Release Notes

Inova

  • Inova 8.22 (April 2021)
    • Inova
    • Version
    • 8.22
    • Release date
    • April 27, 2021

     

    Technical Improvements

     

    Our development team has been hard at work preparing for the launch of a brand-new Outlook add-in to replace our existing add-in.

    This new release of the Inova platform includes many technical improvements aimed at supporting the new Outlook add-in.
    These improvements will help ensure enhanced performance, a simplified installation process via Microsoft’s App Store, ease of use, and usability for iOS Apple device users. The new add-in will be available within the next few weeks. Your Customer Success Manager will reach out to you or your team directly with more information when it’s available.

    As a reminder, the Outlook add-in is complimentary to all Inova platform users. If you’re currently using Outlook, the new add-in should enable you to work more efficiently and centralized your communication (emails and documents) within the platform.

    Thank you to all our users, especially our beta testers, for their valuable feedback over the past few months. Together with you, we’re designed and developed a more beautiful and intuitive add-in backed by improved performance.

    We look forward to the upcoming release. Stay tuned!

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  • Dashboards 2.7.0 (March 2021)
    • Dashboards
    • Version
    • 2.7.0
    • Release date
    • March 17, 2021

     

    Improvements

    • New conditions for dates have been added and can now be used to configure the dashboards as well as the notifications :
      • Last 10 years
      • Next 10 years
      • Not next 10 years

    Bug Fixes

    • Adding the "name" field of objects as a filter no longer crash the dashboards.
    • User Activity Graph: Fixed a bug where some logins were not associated with the right date (eg: date in the future).
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  • Inova 8.20 (March 2021)
    • Inova
    • Version
    • 8.20
    • Release date
    • March 2, 2021

     

    Technical Improvements

    • License Details/Users rights: As part of an upcoming Inova release, intended to activate some functionalities related to a new product still in development, we are adding a new option named "Opportunities Inbox" to the special groups of the license. This right will give access to an Inova waiting room for users of this new product. 

    Bug Fixes

    • Non Financial Obligation: Adding some special characters in the title, description and/or comments of an NFO no longer cause the action buttons to display incorrectly.

    Upcoming features/products we're working on...

     

    Just a quick note to shed some light on one of Inova related new products we are currently working on.

    We are pleased to announce that the Outlook Extension for Inova (web & desktop versions) for Outlook 365 is currently in finalization phase!

    • This new version will feature a streamlined installation and login process, to address the main pain points of the Outlook add-in V2.
    • We also added a contextual search (algorithm based on the senders and recipients of the email) which will automatically suggest you a list of objects to push your email to.

    Beta Testing is ongoing with a limited number of end-users to get feedback on the product quality.

    Do not hesitate to let your Customer Success Manager know if you also wish to participate in these tests!

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  • Dashboards 2.6.0 (January 2021)
    • Dashboards
    • Version
    • 2.6.0
    • Release date
    • January 20, 2021

     

    New features

    • It is now possible to include some pictures within your PPTX and XLSX reports.
      For example, you can display the organization logo in the upper right corner of the slide of your OnePager.pptx.
      Most common image formats are accepted but we advise to mainly use PNG, JPEG or GIF file types.
      Do not hesitate to contact your Inova Customer Success Manager if you wish to benefit from this new feature.

    Improvements

    • New conditions for dates have been added and can now be used to configure the dashboards as well as the notifications :
      • Current Month
      • Last 3/7/15/30 days
      • Next 3/7/15/30 days

    Bug Fixes

    • The "location" field for meetings can now be properly used in reports and no longer appears as empty.
    • The generation of reports including sub-tables no longer fails when using filters.
    • Fixed an issue where doing sums could crash when values were not numbers
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  • Inova 8.18 (January 2021)
    • Inova
    • Version
    • 8.18
    • Release date
    • January 27, 2021

     

    Technical Improvements

    • New technical improvements have been implemented, to continue to prepare for the arrival of new products as well as the migration to our new infrastructure.
    • Technical updates to strengthen the overall security of the application following the last pentest.
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  • Inova 8.16 (November 2020)
    • Inova
    • Version
    • 8.16
    • Release date
    • November 10, 2020

     

    Technical Improvements

    • Multiple technical improvements have been implemented to support the arrival of new products as well as the migration to our new infrastructure.
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Outlook Add-In

  • Outlook Add-in v2.4 (February 2021)
    • Outlook Addin
    • Version
    • 2.4
    • Release date
    • February 8, 2021

     

    This new version of the add-in has been released in order to update our code signing certificate.

    Standard installation

    • For users who had already installed the previous version (2.3), the add-in will automatically update itself to the 2.4 version after restarting Outlook.
    • All new installations (for new users, new computers) of the add-in must be carried out with 2.4 version available here.

    Centralized installation

    The update will not be done automatically and it is incumbent upon the customer internal Support/IT department to ensure that users are updated to the latest version.
    The new offline package is available here.

    • Users who already had 2.3 version installed on their computer can continue to use it without any issue if they prefer.
      However, if at some point the add-in is deactivated by Outlook, it will be then impossible for them to reactivate it due to the expiration of the previous certificate. In this case, it will be necessary to deploy the 2.4 version on their machine.
    • All new installations (for new users, new computers) of the add-in must be carried out with 2.4 version.
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  • Outlook Add-in v2.3 (April 2019)
    • Outlook Addin
    • Version
    • 2.3
    • Release date
    • April 1, 2019

     

    Improvements

    • The separator character "|" is now supported.
      Users will no longer receive an error message (An error occurred while refreshing the list. Please check your network connection.) when trying to push an email to an object containing a "|" character in its name.
    • Quick select : When searching for an object, the auto-completion is now started from 3 characters or more.
    • Quick select : Archived objects no longer appear in the quick select list.
    • The size of the Quick Push form has been increased to improve the visibility of the object names.

    Technical Improvements

    • Various technical improvements have been implemented to speed up the retrieval of objects and avoid the freezing of the Outlook add-in for huge databases.

    Bug fixes

    • Quick select : The automatic selection was overactive and thus a bit confusing for users. So we removed it and now wait for user validation (Enter key) to select one of the suggested results.

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  • Outlook Add-in v2.2 (November 2018)
    • Outlook Addin
    • Version
    • 2.2
    • Release date
    • November 15, 2018

     

    Improvements

    • It is now possible to send files that contain a "+" character in their name.
    • Quick Select: when the auto-completion is launched, we can now display up to 10 suggestions.
    • The "Connection settings" popup has been simplified. Now, you will just have to enter the URL of your Inova application and the add-in will detect your authentication mode. If you are in SSO, you will be automatically connected. Otherwise, your credentials will be requested.

    Bug fixes

    • Some users were repeatedly prompted throughout the day for credentials or were not able to connect even though the correct credentials were entered. These issues are now fixed.
    • Quick Select: when clicking on the refresh button, the list is now correctly updated with the newly created objects.

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  • Outlook Add-in v2.1 (June 2018)
    • Outlook Addin
    • Version
    • 2.1
    • Release date
    • June 28, 2018

     

    Improvements

    • All the main objects types are now available through the menu. More precisely, we added the following objects types : Patent, Out-Licensing, Portal Opportunity, Alliance, Conference, Meeting, Issue Log.
    • The company is now a mandatory field when creating a new contact through the Outlook Add-in.
    • For the "Quick select" option, when typing a word, the results are now returning all the objects containing this word (and not only those starting with this word).
    • The "Connection settings" popup has been simplified to make it easier to understand the different connection modes.

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    • We modified all the menu icons :

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    Technical Improvements

    • Centralized Installation : the management of the SSO mode has been improved/simplified.

    Bug fixes

    • When using the "Quick Select" or "Link to..." features, it was no longer possible to load the next results of the list via the "next..." button. This issue is now fixed.
    • We followed Microsoft's suggestions for improving the Outlook add-in performance metrics (startup, shutdown...) and thus reduce the likelihood of seeing the addin disabled by the add-in disabling feature (resiliency logic).

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    Known issue and solution

    • Despite the improvements we continually make, the add-in can still be disabled in rare cases.
      Should this happen to you, the first step is to check if the add-in is disabled and/or inactive. Then, if it still does not work, please try to use the .reg file provided here.
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  • Outlook Add-in 2.0 (November 2017)
    • Outlook Addin
    • Version
    • 2.0
    • Release date
    • November 14, 2017
    Since this is a brand new version, unlike what was usually done, the Add-in will not be automatically updated.
    So if you want to benefit from this version 2.0 of the Add-in, you will have to uninstall the previous version before installing this one.

    Improvements

    • The settings page has been redesigned to make it easier to understand the different connection modes.

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    Technical Improvements

    • The authentication and re-authentication process has been completely rethought and improved to avoid connections issues (multiple pop-up).

    Notes

    • Outlook 2010 is no longer supported.
    • Outlook 2016 is now supported.

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    Known issue and solution

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  • Outlook Add-in 1.13 (May 2017)
    • Outlook Addin
    • Version
    • 1.13
    • Release date
    • May 11, 2017

     

    Improvements

    • The error messages have been enhanced to help users better understand the authentication (SSO) errors as well as the errors related to the attachments.

    Bug fixes

    • When the synchronization between D&A and Partnering Place is activated, we no longer have a timeout issue after a certain period of inactivity in Outlook.
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