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SolarWinds Service Desk November 2020 Release Notes

Release date: November 2020

These release notes describe the new features and improvements in SolarWinds Service Desk.

If you are looking for previous release notes for SolarWinds Service Desk, see Previous Version documentation.

New features and improvements in SWSD

Block end users from creating portal accounts

When you utilize the Portal to communicate with outside customers, you may not want them to mistakenly create users in your account. To prevent unauthorized email access that is not monitored by your administrators, you can eliminate the ability to open an account directly from the portal.

For more information on Creating/preventing portal accounts, please click here.

Workflow operators

When configuring condition sets in the service catalog or change catalog workflows, it’s easier to exclude a value or two, rather than selecting all the relevant values for a certain condition. For example, let’s say that we want to set up a workflow in which all employees, EXCEPT FOR those in Spain, will go through a certain training program during their onboarding process. Another example is the need to setup a workflow in which we add a task to update a certain software – IF the laptop model name CONTAINS the string ‘MacBook’.

For more information on workflow operators and working with your condition sets, please click here.

JAMF

Integrate Jamf Pro with your Discovery Scanner to pull data from your Jamf Pro instance.

For more information on Jamf Pro integration, please click here.

DRE

Integrate your SWSD with Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE). No matter where you are, you can assist your users remotely, even now, as we all work from home, login and help!

Filter on incidents widgets

We are always enhancing your ability to filter and customize the view of your dashboard. Now you can easily drill down and filter incident widgets with a filter bar in the left pane of your screen.

For more information on filter in incident widgets, please click here.

Schedule requested CCIs

Admins can now schedule changes via the Change Catalog Items (CCIs) which allows Standard Changes to run on their own with a defined cadence.

For more information on Scheduling CCIS, please click here.

New Advanced Service Statistics Reports

Tracking the actual time incidents spend in different states or assigned to each agent is key to learning about your service desk's efficiency, bottlenecks, and workload balance.

We are glad to introduce the new Advanced Service Statistics reports that can help you get visibility into these new metrics:

  • Average time in a State (Elapsed time, Business hours)
  • Average time per Assignee (Elapsed time, Business hours)

For more information on Advanced Service Statistics Report, please click here.

Notification redesign & enhancements

As part of our ongoing investment in enhancing agents' productivity, we are glad to introduce additional customization capabilities and new functionality for group settings and task notifications.

Real-time notifications help you, your team, and employees stay informed and get visibility into essential updates throughout the service life cycle.


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