May 8, 2020

Action Management

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 1. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
To improve performance, the Action Management Overview page is no longer updated automatically when you return to the previously opened tab. You can now select Refresh () to update the page.US379897
To improve usability, in the Action Management page, in the Strategy Actions section, the Interval and Interval Units columns have been added.US362720
You can now view the Active Work Order information for Actions in Action Management.US352943
You can now view the Execution (Work) History for Actions in Asset Strategy Management and Action Management.US352942
Table 2. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you created a notification from a General Recommendation, the Work Request Reference field was not populated even if the Create EAM Notification? check box was selected. This issue has been resolved.DE122114
Previously, in the General Recommendation family, the Case ID hyperlink did not route you to the specific case as expected. This issue has been resolved.DE120347

Advanced Visualization

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 3. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
The OData families now support the grouping and aggregation functionalities on the associated entities. This enhancement allows you to group and aggregate the records for an OData family and create advanced visualizations using the aggregated data. Additionally, you can filter an aggregation based on the filter parameters specified in the aggregate query.F49093
Table 4. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, you could not visualize data based on a site because the corresponding MI_SITE_KEY field associated with the OData-M families was not exposed by the OData services. This issue has been resolved. Now, the MI_SITE_KEY fields have been added to the OData services that allow you to visualize data based on the sites.DE127160
Table 5. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
The OData aggregation extensions associated with the OData-M families do not support the groupby function for the records defined with one-to-many relationships.DE129102

APM Connect

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 6. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when performing an extraction job to update WMI, Work History, or Technical Characteristic records, if you changed an SAP data attribute to NULL, the corresponding field in Predix Essentials was not updated. This issue has been resolved.DE111371
Previously, when you used the Unified Asset Ingestion Data Loader to load assets to Predix Essentials, the Asset Name and the Source ID fields were populated with the Source ID. This issue has been resolved. Now, in this scenario, the Asset Name field is populated with the Equipment ID and the Segment Name field is populated with the Functional Location of the asset.US406032
Table 7. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
When you extract SAP characteristics to create Technical Characteristic records in Predix Essentials, single-value date and time characteristic values are not populated.DE131202
For ingestion of Assets to Predix Essentials, you can ingest a file of size up to 10 MB.DE120299
Table 8. Obsolete Features

The following features are no longer available.

DescriptionTracking ID
The Tags to Assets Relationship data loader is no longer available in Predix Essentials.US400538

APM Mobile Application

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 9. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
The Predix Essentials mobile application is now available in the Google Play store.US358594
Table 10. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, individual reading was lost when changing the filter settings for APM Mobile. This issue has been resolved. Now, you can manage better reading and upload workflow. Additionally, messaging and logging have been enhanced around the reading upload process. DE128269
Table 11. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
When using the Safari browser on iOS 13 mobile devices to access Predix Essentials, you may experience degraded performance.DE129229

