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Series25

Most Recent Updates to All Tools and Applications



  • 11/18/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Updated Object Security and Assignment Policy to allow users to edit them separately
    • Improved behavior on large tables by freezing the top row in place while scrolling
    • Changed "OLS" to "Object Security" in text throughout the application
    • Big fixes: when adding new users to a security group, the number of of users added was always displaying "1"
    • Additional back-end changes for increased performance
  • 11/08/2021 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Fixed an issue where features were incorrectly marked as active for Schedule25 when imported.
    • Corrected a match warning message when validating uploaded spreadsheets.
  • 11/04/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Updated language for several permissions regarding active master definitions and the "abridged list" for users with limited viewing permissions, for clarity. (No functional change.)
    • Laid groundwork for managing cabinets, folders, and event frameworks.
    • Bugfixes:
      • Sometimes "edit selected" checkboxes were incorrectly inactive and grayed out.
      • Assignment windows were sometimes uneditable for security configurations who had not already configured assignment privileges.
      • Legacy settings from R25 configurations could interfere with contact display orders.
      • Copied groups without unique names had saving issues.
  • 10/28/2021 -  25Live Pro:
    • Users will be able to exclude event search results using another search (popular request in Series25 Feature Upvote) when searching for events
    • Embedded Event Forms (and other content that allows event creation) can require sign-in while still specifying a particular configuration (even if that configuration is not associated with the signed-in user)
    • Many additional bulk editing actions have been added for:
      • events (based on categories and custom attributes)
      • locations (based on attributes, categories, comments, default setup instructions, features, fill ratio, max capacity, notification policy, partition, scheduler)
      • organizations (based on accounting code, associated contacts, attributes, categories, comments, notification policy, rating, type)
      • resources (based on attributes, categories, comments, default setup instructions, and notification policy)
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Better display and easier editing of location layout information in location details
      • Improvements to messaging and function in Express Scheduling when multiple users are saving events that may conflict and/or cause and event to save without a location
      • Removed erroneous error when viewing pricing and invoices for event segments with numeric segment names
      • Resolved issue when editing layout instructions in location details if no default location layout is set
      • Fixed display of contact details when user name is numeric
      • Ensured checked abridged selections are always saved in Master Definitions
      • Better contrast colors of text on availability grids when color is changed upon mouse hover
      • Accessibility improvements to headings for screen readers
    • (11/01/2021 Patch) Fixed issues with adding event level adjustments and creating new pricing sets
  • 10/19/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • New User List - Excel report provides a list of users, their security group, and contact information
    • Added optional "Event Search" parameter to the Event Checklist report
    • Replaced older "Doors Open" and "Doors Closed" labels with "Pre-Event Start" and "Post-Event End" in various reports
    • Improved print layout of 3, 5, and 7 day calendar reports
    • Added "Include Inactive Users" parameter option for the User List by User Name and User List by Security Group reports
    • For a summary of all reports, see the 25Live Standard Reports Reference
  • 10/14/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Prevented double-counting in Passing Times Traffic reports
    • Fixed issue with Room Utilization calculation
    • Resolved erroneous "end date must be later than start" message
    • X25 now allows a period (.) character in the enrollment adjuster field for Optimizer when using the Firefox browser
    • Prevented the display of negative headcounts/enrollment values
  • 10/14/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Resolved problem loading location data from a background service when configuring location security
    • Fixed issue with deleting security groups
    • Ensured the (-1) administrative security group is not auto-selected when setting security for multiple groups then deselecting some of those groups
    • 10/19/2021 Patch - Addressed an issue where selected items were not cleared after saving security changes
    • 10/20/2021 Patch - Added an alert to ensure unique security group names
    • 10/28/2021 Patch - Ensured that organization security can be successfully configured for multiple groups at a time
  • 10/07/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New options added for inline editing Location details, including:
      • Adding and removing layouts
      • Editing layout instructions
      • Adding and editing layout images and diagrams
      • Editing location hours
    • Added subscription options to embedded Even Details List content
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Fixed display of the location availability view on mobile devices
      • Improved Event Form sort order for Event Contact Roles and Event Types to match manual sort in Master Definitions
      • Ensured the dropdown list of variables available when editing an Event Save Email template will always show a full list of options
      • Improved font sizes in generated reports and prevented bug that caused incorrect text conversions
      • Fixed alignment of text in Event Form Rule alerts to not always center content
      • Resolved missing Search Settings options
  • 10/07/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
  • 09/30/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Added a new Meeting Pattern Usage Report in Section Analytics to summarize how many sections use each distinct meeting pattern
    • Improved the Schedule Distribution Report by adding links to 25Live for each event displayed when the cursor rolls over a field, as well as the ability to download a list of these classes
    • More options for Optimizer modeling, including the ability to ignore blackouts and use locations' default layout instead of the maximum capacity
    • Added a Data Filter Option for maximum capacity or default layout
    • Section Analytics reports now display the total number of records returned by the report at the bottom of each table
    • 10/05/2021 Patch: Fixes applied to Data Filter pages for issues with creating and copying filters
  • 09/27/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Ensured the "Hide Dates With No Events" reports parameter that shows when scheduling certain reports is saved
    • Added reciprocal links between the "Reports Admin" area and the main page for easier navigation to schedule or manage reports
  • 09/16/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added a preview option when configuring embedded content such as availability grids, calendars, and event forms. You can share this preview with others for review and collaboration purposes
    • Updated links to other Series25 tools in the More menu and elsewhere throughout 25Live
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes and back-end improvements for improved performance
  • 09/16/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users may now configure Default Object Security and Assignment Policy, which is applied to newly created locations, organizations, reports, and resources
