objects
      • Setting contract language for reports
  • 12/17/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added a count of matching events/locations/resources/organizations to the top of search result lists
    • Ensured that dates appear in column headers when viewing Weekly Availability for locations
    • Added the ability to filter by weekday when viewing Daily Availability for locations
    • Ordered reports alphabetically in the More Actions menu of an event
    • Adjusted styling in several tables throughout the application for visual consistency
  • 12/17/2020 - X25:
    • Dramatically improved the speed of exporting data from the 25Live Administration Utility for X25
    • Exported data is no longer stored in .zip files; you can enter any name you wish in the Export File Destination box without specifying a full file path
  • 12/17/2020 - 25Live Reports:
    • Addressed an issue with recipients not being added correctly to scheduled reports
    • Ensured ampersands (&) display correctly in scheduled report emails
    • Other UX improvements and touchups to scheduled report management
  • 12/14/2020 - Google Calendar Integration:
    • Added the ability to add new calendars to a service account when checking sync settings, rather than just choosing from existing ones
  • 12/11/2020 - X25:
    • Improved performance for report calculations
  • 12/10/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added enforcement of a location assignment window for locations that require advanced notice to request (set up within the Series25 Group Administration tool)
    • New ability to restrict targeted Event Email Templates from specific security groups in Series25 Group Administration while still allowing those users to email event details
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • When copying an event with canceled occurrences, all individual occurrences will copy as active
      • Error messages now display additional information for WebServices actions
      • Fixed issue where default layout setup and takedown times couldn't be removed
      • Event Emails now support inclusion of event descriptions in the body of the email with multiple paragraph line breaks
      • Addressed problem with locations being removed in Express Scheduling after a time was entered and availability refreshed
      • Ensured the new custom pricing sets feature is not available for Draft events
      • Resolved issue when starting a saved search name with "temp_"
      • Prevented Sign In dialogue from appearing in error for embedded content that does not require an additional login
      • Completed changes to ensure location conflicts appear in the Event Form when multiple users may be creating requests simultaneously
      • Ensured inactive location layouts will not appear for users without appropriate permissions
      • Made style adjustments to improve the display of location layout text in narrow browser views
      • Improved accessibility with focus on dialogue boxes and modal displays
  • 12/10/2020 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Administrators can now configure assignment windows, which give users different assignment policy for events requested within a few days of the event date
  • 12/08/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
  • 12/07/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Users will now automatically authenticate to LYNX when clicking a link from the More menu in 25Live Pro
    • The LYNX user interface has been updated with fonts and styles to visually match 25Live Pro more closely
  • 12/03/2020 - 25Live Reports:
    • New Reports Administration area with the ability to manage scheduled reports (view, create, copy, activate, inactivate, delete)
    • Error messages now display in an easy to read compact area
  • 11/30/2020 - 25Live Reports:
    • Release of new standard reports, "Event Listing - CSV" and "Location Blackouts - Excel." For details about the reports, please see the 25Live Standard Reports Reference or open 25Live Reports to search for the report names.
  • 11/24/2020 - X25: 
    • Performance improvements in several reports
  • 11/23/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Assignments imported from LYNX now respect the "always shared" setting on 25Live locations.
  • 11/19/2020 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users are now allowed to use the Group Administration tool if they have permission to edit members of a group, even if they can't change security settings
  • 11/19/2020 - X25 Analytics: 
    • New reports:
    • New method of selecting reports (click the menu in the navigation breadcrumbs)
    • Report display options are now collapsible
    • Improvements to the Tables page:
      • An additional mode to view location data
      • Additional grouping options that can be applied to snapshots and filtered snapshots
      • Clicking a group name links to an expanded table with more details about all events/locations in the group
      • Color-coded guides for events indicating how well their assignments match partition and location feature preferences
    • New setup options on the Admin tab:
      • Parameter defaults configures default filter options for all snapshots
      • Breakpoint lists lets you create standard sets of groupings for enrollment and capacity to be used across many reports
    • New chart added to Metrics page: "Top Buildings"
    • Added a "Send Feedback" button to the top of the page for email suggestions/comments
  • 11/19/2020 - X25:
    • Verified correct shading and coloration of "preference match" cells in data table view
    • Ensured that Monday appears at the start of the week in Schedule Distribution reports
  • 11/16/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Updated for Workday Web Services v35.0
  • 11/12/2020 - 25Live Reports:
    • Improved speed when loading contact lists, and starred contacts now load first
    • Added error messaging for users with their browser's time zone set differently from the application preference
    • Better contrast in submenus for accessibility
  • 11/11/2020 - X25: 
    • Performance improvements in several reports
  • 11/10/2020 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Improved sort order for rule-based custom attributes in the 25Live Event Form service
    • Better handling of the feature that allows a viewer seat (or guest) user to view calendars with the "Show Blackouts" option checked
    • Added service to search report schedules by keyword
    • Ensured pricing formulas accept lower cased object words, such as "quantity"
    • Improved session expiration service
    • Fixed issue with exception descriptions not showing in some security group data calls
    • Resolved error in mail services
    • Improved pagination performance when returning report results
  • 11/10/2020 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Removed the ability to turn Object Level Security (OLS) on or off, enforcing best practices of always having it on
  • 11/03/2020 - X25: 
    • Performance improvements
  • 11/03/2020 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Ensured a user without sufficient permission can log out to sign in with a different user
    • Fixed loading issue when choosing a group then using the Configure > Edit Security option
    • Clarified information modal
  • 11/02/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • For locations with effective dating in Campus Solutions, ensured that LYNX pulls the record with the latest effective date less than or equal to the current date (in active status)
  • 10/29/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • The Express Scheduling form can now be embedded in campus and community websites, and you can display availability for Express Scheduling locations
    • New Custom Pricing Sets feature allows users to select specific reservations to bill per event then save and independently invoice custom billing sets
    • Expanded use of Express Scheduling throughout the application, including from calendar and availability views
    • Added new pre-defined search option for "Your Express Locations" that searches locations set up for the feature
    • New ability to share searches by security group for users with appropriate permissions
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Added the requestor column in the list view for event search results (added based on customer request; Join in using the Series25 Feature Upvote site)
      • Refinements when viewing and saving Master Definitions in System Settings
      • Added the ability to edit Notification Policy for the "Other" type of Requirements Master Definitions
      • Improved mobile display when searching for locations
      • Additional accessibility improvements for screen readers
      • Upgraded more background services to updated code base
  • 10/29/2020 - 25Live Reports:
    • Better usability when searching for reports with options to use pointer or keyboard navigation to choose from populated results
    • Improved experience when scheduling reports being emailed to multiple recipients
    • Upgraded database management
  • 10/28/2020 - X25:
    • Migrated background services for improved speed and performance when managing parameter sets.
  • 10/28/2020 - 25Live Publisher:
    • Resolved issue so that images can now be added
    • Fixed error that occurred when published calendar address entered by publisher was invalid
  • 10/28/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • When "Cleaning Up" 25Live, added the ability to remove events in 25Live which correspond to deleted sections in the SIS
  • 10/27/2020 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Fixed issue that caused some reports to fail or not format as expected
    • Resolved intermittent error when copying security groups
    • Upgraded SSO authentication methods for the upcoming series25.com URL
    • Upgraded background email messaging service
  • 10/22/2020 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Username is now displayed in contact search results when editing group members
    • Newly added users are now displayed in a separate table when editing group members
    • Updated style in menu to more closely match 25Live Pro
    • Ensured that all selected groups are updated when clicking "Change All"
  • 10/20/2020 - X25 Analytics:
    • Added the ability to define Filter Sets which filter snapshot data for reports, treemaps, and other metrics
    • Improved the breadcrumbs at the top of each page with parameter set selection
    • Created a new auto-generated Optimizer list option: all events assigned to locations in a pre-existing list
    • Added a "Room" column to the Lists page to show which location an event is assigned
    • Resolved issues with duplicated search names in the drop-down when creating a snapshot
  • 10/19/2020 - X25:
    • Migrated background services for improved speed and performance when managing users or authenticating.
  • 10/15/2020 - 25Live Reports:
    • Resolved issue with recovery after an invalidly entered email address
    • Ensured warning messages are cleared on time and appropriate error messages display for failed reports
    • Improved reports using a scheduled run time
    • Better error message to alert users if they are choosing a time in the past
  • 10/15/2020 - Series25 Import Tool:
    • Invalid characters in object names now correctly trigger validation warnings when uploading a spreadsheet
    • Categories applied to the wrong object type no longer pass validation
  • 10/14/2020 - 25Live Configuration Utility:
    • Removed link to former BPE functionality in favor of using Event Emails in 25Live Pro
    • Changed Event Wizard references to Event Form
    • Fixed issue with saving User Defaults in the Applications tab
  • 10/13/2020 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Increased the date range for reservations visible on the Remove Pending Location Reservations page

