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InVision Cloud V7: Early access guide

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This article provides answers for InVision Cloud V7. Not sure which version you're using? Find out.

This document is only relevant for our Enterprise customers who were selected for this Early Access program. If you are an Enterprise customer who hasn't been transitioned to V7 yet or a self-service customer, then this document does not apply to you.

Welcome to the Early Access program for InVision Cloud V7. Using Cloud V7, you can collaborate on designs with your entire company—all from one place.

This guide will provide information on:

  • What’s new in Cloud V7 (and what you’ll still enjoy from Cloud V6)
  • Things to know before transitioning from Cloud V6 to Cloud V7
  • Getting started with Cloud V7
  • Additional Cloud V7 resources

What's new in InVision Cloud V7

  • User Roles: New user roles let you provide the right level of visibility to the right people. In Cloud V7, we’re introducing two new roles: members and guests.
    Enterprise contributor and reviewer roles have been retired in Cloud V7.
  • Document Permissions: New document permissions allow you to control who can access your documents. Within the share dialogue, you’ll notice a settings screen for each document. Here you determine who can open the document and which actions they can take.
  • Spaces: Spaces make it possible to organize all of your project-related documents (prototypes, boards, and freehands) into one space. Spaces are public to all team members by default, but the owner of a given space can set it to invite-only access.
  • Up to 8x faster: Cloud V7’s entirely new architecture ensures lightning-fast responsiveness and reliability at scale.

For a detailed overview of what’s new, watch a demo of Cloud V7.

This release represents an initial set of capabilities that we’ll be constantly adding to, so please let us know what works well, what doesn’t, and any ideas you may have on how to improve the overall experience.

You’ll still enjoy many of the core capabilities in the current version of InVision Cloud (V6), including:

  • Craft Sync for sending Sketch and Photoshop designs into InVision instantly
  • Prototypes for transforming static designs into clickable prototypes
  • Freehand for capturing feedback throughout the product design process
  • Boards for telling stories and sharing files
  • Inspect for turning prototypes into design specs
  • Public share links for making documents viewable to anyone that needs them

Things to know before moving to Cloud V7

Since Cloud V7 incorporates a number of important changes and is still under active development, early access comes with a few prerequisites:

  • Initial transition: As part of your Enterprise team’s transition to Cloud V7, we will move all of your members and company settings.
    InVision cannot transfer documents from other accounts to your Enterprise account once we have moved it to Cloud V7; therefore, it's important that your Cloud V6 admin consolidate all documents prior to migrating your Enterprise to Cloud V7.
  • Data created in Cloud V7 is not backward compatible: After the transition, all of your Cloud V6 projects will be accessible on the new Cloud V7 platform. If necessary, we are able to move your team back to Cloud V6, but please note that any new work created in Cloud V7 cannot be moved back to Cloud V6.
  • Access to projects: All of the prototypes, boards, and freehands your team created will be brought over to Cloud V7 and placed in the Migrated Documents space. This space is invite-only, but by default, anyone who had access to view all documents in Cloud V6 will have access to the Migrated Documents space in Cloud V7.
  • Updated Studio and Craft: For the best experience, please update Studio and Craft to their latest respective versions prior to the transition.
  • Planned downtime: The transition will require planned downtime which should be under 2 hours and will be run during off-business hours in your local timezone (approximately 10pm–7am EDT).
  • Feature availability: Some Cloud V6 features are not currently supported in Cloud V7 due to low usage:
    • Advanced SSO*
      Advanced SSO will include OAuth, the option to sign in via email address, and the ability to disable Just-in-Time provisioning.
    • Multi-factor authentication*
    • Public share commenting*
    • Export prototype to PDF*
    • Offline prototype (ZIP)
    • Live Embed
    • Notes and Tour Points within comments
    • Workflow*
    • Prototype History mode
    • Prototype Assets tab**
    • Duplicate documents
    • Favorite documents
    • Activity (global and project-level)
    • Custom branding for Enterprise teams
    • Enterprise dashboard

*Planned in an upcoming release
**Achieve similar functionality by using Craft to export assets from Sketch so that they appear in the Inspect Assets tab

We’re constantly evaluating how to improve our Cloud V7 experience, so if you have any feedback, send the Cloud V7 Product team a note at [email protected].

Getting started with Cloud V7

This section provides information about how to setup and use Cloud V7. For a walkthrough of how to configure and create your first projects in Cloud V7, check out the Cloud V7 Getting Started Guide.

Sign-in instructions

Once you receive an email confirmation that the transition to Cloud V7 is complete, you and your team members can access your new Cloud V7 team account.

To sign in:

  1. Navigate directly to your_subdomain.invisionapp.com.
    Be sure to go to this new URL. If you navigate to login.invisionapp.com, you will not be able to access Cloud V7.
  2. Sign into your Enterprise account with your same account credentials.

To access your personal account associated with your work email address, you can sign in via login.invisionapp.com with your same account credentials.

Craft and mobile sign in

Once you are moved to Cloud V7, please ensure your team signs in to Craft Manager, Craft tools, and the InVision mobile app(s) with your team’s enterprise subdomain.

Team settings

In Cloud V7, you’ll find that the Let members invite people from within documents and spaces setting is on by default. If you are an Enterprise owner and would like to change this setting:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Team.
  2. Click the Settings tab, and then click Team sharing settings.
  3. Uncheck the toggle and click Update.

Document visibility

If you upgraded from Cloud V6 to Cloud V7, you may notice a space called Migrated Documents. This space is invite-only, but by default, anyone who had access to view all documents in Cloud V6 will have access to the Migrated Documents space in Cloud V7. To learn more, check out this article: InVision Cloud V7: What is the Migrated Documents space?

Consider creating spaces to ensure stakeholders maintain access to project-specific and/or team documents moving forward. For more information, check out the following articles on the Spaces feature:

Changes to existing share links

Public share links that were sent out on Cloud V6 will continue to work, with some exceptions:

  • Prototypes with multiple password-protected share links will not work in Cloud V7. Only prototypes that are not password protected or have only one password-protected share link will continue to work.
  • Cloud V6 links where you have chosen a specific screen for the prototype to start on will not work in Cloud V7. You will need to create a new share link in Cloud V7.

If you’d like viewers to maintain free access to viewing a doc, we recommend sharing a new Cloud V7 public share link. See the section "Creating public links" in this Cloud V7 article: InVision Cloud V7: How do I share a document?

Additional Cloud V7 resources

We’re here for you every step of the way. Here are some resources to ensure success with Cloud V7:

Reporting issues

If you’d like to share any feedback or report any issues with Cloud V7, please email our product team directly at [email protected]. Our team will work directly with you to ensure you have a smooth experience going forward, and your feedback will help us shape the future of the new Cloud V7 platform.

Switching back from Cloud V7 to Cloud V6

Our goal is to always provide the best experience and to provide the highest level of support possible. If you are not happy with your experience on Cloud V7 and would like to switch back to Cloud V6, shoot us an email at [email protected] and our team will be there to assist you.

Keep in mind that any new data created by your team in Cloud V7 cannot be brought back to Cloud V6, so be sure to save any work you created in Cloud V7 separately. For example, if you created a prototype in V7, save the original source file (Studio, Sketch, Photoshop, etc.) and screens in a safe place so you can recreate those prototypes in Cloud V6.

Please allow 12 hours after receiving your request for the switch back to Cloud V6 to complete. Once the switch has begun processing, you’ll experience about 5 minutes of downtime.

 


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