The database has been moved to its final Azure location. This new version is required to work with the new database!
126.96.36.199 - 3/25/2020
Press release editing has been brought forward and works again.
List of press releases:
Press release editing:
The actual press release text now supports simplified editing in Markdown as seen in this screen-shot:
All new-style edit forms now show the key of the item being edited in the status bar. The icon next to it allows copying the key to the clipboard:
188.8.131.52 - 3/24/2020
MobiPocket (Kindle) export has been activated again, and is mostly functional.
184.108.40.206 - 3/15/2020
There now is a new Article Control Center
There now is a new Article Edit Form
The Issue Edit Form has been enhanced
Articles can now be edited/launched from the issue edit form by double-clicking an article in the grid.
The subscription/renewal import form now has a feature that allows creating an empty CSV file that can be used as a starting point to fill in new data. (It is handy because it shows all the available fields).
220.127.116.11 - 3/3/2020
The subscription edit form now allows picking fulfillment and billing addresses. (Note that the actual editing of addresses is done in the subscriber edit form rather than the subscription edit form):
The subscription edit form now shows a list of all magazine issues included in the subscription. Only released magazine issues are included:
The subsriber edit form now shows a list of all issues owned by the subscriber (across all subscriptions). Only released magazines are included in the list.
18.104.22.168 - 3/2/2020
The duplicate subscription form now launches the correct name edit form.
22.214.171.124 - 3/1/2020
Contact Control Center
The New Subscriber button does no longer incorrectly launch a subscription edit form.
There now is a new Subscription Import/Quick-Entry button (see below).
Subscriber Edit Form
Double-clicking a subscription now opens the subscription edit form (formerly it used to open the subscription overview form).
Cancelling subscriptions now works without an error being displayed.
Subscription Edit Form
This form now sorts the display of fulfillment records correctly (with the newest fulfillment first).
There now is a new Subscription Import Form (launched from the Contact Control Center… see above)
126.96.36.199 - 2/11/2020
A screen resolution problem related to the menu has been fixed.
The menu now has a search textbox at the top that allows filtering of the menu:
It is now possible to edit subscriptions associated with subscribers (with the exception of address editing, which is currently a work in progress). The subscription edit screen now focusses entirely on editing of existing subscriptions:
The subscription edit form now has become more of a “subscription control center”, showing additional information, such as fulfillment history (which is specific to the subscription in question, in contrast to the fulfillment history shown in the subscriber edit form, which shows all fulfillments across all subscriptions):
...and invoices (also associated with the current subscription only, contrary to the subscriber edit form, which shows all invoices associated with a person):
...and the subscription's history (with lots of additional data that wasn't available before, showing a snapshot of the subscription as it was at the time the change happened):
188.8.131.52 - 2/3/2020
The Mailings tab of the issue edit form now allows for the creation of new fulfillment batches.
There now is a completely re-written fulfillment batch creation UI (and associated back-end logic).
The dates page of the issue edit form has been re-designed to work on smaller monitors.
184.108.40.206 - 1/26/2020
The issue edit form has been completely replaced with a new one. This new form is much more powerful and acts as a control-center for everything related to an issue. Including articles in an issue, mailings, and more.
The entire issue editing experience (from the issue list to the issue edit form) is now entirely based on service calls. This means that no VPN access is required to use these features, and no IP addresses have to be white-listed on the datagbase for these features. This also means that this form should work more efficiently in remote-access scenarios.
The first page of the issue edit form has been changed slightly from the previous version:
The production-dates page of the issue edit form has been changed slightly from the previous version:
The sales-information page of the issue edit form has changed slightly:
There now is a new mailings-page in the issue edit form. It shows all mail batches created for this issue, with information about how many individual packages were sent, and how many total copies (the two numbers could be different if multi-copy subscribers were included in the batch). The headers also show the totals for all batches.
There now is a new articles-page that shows all articles in the issue:
The attachments-page has been modernized and uses our new standardized file-attachments page:
A bug that caused the font within the drop-down calendars throughout the system to appear too large and be cut off, making the days unreadable, has been fixed.
220.127.116.11 - 1/18/2020
File attachment logic throughout the app has been updated to use the latest file services (with access of files stored on Azure)
All file attachment grids have been re-worked to work with this new mechanism. The look has also been cleaned up:
The file attachment property dialog has been updated and enhanced (especially the support for categories and for Azure files has been improved):
The file attachment upload dialog has been cleaned up and enhanced (especially the support for categories and for Azure files has been improved):
18.104.22.168 - 1/15/2020
Issue editing is back online at least in a rudimentary fashion.
A new version of the magazine issue list has been implemented:
22.214.171.124 - 12/13/2019
The app now uses an updated invoice display. (Note: We are aware of the rendering issue at the top-right side of the invoice, but this is an Internet Explorer related issue that won't be fixed for now. We are moving to Chromium anyway, which will display that detail correctly):
The app can now create a PDF version of an invoice by clicking the Get PDF Version button in the invoice display:
126.96.36.199 - 12/10/2019
Fixed a problem related to author information when saving names that weren't authors.
188.8.131.52 - 12/06/2019
The refresh algorithm in the contact edit form has been improved to refresh the content of different tabs correctly in more different scenarios.
The application auto-update mechanism has been improved to provide more sophisticated update checking and downloading, as well as showing this change log whenever the application has been updated. (This will come into effect for all updates from here on forward).
The application now has a new status bar, showing the status, the current application version, and providing a way to switch the color theme:
184.108.40.206 - 12/04/2019
Re-enabled additional address editing options. The new address UI exposes all fields individually (including the state field even for countries that do not have states, so incorrectly filled state information can be cleared out). It also provides a preview of how the address will be formated in the country in question. Plus, if the address is in the US, it can be verified with the USPS right through this interface:
Subscription display is back in, allowing a view of all subscriptione settings at a glance:
Invoice display is back in, showing a preview rendering of an invoice:
Payment history can be displayed from the invoice dialog:
Billing history can be displayed from the invoice dialog. The UI style is still the old style.
220.127.116.11 - 12/01/2019
First officially deployed new version of the re-written Olympus application.
Olympus has been given a new (more modern) look. It supports simple color themes. And it has been optimized to support larger screens better. Here is a general screen shot that provides an overall idea:
The former “subscriber edit form” has been re-worked into a new "Contact Control Center" that provides a much richer feature-set for editing contact information with all the related data: