Introduction

This release contains new features, changes and improvements, and bug fixes.  If an entry here is a result of a bug report or feature request, the relevant ID number (xxxx-yyyy or #zzzz) will be at the end of the entry.

Prerequites

There are no prerequisites for this release.
Please check previous release notes if you are not upgrading from the latest version.

Supported environments

This release supports the following environments:
– Office 365 tenant and Azure
– SharePoint Server 2013
– SharePoint Server 2016
– SharePoint Server 2019
Note: As the Modern SharePoint experience platform and development framework is too far behind SharePoint Online, the Wizdom on Modern SharePoint experiences capabilities are currently not supported on SharePoint Server 2019.

New features

Modern

– Noticeboard now has nested comments, so you can reply to comments.
– We’ve added a basic JavaScript SDK for Power Panel (window.Wizdom.PowerPanel). This includes event scaffolding, which developers can use to react to actions in Power Panel (currently only supports PANEL_OPEN). Also added a way to open a panel through program code, by using index or GUID (recommended).
– The Power Panel is now available as a personal app in Microsoft Teams. For information about how to install and enable it, click here.

Classic

– We’ve added a new Tile template for Quicklinks, which supports images or icons as well as background and text color.

 

Changes and improvements

Modern

– The base version of the Noticeboard web part is now 2. Note: If you have custom styling to your templates, remember to test them in a test environment before upgrading your live version. Note: If you have custom styling on your templates or Noticeboard, remember to test them in a test environment before upgrading your live version.
– These templates have new styles; Full Width, Compact List, List View, and Cards. The new styles include icons and designs for different content types. Note: If you have custom styling on your templates or Noticeboard, remember to test them in a test environment before upgrading your live version.
– The Full Width template now follows the style and functionality of the Corporate News web part.
– The List template now lets you have one or two columns.
– In Chrome and Edge browsers, we’ve changed the underlying logic for web parts to encompass Google’s new samesite logic for cookies, which was introduced with Chrome v80. For more information, on samesite logic, see this guide by Digiday.
– When you create a Noticeboard item with multiple language variations, these variations now sync to the data store that Wizdom uses for SharePoint Search. This means that your readers should see the version of the Noticeboard item in the language they’ve set SharePoint to.
– The Corporate News web part now doesn’t show a view count by default. The view count is still visible when you click a news item. If you want to enable the view counter on the web part, go to the web part settings, and select Show view count.
– Wizdom is now more responsive on small screens.
– You can now translate Power Panel tab labels.
– The Power Panel now throws a warning if there is no config file.
– You can now use result source for querying Policies I Must Read and Relevant Pages.
– The Page Information web part has a new UI and is more responsive.
– We’ve improved the error message for when you create a Page Information web part from a template with the web part. The error message now provides more information and next steps.
– When you create a news item in Noticeboard, it’s no longer mandatory to provide a summary or message. A Heading is enough.
– Web parts in Power Panel now support dynamic data links.

Resolved issues

Modern

– The contextual menu no longer changes size on mobile devices and small screens. (2019-1545)
– In the Workspace Overview web part, the groups Everybody, Internals, and Externals now display correctly, when enabled.
– Links in the Mega Menu now correctly open in a new tab when configured to do so.
– In the Card template in Noticeboard, you can now click the Comment icon, which redirects you to the comment section in the Show News Item dialog.
– In the Workspaces web part, text you’ve entered in the Filter selector or the Chosen Columns properties is now correctly removed when you select an option.
– In Noticeboard, images uploaded with the Froala editor no longer occasionally disappear.
– In Noticeboard, setting Chrometype to Visual no longer causes the Overview web part to disappear. (#5723)
– The Policy Index web part no longer displays an error message during loading.
– Web parts no longer show content placeholders on reload when content placeholders are disabled.
– We’ve fixed an issue that caused some web parts to crash in Power Panel if they were using specific kinds of theming.
– In the Workspaces Overview web part, a site editor will no longer see the instance drop-down as empty if their permissions do not normally allow them to see the selection.
– In Noticeboard, admins can now correctly edit or delete all items, including those with the permission level set to “Can only edit its own”.
– In the FAQs web part, you can now correctly edit or delete questions when “Use shared FAQs set” is set to false.
– The FAQs web part now loads correctly in IE11.
– When the Mega Menu is enabled, the SharePoint Navigation Hub is no longer visible on Document Libraries and Site Contents.
– The auto-refresh (Number of minutes between refresh) feature on web parts now works correctly.
– You can now disable animations on the Full Width template.
– In courses, using the Export arrow no longer fails because of token expiration. (#5887)
– If the Birthday web part is configured to only show My Department, it no longer shows people from other departments. (2019-1708) (2019-2038) (#4786) (#4818)
– We’ve fixed various translations for various web parts, modules, and placeholder texts. (#4817)

Classic

– In On-Premises solutions, nested groups now work correctly in in the Must Read feature. (#5051)
– If the Birthday web part is configured to only show My Department, it no longer shows people from other departments. (2019-1708) (2019-2038) (#4786) (#4818)
– We’ve fixed various translations for various web parts, modules, and placeholder texts. (#4817)

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