So now we have given our new moustache the once over lets get back to the serious business of reviewing file details in the web client.
One of the great user experience improvements afforded by the new interface is the ability to select a document and easily present all the available system and user properties, much the same as we do in the thick client. This makes it easier to understand why a document was returned in a search, who created and modified, categories, stock numbers, all the good stuff we thick client users otherwise take for granted.
Achieving this in the old web client was a little trickier as all but the basic properties had to be manually added, and this was presented on a cluttered details page, not really differentiating property types for the user.
While continuing to display the document detail pane we are also able to view the document history and relationships. By default users will initially see the selected files history as revision or version (user setting available directly in the history pane), look at its uses (children) and where used (parent) detail.
Each of these tabs presents the data as planks with thumbnails and your configured properties. Clicking on the planks once again allows us to traverse sub assemblies and parents to find related docs.
We can even print from here with our great new printing controls - but more of that later, for now lets leave our web client users to catch up on their reading and absorb all this new detail!