UCS 4.4-8: Eighth Point Release of UCS 4.4 – Preparation for Upgrade to UCS 5 and Performance Improvements
The eighth point release of UCS 4.4 provides preparations for the upgrade to the forthcoming UCS 5.0, performance improvements in large environments, and improvements in the App Center, AD, and S4 Connector. In this article, I would like to present the most important innovations.
In December we will open the beta release of UCS 5.0 to the public. For users who have been using UCS for a longer period of time, the renaming of the system roles in particular will bring a significant change, which will be visible in the beta release. In addition to the removal of known terms of discrimination (“master” and “slave”), we would like to use new names in order to reflect the central functionality of our new system in the respective names. In the following, I will introduce the new naming for the system roles and explain the goals we are pursuing with it.
Almost exactly one year has passed since the announcement that we are working on UCS 5.0. Since then, we have been very busy and made some important steps towards making UCS a future-proof platform. In December 2020, we intend to make the first results publicly available in a Beta Release. In this article, I would like to give you a first taste of the exciting new features that UCS 5.0 will bring.