NDL Community Newsletter

Summer 2023
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TechFest 23: It's a wrap!

I don't think we're alone in saying this year's TechFest was truly one to remember! Showcasing innovation from every corner of the public sector, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our speakers and attendees for joining us at our Wetherby HQ. It's been a fantastic way for us to gauge your needs and challenges to ensure Evolve grows with you - as well as a great chance to share all of the outstanding projects you've been busy away with. 

With nine community speaker sessions, eight product masterclasses and four roadmap sessions, this year's TechFest channelled two separate technical and business-led streams - meaning there truly was something for everyone. Missed a session or couldn't make it this year? Catch up with our annual TechFest round-up.

Template Library

You might have noticed the App & eForm Showcase has Evolved (do you see what we did there?). You can now find elements for use across the whole platform, including Automate ACPs and Connect Connectors. Keep your eyes peeled for even more ready-built Evolve items coming soon!

Practitioner certifications

This year's TechFest also saw our first two graduates receive their NDL Practitioner certifications! Now open to the community, the Practitioner training programme is designed to take your team from foundation to expert level - register your interest today!

Coming soon: Usage Library

As mentioned, we'll be launching an accessible library of Evolve usages from across the community very soon. Locked away in the community portal, the Usage Library will grant exclusive access to replicable solutions and supporting information, helping you work smarter - not harder.

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Something to say?

After such a busy couple of days, we know some of you might not have had the chance to ask all of the questions you had - or thought of on the way home! Don't worry; we've got you covered. Whether you forgot to ask about that niggling product query during a Masterclass or didn't manage to grab a community speaker when a thought popped up later in the day - we encourage you to reach out to the team. Your curiosity matters to us, and your suggestions help us further shape Evolve to your specific requirements and challenges.

Missed a session, or couldn't join us this year? Whether it's a catch-up with your account manager or just a quick email to the NDL Helpdesk, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help and ensure you get the very most out of your digital transformation journey.

NDL Community Awards 2023

Congratulations to our winners!

On the first evening of TechFest, we also held our annual awards ceremony, celebrating the everyday successes of our outstanding public sector community. Another huge thank you to everyone who entered - it's truly fantastic to recognise the achievements of such an innovative group. Missed the ceremony? Grab a brew and catch up on 2023's winning projects now!

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The latest news from Evolve

Catch up on the latest product releases

The Evolve Digital Transformation Platform is specifically designed for our public sector user community. To get the very most from your NDL licence, ensure you're running the most up-to-date version of our software.

Need a hand with installation? Our Delivery experts are always on hand to support your organisation implement NDL software. Don't hesitate to get in touch!

Click each logo to find the latest product releases.

Flow 1.4

Available now, on request from the NDL Helpdesk

This release is a minor update, providing support for sending and receiving emails from Outlook within Microsoft365. 

  • Send and monitor emails directly from Microsoft365 Outlook mailboxes
  • Microsoft Graph Endpoint

Automate 7.1

Available to download now from the Community Portal

This release is a minor update, focusing on re-branding. 

  • Re-brand to Automate
  • Microsoft Graph Endpoint
  • Access the online help directly from Automate Workbench and Profile Editor
  • Roll-up of all SX 7 patches (7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4)

Connect 1.1

This is the release of the Connect feature within Digitise. This is now available within Hub 1.3+, Digitise Forms 1.7+, and Digitise Apps 10.8+. 

The Connect feature allows you to import and use RESTful APIs, with OpenAPI definitions, within eForms and Apps as if they were databases. 

Connect's standalone offering is currently underway, set for release in Q3.


Available now to download from the Community Portal

Digitise Forms 1.7.2

  • This is a minor release containing only bug fixes.

Digitise Apps 10.8

  • Provides support for iOS 16, Android 13, Windows 11 & Windows Server 2022.
  • Handles new file system permissions in Android 11+.
Ensure you're running the latest version of your NDL software

Did you know you can find the latest versions of our software right here in the community portal? Head to product downloads and get access to all of the latest features, bug fixes and security updates - alongside our online documentation - with just a click of a button.

Save time and get help with installation

Need some extra support getting your product upgrades up and running - or simply don't have the time? We can help! Our implementation services mean you can focus on the tasks that matter, while our experts ensure products are properly set up, no matter the environment. 

Keep applications and environments in check

Are your solutions running as well as they could be? Our application and environment health check services give you performance peace of mind. Whether it be reviewing code, UI, error logging or administrative settings, we'll make sure everything's running smoothly.

Got a new project you'd love to shout about? Share your hard work with the community and help accelerate digital transformation in organisations just like yours. Don't hesitate to reach out to your account manager for case study opportunities.

Let's keep this conversation going!

That's it for this year's Summer Newsletter! With plenty going on, there's still plenty to talk about - so don't hesitate to reach out with any thoughts, suggestions, questions or issues. We're also hoping to make a few new friends this summer - so if there's anyone else in your own or neighbouring organisations you think we should get to know, please do introduce us. Our licences are provided on a corporate basis, and we see siloed teams innovating while others are yet to begin their transformation journeys. Think another department could benefit from Digitise, Connect, Automate or Flow? We'd love to get in touch!