Recently we released a new version of Cloud Portam. As you may already know that we released support for managing Azure DNS in Cloud Portam a few weeks ago. We have received tons of feedback on this feature and in this release we have tried to incorporate some of the feedback we received. Rest of this post talks about the enhancements we have done.

Summary of Enhancements

  • Full page for records management
  • Manage locks on DNS Zone Record Sets
  • Pagination support
  • Multiple record set delete support

Full Page for Records Management

In the initial release, record sets in a DNS Zone were displayed in a popup and from there you would go about managing these record sets. One of the feedback we received was to have the display the record sets in a separate page instead of a popup. In this release we have done just that. Now we are making full use of the browser real estate for managing records in a DNS Zone.

Manage Locks on DNS Zone Record Sets

One feature that was missing in the previous version was the ability to manage locks on a DNS Zone Record Set. A “Lock” essentially prevents a record set to be modified or deleted. I am pleased to announce that using Cloud Portam you can now manage locks on a record set. You can view existing locks on a record set, delete existing locks as well as create new locks.

Please note that managing locks on a record set is backed by Role-based access control thus you won’t be able to perform lock related operations if you don’t have permissions to do so.

Pagination Support

This was more of a bug fix than anything else. By default a DNS Zone can have a maximum of 1000 record sets. When listing record sets in a DNS Zone a maximum 100 record sets are returned by the API. If there are more than 100 record sets, a continuation token is returned using which one can fetch next batch of record sets. In the previous versions we did not consider this scenario and you could only view top 100 record sets in Cloud Portam (and hence the bug). In this release we have fixed that.

When listing record sets, we take care of this situation and if there are more record sets available we give you an option to fetch the next batch of record sets.

Multiple Record Set Deletes

Till the previous version, you could only delete one DNS Zone record set at a time. I’m pleased to announce that in the latest version we are enabling you to delete multiple record sets in one go. You could select one or more record sets and delete them together. Please note that behind the scenes Cloud Portam is sending individual requests to delete each record set.

Acknowledgements

Credit for this release goes out to our users Jonathan, Oren and Carl. Thank you all of you! We really appreciate the time you took to give us feedback on the functionality we had in our software and how we can improve it.

What’s Next

There are a number of things in our immediate product pipeline. We will continue enhancing our Subscription management features by adding support for managing additional services. So stay tuned for all these changes.

Try It Out!

We humbly request you to try out these updates in Cloud Portam. This is available in both “Personal” and “Team” editions of Cloud Portam. Though extreme care has been taken regarding testing the current functionality, it is quite possible that we may have overlooked something. If you find something missing or implemented incorrectly, please feel free to reach out to us and tell us. We will fix the issues ASAP.

Closing

As you can see we’re constantly investing in making the product more and more useful. Do try out Cloud Portam and these features and let us know what you think. If you think, we can improve it in any way, please feel free to share your thoughts. The link to our website is http://www.cloudportam.com.