    • UI improvements when editing security for several groups at the same time
  • 09/16/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Improved accessibility features in site navigation
    • Various back-end fixes for increased performance and reliability
  • 09/02/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • You can now add "exceptions" to Exam Creation Rules, allowing you to specify the exam time for a single section (or Common Exam Groups) and override the normal rules
    • When using Back-to-Back Binding, the option to require sections have the same instructor now includes "no instructor"
    • Instituted a limit of 20 simultaneous active extract sets to ensure good performance
    • Added significant back-end work support for an eventual release of LYNX for Ethos
  • 09/02/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users may now configure Object Security for reports
    • Improved performance when editing security for all groups at once
  • 08/26/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Improved messaging for users without full permission to search all types of objects in 25Live
    • Ensured correct report is displayed after starring a new report
    • Added a help icon and link to the report administration page
    • Raw HTML no longer appears in email bodies
    • Added a confirmation modal when saving a new scheduled report
    • 08/31/2021 Patch: Ensured all users with appropriate permissions are able to schedule reports
  • 08/26/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Migrated notification policy options from the Administration Utility to inline editing for convenient changes in 25Live for locations, organizations, and resources
    • More embedded content types can now use the "Form Mode" to generate CSS styles in their configurations, including Express Scheduling and Availability views, and embedded Event Forms can now have custom fonts added via URL
    • Other Fixes and Improvements
      • Calendar views will now retain their last display setting (be "sticky"), such as if set to display four weeks
      • Custom attributes in event email templates will now display as "Yes" or "No" rather than "True" or "False" (Voted for in Feature UpvoteLearn more about Feature Upvote)
      • Made the text area larger for typing the body of the message when Emailing Event Details for ease of entry
      • Improved placement of modal displays over embedded Event Forms
      • When copying related events, messaging now clarifies when the user is creating a new set of related events only
      • Resolved linking problem with the "Your Upcoming Events" home dashboard widget
      • Clarified language when searching for events or tasks by date ranges
      • Better error messaging in Event Save Email preview feature
      • Accessibility improvements for the Event Form
      • Fixed display issues in the Event Form when occurrences have several locations and resources assigned
      • Inline editing fixes, including:
        • Ensuring custom attributes can be removed when inline editing
        • Preventing invalid characters saving
        • Ensure non-administrators with sufficient privileges can edit resources
  • 08/16/2021 - 25Live Pro:
  • 08/12/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users may now configure Object Security for organizations
    • Improved verbiage for some security permissions to increase clarity
    • Addressed an issue where paginated searches were not respecting search filters
  • 08/11/2021 - 25Live Publisher:
    • Added a filter to the main calendar dashboard for event types (event templates)
    • Event Actions – Fixed clipping of wireless carrier drop down in Chrome
    • Added a mobile maximum image width style to calendar views and promotion spuds
    • Added an option not to send empty calendar emails
  • 08/05/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Bulk editing is now available for the Event State field
    • Embedded Event Forms can now use the "Form Mode" to generate CSS styles in their configurations
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Better multi-search option in embedded content calendars with dropdown selector
      • If a custom sort order set for contact roles, it is now accurately displayed in the Event Form
      • Improved display of UI elements in Masquerade settings
      • When occurrences are removed in Event Details, the action is reflected in the audit trail
      • Addressed issue with new template variables for event start date and event end date
      • Easier ability to correct and add missing default layout on locations
      • Ensured tasks with numeric names load reliably
      • Improved browser focus on Event Form fields when reordered in configurations
      • Resolved display issue with incorrect event times for events that repeat with ad hoc occurrences
      • Ensured total event time with additional times are shown correctly in event details for occurrences
      • Fixed issue with apostrophes in Event Save Email subject lines
      • Added improved UI element for choosing times
      • Resolved problem with requests and conflicts on subdivided locations set as "always share"
      • Fixed blue text that sometimes appeared in availability grids
      • Better display of "also conflicts" for resources
      • Improved error when saving an embedded configuration with the same name as an existing config
      • Ensured embedded Event Forms using custom attribute text fields with a long entry save correctly
      • Continued improvements to the Dark Mode display
      • Accessibility improvements include better alternative text for images
    • 08/10/2021 Patch:
      • Addressed an issue where conflicts were incorrectly displayed in the event form
      • Ensured that the Request Cancellation button appears as expected
      • Correctly calculated resources that were displaying unlimited availability in the event form
      • Fixed an issue where the int() function was causing a save error in pricing calculations
      • WebServices: Ensured proper calls to rs_pend_rsrvs.json successfully create pending reservations
  • 07/29/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Section Analytics improvements:
      • New Aggregated Enrollment report, which shows the combined enrollment for a term (or terms; see next item) grouped by department, subject, college, or instructor.
      • New Maxed Out Courses report, which identifies courses whose combined enrollment across all sections reaches a certain threshold.
      • Added the ability to select multiple terms at once for Section Analytics reports, as well as UI updates and text searching to make finding term codes easier.
      • You can now choose how many results per page are displayed for Section Analytics reports.
    • Locations by Time Report improvements:
      • Custom breakpoints added while using this report are temporarily saved and can be re-selected until the report is refreshed.
      • Locations can now be grouped by partition.
      • Two "Matrix" options for scaling the size of charts in the report: Scroll (normal view) and Fit (all charts shrunk to fit on the page)
      • Moved the report's legend to be more visible
    • Snapshot improvements:
      • Improved the flow of creating and updating snapshots, including automatically moving to the next step of the creation process when adding new ones.
      • Rearranged the order of steps when creating a Quick Snapshot, and added a count of selected locations.
      • When creating a Quick Snapshot, occurrences falling outside the date range are trimmed from repeating events.
    • Tree maps are now exported as an .xlsx file rather than .csv.
    • 08/02/2021 Patch: Addressed issue with nonfunctioning target in Under-Enrollment report
