A description of new features in Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams.
May 17, 2022
Allow manager to change Agent Status using the Agent Status page.
Add Queue Sign-in Status to Agent Timeline report.
Improve performance of Queue Timeline report. Order events by user, type, and queue
Adds a new person component to Queue Status >> Agents, the Agent Status report, and the Agent Summary report
Undo/Redo IVR edits
Add "Disabled" option to some audio prompt dropdowns Now showing Queue names and People names for certain objects instead of GUID's.
Setting for Marketing Message interval
New user interface languages: Danish, Norwegian & Icelandic.
Additional resiliency resources
Wallboards: Make scrollbar show when many queues
Queue Details report: Show correct agent when call is transferred to another Landis queue.
Fix an issue where the StartDateTime is the same for both queue calls when an agent transfers to another queue.
Fix Copy and Download buttons for Audio Prompts
Fix audio player not always playing correctly after uploading audio file.
IVR improvements: Improved handling of Delete block in certain scenarios to prevent orphaned blocks
Fix exception that could happen on these reports if date range included Daylight Savings Time changes
Queue Calls by Hour chart
Queue Summary report
Queue Calls by Day chart
Properly handle presence subscription errors to prevent subscription failures.
Improve UX when adding new user. Prevent page from "jumping"
Fixes some issues around recordings
correctly set participant handler type when an agent is added to an in-progress queue call by the first agent. Without this change the one agent leaves it may complete the call handler of the other agent as well.
fixes a scenario where an agents agent panel doesn't clear when they hang up.
/fixes an issue where Callee info is not correct on recordings
Fixes the issue where when an agent of a parallel queue answers he continues to get alerted for other calls,
Fixes the issue where the call would sometimes not timeout when it hit the queue timeout after being transferred to another Landis queue.
Various UI Fixes
Fixes an issue where the date range popup sometimes had the Apply button hidden
Fix checkbox color in OU Users popup
Fix small UI bug in Notifications popup
Fix top menu item colors
Fix menu overflow in Teams app on smaller screens
Remove unused buttons from the Agent Panel
Remove unused permissions
Data >> Data Connector
Data >> Data Connector >> Import Queues
Desktop >> Dashboard
Fixed serial routing issue: didn't always pick correct agent.
March 28, 2022
Ability to configure a Queue to press a key to leave a voicemail while waiting in Queue
Skills routing improvements
Skills + longest idle routing
Agent/Manager sign in/out of individual queues.
Live status pages and wallboard show valid agent information for skills queues.
Add ability to choose voice for audio prompts
Pick Call (useful for agent to cherry pick calls out of queue)
Previous "Pick Call" is now "Force Pick Call" which is only to be used for calls that aren't being routed properly in unusual situations. ("Force Pick Call" by passes normal system checks, so the call can be forcefully routed.)
Add Scenario ID variable available to IVR blocks
Agent Status page improvements
Add link from various summary reports to their detail reports (Add ability to drill down from summary reports to detail reports)
Add a tab on Queue Status to quickly navigate to reports on details about this queue
Fixes the "Reset User Permissions" functionality
Fixes Call Settings Policy page so it reloads after deleting a policy
Fixes Select All in OU Users Modal and missing icons
Fixes as issue where the IVR doesn't show changes to the Off Hours actions
Sets default widths for description and text columns
Removes PickCall, ForcePickCall, and CompleteCall from default Agent Data Access policy
Prevent saving filters when navigating from URL
Prevent deleting skills category or skill that is link to user/queue
Fixes issue when queue times out to a recorded user and wasn't recorded
Fixes issue when a recorded user is added to a connected queue, the second agent would not be recorded.
Fixes issue where uploaded audio prompts did not work with marketing messages
Fix misc. small exceptions
Small UI improvements
fix data grid resizing on Agents tab on Queue Status
fix colors in top bar and user profile menu
fix top menu overflow when in Teams app
February 11, 2022
Marketing messages: Rotating messages can be played to those in queues
IVR designer: Create & edit IVRs using only the user interface (no need to use JSON)
Live Calls & Queue Status: moved action buttons (like Barge, Pick, Complete) to header
Ability for an agent to pick a stuck call from queue to themselves in Live Calls & Queue Status
Requires giving agents permissions to call pick.
Note: This feature is designed to help managers address a very rare situation where calls aren't routing properly. Do not use this feature as a general Call Pick feature at this time.
IVR Visualizer simple block editor: Ability to select an IVR block to view & edit it
eliminating need to use JSON to edit IVR's
Ability to filter "Abandoned Calls" by uncompleted callback requests
Trial expiration notice banner and email reminders
Remove unused waffle navigation from Agent Panel
Architectural changes to improve Live Calls & Queue Status performance.
