Coming Soon: A New Orchestrator User Interface

Since we first released UiPath Orchestrator in 2016, almost everything has changed. Our product range has expanded dramatically. The capabilities within each product, including Orchestrator, have expanded even more dramatically. And we’re humbled to have become the world’s leading provider of Robotic Process Automation.

Some things of course have not changed. Two of them are: our commitment to customer-led design, and the Orchestrator user interface! Yes, the UI has evolved as we’ve added more and more capabilities, but our first customers were managing a relatively small number of robots, where today, we routinely have customers running thousands of robots in their UiPath environment. So it’s time for a rethink, to make Orchestrator as intuitive as possible to use, whether you’re running a large enterprise environment, or just getting started with a few robots and studios.

A few highlights

As with every other release, we’ll have this fully documented when it first rolls out, and this one will be an optional preview in the UiPath Automation Cloud first. But we want to share a few changes and principles with you today, because although we’re not changing a lot in underlying functionality, we believe the new navigation layout is going to make things much easier for everyone.

Easier tenant vs. folder navigation

First, we’ve consolidated almost everything under a single organizing principle: most Orchestrator actions are either tenant-based or folder-based – so that’s how we will group them at the top level, and it will always be very clear which one you are working with:


*All screenshots are prototypes, but you get the idea.

Over time, as we’ve added capabilities, we’ve always exposed them in the UI in logical places - but not necessarily the only logical place. This update, you will quickly see, makes the location of everything from processes to audit settings much more consistent.

A more contextual folder selector

If you’ve ever been momentarily confused by the tenant folder tree view vs. the folder selector on the top bar in Orchestrator, this will clear things up nicely. Whenever you’re in folder mode in the new UI, the “my folders” has an intuitive selector that always shows you where you are in the folder tree, and what you’re changing. You can minimize it for space, but otherwise, when you’re working with folders you can always see your current position at a glance:

Change begins at the top (left)

In the new UI, you might not get to clock up as many mouse miles - but you will get an efficient, intuitive journey through the menu structure. Just select tenant or folder at the top left, then choose your menu function to the right, with immediate access to a contextual sub-menu just below that, if needed. Then, just head down-screen to do whatever it is you came here to do:

Timing is everything

We know any UI change has an operational impact, even if it’s for a good cause. So we’ve designed a cloud-first rollout plan that will enable anyone to try the new UI and get used to it before it becomes the default.

In the next few weeks, there will be an option for our Automation Cloud for community users to opt-in. A few weeks later, as is our standard practice, we’ll enable the same opt-in offer to our enterprise cloud users.

Then, a few weeks later, we will make the new experience the standard UI in all our cloud Orchestrator services. By then (remember, we aren’t changing that much!) we hope it will be second nature to our cloud customers and your new favorite way to manage your UiPath automation. And, of course, on-premises customers who want an early preview before it arrives in 20.10 can easily sign up for a free community cloud account or enterprise cloud trial just to try it out. [Update: as of 20 October we have removed the option to go back to the old UI for our Automation Cloud for community customers, and on 27 October we will remove it for our Automation Cloud for enterprise customers.

Since we first released UiPath Orchestrator in 2016, almost everything has changed. Our product range has expanded dramatically. The capabilities within each product, including Orchestrator, have expanded even more dramatically. And we’re humbled to have become the world’s leading provider of Robotic Process Automation.

Some things of course have not changed. Two of them are: our commitment to customer-led design, and the Orchestrator user interface! Yes, the UI has evolved as we’ve added more and more capabilities, but our first customers were managing a relatively small number of robots, where today, we routinely have customers running thousands of robots in their UiPath environment. So it’s time for a rethink, to make Orchestrator as intuitive as possible to use, whether you’re running a large enterprise environment, or just getting started with a few robots and studios.