    • 08/10/2021 Patch: Ensured that locations without institution codes still display in Section Analytics reports
  • 07/22/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Added a new permission in Basic 7.1 to limit users' ability to edit contact records that belong to other people.
    •  Bugfixes:
      • Removed a condition that would cause the "earliest date buffer must be less than the latest date buffer" error to appear inappropriately.
      • Addressed an issue where date buffers were not deleted when a user attempted to submit a null value.
      • Removed erroneous pop-up after saving contacts to security groups.
      • Addressed an issue where selected contacts would not appear when editing security group membership.
      • Removed duplicate navigation options in a dropdown menu when creating a new group.
      • Correct event types now display for users with permission to see abridged lists of event mater definitions.
      • Restored the "Configure..." menu to full visibility when editing configuration settings for multiple groups.
    • UI/Behavior improvements:
      • Improved navigation display options when editing multiple locations.
      • Addressed slowness when displaying search results as a search is selected.
    • 08/02/2021 Patch: Addressed several issues, including:
      • Blank display when filtering list results to a single location before editing security
      • Paginated location search not filtering correctly for multiple groups
      • Greyed out action buttons when selecting a location from a filtered search 
  • 07/15/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added the successful, new "Form Mode" for generating custom CSS to embedded calendars
    • Administrators can now set the order (using drag-and-drop functionality) of Event Form fields for each configuration (voted for in Feature Upvote - Learn more about the Series25 Customer Feedback Boards)
    • New vertical line in availability grid views indicates the current time to help differentiate past and future events
    • Contact details are now available for inline editing in details views
    • When locations or resources are required within an Event Form configuration, they will be required for all occurrences making it easier to identify dates with missing locations or resources (voted for in Feature Upvote)
    • Additional, separate template variables for contact first, middle, and last names are now available to use in Event Save Emails and Custom Documents (voted for in Feature Upvote)
    • Additional Fixes & Improvements
      • Many improvements to inline editing for object details, including:
        • Ensured all information is still displayed when the "Edit Mode" is turned off in resource details
        • Easier entry of text in custom attribute fields
        • Improved "Loading" message
        • Removed duplicate display in organization details view of "Rating" in dropdown menu
      • Fixed issue where Event Form rules were not saving with multiple nested conditions
      • Addressed problem in the "Send Events to 25Live Publisher" display to ensure a success message is shown when the feed has been published
      • Better display of the "Scroll to Top" icon in availability views
      • Requirements added via an Event Form rule based on a custom attribute value will be appropriately removed if the attribute value is changed
      • Refined view of fields when accompanying permissions are set in the Series25 Group Administration tool
      • Fixed display issue with displaying pending reservations when duplicates were present
      • Ensured calendar requirements do not erroneously display resource quantity
      • Addressed clearing of preferences when setting new master definition item
      • Performance and accessibility improvements, including additional alternative text content
  • 07/15/2021 - LYNX Interface:
  • 07/15/2021 - Schedule25 Optimizer:
    • Updated layout and format of Optimizer help pages
    • Restored correct behavior regarding the interaction of conflicting minimum fill ratios for a run and an individual location
  • 07/09/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • New reports are now available for:
    • Added (max or default layout) capacity to the Layouts by Location, Location Listing, and Location Listing by Layout reports
  • 06/24/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New ability for an event requestor (who is not the scheduler or owner) to ask for cancellation of an event with resulting tasks and notifications (voted for in Feature Upvote - Learn more about the Series25 Customer Feedback Boards)
    • When embedding an Event Details List, you can now use the new "Form Mode" to generate custom CSS more easily with less prerequisite knowledge required
    • Added the ability for admins to allow access to some 25Live Systems Settings functionality for users outside the (-1) security group, including choosing an Event Form configuration (Admin 17.0 in the Series25 Group Administration tool) and Master Definitions (various permissions, see Permissions in Series25 Group Administration)
    • Migrated more functions to 25Live System Settings > General Settings as a part of the continuing effort to consolidate administration functionality for your convenience, including:
    • Additional Fixes & Improvements
      • New search option to query by location preference (also in SeriesQL)
      • Improved formatting of template variables in custom contract documents
      • Added new template variable for event start and end times without additional time (setup, takedown, pre-event, post-event)
      • An accounting code identification number can now pass through to Freshbooks for inclusion in printed invoices
      • Warnings will inform users when they edit an event/course in the 25Live Event Form that could result in a meeting pattern error in LYNX upon export
      • Additional options added to Master Definitions for managing inclusion in abridged lists and Event Form and/or Event Details
      • The Email Signature in User Settings > Edit Contact Info now accepts rich text input including images and links
      • Continued improvements to sharing authentication between 25Live and LYNX for authorized, logged in users
      • Improved consistency of button and other options across System Settings
      • Better clarity in the layout of information for embedding event details lists, and changed default sorting for custom attributes in System Settings
  • 06/15/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Added an option in the Optimizer to ignore blackouts and closed location hours when preparing data, one of our most highly upvoted feature requests!
    • Improved visual display of the options in the Locations by Time Report.
    • Added utilization and enrollment fill percentage fields to the Over-Enrollment Report in Section Analytics.
    • Introducing a new Section Analytics report: Under-Enrollment Report, which shows classes with enrollment levels below a specific target.
    • Improved accessibility in the Passing Times Traffic Report by changing the key from red/green colors to up/down arrows.
    • When Defining Standard Schedules, you may now change the sort order of the schedules in your list.
    • Improved visual display of the Data Filters page.
    • 06/22 patch: Addressed an issue with the Locations by Time report when changing data filters, as well as an Optimizer display issue for users with a single run.
  • 06/15/2021 - 25Live Publisher:
    • Improvements to the Upcoming Table promotion spud now includes Date/Time Span as a field choice, with configurable options below.
    • Event Detail views now allow for a repeating description.
  • 06/10/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Editing object security and assignment policy is now available for resources.

