January 2014 Release Highlights
This release is an update to both the Content Manager and Agility.Web.dll. All customers who have sites hosted in Azure will receive the new Agility.Web.dll upon release. Customers who have sites hosted elsewhere will require the Agility.Web.dll to be updated manually. All customers will receive updates to the Content Manager upon release.
Now communicates better with the Content Manager to more accurately display the synchronization status of content using the Status Bar and Sync Status ReportContent will remain In Progress until the content is within the Live Content folder on the webserver.
Content and Page Status Bar Updates
The Status Bar has been updated to show more accurate information around content synchronization including how many items are still in progress and how many items have been published. The number of items being counted is the number of content items (including pages, and sitemaps) multiplied by the number of Active Web Servers.
When you Publish a content item, list, or page in Agility you will now see the above status bar with the new inclusions of an items In Progress vs Published identifier. The items In Progress are represented by the circular arrow icon, and the Published items are represented by the green check-mark. In this case, we can see that there are 3 items In Progress with 0 items Published. Clicking on either the circular arrow icon, or check-mark icon will take you to the Sync Status Report.
Once complete, you should see all items as Published and 0 items In Progress. Clicking on either the circular arrow icon, or check-mark icon will take you to the Sync Status Report.
Publish Partial Error:
In this case, there is an error which has occurred ? identified by the orange attention (!) icon. Click on the orange attention (!) icon to open the Sync Status Report for more information.
New Sync Status Report
The Sync Status Report found in Agility > Reports > Sync Status has been retooled to offer an overview of your synchronization status across all of your webservers. This particularly helpful for monitoring publishing across multiple web servers.
At a glance, you can see exactly what has and hasn't synchronized to each of your Web Servers. This Report will displays your webserver as "SYNCHRONIZED," "IN PROGRESS", or "ERROR." If your webserver sync label is either "IN PROGRESS" or "ERROR" you can click the label to view the Item Sync Report (previously known as Sync Report) for more information.
Old Sync Report Renamed to Item Sync Report
The old Sync Status is still being used ? as it is ideal for drilling down to individual content item statuses, however has been appropriately renamed to the Item Sync Status Report.
Web Server States
Agility now has three states for Web Servers. Maintenance Mode has been added to address web servers which still require publishing to be active, but need to suppress any related errors to Content Manager Users. Previously, there was only Active and Deactivated.
- Web server synchronizes content on publish from the Content Manager
- Any synchronization errors are displayed directly to Content Manager Users
- Within the Sync Status Report, web server appears as "ACTIVE"
- Web server does NOT synchronize content on publish from the Content Manager
- Web server is effectively disconnected from Agility, relying on its existing content files to serve content
- Does not appear in the Sync Status Report
- Web server attempts to synchronize content on publish from the Content Manager
- Any synchronization errors are suppressed to Content Manager Users
- Within the Sync Status Report, web server appears as "MAINTENANCE MODE"
Moving Module and Content Definition Properties Up/Down
By popular demand, we have updated the Up/Down arrows within the Form Builder in a Module/Content definition to move properties Up/Down without refreshing the entire list. The result, is a smoother and certainly faster way to organize the order of your properties.