We’ve created a new Sage SalesLogix Developer Program called Sage SalesLogix Partner Source. We are inviting to you to join this exciting new and innovative program. As a member of the Sage SalesLogix community you will have access to community tech previews (CTPs) and source code to enable all of us to deliver more to our customers. We invite you to exchange feature bundles and code as well.
You can participate on two levels; as participant or as an MVP. As a participant you can be one of the first to use the new features. Engage in the future of Sage SalesLogix by posting feedback to the community. Provide your feedback on how well the feature meets the intended user experience and if you were successful with your setup and testing. You feedback will help us deliver better product with every release. As an MVP you have access to source code not usually made available to the community. MVPs, like participants, have access to source code through a community source code sharing site. MVPs will also be granted access to MVP specific source code areas. MVPs will be expected to contribute by submitting bug fixes to existing contributions, add to source base, help test, or help support the community by participating as CTP evangelists.
The CTPs will be posted on the IdeaLogix community. We invite your early feedback and encourage you to leverage the CTPs as part of your custom solutions, proof of concept (POCs), and demos. By participating in CTP testing, you’ll help accelerate the introduction of new features ahead of a normally scheduled product release. Here are some of the CTP bundles we are excited to contribute to the Partner Source community. More contributions by the Sage SalesLogix team to come.
Drag and Drop Files/Email (7.5.2 hot fix code base compatible) - March
Quick Form Differencing Tool (7.5.2 hot fix code base compatible) - March
Literature Fulfillment Client (7.5.2 hot fix code base compatible) - April
Merge account & contact (7.5.2 hot fix code base compatible) - April
SData Client Libraries (7.5.2 hot fix code base compatible) - April
Browser Agnostic - SendSLX (7.5.2 hot fix code base compatible) – May
Browser Agnostic - Export to Excel (7.5.2 hot fix code base compatible) – May
Browser Agnostic - Mail Merge (7.5.2 hot fix code base compatible) – May
Summary of the Partner Source participation levels:
Access to feature documentation
Access to CTP bundles
Access to sample code
Provide direct product feedback on features before they are released
Provide feedback on the IdeaLogix community or on the github community site
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CTP?
CTPs are early feature releases known as community tech preview. CTPs are shared early in order to provide Sage SalesLogix BPs and the customer community access to high-priority, new functionality in order to generate feedback and promote code sharing.
How are CTPs supported?
CTPs are supported by the Community. Sage Support will consider CTPs as beta code until rolled into an official release
How are the CTPs made available?
CTPs will be made available as bundles.
Are CTPs tested before releasing to the community?
Quality expectations should be considered at an alpha or beta level. CTPs bundles are unit and smoke tested prior to release. Use CTPs at your own risk.
How often will CTPs get updated?
CTP availability and updates are opportunistic based on Sage’s resource availability and desire for feedback. Interim updates will be made available along the Sage SalesLogix’s normal roadmap. Interim updates are likely to require manual intervention.
How is feedback and defect tracking managed?
Tracking and reporting of defects and requests through the Github community site.
How do we know when new CTPs are posted?
CTP availability and update announcements, discussion, voting, and support through the IdeaLogix community site. Or, you can request to be notified through GitHub.
When does a CTP get rolled into the product?
CTPs, if ready for inclusion into a release, will likely roll into the next upcoming release