    • If an organization is primary on a folder, copying the folder now correctly sets the organization as primary on the copy
    • Addressed an issue preventing users from editing Max Duration Time for Express Scheduling on multiple locations at once
    • Addressed an issue of broken links when navigating to a different page while opening the "view details" modal for master definitions

  • 10/09/2020 - Series25 Import Tool:
    • Resolved issue uploading organizations through spreadsheet
  • 10/09/2020 - 25Live Pro: 
    • Patch to ensure users can create new master definitions, fix an issue with task item loading from calendar views, and code updates
  • 10/08/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Master definitions can now be configured in the System Settings section by users with appropriate permissions
    • New standard report, "Location Features" (also available in 25Live Reports), provides a cross-tab view of locations with the features assigned to each and the feature quantity also displayed (optimized for Microsoft Excel)
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Made sure only users with proper permissions can override blackouts 
      • Added ability for administrators to remove the link to 25Live Scheduling in the More menu by using a new setting in the Series25 Group Administration tool
      • Ensured you can select an existing image for use in Event Form custom attribute
      • Adjusted security related to entering and saving description text in the Event Form to alleviate errors
      • Resolved issue that allowed users to save Express Scheduling events with a location conflict
      • Fixed graphic used to display the event time span in the Occurrences view of Event Details
      • Addressed error with saving manual email templates containing carriage returns in the Confirmation Text field
      • Removed display of contact roles from the Event Form that were outside the abridged master definition list
      • Corrected display of discrete options for custom attributes in the Event Form
      • Ensured the Welcome Message displays correctly when users authenticate using Single Sign-On methods
      • Added alert to inform users that the Internet Explorer browser is no longer officially supported in 25Live Pro (use of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox is recommended on PC)
      • Accessibility improvements for keyboard navigation when selecting checkboxes and closing menus
      • Continued improvements to the beta feature for "dark mode" display
      • Migrated more background services to a newer codebase
  • 10/08/2020 - 25Live Reports: 
    • New standard report, "Location Features" (also available in 25Live Pro), provides a cross-tab view of locations with the features assigned to each and the feature quantity also displayed (optimized for Microsoft Excel)
    • Added "Always Shared" status to the "Location Definitions" and "Location Listings" standard reports
    • A user count per group data point was added to the "User List by Security Group" standard report
    • Excel reports now have italics style options available
  • 10/08/2020 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Added a permission to control whether a group is allowed to use 25Live Scheduling (can be used to help transition users to 25Live Pro)
    • Addressed an issue where changes to a security group name would not be saved if you edited a permission at the same time
    • Ensured that all permissions which depend on other permissions are downgraded if the prerequisite is set to "No"
  • 10/06/2020 - X25:
    • Addressed a problem with exporting snapshot data when two buildings have the same spelling but different capitalization
    • Miscellaneous back-end upgrades to support code migration
  • 10/01/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • When setting shared locations, you can now search for locations with '&' in the name
    • Corrected an issue for Campus Solutions schools where locations in the SIS were treated as active even if the latest effective date was inactive
  • 10/01/2020 - 25Live Reports:
    • Reports that take extra time to process will now show an alert to assure the user the report will be emailed to the specified recipient
    • Additional improvements to error messaging
  • Week of 09/28/2020 - Series25 Utilities and Services Updates:
    • 25Live Administration Utility
      • Addressed an issue preventing users from configuring functional security settings for Meeting Pattern Lists (09/28)
      • Resolved an error that appeared when saving changes to notification policy on multiple locations at once (09/28)
      • Ensured email notification settings properly save when updated (09/29)
    • Series25 Data Import Tool
    • Series25 Background Services and WebServices API
      • The last modified date is now returned with other data when calling rates.xml using the Series25 WebServices API (10/02)
      • Ensured apostrophes in the names of security groups do not cause error (10/02)
  • 09/24/2020 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • When editing an existing 25Live security group for the first time in Group Administration, if the rights of the group aren't currently set to at least the minimum required, they are automatically set to the minimum
    • Option statements for Reports Tool and X25 Analytics access have been added
    • Option statements 1.0 and 2.0 have been updated to "Read ONLY User Group" and "Create and Edit Events" respectively 
    • A new "Tools Access" tab has been added
    • The security member group list now loads faster
  • 09/24/2020 - X25 Analytics:
    • System administration permissions are no longer required to use the application; access is now controlled by the same permission needed to generate snapshot exports for X25 in the Administration Utility
    • Added a Passing Times Traffic Report to show student traffic during class passing times within individual buildings
    • Added an Optimizer Transforms page on the left-hand side, allowing a user to view all Optimizer lists, edit their transformations, and manage overlaps between lists
    • Updated security for internal service access
  • Week of 09/21/2020 - Series25 Utilities and Services Updates: 
    • Series25 Data Import Tool 
      • Adjusted success message after import to avoid confusion about the number of records updated
    • Series25 Background Services
      • Added new Functional Security rights for:
      • Ensured correct event times always appear in generated .ics calendar files when subscribing to an event in 25Live Pro
      • Fixed issue that caused .ics files generated via Series25 WebServices to not import properly in Outlook
      • Improvements to background service data calls to include contextual information, user authentication method, and improvements when requesting notification policy information for large numbers of locations and/or resources
      • Resolved issue with deleting security groups via services
      • Improved service for downloading linked attachments from an event before saving
      • Updated background service for sending emails
      • Fixed internal server error that showed up in some instances after a service update
      • Updated security for internal service access
    • 25Live Administration and Configuration Utilities
      • Fixed error when copying the (-1) system administrator security group
      • Addressed issue in the 25Live Administration Utility where a contact name did not display in the signed-in users list if the contact record did not contain the first name
      • Restored display of Organizations, Categories, and Constraints sections on folders and cabinets in the 25Live Administration Utility
      • Ensured searches that contain special characters (such as ñ) return results (first reported within Admin contact record searches)
      • Fixed issue in the Administration Utility where characters in search terms that didn't parse correctly prevented event search results from displaying
      • Addressed empty display of security rights that sometimes occurred in the Administration Utility
      • Made changes to resolve an issue with Administration Utility event folders that didn't properly copy to a newly created cabinet under certain circumstances
      • Resolved missing character in code that prevented editing of Organization categories in the Administration Utility
  • 09/17/2020 - 25Live Administration and Configuration Utilities:
    • Refined Functional Security and Object Security descriptions in the Administration Utility to match the behavior in other tools
    • Fixed issue with saving resource stock totals in the Administration Utility when start and/or end dates overlapped
    • Added additional information about which objects and searches use each master list item in the Administration Utility
    • Corrected loading issue when editing items under Manage Event Type Hierarchy in the Administration Utility
    • Updated labels in the Administration Utility to read as allowing users to upload images larger than 5 Mb
    • Added link to 25Live Pro from both the Administration and Configuration utilities
    • Removed erroneous display of a WebServices login request within the Configuration Utility
  • 09/17/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • A new, quick contact search option is now available with the ability to search by both names and email addresses (to be expanded in a future release)
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • The daily availability view for locations now correctly displays all applicable blackouts
      • Fixed inability to add or remove resources and other objects from Event Form rules after the initial save
      • Resolved issue where switching between Event Form scenarios incorrectly displayed some information
      • Migration of background services to an updated codebase for better performance
      • Continued refinement of the "dark mode" beta feature
      • Better internal test automation to ensure early warning for some application issues
      • Additional accessibility improvements, including more useful tab order for keyboard navigation, additional labels associated with input fields, better encoding of buttons for keyboard navigation, and improved color contrast in some elements
      • Style improvements across the application
  • 09/17/2020 - 25Live Reports (beta):
    • Further work on the convenient, new 25Live Reports tool that will allow even faster access to run users' favorite reports and integrated custom reports, including:
      • Improved readability and accessibility of error messages
      • Additional accessibility improvements across the application
      • Better interoperability of the new Reports tool with custom reports
    • Four new standard reports (available through 25Live Pro as well) that provide Excel templates for the Series25 Import Tool
  • 09/10/2020- Series25 Background Services:
    • The Series25 WebServices API rates.xml call now supports "scope=Extended". See rates.xml and taxes.xml documentation pages (Customer Resources login required)
    • Addressed incorrect URL in r25.xml WebServices call often used for testing
    • Ensured the preference.xml WebServices call always updates timezone settings
    • Migrated more services to new, improved codebase
  • 09/10/2020 - Event Import Web Service (events.csv)
    • The import now supports multi-profile/segmented events. "PROFILE_ID" and "PROFILE_NAME" fields were added to the CSV file template and the "BOUND_EVENT_ID" field was renamed to "BOUND_PROFILE_ID  to accommodate this enhancement.
    • The import will continue to support CSV files that don't contain the above mentioned fields.
  • 09/04/2020 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Fixed bug regarding error sheets that have custom columns
    • Fixed importing multiple long text custom attributes
  • 08/31/2020 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Added "Default Layout" column to locations spreadsheet
    • Fixed bug regarding error sheets not including all rows
  • 08/28/2020 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Fixed bug preventing organization uploads
  • 08/27/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Features and Functionality
      • Ability to delete event email scenarios and templates has been added
      • Event email template creation is now independent of scenarios
      • New event email template variables for event text (comments, internal notes, and event description) have been added
      • Better visibility is now available for email event contact options
      • Event emails now include all segment data of the event
      • A new "Silent Save" option in form settings has been added. When set to "on," users can choose to save an event or event segment without triggering emails
      • Groups Administration, the new 25Live Reports tool, the Series25 LYNX Interface, X25 Analytics, Admin, the Import Utility, and the 25Live Configuration Utility have been added to the "Go to Tool" section of the More menu based on user permissions
      • A new Functional Security setting has been added to limit access to advanced searching
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • The "More Options" section of search has been refactored for better visibility
      • Ensured that all dates are included in weekly repeating patterns regardless of the final occurrence date
      • Improved the ability to select patterns in calendar date pickers
      • Express Scheduling date selection have been improved to ignore the Configuration Utility Earliest or Latest Day Buffer setting when appropriate
      • Accessibility improvements
      • Additional mobile and dark mode improvements
  • 08/26/2020 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Error highlighting now only includes sub-object rows rather than all rows for object
  • 08/25/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Import messages now show the meeting day and time of classes/events that were not placed in a given location because a different event was already assigned the location as well as a link to the conflicting event in 25Live Pro
    • Improved the functionality when importing locations with building codes but no room codes
  • 08/24/2020 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Symmetric/opposite location relationships are now automatically created when only one side is specified
    • Existing layout capacities are now adjusted when the max capacity has been lowered
    • Duplicates in the 25Live Users sheet are now flagged as an error
    • Existing location features now get their quantities updated rather than ignored
  • 08/20/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Fixed display issue that appeared to save some event rules as private
    • Corrected character issue with ampersands that prevented viewing the source code using the Tools menu in the Event Description
    • Improved position and display of the "Create an Event" button on the Home Dashboard when the Express Scheduling section is not present on mobile width views
    • Additional mobile view improvements to prevent overlapping controls and links
    • Decreased load times for embedded content
    • Resolved differing authentication behavior among separate SSO instances
    • Event email scenarios can now have more than 100 locations added to the criteria
    • Addressed display and performance issues in the Firefox browser
  • 08/20/2020 - X25 Analytics:
    • Optimizer lists can be automatically generated based on commonly needed criteria such as enrollment or capacity breakpoints, reducing the legwork of setting up simulation runs
    • Usability of the Optimizer Lists page is greatly improved, including the ability to sort based on meeting times and patterns
    • Snapshots can be copied, retaining all details of the original
    • More sorting options are available on the interactive Schedule Distribution Report
    • Location open and close hours are now included in the data captured by a snapshot.


