Release notes

Release notes for the Welcome app by Accelerator 365

These release notes provide information relating to updates and new features for the Welcome app.

February 5, 2024 (version

Recommended update

  • Time zones: Squished a style bug for the time zones drop-down in the classic Teams application when using Microsoft Viva Connections.
  • Background image: Squished a bug related to rendering background images on the Welcome web part.
  • Layouts: Squished a bug related to displaying the Welcome layout on SharePoint sites with an apostrophe in the site name.
  • Operational improvements: Various updates to the error handling utilised by the Welcome web part.

January 18, 2024 (version

  • Core update: This release updates the core Microsoft library from SPFx 1.14 to 1.18.
  • Product information: Added links to the Accelerator 365 knowledge base and app version information into the web part properties.
  • Stability and performance improvements: Numerous updates and improvements to the core functionality to improve the performance and reliability of the Welcome app.
  • Layouts: Squished a bug related to correctly displaying the Welcome layout in the classic Teams application when using Microsoft Viva Connections.
  • Personalised content: Squished a bug related to the schedule for updating personalised content, such as the greeting message and local weather, on Welcome after an overnight period.
  • UI updates: Various UI updates to align with the new style guidelines from SharePoint.
  • Language support for French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.

November 16, 2023 (version

Recommended update

  • Time zone fix: Resolved an issue with the time zone feature not respecting the change from daylight savings time.

October 18, 2023 (version

  • Scheduling improvements: This feature includes updates to the scheduling mechanism of slides and minor UI updates.

August 23, 2023 (version

  • Bug fixes: Resolved issues relating to the display of the web part in the SharePoint mobile app, and the display of the location name.

August 02, 2023 (version

  • Accessibility improvements: This feature enhances the accessibility of the Welcome web part, particularly with keyboard navigation.
  • UI updates: Minor updates to the display of slides across all layouts.
  • Language support for Italian

June 20, 2023 (version

  • Licensing screens: This update addresses minor labelling and styling updates to the licensing screens and dialogs.
  • Bug fixes: Resolved issues relating the scheduling of slides and the ability to edit the display order of slides.

April 20, 2023 (version

  • Site sharing fix: Squished a bug related to a conflict with the Microsoft site sharing functionality.

April 07, 2023 (version

  • Product branding: Updates to labels and product titles to reflect the refreshed Accelerator 365 branding.
  • Responsive design: Squished a bug relating to the display on small screens.

March 22, 2023 (version

  • Performance improvement: Introduction of an optimised caching mechanism
  • UI updates: Minor updates to the display of slides across all layouts.

February 21, 2023 (version

  • Audience targeting: Squished a bug for displaying slides with audience targeting.

February 16, 2023 (version

  • Image picker dependency: This feature introduces a replacement for the image picker functionality to improve stability / remove a dependency on a control Microsoft are prone to update.
  • Licensing screens: Integration with an updated licensing engine to support a smoother trial sign-up experience.
  • Weather API key: Introduced an easier mechanism to edit the necessary OpenWeather API key for the web part.
  • Required graph permissions message: Resolved an issue regarding the display of an error message if the necessary Microsoft Graph API permissions have not been approved.

November 21, 2022 (version

  • Initial release: The initial release of the Welcome app into the SharePoint Store.

Release notes from versions of the app prior to publication in the SharePoint Store are not listed.