ThingWorx 7.4 covers the following areas of the product portfolio: ThingWorx Analytics, ThingWorx Utilities and ThingWorx Foundation which includes Core, Connection Server and Edge capabilities.
Key Functional Highlights
Highlights of the release include:
Integration: Improved integration framework making it easy to connect with external systems, including a standard Windchill connector, to retrieve data on demand.
Industrial Connectivity: New Industrial Gateway and Discover navigation tool simplifying the mapping of tags to properties, including performance enhancements for data updates.
Edge/CSDK: Build process improvements, Subscribed Property Manager (SPM) enhancements, asynchronous service requests and TLS updates to increase developer productivity, improve application performance and strengthen security.
Next Generation Composer: Re-imagined Composer using modern browser concepts to improve developer efficiency including enhanced functionality, updated user interface and optimized workflows.
These features will be available at the end of March 2017.
Advanced Grid: New grid widget with improved design, context menu, multi-column sorting, global search and many more common grid-related features.
Tree Grid: New tree-grid widget with same features as advanced grid plus ability to pre-load tree levels, dynamically load child data and auto expand all nodes to build more powerful mashups.
Administer & Manage
MS SQL Server: New persistence provider for model and run-time data providing customers an alternative to PostgreSQL.
Security: ThingWorx worked with industry standard security scanning and auditing tools to identify and correct all non-trivial, and many trivial, vulnerabilities to ensure secure software best practices.
Licensing: Link ThingWorx to PTC systems of record to manage user entitlement and provide usage information and auditing capability critical to TWX, PTC and its partners.