  • 08/19/2020 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Fixed bug preventing locations with custom columns from being loaded
  • 08/18/2020 - Series25 Tools and Utilities:
  • 08/06/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Features and Functionality
      • A new, optional "dark mode" visual style is available for beta testers to change the background color and themed elements
      • The Default Capacity field is now primarily displayed in Event Form location search results and can be used when enforcing headcount (useful when searching for socially distanced layouts and locations)
      • Administrators can activate and deactivate unused custom attributes in the 25Live Pro System Settings to exclude them from searches
      • Blackout Management settings now include an option to have the time period span midnight
      • Users can now change the pricing rate group for the entire event rather than editing each item, and background pricing services were also updated
      • A new contact information page is available to view contact details, a list of events associated with the contact by role, a calendar of events associated with the contact by role, and the audit trail for the contact
      • Administrators can now edit any event (with proper permissions), regardless of which Event States their group configuration allows them to create
      • Added new ability to remove contacts from an event after edits cause them to no longer be needed
      • Embedded Content Updates
        • New ability to embed "Availability (weekly)" views in web pages for locations
        • Expanded ability to allow event creation from embedded calendars and availability grids
        • Administrators now have the option to require user login when using embedded content
        • Added new option to embed calendar or availability content for a single object rather than only by creating a search
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Mobile users will no longer be automatically redirected to 25Live Scheduling
      • Fixed issue where searches didn't save correctly if specific special characters were present in the search name
      • Addressed page and form load times when opening an event or other in-application link in a new browser tab
      • Resolved problem with emailing event details where the last line of the email body was sometimes omitted
      • Fixed occasional failure to cancel an assigned resource when an event is canceled
      • Made changes to ensure that when an event with multiple segments is canceled then made active again, all the associated event segments also become active
      • Events with multiple segments are now ensured to confirm all assignments when the Event State is changed from Draft/Tentative to Confirmed
      • Events will no longer allow "private" in the title, and all event names across 25Live Pro are now properly linked
      • Adjusted name of event email template variable, "pro.vars. requestorEmail"
      • Removed function that kept the assigned location on an event after it was removed from a bound event relationship set
  • 08/03/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Patch to fix the following in the Banner version:
      • Setting up search criteria based on "specific location ID" when creating a location import extract set now yields locations to search from and choose
  • 07/30/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface (Release 1.7.6):
    • LYNX now provides the ability to manually initiate the import of SIS locations that meet specified extract set criteria into 25Live. If a selected location does not already exist in 25Live, it is created automatically on import with basic data – short name, long name, and maximum capacity. If a selected SIS location already exists in 25Live, it is not imported.

