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Blackbaud NetCommunity 7.1 SP2 New Features

This release includes several new features, including enhancements to the Donation Form - Mini (Beta) part, an updated HTML editor, support for SVG images, and security updates. For more information about these and many other enhancements in this release, refer to the New Features Guide and NetCommunity Announcements.

Donation Form - Mini (Beta) Enhancements

We've added several enhancements to the Donation Form - Mini (Beta) part that was introduced in our last release. You now have the ability to include options on the form so users can indicate that donations are anonymous gifts or corporate gifts. You can also now configure multiple fund designations that display in a drop-down list on the form, and users can select which designation to associate with their donation. Use the Design tab for the Donation Form - Mini (Beta) part to configure these new options on the form and customize them for your organization.

Donation Form (Mini) options

HTML Editor Updates

Blackbaud NetCommunity provides a powerful HTML editor to allow you to format and lay out content. With the HTML editor, you can update content easily and safely while you maintain control over the design and content. In this release, we've upgraded the HTML editor to TinyMCE version 4.6.4 to address known issues that older versions were having with certain browsers.

TinyMCE editor

The HTML Editor has been upgraded in the following parts: Email Messages and Templates, Formatted Text and Image, eCards, and Directory.

Note that with this upgrade, the ability to use drag-and-drop to insert merge fields has been disabled. Now, you can insert a merge field by double-clicking it.

Support for SVG Image Files

Blackbaud NetCommunity now supports the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image file format. The SVG format enables your images to display optimally when used in responsive web design because they retain their quality when they're resized. You can upload SVG images into the Image library and the File library from Site explorer. After you upload the images, you can use them on your Blackbaud NetCommunity website.

SVG is a vector-based image format used for two-dimensional graphics included in websites. SVG images and their behaviors (such as scalability) are defined in XML. To view or edit the image attributes, open the SVG file in any text editor (such as Notepad); the image definition is located within the svg tag. Refer to your preferred XML markup reference material for more detailed information about editing the SVG image attributes.

Security Updates

PCI Compliance

As a part of Blackbaud’s continued efforts to make sure that you and your data is secure, we run routine security audits. A recent test uncovered a potential compliance risk that we resolved, and an update to fix this issue is included in 7.1 SP2. It is vital that you upgrade to ensure data integrity, security, and PCI compliance. All future releases of Blackbaud NetCommunity will include this fix.

TLS  Support

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications. It’s the most widely deployed security protocol used today and is used for web browsers and other applications that require data to be securely exchanged over a network. Blackbaud is committed to maintaining the highest security standards in our solutions to ensure that customers have access to the latest security protocols.

All customers hosted by Blackbaud will be automatically updated to a TLS v1.1 compliant version by March 15, 2018. On that date, we will begin disabling the TLS v.1.0 encryption protocol in our solutions, which will prevent customers still using TLS v.1.0 from accessing some of their Blackbaud solutions.

All on-premise customers can avoid service disruption by making plans to upgrade their BBNC sites to 7.1 SP2 or higher, and to the current patch of Raiser's Edge 7, by March 15, 2018. NetCommunity 7.1 SP3 will be released at the end of January 2018, which may have additional TLS changes to support compliant versions of Raiser’s Edge and Education Edge. If you are still on an older version of NetCommunity, we strongly recommend that you update to NetCommunity version 7.1 SP2 and then make plans to upgrade to SP3 when it is released in January 2018. In order to stay abreast of the latest industry-wide security updates, we strongly recommend that you stay current to stay compliant and make plans to upgrade your BBNC sites to the most current versions of Blackbaud NetCommunity as they are released.

For more detailed information, refer to the Action: Upgrade for PCI Compliance site.


Helpful Links:

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