      • This option is currently only available when editing security for a single group; editing resource security for multiple groups is coming soon!
    • You may now make keyword searches in addition to selecting saved searches when editing location security.
    • We made small UI adjustments to accommodate large amounts of text in various areas.
  • 06/08/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Patch to fix display of affirmation text in the Event Form and ensure events that span midnight display properly on calendars
  • 06/03/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New System Settings (part of the continuing consolidating 25Live Configuration Utility functions for more convenient administration) include:
      • Search Settings section allows you to set options for Events, Locations, Resources, Organizations, and Tasks
      • Within General Settings, 25Live System, User, and Email default settings have been brought in
      • Note: Please use these settings in 25Live Pro now rather than in the Configuration Utility
    • Event contracts can now be attached to emails sent from within the application
    • The full reservation time (Setup, Pre-Event, Post-Event and Takedown times) for events can now optionally be displayed on calendars within the application
    • You can now set the order of information displayed within embedded event details lists
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Added warning and confirmation opportunity when deleting Event Form Configurations and a "Cancel" button to more easily switch between configurations
      • The Event Form will now prevent users from entering overlapping dates for resources to clarify which stock totals will be active
      • Improvements to authentication when using embedded Event Form content with Single Sign-On
      • Fixed problem causing "pre" event time template variables to not display
      • Better permission handling when viewing and editing location blackouts
      • Expansion of testing for new event registration functionality
      • Preparations for Banner beta test of new Meeting Pattern Grid functionality that will allow moving sections horizontally across times and meeting patterns then allow Series25 to safely push those changes back to the SIS with location assignments
      • User interface improvements with text adjustments, visual improvements, better save indications, and cleaned up alert and informational displays
      • Continued accessibility improvements for screen readers and keyboard navigation
  • 06/01/2021 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Ensured that the field for a location's overall fill ratio exists on the page, even when the layout fill ratio does not.
  • 05/27/2021 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Removed the column for Layout Fill Ratio from default templates and Import Template Reports. This field is no longer supported.
    • Updated the errors/warnings spreadsheet to improve readability:
      • Removed blank lines at the top of the spreadsheet.
      • Adjusted counts of row numbers to match the import spreadsheet.
  • 05/26/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Ensured locations are unavailable during closed hours to users who don't have override permissions if the location is marked as "always share"
    • Improved saving of embedded content configurations when "Has Multi-Search Selector" is checked
  • 05/24/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Patched an issue with Section Analytics that was causing a small number of customers to experience an error warning
  • 05/20/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Introduced Section Analytics, a new feature of X25 Analytics which draws data directly from your student information system via LYNX
    • The first report available in Section Analytics is a table which indicates sections that are over-enrolled
  • 05/13/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • Added support to LYNX Universal for Oracle databases. For more information about installing and configuring LYNX, contact support@collegenet.com

