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Linchpin – your fully personalized central collaboration hub

Linchpin provides you with a centralized information and collaboration platform, with an open and transparent teamwork environment. Linchpin connects employees, no matter their time or location. Everyone has a personalized user-experience tailored only to them.


Summary & Highlights

It's finally here - feature release 1.2.0 for our Linchpin Intranet Suite! 

Version 1.2.0 is packed with bug fixes, new features, and a lot of the improvements you have been looking for. We have prepared a short summary of the most important changes below or you can navigate to specific features by using the table of contents at the top of this page.





To get you in the mood for this release's changes, please think of your very first encounter with Confluence or Linchpin. The first thing you saw was the login screen. It was basically two input fields on a white background. It was not very appealing. Now think of the exact same screen but with a nice background image that represents your company. Think of a heartwarming welcome message that takes you by the hand and guides you on your very first steps with Linchpin. This probably sounds way better than what we described in the first, right? That is the mood we want all users to be in when logging into Linchpin.

Secondly we improved the heart of Linchpin, the personalization. We want every single user to have their very own Linchpin experience tied to their very own needs and interests. One small part that contributes to this experience is the personal news that all users can configure and subscribe to. With this new release of Linchpin Intranet Suite users can now manage and view personal news directly via Linchpin's central news hub, making it even more intuitive and accessible to use.

Last but not least we made some significant changes to Linchpin Mobile. We all know that security is important and for mobile intranet access security is not only important but a core requirement. Smartphones can easily be lost or left unattended. The mobile use case holds an immanent risk that confidential information is exposed to unauthorized third parties at any time. To secure your company's knowledge we have added extended security features like PIN protection and fingerprint scan to our mobile app. In addition we focused on making more of your intranet content available when on the go so we added mobile compatibility for a bunch of Linchpin macros.


Overall Improvements

  • Anonymous Access: We improved anonymous access to your Linchpin Intranet and added error handling mechanisms as well as specific hints and customized information for anonymous users.
  • Data Center Approval: Linchpin Intranet Suite versions 1.1.5 and above are officially approved for use with Confluence Data Center by Atlassian. Since this is the first feature release after the approval we just want to remind you of this fact once again.



User Profiles

We have added improvements here that make everyone's life easier. Integrate content responsibility macro within blueprints, ask new users for their phone number during the on-boarding process, and display anonymous users with specific macro content. On top of that we are introducing support for several user list macros to Linchpin Mobile.

New Features

  • Mobile user list macros: The Custom User List and My Contacts macros are now supported when viewing Confluence with a mobile device or using Linchpin Mobile.

Improvements

  • You can now insert the Content Responsibility macro in blueprints.
  • You can now add profile fields of the type "phone" to the user profile fields modules in Onboarding and Assistant. Until now only the field types "text", "select" and "multiselect" were supported. Thus a further step towards better maintained and high-quality user data is possible.
  • We have improved the output of macros for anonymous users. Until now, only general messages and messages that were not comprehensible to the user were displayed in the case of no meaningful output.
  • VERSION 1.2.1 The profile notice for Assistant and Onboarding module now supports additional field types: "Country", "Language" and "Textarea".
  • VERSION 1.2.1 You can configure the Assistant module's profile notice to be shown even if all profile fields are already filled. This enables the use case "Is your profile still up to date?" in addition to the existing use case "Please complete your profile".

Bugfixes

  • If there is a custom user directory added as user profile data source it is now always used as target for the data backsync feature. We fixed an issue where this directory has been ignored in some cases.
  • VERSION 1.2.1 When importing profile data from XML, you can now map multiple profile fields to the same XML attribute.



Navigation & Theming

It is now possible to fully customize the login area of your Linchpin intranet. Now you can set the background image of the login screen.  This will make your users feel at home when they log in to your intranet for the very first time. In addition you can configure a custom welcome message to give some basic information on the system or provide support for the login process.

Furthermore you can now display a selection of spaces within Confluence pages by using our new spaces macro. On top of that we added support for all variants of the teaser macro to Linchpin Mobile and fixed a bunch of bugs.

New Features

  • Customizable login screen: You can now add a custom background image and welcome message to your Linchpin's login screen.
  • Spaces macro: Display a selection of spaces using the same filter types you can find in the space directory. You can also display multiple categories together or a group of individually chosen spaces.
  • Mobile teaser macro: All variants of the teaser macro are now supported in Linchpin Mobile.

