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UiPath Release Notes

UiPath Release Notes

April 2021

30 April 2021

Insights Cloud General Availability

What better way to end the month than by spreading some tremendous news? Without further ado, here it is: Insights has joined the select club of Automation Cloud services.

Just like its on-premises counterpart, you can gain seamless visibility into RPA operations, user-defined business KPIs, and track ROI. Insights Cloud brings all of this to you through a new and improved user-interface and redesigned experience.

Insights Cloud now has its own dedicated release notes section and a separate guide that we encourage you to check out before trying this official release out for yourselves!

28 April 2021

Automation Cloud Usability Improvements

Switching Tenants

We have moved the tenant selection control from inside the user menu to the right of the page header. This way, whatever service page you're on, you can always see which tenant you are currently working in and easily switch tenants whenever you need.

 

User Language Options

Your user-selected language is applied to all Automation Cloud pages and all services, but only if they support the selected language. When on a page that does not support the language, the interface localization defaults to English.

We have now grouped all language options under a sub-menu and in this menu you can see (a) the current language, (b) other supported languages, and (c) which is new, languages that are not yet supported on the current page shown as grayed out.

 

For more information about the localization options we currently support and any upcoming language support, see Localization Support.

 

Release Notes Per Product

To find out what changed on each and every component of the UiPath family, visit the following links.

2021.4

Release date: 26 April 2021

How time passes, right? It almost seems like our last Enterprise Release was yesterday, but it's been almost six months and v2021.4 Release is here! Enjoy the latest features and improvements, and put them to good use.

Be it creating automations in Studio, running them with the help of the Robot or managing them via Orchestrator, your automation journey is about to get better.

Studio and Robot level up to .NET 5 and are now equipped with new icons. They also become available in a 64-bit MSI installer.

UiPath Assistant welcomes Widgets and allows creating desktop shortcuts for processes.

Orchestrator adopts OAuth support, rethinks resource sharing, and unboxes new license names for a clearer perspective.

New features for Activities make their way into existing packs, with highlights such as UIAutomation and IntelligentOCR, but no worries, we haven’t forgotten about the good old packs such as Excel and Mail. You can now also use GSuite in StudioX.

Last but not least, our products have undergone rigorous testing. The bugs and performance issues discovered by our teams have been resolved so that they run smoother than before.


For more details, take a glance below to see the cross-component highlights or check out the Release Notes for every product and let us know your thoughts.


What’s New

Requirements Update

  • Starting with v2021.4, we dropped support for Internet Explorer for UiPath web products: Orchestrator, Action Center, Insights, Test Manager.

  • Heads-up for v2021.10, as Microsoft Edge Legacy support is next in line at being dropped.

  • This is the last release that will support automations that use Microsoft Office 2010. Starting with v2021.10, new features, improvements, and bug fixes will no longer be tested with Office 2010 products.

  • UiPath Studio has been migrated from .NET Framework 4.6.1 to .NET 5. which brings improvements in terms of performance, stability, and security. This change does not impact your existing projects, all projects created in older versions of Studio are still supported in Studio v2021.4.

RPA Multiple Entry Points

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In this release, we added support for multiple entry points in RPA processes. Broadly, this feature enables you to create and configure your unattended processes in Studio with different entry points than the usual Main.xaml.
For example, say you build a workflow that checks invoices. The invoice could be downloaded from a cloud storage or it could be located on your device.
You design two workflows inside the project:

  • DownloadInvoiceFromStorage.xaml - the workflow that downloads the invoice to your local device.
  • GetInvoiceFromLocal.xaml - the workflow that gets the invoice from your device.
    At runtime in Orchestrator, you set the entry point that corresponds to your scenario. If the invoice is on your local device, you start the process with GetInvoiceFromLocal.xaml, and continue afterward with the invoice checking workflow (the Main.xaml file).

Enable entry points in the project context menu in Studio.

OAuth Support for Third-party Apps

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We’ve added an app registration feature in Orchestrator which you can use to add your third-party applications (we call those external apps) to allow them to use the OAuth flow to obtain authorization for using UiPath APIs. In this release, we’ve added OAuth support for the Orchestrator API and the Test Manager API of Test Suite.

Licensing

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Orchestrator offers a fresh perspective on licensing, with new names and license information to reflect the SKUs structure from our commercial offering. All license-related terminology across the user interface has been updated to match the current SKUs, which are now user-oriented instead of product-oriented.

For example, on the License page, you can notice that Concurrent licenses became Multiuser licenses. Or that product-specific licenses such as the ones for Studio or StudioX are renamed to RPA Developer or Citizen Developer, respectively.

You can read the updated description for each new license type on the License page or the Users and Profile pages where you have it handy.

This adjustment does not require any action from you, as your commercial agreement, Terms & Conditions, and licensing functionality remain unchanged.

Introducing Automation Ops

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A new way to govern Studio and the Assistant is here. You can now easily create and deploy governance policies for Studio and the Assistant in large environments using UiPath Automation Ops, a centralized, web-based application available for Automation Cloud administrators.

