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ThingWorx 8.4 What's New?

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ThingWorx 8.4 What's New?

We are excited to announce ThingWorx 8.4 is now available for download! 

 

Key functional highlights

ThingWorx 8.4 covers the following areas of the product portfolio: ThingWorx Analytics and ThingWorx Foundation which includes Connection Server and Edge capabilities.

 

ThingWorx Foundation

  • Next Generation Composer:
    • File Repository Editor added for application file management
    • New entity Config Table Editor to enable application configurability and customization
    • Localization support fornew languages: Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Chinese/Taiwan, Chinese/Simplified
  • Mashup Builder:
    • Responsive Layout with new Layout Editor
    • 13 new and updated widgets (beta)
    • Theming Editor (beta)
    • New Functions Editor
    • New Personalized Workspace
  • Platform:
    • Added support for AzureSQL, a relational database-as-a-service (DBaaS) as the new persistence provider
    • A PaaS database that is always running on the latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine and  patched OS with 99.99% availability.  
    • Added support for InfluxData, a leading time series storage platform as the new ThingWorx persistence provider
    • Supports ingesting large amounts of IoT data and offers high availability with clustering setup
    • New extension for Remote Access and Control
    • Supports VNC, RDP desktop sharing for any remote device
    • HTTP and SSH connectivity supported
    • An optional microservice to offload the ThingWorx server by allowing query execution to occur in a separate process on the same or on a different physical machine.
    • Installers for Postgres versions of ThingWorx running on Windows or RHEL
    • AzureSQL
    • InfluxDB
    • Thing Presence feature introduced which indicates whether the connection of a thing is “normal” based on the expected behavior of the device.
    • Remote Access Extension
    • Query Microservice:
    • Click and Go Installers for Windows and Linux (RHEL)
  • Security:
    • Major investments include updating 3rd party libraries, handling of data to address cross-site scripting (XSS)  issues and enhancements to the password policy, including a password blacklist.
    • A significant number of security issues have been fixed in this release.
    • It is recommended that customers upgrade as soon as possible to take advantage of these important improvements.

Docker Support 

  • Added Dockerfile as a distribution media for ThingWorx Foundation and Analytics
  • Allows building Docker container image that unlocks the potential of Dev and Ops

Note:  Legacy Composer has been removed and replaced with the New Composer.

 

Documentation: