The release notes show the latest new features and enhancements in the Bizzdesign Horizzon platform, and the issues that have been fixed. 

For each new release, you need to migrate your model packages with metamodels embedded (.xmam), or stored in your personal storage or on the Horizzon Server to materialize the changes and fixes in the release.

Customers with a cloud solution will be updated first. For the update scheme, please refer to Maintenance windows for the Bizzdesign cloud solution. Installer files for the on-premise solution will be updated periodically. Not sure which solution you have? Check out Which Bizzdesign Horizzon software solution am I using?


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Release 20 September 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-09-20), Enterprise Studio (2022-09-12)

Bug fixes

Horizzon

Dashboards that were previously visible to Lead Designers sometimes disappeared. As a result of the fix, the Share dashboard button has been removed. Sharing a dashboard with others can now be done via the dashboard manage page.


TP-13857

Modeling

Moving a model to another location within the model package could cause Enterprise Studio to crash when this model contains stored viewpoints.

TP-13729


Release 8 September 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-09-08), Enterprise Studio (2022-08-25)

End-of-support and end-of-life announcements

End of life for Active Directory as identity provider

As of October 2023, Bizzdesign will stop supporting Active Directory as identity provider for user synchronization and authentication in Bizzdesign Horizzon. From then on, only Azure Active Directory or a SAML-based identity provider can be used for Horizzon. For more information, please refer to:

End-of-support and end-of-life announcements

New features and enhancements

Data integration

TP-12845, TP-13063

Lead Designer users can now view the models of a model package in Horizzon. Enterprise Studio models and any models created via the Bizzdesign Open API ("Collections") are displayed. In addition, Lead Designer users can now also manually create and manage models in Horizzon. These Horizzon models can be used for the new data contribution features.

The Horizzon models can be accessed via the Models entry in the sidebar menu of the model package page. Like any other list page in Horizzon, the page has a search function, and the models can be sorted.


For more information, please refer to Managing models in Horizzon.


TP-13023, TP-13024, TP-13113, TP-13384

The new addition to the data contribution features is creating objects in Horizzon. Contributor users can now create objects in Horizzon. Contributors with little modeling knowledge can easily contribute to ArchiMate® model content by creating objects of specific types that Lead Designers predefine via conventions. Conventions determine the types of objects that the Contributors can create and whether they can relate them to other objects. Object policies set up by the Lead Designer specify which Contributors will be the allowed editors for these objects, just like data policies do for editing data blocks.



Once conventions and object policies have been set, Contributors can start creating objects. These objects will be created in models managed in Horizzon (see item "Horizzon model management" in these release notes). The Horizzon models will be available to the user in the Models overview on their homepage.

The Objects overview on the homepage is now the main entry for editing data blocks on objects.



For more information, please refer to Data contribution in Horizzon.


TP-13067

Because of the new data contribution features, the editing of data blocks with policies by Contributor users has moved to another location in Horizzon. Before, a dedicated data entry page showed all data blocks, located on the model package level. Now editing data blocks is located on the Data tab of the Contribute page of a model within a model package. Contributor users can access the objects via the Objects overview on their homepage.

Old situation:


New situation:


Accessing data blocks from the homepage:


The models in which the data blocks are can also be viewed in the Models overview on the homepage. Opening a model will also lead the user to the objects with the data blocks.


Horizzon

TP-13313

Following the new data contribution features, the Horizzon audit log has been extended with data related to these features. The audit log now registers the following actions performed by Contributor and Lead Designer users:

Contributors:

  • Creating an object
  • Updating the relations for an object
  • Updating the name of an object
  • Deleting an object

Lead Designers:

  • Activating a convention (Convention Created)
  • Deactivating a convention (Convention Deleted)
  • Creating a convention rule
  • Updating a convention rule
  • Removing a convention rule
  • Creating an object policy
  • Updating an object policy
  • Deleting an object policy



Team Platform

TP-13698

To improve performance, changes have been made to the synchronization activities of the Activity Console. Because of this, few changes have been made to the Backstage view of Enterprise Studio for managing model packages and projects.

On the Manage Package tab and the Manage Project tab, the Share entry for inviting users is no longer in the first position in the menu. These changes do not affect the way the features work.



Bug fixes

Data integration

Using the Bizzdesign Open API to create a data block definition without specifying the object types it should be assigned to, would raise an internal server error. Now a proper warning is given.TP-13535
When editing a data block field of type text in Horizzon, the Insert Link and Headings buttons could not be used; clicking them would make the field exit edit mode.TP-13704

Team Platform

The Activity Console could not handle non-ASCII characters when adding a storage place.

TP-12715


Release 29 August 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-08-29), Enterprise Studio (2022-08-12)

New features and enhancements

Configuration

TP-13649

Only applicable to the on-premise solution.

In software versions before the 26 May 2022 release, it was possible to use the tool configuration in an older version of Enterprise Studio, downgrading the configuration. This would sometimes flag recently added standard configuration items as "custom", making it impossible to upgrade any further. Since the 26 May release, downgrading is no longer possible.

When downgraded tool configurations from versions before the 26 May 2022 release are upgraded, Enterprise Studio will now detect a downgrade has taken place, and correct the situation before continuing with the upgrade. Please note that if your downgraded configuration also contains a custom menu definition, you must recreate it in the Metamodeler after the upgrade to ensure your custom viewpoints are available again to users. If a custom menu is present, a message will appear during the upgrade saying that the custom menu has been discarded.


Horizzon

TP-13062

In addition to sharing Horizzon views with an active viewpoint like the color or table view, it is now also possible to share highlight views. Please note that highlight views can only be activated in a color view based on an element property or metric, not based on the endpoint of a path in the object relations explorer.


TP-13140

Horizzon now automatically sends out a weekly task summary e-mail to users that have open data tasks awaiting. The e-mail is sent every Monday. Clicking the "My tasks" link directs the user to their My tasks page in Horizzon.



The user can unsubscribe from this weekly summary via the link in the e-mail. It will send the user to their manage profile page, where they can clear the check box for receiving the weekly task summary. The option can be enabled anytime.


For more information, please refer to Working on data tasks for updating data block values.

Bug fixes

Data integration

The attribute selection list in the attribute selection window for generating viewpoints, like color views, contained a duplicate attribute name called "name", making it unclear which one to use for generating the viewpoint. To fix this, a few object attribute names have been changed:

Metric:

Attribute nameChanged to
NameIdentifier
labelname

Data form field in custom workflow:

Attribute nameChanged to
Labelname
TP-13688

Horizzon

Pinning (saving) generated color views based on relations and having customized colors was not properly working.

TP-13674

Team Platform

In some situations, the text "undefined" was shown instead of the abbreviation in list items with a name abbreviation in their icon  (users, groups, packages).

TP-13345


Release 10 August 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted + On premise
Horizzon Server (2022-08-10), Enterprise Studio (2022-08-01)

New features and enhancements

Team Platform

TP-10469

When using a SAML 2.0 identity provider for user authentication and provisioning in Horizzon, the user's e-mail address is now shown in the Modified by information on a Horizzon view instead of the username to provide a unique user identification (as usernames do not always do this).



Modeling

TP-13622

Several improvements have been made to the performance of the Navigator, which is particularly effective on model packages with many views. One visible improvement includes adding the option Show containing views to the Navigator in Enterprise Studio. Before, when using the Navigator the containing views of the objects and relations were automatically included. It can be switched off using the new option. Not showing the containing views in the Navigator benefits the performance, particularly if the model contains many views.



For more information, please refer to The Navigator.


Bug fixes

General

Potential vulnerability fixes have been made regarding a library that Inkscape (Create poster to PDF) and GraphViz (Auto layout ArchiMate models) use. Please note that this issue only applies to the on-premise solution, the cloud solution is not affected (Enterprise Studio Online). Third party application Inkscape will no longer be included in the Enterprise Studio installation bundle.

As a result of removing Inkscape, creating PDF posters in Enterprise Studio will no longer be available by default, but options are available to enable the creation of PDF posters. For more information, please refer to Enabling the creation of PDF posters in your local Enterprise Studio.

TP-13628, TP-13629

Data integration

Enterprise Studio allowed manually linking metrics to externally managed objects (although setting values was impossible). Metrics for external objects can only be scored via data block fields.

TP-13523

Horizzon

When navigating from a site based on a project to its source model package, the wrong page was shown.

TP-13343

Modeling

Some properties for Strategy on a Page views that should have been hidden were unintentionally visible.

TP-13343


Release 28 July 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-07-28), Enterprise Studio (2022-07-11)

New features and enhancements

ArchiMate

TP-13579

It is now possible to draw serving relations on the Capability map view, which is now in accordance with the ArchiMate ® specification, which allows serving relations between strategy elements.



Bug fixes

Data integration

When using the Bizzdesign Open API to bulk update existing entities or links, an 500 Internal Error could occur.

TP-13658

Scripting

Some built-in script functions were not available when the script was executed, causing scripted charts to be rendered correctly in Enterprise Studio, but not in Horizzon.