Agent Details report: Outbound calls will now show called number.
Fix issue with adding more than 1 agent when creating a queue.
Fix welcome and hold checkboxes on Queues grid.
Fix Transfer Type not being exported correctly from IVR details report.
Misc. improvement around avoiding stuck calls
July 9, 2021
Wallboards: Adds the ability to choose and order the columns.
IVR: Adds a new BusinessHours block.
This block needs to be linked to an existing Business Hours Set. A "next block" can be configured for "On Hours" and for each "Off Hours" type.
This block also requires a TimeZone to be specified.
IVR: Adds a timeout to the ListenToTone block.
By default, the block will wait 10 sec. for the user to enter the tone. If no tone entered, the block will repeat the prompt and wait again. This is repeated 3 times, then a "can't connect" message is played after which the call is ended.
There are several options to configure this behavior.
TimeoutNextId: The id of the next block you want the call to go to if no tone detected. If omitted, call is ended.
RepeatUri: prompt to play when no tone was detected and the wait period is repeated. If invalid or nothing provided, then default repeat prompt is played. If DoNotPlay is used, then no repeat prompt is played.
CannotConnectUri: prompt to play after no tone was detected and before next action taken or call is ended.
RepeatWaitTimeSeconds: number of seconds to wait before repeating the prompt.
NumberOfRepeats: number of times to repeat the block.
IVR: Enables editing an IVR block by selecting it in the Visualizer.
Wallboards: Adds an Abandoned Call count column.
Adds the ScenarioId column to detail reports
Adds the Avg. Sentiment column to the Agent Summary and Agent Detail reports.
Fixes issue where a downloaded recording cannot be played in Windows Media Player
Fixes the issue in the MultiTone IVR block where if the block was repeated, the user's input would be appended to the previous input. The input is now cleared when re-entering a MultiTone block.
Fixes the issue where ListenToTone keeps playing prompt after tone is pressed.
Fixes the abandoned calls call length in reports.
Improves Wallboard Longest Idle formatting
Fixes the issue where Share URL on report filters sometimes created an invalid URL
Fixes caller number and name filter on IVR Details report
Disables sorting on some columns in live calls and recordings reports
Fixes the issue where the call type was always "Direct". Now the call is correctly identified as either Queue or Direct.
Fixes the issue where the Avg. Sentiment was not updated on Live Calls.
Fixes the issue on Live Calls where the State showed Current when it should have been Ringing.
June 11, 2021
Fixes issue where a call that is transferred to another LCC queue by the Teams client is not routed correctly and appears stuck in the Live Calls page.
Fixes issue where a tone captured in an IVR can trigger the Queue Callback feature
Fixes issue where some call handlers are getting marked as missed
Fixes formatting of the Percent Met Service Level column of the wallboard
Correctly creates an agent timeline event when a new agent is created
June 4, 2021
Queue Status improvements
Monitor & manage queues from one place
Added the ability to select a queue and see details about the agents and calls for that queue
Those with access can manage agent sign-in status to the queue
Those with access can barge in to calls
Made the page real-time (no need to refresh)
New columns (Longest in queue, Percent met service level, and Signed in Agents)
Improved look & feel
Live Calls improvements
Fixed columns (Call Length, Sentiment, and Wait Time).
Removed the Ring Time column.
Prevented the Barge In button from appearing in certain scenarios
Wrap-up Entry Enhancements
Added a wrap-up timer that can be defined per queue.
If a wrap-up question set is defined, then the wrap-up time is required. Otherwise, it can be 0.
All existing queues with a wrap-up question set will have a 10 minute timer set
Wrap-up questions are saved as the user selects them.
Wrap-up Report Enhancements
Pie charts will now show all calls, even if no questions answered.
A details sections was added to the report.
Agent Status improvements
Added the ability to customize the existing statuses or add new ones.
Added the ability to assign a color to the status that appears in the timeline.
Adds the ability to see status and call changes across time per agent
Adds the ability to check why an agent may not be receiving calls.
Agent Panel: Queue sign-in states are real-time. If manager changes sign-in state, it will update live.
Abandoned Calls: IVR calls will only be marked abandoned if not transferred to another queue or user.
Fixes issue where agent status changes would take too long to propagate through the system.
Default agent status for new users changed to OFF.
Improve call routing logic
April 23, 2021
Features & Fixes
Ability for user with new permission "Clear Agent" to clear a call stuck in Agent Panel from Configuration | Users page.
Mitigate scenario where hold music can continue to play after agent answers.
Mitigate scenario where using mute can cause stuck call
Add additional logging
March 26, 2021
Action Required: This update requires additional permissions for Landis Contact Center and will require re-consent. This is in in preparation for presence based routing in a future release. Navigate to Landis Contact Center Administration | Settings | Grant permissions for Contact Center to interact with Microsoft Teams.
