IBM RPA implemented a new command, Connect to Microsoft Outlook (microsoftMailConnect) command that uses Microsoft Graph APIs to create attended and unattended bots that automate emails. The new command addresses the deprecation of Basic Auth by Microsoft. To know more about this, please see the release notes.
Support to shared mailboxes in emails
In IBM RPA Studio, several commands are updated to provide the ability to access and search through shared mailboxes in your email accounts. The Apply Search Filter command (emailApplySearchFilters) is updated to include a Search Public Folders parameter. Other updated commands that extend the search options for email servers to include public or shared email folders include Connect to IMAP Email Server (imapConnect), Connect to Outlook Desktop Application (outlookConnect) and Connect to Exchange Email Server (exchangeConnect).
Enhancements available in IBM RPA 23.0.0 and IBM RPA as a Service:
For a complete list of features, enhancements, known issues and limitations as well as the deprecated functions in this release, please see the Release notes for 23.0.0
Updates to the Continuous Delivery (CD) release cycle
Starting in June 2022, IBM RPA adopted an agile methodology with more frequent CD updates, available on a 4-week cycle. More frequent CD updates help organizations get faster access to the latest product functional updates. Organizations can opt to download and install CD updates as soon as they are available or adopt a schedule that works for their organization. CD updates are cumulative and include any previously released product features and maintenance.
In client environments that have limitations to implementing frequent updates and require a stable, longer-term deployment, IBM RPA is declaring its first-ever long-term support release. IBM Robotic Process Automation V21.0.7, released on Nov 15, 2022, has now been declared as a Long Term Support Release (LTSR). Active LTSRs will continue to receive maintenance and security updates throughout their lifecycle, but do not receive new functional updates. Our strategy is to declare an LTSR once a year going forward and the two most recent and active LTSRs as well as the latest CD update release, will receive maintenance and security updates. For additional details, please see IBM RPA support page.
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