Widgets

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Widgets are here to expand the functionality of the UiPath Assistant, be it a custom one or from the UiPath official feed, they enhance the automation experience of users. Besides the ones developed and distributed by UiPath in the Official NuGet Feed such as the Apps Widget, you are also able to create Custom Widgets that best suit your automation needs and with the help of Governance Policies, silently add them to your users UiPath Assistant!

Submitting Process Automation Ideas to Automation Hub

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Different UiPath products work together to discover, investigate, and build automations plus communicating process improvements. UiPath Automation Hub is used to turn automation ideas discovered via UiPath Process Mining into real automated implementations. UiPath Process Mining can be integrated with UiPath Automation Hub.

This makes it possible for end-users to send ideas for process improvements that are subject for automation directly from the Process Graph to UiPath Automation Hub.

See the Set up Integration with UiPath Automation Hub document for a detailed description on how to enable end-users to send automation opportunities to UiPath Automation Hub.

Task Capture Interactive Sign-In via Cloud

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Task Capture is now featured with Interactive Sign-In flow allowing activation by signing in using just the Automation Cloud account. This simplistic way lets you have Task Capture up and running in a few simple steps.

The Activating Task Capture document contains more details on how you can activate Task Capture by using the UiPath Cloud account.

UiPath Automation Hub Service in UiPath Automation Cloud

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Integration between UiPath Automation Hub service and UiPath Automation Cloud is live, leveraging the common identity service and the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) integration! All new customers that want to try Automation Hub are now be onboarded automatically in the new setup integrated with Automation Cloud. The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) integration enables you to connect your Automation Cloud account directly to an Azure Active Directory tenant, thus seamlessly adding Automation Cloud capabilities to your existing IT user management infrastructure.

Details are available in Active Directory Integration.

Automation Store

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Automation Hub is enhanced with a new experience that allows business users to discover attended automations ready to be consumed. The automation will be sent from Automation Hub to the personal workspace in Orchestrator in just a few clicks.

For more details about our new feature see Automation Store Overview.

Goodbye, Platform Installer

In an effort to offer a more streamlined installation and upgrade experience, we have discontinued the UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe installer. The change comes in an attempt to clear the confusion around the Platform Installer bundling only a selection of UiPath products, while at the same time it allows us to devote our resources to a single installation mechanism.

The main implication arising from the UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe deprecation is that, starting with v2021.4, you can no longer install or update Orchestrator, Robot, and Studio via the same tool. Instead you need to resort to the separate .msi installers, which you can use just as before.

If you're wondering what happens when performing a v2021.4 upgrade, then you may want to know that, even if you previously used the Platform Installer, you are not required to uninstall it. If you nonetheless decide to do so, make sure to double-check which installer you are removing.

As for whether this change impacts UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe versions prior to v2021.4, you can rest assured that we continue to support them.

End of Support For The Robot Tray

Starting with the v2021.4 release, the old Robot Tray is being deprecated as well, making the UiPath Assistant the only point of contact for attended automation.

Release Notes Per Product

To find out what changed on each and every component of the UiPath family, feel free to visit the following links.

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Compatibility Matrix

For more information, see this page.

Product Versioning

The following product versions are available in this release:

Activity Pack Versions

The following activity packages and versions are included in the .msi installer and can be found in the local feed. Packs marked with an asterisk (*) are added as dependencies, by default, to a newly created project in Studio:

Activity Pack

Version

UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities*

v21.4.3

UiPath.System.Activities*

v21.4.0

UiPath.Mail.Activities*

v1.10.4

UiPath.Excel.Activities*

v2.10.4

UiPath.Cognitive.Activities

v2.2.4

UiPath.IntelligentOCR.Activities

v4.13.0

UiPath.PDF.Activities

v3.4.0

UiPath.Terminal.Activities

v2.2.0

UiPath.Web.Activities

v1.7.0

UiPath.Word.Activities

v1.6.4

UiPath.Form.Activities

v1.1.11

UiPath.Persistence.Activities*

v1.2.1

UiPath.Testing.Activities

v1.3.2

UiPath.MobileAutomation.Activities

v21.4.2

2020.10.9

Release date: 20 April 2021

What’s New

A patch has been released for Studio and Robot that contains some bug fixes.

Release Notes Per Product

To find out what changed on each and every component of the UiPath family, feel free to visit the following links.

Bundling Details

UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe

The following patch versions are bundled in this UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe installer:

Activity Pack Versions

The following activity packages and versions are included in the UiPathStudio.msi installer and can be found in the local feed. Packs marked with an asterisk (*) are added as dependencies, by default, to a newly created project in Studio:

Activity Pack

Version

UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities*

v20.10.9

UiPath.System.Activities*

v20.10.4

UiPath.Mail.Activities*

v1.9.5

UiPath.Excel.Activities*

v2.9.5

UiPath.IntelligentOCR.Activities

v4.10.4

UiPath.PDF.Activities

v3.3.0

UiPath.Terminal.Activities

v2.1.0

UiPath.Web.Activities

v1.6.0

UiPath.Word.Activities

v1.5.3

UiPath.Form.Activities

v1.1.10

UiPath.Persistence.Activities*

v1.2

UiPath.Presentations.Activities

v1.0.2

UiPath.MobileAutomation.Activities

v20.10.7

UiPath.Testing.Activities

v1.2.5

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