Small security update

Technical: Just a small security update this morning to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 and set 1.2 as our minimum.

This affects around 0.1% of our traffic so we're not expecting anyone to notice as 1.2 is widely in use now.

Anyone experiencing connection issues as of 09:30 this morning will need to update their software stack to make sure TLS 1.2 is supported.

Backend updates

We fixed an issue where if you had a non deducting booking the deduction would say "none days" - so now it just says "none".

Some logging improvements and updates to our billing system too.

Birthday reminder and reset password fixes

We noticed the user who signed up wasn't automatically enrolled for birthday reminders, so we fixed that.

We fixed some issues where password resets or login links wouldn't work.

As well as that, unsubscribing from marketing emails will now remove you from the Blog mailing list too if you're subscribed to that.

Another day, another update.

It's all about the backend today:

  • Upgrade to the latest backend platform, which gives us all the latest security and performance improvements
  • Some more robustifications on the backend
  • Logging improvements in… you guessed it, the backend

πŸ”™ πŸ”š πŸŽ‰

A very boring update.

All improvements are important. It's just that some are harder to get excited by :)

So here we have:

  • Further improvements to Invoice emails
  • Fixed issue adding multiple work schedules in IE11


New: Opt in to API notifications

Good news for API users, you can opt in to receive email updates for both the API and Webhooks.

Turn the notifications on in SETTINGS > API Webhooks.

What things will I be notified of?

  • Advanced notice of API changes. Giving you time to adapt your integration and work with the changes.
  • Technical upgrades or changes. Think SSL changes, browser support.
  • If we automatically disable Webhooks due to continual failures.

We recommend at least two technical users have this enabled, just so we can keep you up to date with what's going on - the emails will be very infrequent and you can turn it off at any time.

New Email Designs!

We've updated our Email designs, so for any emails about holiday bookings you'll now see our much nicer, responsive emails. They're clearer, easier to read and work with dark mode in your email clients

Deductions on the book form

When booking time off we now show you the deduction that'll be used from your allowance.

It's updated in real time as you change dates and takes into account your work schedule and any non working days.

Vat invoices attached to emails

You'll be pleased to hear your monthly VAT invoices are now attached to the email we send out. So you don't have to follow links to download or any other such shenanigans.


More flexibility in your Work Schedules πŸ“…

Probably our most requested feature, we're pleased to announce you can now have multiple work schedules set against an employee, with date ranges for each schedule.

So if one of your team goes part time, or works alternating weeks, you can now reflect that accurately in Timetastic.

There's a walkthrough video from Gary here: