CiviCRM 3.3.6 Released.

As the CiviCRM v.4 goes through its beta testing, a 3.3.6 version is released.

There are no security upgrades involved in this version, it could be viewed as a preview for some of the new features we can expect in CiviCRM 4.These include;

  • CiviMail workflow functionality (Rules Integration).
  • Back-office staff can now enter recurring contributions for constituents. Constituents can signup for automatically renewing memberships via online contribution pages. Back-office staff can also create auto-renew memberships. (Both features require use of Authorize.net, PayPal Pro or PayPal Standard payment processors) 
  • First version of new CiviCampaign component, it includes initial support for Canvassing, Surveys and Petitions.
  • Advanced search extended to show objects other than contacts (and object related actions) - including activities, contributions, etc.
  • Serious dedupe performance improvements.
  • First take on extension mechanism for CiviCRM, allowing creation and distribution of plugins (payment processors, custom search, custom report templates for now).
  • New case and grant reports.
  • Better "session" management support for CiviEvent.
  • First version of database logging, so you will be able to see who changed what and when.
  • Address sharing between any two contacts.

For full details, please see the CiviCRM site.