Master Calendar Release Notes
(Version 8.0)

EMS release notes for the EMS Master Calendar are organized by Update. For information on changes to other products released in the Update, click on the Update number in the title. See Also: Contact Customer Support.

V44.1, Update 30*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Numbers

11/1/2018

 

8.0.0.193

See Also: Known Issues for Update 30
What's New for Version 44.1

Fix

Area

Description

Calendar Views

 

HTML Code Displayed in Event Descriptions

HTML code was displaying on the Event Description and Design Tab.

Fix: Modified functionality so that the proper HTML is rendering in the Event Description rather than the raw code.

Internal Reference # 41265
(For EMS Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 28*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Numbers

08/31/2018

 

8.0.0.191

See Also: Known Issues for Update 28
What's New for Version 44.1

Fix

Area

Description

Security

Master Calendar Security Enhancement

A security issue has been resolved. Submit an EMS Support Help Desk ticket through Accruent Access to receive additional information.

EMS Internal Reference # 40117
(For EMS Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 25*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Numbers

05/31/2018

201805210

MC Build: 8.0.0.181

MC Data Connector: 8.0.0.181

MC API: 1.0.1.29

MC Import Service: 8.0.0.181

MC Email Notification Service: 8.0.0.181

See Also: Known Issues for Update 25
What's New for Version 44.1

Fixes

Area

Description

Connector Service

Master Calendar TBLEventDetailHistory is logging ALL events

All events that the Master Calendar connector service was sending to EMS Master Calendar were being added to the tblEventDetailHistory table.

Fix: Modified functionality so that only modified events are added to the tblEventDetailHistory table.

Internal Reference # 37087
(For EMS Internal Use Only)

Image and Image Alt Text

 

Images and Image Alt Tags Were Not Displaying for All Admins from the Event Information Page

For events created in EMS and brought over to Master Calendar through the connector, when an admin added an image and an image alt tag to an event, the EventInfoRequest.aspx page did not display the image and image alt tag to any admins except the admin who originally added the image and alt tag.

Fix: Modified functionality so that the EventInfoRequest.aspx page displays the image and image alt tag to all admins.

Internal Reference # 38350
(For EMS Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 24*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

05/01/2018

201804241

8.0.0.149

See Also: Known Issues
What's New for Version 44.1

Fixes

Area

Description

Subscription Function

Booking Date/Time Changes Were Not Showing in Calendars Updated through Subscription Function

For users running Master Calendar connector to sync events from EMS to Master Calendar, booking date/time changes made in EMS were not showing in calendars updated through the subscription function.

Fix: Modified functionality so that booking date/time changes made in EMS will appear in calendars updated through the subscription function.

Internal Reference # 36022
(For EMS Internal Use Only)

Security

EMS Master Calendar Security Vulnerability Addressed

Fix: Modified functionality to address a security vulnerability in EMS Master Calendar.

Internal Reference # 36985
(For EMS Internal Use Only)

List View Expand/Collapse Event Button

 

EMS Master Calendar ADA Compliance Issue—Tabbing Not Functioning Properly

EMS Master Calendar had an ADA compliance issue because tabbing was not functioning properly in list view, and users were unable to expand/collapse content on the Master Calendar site.

Fix: Modified functionality so that tabbing functions properly in EMS Master Calendar, and there is no ADA compliance issue.

Internal Reference # 37211
(For EMS Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 22*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

03/05/2018

201802080

8.0.0.145

See Also: 
What's New for Version 44.1

Enhancements

Area

Description

Banner

 

Banner Image Enhancement

Users can now insert alternate text when uploading their banner image.

Internal Reference # 36167
(For EMS Internal Use Only)

Security

 

.NET Security

EMS Master Calendar 8 (.NET Framework 4.6.1) now works with the following:

  • TLS 1.0

  • TLS 1.1

  • TLS 1.2

Master Calendar 7 (.NET Framework 3.5) now works with the following:

  • SSL 3.0

Internal Reference # 36235
(For EMS Internal Use Only)

  V44.1, Update 21*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

01/31/2018

201801111

8.0.0.144

See Also: Known Issues for Update 21
What's New for Version 44.1

Fix  

Area

Description

Time Zone

Time Zone Displayed Incorrectly

When users had multiple offices selected, the time changed but still identified the time zone as the initial time zone.

