As a leading provider of mobility solutions, we strive to deliver the best user experience and continuous improvement to our partners and customers.
With this in mind, we are switching from a quarterly release cycle to a more efficient and impactful approach. This change will bring even greater value to our community.
Starting this June, we will switch to a schedule of three major releases per year, alongside twelve monthly feature previews.
The new schedule will empower our partners and customers with more time to test, share feedback, and plan the integration of new capabilities into their production solutions.
It’s a switch from the current cycle of four quarterly releases and only four beta previews a year.
“We have carefully considered feedback from our users, market trends, and industry best practices to devise a more efficient and impactful approach for updates.
Through the new schedule, we can provide an enhanced user experience to our users as it will enable significant improvements in development, testing, and integration phases,”
explains Marek Eštok, CTO at Resco.
How to take advantage of the new release cycle
You can expect the next major release in September this year. And the future updates will come in January, May, and September of the following years.
The first preview of the upcoming features will be available this June. You can look forward to seeing all the following previews at the beginning of each month.
The new release schedule will bring our customers and partners several ways to enhance their operations.
There are four main areas we’ve improved:
1. Extended testing period
With fewer releases and earlier preview, you will have more time to thoroughly test and evaluate the new features before integrating them into your production solutions. This extended preview period will empower you to make informed decisions and ensure a seamless transition.
“The monthly previews guarantee that most features will be available for testing and evaluation for several months. Through this timeframe we will provide ample time for our users to try, feedback, and plan the rollout of the new features,”
adds Marek Eštok
2. Enhanced feature maturity
By dedicating more time to development and testing, Resco features will reach a higher level of maturity and stability. This will lead to a smoother user experience, increased performance, and a reduced likelihood of unexpected issues for the partners and customers.
“By streamlining our release cycle, we can focus more on delivering mature and robust features. Yet, we also aim to maintain the overall quantity of enhancements available for our users throughout a year,”
confirms Marek Eštok.
3. Alignment with industry standards
Resco’s new release cycle will also align more closely with the release schedules of core platform providers such as Microsoft and Salesforce.
With this synchronization, you can facilitate easier integration between products. This will enable you to better leverage the combined power of Resco and solutions like Dataverse and Power Apps.
4. Agile and fast-moving roadmap
With this enhanced release cycle, we can incorporate your feedback faster than ever before. It’s another way for you to take an active part in shaping the future of the Resco products.
“The valuable insights from the community will help us prioritize and develop new features in a faster and more responsive manner. It will help us ensure that our partners and users have an industry-leading technology always at hand,”
adds Eduard Kesely, Head of Product at Resco.
How to test the preview features and provide feedback
Similar to our previous beta testing process, every partner and customer can join the preview program to gain access to new features before they are officially released.
The key difference is that now, instead of waiting for quarterly beta releases, you will have the opportunity to test and provide feedback on new features every month through the Resco Support portal.
This continuous testing approach ensures that your input directly impacts the development of Resco’s offerings. It helps us address issues, refine functionalities, and optimize user experience promptly.
Joining the preview program is straightforward. You can find detailed instructions for each platform on Resco’s Wiki.
How to get the latest information about releases and previews
Resco wiki documentation
To keep up with the latest releases and stay informed about new features, visit the Resco Release Summary page to find all relevant information. The page will be continuously updated, and will serve as a comprehensive resource, providing in-depth information about each release and preview.
Release Bulletin newsletter
We are also launching the Release Bulletin newsletter, that will deliver regular updates directly to your inboxes, ensuring that you never miss out on the latest advancements from Resco.
Regular communication channels
We will share important updates and regular information about new features on our social media channels and through our blogs. And as always, you can reach out to your account manager at Resco for more information.
Enhanced experience coming
With extended testing, enhanced feature maturity, alignment with industry standards, and a more agile roadmap, we are dedicated to delivering a top-notch experience and providing you with the tools you need to succeed.
Stay tuned for the upcoming preview features landing this week. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, join the new dedicated newsletter and get the most up-to-date information directly to your inbox.