    • The "Smart Binding" Events configuration setting has been renamed to "Ignore Non-Overlapping Meeting Patterns in Bound Groups" for clarification purposes.
    • The "Extract Sets" menu options in the Import to 25Live and Export to SIS menus have been changed to "Section Import" and "Section Export."
  • 07/28/2020 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Migrated more services to a new, improved codebase
  • 07/28/2020 - X25 Analytics:
    • Addressed an issue where a user might have needed to clear the browser cache to see new updates
  • 07/27/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Multiple improvements to the Event Form include:
      • Better enforcement of security rights to ensure users without the permission to create shared locations cannot create shared location assignments
      • More efficient data refresh for edited location layouts after making changes than using the "Edit Occurrences (All)" link
      • Added warning to alert users if they are trying to create an event with a start date before today's date
      • New security group setting can be used to allow users to cancel a location or resource request
      • Fixed issue with data refresh and repeated results when narrowing a search for locations in the Event Form using keywords
    • Express Scheduling will now match the location's set duration for the feature from the 25Live Administration Utility
    • Event Emails set up in 25Live Pro will now also trigger in the 25Live Scheduling Event Form and Express Scheduling
  • 07/23/2020 - X25 Analytics:
  • 07/16/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added new "pre" variables to Event Email templates for displaying information from an event prior to edit (for example, information from the previous state of an event before saving it as canceled)
    • New requirement target added to Event Rules based on selected criteria, with the new target type able to be used whether or not the requirements section is in the active event configuration
    • Added warning about upcoming deprecation of official support for Microsoft Internet Explorer in favor of the current Microsoft Edge browser
    • Files with a ".msg" extension are now accepted in the "Attached Files" section of the Event Form
    • Improved behavior of embedded Event Forms for better performance when a user is blocking third-party cookies in the browser
    • Ensured Event Form settings save correctly in every circumstance
    • Fixed Firefox issue with the Event Form
    • Changed style of textarea in Event Form Requirements section to alleviate issues while preserving the ability to add line breaks
    • Style improvements in the Contact Details view
  • 07/15/2020 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Fixed issue with consistency of date formats when creating tax schedules
  • 07/14/2020 - 07/16/2020 - Series25 Background Services:‌
    • Migrated background services to newer code base
  • 07/13/2020 - 25Live Publisher:
    • Updated with new look and revisions to some button labels
    • Faster calendar switching when managing calendars
    • Improved date pickers
    • Better mobile device performance
  • 07/09/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Version 1.2.1 of the LYNX-APP is now available (LYNX release 1.7.5)
  • 07/07/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added new options for the Target Type in Event Form Settings > Rule Settings, "Alert User" and "Notify User"
    • If your institution has not set up Express Scheduling, the arrangement of the "Create an Event" home dashboard widget can still be customized
    • Line breaks and other rich text functions are now available for Event requirements in the Event Form and in Event Details
    • Ensured additional time for events always displays correctly in Location Details Availability (Daily) grid
    • Restored display of "Pricing Date" in the Event Details Pricing section
  • 07/07/2020 - Series25 Optimizer and 25Live Configuration Utility:
    • Optimizer
      • Fixed issue where selecting 2 or more courses under certain circumstances resulted in an error that items were impossible to place
    • Configuration Utility
  • 06/26/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Restored missing middle position in the Search toggle between Quick Search and Advanced
    • Fixed issue with Event Save Email previews
  • 06/25/2020 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Made changes to ensure the layout capacity is updated when the maximum capacity is updated for a location
    • Restored missing Functional Security right for Contacts to the Searches and Master Definitions sections
    • Improved help topics are now available outside the application as well as from within
  • 06/25/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added "More Actions" choice to the Audit Trail view in Event Details
    • Enabled right-click options when typing and editing the Event Description in the Event Form
    • Allowed searching for events with a zero (0) value for both the Expected and Registered Headcount
    • Ensured security permissions are enforced when editing contact information
    • Fixed issue with "Rule Settings" menu in an individual instance
    • Linked to the new X25 Analytics to be released soon
    • Improved accessibility of discernible information on icons for collapsed sections on the Event Form and Home Dashboard
    • Added better hover effects for buttons across the application as well as styling and accessibility of items on hover and focus
    • Upgraded background code base
  • 06/18/2020 - X25:
    • The Models tab now appropriately displays when attempting to work with a model based on a previously deleted snapshot
    • Update Calcs now works when signed in with the service25 account
  • 06/16/2020 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Improved reliability of weekly scheduled reports across time zones
    • Added new email messaging background service for use in reports
    • Improved internal testing services for development
    • Changes to prepare for the upcoming series25.com URL use
  • 06/11/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • The Event Form will now display a warning if the selected layout capacity has been exceeded (as opposed to the maximum capacity)
    • Fixed issue where links in event descriptions were broken if they lacked a proper prefix
    • Resolved intermittent save error with Express Scheduling events
    • Made changes to confirm the "Welcome Message" is always displayed when set
    • Restored display of a missing location custom attribute
    • Added better focus indication to elements on the home Dashboard with collapsing sections
    • Accessibility improvements include ensuring task search results are in a proper tab sequence and making buttons (such as the Clear button for multi-select search boxes) keyboard accessible
  • 06/09/2020 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Event reference number has been added to locked items search results

    • Notification policies for newly created locations are no longer dropped

    • When changing the vCal Processing option of a class, the save is now properly committed to the database

    • Temporary searches and keyword nested searches are now appropriately filtered out

    • Error messaging has been improved when activation/deactivation of a report schedule fails

    • Error messaging has been improved when attempting to add a security group with the same name as an existing group

