K2 has released K2 5.1 with new and improved functionality. The notables introduced in this version provide for rapid app development.
This version introduces K2 Apps that help users easily install and build fully-functional K2 applications fast. Now you can install a set of pre-built applications into your environment from a catalogue directly.
App Wizards can be used to generate customized applications from the provided templates to meet your needs.
The revolutionary HTML5 based Workflow Designer, which is our favourite, has been improved with more features. Now developers can configure processes easier and faster. Accidentally added or deleted configuration can be reverted as well.
Another key feature is the Warning Badges. These designer smarts will catch any infinite loop scenarios and detect recursions from happening during app deployment. Most design flaws can be picked up by this.
K2 Form Designer is also enhanced in this release. Server-Side Rule execution is now available. This improves the execution performance of your SmartForms significantly. This feature reduces the number of calls to the server and reduces the loading times. From a security stand point it also reduces potential attack surface size.
Number crunchers can rejoice. The ability to export the list view to an excel sheet is now an out-of-the-box feature.
This version also includes two new responsive themes.
From a security perspective, Property Encryption feature has been introduced to encrypt your property data that is saved in SmartBox based SmartObjects.
The Authorization Framework adds the ability to secure your K2 artefacts and prevent them from being edited by unauthorized users. It also allows you to secure your K2 apps in the production environment so that the deployed configuration can be kept intact.
We suggest you update your K2 environment with this release. If you need help with Regression testing or converting legacy workflows to the new K2 Five format, please checkout PowerToolz. https://jeylabs.com/pte