1C:Enterprise platform version 8.3.8 is available


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April 20, 2016

1C:Enterprise platform version 8.3.8 is available. It includes 108 new features and 12 optimization improvements.

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    Here is a list of major new features and improvements:

    Taxi interface improvements

    Form and command bar button improvements

    The form button design is improved, new appearance options are available for command bar buttons. You can use the new options to focus user attention on the specific tasks they can perform in this form. The improvements include: compact button groups, hyperlink buttons, oval buttons, buttons that show borders when you move a pointer over them, and the option to customize the border color, background color, title color, and title font for each button.

    Text box drop-down list width

    In text boxes, the drop-down list width is automatically scaled to fit the list content width.

    Improved document list usability

    Some commands related to lists and document journals, which were previously available on the More menu, are now available in the list context menus. This streamlines access to the commands.

    Command for closing a user session

    The command to close a session is added to the application title. This improves usability for users that access 1C:Enterprise applications using web browsers. 

    Vertical scrolling in dynamic list tables

    Vertical scrolling in dynamic list tables (for example, document journals) is improved. The scrolling buttons now exactly reflect the scrolling options available in dynamic lists.

    In-app billing services for mobile applications

    In the mobile platform, support of in-app billing services and paid advertisement is added.

    Support of AdMob (Google) aggregator and iAd (Apple) service is added. You can display ads provided by these services in your mobile application and receive payments from advertising companies.

    The following billing services are supported: Apple In-App Purchase (for iOS) and Google Play In-App Billing (for Android). This provides the option to implement purchasing premium app versions, removing demo limitations, purchasing subscription to additional web services, and more.

    Accessibility for users with low vision

    1C:Enterprise provides accessibility to users with low vision and blind users. This innovation has serious social impact because 1C:Enteprise applications are widely used and this opens new jobs for specialists with low vision, such as economists, accountants, and managers.

    Users with low vision can work in 1C:Enterprise applications using hot keys, without using a mouse or a display. This requires a screen reader software to read the control names, form attributes, and their values. An example of such software is NVDA, which is free of charge.

    Accessibility for users with low vision is only supported on Microsoft Windows XP or later, and only in the thick and thin clients.

    File database performance optimization 

    In order to increase file database performance, the database file format is changed. Administrators now can change the file page size to optimize the performance.

    Improvement of development and support tools

    Configuration comparison and merging improvement

    Saving and loading settings for configuration comparison and merging is implemented. Together with the additions to the Designer batch mode, this provides the option to fully automate comparison and merging of supported configurations.

    Extended support of OData protocol

    The automatic REST application interface supports more of the standard OData protocol features. In addition to that, a number of features that are not available in the protocol are implemented in 1C:Enterprise.

    Improvements for saving/loading configurations to/from XML files

    The improvements to saving and loading configurations allow to load a part of a configuration and to automate the editing of external reports and data processors.

    Viewing temporary table manager content

    The option to view temporary tables (their list, structure, and content) during the debugging of complex batch queries is implemented.

    Adding native objects in extensions

    In configuration extensions, you can create common commands, templates, and pictures, as well as forms of adopted applied objects, their commands, and their templates.

    Dynamic list refactoring

    Dynamic lists are optimized and their reliability is improved. A set of limitations to dynamic list functionality is introduced in order to eliminate potential issues. Some other dynamic list limitations are removed. Dynamic lists now support batch queries.

    Software license activation

    Software license management, which includes activation, getting the list of used licenses, getting license details, and more, can be performed not only in a wizard but also from the command line using a new utility. This simplifies administration of cloud environments.

    Using operating system taskbar capabilities

    For Windows 7 (and later) and Linux with Unity desktop shell, the option to perform some operations with 1C:Enterprise applications using their taskbar icons is implemented:

    • A right click opens the list of previously accessed infobases, you can run applications from that list.
    • You can perform operations, such as generating a document or a report, using buttons in the application preview window that is displayed when you move the pointer over a taskbar icon.
    • Application taskbar icons can blink to indicate some events that require user attention, such as new mail.
    • Application taskbar icons can display pictures or numbers in their lower-righ corners to indicate events that require user attention, such as a number of new messages.

    This improves the usability of 1C:Enterprise applications.

    Complete list of changes

    On Windows, if the platform is installed in the default folder, the file is located in Program Files\1cv8\8.3.8.<build number>\docs\en\

    On Linux, if the platform is installed in the default folder, the file is located in /opt/1c/v8.3/i386/docs/en/

    On OS X, if the platform is installed in the default folder, the file is located in /opt/1cv8/8.3.8.1652/docs/en/

    Note that in 1C:Enterprise 8.3.8, support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is no longer available. The support lifecycle by Microsoft expired on 04/09/2013, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle. We recommend that you migrate to a later version of Microsoft SQL Server. For the list of operating systems and database servers supported by 1C:Enterprise, see the System requirements.

    Also note that in 1C:Enterprise mobile platform version 8.3.9, support for iOS versions earlier than 7 will no longer be available. Therefore, the mobile platform version 8.3.9 will no longer run on Apple iPhone 3GS, iPod generations 3 and 4, and iPad 1 because they do not support operating system upgrade to version 7 or later.

    You can migrate infobases created in eralier 1C:Enterprise versions to version 8.3.8 without any data losses. Conversion of configurations, infobases, external reports, and external data processors is not required.



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