This release has been focused around improvements to the Connect Windows installation in support of upcoming projects leveraging ACR Connect like DIR Link and the CANDID-4-AI projects. A few of these improvements include:
Supporting self-sign certificates during installation
Implementation of a 'doctor' check to verify the environment and all its pre-requisites prior to proceeding with the Connect installation
We've also begun the work needed to remove the GitHub access dependency that has caused challenges when approaching Sites to install ACR Connect. While this release does not remove this dependency entirely, it does migrate all of the ACR Connect installation packages to be managed via our hosted C3 service versus relying on GitHub.
Additionally, we have improvements and updates for the following:
Production Defects found during installations
Security Vulnerability Management remediation
Performance and stability improvements
Site Upgrade Note
Please be aware that Connect Sites will need to run the 'acrconnect-installer update' command in the CLI Installer to receive all 4.2 upgrades. This happens twice - the first time to receive most 4.2 upgrades and the second time to receive the updated Update-Agent and Connect-Compose files.
This should be communicated in advance of our Production deployment date to Connect Sites.