New in Content Server 21.1

This is an brief overview on the highlights of Content Server 21.1. This is only a technical list without any screenshots.

In the following posts I will discuss some of the new features more in detail, of course with screenshots

What’s new? A brief overview.

This is an excerpt from the Content Server 21.1 Release Notes

  • Administration
    • Admin Server Processes have now names which follow the the schema AdminServer-NN.
    • Read-Only Partitions. They have been eliminated. During Upgrade, they will be converted to retired node.
    • New Indexing Control Rules. For new installations, they follow the best practices for configuration.
    • Transport Warehouse, The system was simplified.
  • Connected Workspaces
    • Folder Templates. Like creating documents and workspaces from predefined templates, Folders now can be created from predefined folder templates.
  • SmartView
    • Multilingual Metadata. The name and the description fields in the metadata now support the edit of these fields in the configured multilingual metadata
    • Search Forms. Search Forms, created in classic UI are now available from smartUI.
    • TreeBrowse. A new widget allows to browse the nodelist widget with tree like display (similar to the Windows Explorer) after enabling this widget.
  • OpenText Viewing
    • Is now available as Windows Installer in an non-containerized environment.
  • Perspectives
    • Perspectives now can be enabled or disabled
  • Content Intelligence
    • Three new full-page widgets.
      • Nodes Table Webreport -Full
      • Table Webreport – Full
      • Visual Count – Full
    • New full page Webreport destination supports the new full page widgets.
    • New Tags/Tag Options
      • Enable Row Filters: Automatically filter a Webreport data source if the report is used as a button within the Visual Count Widget.
      • Hidden Columns: INDLUDEHIDDENCOLUMS: <hiddencolumns to include> is a new option in Table Webreports to display hidden columns.
  • Records Management
    • REST
      • Add and remove users to a hold
      • Add and remove users to a user based hold
      • Execute a user based hold and apply or remove holds from content owned or modified by the user
  • Security Clearance
    • Dynamic Security Clearance. The Clearance can now be controlled based on organizational defined criteria, like network and device to provide a finer control of the Clearance. For example, a login from a coffee shop can receive a lower Clearance as one from the intranet.
    • User profile. Clearances and Supplemental Markings can now be displayed on the user profile.
  • Workflow
    • Initiation by Mime Type. Workflows can be initiated by mime type, such as a pdf in the proper format.