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Please note that the deployment of version 6 will be done gradually over the next few weeks.


6.0.30


 

Today the Octopus version 6 is born and some of you will ask yourself the question: what about version 5?

The objective of the Web version of Octopus is to have a tool that is efficient, user-friendly and meets customers' business needs as easily as possible. Version 5 did not meet these objectives satisfactorily, so we readjusted ourselves to a different type of development.

Used for Octopus COVID-19 among other solutions, the ESM platform is much better suited to current needs and will be used for Octopus's future development. More information to come during fall.

Interface | Works with the new .NET 4.7.2 Version

The version 6.0 of Octopus requires the Microsoft .NET 4.7.2 component to use the application on workstations and servers.

Updating the requirements is part of the normal evolution of our application. Indeed, the used .NET Framework version dates from 2010.

The new version therefore offers many advantages both in terms of what it allows us to accomplish as a software publisher and in terms of its performance and security.

 


From version 6.0, a workstation or a server with a .NET version earlier than 4.7.2 will have an error message and the application will not open.

In addition, programs like ADSIReader, MailIntegration, etc. will no longer work.

 

See the Octopus system requirements article for more information.  

Themes | New Concept to Choose the Octopus Look

It is now possible to change the look of Octopus using various themes:

  • Classic
  • Modern blue
  • Modern dark
  • Modern light

In addition, you can add an image of your choice to the left section. 

To find out more see the How to Use the Themes to Change the Look of Octopus? article.

Editing | New HTML Editor

With version 6, an HTML editor called Froala is now being used.

This editor runs in the background to edit text in the following places:

  • Activities - if the option is activated
  • Activity types - if the option is activated
  • Email templates
  • Field configuration, incident templates and SR types
    • Internal procedure
    • Instructions to the user
    • Comment type fields
    • Instructions in a form

  • CIs Document tab
    • For the CI types that have the Is a document option checked
  • Internal announcement
  • Web Portal announcement

To learn more about what the editor can do in Octopus, see the HTML Tool in Octopus article. 

Activities | Can Now be Formated

With the introduction of a new editor, it is now possible to format activities in Octopus requests.

The Octopus administrator of a team can activate this option from the Tools > Options > Important General Options > Text format for activities added by technicians menu. 

To discover the possible functionalities in the activities, go to the HTML Tool in Octopus page.

Boards | Kanban Method Tool Now Available

Work organization by flow, which is the basis of the Kanban method, inspired us to create the Octopus boards.

You can organize work to be done according to the steps to be accomplished instead of looking at a list.

Boards make it possible to "visualize" work to be done, whether it be from the personal board of an Octopus user, or from a board shared with several people.

We have been using boards for a while at Octopus to organize our development and we wanted to share this tool with our customers.

We already have several ideas for improvements in mind, but we want to see what will be the day-to-day use of your teams to be able to target the improvements that will be most useful to everyone.

We therefore invite you to explore the Octopus Board Management

Reference Data | New Concept in Advanced Search

One of the main places where the Octopus configuration takes place is in Tools > Reference data management. This is where we create and configure CI types, requests, sites, departments, etc.

Because it can sometimes be difficult to find a particular item in the reference data, a field has been added at the top of the window to make it easier to find information.

Also, depending on their permission, Octopus users can now use the advanced search to find out the values, to keep an eye on the data that gets added and modified or also to create lists.

The Searching the Reference Data page gives you details about this new option.

 


 

 

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