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Consult the following table for a list of notices and information about what's new in BMC Virtual Chat.

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Remedy with Smart IT Release notes



The BMC Virtual Chat 19.08 release is part of the BMC Digital Workplace Advanced 19.08 release.

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Summary

August 22, 201919.08 enhancements

BMC Virtual Chat version 19.08 is released. This version includes the following enhancements and unsupported and deprecated features:

Enhancements

Improved live chat capability for support agents in Smart IT that includes the following updates:

  • Modern web UI that is consistent with Smart IT and BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced. It is fully integrated into Smart IT which allows agents to use other Smart IT features such as dashboard and search.
  • Agents can create incident or work order.
  • Agents can use templates to create incident or work order.
  • Agents can preview the chat before accepting when not in auto-accept mode.
  • Agents are able to search and share knowledge articles with end user.

Deprecated features

After deploying BMC Virtual Chat 19.08, the following features are deprecated:

  • Support Agent Console in BMC Remedy Mid Tier Server is deprecated.
  • All Remedy IT Service Management (Remedy ITSM) integration points are disabled and should not be enabled if customers use the new live chat capability in Smart IT.
  • Automatic creation of an incident is deprecated.

Unavailable features

  • BMC Virtual Chat version 1908 is designed to work in the Agent Only mode. However, customers can enable the Virtual Agent mode manually.
  • Inviting an agent to join a chat is not available.
  • Open URL and and Question scripts in the agent console in Smart IT is not available.
  • Emailing an agent is not available.
  • Capacity-based Auto Accept of chat session does not work.


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Creating PDF and Word exports

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      By default, the Standard template exports the current page and all child pages.


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