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Technical Preview features

On August 26, Early Access Features (EAF) became Technical Preview features. Besides the name, nothing changes in their nature, how they work, and how you can enable those features. We updated this page for improved clarity and to reflect this change.

OutSystems now gives you access to features in Technical Preview. These are specific features that allow you to enjoy new development possibilities and plan your future development sooner without upgrading to a major version.

We encourage you to try them out and send us your feedback. These features are released much more frequently, in smaller chunks, and before they’re generally available. Given their nature, be aware of the following:

  • These features are not production-ready and may have limited functionality.
  • They are disabled by default and you need to explicitly opt-in and activate them manually.
  • OutSystems does not provide support for these features.
  • Features in Technical Preview may change significantly or even be removed from the platform.

Starting from LifeTime Release May.2019, you can enjoy these features before they are generally available. For on-premises installations, they are displayed in LifeTime (https://<your_lifetime_server>/lifetime), under Infrastructure > Technical Preview. Toggle the switch to ON to activate the feature you want to use.

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For Cloud installations, you'll find Technical Preview under Options:

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Note: You must have the "Manage Infrastructure and Users" infrastructure permission to enable or disable features in Technical Preview.

Features in Technical Preview

Configure entities from external databases during deployment

Enable all users with change & deploy permission to configure entities from external databases in the target environment during the deployment plan. The source and target environment must meet the feature requirements. Learn more about this feature.

Configure site properties during deployment

Configure site properties in the target environment when defining your deployment plan in LifeTime. With all the application settings configured, you'll avoid any misbehavior during runtime. Learn more about this feature.

Configure mobile apps update distribution

Choose how your existing users receive mobile apps' updates: automatically through your servers or manually through app stores. To use this feature, it must be enabled in all environments. Learn more about this feature.

Optimize app synchronization process

Optimize LifeTime performance by more efficiently managing the execution of app synchronization processes. Improvements are more noticeable in large factories.

Optimize users and roles synchronization process

Optimize LifeTime performance by more efficiently managing the execution of users and roles synchronization processes. Improvements are more noticeable in large factories.

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