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Community Release Highlights (8 December 2016)

In addition to bug fixes, we have delivered three significant features since our last update — with even more improvements planned by the end of January.  These latest features, as listed in the updated SAP Community release notes, are:

  • Ask a question from the Archive: Visitors often access the read-only discussions in the Archive via an online search. In the past, if this content didn’t answer the visitors’ question (and they weren’t familiar with SAP Community), it was unclear how to proceed with finding more information. Now, we’ve assigned primary tags to the discussions in the Archive* and we’ve added information to these discussions to help visitors find more information and ask new questions.  When you click the button to “Ask a New Question on This Topic,” you’ll notice that the Primary Tag field is now pre-populated with the relevant tag.

    *Note: While the vast majority of the Archive discussions have been assigned a Primary Tag, there are some remaining to be tagged.  Clicking the “Ask a Question” link from these un-tagged discussions will take the user to a generic “Ask a Question” form.

  • Clearer notification when users receive a direct message: Previously, you received a notification when you had received a direct message, which included a link on the sender’s name.  The link brought you to the messaging application, but many users found this link’s location in the notification confusing.  As in other parts of the Community, they expected to visit a person’s profile when clicking their name. Now, the notification includes a “new message” link that opens the actual direct message, and the hyperlink on the sender’s name goes to the person’s profile.

  • New “Edit My Profile” option in avatar dropdown: Before this release, you would need to click on your photo or name from your avatar drop down menu to view or edit your profile. To make things more intuitive, we’ve added an “Edit My Profile” link to the top of that menu.

    Note: This link leads to your private view of your profile, which you can edit and see additional information over your public view.  To see what’s visible to other members, click on your user name from your private view.


These features join the other developments delivered last month. To learn more about all recent releases, please visit the Release Notes in the Community Wiki.

As always, we plan and prioritize new features and bug fixes based on your input. So keep your suggestions coming!  Simply follow the instructions on the Reporting Bugs and Providing Feedback After Go Live page and we’ll continue to build a better SAP Community experience together!

Jamie Cantrell
SAP Community Experience

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