February 16, 2022
IMPORTANT A device restart is required in order to complete the installation of this release! Please be careful about pushing silent updates during during working hours.
We're pleased to present Workplace for Windows and Mac v10.4. This release includes the following:
Workplace for Windows is now available in 64-bit! Workplace installation executables will carry both 32- and 64-bit installation files, and will automatically detect and install the best version for your system. Users running the 64-bit Workplace app are likely to see a boost in performance.
In our ongoing effort to improve consistency in your user experience across platforms and components, we've updated the Recently Viewed list in Workplace for Windows and Mac to display the same items as the corresponding lists in Workplace Online and the Workplace Mobile.
Previously, the Recently Viewed list displayed the items most recently opened on your local device. Now the list will include items you may have opened on other Workplace components as well.
- (Windows) In order to support compatibility with Docker and to prevent potential speed issues, we've updated to latest version of the CBFS driver. This change will require you to restart your machine after updating to Workplace v10.4. If your instance of Workplace is set to update automatically, you will be prompted to restart.
- (Mac) We've updated the plugin that creates the virtual Workplace volume on your Mac to its most recent version. This change does not require any action on your part, though you may have to restart your machine in order for Workplace to reconnect to the service.
In this release, we've done a great deal of work to further enhance the stability and robustness of Workplace for Windows and Mac. While these back end changes aren't instantly visible to you, please know that this essential work quietly improves the dependability and speed of your Workplace v10 experience.
We internally detected an issue in which intra-system notifications concerning file size updates could potentially slow performance. Back end system communications have been preemptively streamlined to prevent this from becoming an issue in the future.
On the Workplace app Backups tab, if a backup was in progress, right clicking on a blank space displayed a context menu with a Remove option. Selecting the option only resulted in the display of an unhelpful error popup. As context menus should only appear when one right-clicks a record, the offending menu has been removed.
In the interest of consistency, we've updated the time-related item categories on the Recently Viewed list to match those in all other components. They are now Today, Last Week, and Older.
We've also resolved a few phrasing issues in some areas of Workplace for Mac.
A customer reported a security alert related to Log4j. It was a false alarm and there was no vulnerability, but since we were already examining our logging platform, we elected to exchange log4net for NLog, which we already use elsewhere in the product. This will not result in any changes to your Workplace experience.
If Workplace for Windows and Mac is offline and cannot connect, attempting to open a file that is not available locally should result in the display of an "offline" error. It did not. The issue has been resolved.