TP-13549


Release 15 July 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-07-15), Enterprise Studio (2022-07-04)

New features and enhancements

Horizzon

TP-13383

To align the terminology used in Horizzon, a few name changes have been made on the data task overview page, and on the Horizzon homepage. The data tasks page and the sections on the homepage are only available for Contributor users.

The former Data tasks page is now called My tasks. On the homepage, the former Objects and Views sections are now called Contribute and Browse. In addition, the Browse section is now the default section to be shown after signing in to Horizzon. Previously it was the Objects section.



Bug fixes

Data integration

In some situations, external data present in models in Enterprise Studio would be included in model package commits.

TP-13524


Release 4 July 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-07-04, Enterprise Studio (2022-06-23)

End-of-support and end-of-life announcements

Reporting and printing

The deprecated file format EMF in the Create poster function in Enterprise Studio has been removed. As of now, the available formats for creating a poster are PDF and SVG.

New features and enhancements

General

TP-13461

The Check and Repair function now also detects and deletes corrupted relation references.

Bug fixes

Data integration

The data entry page would show the "error.MSG_UNKONWN_SERVER_ERROR" message for object references when the user does not have the right to retrieve the object.

TP-13435

When creating a data block via the Bizzdesign Open API, and this data block already existed for the object and data block definition of the new data block, an internal server error (HTTP status 500) was returned. The error is now better handled; a conflict (HTTP status 409) error is returned.

TP-13452

Horizzon

When special characters are used in Horizzon, for example, &, and also characters used in other languages than English, like é or ö, these characters were not shown properly in message windows in Horizzon.

TP-12763

Filtering in the object relations explorer in the Properties panel of a view did not work anymore.

TP-13335

The pagination arrows on overview pages were broken.

TP-13547

Team Platform

Committing a view with a corrupted relation could cause Horizzon not to be updated anymore.

TP-13460


Release 16 June 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-06-15), Enterprise Studio (2022-06-16)

New features and enhancements

Enterprise Studio Online

TP-12971

Previously, after starting Enterprise Studio, the Activity Console might only start responding after minutes, because of synchronization operations. This would cause Enterprise Studio to generate error messages. From now on at startup, Enterprise Studio will wait for the Activity Console to become available (after synchronizing), preventing a range of (error) messages resulting from this unavailability.

Bug fixes

Data integration

The BPMN™ export and import functions did not properly support the export and import of Data Input and Data Output objects when they are placed inside Lanes.

TP-13311

Team Platform

When adding a storage place to Enterprise Studio, the web browser Internet Explorer® was always started, regardless of the default browser settings configured on the system, which could be causing sign-in issues. From now on, the default configured browser is used.

TP-12348


Release 15 June 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted + On premise
Horizzon Server (2022-06-15), Enterprise Studio (2022-06-08)

Bug fixes

Data integration

In some cases, Consumer users were no longer able to see dashboards that were shared with them.

TP-13462


Release 8 June 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-06-08), Enterprise Studio (2022-06-08)

Bug fixes

Data integration

When retrieving large numbers of data block attribute values, sometimes Enterprise Studio would crash.

TP-13387

Setting editors (and not readers) in the data policy of a data block would hide the data block and its values in Enterprise Studio, for all users except the specified editors.

TP-13414


Release 1 June 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-06-01), Enterprise Studio (2022-05-26)

New features and enhancements

Data integration

TP-13240, TP-13328

The Bizzdesign Open API is out of beta. Version 1.0.0 is now released. In the new version, the operations in the specification include examples. Because of these additions, the Open API specification has moved from Swagger version 2 (JSON file) to version3 (YAML file).


For more information, please refer to Bizzdesign Open API.

Bug fixes

Data integration

In Horizzon, color views and label views on a data block attribute of type "reference" (or reference list) would sometimes show too few values or no values at all.

TP-12148

Modeling

When the "Archisurance TOGAF" example model package was saved as a shared package or a part of this example package was copied into a shared package, sometimes deleting parts that originated in this example would be impossible, leading to an "uncommitted migration is still active" error message.

TP-13309

Coloring a Metro map view by attribute failed with an error when the map contained objects that have data block values. Please take note that you need to migrate your model package to the new tool configuration for this fix to be effective.

TP-13314


Release 26 May 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-05-25), Enterprise Studio (2022-05-26)

Bug fixes

Modeling

Enterprise Studio experienced performance issues when selecting certain objects to retrieve information, like object properties, where-used information, or object location.

TP-13368

Reporting and printing

The Create Poster function would fail to generate a poster in PDF or EMF formats when using Enterprise Studio Online.

TP-13342

Team platform

Updating projects with contributions from the master model package could cause Enterprise Studio to crash.

TP-13354


Release 19 May 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-05-19), Enterprise Studio (2022-05-12)

New features and enhancements

Configuration

TP-13238

In order to avoid accidental downgrades of the configuration, future configuration upgrades will be refused if the configuration contains unknown profiles that are not marked as custom. If that happens, please refer to Model package migration troubleshooting for instructions on how to proceed.


Data integration

TP-13282

When adding external data via the Bizzdesign Open API when the target model package was not yet fully synchronized, a generic internal server error would occur. This has been changed into an Open API error that correctly describes the situation.


Horizzon 

TP-13201

On the Sites page, it is now possible to directly navigate from a site to the model package it is created for. It is available for users who have access to model packages in Horizzon. For (Lead) Designer users it means they need to be invited to the package, for Contributor users it means that they are editor for data blocks in the package. Administrator users always have access to the model packages.

Depending on whether the user has permissions to manage a site, navigation is done via the actions control , or the Open package control if the user has no manage permissions.



Scripting

TP-11155

The Query Tool now displays line numbers in its script windows. In addition, a "go to line" command is available via Ctrl+G.



Team Platform

TP-12966

The placeholder page for adding group members, which has been in Horizzon since adding members has moved to a dedicated group members page (release 18 May 2020) tab has been removed. When creating a group, the user will be taken directly to the page for adding group members.

Old placeholder page:


Current add member page:


Bug fixes

Metamodeler

When a read-only object was selected, most commands in the metamodel-specific ribbon tabs (like "ArchiMate" and "BPMN"), but also in any custom ribbon tab, would become inactive.

TP-13107


Release 11 May 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-05-09), Enterprise Studio (2022-05-11)

Bug fixes

Horizzon

Sometimes, the Horizzon logo in the portal would not load.

TP-13299

Configuration

It was not possible to migrate a model package with a Sunray view to the latest configuration.

TP-13302


Release 5 May 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-04-25), Enterprise Studio (2022-05-05)

End-of-support and end-of-life announcements

Lean models

Following the end-of-life announcement in March 2021, existing Lean models can now only be opened in Enterprise Studio. It is no longer possible to edit them. You can still delete Lean models from your packages by right-clicking the model in the model browser and then selecting Delete Lean model.

End-of-support and end-of-life announcements

New features and enhancements

General

TP-12988, TP-12990, TP-13028, TP-13029, TP-13153, TP-13154, TP-13179

The Bizzdesign Horizzon software has a new corporate style including updated names, company logo, icons, colors, and Horizzon e-mail messages. The new style is visible in the Horizzon portal as well as Enterprise Studio.



Data integration 

TP-13015

Data block information that should only be shared with a selection of users can now be hidden from users who should not be able to access the information by assigning readers to data blocks. In addition to the Editor role, there is now the Reader role. The Reader role allows Lead Designers to determine which users are allowed to view data blocks.

If a data block has no reader assigned, any Consumer user will be able to view the data block and its contents. Once assigned a reader, the data block will only be visible via sites to users and groups that have been selected as readers, or to users and groups that have editor access to the data block. In Enterprise Studio, only data blocks that the user can read will have their content viewable.

The Reader role can be set to the data policy of a data block, next to the Editor role. Just like the Editor role, the Reader role can be set at the object level (default policy) as well as per data block. When set at the object level, reader rights for each data block will be inherited from the object unless explicitly overridden.

For more information, please refer to Hiding data block information from users.

With the new Reader role comes a new version of the Bizzdesign Open API specification, in which new endpoints have been included to support the new Reader role. For the updated Open API specification (v 0.3.2), please refer to Bizzdesign Open API.


TP-13108

Following the introduction of the Reader role, the wording of the Data block write access options has been updated to include the Reader role. and the options have been repositioned; the strict mode is now mentioned first. The options are now as follows:


Horizzon

TP-12358

The Horizzon audit log now also includes information about changes to data blocks (field values), data block definitions, data policies, and data update schedules. These include:

  • Data block definition creation, including who created it, when (date, time), associated elements, and fields.
  • Data block definition update, including who updated it, when, and the latest configuration of the definition (associated elements, fields).
  • Data block definition deletion, including who deleted it and when.
  • Data policy creation, including who created it, when, and its configuration.
  • Data policy update, including who updated it, when, and its latest configuration.
  • Data policy deletion, including who deleted it and when.
  • Data update schedule modification, including who created it, and its latest configuration.
  • Data update schedule deletion, including who deleted it and when.
  • Data block field updates, including the new value, who changed the value, and when.

This new data can also be accessed via the Bizzdesign Open API when requesting audit event log information.


For more information, please refer to Horizzon audit log.

