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Product News: Software Monetization 2020 R3 Release Update

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Greetings Software Monetization Customers!  

Here is the latest news about for our Software Monetization products. This update includes the release dates and highlights for:  

  • FlexNet Operations Cloud ALM 2020 R3  
  • FlexNet Operations Cloud LLM 2020 R3
  • FlexNet Embedded 2020 R3

Remember, to stay informed of upcoming releases, be sure to subscribe to the Software Monetization Release Schedule page.


FlexNet Operations Cloud ALM 2020 R3 

  • FlexNet Operations Cloud ALM 2020 R3 is available on UAT (released July 27th)  
  • FlexNet Operations Cloud ALM 2020 R3 production is scheduled for August 10th (no outage is required)
    • FlexNet Operations Cloud Licensing Service (CLS) production is scheduled for August 15th (outage required)

RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS 

Updates and Insights

Updates and Insights now supports requests for updates and manifests from server devices already known by FlexNet Operations.

Download Manager

This release offers a more seamless download experience for Windows machines configured to use a proxy server. The Download Manager link has been relocated to the beginning of the prompt screen to make it more visible for end users.

System and Account Management

A new permission enables FlexNet Operations administrators to set their organization’s Cloud Licensing Service (CLS) producer password, used to obtain authorization tokens for CLS instances. Additional system configurations give producers greater control over account and user administration in the end user portal. Usability improvements allow users to self-register for existing self-registered accounts.

SOAP and REST Web Services

  • New batch-size limits have been implemented to deliver the best product experience for you. For read services, the maximum batch size is limited to 2000 records. For write services, the maximum batch size limit is now 25 records.
  • Device search has been enhanced to allow filtering by last modified date

Other enhancements in the FlexNet Operations 2020 R3 ALM include:

  • Localization support for certain Custom Content IDs.
  • Addition of more languages for localizing the end user portal.

For more information about the release, please refer to the release notes and user guide on our Documentation site.


FlexNet Operations LLM 2020 R3

  • FlexNet Operations Cloud LLM 2020 R3 is available on UAT (released July 27th)  
  • FlexNet Operations Cloud LLM 2020 R3 production is scheduled for August 10th (no outage is required)
    • FlexNet Operations Cloud Licensing Service (CLS) production is scheduled for August 15th (outage required)

RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS

Cloud Licensing Service

The Cloud Licensing Service REST interface is now supported in FlexNet Operations Cloud LLM. This REST API framework enables users to tap into Cloud Licensing Service capabilities previously only available to the local license server and bring greater value to their end customers.

With this REST Interface, users can take advantage of:

  • Easier Cloud Licensing Service administration
  • Feature partitioning (available with FlexNet Embedded 2020 R3) to empower end customers to better manage their license pools
  • Cloud Monetization APIs, which are a REST-driven approach to licensing where a full software development kit may not be suitable  

*Note: Cloud Monetization APIs are a paid service.  

Download Manager

This release offers a more seamless download experience for Windows machines configured to use a proxy server. The Download Manager link has been relocated to the beginning of the prompt screen to make it more visible for end users. 

For more information about the release, please click the documentation link in your FlexNet Operations producer portal to access the release notes.


FlexNet Emdedded  2020 R3

FlexNet Embedded 2020 R3 local license server and client kits will be available for download from the Product and License Center on August 1, 2020.

This release introduces the Feature Partitioning functionality for cloud and local license servers. Feature Partitioning gives enterprise license administrators control over their license pools. By defining feature partitioning models, they can allow, deny, prioritize, or limit hosts’ ability to use their organizations’ licenses. They can better allocate license pools between geographies, divisions, or any other cohort they want to build. This ensures continuity of a team’s ability to obtain licenses when they need them, by preventing the licenses from being consumed by non-prioritized groups.

*Note: Feature Partitioning functionality with cloud license servers requires Cloud Licensing Service 2020 R3, which will be available in Production on August 15th. Feature Partitioning functionality can be tested in the FlexNet Operations Cloud UAT environment. 

For a technical walkthrough of the feature partitioning functionality, please see the recording of our previous customer event.  

For additional information about this release, please see the FlexNet Embedded release notes available on the Product and License Center.