With two major ServiceNow family releases per year, it’s important to have a playbook when it comes to upgrades. In this episode we’ve got not one, but TWO subject matter experts who have certainly seen their share of upgrades to share their insights. Topics 00:00 Welcome/introductions 04:46 Upgrades in the early days 11:30 Upgrade improvements today 17:57 Products requiring more focus on upgrades 20:59 When things go awry 25:56 Upgrade timeframe 30:44 What to do when you find a show stopper 33:38B Advice for newcomers 37:58 Contact info 38:53 Outro Links CJ’s LinkedIn Jace’s LinkedIn Jace’s Website Jace’s YouTube Subscribe to Break Point Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Stitcher TuneIn RSS Check out the other ServiceNow podcasts.
Instance Scan Sometimes a feature or product sneaks up and surprises you with the depth it provides. Instance Scan is one of those sleepers in Quebec release for me. If you check out our Live Coding Happy Hour session, you will see some of what I mean. The scanning engine provides tools to check for opportunities to improve the health of your instance. The earlier you can present those to the developers, the faster and easier it is to align to those organizational practices to help keep your instance running smoothly and maintainable.
On this episode, join Chuck, Andrew, Mark, and Brad Cai as they explore Instance Scan in Quebec.Crack a beverage and come join us! Topics 02:36 Introductions/Beers 07:46 Instance Scan overview 14:35 Screenshare 15:45 Suites 22:09 Getting in to the checks 26:59 The advanced/script field 29:30 Building a new linter check 31:17 Sidebar: Types of checks 46:29 Getting devs info faster is cheaper 47:50 Point checks 52:43 Scanning other things 54:14 Dashboards 55:14 Muting a finding 58:19 Screenshare stopped/closing comments 1:01:09 Rating of the beers 1:03:07 On the roadmap Links Docs: Instance Scan (Quebec) About: Live Coding Happy Hour is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program.
Join Brad Tilton as he shows us preview upgrade feature introduced in Paris, and some of the new upgrade capabilities in the Quebec release. Topics 01:00 Introductions 03:20 Screenshare starts w/upgrade preview 06:44 Personalized docs 09:44 Skip list predictions 10:50 ATF preview 11:44 Preview details 14:17 The upgrade monitor 18:45 Logging 22:05 Further down the monitor page 25:06 The VTB 27:07 Properties 28:21 Announcements/news Links Docs: Upgrade Center TechNow Ep 85 | Create apps fast with App Engine Studio Break Point Podcast LCHH Developer Portal About: Creator Toolbox is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program.
Jivanjot Kaur, Sr. Product Manager joins Chuck to talk about some of the cool things in Paris related to upgrades, ATF, and more. Find out how your next upgrade is going to be made even easier with Upgrade Center and the features it brings, and get a little insight to what’s coming in future releases. Listen Watch If you want to SEE a demo of upgrade Center in Paris, check out TechNow episode 79.
I note from answering feedback on the Developer Portal that some fraction of developers seem to be confused by the emails informing them that their Personal Developer Instance is upgrading. Usually these are patch releases such as the current update to Istanbul Patch 5 Hot Fix 1 that is presently rolling through our server farm. 1) What does this mean? Those notices are a warning that you will have a period of downtime, somewhere between 60 and 120 minutes, and that it would be a good idea to backup important work to you to hedge against the small chance of a problem.