NetworkedPlanet is pleased to announce the release of new versions of the Web3 Platform and Concepts for SharePoint products.
Web3 Platform 1.2 provides a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements over the previous 1.1 release and is a recommended download for all users. For a download link, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upgrading from Web3 1.1
To upgrade from 1.1, unzip the installation package and run the installer application in Web3/setup.exe. During installation you will be prompted for database and service configuration information as you were during the initial installation. After installing Web3, you should also upgrade the Web3Admin package on any client machines that use the Powershell administration snap-in. Full installation and upgrade information can be found in the installation package.
ENHANCEMENT: SPARQL query implementation now features partial query caching and query execution plan caching for significant performance improvements when processing repeated queries.
ENHANCEMENT: Major performance improvements for XTM import.
ENHANCEMENT: It is no longer necessary to specify the syntax of the uploaded data to the import job processor. The processor will probe the received data to determine the syntax of the content. As a result, the -Xtm20 flag has been removed from the Import-TopicMap cmdlet.
ENHANCEMENT: TopicRef representations now include a link to the referenced topic’s type(s).
ENHANCEMENT: TMSPARQL queries now support the DISTINCT keyword.
BUGFIX: Fixed an issue with round-tripping XTM files through a Web3 export/import cycle
BUGFIX: Fixed the deletion of associations to ensure that all child roles are deleted from the database.
BUGFIX: Fixed rendering of RDF/XML topic representation when an item has a subject identifier that uses a fragment identifier.
BUGFIX: Fixed an issue with the License Manager that resulted in the registration form not displaying on some machines.
BUGFIX: Fixed problem with processing SPARQL queries with literal strings that contain special characters escaped by a backslash.
BUGFIX: Fixed jobs list to include failed jobs and to display jobs in descending order of last updated date/time.
Concepts for SharePoint 1.2
Concepts for SharePoint 1.2 provides a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements over the previous 1.1 release and is a recommended download for all users. For a download link, please contact us at email@example.com.
Upgrading from CfS 1.1
The following steps must be completed to successfully upgrade from Concepts for SharePoint 1.1 to 1.2.
Further information about how to perform these steps is provided elsewhere in the Installation
1.Install the License Manager found at <InstallDir>/ConceptsForSharePointLicenseManager.msi
2.Enter your license serial number and activate your license (or run in trial mode)
3.Upgrade the Concepts for SharePoint solution found at <InstallDir>/ConceptsForSharePoint.wsp
4.[OPTIONAL] If Concepts for SharePoint is not installed on the same server as the Web3 Platform, you
must also upgrade the web3.wsp solution (<InstallDir>/web3.wsp) to deploy the updated Web3
Platform assembly files to the local GAC
5.Add the assembly redirection configuration to the SharePoint Web Application’s web.config file
(details of which are provided in the “Configuration” section of this document)
7.Reactivate the NPConceptsForSharePoint feature on all site collections that use Concepts for
SharePoint using the force command where appropriate
9.Restart the SharePoint 2010 Timer Service
FEATURE: Added Concepts for SharePoint License Manager
FEATURE: User Profile Scraper SharePoint timer job added to pull SharePoint site collection users into the Web3 Platform
FEATURE: New Topic Web Part - adds a new topic from within the SharePoint environment and redirects to the concept pahe for that topic.
ENHANCEMENT: Changes to the way the topic map is synchronized with the Managed Metadata Service to speed up the overall synchronization process
ENHANCEMENT: Template mappings can now be configured to load up custom templates for concept pages for specific topics based on a topic’s PSI
ENHANCEMENT: Related concepts added as a refinement to SharePoint Search
ENHANCEMENT: Additional language strings for Web Parts added to language resource file
ENHANCEMENT: Web Parts that use a starting topic can now be set to “Current User”
ENHANCEMENT: Base topic type concept page allows a new instance of that type to be added from within the SharePoint environment