What's New for February '22
Safe Harbor Statement: Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other documents or public statements are not currently GENERALLY available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Cornerstone OnDemand applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.
The following new features and enhancements are available for the February '22 release:
Content Anytime Features
|Content Anytime - Q1 Updates||
Refreshes to Content Anytime and a la carte subscriptions occur every month! New titles are added to libraries monthly and removals occur quarterly. Content Anytime subscribers automatically receive their subscription refreshes.
Target dates for Q1 refreshes are listed below. Please refer to the 2022 Content Refresh Calendar for the timing of refreshes for all of 2022.
|Feature Name||Automatically Enabled?||Description|
|Bulk API - Support Learning Loads||Yes, when using Bulk API||With this enhancement, the Bulk API now supports learning data loads.|
|Custom Reports – Limit How Long Snapshots Are Stored||Yes||With this release, to save storage space and ensure steady performance, Custom Report snapshots are stored for a maximum of one year.|
|Deprecation of Custom Reports to Begin in August 2022||The deprecation of Custom Reports is targeted to start with phase 1 occurring in the August ’22 Release. This target date gives customers time to prepare and to complete their migration to Reporting 2.0. In the meantime, Cornerstone will also continue to further enhance Reporting 2.0.|
|Deprecation of Reporting 2.0 Word and XML Export Formats with the May '22 Release||Word and XML report export formats are being deprecated with the May ’22 Release as part of the larger initiative to deprecate the use of SSRS. As of the October ’21 Release, defects for these report formats that are not P1 are not being fixed. Customers exporting or downloading their Reporting 2.0 reports in Word or XML formats are encouraged to switch to any of the other available formats in advance of the May ‘22 deprecation.|
|Deprecation of Learning Loads for Data Load Wizard (DLW) with the May '22 Release||
Important: The deprecation of Learning Loads for Data Load Wizard has been delayed until the May '22 Release. Please review the Edge Import Learning Loads migration guide and continue to plan your organization's migration.
Ability to perform learning data loads using Data Load Wizard will be deprecated with an end-of-life in the May ‘22 Release. Defects will no longer be fixed, and Data Load Wizard Learning Loads will no longer be visible or accessible in customer portals. Data Load Wizard is a legacy data load tool which was built on older technology, is accessed using an older user interface (UI), and experiences slow performance and limited load type support.
|Deprecation of Users and Organizational Unit (OU) Loads and Feeds for Data Load Wizard (DLW) with the May '22 Release||Ability to perform Users and OU data loads and feeds using Data Load Wizard (DLW) will be deprecated with an end-of-life in the May ‘22 Release. End-of-support will occur in the February '22 Release and support for defects related to Data Load Wizard Users and OU loads and feeds will stop at this time.|
|Edge Import - Capabilities Load Enhancement (Library Load)||Yes, when using Edge Import||With this release, administrators can now link custom skills to skills in the Cornerstone Skills Graph. When importing capabilities using the Library load, Edge Import automatically links imported custom skills to equivalent Skills Graph skills based on title and synonym matching. This enhancement is related to Link Custom Skills to the Cornerstone Skills Graph, which is also new with the February ’22 Release.|
|Edge Import - Employee & OU Loads Enhancements||Yes, when using Edge Import||With this enhancement, additional functionality is now available when importing Employee and Organizational Unit (OU) data using Edge Import.|
|Edge Import - Learning Load Enhancement (External Training Load)||Yes, when using Edge Import||With this enhancement, the External Training load in Edge Import is enhanced to support common external training update use cases.|
|Edge Import - Learning Load Enhancement (Online Course Transcript Load)||Yes, when using Edge Import||
With this enhancement, transcript statuses for online courses can be updated in the following ways:
|Edge Import - Learning Load Enhancement (Transcript Loads)||Yes, when using Edge Import||With this enhancement, it is now possible to load training in a completed status in which the completion date is not greater than or equal to the request or registration date.|
|Edge Import - Localize in all Left to Right Languages||Yes, when using Edge Import||With this enhancement, the Edge Import framework is fully localized to support all languages that read from left to right.|
|Edge Import - New Learning Load Type (LO Availability) + Changes to Availability Criteria for Training Loads||Yes, when using Edge Import||With this enhancement, a new LO (Learning Object) Availability Load Type is now available.|
|Edge Import - New Learning Load Types (Online Content)||Yes, when using Edge Import||With this enhancement, new learning load types are available for Online Content within Edge Import.|
|Edge Import - New Organizational Unit Load Type (Group)||This enhancement is not being released with the February '22 Release. Instead, it will be part of a future package including Group data loads and Group Membership data loads.|
|Edge Import - New Performance Load Type (Goals)||Yes, when using Edge Import||With this enhancement, a new Edge Import load type is available, which allows customers to create user goals with no tasks or targets.|
|Edge Import - Restrict Download Report||Yes, when using Edge Import||With this enhancement, a new optional feature is available to limit users to download import result reports for loads only performed by them.|
|Enhancement to Employee API v2 Constraints||Yes, when using Employee API v2||This enhancement provides an additional configuration option for the existing Employee API - View - Constrained permission. Customers can now include user-specific restrictions as part of the constraint definition. This is in addition to the organizational unit-based criteria that was previously delivered with the October ‘21 release.|
