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This release introduces the following improvements:

  • Microsoft Intune integration
  • User Interface improvements
    • Main page
      The main Shopping web page used by your users is now much more like consumer app stores. The background is off-white, the tiles are larger and simplified, and the icons are much more prominent.
    • Details page
      The details page for each application shares the main page's changes and includes prominent screenshots while listing review feedback at the bottom as the user scrolls down the page.
  • Windows Servicing Assistant improvements
    • Support for nested Task Sequences
    • Autofill WiFi passcode on Connection page if available
    • Option to disable the Location page
    • The above require 1E Client 5.0 with latest Accumulated Hotfix (Patch) or later
  • Microsoft Store for Business integration

Features released in Shopping 5.6

This release introduces the following improvements, all relating to customer concerns:

Features released in Shopping 5.5.200

This release introduced the following enhancements, all relating to Windows Servicing Assistant:

Features released in Shopping 5.5.100.39

This release introduced the following enhancements:

  1. TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support
  2. ICS and email notification customisation for legacy OSD
  3. WSA enhancements:

Features released in Shopping 5.5

This release introduced the following enhancements:

  1. Windows Servicing Assistant – a client-based wizard that enables users in the office or working remotely over VPN to initiate an OS upgrade or OS refresh (wipe-and-load) or to migrate data, settings and applications from an old PC to a replacement PC at their convenience. Note that the Windows Servicing Assistant feature requires a Windows Servicing Suite license in addition to the Shopping license. It also has a dependency on 1E Nomad 6.3.201 or later, which used to manage content and storage of user state using custom Task Sequence steps that are implemented with Nomad. 1E Application Migration is also required if you want to enable the Windows Servicing Assistant to migrate applications.
  2. In a move to consolidate 1E agents into a single agent, Shopping 5.5 replaces the Shopping Agent with the Shopping module in the Tachyon Agent. To support Shopping 5.5, no Tachyon infrastructure or license is required. The Shopping Agent will continue to work with Shopping 5.5 but the Windows Servicing Assistant is only available when the Tachyon Agent is implemented with the Shopping Module enabled. Refer to Installing the Shopping client for further information.

Features released in Shopping 5.4

This release introduced the following enhancements:

  1. Shopping and Application Migration integration – the integration delivers self-service features to our Windows Servicing Suite
  2. You can disable the option for shoppers to choose which applications they want to reinstall during a self-service OS migration
  3. Hide text in the banner for a Shopping application – text is not a mandatory requirement for application banners

Features released in Shopping 5.3.1

This release introduced the following features:

  1. Integration with AppClarity 5.1 and the new Catalog.
  2. Accessibility – The Shopping Web (for admin and non-admin users) and the Shopping Admin console are 508 compliant.

Features released in Shopping 5.3

This release introduced the following features:

  1. Application mapping:

    Prior to AppClarity 5.1, Shopping linked applications using the publisher, product and release nomenclature. However, AppClarity 5.1 implements a new catalog format that defines software using the vendor, title, version and edition. This new schema is currently not compatible with existing Shopping versions and so the application mapping feature is not supported with AppClarity 5.1. This new functionality will be provided as a hotfix for Shopping 5.2 and 5.3 and included as part of the Shopping 5.3.100 release scheduled for August 2016.
  2. Application sets – bundle commonly requested applications as a set and make available to Shopping administrators.
  3. Deploying OS for others and tracking migration status.
  4. Security:
  5. Accessibility:

Features released in Shopping 5.2

This release introduced the following features:

  1. FIPS compliance – Shopping now uses a FIPS compliant encryption algorithm to encrypt the Shopping license information, the admin console settings and the Lucene index used for searching
  2. Social Features – add ratings and reviews to Shopping applications and provide featured, trending and latest views for them
  3. Mobile app gateway – there is now a mobile specific web portal that acts as a gateway to iOS, Android or Windows app stores to allows users to shop for specific applications that are compatible with their mobile device
  4. OS filtering for app model applications – the Shopping web portal now allows shoppers can only shop for AppModel Configuration Manager applications which are compatible with their machines
  5. Multiple SMS Provider support – supports the scenario where multiple SMS providers are present, enabling it to take advantage of the Configuration Manager 2012 multiple SMS provider load balancing and fail-over features
  6. Installing the Shopping Agent – new Shopping agent has been introduced as the preferred alternative to Shopping client Identity to retrieve information about the local computer when browsing the Shopping Web portal

Features released in Shopping 5.1

This release introduced the following features:

  1. Role based access control – do away with managing the complexity of access control lists and use role based access control (RBAC) to control what administrators and shoppers can do. RBAC also enables you to align the roles you assign users and administrators to the actual roles they hold within your organization.
  2. Using search – look for applications in the Shopping web by using simple or advanced searching techniques.
  3. Shopping workflow – extend the default Shopping provider feature by running VBScripts asynchronously during workflow transitions.
  4. Shopping Web Welcome screen – an ideal mechanism for capturing the shopper's attention to highlight campaigns or lead-in to the Shopping web.
  5. Multiple Shopping versions – you can now run two or more Shopping systems concurrently to support the migration process.
  6. Additional language support – country specific language files are provided for Spanish (es-ES), Italian (it-IT) and Brazilian Portuguese (pt-BR) in addition to German (de-DE) and French (fr-FR) previously provided.