Asset Criticality Analysis

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 12. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
You can now apply an Asset Strategy Template while creating one or many Asset Strategies from Asset Criticality Analysis.US388608
You can now send criticality updates to SAP in batches instead of updating individual assets. US382019
To improve performance, criticality values for only the assets that have new or modified values are sent to SAP.US381407
Asset Criticality Analysis for SAP is now supported in Predix Essentials. You can now update the ABC Indicator field in an Equipment or Functional Location in SAP with the Asset Criticality value from a Criticality Assessment in Asset Criticality Analysis.US381294
You can now send a maximum of 5000 assets to SAP.US380173
To improve performance, the Asset Criticality Analysis Overview page is no longer updated automatically when you return to the previously opened tab. You can now select Refresh () to update the page.US379897
You can now view revisions of a criticality assessment for a given asset in Asset Criticality Analysis.US313016
You can now view the criticality value for all the assets in an analysis.US309602
In Asset Criticality Analysis, you can now apply the assessment of an asset in an analysis to other assets within the same analysis.US300483
Table 13. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you attempted to send criticality values in a batch to SAP, only errors were logged with the success and failure count of the assets. This issue has been resolved. Now, you can view the results of the criticality values that are successfully sent to SAP.US381408
Previously, when you accessed the ACA Overview page, the data took longer than expected to load. This issue has been resolved.DE124940
Previously, even though the number of team members associated with an Asset Criticality Analysis (ACA) was more than 20, you could view a maximum of 20 team members in the Team Members section until you added a team member to the ACA team. This issue has been resolved.DE122640
Previously, when multiple send to SAP jobs were running, the analysis did not track the correct job. This issue has been resolved.DE121671
Previously, if you attempted to import an Asset Criticality Analysis record for an asset that did not exist in Predix Essentials, an incorrect error message appeared in the error log. This issue has been resolved. Now, an appropriate error message appears, indicating that the asset does not exist in Predix Essentials.DE120766
Previously, if you changed the state of an Asset Criticality Analysis, if you modified a value in the Analysis Definition section, and then attempted to save the datasheet, an error occurred. This issue has been resolved.DE120765
Previously, when a criticality mapping was linked to an EAM, if you attempted to send the criticality indicator to an EAM system other than the target EAM system, an error occurred. This issue occurred only if you had multiple EAM systems. This issue has been resolved. Now, an appropriate error message appears.DE115402
Previously, when you saved a new analysis, duplicate requests were created. This issue has been resolved.DE108892
Table 14. Obsolete Features

The following features are no longer available.

DescriptionTracking ID
For the Asset Criticality Analysis and Asset Criticality Analysis System families, the following fields are no longer available:
  • Import Date
  • Import Status
  • Imported By
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Asset Hierarchy

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 15. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
To improve the performance of Predix Essentials, the data of the <Asset Name> workspace is no longer refreshed automatically when you navigate away from the workspace, and then access the data in the <Asset Name> workspace. However, you can now manually refresh the data of the <Asset Name> workspace. To facilitate this enhancement, a new button, Refresh (), has been added to the <Asset Name> workspace.US397034
To improve usability, the following enhancements have been made to the Asset Hierarchy panel:
  • A new icon, , has been added to the Asset Hierarchy panel to collapse the panel.
  • A new icon, , has been added to the <Asset Name> workspace to expand the panel.
  • A breadcrumb containing the full hierarchy path now appears on the panel, indicating the level of an equipment or functional location within the Asset Hierarchy. The breadcrumb also allows you to easily navigate to the parent functional location of an equipment or functional location.
  • You can now resize the panel by dragging the border of the panel to the required width.
US394566
Table 16. Resolved Issues

The following issues that existed in one or more previous versions have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, you could not create an Asset Hierarchy for an equipment or a functional location that contained multiple parent equipment or functional locations, and no error message appeared to indicate the same. Now, in this scenario, an error message appears indicating that there are multiple parent-level equipment or functional locations for the equipment or functional location and the Asset Hierarchy cannot be created.DE132361
Previously, when you created an Asset Group based on a query, you could add a maximum of 25 assets to the group. This limitation has been removed. Now, you can add all the assets that are part of a query result.DE124562
Previously, when the name of an asset contained a long string, the asset name was truncated in Predix Essentials. This issue has been resolved.
Note: In the Asset Hierarchy panel, you can view the complete name of such assets in a tooltip only when you hover over the asset name.
DE119251

Catalog

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 17. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you attempted to create or modify a Catalog Item, the Name and Caption fields in the Save As window could contain a maximum of 100 characters. Now, the field size has been increased to 255 characters. DE50672
Previously, in the Catalog Item Properties window for a Catalog item, when you modified a value, the updated value did not appear for the corresponding tool. This issue has been resolved.DE50673

Data Loaders

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 18. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when running data loaders for non-English users, for example German users, numeric values for that culture were not being formatted correctly. This issue has been resolved.DE127333
Previously, if a relationship was created between two families using a Foreign Key, and you attempted to import records into the families using the APM Family data loader, an error occurred. This issue has been resolved.DE118025

Documentation

This topic provides a list of documentation changes released on this date.

Table 19. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
The layout and structure of the release notes have been enhanced for better accessibility. Now, the release notes are sorted by quarter, and then by release dates. After you filter by a release date, you can access the release notes for all the modules contributing to the release. Additionally, the modules that are released on a selected date appear in the On this page list. Similarly, the release notes for each module are sorted by release dates and the releases within the selected quarter appear in the On this page list.US397660
Predix Essentials users can now access the help content at https://www.ge.com/digital/documentation/predix-essentials/ instead of https://apps-docs.predix.io/en-US/predix_essentials.
The new portal offers:
  • A single point of access for documentation related to all GE Digital products through https://www.ge.com/digital/product-documentation.
  • A comprehensive list of documentation for various products, categorized in three sections:
    • Predix Platforms
    • APM and OPM
    • Manufacturing and Digital Plant
  • New navigation to access content in HTML or PDF format under the Document Format section.
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Family Management

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 20. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
The record IDs are no longer stored in the ENTY_ID field in the database. Now, record IDs are virtual, and are calculated at runtime based on the ID template.

The following changes have been made:

  • Any format rules that are defined are not applied, and the results display values exactly as they exist in the database.
  • The date and numeric values are formatted based on the configuration of the server.
    Note: The time values are displayed in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) format.
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Table 21. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you created a Foreign Key relationship definition between two families, you could not create additional relationship definitions with a different cardinality. This issue has been resolved.DE120671

Family Policies

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 22. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
You can now view the end time for policy executions in the Execution History pane of the Design workspace.US383244

You can now access the query specified in a Query node directly from the node. To facilitate this enhancement, the Open in New Window button () has been added to the Properties window of the node.

US374240
You can now configure different policy execution history retention duration settings for executions that result in Errors, Warnings (Action Taken), Warnings (No Action Taken), Success (Action Taken), or Success (No Action Taken).

When the Predix Essentials database is upgraded, if an overall policy execution history retention duration setting was previously configured, this setting will be applied for all execution results.

US330806
To improve the performance of the Query node, the result set of the node is now restricted to the first 10,000 rows of the query result.DE117522
Table 23. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, in APM V4.3.1.x, when you modified a family policy containing multiple Create Event nodes configured to use the same Event name, the policy model was corrupted, and the policy did not execute as expected. This issue has been resolved.
Note: Family policies that were corrupted continue to execute incorrectly. For assistance to correct affected policies, contact GE Digital Support.
DE131111
Previously, when you mapped the output from a Last, Max, or Min node operating on the result set from a Query Alert node into a successor node and saved the policy, and then reloaded the policy, the mapping to the successor node was lost. This issue has been resolved. DE129953
Previously, in the Math node, an error occurred when you modified an equation containing an indexed variable name conflicting with an input variable name. This issue has been resolved.DE125923
Previously, if the execution or validation of an Email node in a sub policy resulted in an error, no execution details were displayed for the node, and the policy execution history did not indicate that an error had occurred. This issue has been resolved.DE117263
Previously, if you added a field to a family, and then added the same field to a query that is represented by a Query node, the execution of the Query node failed. This issue has been resolved.DE115326
Table 24. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
In order to improve the performance of the policy execution service, the Math node execution time out is not enforced. Policy executions that run for an extended time due the Math node will be canceled by the policy execution time out feature.DE131899

General Dashboards

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 25. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
You can now filter the results in a Query widget in a dashboard.US369440
To improve the performance of Predix Essentials, the data of the dashboard is no longer refreshed automatically when you select . You can now manually refresh the data of the dashboard. To facilitate this enhancement, a new button, Refresh (), has been added to the dashboard.US350211

Manage Translation

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 26. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
You can now modify the baseline strings for Application and Metadata strings in Predix Essentials. To facilitate this enhancement, Manage Translation feature has been added.US320812
Table 27. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
When you modify any metadata string in Predix Essentials, the metadata string is updated for the first time. However, if you modify the same metadata string again, it is not updated because the associated metadata cache is not updated. DE132259

Maximo Adapters

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 28. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
For ingestion of Assets to Predix Essentials, you can ingest a file of size up to 10 MB.DE120299

Policy Designer

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 29. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
To improve performance, the Policy Designer Overview page is no longer updated automatically when you return to the previously opened tab. You can now select Refresh () to update the page.US396407

Configuration settings for the Policy Trigger and Policy Execution Services have been modified:

  • The location of the Policy Trigger and Policy Execution Service configuration files has been modified.
  • You no longer need to configure the execution service user.
  • Other obsolete settings have been removed from the configuration files.
Note: For more information, refer to the Policy Designer deployment documentation.
  • US388238
  • US386674
You can now view the end time for policy executions in the Execution History pane of the Design workspace.US383244

You can now access the query specified in a Query node directly from the node. To facilitate this enhancement, the Open in New Window button () has been added to the Properties window of the node.