TP-12855

In addition to the existing complexity check on Horizzon user passwords, the passwords are now also checked on whether they are breached. When (re)setting a new password, it is now also checked against a list of known breached passwords for additional security.

If you are working with the on-premise solution of Bizzdesign Horizzon, it is possible to disable this check if needed. It can be done in the application.conf file in the Horizzon Server installation directory. The setting can be disabled during a new Bizzdesign Horizzon installation or when updating to a new release, but can also be done in between. In that case, make sure to stop and restart the HoriZZon Server and HoriZZon Worker services after making the changes to the file, for the new setting to take effect.

For more information, please refer to Bizzdesign Horizzon installation.

Bug fixes

Data integration

When moving the mouse cursor over an info button on an object in an editable data block field containing object references, the info pop-up window would appear in the upper left corner of the browser window and not near the object.

TP-12759

Connection models did not accept data block fields that contain object references in lists.

TP-12875

Workflows

After submitting a response to a workflow task, the page was not automatically refreshed, allowing the user to resubmit a response.

TP-11148


Release 26 April 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted + On premise
Horizzon Server (2022-04-11), Enterprise Studio (2022-04-26)

New features and enhancements

Team Platform

TP-12394

The Horizzon System Administrator role on any hosted Bizzdesign Horizzon environment, which had been only available to Bizzdesign personnel, is now also available for Horizzon Administrator users. The System Administrator role enables users to access various Horizzon configuration options. Options that can be configured include invitation limitations, password and lockout policy, session settings, and user synchronization and authentication.

As an existing customer using a hosted solution you will not immediately be able to use the System Administrator role. Bizzdesign Support has sent out an e-mail to all your Horizzon Administrator users to inform them about the System Administrator role and how it will be made available to them. If you have received this e-mail, please read it and contact Bizzdesign Support, if needed.

For more information, please refer to System Administrator role available for the Bizzdesign hosted solutions.


TP-12394

The Horizzon e-mail configuration that was previously located at the Horizzon settings, has relocated to the application.conf file of the Horizzon Server installation. If you are using the Bizzdesign on-premise solution and need to change the e-mail configuration settings at some point, you can access them in the configuration file.

For more information, please refer to Changing the Horizzon e-mail configuration.

Bug fixes

Team Platform

Large amounts of commits could lead to performance issues when synchronizing commits with the Horizzon server.

TP-13263


Release 11 April 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-04-11), Enterprise Studio (2022-04-11)

End-of-support and end-of-life announcements

ArchiMate CSV import and export

Following the end-of-life announcement in April 2021, the ArchiMate CSV import and export functions have now been removed from Enterprise Studio. The Excel connection is available for the import and export of ArchiMate model data.

End-of-support and end-of-life announcements

New features and enhancements

ArchiMate

TP-12011

The Sunray view is a new view type for ArchiMate modeling. It is a special kind of roadmap view and can be used to visualize gradual change or transformation in processes or events. The changes mapped in the view can help share the transformation in different areas of business and processes. The Sunray view can be added via  New > Planning > Sunray view  in the ArchiMate model context menu in the model browser.

A Sunray view can be generated based on existing objects and relations, but also supports creating new objects and relations. The Sunray view has a canvas menu that includes various settings and options for laying out and generating the view.


Data integration

TP-12553

As of this release, when an object type in Enterprise Studio has a data block definition assigned, but the object's data block in Horizzon does not have values, both the object's Properties pane and properties form in Enterprise Studio will no longer show the (read-only) data block with its fields (with their default values). In the example figure below, the "Application quality" data block, which has no values, is not shown at the object properties in Enterprise Studio.



TP-13088

From now on, external data (collections) are no longer included in the context of a project in Horizzon. For the visibility of external data in Horizzon project sites it means the following:

  • The external data will no longer be shown in the model tree of the site browser.
  • External elements included in the views of a project site will stay visible, but when they are clicked on, an out-of-scope message will be shown instead of the element's Properties panel.
  • The same applies to external elements included in charts in project site views. They remain visible but are considered out of scope when they are clicked on.

Sites of the master model package the project is based on, will of course still include the external data and show their properties.


Horizzon

TP-12807

It is now possible to generate label views from the relations explorer section in the Properties panel of a selected element in a view. They can be generated on the endpoint of a path, up to a depth of three relations. The option is only available on ArchiMate views.


For more information, please refer to Generating a color, label, or tooltip view.

TP-13065

Horizzon items displayed in tiles or lists (like sites, packages, users, groups, and objects) that have a long title or name, will now show their full name when hovered. In tiles, the name is expanded in the tile when moving the mouse pointer over it. In list view, a tooltip with the full name is shown when moving the mouse pointer over it.



Bug fixes

General

The Spring library has been upgraded to version 5.3.18 to fix a potential security vulnerability.

Bizzdesign has also released an official statement with regards to the Spring vulnerability. You can download it here.

TP-13161

BMPN

The BPMN Visio import incorrectly offered to import collaboration diagrams, which are not supported.

TP-10995

Horizzon

Setting up 2-step verification for signing in to Horizzon was not possible anymore due to missing fields for entering the confirmation key.

TP-13200


Release 6 April 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-04-06), Enterprise Studio (2022-03-25)

New features and enhancements

General

As of this release, built-in user support is available in Horizzon, in the cloud and hybrid solution. It will include interactive product tours, onboarding guides, release highlights, and a Resource Center with access to various support resources. The first release of the build-in support includes a few basic tours and the Resource Center, accessible via in the lower right corner of the Horizzon window. The support will be extended over time. Example:



Enterprise analytics

TP-11553

Until now, the behavior of navigating objects in a table chart was not the same as in the other types of charts available in Enterprise Studio. This has been aligned and the behavior is now identical; when clicking an object in a table chart, the respective object is highlighted in the model browser.



Horizzon

TP-9803

It is now possible to customize the colors used in a generated color view. After generating a view, click a color in the legend to change it. When the color view is saved (by pinning it), the custom colors will also be saved. Also, when the color view is shared, the customized colors are preserved.

Because of this addition, the control to revert the legend colors has been removed (it was located to the left of the control to save/pin the generated view). Also, a highlight view can now be generated by clicking a legend value instead of the color.


For more information, please refer to Customizing the colors of a color view.

Modeling

TP-13034

The Enterprise Studio option Support for ArchiMate derived relation types (General tab of the Options) has been renamed to Visual distinction between direct and derived relation types to better reflect its function. The option can be activated to visually distinguish between direct and derived ArchiMate relation types when modeling.



Scripting

TP-13042

The Bizzdesign scripting language has been extended with the languages method. It can be used, for example, to set the active language for a model package. The method can be called on a model package object and returns the set of all languages registered with the package. The languages will also show up in the Translation table.

For more information, please refer to languages method.

Bug fixes

General

The Check and Repair function was not able to clean up corrupted parts of legacy TDM models.

TP-13077

ArchiMate

The "from" and "to" roles of ArchiMate specialization relations were reversed, as a result of which they would be incorrectly shown in Enterprise Studio and in Horizzon.

TP-10883

Data integration

An Excel® limitation with respect to list validation would cause the export with an Excel Connection model to produce a corrupted Excel workbook when exporting a custom enumeration metric of which all values combined exceed 255 characters. The Excel Connection now detects this problem and then exports the values without validation.

TP-13112

Enterprise Studio Online

The advanced application setting Use Microsoft Office was not stored correctly and would display unexpected values over sessions.

TP-13085

It was not possible anymore to start the Windows Client application for Enterprise Studio Online when using the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

TP-13139

Horizzon

In some situations, reaction times for generating color views on relations could be too slow.

TP-13018

Language

When adding views to a new Coach view in a model package with multiple languages, the views would only be added for the active model language. When switching languages, the links to these views would not be available in the other language.

TP-12651

Modeling

In specific scenarios, copying a relation reference without copying both its attached object references, and undoing this action, trying to commit any remaining changes would fail with this message: "An error occurred during the creation of the contribution file".

TP-13051

When copying relations to another model package, these relations would sometimes be corrupted (and thus removed by the Check and Repair function).

TP-13075


Release 28 March 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted + On premise
Horizzon Server (2022-03-28), Enterprise Studio (2022-03-28)

Bug fixes

Data integration

Editor permissions were not always correctly scoping editable access to data blocks for strict mode collaborations. Now when an environment has editors set for an object (default policy) or a data block in a collaboration with strict mode, these editors will only be able to edit the data blocks they have direct or effective editor access to (i.e. not the data blocks where they don't have effective access).

TP-13145


Release 11 March 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-03-11), Enterprise Studio (2022-03-08)

New features and enhancements

Data integration

TP-12957, TP-12958

Collections in Horizzon and Enterprise Studio now show their metamodel in the upper right corner of its icon. Before, a badge with an abbreviation of the collection's name would be shown on the icon.


Horizzon:


Enterprise Studio:


Bug fixes

Configuration

Migration of model packages with an old configuration could fail, giving the following error: "Concept BPMN_Association is no longer allowed".

TP-12730

Data integration

When specifying a negative offset as parameter to Open API calls an exception was thrown, with a return message that was not very clear. The message has been improved.

