What's New - 2015

2015

Dec

New

Import bugs from XLS / XLSX

You have been importing bugs only from CSV files till date. From now on, have the freedom to import bugs from XLS and XLSX files as well.

New

Milestone tab is now common for bugs and tasks

The Milestones tab celebrates its independence this December! The tab, which was placed under Tasks tab in the main menu till date, is now placed separately outside as a stand-alone tab. So, land on your milestones with ease in one go. You can also view the list of Tasks and Bugs associated to the milestones, from now on.

New

Release notes

Release notes section is introduced for milestones. You can view the list of completed Tasks and Bugs for the selected milestone in its Release Notes tab.

Bug

Three..Two..One ! The clock-ticks begin !

Yes, here is an interesting blog on Global timers.

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Bug

Overdue tasks to be listed first in the "Pending Activities" mailer

Going forward, in Email My Activities the overdue tasks will be prioritized over all the other pending activities in the periodical Emails sent to the user.

New

Favourite view in the Bugs tab

How would it be if there is a provision to have a list of favourite bug filters to manage your bugs more efficiently?! Here is the answer ! In the Bugs tab, add any number of custom views to your favourites in one click. You can view all your favourites under the Favourite Views tab that is displayed above your Custom Views.

New

Create invoice for Expenses alone

Say, you don't have any Timesheets. But you have to create invoice. Oh! That wasn't possible before. But now, you can generate your invoice devoid of timesheets too.

New

Project Summary UI enhancement

Change is the only thing that is constant. The world changes for the better. So do we! The Project Summary UI is enhanced just for you. Get fresh with the new look.

Nov

New

View the recurring tasks in the Gantt chart and Calendar

You can now view the recurring tasks in the Gantt chart and Calendar. And you can also add recurring tasks with the No End Date option .

New

Work task reminder is now enhanced with new UI

The Work task reminder pop-up in Feeds is now enhanced with a new UI.

Bug

Date format issue while exporting timesheet

The date format issue while exporting timesheets is now resolved.

Blogs

Quarterly digest

Recapturing our most recent updates.

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New

Save the filter option in Resource Utilization chart

You can now opt to save the filter criterion permanently in the Resource Utilization chart even after you sign out. The saved filter criterion is applied across all the projects in the portal. If you don't opt to save the filter, it is temporarily available until the page is refreshed.

New

Alert notification while activating new timers

When you start a new timer for tasks assigned to you, an alert is triggered displaying the existing active timers in which you can opt to start or stop the new timer.

Bug

Issue in Events and Milestones from Calendar view

Events and Milestones could not be edited from the Calendar view. This issue is now resolved.

Oct

New

Add task description

You can now add descriptions to tasks for more clarity about the task.

New

View CRM details

You can directly navigate to CRM with the View in CRM link provided in the Client Users tab in Zoho Projects.

Bug

Event date issue in Feeds

When Events are notified in Feeds, they were being displayed one day ahead of the provided date in Calendar. This issue is now resolved.

Blogs

Announcing the task and bug mapping feature and vice versa

Associate tasks with bugs and the other way too.

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Bug

Task screen goes blank in re-size mode

The issue with the Task pop up screen not being displayed, when Zoho Projects screen is re-sized is now resolved.

Bug

Issue in mail template

The issue in rendering of contents in html for mail templates is now resolved.

New

Access the user profile of the mentioned user

You can now, click on any project user mentioned anywhere in projects and access their user profile.

New

Global timer widget for tasks and bugs

You can manage all the active timers for your tasks and bugs from a central location, which can be accessed from all the pages in Zoho Projects.

Bug

Issue in task and bug comments

The alignment issue in task and bug comments is resolved.

New

xlsx files supported

We now support importing tasks from xlsx files.

Sep

Bug

Fixed the issue in deleting Custom View bugs

Fixed the issue in deleting Custom View bugs with the Accessibility Details option selected as "Show this Custom view only to me”.

New

Edit the criteria pattern

The Criteria pattern can now be updated directly with Edit pattern in SLA, Business Rules, and Custom View.

New

Share screenshots in Forums and Chats

The Screen Grabber option to share screenshots is enabled in Forums and Chat.

New

Export as XLS or CSV files

You can export the filtered options for tasks as XLS or CSV files in the Classic view.

Blogs

Announcing Zoho Projects Integration with Crashlytics

Bugs logged in Crashlytics is now added into Zoho Projects.

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New

Zoho CRM integration details in Zoho Projects

You can now view the Zoho CRM integration details such as CRM Account Information and CRM Potential Information along with the Client Information in Zoho Projects itself.

New

Additional options for synchronising and syncing data in Zoho Reports integration

Groups and Clients option is now included in the Data to be Synced field in Zoho Projects integration with Zoho Reports. Also, 3 hrs is now provided as one of the options in the SYNCHRONISE field.

Bug

Fixed the Zoho Docs re-direction issue for attachments

Task attachments can now be viewed in the Task details page itself, without being re-directed to Zoho Docs. The re-direction issue is now fixed.

New

Affected Milestone and Release Milestone for bugs

You can now associate bugs to Affected Milestone when the bug is detected, and later attach the bug to Release Milestone when it’s resolved and updated.

New

Separate project for BugTracker and module for Bugs

We have now added the project “Explore Zoho BugTracker” in Zoho BugTracker portal creation. Also the Bugs module is added inside the project “Explore Zoho Projects” in Zoho Projects.

New

Alphabetically sort the default fields for bugs

The Default fields in Bug Settings can now be reordered based on Alphabetical sort too.

