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Release Highlights, as of March 29, 2017

The latest SAP Community release notes contain some pretty big announcements — many of which have been detailed elsewhere. Still, in the interest of keeping new features highlighted in one spot, here is a quick overview of some of the most interesting developments:

  • As you probably already saw, email notifications are finally back! My colleague Sajid Amir gives all the details you need in his aptly named blog post Email Notifications from SAP Community. If you read this post, you’ll learn how to subscribe to various activities so you can get updates delivered straight to you.
  • If you’ve been wanting more options for editing your avatar image, you’ll be happy with several new features now available for your profile pic. My colleague Audrey Stevenson tells you what they are — and how to use them — over at the Coffee Corner in the [Status Update] Profile Image Editing Is Here!
  • One piece of news not reported elsewhere (meaning I actually have something to share that my cool colleagues haven’t covered): You now have more options for filtering information in your Followed Activities. You can select one of your Followed Tags, then choose an activity type (i.e., Blogs, Questions & Answers) — meaning you can sort content through a combination of tags and types. For example, in the image below, I chose to see just the blog activity tagged with SAP Mentors. If I select “clear,” I can set up a new filter.

I’ll be back in approximately two weeks with a new list of release highlights. If you’re looking for information about previous releases in the meantime, please check out these blog posts:


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      • Hello!

        I just thought you would like some feedback.

        Firstly, when I went to the SCN (I still call it that) today, I was amazed that it was about 1000 times faster than it has been to date. All the little avatar pictures in the blogs came up with no delay. Previously I had to wait 15 minutes whilst they drew themselves line by line. ย I never had any trouble with any other website so it cannot be a generic internet improvement, or a company specific improvement - it must be something you have done. So well done.

        I do want to note one other thing - I had already logged in at this point, and wanted to congratulate you. So I clicked on my avatar in the top right hand corner telling me I had one notification, so I could find your name. I must have been logged in, otherwise my picture would not of been there, nor the number of notifications.

        After I clicked on my picture I was asked for my username/password once again.Chrome remembers this for me, so not a problem, but I imagine this is not working as designed.....

        Cheersy Cheers




        • Me too. I like people reading what I write. ๐Ÿ™‚

          It will likely get a space on the home page and announcements via social media (e.g., Twitter), but since it just went live yesterday, it may be a day or two before it pops up. In the meantime, I think it's good that we're spotlighting email notifications. While that feature is part of this update, the dedicated post offers much more.

          P.S. Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • To me they do, as I have a folder in my RSS-Client for tag "Using" (and there isn't a lot of "noise" on that tag), that's why I get that kind of news very fast!

          (Hint: as you can tell by the screenshto, I THINK there might be a new Member of the Month, as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ )


          Did I mention elsewhere, I really like that RSS-Thing? ๐Ÿ˜‰


          Btw. I never check the Release-Notes, and I don't get an RSS-Item when they are updated, that's why thos kinds of blogs are reallyย helpfull to me!

          Thanks again Jerry, for Keeping us up to date this way!