|February '22 Language Pack Updates||Yes||New updates to Cornerstone Language Packs and additional languages are available with the February ‘22 Release. Please visit the February ‘22 Language Pack Updates posting to review the full list of changes and their targeted availability in stage and production environments.|
|Guided Onboarding for Capabilities||Yes||
The following enhancements have been made to the Capabilities experience:
|HTML Sanitizer Library Updates||Yes||In our continued efforts to make the Cornerstone application more secure, we are upgrading our HTML Sanitizer Library. This upgrade will have improved detection and sanitization of malicious code entered via HTML editors. We do not expect disruption to customers, but this might result in some subtle transformations in the underlying HTML/CSS that are functionally equivalent, yet not exactly what the user entered.|
|Link Custom Skills to the Cornerstone Skills Graph||Yes||With this enhancement, when creating or editing a capability, administrators now have the option to link their custom skill to an equivalent Skills Graph skill, ensuring this skill will appear in suggestions and will feed learning recommendations.|
|New Standard Report - Groups Criteria Report||Yes||With this enhancement, a new Groups Criteria Report is available in all portals as a standard report so that customers can quickly retrieve the criteria defined for one or more groups in their portal whenever the need arises.|
|New Standard Report - Security Role - Audit Report||Yes||With this enhancement, a new Security Role - Audit Report is available in all portals as a standard report so that customers can quickly retrieve information related to which users have been assigned to which security roles and the security role modification history.|
|New Standard Report - Security Role - User Permission Report||Yes||With this enhancement, a new Security Role - User Permission Report is available in all portals as a standard report so that customer can quickly retrieve the roles assigned to a user and the permissions and constraints associated with those roles.|
|Reporting 2.0 – 12hr vs 24hr FTP File Naming Configuration Option||Yes||
With this release, users with Reporting - Manage and FTP Delivery permissions will see a new toggle on the Report Builder Automation Settings fly-out as follows:
File Name Time Stamp 24hr.
Enabling this toggle changes the timestamp to a Reporting FTP file name convention.
|Reporting 2.0 - Additional Fields||Yes||
The following additions and updates have been made to Reporting 2.0 fields with this release:
|Reporting 2.0 – Custom Report Migration Tool Enhancements||Yes||
This enhancement will be available in a post-release patch.
|Reporting 2.0 – Environment Name Included in Subject Line of Report Delivery Email (Excluding Production)||Yes||With this release, for the Stage or Pilot environments only, users will now see the environment name in the Subject line of the Report Delivery emails.|
|Reporting 2.0 - New Report Scheduling Permission||Yes||
With this release, a new permission, Reporting -Schedule Report Automation, lets users without FTP or email deliver access, schedule reports in report builder.
|Reporting 2.0 – New Report Type: Standard Form Task||Yes||With this release, the new Standard Form Task report lets users report on Cornerstone HR forms, regardless of form task status.|
|Reporting 2.0 - Report Downloading Enhancements||Yes||
In this release, all options, icons, and actions related to downloading reports are identical when on the Reporting 2.0 Homepage Viewer related pages.
|Reporting 2.0 – Report Header Enhancements||Yes||
With this release, in the Report Properties in the Report Builder or the Report Output Properties in the Report Viewer, if the Hide Report Header toggle is set to "Off" for a report, users can view the following details from the downloaded report:
|Reporting 2.0 – "Shared With Me" is Default Folder for Users With Only View Permissions||Yes||
In this release, users with view permissions are directed to the "Shared with me folder" on the Reporting 2.0 Homepage. If no reports are available, users will see an error message guiding them to other report folders.
|Updated Message for Empty State Landing Pages||Yes||In this release, users with view and manage permissions who select Reporting 2.0 but did not create any reports, are directed to the My Reports folder, and will see an error message suggesting how to proceed.|
|Reporting 2.0 - Viewer Enhancements||Yes||With this release, preferences defined by the user are automatically saved and will be re-applied the next time the user visits the Reporting 2.0 Viewer page or extracts the report.|
|RTDW Updates to Reporting API, RDW, and Data Exporter||Yes||Impacting only customers using Reporting API, Replicated Data Warehouse (RDW), Data Exporter API, and Data Exporter, the Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) categories may be impacted, deprecated, or break applications, scripts, or functionalities that are based on earlier versions of RTDW objects.|
|Security Health Check||Yes||A new Security Health Check page is now available, allowing customers to view and manage their portal’s security settings.|
|Skill Feedback - Request Feedback About a Specific Person||Yes||With this enhancement, a new feedback template is now available that allows the ability to request others to provide feedback on specific people.|
|Skills Profile Enhancements||Yes||
The Skills Profile is enhanced with the following features:
|Total Endorsements||Yes||With this enhancement, it is possible to view a total endorsement count and view a detailed list of endorsements when viewing your own or another user’s Skill Details.|
Cornerstone HR Features
Cornerstone Xplor Features
|Feature Name||Automatically Enabled?||Description|
|Performance Review Email Digest Enhancements||Yes||
With this release, Email Digest emails no longer include past-due notifications for optional or locked performance review steps after the step due date.
Additionally, the Performance Review > Review Steps page now includes a Exclude from Digest Email checkbox that allows administrators to exclude individual performance review tasks.
|Reporting Fields – Goals||Yes||
With this enhancement, the following Goals reporting fields are now available in Reporting 2.0:
|Reporting Fields – Observation Checklists||Yes||
With this enhancement, the following Observation Checklist reporting fields are now available in Reporting 2.0: