Camunda Cloud 1.3.0-alpha1 Released

Get started with Camunda Cloud 1.3.0-alpha1 now! The alpha includes bug fixes and the preparations for the next 1.3.0 release. 
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We’re excited to announce the release of Camunda Cloud 1.3.0-alpha1.

You can sign-up for Camunda Cloud here if you’d like to get started right away.

What to Expect

Camunda Cloud 1.3.0-alpha1 is the first alpha release for our next stable minor release in January. The alpha includes bug fixes and the preparations for the major features of the next 1.3.0 release. 

Starting with Zeebe 1.3.0-alpha1, it’s possible to enable TLS for internal communication between the different brokers and gateways in a cluster. This increases protection if you are deploying your Zeebe cluster in an unsecure network environment. We were also happy to receive a contribution to improve zbctl – the command line tool to interact with Zeebe. This now allows the user to also start process instances by process key and specify a request timeout.
In Camunda Cloud SaaS, you can now pick a template to get started with process automation. On the Camunda Cloud SaaS homepage, you begin in the Start with templates section, which currently lets you choose between the Orchestrate Human Tasks and Orchestrate Microservices templates.

After you select a template to start with, you can follow a template guide, which introduces you to the main BPMN concepts used in the template and how they help you to automate your business processes.

Additionally, an improved properties panel for BPMN diagrams is available in the Console modeler, which was introduced in the Desktop modeler 4.10 release.

The new properties panel includes various changes, to provide you with an improved experience when editing BPMN diagrams:

  • A more informative header – Allowing you to immediately recognize the BPMN symbol type and name you are currently editing.
  • Sections to replace the old tabs – To ensure you can access all information you need (no hidden information) at the scale you need (open multiple sections at once).
  • Clearer section grouping – Each section is specific to one particular concern and can easily be found by its explicit and simple section title.
  • Quick editing experience – Puts focus on newly created elements (e.g., added input parameters) immediately after their creation.
  • Intuitive data overview through data markers – Indicates whether a configuration was made in a section, and in case of lists, how many elements were configured. This is all done without needing to open the respective section.

How to Get It

You can access Zeebe, Operate and Tasklist 1.3.0-alpha1 directly in Camunda Cloud by selecting the alpha channel when creating a new cluster. Visit Camunda Cloud docs for more information. 

The releases for Zeebe Engine, Operate and Tasklist have also been published on GitHub for your access. As this is an alpha release, we don’t offer updates from other versions or to later versions of the software.

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