  • 06/04/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Features and Functionality
      • The Event Form can now suggest and/or automatically add resources based on selected location(s) and other criteria in rules
      • Expanded reporting in the event audit trail that now also displays location, resource, and organization changes
      • New ability to manually sort the order in which custom attributes appear on the Event Form, enhancing use of nested attributes/questions
      • Added option to view requested location and resource reservations on availability grids (displayed with a unique pattern)
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • The Event Form will now automatically toggle (or “check”) an event custom attribute as completed when its text field has been completed
      • Fine-tuned recently release functionality allowing users to create conditional rules for displaying custom attributes in the Event Form to more strictly follow security permissions when displaying resources
      • Added new method to reset when attempting to manage related events but the search returns no results
      • Fixed issue where users without appropriate permissions could open the Event Form for blacked-out date/location combinations
      • Enlarged the editing space for better usability when creating templates for Event Save Email scenarios
      • Better feedback is given in the UI when deleting a search unsuccessfully
      • Adjusted “Max: Unlimited” label in the Event Form for better clarity
      • Improved display of location layout images for smaller screens/mobile devices and narrow, Chrome browser windows
      • Created a new landing page for mobile devices to better display selected Home Dashboard elements
      • Additional user interface and accessibility improvements
  • 05/28/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface (Release 1.7.4):
    • Course Number and Section Number can now be used as extract set criteria. To use them, you specify either "starts with" or "ends with." For example, if the criterion is "course number starts with 40," the extract set will include MATH 400 and CHEM 401, but not MATH 410 or CHEM 104
    • The Head Count Multiplier configuration setting now applies to both sections and exams, and has been extended to provide automated adjustment of both expected and registered head counts. This is useful for requiring the Schedule25 Optimizer to place classes in larger rooms to accommodate social distancing
    • Campus Codes can now be appended to the names of Primary Organizations
    • The readability of import and export messages downloaded in Excel format has been improved
  • 05/27/2020 - Schedule25 Optimizer:
    • New run options have been added. You can now select from these three:
      • Best Utilization (default) - directs the Optimizer to optimize for utilization
      • Better Placement (lower utilization) - directs the Optimizer to optimize for placement count at the expense of some utilization (on average)
      • Best Placement (lower utilization/partition preference) - directs the Optimizer to optimize for placement count at the expense of utilization and preference match
    • The Placement Results XML report now includes start/end times and meeting days
  • 05/18/2020 - 25Live Reports:
    • All available X25 location attributes have been added to the "Location Listing - Excel" report to help with COVID-19 related planning, including Building and Floor Number
  • 05/14/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Features
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Event segments are now displayed in alphabetical order in the Event Form dropdown choice
      • Improved saving for date templates with ad-hoc repeat meeting patterns in the new academic availability check feature on the Home Dashboard
      • Ensured pending requests display correctly in the Weekly Availability view for locations
      • Fixed problem in the Safari browser that prevented copying of all events in a related set
      • Some instances were displayed the sign in or guest options after user login, which is now fixed
      • Upon successfully sharing a search, the display modal will close for better indication of action completion
      • Resolved reports generating multiple output files or not downloading automatically in some browsers
      • Fixed issue where the Event Form sometimes displayed the Default Scheduler contact when the configured to show the Location Scheduler
      • Improved error handling, error message display, and overall styling
  • 05/12/2020 - Schedule25 Optimizer:
    • Improved how the Optimizer responds when the saved search specified for a run has been deleted by a user
    • Ensured searches that are saved, edited, then saved again, behave properly when used in the Optimizer
    • Resolved issue where the Optimizer did not always include preferences of all types when preparing a run
    • Better error presentation if the start and end times are erroneously entered in reverse
    • Addressed inconsistencies presented when viewing availability after all placements are accepted
    • Custom attributes created in the Series25 LYNX Interface will no longer cause Optimizer event search errors
    • Fixed issue where encountering an error caused the Optimizer prepare step to run without completion
    • Made progress indicator displayed during Optimizer run time update more precisely
    • Resolved issue with incomplete location assignments for large event sets
    • Migrated Optimizer code bases to newer platform and updated naming conventions
  • 05/07/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • In addition to system warnings and errors, any patches and database updates to the LYNX schema (which happens rarely) will now be sent to the email addresses specified in the LYNX Notification Email Recipients configuration setting.
    • Campus Solutions only: If the Filter Data by Institution Codes configuration setting is set to "Yes," all data visible in the LYNX user interface will now be filtered according to this configuration. 
  • 05/06/2020 - 25Live Scheduling: 
    • Added convenient link in the main menu from Scheduling to 25Live Pro
  • 04/28/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Schedulers and requestors can now remove requested locations and resources from within 25Live Scheduling
    • Fixed issue that sometimes caused the “Saving…” indicator to remain on screen after dismissing prompt to select an event heading
    • Added extra columns of information to default search results when viewed on larger displays:
      • Events: Organizations, Type, Categories, State
      • Locations: Features, Categories, Layouts
      • Resources: Categories
      • Organizations: Categories
    • Addressed issue that prevented color text from displaying in the welcome message
    • Resolved problem where copied events erroneously retained some event details of the source event
    • Ensured that users trying to cancel all resources for an event are not prompted to select a heading for the event
    • Updated Google Maps integration
    • Moved footer content to main menu in preparation for new series25.com URL from which institutions’ users with SSO will be able to access all Series products easily without additional authentication
  • 04/23/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Features and Options
      • Added ability to unassign locations when bulk editing events
      • Requestors will now be able to cancel Tasks (with appropriate permission)
      • Added option to create email templates that can be used manually outside of Event Save Email scenarios
      • Applied new email template functionality to use when emailing event details
      • Administrators can add permissions to allow additional users to manage blackouts
      • New ability to rename blackouts from within 25Live Pro
      • Added date filter to allow managing blackouts more than 12 months in the past or in the future
      • New academic availability check feature on the Home Dashboard within the “Find Available Locations” widget with:
        • Ability to manage capacity breakpoints for this widget using the Location Capacity Breakpoints in the 25Live Configuration Utility (see Configuration Utility Help PDF file)
        • New capability to create, edit, and select from date templates to run availability checks over multiple dates
        • Added reset ability within extra options as a part of the new academic availability check feature
      • Additional variables added to use in Event Save Email Templates
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Ensured that special characters in blackout names do not prevent editing
      • Added legend to weekly availability grids for custom color functionality
      • Improved performance of bulk editing events for large events sets
      • Applied user date preferences to date format in emails sent within the application
      • When clicking on a location from the Occurrences view in Event Details, any availability view (if that is the default) will open to show the date of the occurrence
      • Better indication when emailing event details if any recipient in an event role does not have a valid email address associated with their 25Live contact
      • Restored missing information on hover over fields (including Organizations) in Event Details for users with inline editing rights
      • Added display of progress while email sends from within the application
      • Changed custom attributes display in Event Details view to show in alphanumeric order
      • Clarified error message displayed when a user does not search with a term at least 2 characters long and/or use the More Options menu to select at least one criteria option
      • Deprecation of ability to subscribe to events that use a specific resource
      • Improvements in how 25Live Pro displays on mobile devices and/or small screens
      • Accessibility improvements to menu alt text for screen readers
  • 04/21/2020 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Support for an upcoming features in 25Live Pro including:
      • Optional permission for allowing requestors to cancel Tasks
      • Optional permission for new academic availability check with meeting patterns
  • 04/08/2020 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Expanded password security for customers not using Single Sign-On (see PDF for more info)
    • Ensured display of error messages when users do not have permissions to use the Series25 Import Messages feature in the Administration Utility
    • Addressed failure to load search results if a backslash was used in an event name when using the Manage Events functionality in the Administration Utility
    • Amended Admin Utility messaging to confirm users can now edit more than 250 objects
    • Added security setting to support upcoming 25Live Pro feature to expand users' rights to edit the Welcome and Viewer message
  • 04/07/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Navigation improvements to prepare for the new series25.com URL
  • 04/07/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Fixed issue in the “Find Available Locations” dashboard widget that caused locations with conflicts to be returned
    • Ensured contacts display in the Event Details view for users without inline editing security permissions
  • 04/06/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Patch that corrects the Academic Priority emails sent from LYNX:
      • The events in the email body now link to the 25Live Pro URL instead of to the 25Live classic URL.
      • The name of the 25Live instance where the academic conflict occurred is now included in the email body.
  • 04/02/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New addition of Express Scheduling on the home Dashboard and as an option from other event creation functions (see Creating Events with Express Scheduling for details and training information)
    • Expanded custom colors for availability grids to also display in weekly availability views
    • Event requestors are now allowed to cancel assignment requests in the Tasks view if the task has not already been approved or denied
    • New ability to edit Contact Roles inline from the Event Details view as well as in the new Bulk Editing feature
    • When choosing locations for searches or events, more information about each location is displayed (including the name, formal name, and maximum capacity)
    • Feature refinements to the new Event Segments functionality released last month (see topic)
    • Expanded character limit for the Event Title field when using the new Bulk Editing feature
    • Better display of the email body field and of reports that can be attached to event emails
    • Improved display of the Additional Time section in the Event Form to indicate added time regardless of whether or not the section is expanded
    • Fixed the available quantity for resources in the Event Form, and also corrected resource quantities displayed in conflict details
    • Resolved issue where the Earliest Day Buffer setting (in the Configuration Utility) prevented some users from changing occurrence dates
    • Ensured the welcome message displays for all saved default home views
    • Updates for improved background services
    • Refinements to application user interface
  • 04/02/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Two General configuration options have been added for Campus Solutions schools: Filter Data by Institution Codes and Filtered Institution Codes. These settings are designed to be used by schools that have multiple institutions that share an SIS database but need to separate 25Live/LYNX data by institution. If set to "Yes," course section data is automatically filtered by institution code without needing to set import extract set criteria

