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Area: Ektron
Applies to versions: 9.40 SP1

Ektron 9.40 SP1 features

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Released: May 22, 2020

NOTE: Ektron Version 9.40 SP1 includes 9.40 plus the content in this document.

  • SQL Server 2019 support
    Added Microsoft SQL Server 2019 to the System Requirements for Ektron.
  • Search Server 2010 support
    Ektron 9.40 will work with Search Server 2010 through October 2020. See Microsoft's Search product life-cycle page and enter Search Server.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 support discontinued
    Windows Server 2008 R2 is no longer supported as of Version 9.40 SP1.
  • Solr upgrade
    Ektron was upgraded to Solr version 8.4.0, and is running Tomcat 9.0.33 (see Apache Tomcat download).
    All components on the Solr server (ManifoldCF, Solr, and so on) communicate with https instead of http. This includes the services on port 7600, 7601, 7602, 7603, 7604, 7605, 7609 and 7611.
  • Encrypting passwords to Ektron ManifoldCF
    An obfuscation utility was added to encrypt passwords to Ektron ManifoldCF and Tomcat implementations. This helps Solr users secure their search installations.
  • Smart form group box
    The group box on a Smart Form was removed from first loading of content because users would forget to remove it manually and it was automatically loading new content. To get a group box, you can click the corresponding button.
  • Searchable metadata definition character limit was removed
    There is no character limit for a searchable metadata definition.
  • Added disable image resize plugin option
    An option was added to disable the image resize plugin of the (Aloha) editor.
  • Added deleted content records to content history
    Deleted content records were added to the Content History table.
  • Indexed properties reminder
    A reminder was added to update indexed properties in a Smart Form configuration.
  • Tags in Metadata organized
    When you display metadata tags, the tags are listed alphabetically. However, when you add a new tag, it is listed at the top of the list until you display the list again.

Note: For information about Ektron 9.40 SP1 features and fixes, see the Ektron Release Notes.

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Last updated: May 22, 2020

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