4.1.0 - Keepit Minor Release Notes

4.1.0 - Keepit Minor Release will be released November 10 to the UK environment, November 11 to the AP and US environments, and November 12 to the EU environment.  

This release includes several improvements, including to Teams channels restore, backup speed, performance, and our internal monitoring system, as well as various bug fixes.


Global admin requirement changes

Microsoft 365 Global admin service account now required only for deployment, not for ongoing backup.

Decreased permission footprint in Microsoft 365

Now we need fewer permissions from Microsoft 365 to backup and restore data.

Private channels in Teams now backed up by default

We now automatically add the Global admin service account to private channels allowing us to access the data and back up the channel. Accordingly, it is no longer necessary for the channel owner to manually make the Global admin a member of the channel.

Also as part of this update, now when a private channel is restored, the Global Admin becomes an owner.

Improved Teams channels restore 

We are now using a new API version - API v1.0 - for Team channels restore, which will ensure even better channels restore across all customer accounts.

Auto-scaling improvements

We have introduced auto-scaling improvement to improve performance. This will lead to better initial backup and synchronization speed, regular backups, and faster onboarding.

Monitoring system optimization 

We can now better handle warning messages to optimize the discovery and resolution of platform problems. 

Bug Fixes

  • SharePoint item attachments with apostrophes are now backed up
  • Fixed issue that sometimes prevented master admin from being able to grant access to connectors in case no users were returned in access list
  • User name now included in file path instead of user ID to make it easier to locate item in the backup 
  • Columns are now restored when restoring Wiki lists
  • Task attachments can now be restored. Some task fields (like due date, reminder and repeat) are not supported.
  • Custom site logo are now restored when restoring team site
  • Mail attachments are now restored when restoring group conversation
  • Completed planner task can now be restored

Partner Panel

  • It is now possible to create a new Keepit account via the Partner Panel without setting a password 
  • It is now possible to change the password for an account 
  • Now the customer's data information instead of the partner account's information appears in Account information