Meridian Cloud is software as a service (SaaS) that is continuously improved. We deploy these improvements to your account (tenancy) as soon as they are completed and tested. Some of the improvements are minor and are immediately available to you to use. These typically have little to no impact on your data and processes and do not require configuration. Some of the improvements are part of a major feature that has not yet been completed. These typically can have an impact on your data or processes and might require configuration. The partial improvements are typically hidden (toggled off) in your account or in non-production environments until the entire feature has been completed and tested. Each quarter, we reveal (toggle on) the completed major features in some or all Meridian Cloud accounts or in specific environments after consulting with you. You can view the toggles that have been enabled in your environment as described in View My Subscription.
Release Toggles And Feature Toggles
A release toggle is a temporary switch used while a feature is being developed and tested on Accruent-only tenancies. It hides the feature from production releases until the feature is ready for release. We enable all release toggles as part of the release process—first for Accruent-only tenants, second for customer non-production tenants, and finally for customer production tenants. There is 3 to 4 week gap between each step. The functionality enabled by a particular release toggle is noted below.
A feature toggle is used to configure an application depending on a customer's subscription level or unique needs. These can be changed per customer via a Support request.
Improvements In This Release
The following tables list improvements in specific application or functional areas.
PDF renditions and PDFTron intermediate files are now generated by a Meridian Cloud shared service for improved performance and scalability.
This feature is enabled by release toggle 2020_Q3_Cloud_Use_CPF_In_Repository.
Fixed an issue that could cause the identity provider selection page to reappear when electronically signing documents.
The Users tab on the User Management page now includes the Email and Groups columns.
If the Email Verification option described in Configure a Third-Party Identity Provider is set to Deny tenant user to register with other email address as than invitation address and a user attempts to register with a different email address, they will be prompted to provide additional information before they can complete registration.
Users must now re-authenticate their identity when:
Authentication can be configured so that users must enter their password for each document in a batch of qualified documents undergoing the same action.
|MPS-30623||Portal tenant administrators may now sort the Users list on the User Management page by the Company, Email, Name and Full Name columns.
|MPS-30303||The audit log now uses correct terminology for information package events.|
The scale of in-progress overlay and prior revision overlay watermarks may now be configured for better visibility on large page sizes.
This feature is enabled by release toggle 2020_Q4_Cloud_Overlay_Scaling.
|MPS-31606||Fixed a problem with prior revision watermarks not appearing on archived project copies.|
|MPS-30974||For life sciences tenants, printing renditions from the Meridian viewer (without watermarks) is no longer available. Renditions must be printed from Adobe Reader (with watermarks).|
|MPS-31064||For life sciences tenants when sending a document for review or approval, the current user is no longer selected as the recipient by default.|
|MPS-31094||Fixed an issue with electronic signature watermark formatting when 3 or more signatures exist for a document.|
|MPS-31418||Position, size, and month formatting improvements to the configurable print stamp watermark.|
Rendition watermarks now support a new type of stamp called the identification overlay. It places a label on the rendition that include the Document Number and Revision property values and the rendition date.
This feature is enabled by release toggle 2020_Q4_Cloud_Identification_Overlay.
The page controls for lists of items have been improved to provide more information about the total number of pages, the relative location of the current page, and to improve navigation between pages.
This feature is enabled by release toggle 2020_Q4_Cloud_Use_New_Pagination.
It is no longer possible to send documents to a Meridian vault from a Portal project that is not linked to a vault project.
This feature is enabled by release toggle 2020_Q4_Cloud_Meridian_Project_link.
|MPS-30672||It is no longer possible to create Packages Only projects.|
|MPS-31170||A rendition is now generated automatically when a document is received from Meridian PowerWeb.|
|MPS-31206||A rendition is now generated automatically, when a new document is made from a template as described in Create New Documents From Templates or when documents are uploaded as described in Submit New Or Revised Documents.|
|MPS-31246||Uploaded PDF files are now stored as source files instead of renditions unless a source file is uploaded with the same name at the same time as described in Submit New Or Revised Documents.|
|MPS-17495||You can now enter a comment when you start or release a Quick Change.|
| MPS -24677,
|You can now set the print quality to be used in PDFTron on a document and a rendition.|
|MPS-29515||Populated document properties no longer require a value when it has already been entered.|
|MPS-30312||When you delete a document, if that document has incoming references, a dialog box now prompts for confirmation.|
|MPS-30542||When you print a document in PDFTron, you can zoom to a particular part of the document and then you can use the Print view button on the Print dialog box to print that view.|
|MPS-30759||When you create a transmittal package, it is now sent to the correct user.|
|MPS-30852||The Batch dialog box no longer freezes on the Create project copy and lock operation.|
|MPS-31811||Fixed an issue that could cause the orientation to be incorrect for renditions made from AutoCAD source files when the value of the Page orientation property on the document's Rendition page is set to ~Not specified~, which causes the orientation to be taken from the plot setting in the file.
|MPS-31993||When you reassign the To-Do person of a document in an editable workflow state that they have modified in their local workspace, the changes are no longer lost. Instead, the document is uploaded and becomes read only to the previous To-Do person.|
|Several issues with dragging and dropping files were fixed.|
|MPS-32467||The Draft Print privilege is no longer ignored when you click the thumbnail icon.|
|MPS-22439||The new Explorer beta now supports full text search for documents as described in Find Items.|
|MPS-24836||In legacy Explorer, without installing extra components on your computer, you can now select a batch of documents and:
The selected files are added to an archive that you can download.
|MPS-27198||The new Explorer beta now supports viewing document references as described in View References.|
|MPS-29408||In legacy Explorer, you can now print renditions for a batch of documents.|
|MPS-30672||The new Explorer beta now supports sharing documents via URL links as described in Share a Document.|
|MPS-30673||The new Explorer beta now supports exporting document properties to CSV or XLSX format as described in Export Document Properties.|
|The new Explorer beta now supports linking and unlinking assets and documents as described in Link Assets To a Document and Unlink Assets From a Document.|
|MPS-32604||In legacy Explorer, an additional erroneous file is no longer created when downloading renditions.|
|MPS-32917||In legacy Explorer, on the Document property page, the Document URL and Rendition URL are now presented as hyperlinks that you can select.|