K2 is proud to release K2 Five (5.1), our release that builds on K2 Five and focuses on making it easy to use K2. Use these release notes to download the product, request a product key, and read about new features, including upgrade-specific information and links to helpful resources about K2 Five (5.1).
K2 Five (5.1) adds many new features that help you deliver powerful process automation across your business. Below are some of the main features added in K2 Five (5.1). For a detailed list of the features below and enhancements, please see What's New in K2 Five (5.1)
Pre-built applications (also known as SmartStarters) get you started quickly, enabling you to install common applications from a catalog directly into your K2 environment. You can use the applications as-is, or even edit the forms, workflow, SmartObjects or reports to suit your needs. You can also use wizards (also known as App Wizards) to easily generate customized applications from a collection of application types and templates, for example a Marketing Approval process or Customer Satisfaction survey. By completing a simple 4-step wizard, K2 can generate a customized application for you. You can use the applications as-is, or even edit the forms, workflow, SmartObjects or reports to suit your unique needs. For more on Apps, please see K2 Apps.
The K2 Designer has two new responsive themes (Blue Void and Grey Void), which give you an additional styling option for your forms.Use the new Server Side Rule Execution to help improve your forms performance by using server-side rules to change the form before it's sent to the browser.The Export to Excel toolbar button is now available, allowing you to export your List data and slice and dice the data using Excel's data manipulation and analysis tools.
Copy, Paste, Cut and Undo/Redo shortcuts are now available to help you quickly and easily design workflows in the workflow designer. Warning badges help you catch potential design or performance flaws before you deploy the workflow.
You can now secure your K2 applications and artefacts by using the Authorization Framework to control who may edit or use artefacts with K2 Design tools, and who may access Categories or artefacts at runtime.
Use the new Microsoft Exchange Service Type to integrate with Microsoft Exchange and perform actions like scheduling a meeting, or checking for free/busy status as part of a workflows or in forms. The new Salesforce Service Type integrates K2 with Salesforce via Salesforce’s REST APIs, allowing you to create SmartObjects that allow your applications to integrate with SalesForce
OAuth authentication has been added to SmartObject OData service, and Workflow API Versioning allows you to select the Workflow REST API version to use on your environment.
The new App Switcher in K2 Workspace and the K2 Management site allows you to easily navigate to K2 Sites and Apps in your environment, including launching the K2 Apps workspace, accessing Favorite Apps, launching K2 Designer, K2 Workspace and the K2 Management Site.
You can now delete all artifacts in a category and even choose to delete the workflow historical log data if required.
The installer has been enhanced to support two SQL collations. The system key's path parameter in the unattended installer has changes. The K2 installer now blocks installations if your SQL Azure databases are not on the minimum requirement. See the Compatibility and Support Matrix for the minimum supported version.
The following issue was resolved in the .2 version of the installer:
If this issue occurs after upgrading to a previous release of K2 Five (5.1), please read KB002418 and follow those steps to run the repair script.
The following errors logged in the installation log files were resolved in the .1 version of the installer:
System.IndexOutOfRangeException: DisplayName SmartObject Server Exception: Could not find stored procedure 'Authorization.GetObjectInfosByName'
If any of these errors were logged during your installation, be sure to download the latest version of the installer (5.0002.1000.1).
Please note that the above issues are only found when upgrading to K2 Five 5.1 and do not affect new installations of K2 Five 5.1.
Fix Packs contain fixes for issues reported in K2 Five (5.1). These fix packs will be listed here when they are available.