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What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8211?

Issues Fixed

  • MSPSDP-7031 & 7032: Unable to add or modify worklogs for problems and changes in some cases
  • MSPSDP-7034: Scheduled backup failing in some cases after upgrade to 8210
  • MSPSDP-7035: After scheduled backup runs, application shows 'backup file not found'

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8210?

Issues Fixed

  • MSPSDP-6533: Description field for 'Support Group Description' is missing if CMDB is not enabled
  • MSPSDP-6606: If pre-defined CI Types like 'account', 'people' are edited, their additional fields are not displayed
  • MSPSDP-6900: Issues in backup and restore
  • MSPSDP-6926: Requesters are created under MSP account when importing requesters through CSV for a new account
  • MSPSDP-6946: When creating a new business rule, if the 'E-mail Template' is changed, templates for existing business rules are also changed
  • MSPSDP-6948: When editing a requester, 'Cost per hour' field is not updated
  • MSPSDP-6953: When changing an MSP Requester to a technician, if 'Groups' are associated, error occurs
  • MSPSDP-6961: Custom request filters do not work with boolean criteria
  • MSPSDP-6968: Disabling Worklog start and end time auto-populate is not working in resolution page
  • MSPSDP-6974: Error editing Support groups in some cases

Enhancements Made

  • MSPSDP-2271: Capture SLA Escalation in History tab
  • MSPSDP-2510: VIP requesters:
    • Ability to mark a requester as a VIP User
    • Technicians can prioritize a request with different SLA and business rule for a VIP User
    • Reports can be generated for VIP User requests
  • MSPSDP-6949: Technician with 'View All Requests' role can see the requests dashboard

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8209?

Issues Fixed

  • MSPSDP-6461: Notification is not re-sent on contract expiry even if the contract is edited
  • MSPSDP-6705: Work log description is not available in request print preview
  • MSPSDP-6732: Error when clicking on assets icon to assign asset in requests
  • MSPSDP-6781: IP Address field is made not mandatory for assets
  • MSPSDP-6811: CSV Import on a new CI type with site field fails in some cases
  • MSPSDP-6815: If an asset does not have site associated with it, error occurs when changing the asset's state
  • MSPSDP-6851: Work log count does not reflect work logs added for tasks
  • MSPSDP-6882: Mail fetching stops if a network time out occurs
  • MSPSDP-6884: Incorrect translation in Portuguese for some keys
  • MSPSDP-6888: Request gets reopened in some rare cases
  • MSPSDP-6891: Incorrect calendar displayed in some cases due to daylight saving time
  • MSPSDP-6892: Backup/Restore fails in some cases with long descriptions
  • MSPSDP-6894: Upgrade does not start in Linux 64 bit in some scenarios
  • MSPSDP-6895: Resolution escalation mail not triggered properly in certain cases
  • MSPSDP-6897: Unable to apply the upgrade for Turkish Locale users
  • MSPSDP-6902: Scheduled report shows tickets from other accounts in some scenarios
Enhancements made
  • MSPSDP-6673 & MSPSDP-6842: Support for LDAP authentication in iOS and Android apps
  • MSPSDP-6782: Send notification to a group when a request is updated
  • MSPSDP-6848: If account based URL is not used, option to show only MSP's domains

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8208?

IT360 Integration

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8207?

Issues Fixed

  • MSPSDP-5310: Average values are not displayed as exact float values in Reports
  • MSPSDP-6650: Work log total cost does not reflect for few technicians in worklog and bill generated
  • MSPSDP-6701: Warning message shown wrongly when request closing rule is executed
  • MSPSDP-6727: Save and AddNew WorkLog not working
  • MSPSDP-6728: Enabling Notification rule for a single Account is reflecting for AllAccounts in Professional Edition
  • MSPSDP-6730: If all the worklog(s) in a request is Non-Billable, then the bill can not be generated due to an exception
  • MSPSDP-6761: Technicians are not populated automatically when adding worklogs
  • MSPSDP-6773: In Chrome, Notes are missing in request detailed view

Enhancements made

  • Account Manager:
    • Able to view all requests,problems,changes and assets created in his account
    • Option to shedule or run reports
  • Option to create custom filter for viewing requests
  • MSPSDP-2980: Worklog description field size increased
  • MSPSDP-5142: MSP address and Account address are included in the billing report
  • MSPSDP-6768: Option to disable auto-fill of start time and end time when adding worklogs
  • MSPSDP-6476: WorkLog Additional cost: Option to pre-register WorkLog Additional cost items that can be used in Billing enabled Request's WorkLog Additional cost
  • MSPSDP-6812: Option to schedule a status change from on-hold to in-progress through on-hold schedule

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8206?

