|Important: Before reading this KB article, see K2 for SharePoint Upgrades (KB001793) for information on how to upgrade K2 for SharePoint as there are differences depending on the version of K2 you currently have and what version you are upgrading to.|
K2 for SharePoint is a business app that seamlessly integrates with SharePoint, on-premises or in the cloud enabling you to build simple workflows within SharePoint or complex applications that simply use SharePoint as a line-of-business system.Download
K2 for SharePoint 4.6.9 can be downloaded from the K2 blackpearl downloads page available on the K2 Partner and Customer Portal site. There is one package that once extracted will provide you with all the K2 installers required to run K2 for SharePoint 4.6.9, or you can download the K2 for SharePoint component as a separate installer. See the Installation details below for more information.
New Features and Enhancement
There are several new features and enhancements available in this release. For a detailed list click here.Issues Resolved
The Knowledge Base article KB001659 - K2 for SharePoint 4.6.9 Resolved Issues List, lists the issues resolved in this release.Known Issues
K2 for SharePoint Online Released
K2 for SharePoint Online is no longer in preview mode as Microsoft has released the Common Consent Framework. The Framework has been applied to K2 for SharePoint in the 4.6.9 release.
For more information on the Common Consent Framework, please see:
|Important:The newly released K2 for SharePoint Online App (version 4.4120.5.1) requires K2 4.6.9. Ensure that all servers are upgraded to the K2 4.6.9 stack before upgrading to the latest K2 for SharePoint Online App. The new app will not function on a previous version of K2. If you have upgraded the app on an older K2 version follow KB001443 to revert to the old preview App.|
K2 for SharePoint utilizes a user and app policy. The rights required will vary depending on where the K2 for SharePoint app is installed from, either the SharePoint Store or the App Catalog.
Prior to K2 for SharePoint 4.6.9, if Forms were created for a List in a SharePoint Online environment, the resulting SmartForms would display outside of SharePoint context (in other word, the forms would show as a stand-alone page and not be hosted inside a SharePoint frame). The Common Consent changes introduced in K2 for SharePoint 4.6.9 allows Forms for Lists in SharePoint Online to be rendered inside SharePoint. To make use of this new functionality, use the New > Generate SmartObjects and New > Generate Forms options in the K2 Application elements page to re-generate the Data and Forms for the List. The regenerated Forms will then show inside of SharePoint, as opposed to stand-alone pages outside of SharePoint.
|Warning: Re-generating Forms will reset any customizations you may have made previously. If you had customized the generated Forms for the List, you will need to re-apply the customizations after regenerating the Forms.|
K2 for SharePoint 4.6.9 is available as an independent installation package. Refer to the K2 for SharePoint documentation for detailed installation instructions.
Before installing K2 for SharePoint, ensure the following prerequisite software has been installed in your environment.
K2 Software Requirements
K2 for SharePoint is an add-on for K2 blackpearl and requires the following K2 software to be fully installed and configured.
Other Software Requirements
SharePoint users/participants need a SharePoint-compatible Internet browser to view and use K2 for SharePoint features, including:
Installing the K2 for SharePoint package needs to be performed in a specific order to ensure a successful and functional environment. Below are the steps that must be followed:
Step 1: Install K2 blackpearl 4.6.9 (4.12060.1640.1).
Step 2:Install K2 smartforms 4.6.9 (4.12165.1650.1). If you do not have K2 smartforms, install it using a K2 smartforms runtime license which is available from https://portal.k2.com/licensekey/default.aspx. Note that certain SmartForms functionality is limited with a runtime license such as creating custom artefacts (SmartObjects, Views and Forms) and extending (editing) existing forms.
Step 3: Install K2 smartforms Control Pack 4.6.9 (4.13180.1675.1)
Step 4: Install K2 for SharePoint 4.6.9 (4.13350.1660.1)
Step 5: Add the K2 for SharePoint App to your site
Step 6: Register your K2 for SharePoint App
Step 7: Create a SharePoint List or Library, click on the List/Library ribbon and select K2 Application.
Now you can create data, forms, workflows and reports in your SharePoint 2013 environment.
|Step 1:||K2 blackpearl 4.6.8 (4.12060.1600.0)||K2 blackpearl 4.6.9 (4.12060.1640.1)|
|Step 2:||K2 smartforms 1.0.7 (4.12165.1635.0)||K2 smartforms 4.6.9 (4.12165.1650.1)|
|Step 3:||K2 smartforms Control Pack 1.0.1 (4.13180.1670.0)||K2 smartforms Control Pack 4.6.9 (4.13180.1675.1)|
|Step 4:||K2 for SharePoint 1.0.1 (4.13350.1645.0)||K2 for SharePoint 4.6.9 (4.13350.1660.1)|
|Note: To upgrade the K2 for SharePoint App you will need to have Site Collection Administrator rights in SharePoint. The System Account cannot be used to upgrade the app.|