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TechDoc Client 9 Build 07/19/2017 Released

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:18

TechDoc Client 9 Build 07/19/2017 has been released and features the following improvements:

  • Updated to Java 8 update 131.
  • Fixed keyword issue on documents when a keyword is used multiple times with different values.

TechDoc 9.1 is Now Available

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:16

TechDoc 9.1 is now available as a full installation/upgrade program on the TechDoc 9.1 Downloads page. If you are performing an upgrade, you must be running TechDoc 9 or higher before upgrading. Some of the highlight for TechDoc 9.1 include:

  • Updates to support the latest Java 8 security baseline
  • Data-At-Rest encryption upgraded to AES-256 and SHA-256
  • SAML IDP metadata can now contain more than one signing or encryption certificate
  • Reports on documents, folders, groups, and projects now support a virtual Access column to display associated access to the item
  • Mail Receivers that create documents from received SMTP mail messages
  • Simple Web Request activity for easily accessing non-standard web services from workflows
  • A lot more widgets to add to your "My Work" dashboard

TechDoc Client 9 Build 02/22/2017 Released

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:23

TechDoc Client 9 Build 02/22/2017 has been released and features the following improvements:

  • Auto document numbering will now safe illegal characters when using the %f file option.
  • Prefix and suffix characters may now be specified when using the auto document numbering file option %f.
  • Replace document action now works on a document when viewed under a search folder.
  • A new document action has been added that allows releasing document at the same time it's being replaced.
  • Moving of document(s)/folder(s) now supported when connected to a TechDoc server version 9.1 or newer.

TechDoc 9 Officially Supports Windows Server 2016

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:27

DocuBrain has completed compatibility testing and TechDoc 9 is compatible with Windows Server 2016. We now officially support installing and running TechDoc 9 on Windows Server 2016.

Note that if you are still running on Windows Server 2008 R2, you should begin preparing to upgrade your operating system. Microsoft ended mainstream support of Windows Server 2008 R2 on 01/13/2015 and currently plans to end extended support on 01/14/2020.

TechDoc 9 JRE Updated to Java 8u112

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:54

The TechDoc 9 JRE has been updated to Java 8u112 to incorporate Java's latest security improvements. Be aware that this JRE only works with TechDoc 9. It can be used as part of a fresh install of TechDoc 9 or it can be run afterwards to upgrade the existing TechDoc 9 JRE to Java 8u112.

Note that the Tomcat service must be stopped in order to apply the update so it will interrupt service to users. If you are performing a JRE-only upgrade, don't forget to start the Tomcat service after the upgrade is complete since the upgrade process does not automatically restart the Tomcat service for you.

Render 9 Build 10/14/2016 is Now Available

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:58

Render 9 Build 10/14/2016 is now available on the TechDoc 9 Downloads page. If you already have a Render 8 or Render 9 VM, you can update it by simply following the section called "Periodic Maintenance of the Render VM" in the Render Installation guide. The following is a list of changes from Render 9 to Render 9 Build 10/14/2016:

  • Improved PDF image quality in Word and Visio. Word and Visio were defaulting to creating screen-quality PDFs while all other applications defaulted to print-quality PDFs.
  • Improved PDF image quality in Outlook. Outlook uses Word to create PDFs from mail messages so it is affected by the improvement to Word.
  • The Render build date has been added to the Render Version Info feature to make it easy to determine exactly which build of Render is running on a VM.

Note that there are no product (Office, iGrafx, etc.) version changes from Render 9 to this release.

TechDoc 9 JRE Updated for New Root CAs

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 16:25

The TechDoc 9 JRE has been updated to include the latest SSL Root CAs from the US Treasury. Security-wise, the JRE is still based on Java 8u102. This update includes the latest Root CA's for TRCA, DHSCA, FSCA, NOCA, SSACA, TOCA, and VACA. Be aware that this JRE only works with TechDoc 9. It can be used as part of a fresh install of TechDoc 9 or it can be run afterwards to upgrade the existing TechDoc 9 JRE.

Note that the Tomcat service must be stopped in order to apply the update so it will interrupt service to users. If you are performing a JRE-only upgrade, don't forget to start the Tomcat service after the upgrade is complete since the upgrade process does not automatically restart the Tomcat service for you.

TechDoc Client 9 Build 09/13/2016 Released

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:32

TechDoc Client 9 Build 09/13/2016 has been released and features the following improvement:

  • Updated to Java 8 Update 102.
  • Updated to Firefox Portable 48.0.2.

TechDoc 9 JRE Updated to Java 8u102

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 14:04

The TechDoc 9 JRE has been updated to Java 8u102 to incorporate Java's latest security improvements. Be aware that this JRE only works with TechDoc 9. It can be used as part of a fresh install of TechDoc 9 or it can be run afterwards to upgrade the existing TechDoc 9 JRE to Java 8u102.

Note that the Tomcat service must be stopped in order to apply the update so it will interrupt service to users. If you are performing a JRE-only upgrade, don't forget to start the Tomcat service after the upgrade is complete since the upgrade process does not automatically restart the Tomcat service for you.

TechDoc 9 Build 07/05/2016 is Now Available

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:54

TechDoc 9 Build 07/05/2016 is now available as a full installation/upgrade program on the TechDoc 9 Downloads page. If you are performing an upgrade, you must be running TechDoc 8 or higher before upgrading. Some of the highlight for TechDoc 9 include:

  • New support for electronic forms and form submissions
  • Customizable dashboards for My Work and Forms
  • Updated workflow engine with many improvements including web service tasks that can call SOAP services
  • Improved network security to support TLS 1.0 and 1.1 being disabled
  • New fast switching between multiple TechDoc accounts that map to the same remotely authenticated user
  • Support for external groups that are managed by remote authenticators (Active Directory, SAML, etc.)