Issues Fixed

  • MSPSDP-6644: SLA escalation flag is not set if 'Escalate Before' is configured
  • MSPSDP-6658: Merging of requests does not work in 8205
  • MSPSDP-6677: Email fetching stops in certain cases
  • MSPSDP-6696: Applying service pack fails on some Linux machines

Enhancements made

  • MSPSDP-6647: Technician can obtain a 'sign off' from a requester using the iPhone App
  • MSPSDP-6653: Start Time and End Time will be auto-filled when adding worklogs

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8205?

Issues Fixed

  • Upgrade to 8204 failed in certain cases

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8204?

Enhancements made

  • MSPSDP-3459: Ability to share an MSP domain with other accounts
  • Notifications displayed to a technician on the web application UI for:
    • Request assigned to technician
    • Requester replies to a ticket assigned to technician
    • Request submitted to technician for approval
    • Task assigned to technician
    • Notes added to a request assigned to technician
    • A request sent for approval by a technician is approved/rejected

Third-party integration

  • The above notification events can trigger third-party scripts/java code

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8203?

Enhancements made

  • MSPSDP-4560: Customizable Mail Sender name for each account
  • MSPSDP-6548: Ability to customize Reply Templates
  • MSPSDP-6556: Account Additional Fields in Standard/Professional editions
  • MSPSDP-6576: Ability to view table schema dynamically

Issues Fixed

  • MSPSDP-6541: All Account's tasks are shown in MSP Preventive Maintenance tasks' list view
  • MSPSDP-6543: Total Time Taken shown in Work Log List view is incorrect
  • MSPSDP-6544: Unable to Zero out technician charges while adding a Work Log
  • MSPSDP-6553: Users are imported without site from Active Directory in certain scenarios
  • MSPSDP-6558: MSP Requester with 'Project Admin' role unable to add a project
  • MSPSDP-6559: Unable to send email from the application in certain scenarios
  • MSPSDP-6560: Unable to login through iPhoneApp when any of the Account's name has single quote
  • MSPSDP-6574: Table Schema not updated for Project and Task modules
  • MSPSDP-6577: Unable to view request's resolution in certain scenarios

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8202?

Issues Fixed

  • MSPSDP-6215: Unable to create account through Servlet API
  • MSPSDP-6266: Certain aggregate functions in query reports do not work in postgres DB
  • MSPSDP-6489: Service categories are not sorted in new request form
  • MSPSDP-6517: Cannot add attachments while creating an account
  • MSPSDP-6521: While importing requests through XLS, completed date is always imported as current time
  • MSPSDP-6527: Sender name is sent wrongly in notification emails
  • MSPSDP-6532: Users are unable to login using 'Local Authentication' when 'AD Authentication' is enabled
  • MSPSDP-6535: Assign technician pop up does not close after assigning a tech in request detailed view
  • MSPSDP-6537: Technicians are unable to login from iPhone app using 'Local Authentication'

What's new in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP build 8201?

Issues Fixed

  • MSPSDP-6519: Unable to add / edit purchase orders in some cases after upgrading from 8106
  • MSPSDP-6524: Upgrade from 8106 fails in some cases when database is installed on an external server

Features in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP 8.2 (8200)

Project Management

You can now manage your Projects with ServiceDesk Plus - MSP. With Project Management you can:

  • Configure and manage Projects for individual Accounts
  • Create Milestones and track the progress of a Project
  • Create tasks and track the time spent on tasks involved in a Project
  • Configure custom colours for Project status

Configuration Management Database (CMDB)

The CMDB provides a complete view of the business critical CIs, their relationships with other CIs and the business impact caused due to malfunction of a CI.