Longest Idle Routing method
Queue Detail Report
Agent Detail Report
IVR Detail Report
Improved user login expiration notification
Eliminate maintenance window for call recording bot upgrades
Agent reports now differentiate between missed and rejected alerts
Total Talk Time, Total Rejected Alerts, and Total Rejected Calls columns added to the Agent Summary report.
IVR Visualizer improvements
Adds ability to click on blocks or connectors and highlight the connections between them.
Add ability to search in dropdowns throughout portal
Edit Wallboards: improved selection of multiple queues
Added object name to the header of edit pages
Restyled the Wrap up Report
Reorganize fields on Edit Resource Account page.
Fixed End Call and Abandoned Call web hooks.
Abandoned Calls will not show calls that timed out.
Fixed sorting on summary reports.
Fixed issue where some settings were not replicating correctly to all systems.
Fixed issue where users that were added to a queue (and auto-added to the system) were not alerted.
Users should no longer receive the "You are not the owner of this call" message when trying to end the call.
Improve issue where hold music continues to play after agent answers the call.
Fixed issue where vertical scroll bar doesn't appear on some pages
Fixed issue where the recording status is incorrect if the agent panel is refreshed while on a call.
Fixed issue where barge in didn't work if call was transferred from an IVR to a Queue.
Fixed issue in IVR where a "PlayPrompt" block would end prematurely in certain scenarios.
Abandoned Calls now shows all calls for any user that has access to the OU, since "my calls" permission doesn't apply.
Exclude abandoned, timed out, and callback calls from average talk time calculation.
The My Call Details and All Call Details reports were removed.
March 6, 2021
Eliminate agent panel message "not the owner of this call" in most cases
January 27, 2021
December 14, 2020
October 22, 2020
Special Note About This Release
This update is in preparation for Landis Contact Center going GA. GA will follow a round of preview customer testing/feedback and our QA team signing off on this release. Barring any significant issues coming up, we expect the functionality in this release to move to GA in the next month. The features listed under Preview till after GA will not be included in the initial GA.
Please go ahead and test the features heading for GA rigorously. You can test in production, but be ready to switch back if need be. (until GA).
There will be scheduled maintenance windows, that we will eliminate going forward.
Preview (Release Candidate for Production/GA) Features
Utilizing the Microsoft Graph Communications API Version 1.0
Round Robin routing method
Parallel routing method
Note: All Queues set to Attendant routing will be changed to Parallel.
Queue service level
A setting in queues to define a time in seconds as a goal to have calls answered
In Queue Summary report, show percentage of calls answered by that time
IVR Summary report
Queue Summary report graph added and other improvements
Agent Summary report improvements
Queue Calls by Hour report graph and other improvements
Text to Speech now uses Neural Voice for higher quality audio prompts
Audible alert for Contact Center toast alerts
Announce Position in Queue interval setting per queue (Default is 60 seconds)
Preview (till after GA)
IVR Visualizer shows IVR as diagram view
Call Detail Reports (these reports will be replaced, so don't bother testing)
Queue Alert Type of “Teams"
(dependent on additional APIs coming from Microsoft Q4-2020 or later)
Attendant routing (temporarily removed till we can deliver better experience)
(dependent on additional APIs coming from Microsoft Q4-2020 or later)
August 6, 2020
Ability to turn off recording-transcription notifications (requires signed agreement. contact [email protected])
New language support for French, German & Spanish
New Teams themed audio player in Call Recording, Audio Prompts & Queues.
Application Help button
Additional CDR fields
Most edit pages now full page instead of modal
Various UI styling improvements
Improved Teams App navigation and UI styling
Text to speech IVR block
Ability to pass parameters between blocks
Capture multiple DTMF tones
Capture DTMF will prompts are playing
All parameters to be passed to Data Dip request
Allows transfer to Teams users and Teams user voicemail
Skills tab on Queue Edit now hidden when not relevant
Start recording "On Demand" via Agent Panel record button
Stop and Start recording via Agent Panel record button when policy is "Record (Can Stop)"
Microsoft Behavior: If a user that has policy call recording or sentiment enabled calls a Teams AA/CQ, Landis Contact Center IVR/Queue or other IVR, the Microsoft audio notification that "This meeting is being recorded and/or transcribed" will be played on top of the of the AA/IVR or Queue welcome message.
Reporting: better handling of lack of caller information from Microsoft Graph
Microsoft Behavior: The Microsoft audio notification that "This meeting is being recorded and/or transcribed" will be play at the beginning of each call that has recording or sentiment enabled. The notification will be repeated when recording is stopped and started again.