TP-12678

Horizzon

In some cases, the e-mail address " m.peters@bizzdesign.com"  was shown when a site was created. Please take note that the fix only applies to new sites to be created. It does not apply to existing sites. To have the name removed from existing sites, these sites need to be recreated.

TP-12163

Invitation of users with an e-mail address containing special characters resulted in not sending of the e-mail.

TP-12980


Release 4 March 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-03-04), Enterprise Studio (2022-02-11)

Bug fixes

Horizzon

In some places in Horizzon, labels were not correctly displayed.

TP-13053


Release 16 February 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-02-16), Enterprise Studio (2022-02-11)

End-of-support and end-of-life announcements

Since January 2021, Bizzdesign no longer supports Internet Explorer as a web browser for Enterprise Studio, Horizzon, and the (also no longer supported) reporting tool InSite Lite. As of this release, it is definitely no longer possible to use the Bizzdesign tooling with Internet Explorer. See also the End-of-support and end-of-life announcements.

New features and enhancements

General

TP-12887

The Check and Repair function no longer rolls back all repairs when a minority of objects cannot be repaired due to claiming conflicts. This will make the function much more effective in a model package with many users (having uncommitted changes), and in model packages where projects are used (keeping objects in the master package locked).


Horizzon

TP-12918

Following the recently introduced features for generating color views from the relations explorer on ArchiMate views, and sharing Horizzon views with activated viewpoints (both in Release 14 February 2022), it is now also possible to share the ArchiMate views with color views generated from the relations explorer. Before, this was only possible for generated viewpoints based on an element attribute or metric.

For more information, please refer to Sharing Horizzon views with other users.

Team Platform

TP-12854

It is now possible to directly switch between Azure AD and SAML without first having to switch to no identity provider as an intermediate step before switching to the new identity provider. When keeping the users from the previous identity provider during the process of switching providers, those users will not receive an e-mail to set their password. The users will be converted to native users temporarily until they are recognized based on the information provided by the new identity provider.

For more information, please refer to Switching identity providers.


Bug fixes

Workflow

The control for starting workflow requests was unintentionally removed from the properties panel of objects.

TP-12832


Release 14 February 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-02-14), Enterprise Studio (2022-02-10)

New features and enhancements

Horizzon

TP-4131

It is now possible to generate color views from the relations explorer section in the Properties panel of a selected element in the view. They can be generated on the endpoint of a path, up to a depth of three relations. The option is only available on ArchiMate views.



For more information, please refer to Generating a color, label, or tooltip view.


TP-12793

It is now possible to share views in Horizzon that have an active viewpoint based on an element attribute or metric (color, label, tooltip, chart, or table view). The users visiting the shared view will see the view with the activate viewpoint. The views can be shared with anyone who has access to Horizzon and with whom the site where the shared view is located is shared.



For more information, please refer to Sharing Horizzon views with other users.

Bug fixes

General

The log4j library has been upgraded to version 2.17.1 to fix a potential security vulnerability.

Bizzdesign has also released an official statement with regards to the Log4j vulnerability. You can download it here.

TP-12861

Data integration

The Bizzdesign Open API beta3 documentation contained some errors applying to data blocks. A new version of the Open API documentation with the fixes has been published, see Bizzdesign Open API.

TP-12835

Language and translation

The translation table inadvertently listed objects in collections also, and when adding another language, it tried to copy translations for these (read-only) objects.

TP-11696


Release 11 February 2022

Availability: On premise only
Horizzon Server (2022-02-11), Enterprise Studio (2022-01-31)

LDAP/Active Directory changes on-premise solution

Following an authentication fix for Azure AD (in 31 January release), several changes were also made to the LDAP/Active Directory user import and authentication mechanism. Due to the large amount of different LDAP server implementations available, these changes might result in authentication problems after updating to the 3 February release. Therefore, before updating to this release, it is highly recommended to switch to SAML 2.0 or AzureAD-based authentication as documented at User synchronization and authentication with an external identity provider .

If the use of LDAP is required, please update a test environment first to make sure the changes do not negatively affect your authentication flow.

Bug fixes

Team Platform

SAML authentication was not possible for some customers due to changes in the configuration.

TP-12944


Release 3 February 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-02-03), Enterprise Studio (2022-01-31)

New features and enhancements

ArchiMate

TP-12194

The following content checks for ArchiMate models have been renamed to better reflect their functionality:

Derived Relation Types (generate a workset) -> Derived Relations

Derived Relation Types (generate a color view) -> Color Derived Relations


For more information, please refer to Model content checks for ArchiMate models.


