Jan 10 Web Release: New integrations with Azure Active Directory and Okta, direct download of murals

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edited January 2022 in Product Releases

New Features

🆔  Introducing advanced identity management for Enterprise plans

MURAL’s advanced identity management solution enables automated member provisioning and deprovisioning, provides secure access to MURAL, and enhances key elements of the MURAL identity management lifecycle to unlock secure collaboration at scale. Learn more.

💫 New Okta and Azure Active Directory integrations for easier member management

More easily provision and deprovision members and control their access to MURAL with new Okta and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) integrations to support SCIM and SSO. Part of MURAL's advanced identity management solution.

  • The Okta connector is now available for Enterprise plans. 
  • The Azure AD connector is now available for Enterprise plans for SSO only with SCIM provisioning coming soon. 
  • Each connector is also available for Business plans for administering SSO only.

📊 Deeper insights into company activities on MURAL with the Reporting API

The new Reporting API for Enterprise plans help support account management, compliance initiatives, and other functions. Learn more in the MURAL Enterprise Developers Hub.

⬇️ Download murals directly in your browser

Now when you export a mural, or an area from a mural, it will download directly in the same browser window as a PDF or PNG, instead of being sent as a download link via email. Direct download is a faster, more reliable way to export murals. Learn more.

💥 Live, interactive workshops hosted by MURAL Playmakers [BETA]

Learn collaborative methods and new ways of working through interactive workshops covering a wide range of topics — including visual thinking, design thinking, innovation, virtual facilitation, and more! These are hands-on, limited access learning experiences that won’t be recorded and can only be experienced LIVE, so be sure to check out the schedule and reserve your spot before they fill up at playmakers.mural.co!


💬 Easily share a template in the MURAL App for Teams

Search through MURAL’s 300+ free templates and share in a direct message or channel message from inside of Teams. The recipients can instantly create a mural from the template.

⚡️ New actions for MURAL’s Zapier integrations

We’ve added a new enhancement to MURAL’s Zapier integrations. Now, in addition to creating sticky notes, you can now have other application trigger the creation of a new mural to automate workflows, streamline processes, and keep your team aligned.

🖼  Enhancements to improve the usability of freeform areas 

We’ve fixed several bugs and issues related to freeform areas for a better user experience. When resizing areas to make them larger or smaller on a canvas, they now correctly absorb and expel objects like connectors, sticky notes, and more. 

👥 A redesigned share modal

We’ve streamlined the design of the share modal to speed up sharing and improve teamwork. The functionality and permissions are the same, but the look and organization of the modal is a bit less cluttered for a better user experience. 

💌 Updates to comments notification settings

To keep you informed and looped into important conversations without an influx of alerts, we’ve turned off comment notifications by default for when anyone comments in a mural that you’ve joined. If you would like to turn this back on, you can easily update this in your account settings under notifications.

New Templates

⭐️ Make your annual planning a success

Define and align on measurable goals, and increase cross-team transparency and ownership with this Annual Planning template.

🖇 Reflect and connect on project expectations

This Hopes and Fears template offers a transparent and inclusive way to uncover and manage project expectations. 

🥰 Assess team energy levels

Use this Emotions Map template to set energy parameters and check-in with your team to gauge the mood of the ‘room’ and foster trusting connections.  

🤩 Boost excitement with an icebreaker

Add an icebreaker from this Icebreakers for Hybrid Teams template in your next hybrid session to encourage collaboration and increase participation. 

🎉 Celebrate your team accomplishments

Review your past projects to set your future projects up for success with this Team History Map template.

🌤 Collect constructive feedback

Reflect on what worked well and what you can improve upon going forward with these two new ‘I like, I wish, I wonder’ retrospective templates: Cozy Edition template and 5 senses template. 

✨ Lead with confidence in the new year

Know where to focus your time and energy this new year with this Personal and Professional Retrospective template

🗓 Align your team’s holiday schedule

Use this Vacation Schedule 2022 template to provide cross-team visibility and ensure you cover any gaps while your teammates are out of office.