TechDoc Client 9 Build 05/13/2016 Released

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 13:19

TechDoc Client 9 Build 05/13/2016 has been released and features the following improvement:

  • Added US Federal certificates to allow Single Sign On to function without warnings.
  • Updated to Java 8 Update 92.
  • Updated to Firefox Portable 46.

DocuBrain Workflow Editor 9 Build 04/15/2016 Released

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:19

DocuBrain Workflow Editor 9 Build 04/15/2016 has been released and features the following improvements:

  • Added ability to re-size elements using their corners.
  • Corrected XML parsing issues that affected BPMN "condition" and "documentation" tags.
  • Improved the copy/paste functionality to better handle sequence flows.
  • Improved element interaction on the diagram. Previously, deeply nest elements could be difficult to target and work with.
  • Improved to handle HTTP Error codes 301 and 302 (Moved Permanently and Moved Temporarily) when connecting to a workflow repository.

DocuBrain/TechDoc EULA and MTSA Updated

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:19

The DocuBrain/TechDoc EULA (End User License Agreement) and MTSA (Maintenance and Technical Support Agreement) were updated on 03/01/2016 and are effective immediately. The primary purpose of the updates were to add verbiage for Electronic Forms, which has been added to TechDoc 9. Here is a list of the changes made to each:

DocuBrain/TechDoc EULA 03/01/2016 Changes
  • 2.A. Enterprise License Limits
    • Added Electronic Forms with unlimited Published Forms
    • Clarified that Workflow includes unlimited Workflow Process Definitions
  • 2.B. Standard License Limits
    • Added Electronic Forms with 10 Published Forms
    • Added Workflow with 10 Workflow Process Definitions; includes 1 Workflow Editor License
    • Added 1 Test Environment
  • 2.C. Basic License Limits
    • Added No Electronic Forms included
  • 2.D. Non-Production License Limits
    • Added No Electronic Forms included
    • Corrected Permitted Client Limit From 50 to 20

DocuBrain/TechDoc MTSA 03/01/2016 Changes
  • 3.2 Technical Support
    • Clarified that PTI observes US Federal Holidays
    • Removed number of clients supported as that limit is for the EULA
    • Changed Workflow Editors supported under Standard from 0 to 1
    • Added Electronic Forms support for Standard and Enterprise
    • Added Test Environment support for Standard

TechDoc Client 9 Build 02/05/2016 Released

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 18:22

TechDoc Client 9 Build 02/05/2016 has been released and features the following improvement:

  • Updated to Java 8 Update 72 to fix a known Java problem with the thumb scroller missing on some vertical scroll bars.

DocuBrain Workflow Editor 9 Build 01/04/2016 Released

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:00

DocuBrain Workflow Editor 9 Build 01/04/2016 has been released and features the following improvements:

  • Added support for TechDoc V9 servers (TechDoc V8 servers are still fully supported too).
  • Added support for TechDoc and Activiti servers having TLS 1.0 disabled.

TechDoc Client 9 Build 12/23/2015 Released

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 16:45

TechDoc Client 9 Build 12/23/2015 has been released and features the following improvements:

  • Added support for TechDoc 9 servers (TechDoc 8 servers are still fully supported too).
  • Added support for TechDoc servers having TLS 1.0 disabled.
  • Added support for fast switching between users; this feature requires a TechDoc 9 server with multiple user accounts that are mapped to the same remote authenticator (SAML, Windows Domain, etc.) and username.
  • Removed file name from the document info screen as that was only there for WebDAV support, which was removed in TechDoc 9.

Render 8a is Now Available

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:04

Render 8a is now available on the TechDoc 8 Downloads page. If you already have a Render 8 VM, you can update it by simply following the section called "Periodic Maintenance of the Render VM" in the Render Installation guide. The following is a list of changes from Render 8 to Render 8a:

  • Improved rendering of PDF files that have a transparency group that specified parameters directly rather than using an indirect object. The original issue could result in multiple pages in the watermarked PDF appearing blank in some PDF viewers.
  • Allow rendering of iGrafx FlowCharter documents that have an empty "Print Set". Now, if the "Print Set" is completely empty, render defaults to rendering all diagrams in the file like printing from the iGrafx application does.
  • Rendering of Microsoft Word templates (.DOT, .DOTM, and .DOTX files) and Microsoft Excel templates (.XLT, .XLTM, and .XLTX) have been added to this release.
  • The embedded Java JRE have been updated to Java 8 update 51.
  • Additional messages are returned for certain render failures to potentially make debugging of problems easier.

Note that there are no product version changes from Render 8 to this release.

TechDoc 8 Build 08/17/2015 is Now Available

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 16:12

TechDoc 8 Build 08/17/2015 is now available as a full installation/upgrade setup program or a simple patch on the TechDoc 8 Downloads page. If you are already running a prior build of TechDoc 8, either method can be used but the patch is much smaller and quicker to apply.

There are numerous fixes and improvements included in this update. For full details on this patch, please see the release notes for full details.

TechDoc Client 8 Build 08/10/2015 Released

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 15:21

TechDoc 8 Client Build 08/10/2015 has been released and features the following improvements:

  • Updated Release Document to detect when the Render checkbox should be disabled.
  • Target documents of an operation become/remain selected after the operation completes to make it easier to perform subsequent operations on that set of documents.

TechDoc Client 8 Build 07/13/2015 Released

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:20

TechDoc 8 Client Build 07/13/2015 has been released and features the following improvements:

  • Updated Search Folders to correctly handle Keywords again after an update of Java broke this feature.
  • Added revisions to the Show Generations screen.

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