Bugfixes

  • On instances with more than 500 spaces you can now choose from all spaces if you want to assign space layouts. In previous versions only the first 500 spaces were available for selection.
  • Fixed the view mode switch button in the space directory that was not appearing on IE11 .
  • Removed unnecessary title of sidebar icon SVGs.
  • Put sidebar icons in their place so they no longer poke through search and inline dialogs.
  • The kicker in news tiles (Cover Stories and News Hub) is displayed with the correct color again.



News

When it comes to news we focused on further establishing the news hub as the central go to place for anything news. Users can now manage their personal news subscriptions in the news hub making the whole process independent of the personal news macro. We also added extended configuration for sticky news as well as support for several news macros to Linchpin Mobile.

New Features

  • Centralized personal news subscriptions: Let your users show and manage their news subscriptions right in the news hub. You don't need to have a Personal News Feed macro for that anymore.
  • Refined sticky news: Define in which spaces the sticky news feature is available – and who can use it. No more clogging of news feeds because everyone makes their news stick to the top.
  • Mobile news macros: We have improved the display of our news macros in Linchpin Mobile and the mobile Confluence view. They now show a link to the appropriate sections.

Improvements

  • With some custom CSS, you can now display the date a blog post has been last modified. See our admin documentation for details.

Bugfixes

  • VERSION 1.2.1 Fixed an issue that stopped proper sending of news digest emails when there were inactive users or users without permission to use confluence were amongst the recipients.



Microblogging

The topic sidebar is back! Also users now can delete their own microblog posts even if there are already new replies. If that's no great news we do not know what is.

New Features

  • Topic sidebar: We introduced the option to display a responsive topic sidebar in the timeline macro view. By doing so users can switch between different microblog topics even quicker in order to stay up-to-date.

Improvements

  • Deleting own microblog posts is now possible even if replies exist.
  • The timeline macro sidebar state automatically adjusts when content width changes.



Events

We continued our journey of fixing all the bugs in our events module and made good progress here. Believe it or not: We will not rest until even the last issue has been fixed!

Spoiler Alert: Within the next few weeks we will have a look into event permissions. If you're not 100% happy with how Linchpin Events currently manages view and edit permissions (based on a connected Confluence space) we would love to talk to you about your experiences and ideas on how to improve this feature. Please leave us a short comment over at https://linchpin.canny.io/events/p/dedicated-permission-management-for-events and we'll message you immediately, Thanks!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented a duplicated event from applying the original event's categories automatically.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in an event losing all category information when entering edit mode.
  • Fixed an issue with the sign up button being displayed for an event the user was already signed up for.
  • Fixed an issue with event sign up not being reflected correctly when using Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed an issue with the event macro not being displayed due to a zone.js library incompatibility.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in an infinite loading spinner when trying to insert an event macro into a Confluence page.
  • Fixed an issue with the event macro configuration not loading properly when opening up the dialogue for the first time.
  • VERSION 1.2.1 Fixed an issue with displaying events when accessing Confluence as an anonymous user.



Mobile App

For our mobile solution we concentrated on making mobile access to your Linchpin intranet a lot more secure by introducing additional security mechanisms (like an app-specific PIN code that can be enforced when connecting to individual instances) and the option to completely disable mobile access to Confluence pages (in case you have some highly confidential information stored there and mobile access might look like too much of a risk to you).

New Features

  • Extended mobile security: Access to individual instances via this app now requires a personal PIN code. Confluence administrators can enable this feature for their instance via Linchpin Mobile admin panel in Confluence. See our admin documentation for details.
  • Disable mobile page access: Confluence administrators can now disable mobile page access via Linchpin Mobile. This setting can be edited for each instance via Linchpin Mobile admin panel in Confluence.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue with displaying user images in 'Individual user list' macro in the wrong size.




Complete changelog

Here is a complete overview of all of the changes that we've implemented in our Linchpin Intranet Suite 1.2 release, but be aware: It's a lot - don't get lost in this long list!

Here we go...

