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Product News: Software Monetization 2021.02 Release

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This post includes the release highlights and other important release dates related to the Software Monetization 2021.02 products.

To stay informed of upcoming releases, be sure to subscribe to the Software Monetization Release Schedule page on the Revenera Community.

FlexNet Operations Cloud 2021.02 ALM

  • FlexNet Operations Cloud 2021.02 ALM is available on UAT (released January 28th)
  • FlexNet Operations Cloud 2021.02 ALM production is planned for Thursday, February 11th (no outage required)

This release includes the following changes:

Data Access APIs: A new set of Data Access REST APIs grants producers direct access to the data within the FlexNet Operations data warehouse. These APIs unlock the ability for producers to create their own custom reports by tapping into the data below:

  • Accounts
  • Users
  • Entitlements
  • Fulfillments
  • Devices
  • Served Devices

Reporter Upgrade: This enhancement will be delayed. Please see the latest announcement for more information.

For more details about what to expect with the new reporter, please see this knowledge base article. We are also preparing a set of training videos to help familiarize you to the new user interface. We will announce these when they are available.

Additional Enhancements:

  • AWS: This release also resolves the login issues reported by customers using FlexNet Operations Cloud AWS environments. The fix is available in the UAT environment and will be release to production during the production release.
  • Documentation: As of FlexNet Operations Cloud 2021.02 the Documentation site has changed to always display only latest set of FlexNet Operations Cloud ALM product documentation. You can access the latest documentation by selecting 'CURRENT' under the "Version" field. This applies to all FlexNet Operations Cloud ALM product documentation except the release notes, which will continue to be versioned. These changes help streamline the distribution of the product documentation and ensures our customers always have the most-up-to date version.

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


FlexNet Operations Cloud 2021.02 LLM

  • FlexNet Operations Cloud 2021.02 LLM is available on UAT (released January 28th)
  • FlexNet Operations Cloud 2021.02 LLM production is planned for Thursday, February 11th (no outage required)

This release includes the following enhancements:

Electronic Software Delivery (ESD)
The Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) APIs enable producers to retrieve information about products and their downloadable files. This is particularly useful for producers who wish to implement a self-service portal for their end customers.

The Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) APIs returns the following information:

  • The list of products entitled to a specific account
  • The list of files for a specified product, that an account is entitled to. (A compliance check is carried out before the list of files is returned.)

The Swagger documentation provides details about the Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) APIs.

This release also resolves the login issues reported by customers using FlexNet Operations Cloud AWS environments. The fix is available in the UAT environment and will be release to production during the production release.

Additional Enhancements:

  • Documentation: As of FlexNet Operations Cloud 2021.02 the Documentation site has changed to display the current year's FlexNet Operations Cloud LLM release notes under the 'CURRENT' option of the "Version" field. Previous release notes, starting from the FlexNet Operations Cloud LLM 2020 R3 SP2 release, will display under the year selected within the "Version" field.

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


FlexNet Embedded 2021.02

  • Cloud Licensing Service 2021.02 is available on UAT (released January 28th)
  • Cloud Licensing Service 2021.02 production is planned for Thursday, February 11th (no outage required)
  • FlexNet Embedded Local License Server 2021.02 GA is planned for Thursday, February 11th

The FlexNet Embedded 2021.02 release includes fixes to Cloud Licensing Service and the FlexNet Embedded local license server. There are no client kit changes for the FlexNet Embedded 2021.02 release.

For more information about the release, please refer to the release notes which are available on the Product and License Center.