    • The first date of the meeting pattern has now been added to every new segment name imported into 25Live, making it easier to tell them apart in the "select a segment to edit" drop-down in the event form. The first date is not retroactively applied to existing sections, so those sections must be re-imported to see the effect

  • 04/01/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Patch to fix the following:
      • Academic priority emails now show the correct information when exams created as event profiles bump the location assignments of nonacademic events

      • During export, any custom translation rules for building code or facility ID are now properly applied before the else rule

  • 03/31/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Release of the new Event Form that improves the performance, efficiency, and features of creating and editing events in 25Live Scheduling with:
      • Upgraded location and resource search and editing functionality within the form
      • Greater accessibility
      • Better text editing options for event descriptions
      • Improved overall styling to help users who regularly switch between 25Live Scheduling and 25Live Pro
    • See help topics for more information and to help with training
  • 03/24/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Note: These items apply to the new Event Form available in Test instances (to be released on 03/31/2020)
    • Corrected issue that prevented saving the new Event Form if Comments were required
    • Adjusted placement of Comments field in the Event Summary
    • Improved label language for editing all resource occurrences
    • Ensured completed required fields no longer show as needing to be completed
  • 03/18/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Note: These items apply to the new Event Form available in Test instances (to be released on 03/31/2020)
    • Resolved issue with disappearing Event Description text when switching from plain text editing to editing with formatting options
    • Added link to copy Resource Set-up Instructions down to subsequent occurrences
    • Ensured users without appropriate security permissions cannot create new organizations when searching for event organizations
  • 03/17/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New, enhanced Event Segments functionality for creating, managing, copying, and rescheduling complex events, including:
      • Creation and copying of large events with multiple segments ("reservations" within events in R25)
      • The ability to scroll through a single view of your overarching event, the event segments (previously "profiles"), and occurrences (which you could only do by running a long confirmation report before)
      • A single view to see all locations and resources for the event and its event segments
      • Segments within an event can have different:
        • Setup and takedown times
        • Headcounts
        • Comments
        • Occurrences
        • Names
      • Event Schedule views provide the ability to see how the event is broken up as well as drag and drop editing for event segments
    • Added option to remain on the current event when saving the Event Form to make editing Event Segments more efficient, and added option to "Save and Create New" event
    • New field that lets you add event URLs in Event Email Templates
    • Bulk editing improvements including a new ability to edit Event Types across multiple events
    • Addressed issue with accepting images with file names in all caps when configuring the theme
    • Fixed display of of tasks after using the "Deny All" button in the Task List
    • Improved handling of event times that span midnight when one or more occurrence days cross the change into or out of Daylight Savings Time
    • Resolved error in displaying takedown times between daily and weekly Availability views
    • Improved styling for narrow width windows and mobile device views, including better display of elements according to security privileges when in mobile width views
    • Accessibility improvements for better keyboard navigation and screen reader use
  • 03/17/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Patch to streamline the course schedule changes customers need to make to keep staff, students, and attendees safe during the COVID-19 crisis.
      • The "Add New Date" option in Exclude exceptions now auto-fills the next date (following the previous date entered), so users don't have to choose a date again
      • The next date now auto-fills when adding new Makeup and Conversion exceptions to make adding multiple dates in succession more efficient
      • The ability to copy date exceptions to another extract set has been added
  • 03/12/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Reminder: The new Event Form is currently available in Test instances and will be released to Production on 03/31/2020
    • Improved tooltips on Location and Resource action buttons within the new Event Form
    • Fixed issue with Event Type editing after changing event to a Draft state
  • 03/10/2020 - 25Live Background Services:
    • Improved report performance in response to upgraded services
    • Fixed issue with the "Organization Partition Preferences" standard report showing incorrect values
    • Improved "Reservations By Date (Excel)" standard report to better handle large data sets
    • Addressed issue with underlying queries for the "Events with Location Layouts" standard report
  • 03/05/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • The "Always Share" setting for locations has been expanded, so administrators can allow other users to toggle the new setting with proper permissions from the Location Details view
    • New feature allows bulk editing of events based on saved user searches, including adding/removing categories, adding/editing/removing custom attributes, editing event names, editing event titles, and editing event primary organizations
    • Improved loading times and performance in the new Blackout Management feature when working with large blackout sets
    • Fixed issue where Location Availability Daily and Weekly views were not displaying the same set of locations
    • Addressed issue with improperly decrementing date ranges in saved event searches
    • Resolved erroneously truncated link URLs in event save email templates
    • Ensured event times display correctly in Event Details emails regardless of the user's local time zone
    • Removed incorrect warning message about location and resource searches in the Event Form that was displayed after changing event dates
    • Fixed issue with the "Select All" option when checking Tasks to perform actions
    • Improved display of 25Live Pro on narrow views (such as when content is embedded) and mobile device screens
  • 03/03/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Reminder: The new Event Form is currently available in Test instances
    • Fixed sort order of items returned in resources searches in the event form
    • Expanded results when searching for locations in the event form
    • Adjusted and improved display of starred items, starred searches, public searches, and saved user searches
  • 03/03/2020 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Upgraded services that handle notifications in applications
    • Fixed issue with returned results after using the "View Report" button in the Series25 Optimizer
  • 03/02/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface (Release 1.7.1):
    • In the Campus Solutions and Universal versions, imported exams can now be added to bound groups, similarly to how sections can be. See Creating Bound Imported Exam Groups.

    • Sections can be grouped as holding "common exams." When grouped in this way, the sections are related in 25Live. See Adding Common Exam Groups.

    • Sections that have been bound in LYNX can be added to cross-listed/combined sections groups.

    • All appropriate codes are now used to identify bound section groups -- cross-listed/combined sections from the SIS, sections bound in LYNX, and back-to-back sections created in LYNX.

    • The meeting type is now added to reservation names in addition to the days of the week and start/end time.

    • If a section's location assignment is updated in the SIS, its associated exam's location assignment (if the same) is also updated.

    • There is a new configuration option that controls whether or not bound groups of sections and exams are imported with "smart binding." "Smart binding" checks to make sure two sections a) meet at the same or overlapping time and b) have the same preassigned location, and doesn't create a binding unless both are true. See LYNX Settings - Events.

    • There is a new configuration option that controls whether or not head counts are summed for cross-listed/combined sections. See LYNX Settings - Events.

    • There is a new configuration option that controls whether or not a created exam is assigned the same location as its parent section. See LYNX Settings - Exam Creation.

