Custom SMTP (Beta)
2022 also became the year where we took our SMTP offering to beta. That means it is now possible for all of the Introdus clients to bring their own SMTP configuration!
As we’ve learned over the years, many of our clients use VPN’s, strict firewalls or other approaches to modern online security. In order to ‘tap into’ the existing resources instead of requiring more things to be managed (for example by having to whitelist a range of domains), it is now entirely possible to send Introdus system emails, via your own SMTP server.
The feature is still in beta and we’re still testing the stability of this configuration, so if you would like to help test this, please get in touch at email@example.com.
SSO – Login with Microsoft Azure
After many struggles, we also finally managed to nail our integration with Microsoft Azure. That means it is possible to login into our platform with SSO, but it doesn’t stop there!
On top of logging in with SSO, it is also possible to add our application in the Azure App Gallery, in order to enable the SCIM protocol to sync users into Introdus.
This is a feature we’re incredibly excited about, because it means less time spent managing users account, and more time spent actually managing their learning and structuring Pre & Onboarding for new hires.
Rebuilt the Foundation (our backend)
Towards the end of the year we dedicated a sisable portion of our time to update and improve our backend. Talking about backends are typically the type of updates that doesn’t spark a lot of enthusiasm, but a helpful analogy is to think of it like the foundation of a house.
Sure, we can build a new and fancy house on top of a poor foundation, but that would still be limited to having many of the same problems the old house did.
So we spent the necessary time to tear down and rebuild the old foundation, which is incredibly exciting because it means less overhead moving forward when developing new things, and less bugs shipped to production!
We’re incredibly excited about this one – particularly in the development team – because it allows us, once again, to move with speed. Speed can be a tricky metric as a developer, because going fast often means producing bugs. But we have set up our codebase in a way so that – fingers crossed 🤞 – speed does not mean producing more bugs!
Where Are We Going in 2023?
That covers our review of 2022! So what can you expect in 2023? Keep an eye out the automated notifications coming out from the system, as well as the task manager as we expect to bring changes particularly to these areas of our product, while still improving everything else.