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M-Files December 2020 release

M-Files Online December '20 Update (20.12.9735.8)

M-Files Cloud will be updated on Sunday, December 20th, 2020. Roll out via automatic updates begins on January 11th, 2021. Customers may download M-Files December '20 release for manual installation from January 11th, 2021 onward.

New M-Files Web

  • We are launching the new M-Files Web, a simpler and easier-to-use browser experience for M-Files.
  • The intuitive and simplified user interface is optimized for daily use. With the new M-Files Web, we are significantly cutting the time it takes to learn how to use M-Files.
  • The new M-Files Web features Smart Search, an improved and faster search with a completely redesigned user experience. See further below for details about Smart Search.
  • This update also enhances our web-based add-ins M-Files for ArcGIS, M-Files for SharePoint Online and Teams, and M-Files for Salesforce CRM.
  • We will continue to add features to the new M-Files Web in the coming months.
  • You can find more information about the new M-Files Web here.

Getting the new M-Files Web

  • If you are an M-Files Cloud customer, please contact our customer support at support@m-files.com and they will configure M-Files Web for you.
  • If you are an on-premises customer, install the December update, make sure that you have the required license (licensing@m-files.com), and follow these instructions.
  • If you are using M-Files for ArcGIS, M-Files for SharePoint Online and Teams, or M-Files for Salesforce CRM, the add-in user interface will be upgraded to the new version automatically.

M-Files extension for Microsoft Edge

  • With this update, we bring the M-Files extension already in use with Google Chrome to Chromium-based browsers, such as the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The extension allows you to open Office documents via the classic M-Files Web directly in your desktop Office app, instead of downloading them for editing or opening them in Office for the web.
  • For example, double-clicking a Word document via the classic M-Files Web, in a browser with the M-Files extension opens the file in the Word app installed on your device.

Smart Search

  • We are improving our search features with a new search engine and completely redesigned user experience. Smart Search finds the information you are looking for remarkably fast. You can then use filters to further narrow down the search results.
  • You can use Smart Search in M-Files Web, M-Files Desktop, and the M-Files mobile apps.
  • Smart Search currently only works with objects that are stored in M-Files. As we continue to develop this feature, we will progressively add support for external repositories.

Client settings in M-Files Admin

  • After the update, you can use M-Files Admin to centrally manage client settings for the M-Files mobile apps, M-Files Desktop, M-Files Web, and the classic M-Files Web.
  • If you use Office for the web to edit files, you need to manually update the settings. Find out more in this Knowledge Base document.

API key authentication for SendGrid

  • ​This only affects you if you are an on-premises customer and you use SendGrid with M-Files, for example, to send notifications.
  • We are releasing a change that allows customers to continue using SendGrid with M-Files without interruption despite the recent change in SendGrid authentication policy.
  • If you use SendGrid with M-Files in an on-premises environment, please update M-Files to version 20.12.9735.6 or later by January 20th, 2021.
  • For more information, read the deprecation notice.

Multiple other improvements and bug fixes

See the release notes for M-Files December '20 Update after the rollout date.


M-Files Mobile December '20 Update (4.2.0)

Rollout via automatic updates begins on December 16th.

Split screen support for iPad

  • You can now use split screen with iPad. This makes it easier, for example, to drag and drop emails, images, and other files to M-Files and to save them as new objects.

Multiple improvements and bug fixes

See the release notes for M-Files December '20 Update after the rollout date.


M-Files 2018 December '20 Update (20.12.9735.8)

Client settings in M-Files Admin

  • After the update, you can use M-Files Admin to centrally manage client settings for the M-Files mobile apps, M-Files Desktop, M-Files Web, and the classic M-Files Web.
  • If you use Office for the web to edit files, you need to manually update the settings. Find out more in this Knowledge Base document.

API key authentication for SendGrid

  • ​This only affects you if you are an on-premises customer and you use SendGrid with M-Files, for example, to send notifications.
  • We are releasing a change that allows customers to continue using SendGrid with M-Files without interruption despite the recent change in SendGrid authentication policy.
  • If you use SendGrid with M-Files in an on-premises environment, please update M-Files to version 20.12.9735.6 or later by January 20th, 2021.
  • For more information, read the deprecation notice.

Multiple improvements and bug fixes

See the release notes for M-Files December '20 Update after the rollout date.