The March 7 release is set and includes the Like button, self-serve SAML configuration, new language options, and a fancier version of the WYSIWYG editor.
We've added a Like button to make it easier for people to engage and provide feedback in your Igloo. Users will be able to like content across the community, including blogs, forums (and replies), files, wikis, events, microblogs, as well as comments.
Each object will show the number of likes that it has received, and clicking that number will bring up a list of users (similar to followers). Social analytics on the Like button will not be available at launch, but it is in the works! Check out the blog post for more information.
SAML Configuration Options
Administrators will now be able to configure SAML federations in the control panel, allowing administrators to take control of the configuration of their community's SAML authentication. A SAML configuration can replace Igloo as the identity provider, and administrators will be able to test the federation via the control panel. These configuration options will be compatible with both SAML only and Igloo/SAML hybrid set ups.
WYSIWYG Editor Upgrade
The current rich text editor is getting a nice refresh wherever it appears. And that covers quite a few different places. All apps, HTML widgets, comments, broadcasts, and in the control panel (e.g. welcome message, header, footer).
We will also add a number of new features like:
- Introducing a full screen mode and word count that makes it easier to author long form content
- Removing the need to paste content into dialog boxes when copying from third-party sources (i.e. Microsoft Word)
- Improving how you add hyperlinks to content, including the ability to automatically create links simply by typing a URL
- Addition of emoticons, user shortcuts, and improved HTML5 compatibility
Note: With this update, inserting a table is more intuitive for the end user, but the ability to assign a background color to tables or cells will no longer be available.
Support for Japanese and Russian
We've added support for more languages within your Igloo. For customers who have selected the multilingual option, you will now be able to add Japanese and Russian as the primary community language or as secondary options when authoring content.
If you want to learn more about this update or if you're interested in a demo, just contact your account manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org.