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This documentation supports the 21.05 version of BMC Digital Workplace Basic. 
To view an earlier version, select the version from the Product Version menu.

21.05 enhancements

This topic contains information about enhancements in version  21.05  of BMC Helix Digital Workplace Basic

(Version 21.05.02 and later) Container deployment of BMC Helix Innovation Suite

Perform container deployment of BMC Helix Innovation Suite and Service Management applications in your on-premises environment. This method of deployment offers:

  • Simplified on-premises deployment process with reduced effort as compared to the deployment by using installers.
  • Less resource consumption, offering better resource scalability.
  • Ability to consume cloud-based applications such as, BMC Helix Multi-Cloud Broker BMC Digital Workplace .
  • Improved security that offers ability to isolate applications from the host and other applications.

For more information, see  21.05 Patches Open link  in BMC Helix Innovation Suite Deployment documentation.

Remove duplicate fulfillment requests

Service requests that use workflows designed to create an incident, work order, or change request in BMC Helix ITSM do not create duplicate fulfillment requests in the My Activity tab of the BMC Helix Digital Workplace end-user console. For example, if the user submits a service request that includes an incident workflow, in BMC Helix Digital Workplace, they only see one submitted service request. No duplicate service request for incident fulfillment is created. This feature also applies to work order and change request tickets.

Display incident details to end users

The 21.05 version introduces functionality that enables a quick orientation among the flow of incident tickets for SRDs .

End users can:

  • See the incident ID associated with the single service requests in the My Activity tab.

Card view

List view

  • Open the service request to observe the fulfillment details of the incident (ID, description, last modified date, and status).

  • Leave comments on a particular incident, so that when agents receive comments on the associated service request, they can easily identify whether the comment refers to the incident they are working on.

For more information, see Enabling end user features.

Set default notification settings for new end users

As the  BMC Helix Digital Workplace  administrator, you can set default settings for email and push notifications for requests, approvals, surveys, and social activity. For example, the  BMC Helix Digital Workplace  administrator enables email notifications for requests, and new users start receiving emails as soon as they log in to  BMC Helix Digital Workplace and request services. Default notification settings apply only to the initial setup. End users can still change the notification settings in their preferences. For more information, see Configuring status updates and notifications.

View notifications and broadcasts from  BMC Helix Digital Workplace in BMC Helix Virtual Agent

End users can view and dismiss in-app notifications or broadcasts from chatbot without navigating to  BMC Helix Digital Workplace . The chatbot administrator or application business analyst can enable or disable notifications for the end users. Learn how to  Manage broadcasts and notifications for end users . To learn how to enable notifications in chatbot, see  Enabling notifications and broadcasts in chatbot Open link

The following image is an example of how broadcast and notifications are displayed in a chatbot:

Integration support removed for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management and BMC HR Case Management

Integration with the following products is no longer supported with the  21.05   release of BMC Helix Digital Workplace. 

As a BMC Helix Digital Workplace Basic user, you will not be able to use the following from the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Admin console.

CLM cloud services pluggable provider

HRCM knowledge pluggable provider

HRCM service catalog pluggable provider

HRCM user details pluggable provider

External users feature unavailable with this version

The External users feature was introduced in version 19.11 and requires the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced – Self-Registered User license. While this feature is not available with version 21.05, it is expected to be made available in a subsequent release.

License entitlement upgrade for BMC Helix ITSM SaaS customers

BMC Helix ITSM SaaS customers who are using version 21.05 will have access to the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog console. This console replaces the need to use BMC Service Request Management for creating and managing service request catalog items for your end users.

What else changed in this release

UpdateProduct behavior in versions earlier than 21.02Product behavior in 21.05
Contact details for imported SRDsIf the end users' work email and phone were missing in an imported SRD, the contact details for the user were blank.If the end users’ work email and phone are missing in an imported SRD, but a personal (Home) email and phone are available, the personal details are displayed in the contact details for the user.
Menu nameAdministrators used the Access Control menu to modify the categories available to users.The menu name has been updated to Admin Views.
Remove default localeEnd users had default locale as a language option.The default locale has been replaced with English. End users can continue to choose any of the available languages.
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