Vinewave Product Updates

What's new in the Vinewave platform

April 19, 2021

Employee directory updates (Mar/Apr 2021)

โ›› Added Office and Department sort by options to the Face view in search results.

๐Ÿ˜Š Added your company logo to the OneDirectory interface! Your company logo can be updated in Settings.

โš™๏ธ Reorganized OneDirectory settings options in the Vinewave Dashboard. Options are now grouped into sections for General, Search Results, Sidebar, Offices & Departments, and Profile. Look out for more settings options in the near future!

โš™๏ธ Added a new OneDirectory display setting called "Default sort order" which you can use to change the default sort by field used in the search results.

๐Ÿ”” "What's New" - Now you can discover what's new in our platform by viewing product updates right within the app. Just click the What's New bell icon in the sidebar menu (above your profile photo) to see what's new in the Vinewave platform. When we post a new product update you'll also get notified about it like this:

๐Ÿ’ฌ Changed the Microsoft Teams chat link on the employee profiles from "Chat to" to "Chat with" (if you're curious, here's why - Chat to or chat with?).

๐Ÿคน Sorted employee profile skills and interests alphabetically.

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Updated heading on Everyone page from "N people in total" to "N people in {Organization Name}".

๐Ÿ” Changed default message that shows when focus on search box from "Start typing to search your company." to "Start typing to search {Organization Name}."

๐Ÿ”ค Fixed positioning of the alphabet bar (it was going behind the profile avatar on smaller screens).

๐Ÿ’ฌ Added Intercom messenger to the Vinewave login and register pages, in case you need assistance there.

๐ŸŒ Added icons to the list view header row for "homepage," "website," "webpage," and "extension" custom fields if they exist. Also added formatting rules to the employee profile for these custom field types.

๐Ÿ”— Added a hyperlink to the website/URL field type for custom fields in the list view.

๐Ÿ”— Added a "Vinewave Dashboard" link in the OneDirectory profile menu (now at the top right) if you're a OneDirectory admin.

๐Ÿ”— Added a "Contact Vinewave Support" link to the Access Denied page.

๐Ÿ’Ž Added a filtering rule option for checking whether an employee has a manager or not.

๐Ÿ‘ท Fixed certain job title links not working when they contained slashes.

โœ”๏ธ Fixed bug with page title on employee profile not showing the person's name when loading the profile directly via its URL.

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April 12, 2021

Run the OneDirectory sync manually ๐Ÿ“ก

Something you've been asking for is the ability to kick off the OneDirectory sync yourself.

Well - now you can! ๐Ÿ™Œ

As you know, OneDirectory syncs user profiles from Azure Active Directory (via the Microsoft Graph).

It does this automatically, every 12 hours. โฐ

But when doing a clean up of your organization's user profile information you had to wait a while before seeing the changes in your employee directory.

Now, when you log in to your Vinewave account you can choose Sync on the left menu to see the OneDirectory sync status, and to kick off a sync manually.

Click the Sync Now button to update OneDirectory with the latest user profile information from your Azure AD tenant.

The sync progress will be displayed in real-time, and it typically only takes a minute or two to complete (a few minutes longer if you have thousands of employees).

Happy syncing ๐Ÿง

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April 06, 2021

New in OneDirectory - branded company log in pages

Along with our recent subdomains update, the OneDirectory log in page was rebuilt from scratch.

Your new, branded company log in page shows your company name and logo, which you can change in the settings in the Vinewave Dashboard.

Here's an example of the new log in page from one of our partners:

We also did away with the old forms-based authentication option, which was used by some of our earliest OneDirectory customers but had fallen out of use in favor of Microsoft sign-in.

So you'll notice that you can now only log in to OneDirectory with your Microsoft account ๐Ÿ†

As before, all accounts that have been synced with your OneDirectory (and haven't been set to hidden) are able to sign in from your log in page.

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March 31, 2021

Add a subdomain to your OneDirectory

Until now, your employees have been accessing your company's employee directory at

That worked out okay if you're using single sign-on, but if not, then your colleagues sometimes didn't know where to go to sign in.

And sometimes they'd end up starting a new OneDirectory trial by accident, instead of signing in to your company's existing OneDirectory.

That caused a bit of a mess ๐Ÿ’ฉ

So we wanted to give your employee directory a new home ๐Ÿ  that's a little easier for your team to find.

Introducing subdomains for OneDirectory

Now you can access your OneDirectory at ๐ŸŽ‰

Our team has already added your subdomain for you, and you may have noticed you're already being redirected from the old OneDirectory sign in URL to your company's new subdomain at

(If you want to change your company's OneDirectory subdomain, chat to our support team).

๐Ÿ’ก We suggest updating your old "" bookmarks and intranet links to your new OneDirectory address, which you can find in the Vinewave Dashboard.

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March 29, 2021

Introducing multi-tenant employee directories

Something many of our customers have been asking for since we first launched OneDirectory is multi-tenancy capabilities. Specifically, the ability to link multiple Azure AD tenants together in OneDirectory and navigate between them.

Now it's possible to do just that with our new multi-tenancy feature, available on our Pro plan ๐ŸŽ‰

This new capability allows you to set up multiple OneDirectory instances in two ways:

๐Ÿ‘‰ A single Azure AD tenant, segmented into various groups (by using OneDirectory's filtering rules), or

๐Ÿ‘‰ By connecting completely separate Azure AD tenants.

Another benefit of this update is that you now have the ability to access more than one OneDirectory using the same Microsoft account.

Until now, if your Microsoft account happened to exist in more than one OneDirectory instance, you could only access the first one ๐Ÿ™ˆ So that made it impossible to be included as a guest in someone's else's employee directory if you already had your own one.

Switching between OneDirectory instances is easy. Just click on your face on the top right, and choose the organization you'd like to switch to.

If you're an administrator of your organization's OneDirectory, you'll also be able to switch between tenants by clicking on your profile photo on the bottom left in the Vinewave Dashboard.

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October 14, 2020

Employee directory bug fixes (Sep/Oct 2020)

- Hide "Default" office and department from left navigation, and from the offices and departments listing pages. The "Default" office or department is where we allocate user accounts that don't have an office or department field set, but this was confusing for end users, so we removed this from displaying in the sidebar and listing pages. Note: The Default office and department is still accessible via search and directly via URL (e.g. /#/default).

- Fix: If office or department names were too long, they were being ""cut off" in the sidebar. We fixed that by wrapping the names if they're too long.

- Fix: Certain users weren't able to sign in to existing tenants if their email address is different from their User Principal Name (UPN).

- Fix: If a user exists in more than one tenant that is synced to OneDirectory, their user details weren't syncing correctly.

- Fix: Squashed a small rendering bug with profile pics.

- Added filtering definitions for BusinessPhone and MobilePhone for custom fields functionality.

- Removed sidebar "snapping" behavior. It didn't add much value to the user experience, and removing it makes page scrolling smoother.

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