With Mattermost v1.2.1, an open source Slack-alternative, it is now easier to on-board new users, easier to search, and easier to connect with external applications.
Mattermost v1.2.1: Easy Onboarding, Enhanced Search, Community Applications
You can install Mattermost v1.2.1 today and view source code here (if you like what you see, please give us a star?).
Mattermost now offers new users an optional tutorial to show new users how to use messages, channels, and search as well as how to access different system settings.
Optional tutorial trains new users how to discover and use Mattermost features
Feedback from early deployments is that end users have different levels of familiarity with messaging tools. In-app help was needed to accelerate adoption from new users, so it’s now included.
We’ve also made managing Mattermost deployments easier for IT admins past the install stage, with an improved Upgrade Guide, Trouble Shooting Guide, and Administrator’s Guide.
Cloud Foundry BOSH release for Mattermost deploys the system on Azure, AWS, vSphere, GCE and OpenStack
The community is also helping expand Mattermost compatibility, and last week a new Cloud Foundry BOSH release for Mattermost became available to deploy the system across Azure, AWS, vSphere, and GCE (thanks to Dr Nic!).
Full text search is upgraded with in-context help and advanced search modifiers to filter searches across channels and users.
Enhanced search offers in-context help, and easy-to-use filters for searching in channels and from users
Users can now also search through lists of hundreds of team members by username or real name in the Direct Messages interface, to quickly find whoever they need to reach.
Outgoing webhooks are now available to connect with a host of open source applications created for Mattermost, including Hubot for Mattermost and the Matterbridge IRC bridge.
Hubot lets Mattermost users interact with a wide array of 3rd party automation and tools
Other recent projects include:
Please visit their respective pages to try them out–and if you like what you see, please give them a star!
If you’d like to share a new application or integration, mail us at email@example.com or tweet to us at @MattermostHQ and we can link to your integration from www.mattermost.org/community-applications/.
Thanks to all the authors of our community applications, and thanks also to all our contributors this month. Among many wonderful new features, we’d like to mention in particular new syntax highlighting support for markdown code blocks, including the ability for users to select code theme colors, like Monokai, GitHub and Solarize Light and Dark.
Syntax highlighting now available in markdown code blocks. Choose your favorite code theme under Accounts Setting > Appearance.
Hugely grateful to all our contributors for v1.2, in no particular order:
We’re delighted to share these new features with you and look forward to your questions, comments, and ideas. Please join us on our forum to discuss.
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