New Features

  • Mobile user list macros: The Custom User List and My Contacts macros are now supported when viewing Confluence with a mobile device or using Linchpin Mobile.
  • Customizable login screen: You can now add a custom background image and welcome message to your Linchpin's login screen.
  • Spaces macro: Display a selection of spaces using the same filter types you can find in the space directory. You can also display multiple categories together or a group of individually chosen spaces.
  • Mobile teaser macro: All variants of the teaser macro are now supported in Linchpin Mobile.
  • Centralized personal news subscriptions: Let your users show and manage their news subscriptions right in the news hub. You don't need to have a Personal News Feed macro for that anymore.
  • Refined sticky news: Define in which spaces the sticky news feature is available – and who can use it. No more clogging of news feeds because everyone makes their news stick to the top.
  • Mobile news macros: We have improved the display of our news macros in Linchpin Mobile and the mobile Confluence view. They now show a link to the appropriate sections.
  • Topic sidebar: We introduced the option to show a topic sidebar in the timeline macro view. By doing so users can switch between different microblog topics even quicker in order to stay up-to-date.
  • Extended mobile security: Access to individual instances via this app now requires a personal PIN code. Confluence administrators can enable this feature for their instance via Linchpin Mobile admin panel in Confluence. See our admin documentation for details.
  • Disable mobile page access: Confluence administrators can now disable mobile page access via Linchpin Mobile. This setting can be edited for each instance via Linchpin Mobile admin panel in Confluence.

Improvements

  • Anonymous Access: We further improved anonymous access to your Linchpin Intranet and added a bunch of error handling mechanisms as well as specific hints and customized information for anonymous users.
  • Data Center Approval: Linchpin Intranet Suite versions 1.1.5 and above are officially approved for use with Confluence Data Center by Atlassian. Since this is the first feature release after the approval we just want to remind you of this fact once again (Lächeln)
  • You can now insert the Content Responsibility macro in blueprints.
  • You can now add profile fields of the type "phone" to the user profile fields modules in Onboarding and Assistant. Until now only the field types "text", "select" and "multiselect" were supported. Thus a further step towards better maintained and high-quality user data is possible.
  • We have improved the output of profile and user information related macros for anonymous users. Until now, only general messages and messages that were not comprehensible to the user were displayed in the case of no meaningful output.
  • With some custom CSS, you can now display the date a blog post has been last modified. See our admin documentation for details.
  • Deleting own microblog posts is now possible even if replies exist.
  • The microblog's timeline macro sidebar state automatically adjusts when content width changes.
  • VERSION 1.2.1 The profile notice for Assistant and Onboarding module now supports additional field types: "Country", "Language" and "Textarea".
  • VERSION 1.2.1 You can configure the Assistant module's profile notice to be shown even if all profile fields are already filled. This enables the use case "Is your profile still up to date?" in addition to the existing use case "Please complete your profile".

Bugfixes

  • If there is a custom user directory added as user profile data source it is now always used as target for the data backsync feature. We fixed an issue where this directory has been ignored in some cases.
  • On instances with more than 500 spaces you can now choose from all spaces if you want to assign space layouts. In previous versions only the first 500 spaces were available for selection.
  • Fixed the view mode switch button in the space directory that was not appearing on IE11 .
  • Removed unnecessary title of sidebar icon SVGs.
  • Put sidebar icons in their place so they no longer poke through search and inline dialogs.
  • The kicker in news tiles (Cover Stories and News Hub) is displayed with the correct color again.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a duplicated event from applying the original event's categories automatically.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in an event losing all category information when entering edit mode.
  • Fixed an issue with the sign up button being displayed for an event the user was already signed up for.
  • Fixed an issue with event sign up not being reflected correctly when using Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed an issue with the event macro not being displayed due to a zone.js library incompatibility.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in an infinite loading spinner when trying to insert an event macro into a Confluence page.
  • Fixed an issue with the event macro configuration not loading properly when opening up the dialogue for the first time.
  • Fixed an issue with displaying user images in 'Individual user list' macro in the wrong size in the mobile app.
  • VERSION 1.2.1 When importing profile data from XML, you can now map multiple profile fields to the same XML attribute.
  • VERSION 1.2.1 Fixed an issue that stopped proper sending of news digest emails when there were inactive users or users without permission to use confluence were amongst the recipients.
  • VERSION 1.2.1 Fixed an issue with displaying events when accessing Confluence as an anonymous user.








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