Aug

Bug

Fixed the subtasks reorder issue

When subtasks is reordered and saved, the saved order list was not maintained when the page was refreshed.This issue is now fixed.

New

Edit option for events and milestones in Calendar

You can now easily update the calendar events and milestones with the new edit option provided for the created events and milestones.

New

Option to include only selected project tabs for new projects

You can now choose to display only the selected project tabs for all the newly created projects in a portal.

New

Associate tasks with bugs

You can now associate tasks with bugs from the bugs detail page.

New

More options in task export

You can now export tasks based on more options provided for Status such as Overdue Tasks, All Tasks, etc in Export Task.

Jul

Blogs

Announcing the New JIRA Migration Tool: 5 Reasons to Make the Jump

Import Projects From JIRA Cloud into Zoho Projects.

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Updates

Unapprove an already approved timesheet entry

If you want to unapprove a timesheet entry that is already approved, uncheck the checkbox to update the entry as unapproved.

New

Hashtag bug comments and status

You can now hashtag bugs and select a bug from the displayed options to post status or comments.

New

Associate documents to bugs

Attach a document to the selected bug, from the Attachments tab in the Bug details view.

New

New UI enhancements

Zoho Projects is now enhanced with intuitive UIs, to improve user experience.

Jun

Updates

Screen-grabber enhancements

We have scaled up the Screen-grabber UI design, and added the option to crop images. You can crop any selected image based on your need.

New

Global reports and gantt charts access

Projects Managers, Employee, and Contractors can now view their individual Gantt Charts from the Reports tab on the Home page.

New

New icon for events

Whenever an event is scheduled, it will now be displayed in Feeds with a prominent icon, that you cannot miss.

New

New filter for gantt chart

You can filter the Milestone Gantt chart, based on a milestone owner, using the newly added Milestone Owner filter option.

May

New

Associate bugs with a task

You can associate bug(s) to a task to track and resolve the bugs in your projects.

Bug

Fixed the issue in uploading documents in project templates

When an existing project template was choosen for an active project, the documents from the template failed to upload in the active project. This is now resolved.

Bug

Fixed the printing issue in Gantt charts

We have fixed the printing issue of Gantt charts in pdf format.

Blogs

Set your Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Service Level Agreement (SLA) in Zoho BugTracker defines what can be expected from the service provider to the customer.

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Bug

Resolved the bug ID duplication issue

We have fixed the duplication of the same bug IDs for multiple bugs.

Apr

Updates

Free additions in Premium and Enterprise plans

Pages and Chat modules are now available for all the projects in the Premium and Enterprise Plans.

Updates

Reorder bug fields

You can now hide, reorder and save the bug fields to customize the field order to suit your Projects.

Bug

Fixed the issue of task converting into a subtask

We have fixed the issue of a task converting into subtask in the Free plan.

Updates

Screen-grabber in tasks

Attach and share screenshots of any webpage or screen in tasks.

Updates

Attach files from desktop

You can attach files from your desktop in the Documents tab of the task details page.

New

Zoho Projects in CRM Plus Plan

You can now access the Enterprise plan of Zoho Projects if you signup for our CRM Plus plan.

Mar

Updates

Export bugs with history

You can now export bugs along with their history, when you click Show export history in Export Bugs.

New

Screen grabber in Submit Bug form

Now, you can capture or paste a buggy screen and share quickly with your audience. You can also highlight areas in the screen using the Screen Grabber tool bar.

Updates

Add comments while scheduling events

While scheduling events in calendar, you can now share your comments about the event.

Bug

Fixed the severity order issue in Bugs List view

Bugs List view did not reflect the severity order, as saved in Bug settings, which is now resolved.

Blogs

Document Management in Zoho Projects is now powered by Zoho Docs

Document Management is now more easy in Zoho Projects.

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Updates

Access privileges in Invoice and Expense

The Admin and Manager can also view and add invoices and expenses apart from the Portal Owner.

Updates

More enhancements in SLA

We have enhanced the SLA feature with the Resolve Before field which will help in escalating the bug, if it is not resolved within the set target time. And you can now filter Bugs and view bug reports based on their escalation levels.

Updates

Expand and Collapse Forum Messages

You can now expand and collapse forum message that are long.

Updates

Filter resource utilization based on a month

You can filter and view the work hours of resources on a monthly basis.

Updates

Hyperlinks for storing favorite links is now moved to Forum

The Links hyperlink which was originally in Documents, is now moved inside the Forums tab because of the framework changes in the Documents tab.

Feb

Bug

Fixed the issue in bugs status when emailed

When a bug is changed to a new status and then emailed, the new status was not reflected in the mail, which is now resolved.

Bug

Fixed the time period issue while exporting Bugs

When the Bugs were exported, the spreadsheet did not display the time of export along with the due date, which is now resolved.

Updates

Reorder pick list values

You can now reorder your pick list values while adding custom fields for bugs based on your project needs.

Bug

Resolved print issue in Gannt chart

Task bar of long task names were not aligned in the Gantt chart, also the task bars were broken when printed. This issue is now resolved.

Jan

Updates

All date formats is now supported for tasks

You can now import tasks with any date format.

Updates

View only the allocated hours for the resources

It’s now easy to access only the allocated hrs for the project users with the new Allocated filter in the Resource Utilization chart.

Bug

It’s now easier to reactivate an archived project

We have fixed the issues that did not allow users to re-activate an archived project.

Updates

Search bugs easily

You can now search bugs without any case sensitivity. Just type the bug name or its prefix to view the bugs.