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Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

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  • 1.  Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    ZUORA
    Posted 10-21-2021 23:29
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    The planned deployment schedule is as follows:

    • EU Cloud Sandbox Release: from 10/21/2021 (Thursday) PT to 10/22/2021 (Friday) PT
    • US Cloud Sandbox Release: from 10/21/2021 (Thursday) PT to 10/22/2021 (Friday) PT
    • US Data Center Sandbox Release: 10/21/2021 (Thursday) PT to 10/22/2021 (Friday) PT
    • EU Cloud Production Release: from 10/26/2021 (Tuesday) PT to 10/28/2021 (Thursday) PT
    • US Cloud Production Release: from 10/26/2021 (Tuesday) PT to 10/28/2021 (Thursday) PT
    • US Data Center Production: from 10/26/2021 (Tuesday) PT to 10/28/2021 (Thursday) PT


    No service disruption is expected for this release.
    Release Notes for release 312 will be published under 
    Zuora Release Notes after Sandbox release. We will update the release status in the comments to this post.



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    Huiying Hu
    Zuora
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  • 2.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    ZUORA
    Posted 10-22-2021 05:12
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    Release 312 was deployed to all Sandbox except US Cloud Central Sandbox

    [Deployed] US Data Center Sandbox - https://apisandbox.zuora.com
    [Deployed] US Cloud Sandbox - https://sandbox.na.zuora.com
    [Deployed] EU Cloud Sandbox - https://sandbox.eu.zuora.com
    [Preparing] US Cloud Central Sandbox: https://test.zuora.com
    [Deployed] EU Cloud Central Sandbox: https://test.eu.zuora.com

    We will provide an update once US Cloud Central Sandbox is deployed.



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    Huiying Hu
    Zuora
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  • 3.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    ZUORA
    Posted 10-27-2021 07:00
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    Release 312 was deployed to US Cloud Central Sandbox.

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    Huiying Hu
    Zuora
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  • 4.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    Posted 10-26-2021 12:52
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    Hi Huiying and Zuora team,

    Historically we had upwards of a month in between releases and notifications of the releases. Is there any plan to provide more lead time (greater than 7 days) on upcoming Zuora application releases, or at least time frame that is consistent?

    For example, in the latest releases 311 and 312 there are 7 days between the announcement and release. The notification of the next release is on the same day of the latest release.

    We are trying to build some expectations and process around the Zuora releases to better plan for any breaking changes that impact our instance's configurations and integrations.

    Thanks,

    Brandon

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    Brandon
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  • 5.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    Posted 10-26-2021 13:31
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    I have the same request as seven days is often not enough time to perform testing in sandboxes to prepare for a potential impact in production. It would be very helpful to get at least two weeks advance notice before the sandbox deployment so that we could line up testing resources.

    Also five days between the sandbox release and production release can often not be enough time to perform required testing. For this particular release where sandboxes were scheduled for 21 Oct and production 26 Oct two of those days were over the weekend as well.

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    Rick Westbrock
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  • 6.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    Posted 10-27-2021 06:41
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    Same request as stated earlier by other community members.

    In addition to more lead time between sandbox and production releases, is there a way Zuora can publish the "upcoming" features sooner instead for us to find it out after the fact? The workflow version control that was released to API sandbox came in while our Dev team was in the middle of active workflow development effort.




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    Gauri Bordawekar
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  • 7.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    Posted 10-27-2021 11:36
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    I also agree with the other community members requesting more time between sandbox and production releases.  Having the release notes available before the sandbox release would be helpful in preparing a test plan, especially for the new features.

     

    Julie

     

     

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  • 8.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    ZUORA
    Posted 10-27-2021 16:52
    Edited by Lana Lee 17 days ago
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    We understand your need to have more lead time for upcoming application releases. I'm excited to share that in November we will be posting our upcoming release calendar that will include our release schedule for the rest of 2021 and all of 2022. The calendar will be posted here in the Community's Release Notifications.

    We have a dedicated team focused on improving the Release Notification process and are actively working on providing more details with our releases. 

    More information to come in the coming weeks.

    Thanks again,

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    Andy Newsham
    VP Global Support, Zuora
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  • 9.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    Posted 30 days ago
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    Awesome! Release calendar  is definitely a good start. Thanks for the update.

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    Gauri
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  • 10.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    Posted 30 days ago
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    Amazing! Thanks for the update, Andy. :)

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    Brandon
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  • 11.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    ZUORA
    Posted 10-28-2021 02:31
    Edited by Yifang Wu 10-28-2021 02:31
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    The Release Notes for release 312 have just been updated with new features and changes in the Orders UI for the Order Line Items feature.

    The following items have been added:
    • Order Line Items now available in the product tour
    • Updating an order line item through the Orders UI

    The following item has been updated to include an Orders UI change:
    • Field change on the Order Line Item object and corresponding UI change

    See Zuora Billing Release 312, October 2021.





  • 12.  RE: Billing Application Release 312: October 2021

    ZUORA
    Posted 30 days ago
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    Release 312 was deployed to all Production successfully.

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    Huiying Hu
    Zuora
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