Upgrade Employee Directory from 1.* to 2.*

8/3/2020
Applies To: Employee Directory

This article describes how to update Employee Directory to the latest version.

Introduction

New version of Employee Directory released in August 2020. There are two new core features:

  • Employee availability to plan a meeting
  • Recent documents created by the employee

Also the new version support 22 languages.

This article describes how to update existing installed app to the new version.

💡 Tip
Old versions are not retired. You can continue use them without affecting your license.

Installation package

Download the zip file (*.zip) of the product and unpack it to somewhere on your computer.

Extracted installation package (.sppkg)

Extracted installation package (.sppkg)

Installation

From SharePoint Admin Center go to More Features and click Open button under Apps heading:

SharePoint Admin Center

SharePoint Admin Center

Go to App Catalog

SharePoint Tenant Apps

SharePoint Tenant Apps

Open Apps for SharePoint and upload the extracted .sppkg file.

Upload .sppkg to SharePoint App Catalog

Upload .sppkg to SharePoint App Catalog

Confirm you trust the app, check Make this solution available to all sites in the organization, and click Deploy.

SPFx Deploy Confirmation

SPFx Deploy Confirmation

Once the new version of Employee Directory is deployed you'll see it in the list of installed client-side packages.

API Access

Go to API Access section in SharePoint Admin Center to make sure the installed application has the necessary permission to the API. Expand Pending Request heading and approve API access requests.

📝 Note
The new version of the Employee Directory app has new required permission (Calendars.Read) to get user's availability status.

SPFx API Access

SPFx API Access

License Update

Update process, as well as downgrade one, does not affect your subscription or license. No additional action required.

📝 Note
There is no additional expenses associated with the update of cloud-based Vitextra solutions.

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