Fix: Modified functionality so that the correct time zone displays.

EMS Internal Reference # 30426
(For Internal Use Only)

ADA Compliance

 

ADA Compliance Failure

EMS Master Calendar was not in compliance with ADA/508 for visually impaired users.

Fix: Modified functionality so that EMS Master Calendar is ADA/508 compliant.

EMS Internal References # 34620 and 32505
(For Internal Use Only)

 

WCAG 2.0 AA Compliance

EMS Master Calendar is not WCAG 2.0 AA compliant.

Fix: Modified functionality so that EMS Master Calendar is WCAG 2.0 AA compliant.

EMS Internal Reference # 32481
(For Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 20*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

12/22/2017

201712132

8.0.0.129

See Also: Known Issues for Update 20
What's New for Version 44.1

Fix

Area

Description

Image Alt Text

Image Alt Text Missing Prompt from More Info Request

The EventInfoRequest.aspx page was lacking the same compliance tags as other pages. 

Fix: Modified functionality so that the EventInfoRequest.aspx page prompts the user to enter 'Image Alt Tag.'

EMS Internal Reference # 32897
(For Internal Use Only)

Permissions

 

EMS Master Calendar Crashes After Patch Was Applied

The MC_User SQL account had modified permissions which caused an error after patching.

Fix: Modified functionality so that the application does not crash after applying the patch.

EMS Internal Reference # 35732
(For Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 19*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

11/30/2017

 

8.0.0.127

See Also: Known Issues for Update 20
What's New for Version 44.1

Fix

Area

Description

Event Time

Event Times Were Not Adjusting Correctly to the TimeZone

Event times on the calendar, prior to daylight savings, were not adjusting correctly to the timezone selected from the dropdown. Users were experiencing this from the calendar view when clicking the event details and selecting the more option.

Fix: Modified functionality so that event time display properly. 

EMS Internal Reference # 24430

V44.1, Update 11*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

05/12/2017

201712132

2017.04.22.0

See Also: Known Issues for Update 11
What's New for Version 44.1

Fix

Area

Description

UDF

UDF Deletion on DTC Was Not Reflected in MC After Connector Purge and Run

Deletion of UDFs from reservations in the EMS Desktop Client were not reflected in the reservations in EMS Master Calendar. This was occurring if the connector included the UDF filter.

Fix: Modified functionality so that removing UDFs from reservation in EMS Desktop Client will remove the same UDFs from the reservation in EMS Master Calendar.

EMS Internal Reference # 12999
(For Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 9*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

03/07/2017

201702210

8.0.0.106

See Also: Known Issues for Update 9
What's New for Version 44.1

Fix

Area

Description

Filters

Filtering Results By Calendar and Start Date Caused Error

When administrative users added a new connector and chose a calendar, and then in the Retrieval tab, specified a start date with no end date, an error occurred on Save. 

Fix: Modified validations to run the connector successfully in this situation so that error no longer occurs. 

EMS Internal Reference # 25434
(For Internal Use Only)

Email Text

Email Text Missing New Lines

When administrative users edited a connector to add new lines in email text, the lines did not display in resulting emails.

Fix: Modified validations to run the connector successfully in this situation so that new lines display as expected. 

EMS Internal Reference # 24804
(For Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 8*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

01/31/2017

2016.12.14.0

8.0.0.105

See Also: Known Issues for Update 8
What's New for Version 44.1

Fixes

Area

Description

Images

Alt Text Field Missing For Uploaded Images

No Alt text displayed for images associated with events.

Fix: Added a new field so users can now add Alt text when uploading or editing the featured image for a reservation or a booking, as well as for event details. Events that occur in the past (prior to this update) will continue to use the image name or event title.

Note:

Version 8 requires a build and a patch. Version 7 only requires the build.

EMS Internal Reference # 23933
(For Internal Use Only)

Display

Custom Theme Colors Not Observed For Admin Panel Headings

Changing the font color by selecting a theme did not change the font color for drop-down headers on the Admin panel.

Fix: Modified the display to observe the custom color settings in all areas.

EMS Internal Reference # 19763
(For Internal Use Only)

Locations Not Listed Alphabetically on Main Page and Manage Events

Locations were not listed alphabetically in the field for some customers on the main Master Calendar page and on the Manage Events page.

Fix: Modified the display to sort Locations alphabetically.

EMS Internal Reference # 21305
(For Internal Use Only)

Event Tooltip Missing Large Icon

When users moused over events on the calendar grid, the tooltip did not show the large icon.

Fix: Modified the display to show the large event icon.

EMS Internal Reference # 19836
(For Internal Use Only)

Notifications

Notifications Missing Event Location

Email reminder notifications did not include the event location.

Fix: Modified functionality to ensure that notifications include event location. Requires both build and patch.

EMS Internal Reference # 24540
(For Internal Use Only)

Submit an Event

Calendar Popup Persists for End By Field

When users entered a new event and clicked the End By field, the date picker popup continued to display after they clicked a date.

Fix: Modified the popup to automatically close once a user picks a date.

EMS Internal Reference # 23513
(For Internal Use Only)

Events With Multiple Dates Missing Details in API Call

When users entered a new event that had multiple dates, the API call, AddEventWithMultipleDates only returned the event ID, but did not return the event details.

Fix: Modified the API to return event details.

EMS Internal Reference # 25336
(For Internal Use Only)

Featured Events

Featured Events Section Empty

When users resized the Master Calendar window and there were no featured events, this empty section continued to display when it should have been hidden.

Fix: Modified the resize display to hide the Featured Events section when there are none.

EMS Internal Reference # 24024
(For Internal Use Only)

Event Tags

Event Tags Over 100 Characters Caused SQL Error

When users entered more than 100 characters in the Event Tags field and saved the event, an error occurred.

Fix: Modified validations to truncate long tags so the error no longer occurs. 

EMS Internal Reference # 14097
(For Internal Use Only)

Google Maps

Geocode Details Missing

When users provided a Google Maps location URL to retrieve a geocode, details such as latitude, longitude, hours, and phone number were missing because the Google Maps API now requires an additional authentication key.

Fix: Added the authentication key to web.config to ensure that all geocode details are retrieved and displayed for Google Maps URLs: 
<add key="GoogleMapKey" value="AIzaSyALWSXqWl2Kj9KfOxt7TK_QnaovBtzrma8" />.

EMS Internal Reference # 25281
(For Internal Use Only)

Social Networking

Special Characters Displayed Incorrectly In AddThis URLs

When users shared events using the AddThis option, special characters caused URLs to display incorrectly.

Fix: Modified URLs to properly handle special characters.

EMS Internal Reference # 23934
(For Internal Use Only)

Mobile Devices

Calendar Manager Text Cut Off On Mobile Devices

When users clicked the Calendar Manager link when running Master Calendar on a smartphone, text was cut off on the left side

Fix: Modified the display so text is not cut off on mobile devices.

EMS Internal Reference # 24284
(For Internal Use Only)

Calendars

Private Events Incorrectly Shown to Unauthorized Users on Related Events

Featured Events Label Not Shown On Calendar Default Settings

When Administrators set a new label for the Featured Feed on Admin > Site Administration > Default Settings (Labels: Featured Feed Label), the new label was not displayed on the Calendar URLs page (Admin Panel > Admin > Groupings & Calendars > Calendar URLs)

Fix: Modified the display to honor the label setting.

EMS Internal Reference # 23208
(For Internal Use Only)

RSS

Keyword Filters Block RSS Feeds

When users set RSS feeds to search by keyword, nothing was returned.

Fix: Modified RSS feeds to search and return content by keyword.

EMS Internal Reference # 21726
(For Internal Use Only)

Outlook

Overnight Events Showed as Recurrences in Outlook

Events that extended overnight that were imported into Outlook via iCal displayed as recurrences.

Fix: Modified functionality so that overnight events now display in Outlook as single events.

EMS Internal Reference # 26450
(For Internal Use Only)

Connectors

Events From Connectors Absent When DB Blocked

When Master Calendar could not connect to the EMS database on an SQL server, events from Master Calendar connectors disappeared.

Fix: Modified functionality to no longer purge previously loaded events when errors occur connecting to the database.