  • 02/25/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Updates For the New Event Form (currently available in Test instances)
      • Resolved issue where a custom attribute location search did not always appear on the Event Form for users with restricted security settings
      • Ensured text is always saved when switching between the Event Description plain text and the advanced formatting options editors
      • Fixed display issue with auto-scrolling of the new Event Form
    • Restored missing headers in current Event Wizard
  • 2/18/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • More than 100 locations can be added to a blackout after first scrolling through all locations in the add location view to select all (see Managing Blackouts)
    • Added loading information when loading date picker calendars for blackouts with large numbers of locations/dates
    • An indication of multi-profile events is now shown in where necessary, including the Occurrences section of the Event Details view
    • Allowed for events with 0 minute duration for outlying cases when necessary
    • Displayed dates and times now default first to the local date/time rather than the time zone user setting
    • Fixed alignment of the notification window in weekly availability views for locations
  • 02/13/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Blackout Management feature within 25Live Pro (see help topic for training) will now allow authorized users to:
      • Create new blackout(s)
      • Edit existing blackout(s)
      • View all existing blackouts
      • View blackouts for a single location, list of locations, or search result of locations
      • Add or remove locations from an existing blackout
      • Remove blackouts
    • New ability to toggle between daily or weekly availability within Location search results
    • Users should now go to the User Settings section in the More menu rather than the now deprecated Preferences section (which will be removed in a future release) to adjust Contact Info, Change Password, or adjust Date and Time Preferences
    • New Event Save Email Features
      • Scenarios for the Event Save Email feature can now include Location and Resource preferences for events
      • Event Save Emails now allow empty scenario names
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Fixed issue with Event Form display of custom attributes with the "Long Text" type
      • Emails generated from 25Live Pro more consistently display the Event Name or Event Title based on the setting in the 25Live Configuration Utility > System Defaults setting
      • Resolved issue where user preferences for Home view display were not retained and were sometimes overwritten by settings in the 25Live Configuration Utility > User Defaults: Home (with variations of errors depending on whether or not viewer25 preferences were set up)
      • Ensured the link to switch to 25Live Scheduling is always displayed in the More menu for authenticated users
      • Courses and events that occur on excluded dates are now properly hidden within search results
      • In the Event Details view, the "All Profiles" link now displays the same time for each event if each reservation has the same pattern of ad hoc repeats
      • Addressed invalid date error that sometimes displayed in Event Details emails for events created in the Series25 LYNX Interface
      • Better checking of consistency of event reservation times to ensure dates cannot violate earliest/latest date buffer settings from the 25Live Configuration Utility or create events with end dates that are earlier than start dates
      • Updates to ensure Contact information properly saves or displays an error when certain special characters are present
      • Fixed a bug where "un-canceling" an event using the Event Form did not also restore all occurrences
      • Corrected formatting issue when a Firefox browser window was used in extremely wide widths
      • Resolved user permissions error ("There was an error processing your request...You do not have permissions to access...") that prevented viewing of event details sections
      • Made adjustments to ensure that if a location that generates a related task is removed from an event then re-added, the "Include" checkbox will be checked in the View Occurrences display, and the location will save correctly with the event
      • Issue saving images uploaded via the Event Form from a custom attributes has been fixed
  • 02/12/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Improved usability when choosing location for Express Scheduling events by adding a separate "Go to Location Page" link for locations
    • Fixed issue with continual loading/saving when changing the Event State using the dropdown menu in the Event Details Summary view
    • Updated application tool link to What's New in Series25
    • New, improved help topics linked to from within the application tool, see Table of Contents
    • Updated inline application tool language to refer to "Event Form"
    • Resolved display of apostrophes in event names that were showing as HTML entity characters
  • 02/06/2020 - 25Live Scheduling and WebServices:
    • Additional Improvements for New 25Live Scheduling Event Form (currently available in test instances)
      • Added control to restore Location or Resource instructions after hidden with "Hide" option by a user
      • Ensured "Go To" link works correctly when displayed after creating a new event
      • Clarified language on link to show advanced formatting options to users when editing Event Description in the form
      • Restored custom message display at the top of the form
    • Series25 WebServices API
      • Improvements to reservations.xml service with enhancements available when creating custom reports
  • 02/04/2020 - 25Live Background Services:
    • Migration of copying and reports services to a newer codebase
    • Fixed issue where new reports were not always created when posting to reports service
    • Addressed extra spaces that were being added between lines of text in emails generated from 25Live Pro Event Save Email templates
    • Tested new background calendar services
  • 01/30/2020 - 25Live Scheduling (Test Instances Only):
    • ‌Note: This update affects the new 25Live Scheduling Event Form, which is currently only available in test instances.
    • Improved rendering of saved searches and filters when choosing Locations and Resources in the form
    • Fixed display issues with icons
    • Better performance of dropdown menus across the form
    • Addressed problem with display of Contact, Resource, and Organization event custom attributes
    • Resolved issue where the Primary Organization did not display after editing in the form
    • Ensured Actions text/links/buttons appear when reserving Locations and Resources
    • All required items from the form are now always included in the Event Summary display, and Event Summary styling improved for better readability
    • Restored option to delete occurrence dates in the Event Form's Occurrence List display
    • Resolved display issue with Event State field occurring in the Firefox browser
    • Improved styling, including fixed overlapping elements in the Event Form and fixed misaligned element in the Attached Files section of the form
  • 01/23/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New feature that allows you to embed 25Live calendars, availability grids, and customized event forms into website(s), such as your college or university site(s) (See help topic)
    • Users can now add variables for occurrence location and resource preferences to Event Save Email Templates
    • In the new custom color feature for availability grids, a defined color for related events now overrides the Event State (by customer request)
    • Added more accessible headings for users with impairments
    • Improved experience for users when viewing help topics then moving on to view Series25 Customer Resources pages that require authentication
    • Upgraded some background elements to a newer code base
    • Better tagging for mobile devices
    • General style improvements
  • 01/23/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • Resolved display issues and improved styling for the new event form that is available in test instances
  • 01/21/2020 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Improved handling of user session IDs
    • Upgraded Java-based timezone code
    • Resolved issue with inconsistent event times between related events in different time zones
    • Improved stored memory services
    • Moved additional background services (including some for the 25Live Administration Utility) to updated code base
  • 01/16/2020 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • New Features and Functionality
      • Additional Event Details functionality to email event information, instructions, and attached reports to multiple recipients
      • Added ability to include a URL in the application Welcome Message, and addressed security rights for editing the message
      • Expanded abilities to cancel events created with Express Scheduling, and improved permissions for who can "uncancel" those events
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Addressed editing and display of HTML in the Message of the Day feature
      • Resolved issue with object security rights between viewing, requesting, reserving, and searching for locations
      • Fixed inaccurate error that sometimes displayed about missing editing permissions for bound events
      • Improved consistent accuracy of the displayed Available Quantity of resources
      • Allowed additional special characters in event searches (such as a forward slash "/")
      • More efficient display of changed event states in the Event Details view
      • Better contrast across various design elements for improved accessibility and additional style improvements
  • 01/08/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • Fixed "undefined" error when creating tasks
    • Ensured resource search results are not truncated
    • Further expansion of beta testing for new embedded content feature
  • 01/07/2020 - Series25 LYNX Interface (Release 1.7.0):
    • LYNX now supports Campus Solutions running on SQL Server as well as Oracle
  • 01/02/2020 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Feature
    • Event Form
      • Improved display of required custom attributes in the Event Form, and required custom attributes now appear above optional attributes