    • Introduced back-end work to support the future release of functionality which will allow updates to section dates and times to be sent back to the SIS
  • 05/13/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Event Form configuration settings are now conveniently available in 25Live Pro
      • Please create or change these settings in in 25Live Pro > System Settings > Event Form Settings now rather than using the 25Live Configuration Utility
      • There is an accompanying setting in the Series25 Group Administration tool to allow access to Event Form configuration settings in 25Live (Admin 16.0, see Permissions in Series25 Group Administration)
      • New features added during the move include the ability to set a default event type, options to hide any field, and customizations for field names
      • The Repeating Pattern option in the Event Form can now be hidden from any event form configuration, and, if shown, administrators can specify help text for the field
    • Added inline editing capabilities for the "Default Layout" and "Related Locations" fields in Location Details and the "Default Instructions" field in Resource Details in addition to the many fields now available for inline editing in all details views
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Added ability for administrators to force delete master definitions that are in use
      • Better, expanded fields when inline editing details with longer content
      • Improved display of formatted text in comment fields
      • Fixed issue with initial display of master definition titles and the display of custom sort order
      • Ensured event categories display in proper sort order in the Event Details view when inline editing
      • Resolved problem with automatic page refresh after deleting a blackout from the Blackout Management view in System Settings
      • Improved display of recommended resources based on permissions
      • Eliminated error shown when copying an event then relating the newly copied item to the original event
      • Made sure inactive rate groups are no longer selectable from an event's Pricing view in Event Details
      • Improved loading and handling of event segments that may not have any valid occurrences
      • Tightened click/touch targets in some Systems Settings views
      • Fixed issue with reserving location hours when there are multiple conflicts
      • Display of the header and scroll of available locations and resources in the Event Form has been improved
      • Ongoing improvements to upcoming event registration functionality, including:
        • Better indication of when a user is only registered for some occurrences of an event with possible different statuses
        • Added ability for a registered user to view their own registration status
        • More details can now be shown to the user when registering for an event where some occurrences are full
      • Continuing accessibility improvements include better screen reader and keyboard access to the "Customize Dashboard" button and better keyboard navigation in availability views and the Event Form
  • 05/11/2021 - Series25 Administration and Utilities:
    • Corrected issue in Outlook Integration where the Event State field was not selectable
    • Removed the layout fill ratio when editing location details
  • 05/03/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Improved modal display and options after creating or editing a Scheduled Report
  • 04/29/2021 - X25 Analytics:
  • 04/27/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Fixed email address error that occurred when scheduling reports
  • 04/26/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • When importing sections without a term code from Workday, these may be configured to use another term code with overlapping dates