EMS Internal Reference # 13433
(For Internal Use Only)

User Defined Fields

Multiple-Line UDFs Caused Error

When a reservation prompted users to complete multiple-line UDFs in a search that included an option to specify a Calendar, and error occurred and bookings for that calendar could not be retrieved from the database.

Fix: Modified how user's entries in the UDFs are processed through the connector to ensure that this type of UDF configuration does not cause an error.

EMS Internal Reference # 22932
(For Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 7*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

12/06/2016

2016.10.07.0

8.0.0.089

See Also: Known Issues for Update 7
What's New for Version 44.1

Enhancements

Area

Description

UDF

The ParentTypeId column was added to the table tblConnectorUserDefinedFields. 

EMS Internal Reference # 23868
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Recurrence end by date (date picker) was modified so that it could be closed.

EMS Internal Reference # 23309
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Modified the main page calendar (month view) to show the previous months events in the top row even when the first day of the month falls on a Sunday.

EMS Internal Reference # 19526
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Modified the Edit Event page to disable end time and leave end time blank when users edit an event with NoEndTime checked

Updated the custom RSS feed to not show the end time in this situation.

EMS Internal Reference # 23144
(For Internal Use Only)

V44.1, Update 5*

*Click the linked Update Number above for more information regarding
enhancements and fixes for all products released during this Update.

Release Date

Master Calendar Patch Number

Build Number

09/26/2016

2016.09.07.0

8.0.0.083

See Also: What's New for Version 44.1

Enhancements

Area

Description

 

Added Keyboard Navigation Capabilities

Users can now navigate throughout EMS Master Calendar using the keyboard (right, left, up, and down arrows, Tab key, Enter key, etc.).

EMS Internal Reference # 22176
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Added Featured Events Only Check Box on the Add RSS Feed Page

If checked, then only events marked as featured will show on the RSS Feed. Users who want only featured events are now not required to check any other filters and can create a feed of all Featured Events.

EMS Internal Reference # 12122
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Included Search for Event in the Existing Keyword Field on the Add RSS Feed Page

Users can now search for a specific event.

EMS Internal Reference # 12123
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Added Event Link on the Event Details Page

Users can now copy link and email it.

EMS Internal Reference # 12394
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Added a Notes Field That Now Shows for Special Dates or Holiday in Grid View

EMS Internal Reference # 12395
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Enhanced the Mobile View of EMS Master Calendar

The title "EMS Master Calendar" now displays at the top. 

EMS Internal Reference # 12399
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Enabled the New Multi-select User Defined Fields that Were Introduced in EMS V44.1

These UDFs now also appear in EMS Master Calendar.

EMS Internal Reference # 19674
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Added a new column on the Manage Users screen to display the last login date from the database. Also, made field sortable and only available to Administrators. 

EMS Internal Reference # 22650
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Added a New Column to the Manage Calendars Page

This column is a generated calendar URL for each individual calendar to give the calendar manager/admin a way to copy a individual link without having to create one via the Calendar URLs page.

EMS Internal Reference # 23089
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Added New Check Box on the Calendar URLs Page

This box will hide featured events for that particular custom calendar URL.

EMS Internal Reference # 23088
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Enhanced the screen reader for the Calendar and Submit Event pages by adding Aria tag to text and dropdown input boxes

EMS Internal Reference # 22178
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Added filter to iCal RSS feeds so that users can filter by Event Type

EMS Internal Reference # 14055
(For Internal Use Only)

Fixes

Area

Description

 

Improved data exchange between EMS Desktop Client and EMS Master Calendar

Updates to Building and/or Room names in EMS Desktop Client show in EMS Master Calendar in the Location Filter. 

EMS Internal Reference # 15673
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Resolved issue with LastLoginDate field to ensure that it is updated with the latest user login

EMS Internal Reference # 22650
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Modified functionality to ensure that event images display as expected

EMS Internal Reference # 23023
(For Internal Use Only)

 

Modified links to external calendars to show as plain text rather than HTML

EMS Internal Reference # 22611
(For Internal Use Only)

 

The featured event RSS feed showed all events instead of just the featured events

Fix: Modified functionality so that only featured events show in the Featured Events RSS feed.

EMS Internal Reference # 22548
(For Internal Use Only)

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