US374240
You can now configure different policy execution history retention duration settings for executions which result in Errors, Warnings (Action Taken), Warnings (No Action Taken), Success (Action Taken), or Success (No Action Taken).

When the Predix Essentials database is upgraded, if an overall policy execution history retention duration setting was previously configured, this setting will be applied for all execution results.

US330806
To improve the performance of the Query node, the result set of the node is now restricted to the first 10,000 rows of the query result.DE117522
Table 30. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
In APM V4.3.1.x, when you modified a policy containing multiple Create Event and/or Close Event nodes configured to use the same Event name, the policy model was corrupted, and the policy did not execute as expected. This issue has been resolved.
Note: Policies that were corrupted continue to execute incorrectly. For assistance to correct affected policies, contact GE Digital Support.
DE131111
Previously, when you mapped the output from a Last, Max, or Min node operating on the result set from a Query Alert node into a successor node and saved the policy, and then reloaded the policy, the mapping to the successor node was lost. This issue has been resolved. DE129953

Previously, on the Policy Designer Overview page, the Overdue Recommendations list did not display the correct State Assignee user. This issue has been resolved.

Note: To facilitate this change, the query used by the Overdue Policy Recommendations list has been updated. If you have previously customized this query, copy the new query from the baseline folder to the public folder and apply the customizations again.
DE128404
Previously, on the Policy Designer Overview page, the tiles did not display any results, and the My Policy Recommendations list did not display any results for users other than super users. This issue has been resolved.DE126120
Previously, in the Math node, an error occurred when you modified an equation containing an indexed variable name conflicting with an input variable name. This issue has been resolved.DE125923
Previously, if you added a new family, or added a field to an existing family, then used the family or field in an Entity node, an error indicating that the node was inactive occurred during execution of the policy. This issue has been resolved.DE122975
Previously, if you assigned multiple users to a policy, the number of instances associated with the policy appeared incorrectly in the Policies section of the Policy Designer Overview page. This issue has been resolved.DE119853
Previously, if the execution or validation of an Email node in a sub policy resulted in an error, no execution details were displayed for the node, and the policy execution history did not indicate that an error had occurred. This issue has been resolved.DE117263
Previously, if you added a field to a family, and then added the same field to a query that is represented by a Query node, the execution of the Query node failed. This issue has been resolved.DE115326
Table 31. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID

While using Internet Explorer 11 browser, when you attempt to open a Policy with a large number of instances it might fail.

Note: GE Digital recommends you to use Chrome or Edge browser. If you are unable to access GE Digital APM using Chrome or Edge browser, make additional copies of the Policy and divide the required instances between them.
US412940
In order to improve the performance of the policy execution service, the Math node execution time out is not enforced. Policy executions that run for an extended time due the Math node will be canceled by the policy execution time out feature.DE131899