  • 04/22/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New embedded content option to display an Event Details list
    • Added toggle to allow users to turn inline editing on or off in details views
    • Limited release for testing: New features allow administrators to test registering for an event then permit event administrators to view and manage attendees
    • Linked to the Series25 Community Forums in the More menu
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Made even more fields available for inline editing
      • The Event Form now differentiates using color between the ability to request or reserve for locations and resources
      • New method for editing the Welcome Message to improve usability of the "Show on Login' checkbox
      • Fixed issue with ampersands in template variable output in custom contracts
      • Resolved bug detecting conflicts when creating an event from a location's availability grid view
      • Ensured all users with appropriate permissions can save custom contract documents successfully
      • Contacts associated with an organization are now displayed alphabetically
      • Improved display of times on the Meeting Pattern Grid
      • Details view calendars now highlight the current day
      • Better display of the "Default Rate Group" dropdown menu and improved mobile views in System Settings > Master Definitions
      • Addressed problem with attachments not being included on copied events
      • Further improvements to the dark mode view and accessibility
  • 04/22/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users may now switch between configuration options (such as editing user permissions and location security) when multiple groups are selected

    • Removed group security permission Admin 19.0 (View, Edit, and Create Email Templates) and renumbered other settings appropriately. Only system administrators are able to use this functionality

    • Addressed display issues when managing group members: contact names appearing in the incorrect column, extra commas appearing in name, table too large in certain browsers

    • Fixed an error that would incorrectly appear after adding new members to a group

    • Improved loading speed when managing location security by requiring users to select a search instead of displaying all locations automatically

    • Ensured that pop-up windows close after saving changes to location security

    • Renamed "Find Locations" search box to "Filter Locations" for increased clarity. Typing here only filters locations which are already present in the selected search

    • Ensured that changes to assignment windows are visible without refreshing the page

  • 04/08/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Performance and usability of Adding Users to Security Groups has been greatly enhanced
    • 04/13/2021 Patch: Addressed some display and navigation issues when adding new users to groups
  • 04/08/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Addressed an issue where Optimizer lists were failing to auto-generate
  • 04/07/2021 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Fixed issue where attempting to save a new date constraint to multiple folders at once timed out
  • 04/06/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Significant revamp of the Supply and Demand Report including the ability to "roll up" excess supply or demand into a higher breakpoint
    • Updated the Basic Snapshot Metrics page with two chartlets relating to critical time range:
      • A second set of Seat and Room Utilization charts specific to critical time
      • A chart of top organizations with the highest usage of events in the critical range
    • Added more options to group data in the Locations by Time Report
    • All reports which previously included their own settings for critical time range will now use the current filter's range
    • Miscellaneous terminology updates throughout the application
  • 04/06/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • In Colleague, changes to calendar_schedules and cals_bldg_room will now trigger an import to 25Live

    • Updated the colors and display messages for large numbers of import errors
  • 04/01/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New ability to generate an invoice from a custom pricing set
    • 25Live Publisher now has the option to display cancelled event occurrences on calendars
    • Event Form Rules can now use the security group or event type as condition sources
    • Many additional fields on location, resource, and organization details views are now editable inline, including the ability to enable Express Scheduling for locations
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Fixed issue where changed Organization rating did not display on details page
      • Resolved subject line issue with emails generated from the Event Details view
      • UI/UX improvements include ensuring tooltips are correct and adjusting mobile views
  • 04/01/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Fixed issue with ampersands (&) in the Report Admin > Schedule Reports email subject field (patched 03/29/2021)
    • Old user accounts without associated emails caused errors when delivering scheduled reports
    • Ensured long reports that time extra time to generate do not display a bad link, and shortened the time those reports take to complete
  • 03/25/2021 - X25 Analytics:
  • 03/23/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • Colleague SIS types can now receive occurrence-specific assignments when exporting from 25Live

    • Smart binding for cross-listed classes can exclude meeting patterns based on their type

    • Updated header and navigation for visual consistency with 25Live

  • 03/18/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Fixed issue with adding large numbers as custom attribute values
    • Ensured task due dates appear correctly
    • Corrected formatting of address variables in custom contract documents
    • Resolved issue with checkboxes not clearing after sending emails
  • 03/18/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Improved sorting and visual display of security groups in lists
    • Clarified permissions required for using the newly released Meeting Pattern Grid
    • Enhanced performance when editing large numbers of groups at once
    • UI improvement when selecting multiple items in drop-down lists
  • 03/16/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Introduced a Quick Snapshots feature to create snapshots without needing to configure any searches in 25Live
      • Visual update to distinguish Quick Snapshots in a project's list of snapshots, along with those created from searches and those saved from transformed modeling data
    • Added a classic report from X25 to compare Room vs Seat Utilization
    • Added three dashboard metrics for Largest Departments, Meeting Pattern Bottlenecks, and Most Requested Features
    • Improved user experience when adding addresses for buildings in the Traffic Map Report
  • 03/16/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Corrected display issues
    • Improved formatting of some date/time template variables
    • Better mobile display
  • 03/11/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Meeting Pattern Grid feature which gives users the ability to review Optimizer placements and make adjustments before finalizing decisions
    • The "More Options" menu in the events, locations, resources, and organization details views has been redesigned to display as an expanded display with better access to all functionality and improved mobile compatibility
    • There is a new option to apply the default layout when bulk editing locations, as well as an ability to add or update a selected layout (part of Series25 Best Practice Ideas for Social Distancing Planning)
    • New feature for embedded calendars and availability grids to select multiple searches to display as merged results within the embedded content
    • New inline editing options for organizations, comments, and locations
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Addressed erroneous error message ("This Event is Locked") that showed when deleting event segments in the occurrences list
      • Ensured emails are always generated upon triggering an Event Save Email scenario
      • Resolved an incorrect error when masquerading, but retained the correct warning that you cannot masquerade as another administrator
      • Application notifications with long text are now more readable
      • Improved session management when a session expires
      • Fixed issue where the "Any Role" Contacts choice displayed an error when performing an advanced search for events
      • Resolved display error when viewing all occurrences in the Event Form
      • Addressed dashboard Quick Search issue with missing location search results
      • Ensured the modal display for Edit Viewer Message in More > About is properly dismissed after saving
      • Added more consistent Series25 tool names to the More > Go to Tool section
      • Improved scrolling within embedded content
      • A contact records issue was fixed where first name didn't always show in the header
      • The Event Details view now reliably loads after saving the Event Form
      • Corrected inability to share searches with numeric contact names
      • Ensured users in instances using SSO authentication always see the "Welcome Message" when configured
  • 03/11/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • New contact search ability when entering email addresses in the To, CC, and BCC fields for scheduled reports
    • Users are now prevented from selecting an end date that occurs before a start date when running reports
    • Improved warning to ensure dates are entered in the correct format
    • Accessibility improvements
  • 03/08/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • Added a progress bar to indicate completion of the initialization process
    • For Workday, added the ability to update registered headcount by enabling a custom report in the Workday tenant

  • 03/04/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Fixed issue with save confirmation for embedded Event Forms
    • Background work for the upcoming Meeting Pattern Grid feature which will give users the ability to review Optimizer placements and make adjustments before finalizing decisions
  • 03/04/2021 - Series25 Group Administration: 
    • Simplified location security with the introduction of a "Not Requestable" setting which incorporates aspects of object security into assignment policy
  • 03/02/2021 - Schedule25 Optimizer:
    • Added links from the 25Live Administration Utility to the new home of the Optimizer in X25 Analytics
    • Addressed a bug where fill ratios on layouts overrided global fill ratios
  • 03/01/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Fixed an issue where the expected and registered head count was not being adjusted with the designated multiplier
  • 02/25/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Changed the scheduled integration time to fix an issue for Workday institutions
  • 02/25/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • New section in Reports Administration to Manage Reports, including editing, copying, and deleting
    • Contact searches now also search for email addresses when scheduling reports
    • Improved type-ahead search results returning in the contact search when creating a new scheduled report in Reports Admin
    • Improved indication of mouse hover points on desktop devices
  • 02/24/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • The Schedule25 Optimizer is now available in X25 Analytics as well as the Administration Utility. Runs created in either application will be accessible in both.
      • This includes a new option not previously available: the ability to select maximum capacity or default layout capacity when preparing locations for a run!
    • Additional Auto-Generated Optimizer List options, including:
      • Lists for multiple meeting pattern classes
      • Lists for crosslisted or combined classes (as well as events bound for other reasons)
      • Custom lists by searching an event name
    • Calculation improvements in the Traffic Map Report which simulates student movement on campus throughout the day.
  • 02/18/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Renamed the "Configure Assignment Policy" option to "Configure Location Security" and added location object security in read-only mode on that page
    • Improved the experience of editing a group that does not meet minimum security best practices by allowing an administrator to opt in to enforcing these settings
  • 02/17/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Added the ability to define categories to identify Overlapping Sections and put "OG" in the event name
  • 02/17/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New ability allows users to export location search results to a "Location Listing - Excel" report directly from the search view
    • Improvements to the embedded content feature include:
      • Significantly easier method to build code for embedded content including the ability to save configurations and add custom CSS
      • New capability to separate authentication for viewing from sign-in for event creation
      • Made improvements to how embedded content works with institution SSO, eliminating erroneous "This object has been reserved by someone else" error message
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Fixed issue where pricing sets link did not properly display after choosing Show Invoice
      • Corrected inconsistent display of resources in the Event Form when specific custom attributes were set
      • Ensured users can delete Event Save Email scenarios that have not yet been saved
      • Tightened object level security for location availability views
      • Improved display of the "Configure Theme" interface when using dark mode
      • Improved tab navigation in the Event Form
      • Accessibility improvements for embedded content iframes, tab order, screen reader identifying labels, and improved Axe testing errors
      • 02/18/2021 Patch: Fixed issue with copying locations without an associated assignment policy
  • 02/15/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
  • 02/11/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Ensured weekly patterns are properly enforced after editing a scheduled report
    • Eliminated 500 HTTP error after running custom reports
    • Improved accessibility of autocomplete form fields
  • 02/11/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Improvements for Optimizer modeling and simulation reporting include:
      • Added "Outcome" column to the export CSV file to display for "Placed," "Not Placed," and "Impossible" to place results
      • Users may now filter the results in the "Generate List" preview to only show sections included in the simulation
    • Several grids of event data (the Tables page and the Optimizer results) now have the ability to choose which columns are displayed
    • "Maximum Passing Time" added to filter set criteria to specify the number of minutes in a passing period
    • Improved display of the "Average Utilization" chart in the basic snapshot metrics view
    • Added "Go to Tool" section to the "More" menu with links to other Series25 tools
    • Better login experience with added modal display
  • 02/11/2021 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Assigned locations may now be imported as "shared" by including :shared after the location name (no spaces around the colon)
  • 02/11/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Added the ability to automatically identify and bind overlapping sections, saving time for users who upload long lists of bound groups
    • Campus Solutions users may now define the primary member of a combined section group by entering its CRN in the group's Short Description field
  • 02/11/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Introduced additional template variables which include related event data for formatted tables in document management
  • 02/02/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Improved consistency in labeling for new, more user-friendly format for template variables
    • Ensured date dropdown menus in the Event Form when viewing all occurrences are correctly sized
    • Fixed issue with Event categories not always inheriting event types when needed
    • Resolved Express Scheduling conflict complication that displayed a "Location not Available at Commit" error message
    • Addressed display issues for dark mode
  • 01/28/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Improvements to template creation for Event Emails and Document Management:
      • Variables are now displayed in a more user-friendly format and can be selected from a drop-down menu
      • Clicking on a variable's name copies it to your clipboard to paste into a template
      • Date variables can be customized with several different display formats
      • Number and date variables now support basic math operations
      • New variables for contact details and "last mod date"
      • Several new variables for use solely with Document Management, including price totals, organization references, and several pre-formatted tables
    • Events created via Express Scheduling can now be cancelled by the requestor, even if they don't have access to the Cancelled event state
    • Various accessibility improvements and minor bug fixes
  • 01/28/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Addressed the following issues with scheduled report management:
      • Duplicate report emails being sent after modification of report schedule
      • Overlapping text on the scheduled report page when window is resized
  • 01/28/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Introduced rebuilt versions of the Event Distribution Report and Location Inventory Report (formerly Location Distribution) with exciting new features:
      • Options to shade events by meeting pattern and time of day
      • Horizontal and vertical arrangement of data scaled to fit screens better
      • Ability to show only the highest-value groups while combining the remainder into a "residual" group
    • X25 Analytics now prompts users to log in rather than requiring authentication in 25Live Pro first
  • 01/25/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Deployed several schema patches via remote update. These updates are necessary to address bugs and support future functionality. Contact CollegeNET support for instructions if the patches were unable to deploy remotely.
      • LYNX-2310 for Colleague: altered column partition_id on lynx.partitions_hist from varchar(5) to varchar(7)
      • LYNX-2287 for Universal: added columns start_dt and end_dt to tables lynx.term and lynx.term_hist
      • LYNX-2289 for Universal: added column is_primary to tables lynx.xl_member and lynx.xl_member_hist
  • 01/21/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Introduced the ability to edit assignment policy for locations
    • Editing assignment policy for resources is planned for near-future updates, as is editing object security for both locations and resources
  • 01/22/2021 - Schedule25 Optimizer:
    • Improved messaging in situations where a user attempts to accept results but does not have sufficient assignment policy permissions to make assignments
  • 01/19/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Deployed schema patch LYNX-2276 for Campus Solutions databases via remote update. This adds columns DESCR and DESCRSHORT to the history table LYNX_PS_SCTN_CMBND_TBL_HIST as well as triggers to populate them from the corresponding Campus Solutions fields. Contact CollegeNET support for instructions if the patch was unable to deploy remotely.
    • This patch lays groundwork for a LYNX update planned for February which allows users to specify which section in a combined group should be listed as the primary one.
  • 01/14/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added support for new Freshbooks API in 25Live Accounting
    • Improved loading when viewing event relationships as search results in the Event Details view
    • Resolved error that occurred when sharing searches
    • Addressed display of event date and time in the "Summary" area of the Event Details view for complex date occurrences
    • Better handling of textareas when using SeriesQL to view complete query
  • 01/14/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Resolved internal server error that appeared for some instances when running the Reservations by Date report for Excel (see info about it in the Standard Reports Reference)
    • Completed several accessibility improvements for screen readers
  • 01/07/2020 - X25 Analytics:
    • Improved the ability to share reports with other people, including:
      • Generating a public URL for a fully interactive report
      • Downloading a high-resolution jpeg image
    • Added the ability to generate a snapshot based on the results of an Optimizer simulation
    • The Locations by Time Report now has the ability to customize capacity breakpoints
    • Many small but impactful tweaks to UI and terminology (for example, the Locations by Time report mentioned above is renamed from Rooms by Time)
  • 01/07/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Added the ability to import SIS department or subject codes as 25Live organizations
    • Both locations and organizations imported through LYNX will now be updated automatically with changes from the SIS
    • Categories can now be added to sections and exams based on their extract sets
  • 01/07/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users are now prevented from Deleting a Group unless it contains no members
    • Clarified the minimum permissions required to edit different aspects of Group permissions and configurations
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes and UI improvements
  • 01/07/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New ability to create, edit, and manage event contracts using a custom header, body, and footer that can utilize template variables, available in System Settings > Document Management
    • Added options to choose when and from which feature Event Emails are triggered, including new options, such as the Tasks view
    • The Configure Theme and Grid Coloring features moved to System Settings > General Settings
    • The ability to remove locks on objects is now available in 25Live Pro in the System Settings > General Settings view
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Improved menus in the Blackout Management and Event Form Settings sections of System Settings
      • User interface improvements in the System Settings > Event Save Email section
      • Ensured the "Always Share" toggle in the Location Details view reflects the database value
      • Better text alignment in Location Details for Layouts
      • Increased the size of the search selection dropdown menu and made the headings sticky
      • The listing of reports in the Event Details view "More Actions" menu for "Print a Report for this Event" and "Email Event Details" are now in alphabetical order
      • Resolved issue posting to the database for events with occurrences at different times and prevented erroneous "This object has been reserved by someone else" error message
      • Addressed refresh error with search results in the "Availability Weekly" view when changing the search type to "Quick Search"
      • Prevented duplicate saving of Event Form Settings > Rule Settings after creating a new rule then editing that rule or doubling use of the "Save" button
      • Ensured users of embedded content (with the login option turned on) aren't asked to log in more than once
      • Improved content display in the Firefox browser
      • Fixed a link to 25Live Pro Help topics
      • Background services upgrades
      • Internal testing for upcoming Cooperative Grid Scheduling feature
      • Accessibility improvements for keyboard navigation
  • 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.

For older release notes, see the Series25 Release Notes Archive.




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