  • Define various Configuration Item Types (CI Types) and Relationship Types
  • Create Parent - Child hierarchy for CI Types
  • Define attributes and relationships for each CI Type. The Child CI Type will inherit the attributes and relationships configured for the Parent CI Type
  • Configure Relationships between the CIs. The relationships can have relationship attributes
  • Account is now a CI Type. Add relationships between an Account and its dependencies
  • Visualization map providing a detailed view of the CI relationships which will help in identifying the dependencies and impact of CIs before performing any changes or in case of any problems
  • View the pending requests, problems and changes raised for Assets, Business Service or IT Service from the relationship map
  • Localize or Modify the names of default CI Types, Product Types and CI Relationship Types

UI Enhancements

  • Account based themes: Configure different top header background, tab color, LHS and RHS section headers and their font colors for individual accounts
  • Floating actions bar: Actions bar stays at the top of the page. So, you need not scroll-up to perform any actions

Service Catalog Enhancements

  • Multi-level approval stages for service requests
  • Support for request approvers to be shown with approval information of other service request approvers
  • Option to display Approvals tab (in the Requests module) for Requesters
  • The 'Agreed upon time' (SLA) for a service request would be displayed to the requesters before creating the Service Request
  • Ability to select a requester to edit and fill-in the required information for a service request

REST API Enhancements

  • Request:
    • Assign Request
    • Pickup Request
    • Reply Request
    • GET Requests
    • GET Notification
    • GET Notifications
    • GET Conversation
    • GET All Conversations
    • Add Attachment
    • Add, Edit and Get Resolution
  • Sites:
    • GET All Sites
  • Technician:
    • GET All Technicians
  • Admin:
    • GET and GET All operations for various configurations viz. - Status, Level, Impact, Urgency, Priority, Category, Subcategory, Item, Request template.

Translations

  • Support to translate the display text from the application client

Requests Enhancements

  • Import Incident Requests from XLS
  • Convert Incident Request to Service Request
  • Ability to mark first response while adding a work log
  • Earlier when a request is assigned or pickedup by two or more technicians at the same time, the latest technician would be saved. Now, in such cases, a dialog box indicating the conflict requests would be displayed based on which the technician can decide whether to assign/pickup or cancel the operation
  • Requests created through emails and conversation will now show the To and CC fields in the request details page
  • Resolved time of a request will set when request is moved to resolved status. Timespent will be calculated when a request is moved to resolved or closed status
  • Support to add inline images or paste images from Clipboard while replying / forwarding to a request
  • Support to show the request link information in the request list view itself
  • Inclusion of Group and Technician in the Archived Requests exclusion criteria
  • Ability to associate the change due to which a request was created from the Request details page
  • Option to add attachments from the Actions menu in the requests details page
  • Inclusion of a new field to track the last updated time of the request. This field will be set when a request is updated, or when a note is added to the request, or when a reply sent by the technician
  • Support to search requests based on service request common additional fields

Assets Enhancement

  • Asset Depreciation
    • Calculate the depreciation of assets and components
    • Provide four methods viz. declining balance, double declining balance, straight line and Sum of the Years digits - to calculate asset depreciation
  • Ability to perform remote control using other tools like Windows Remote Desktop, VNC, Team Planner, DameWare etc.,
  • Ability to scan the VM Host machines and also determines the VMs running on the host
  • While scanning MS SQL server software from the machine, the edition of the software is also fetched
  • Support for sending notification to user(s) upon installation of prohibited software
  • Support to enable or disable the Scan option (permission to scan workstations from the workstation details page) while creating/editing a role
  • Date fields in all the Asset forms can be edited manually without choosing the calendar
  • Option provided for additional comments while changing the state of assets or assigning it to a user/department
  • Scan script for Mac machines
  • RAM frequency in Windows OS is fetched during workstation scan
  • Users configured in a workstation will be fetched and listed in 'System' tab of workstation details page

DC Integration Enhancements

  • Execute scripts from ServiceDesk Plus - MSP to ManageEngine Desktop Central
  • Mobile devices information scanned in ManageEngine Desktop Central can be accessed from ServiceDesk Plus - MSP web client
  • Technicians can initiate chat session to Requester through Chat feature available in ManageEngine Desktop Central (DC version 80238 and above). Also, the chat conversation can be added as note or as resolution or can be created as a new ticket
  • Mobile Devices (IPhone and IPad) once scanned through ManageEngine DesktopCentral can be pushed to ServiceDesk Plus - MSP and these devices would be added as assets in ServiceDesk Plus - MSP under product types - Smart Phone and Tablet

Tasks enhancements

  • Task count will be shown in Request list view and Request count will be shown in Task list view
  • In Request list view, ability to view whether a Request has tasks and details of tasks for the Request
  • In Request list view a new filter 'My Pending Requests or Tasks' has been added. This will list Requests that are pending for the technician or Requests with in which task is pending for the technician
  • Technician role scoping will be applied when viewing Tasks from Home section. If the technician has restricted role (Site restriction, Group restriction, Assigned to self), then Tasks allowed for the technician role alone will be shown in Home Tasks section
  • Separate Tab introduced for Task notification in 'Admin > Notification Rules' and some new task notifications were included
  • Introduced 'Task Types' under Admin > HelpDesk. Task Types can be configured along with color code
  • Ability to include the 'Associated Entity Id', 'Associated Entity Owner', 'Associated Entity Title, 'Associated Entity Link' & 'Associated Entity Module' in Task Notifications template
  • MSPSDP - 5279: Work logs can be added for Tasks
  • Ability to generate reports for 'Tasks'
  • Task's History will be shown in task details page

Roles Enhancements

  • Technicians can be restricted to edit 'Closed' tickets by assigning them a new restriction permission 'Editing Closed Requests' in the roles section
  • Technicians can be restricted to delete notes by assigning them a new restriction permission 'Edit / Delete own notes' in the roles section
  • Non-Admin technicians can also create query report by enabling fine grained authorization check "Create Query Report" while adding or editing a role

Other Enhancements

  • Self-Service Portal Settings:
    • Option to combine and display the Incident Templates and Service Request Templates under Request Catalog in Self-Service Portal
    • MSPSDP-3388: Option to disable the default request template for requesters
    • Option to include a static HTML file in the Self-Service Portal
    • Option to configure 'Number of retries' and 'Lock for' time period when users enter incorrect password
  • Import contracts from XLS
  • Apart from selecting technicians for contract expiry notification, you can also configure E-mail IDs to be notified before the contract expires
  • Option to send multiple expiry notifications for a contract
  • Multi level approval support in Purchase Order
  • Option to add attachments for Purchase Orders without editing the PO
  • Service tags can be imported while receiving workstations/servers in Purchase Order
  • Change technicians to requesters
  • Support to paste images from Clipboard to the Rich text area
  • In scheduled backup configuration section, an option is included to configure deleting scheduled backup data
  • File attachments can now be stored in other drives in the server machine instead of the default path. The path can be configured in "Admin -> Self Service Portal Settings -> Path for attachments"
  • Option to copy the Service Templates is available. Which helps technicians to create new Service Templates quickly from the existing templates
  • Product,Product Type, Serial Number and Site info will be shown on list view in 'Select Assets' popup while assigning assets to incident Support to paste images from Clipboard to the Rich text area
  • Option to import selected users from the Active Directory based on login name of the user
  • Feature to show Incident / Service Request templates for technician, based on the support groups associated to the templates and technicians.If no support group is associated to templates, then it will be shown to all the technicians
  • Leave Types can be denoted with the help of color codes
  • Support to access Self-Service Portal (for requesters) from Mobile Client
  • Support to access application from iPad browser client
  • Right to left support rendered in the browser for languages such as Arabic, Hebrew and so on
  • MSPSDP-5039: Ability to configure 'Account' as a criteria while creating custom views for request list view
  • MSPSDP-5883: Ability to hide the 'Contract Usage' icon from the new incident form

Issues Fixed

  • MSPSDP-5089: Non-Admin technician cannot view Archived Requests list view
  • MSPSDP-5802: Cannot navigate to more than 25 records in Preventive Maintenance Tasks list view
  • MSPSDP-5864: UI is broken when certain Request links are clicked from Dashboard
  • MSPSDP-6099: Removing the SLA from a service template also removes the Accounts associated with the service
  • MSPSDP-6247: In professional edition, service categories are not listed once account is selected
  • MSPSDP-6250: Service Catalog 'Quick links' on the header does not show any data in certain scenarios
  • MSPSDP-6291: While creating a new incident, associated Group of the template gets reset after choosing a requester name
  • MSPSDP-6461: If a notification is sent for an asset contract, even if the contract is edited again to send the notification, notification is not sent