Queries

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 32. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
In the Results workspace, the wordwrap feature has been added to the columns containing text values. In addition, you can now perform the following actions:
  • Sort values in one or more columns in ascending or descending order.
  • Group the results according to the values in one or more columns.
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Table 33. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, certain queries that contained parameter prompts and referenced other queries would unnecessarily recompute parameter values. This issue has been resolved. Now, parameter values are only recomputed when needed.DE127230
Previously, when you attempted to select a query prompt value in the prompt filter, the prompt values intermittently took longer than expected to appear and there was no indication that the operation of loading the values was in progress. This issue has been resolved. Now, a spinner appears while the values are being loaded.DE127229
Previously, the queries with a column comparison to a date constant that did not contain a time returned partial results, or no records were returned. This issue has been resolved.DE125046
Previously, in Predix Essentials while saving the Catalog items, you could use a forward slash / and a back slash \ in the Catalog item name. This issue has been resolved. Now, you cannot use them (/ and \) while saving a Catalog item.DE122149
Previously, the exported queries displayed dates in the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This issue has been resolved. Now, the exported queries display dates in the time zone specified for your Predix Essentials user account.DE119140
Previously, an error occurred when executing a saved append query, which is referenced to another query as a source. This issue has been resolved. Now, the query runs as expected.DE118487
Previously, if an error occurred when you attempted to export a query result set, an error message did not appear. This issue has been resolved. Now, in this scenario, a window containing the error message appears.DE116459
Previously, if you were assigned to the MI Power User Role Security Group or MI Foundation Power Security Role, you could not create the following types of queries:
  • Update query
  • Delete query
  • Append query

This issue has been resolved.

DE112398

Record Manager

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 34. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
You can now perform the following actions on a Recommended Action:
  • Add a reference document.
  • Access a reference document that is already associated with the record.
To facilitate these enhancements, the Reference Documents option has been added to the More Options () menu.
DE121710
Table 35. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you entered a value that contained an HTML tag in any field of a datasheet, no error message appeared even though the value was invalid. This issue has been resolved. Now, in this scenario, an error message appears and you cannot save the record.DE123809

Results Grid

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 36. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
A new indicator has been added to the Results Grid that displays the number of columns to which filters are applied.US399967

Risk Matrix

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 37. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
You can now export or import Risk Matrices. To facilitate this enhancement, the Export option has been added to the Risk Matrix Admin page. You can import Risk Matrices through the Risk Matrix data loader.US378546
Risk management now supports having no Probabilities defined (that is, unrestricted Probabilities) for a financial category.US337727
Table 38. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, you could create a Risk Matrix containing the same index for two different categories, due to which you could not perform risk assessment. This issue has been resolved. Now in this scenario, the index is always unique, and you cannot create a Risk Matrix containing duplicate indexes.DE112939

SAP and SAP PI

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 39. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
The data loader framework in UDLP V2.8.0 is compatible with Predix Essentials.US401928
APM Connect SAP and SAP PI adapters now support the SAP S/4Hana 1909. US401899
Table 40. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you ran the SAP PI or SAP PI/PO Work History extraction job, the files were intermittently transferred from SAP to Predix Essentials even before the extraction was complete. This issue has been resolved. Now, the folder structure for SAP adapters has been modified to transfer the files only after their extraction is complete.US330411
Previously, record locked messages failed to appear in APM error messages, and did not enable you to know why the Notification is not being created in SAP. This issue has been resolved.DE128819
Previously, the SAP Adapters Help documentation did not contain the information that the Planned Work Adapter supports only the Single Cycle Maintenance Plans in the Planned Work Interface with SAP. This issue has been resolved.DE123655
Previously when creating a General Recommendation record, multiple calls were made to SAP resulting in duplicate entries in the Long Text field in SAP. This issue has been resolved.DE123054
Table 41. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
For ingestion of Assets to Predix Essentials, you can ingest a file of size up to 10 MB.DE120299

Schedule Logs

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 42. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
While scheduling jobs in monthly intervals, you can now schedule a recurring job on the last day for selected months. To facilitate this enhancement, a new option, Last Day of the month(s), has been added to the Edit Schedule window.US373531
You can now manually recover failed jobs that appear in the In Progress section of the Schedule Logs page. To facilitate this enhancement, a new button, Recover Jobs, has been added that appears when you select the In Progress tab.DE120857
Table 43. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you scheduled jobs, some of the jobs did not successfully run and appeared in the In Progress section. This issue occurred because the application server was disconnected from Predix Essentials when the jobs were run. This issue has been resolved. Now, Predix Essentials automatically restarts the jobs when the application server is restored. DE120857

System Requirements

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 44. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
The Predix Essentials V4.4.0.0.0 is now deployed on the .NET Core platform and now supports the following operating systems and relational database management systems:
  • Windows Server 2016 and higher versions
  • SQL Server 2014 and higher versions
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