On Friday November 2nd you can once again start using the new and improved features of the new update. For instance, the look of your dashboard might change automatically based on access to applications and due to the automatically reordering of the tiles. The previous update already brought more settings for Conditional Access; this update brings several improvements. There’s much more to discover, so if you’re curious, continue reading! Do you have ideas for Workspace 365? Vote or submit a feature request!
Improvement: Automatically reorder tiles in shared groups
We don’t usually start off our update blog with an improvement instead of a new feature, though this improvement can improve the look of the dashboard for many users. Admins can now choose to activate the automatic reordering of tiles in shared groups. When this function is activated, the tiles in the group will automatically reorder in such a way that will leave the users with the least amount of gaps as possible, with the tiles arranged from larger to smaller sizes. This is especially useful when one or multiple tiles are not available to certain users and could really improve the look and usability of your workspace.
New: App Store with initial configuration
Setting up a new workspace has never been so easy. With this update, we are proud to announce our App Store. In this app store, you can easily browse through available apps and enable and disable applications. For now, the App Store will only be available during the first configuration of a new workspace. In the future, the App Store will be permanently available and will be the place where you can to to easily request apps and make them available.
New: Manage SharePoint file versions
SharePoint has the great possibility to manage, restore and remove previous versions of a file. Though despite the fact that this is a wonderful functionality, there are still a lot of steps you need to take in SharePoint and many users experience this as complicated. With this update, we are bringing this feature to the Document app of the workspace. This way, you can experience the power of this functionality, combined with the simplicity of Workspace 365. With this feature, you can now simply retrace the history of and changes in the content of a file and restore older versions.
New: Global address list (GAL) in Contacts sidebar
In the Contacts sidebar, you could already view and use information from your personal contacts. You can now do the same with global contacts (GAL), i.e. the general company contacts. This way, everyone has easy access to the company’s contact list, which for instance includes your colleagues, without having to add everyone to their personal contact list one by one.
New: Show or hide inaccessible tiles
Before, when a tile wasn’t available due to Conditional Access settings, the tile turned grey. This showed the user that the tile was not accessible. Now, admins can choose to hide a tile when it’s not available. This also gives you the possibility to show the right tile for the manner in which the workspace is used. You could for instance make the same tile available multiple times, each with a different way to use them (like one through Remote Desktop, the other with RD web). Depending on which operating system, device, IP address or browser is used, the right version of the application will be visible, and accessible in the way you want them to be. You could also only show iOS applications to Mac users and only show Android apps to Android users. (Tip: combine this feature with automatic reordering, so the user doesn’t have any gaps in the workspace).
Improvement: Support for Conditional Access’ IP ranges
This update adds support for Conditional Access’ IP ranges when the workspace is hosted behind a (reverse) proxy through the X-Forwarded-For header. Normally, your browser (with it’s own IP) directly connects to the workspace server. Sometimes, there’s a step in between, like a (reverse) proxy, which has it’s own IP address. Before, the workspace server would then use the IP address of the (reverse) proxy instead of your browser. Because of the X-Forwarded-For header, the workspace can now also see the IP address of your browser. This means that you can now use Conditional Access based on your original IP address. Hosting partners need to opt-in to take this into account.
Improvement: Information on restricted access to applications
When you try to access an application but you can’t because of the Conditional Access, it’s useful to know how you can access this application. That is why the workspace will now show you more information on the access to an application through an alert bar and a tooltip when you hover over the inaccessible application. This alert bar and tooltip will tell you with which browsers, devices, IP ranges or operating systems you’re able to use the app.
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Ps. Don’t see the update yet? Then you’ll receive it shortly from your IT service provider.