A few highlights

As with every other release, we’ll have this fully documented when it first rolls out, and this one will be an optional preview in the UiPath Automation Cloud first. But we want to share a few changes and principles with you today, because although we’re not changing a lot in underlying functionality, we believe the new navigation layout is going to make things much easier for everyone.

Easier tenant vs. folder navigation

First, we’ve consolidated almost everything under a single organizing principle: most Orchestrator actions are either tenant-based or folder-based – so that’s how we will group them at the top level, and it will always be very clear which one you are working with:


*All screenshots are prototypes, but you get the idea.

Over time, as we’ve added capabilities, we’ve always exposed them in the UI in logical places - but not necessarily the only logical place. This update, you will quickly see, makes the location of everything from processes to audit settings much more consistent.

A more contextual folder selector

If you’ve ever been momentarily confused by the tenant folder tree view vs. the folder selector on the top bar in Orchestrator, this will clear things up nicely. Whenever you’re in folder mode in the new UI, the “my folders” has an intuitive selector that always shows you where you are in the folder tree, and what you’re changing. You can minimize it for space, but otherwise, when you’re working with folders you can always see your current position at a glance:

Change begins at the top (left)

In the new UI, you might not get to clock up as many mouse miles - but you will get an efficient, intuitive journey through the menu structure. Just select tenant or folder at the top left, then choose your menu function to the right, with immediate access to a contextual sub-menu just below that, if needed. Then, just head down-screen to do whatever it is you came here to do:

Timing is everything

We know any UI change has an operational impact, even if it’s for a good cause. So we’ve designed a cloud-first rollout plan that will enable anyone to try the new UI and get used to it before it becomes the default.

In the next few weeks, there will be an option for our Automation Cloud for community users to opt-in. A few weeks later, as is our standard practice, we’ll enable the same opt-in offer to our enterprise cloud users.

Then, a few weeks later, we will make the new experience the standard UI in all our cloud Orchestrator services. By then (remember, we aren’t changing that much!) we hope it will be second nature to our cloud customers and your new favorite way to manage your UiPath automation. And, of course, on-premises customers who want an early preview before it arrives in 20.10 can easily sign up for a free community cloud account or enterprise cloud trial just to try it out. [Update, 20 October 2020: We have now removed the ability to go back to the old UI for our Automation Cloud community customers, and will do the same for our Automation Cloud for enterprise customers on October 27]

We’re very excited to bring this new, easier UI to you. It’s a response to your feedback, and we look forward to hearing from you as we get into preview as well. Thanks for being a UiPath customer!

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Great change and very exciting to work with. Thanks a lot for new updates.

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Hoping it can cover attended and unattended bots for modern folders but this a big one for orchestra tor Admins

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@Geoff
This is great news, waiting for preview

:smile:

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Looks amazing waiting for the preview :slight_smile:

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Excellent UI :clap: :clap::clap::clap:

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Hi @Geoff,

Excellent News :partying_face: :partying_face: :partying_face:

Warm Regards,
Ranjith Udayakumar

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@Geoff, thank you for the information. Looking forward to see the updated UI for Orchestrator.

Cheers

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Ha ha that was Nice :partying_face: :sunglasses: :cowboy_hat_face: :rocket: :rocket: :rocket:
Waiting for Rock It … :dancer:

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Happy for the new release :clap: :clap: :clap:

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:partying_face: -->

import numpy as np
Old_Orch=np.array([…])
New_Orch=Old_Orch.transpose()

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Excellent, Waiting for preview

cheers

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Great news !!!

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Its looks much easier and clear… Welcome to onboard it soon :slight_smile:

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One of the most needed feature :slight_smile:

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Excellent features, I was doing a configuration internally in company for which I am working for and I think that ‘Modern Folders’ are already excellent feature and this will boost this function even further.

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Hi @Geoff,

I saw the new Ui on Public Cloud,
Is this update available for OnPrem Servers, so we can upgrade it.

Thank You,
Shubham Pratap

It will be in the 20.10 release, coming soon.

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