      • Location and resource search results now display in a convenient "infinite scroll," so there is no need to go to a next page of results
      • Search options in the Event Form for "Hide Locations with Conflicts" and "Enforce Headcount" are now checked by default unless the user indicates a preference by unchecking
    • Additional Changes and Improvements
      • Copied events now only save with Event State(s) available to the user copying the event
      • Adjusted list views throughout the application to ensure they only displays objects for the selected start and end dates
      • Fixed issue where report start times between 12:00 am and 1:00 am changed to pm hours
      • Expanded beta testing of new feature that allows embedding 25Live Pro content in other website pages
  • 12/17/2019 - 25Live Scheduling (Test Instances Only):
    • A new Event Form is available in test instances, featuring:
      • Upgraded location and resource search and editing functionality within the form
      • Greater accessibility
      • Better text editor option for event description
      • Improved overall styling to help users who regularly switch between 25Live Scheduling and 25Live Pro
  • 12/17/2019 -25Live Pro:
    • Removed Event Wizard from instances with requested extensions
  • 12/12/2019 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Features or Functionality
      • Added an administrative setting that allows locations to be always shared by default
      • It is now more convenient in the Event Form to edit location layouts and instructions for events with only one occurrence
      • Added email to display of contact search results in Tasks views to better differentiate users with common names
      • Added legend guide to colors used in availability grids related to upcoming new feature
    • Event Save Email Feature Additions
    • Event Form Refinements
      • Fixed issue where a location requirement still applied when canceling or denying an event
      • Ensured the available resource quantity shows when appropriate in the Event Form
      • Removed erroneous shared location conflicts that sometimes showed
      • Improved occurrence resource mapping when changing the start date of a repeating event
      • Addressed situation where "Associated Locations" would not properly assign to an event occurrence
      • Improved styles for displaying conflicts details, overrides, and sharing
    • Additional Fixes & Improvements
      • Eliminated need to refresh the application after charging a billing item to a different organization, and improved refresh of pricing views
      • Ensured the expand/collapse controls always display on the Home Dashboard
      • Improved behavior of "I know WHEN my event should take place..." widget on Home Dashboard
      • Enforced supported functionality to only be able to send event or location searches to 25Live Publisher
      • Improved loading performance when copying events in large related event sets
      • Fixed loading issue related to SSO logins
      • Resolved problem with shared location assignments for multiple meeting patterns
      • Better saving of changes to 25Live Pro instance welcome message
      • More accurate results when viewing a saved search for a specific date
      • Improved functionality of date exclusions and associated warnings
      • Preparation for further disabling the old Event Wizard for all users who requested an extension
      • Continued beta tests of new embedded content feature
  • 12/03/2019 - 25Live Background Services:
    • Made changes to improve saving Location index and capacity breakpoints in the 25Live Configuration Utility
    • Single Sign-On implementation tasks for new base URL for Series25 products
    • Improved background code used when emailing event details from versions of 25Live
    • Fixed isolated failures of the Academic Term Summary web service
  • 12/03/2019 - 25Live Pro:
    • Fixed problem with locations being erroneously assigned to all occurrences
    • Ensured Location layouts are available for occurrences when editing events
    • Draft events no longer display an incorrect warning reporting location capacity as zero
  • 12/02/2019 - 25Live Pro:
    • Addressed issue that prevented copying canceled events then saving with a different event state
    • Resolved issue that erroneously allowed requesters to copy and relate events without proper permissions
    • Fixes for the Event Form > Resources > View Occurrences view:
      • Ensured default resource instructions are automatically displayed, especially when editing events
      • Made modifications to verify Quantity field values do not revert after making changes
  • 11/26/2019 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Resolved issue with use of network proxies
    • Further work to improve email services in all versions of 25Live
  • 11/21/2019 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Beta Feature: Implemented new ability to embed 25Live Pro content in other websites for beta testers
    • Event Form Changes
      • Made behavior more intuitive and consistent when the start date is changed for an event with multiple occurrences
      • The Reset option now properly clears Capacity values within the More Options display of the Location Search
      • Ensured the correct display of dropdown selections when editing events with multiple meeting patterns
      • Prevented events from being saved with an Additional Organization set as "Deny" in the Organization Ratings section of the 25Live Configuration Utility
      • Further ensured event-related tasks are properly marked as completed, including events with repeating patterns
      • Resolved issue with removing default setup instructions on resources and locations in the Event Form
      • Adjusted display of required fields for events with multiple contact roles
      • Prevented time fields in custom attributes from automatically populating with the current time
      • Ensured date picker functions well in the Event Form when initiated from Home Dashboard buttons
      • Addressed issue with inapplicable error messages when editing events
    • Accessibility Improvements
      • Added better ability to select multiple items in pop-up modal displays
      • Replaced timezone picker with more accessible version
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Fixed issue with cursor placement in availability grid views
      • Improved functionality of the "Do Not Include" parameter for advanced searches
      • Improved display of Flagged tasks as read/unread (similar to how they were displayed in classic 25Live)
      • Resolved issue with mouse pointer action indicators
      • Ensured Event Save Email templates can always display a preview
      • Added styling to improve calendar printing
      • Addressed issue with location and resource assignments in events when the Event State is changed from the Event Details view
      • Settings to Configure Theme of 25Live Pro is now available under the System Settings section for administrators
  • 11/20/2019 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Addressed intermittent email issues
  • 11/19/2019 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • New Features
      • Added additional location information to Express Scheduling search results to help users select a location
      • Files attached to events are now displayed in the Summary tab of the Event Details view for users with appropriate permissions
    • Accessibility Improvements
      • More accurate labeling in the Tasks overview section for screen readers
      • Added additional focus indicators to links and images
      • Improved keyboard navigation for accessibility and usability (such as the ability to use the Tab key to navigate between the Occurrences and Tasks sections in the Event Details view)
      • Heightened contrast between elements for better focus indication
      • Improved Aria attributes for screen readers
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Ensured security groups that are only given rights in the 25Live Administration Utility to view abridged lists cannot see additional location details in 25Live Scheduling
      • Addressed issue with limitations on event editing
      • Improved column sorting in Organization, Location, and other search results
      • Resolved display of tasks generated by event notification policies in the Event Details view
      • Fixed sorting of search results and display of location images in responsively adapted narrow widths (such as on mobile devices)
  • 11/14/2019 - 25Live Pro:
    • Resolved issue where the Location Scheduler setting was not always applied
    • Added code to fix problem with custom attributes sometimes requiring additional action before allowing event save
  • 11/13/2019 - 25Live Scheduling:
    • A non-signed in view for guests similar to the viewer seat 
    • Expanded ability to cancel Express Scheduling events
    • New capability to edit an event state inline from the Event Details view
    • Added additional unique identifier (alien_uid) to Express Scheduling events
    • Changed sorting within location searches to properly search by name
    • Addressed issue with link from 25Live Scheduling to 25Live Pro
    • Resolved problem with searches for events when the user is the scheduler or the requestor
    • Improved visual styling and alt text on images
    • Improved accessibility support
    • Test release to beta test instances of upcoming upgrade of Scheduling event form
  • 11/13/2019 - Series25 Background Services:
    • Resolved Java exception error related to emails with attached reports
  • 11/12/2019 - 25Live Pro:
    • Restored end date and additional organization information (including organization contacts) in pricing invoice exports
    • Improved calendar printing
    • Addressed issue where users were unable to select the current date in event search results
    • Ensured custom instructions for resources and locations are retained in events awaiting approval
    • Added additional error messaging to the Event Form to improve user communication
    • Resolved issue that required additional contact roles in the Event Form
    • Improved accessibility for dropdown menus when using a screen reader
  • 11/05/2019 - 25Live Pro:
    • Full transition from classic 25Live to 25Live Pro
    • Removed System Settings for redirecting versions and use of old Event Wizard



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