Archive of 2023 What’s new

Announcements from previous 2023 releases.


May 2023

The May 2023 release included:

Enhancements to Course Manager scripts

Course Manager now automatically provisions and manages the power state of the Script Host VM so you can use scripts more seamlessly. For more information, see Using script shortcuts, script actions, and lifecycle scripts.

Enhancements to Course Manager reporting

Course Manager reports now include information about Manual progress and Manual and lab action activity. For more information, see Course Manager Reporting.

April 2023

The April 2023 release included:

New Course Manager self-service lab consumption

You can now allow on-demand lab end users to end a lab session from the Configuration menu and last page of the Manual in the Content Pane. When a lab end user ends a lab session, the lab environment is deleted in Skytap and consumed in Course Manager. For more information, see Self-service consumption.

Enhancements to the Course Manager Activity and event Activity Summary pages

The lab end user’s Activity page and the event Activity Summary page now display information about success or failure regardless of whether the end user is notified of the result. This information displays when the following are in use:

  • CMHelper version 1.1.11 or newer for interactive command Manual shortcuts and lab actions.
  • CMSysHelper version 1.0.3 or newer for system command Manual shortcuts and lab actions.
  • Script Host v10 or newer for script Manual shortcuts and lab actions.
  • Virtual Browser v9 or newer for Virtual Browser Manual shortcuts and lab actions.

For more information, see Viewing Learning Console activity and Viewing the event activity summary.

February 2023

The February 2023 release included:

Self-service reserved capacity in Skytap on Azure

Skytap has enabled self-service purchasing of reserved capacity usage for Skytap on Azure, which lets you run your always-on workloads at a reduced rate.

For example, if you have an AIX VM that runs constantly and consumes 128 GB with 500 GB of storage, you would purchase 128 GB RAM of Power compute and 500 GB of Storage reserved capacity to run this VM at the reduced rate.

Capacity reservation request page

For more details, see Reserved capacity for Skytap on Azure

January 2023

The January 2023 release included:

Updated Schedules page

Skytap has updated the user interface for Schedules to make creating, viewing, and editing schedules easier.

New schedule

For 2023 Skytap release notes, visit Archive of 2023 What’s new. For older release notes dating back to 2011, contact