I don’t think we’ve ever had a more highly anticipate release than Decisions 4.0. You’ll be seeing a lot of the feature-oriented improvement announcements in the coming months, but I want to stress what I think may be the biggest game changer for both new and long-time customers. The Decisions App Store. Now, “App Store” might be a bit misleading as we don’t have plans to charge for any of this content. If you’ve used Decisions Repository internally at all, then the concept is straightforward. We plan on making a public repository available that houses three primary types of resources: Examples, Templates, and Apps. These three resources will provide a spectrum of puzzle pieces to ready to run applications that will grow over time. Feel free to submit ideas, or anything you have built and we’ll happily put your name on it!
Here’s what Carl had to say as we announced to 4.0 beta last week.
Decisions is really excited to announce the public beta of Decisions 4.0!
As many of you know the Decisions user portal has been HTML since Decisions 3.5 – but now both the User Portal and Studio are PURE HTML5!. This means no plugin – and no Silverlight.
When rewriting our technology to not rely on sliverlight, we took the opportunity to make the Studio experience significantly better. Over the next couple months, we are going to be sharing some highlights of the dozens of significant new features to our best in class workflow and rule engine.
Here are a few questions you might have about the 4.0 Beta and 4.0 General Release:
Do I need a license to install and explore the beta?
No. When you download and install the 4.0 beta it will automatically apply a fully featured license for you to explore until December 1st, 2016. When we release the next beta update, we plan on extending this license to January 1st, 2017.
Will work I have done in 3.x versions of Decisions work in the 4.0 beta?
Yes! Anything you built in an earlier version should be fully compatible.
Is the 4.0 beta supported?
Our support team will answer questions related to the 4.0 beta, even if you are not a customer. Contact them at email@example.com.
When will 4.0 graduate from beta to a general release?
Planning on the innovation release before the end of the year! And as always, we’ll work with all of you on the best timing for your implementations.
Please let us know if you have any other questions. You can view release notes for the beta here.
A Crocker Innovation Fellow with a degree from Brigham Young University, Kevin has a rich history in identifying pains and applying technology solutions. He has worked with a number of startups and success stories in the software and hardware space from Silicon Valley, The Silicon Slopes, and abroad including: Square, ASUS, and Fundly along with consultative roles at other Utah technology startups. He has been mentored by a number of highly successful individuals, including an Entrepreneur in Residence at Disney, multiple venture capitalists, and thought leaders in the world of technology and entrepreneurship. Kevin has a deep appreciation for entrepreneurship and a passion for internet technology. He is constantly seeking ways to contribute to the next generation of web enabled tools, a primary reason for his involvement with Decisions.