AtTask Release – Fall 2011
Engage People Anywhere
The leader in on-demand project and work management just got better. AtTask solves project management problems the right way, by making work about people, putting all work (not just project work) in one place, and giving executives and managers visibility they can actually trust.
The Fall 2011 release introduces: AtTask for Outlook®, enabling users to work and realize the benefits of AtTask from within Outlook; AtTask for Android™, putting AtTask at your fingertips on the world’s fastest growing smartphone platform; and performance enhancements that make team members and managers even more efficient, collaborating at the speed of work.
New Features for AtTask Professional & Enterprise
The Best Just Got Better
1. TeamHome™ Enhancements
Peer-2-Peer & Peer-2-Team Requests
Take the Lead, Drive Results
Now team members working in TeamHome can request work from others, providing a closed-loop work experience of work requests, project work, and ad hoc work, helping your team members and managers get work done, ensuring nothing falls through the cracks.
Those who are closest to the work know it best. AtTask makes it easy for your team members to take the initiative on work that needs to get done and move it forward. For example, if a team member is asked by her boss to compile a report that requires inputs from others not part of her team, she can now request others to work on it without the need for emails or lengthy meetings.
Status of Requests in Real Time
Visibility into Progress
Not only can team members take initiative, but they can see real-time progress of their work requests, which gives them visibility into how work is going, its progress, and when will it be done. Just imagine, your teams
Improve the Process of Work
Now you can approve work items from TeamHome—helping your teams move work forward quickly and verify that it gets done. The speed of work is now faster in AtTask.
You Asked, We Listened – Percent Complete on TeamHome Work Items
The Perfect Insight
Now teams can give percent complete (quantitative) updates on work items in TeamHome, giving you perfect insight into both quantitative and qualitative information to make accurate and informed decisions.
You Asked, We Listened – View Project Plans in TeamHome
Full Project Visibility in TeamHome
Your team members now have visibility into project plans, tasks, and issues from TeamHome, enhancing team collaboration and ensuring the right work gets done.
Contextual Stream Updates
No More Clutter in Stream
We have enhanced Stream to deliver more meaningful, more contextual work updates, meaning less email and less noise, giving you insight you care about. Throw away email as your crutch. You will see this change in the TeamHome Recent Updates area.
Timesheets with Keyboard Short Cuts
Capture Critical Information Faster (Enhanced Timesheets)
Now your favorite keyboard shortcuts (left, right, up, down, tab, shift tab, enter, etc.) are available in timesheets, which helps your teams capture important information faster and giving you the insight you need to make informed decisions.
2. AtTask For Outlook®
Email + Calendar Meet Social Work Collaboration
Now Never Leave Outlook, Really (TeamHome™ Now in Outlook)
Outlook has more than 400 million users—now all those users can plug AtTask right into their Outlook. With AtTask in Outlook, users can accept work, give status updates, reply to comments, add new tasks, and more, all without ever having to leave Outlook. Your team members can capture all work (project, ad-hoc, requests) that needs to be done ensuring your top priorities & projects stay on track..
Drag-and-Drop Task Creation
Even George Jetson’s Impressed
With AtTask for Outlook your team members can simply drag emails to the “Working On” folder, which automatically creates a task in AtTask. Even documents attached to emails get copied to the task. Now after 30 years, email has truly innovated. Nothing falls through the cracks. All work added. All teams effective.
Add Important Non-Project Work to Your Worklist
Inspiration at the Right Time
Inspiration strikes when it strikes, not when it’s convenient. You need to be able to think it, and do it. Now it’s easier than ever to move ideas into action, because you don’t have to leave Outlook to make your ideas part of your workload. With the AtTask for Outlook, you get your ideas, captured.
Dive into Projects and Tasks from TeamHome
Outlook’s Work Teleporter
The “Working On” list in AtTask is where your work lives. Well, now where your work also lives in Outlook. Which means everything is in context no matter where you are. Dive into projects, accept new work assignments or reply to work requests, or even reassign work requests to other team members, all from inside Outlook. Because it’s all work, one place, in context, everyone stays on the same page.
3. AtTask for Android™
Android Goes Orange
Always Engaged, Everywhere
Getting work done from the world’s fastest growing smartphone platform is simple with AtTask for Android. Your team members can access all the information captured in TeamHome wherever they are.
Your team members can browse their latest work requests, team updates, and important notifications. As work is completed, team members can log time, provide updates, and complete tasks, keeping work on track—so your projects and top objectives get done.
Stay in the Loop
Stay in the loop, even when you’re out of the loop. Knowledge is power, and with the AtTask for Android, you’ll have all the knowledge you need at your fingertips, everywhere.
Work Completed Anywhere
More than just knowing, the AtTask for Android you DO. Log time, provide updates, even complete tasks. Wherever you are.
Recognition You Deserve
Today, people are connected everywhere. AtTask for Android lets you get credit for being connected, even when you’re away from the office. If you’re working, you might as well have visibility into that work. AtTask for Android—get the recognition you deserve.
Download the AtTask TeamHome Google Play app for free from the Android Market. by searching for AtTask. Once downloaded, you will need your On Demand account URL (yourcompany.attask-ondemand.com), username, and password to log in.
Actuals Now In the Project Resource Grid
Resource Visibility You Can Trust
Now not only can you precisely plan resources for your projects, but now you can view resource in your projects as they progress to completion. For example, if someone on your project team gets their work done early, it is now reflected in the resource grid, and if someone falls behind you now have visibility into that from the resource grid, making it easier for you to stay on top of your most important projects and initiatives.
Reply via Email, See in AtTask
Streamline Communication, However You Work
Currently it is possible to reply to an AtTask update from email and have your email response posted back into AtTask. Now we have made it possible that all email replies to all notifications post back into AtTask, making it even easier to communicate and get work done.
“Add” Button Now included Over 44 Lists
Quickly Add Work Items Everywhere in AtTask
We have added the “Add” button to almost every list in AtTask making it even easier for you to add work items everywhere and helping you stay on top of important work ensuring nothing falls through the cracks.
Special Attention Items
How to Do I Upgrade to the February 2011 Release?
The Fall 2011 Release requires no conversion or migration of your data. One of our primary goals for this release is to make the transition as seamless as possible. The upgrade will come automatically on Sept. 24th.
Since many of the changes in this release are foundational (or unseen), your users should have a simple transition. The changes that are visible are additive, rather than altering, and mostly in TeamHome. TeamHome users will notice the new Approvals tab, the ability to send/monitor requests, and their Recent Updates will be more relevant. Beyond this, your users should perceive very little change, other than faster page loads.
Fall 2011 On-Premises Installers
For On-Premises customers, the Fall 2011 release installers will be available October 29th. If you are interested in migrating your instance to On-Demand at no cost, please contact your customer success representative or call toll free: 1-866-441-0001.
Internet Explorer 7 No Longer Supported
Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) will no longer be supported as of the Fall 2011 Release. Current users of (IE7) are encouraged to upgrade their browser. IE7 is no longer compliant with current web standards for performance
SOAP APIs Support Discontinued
For the February 2011 Release we introduced new RESTful APIs that are easier to work with and more flexible than the SOAP APIs. As of the February 2011 Release AtTask discontinued support of SOAP APIs. If you were using the SOAP APIs you should have received communication from AtTask informing you of this change. If you have any questions about this transition, please contact your customer support representative.
Customer Related Resolutions
Issues that impact all customers are addressed during the regularly scheduled maintenance window each Saturday from 8:00 pm until midnight Mountain time. This release resolved a number of unique bugs with applicability to limited customers. To view all of the bugs resolved during the Fall 2011 Release, please see the AtTask Community Site.
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