Metamodeler

TP-12194

The Metamodeler has been extended with the possibility to define custom ribbon tabs with your own viewpoints and scripts. Viewpoints and scripts saved in models can now be included in custom ribbon tabs that are saved in the tool configuration, that way making them available to all models in the model packages using that configuration.  Per metamodel two ribbon tabs with up to six groups can be defined, each group can contain up to six commands. Example:

Each custom ribbon tab has one fixed Support group, which you can use for adding your own information and support about the ribbon tab.



After defining the ribbon tabs in the Metamodeler, they can be validated and previewed before being applied to a model package.


Modeling

TP-12721

The  Show Relations  window of the  Show Relations  function ( View ribbon tab) dialog now presents the relations in the same sorting order as the model browser (alphabetically by name).

  

Team Platform

TP-12758

The number of visible contributions on the model package Update page in Enterprise Studio is now limited to a maximum of 25 contributions. The same applies to the project Update page. This has been done to avoid performance issues with very long lists of contributions.



Bug fixes

General

The Check and Repair function would sometimes display an incorrect message when showing results "without repair".

TP-12800

Configuration

After migrating the Horizzon Server database from Microsoft SQL Server® to PostgreSQL® while also migrating from Horizzon Server to Horizzon Server Enterprise, the server could not be started. The error that was found in the server logs was: could not execute the database migrations.

TP-12920

Data integration

When trying to upload data block definitions from a project, an error occurred.

TP-12753

Modeling

In very large model packages, double-clicking a relation on a view would turn Enterprise Studio unresponsive for a considerable amount of time.

TP-12736

Customizing the legend colors for a color view filter on an attribute that can hold a single object or a date would sometimes cause the color view to fail and display a script error.

TP-12790

Using the Hide Icon ribbon command on a selectable object icon would crash Enterprise Studio.

TP-12801

Opening the Properties form on an imported object located in a read-only model would result in a "change not made because it would modify read-only object 'X' " error message.

TP-12808


Release 31 January 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-01-31), Enterprise Studio (2021-11-26)

New features and enhancements

Data integration

TP-12773

The model package data entry page in Horizzon has improved. The former model tree that was used to navigate the elements in the model package for which data blocks could be edited by Contributors with edit access, has been replaced with a list view, directly showing all elements for which the user has editing access. It now looks similar to the Objects section on the Horizzon homepage. The element list can be sorted and filtered to quickly find the elements. Select an element in the list and then enter the associated data block values.


Fore more information, please refer to Editing data blocks in Horizzon.

Horizzon

TP-12336

The Horizzon audit log now also includes the collaboration ID and repository ID. Repository ID has been added to the "Commit Created" event, collaboration ID has been added to the "Commit Created" and "Branch Updated" event. Please take note that this new data cannot yet be accessed via the Bizzdesign Open API when requesting audit event log information.



Bug fixes

Data integration

When an empty bulk update was done via the Bizzdesign Open API, an exception was thrown. It is handled now more gracefully and a proper message is returned.

TP-12726

Horizzon

Embedded Horizzon content was not displayed in the default language of the model package.

TP-12073

The use of extremely large metric values of type "real" could prevent Horizzon from updating after a commit.

TP-12781

Activating a color view on a data block field of type list with enumeration values raised an error. 

TP-12825

Team Platform

For users authenticated via AzureAD, session timeouts were sometimes set too short.

If you have SAML authentication enabled please take note that in this release, the service provider's library has been updated to a newer version. As part of the update, the service provider now requires for the Destination attribute to be included in the SAML response. The Destination attribute's value is the same as the Callback URL in the SAML configuration (also referred to as the Assertion Consumer Service URL). It is advised to check with your identity provider team to ensure that this attribute is included in your identity provider's Horizzon connection configuration to avoid disruption with SAML authentication.

TP-12765

Release 20 January 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted only
Horizzon Server (2022-01-20), Enterprise Studio (2021-11-26)

Bug fixes

Horizzon

Large views with many elements were displaced in Horizzon sites.

TP-12842


Release 3 January 2022

Availability: Cloud hosted
Horizzon Server (2022-01-03), Enterprise Studio (2021-11-26)

New features and enhancements

Horizzon

TP-10678

The text color for generated color views in Horizzon has improved. When generating a color view on a view or diagram, the text color is now automatically adjusted to create a good contrast with its background color to keep the text readable at all times.



TP-12568

Improvements have been made in the performance of generated viewpoints in Horizzon, for example, color views. The improvements are particularly noticeable for views with many objects.


Bug fixes

Data integration

When using the Bizzdesign Open API to post a new data block definition to a model package or project that does not exist, it would result in an internal server error. From now on, the proper "invalid API usage" message will be shown.

TP-12699

Release notes 2021

For more information, see Release notes archive 2021.


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