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UiPath Platform Release Webinar: Powering the Entire Automation Lifecycle


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What is new in this release?

A: The 2019 LTS release includes dozens of updates to the platform, adding AI-driven functionality and new products to help you optimize, implement, and measure automation scenarios. You can find the details on the new release here.


Q: What does LTS mean?

A: Long Term Support. Learn more about our support model here.


Q: What deployment models are supported for the release?

A: The LTS 2019 Release is available in the UiPath Enterprise Cloud RPA Platform and on-premises. The on-premises version can also be deployed in public clouds as IaaS or PaaS.


Q: What is the ideal setup to have an RPA CoE for attended robots?

A: You can find our recommendations on RPA CoEs here.


Q: When will StudioX be released?

A: StudioX is currently in public preview as part of the 19.10 and newer Community Edition releases. It is expected to be generally available as part of an Enterprise release in H1 2020.


Q: Can the processes created using StudioX be moved/migrated to Studio and vice versa?

A: Yes, StudioX files can be opened and extended in Studio.


Q: Will you still be able run the process in the background if you're using Excel in StudioX or does the application have to be visible?

A: Yes, Excel can run in the background.


Q: What are the key differences between Studio and StudioX?

A: StudioX is a simplified experience for non-developers building attended automations. It does not include support for common developer scenarios including team development, variables, debugging, exception handling etc.


Q: Is there documentation on the LTS release?

A: Yes, docs are available here. Look at the 2019 version.


Q: For the cloud solution, do customer need to use their Azure tenants? Does UiPath provide a Pass solution?

A: The Cloud Platform is a complete SaaS solution and you do not need to do anything other than sign up. We also support both IaaS and PaaS deployments of our Platform in public cloud services including Azure if you prefer.


Q: How will ProcessGold be incorporated in UiPath?

A: You can learn more about the ProcessGold acquisition and plans here.


Q: Where can I get more information on AI Fabric?

A: You can learn more about AI Fabric here.


Q: We’re planning to use RPA from UiPath. How can we evaluate the Platform?

A: A 60-day free trial is available directly here and you can contact us at any time for assistance.


Q: Where can I learn more?

A: There are details on the new release here.

 

Q: I’m keen to know more about the Document Processing Framework, especially around PDF files.

A: Sure! Find what you need in our online documentation for UiPath.PDF.Activities and UiPath.DocumentProcessing.


Q: Is Computer Vision able to track handwritten text present in a document? Or does this still require Abby Flexicapture?

A: UiPath Computer Vision focuses on reading UI (User Interface) elements on the screen with AI techniques. We have several Cognitive services integrated with the UiPath Platform, including Microsoft Azure Computer Vision and Google Cloud Vision, which can recognize handwritten text.


Q: Is Computer Vision recording related to the recent package which has the privacy statement that screenshots may be sent to UiPath?

A: Yes. There are, however, two deployment modes for this feature. If you access it through our Cloud, the screenshots are sent to UiPath. But you can also deploy the model on-premises or in your own Cloud. In that case, nothing gets sent to UiPath.


Q: Does your AI Computer Vision require a license? Is Computer Vision available in the community version? The community edition currently sends images to the UiPath server. Will a robot do that after the release of the enterprise version?

A: Computer Vision is available in two ways today. First, there is a Cloud-based option available for free to our community and enterprise users. This is the default method configured in the activity. Second, the model is available for on-premises use by enterprise customers. In the case of the Cloud option, images are sent to the UiPath Cloud for processing, but UiPath does not retain any of the processed images. For the on-premises option, images are not sent to UiPath at all.


Q: With the Computer Vision activities, can you anchor to a variable string? I have a grid of text boxes with various row/column headers and would rather use a simple loop to go through the anchors to find the text box I need to enter data into.

A: Yes, you can do that.


Q: What is the maximum duration for Orchestrator Execution Snapshot recordings before an unattended robot encounters an error?

A: Two minutes.


Q: Is there any capability for the integration with ServiceNow API in which we must pass credentials?

A: We are actively exploring the integration with ServiceNow and will have more to share in the future.


Q: Regarding monitoring: is that information available via an API query? Is there any historical data available?

A: The information to query the data available in monitoring is not available via API. Monitoring data happens over 24 hours. For longer durations in monitoring, you can ingest the logs via elastic-search to compute utilization/uptimes.


Q: Can I create a Global Variable in my Main.xaml and access it via sub-workflows without using Arguments?

A: Global variables are usually considered a bad practice and are not supported.


Q: How is UiPath related to RPA and classic Artificial Intelligence areas (as i.e. neural networks, rules-based systems, expert systems, knowledge-based systems and so on)?

A: Here’s our own vision for AI.


Q: How can I get involved in the Fast Track 2019 program?

A: The 2019 Fast Track is released and available for download. If you wish to participate in future platform testing, you can join the insider program.