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2018.2 Beta 2 Release Activity

This page describes all changes most recently available in the Preview environment with the 2018.2 Beta 2 release. The functionality was made available in the Preview environment on April 5, 2018. It will be made available in the Production environment in June 2018.

IMPORTANT Functionality described on this page is subject to change prior to availability in the Production environment.

For a list of all changes made in 2018.2, see "2018.2 Release Activity Overview."

The 2018.2 Beta 2 release contains the following enhancements:

Edit Fields Directly from the Home Area

Now when you select an object in the Home area, you can edit fields associated with that object directly from the right panel of the Home area. 

Prior to this change, information could only be viewed in the Home area, not edited.

For more information, see the "Editing a Work Item" in the article "Updating or Editing a Work Item in the Home Area."

Log Time in Days

You can now configure whether users in your system log time in days or hours.

Prior to this change, users could log time only in hours.

You can configure this setting by editing an individual user's profile, or by editing users in bulk. For more information, see "Configuring Whether Time Is Logged in Hours or Days."

For information about how users can log time in days after this setting has been enabled, see "Logging Time."

[Also update "Editing User Accounts"; update links in "Hour Types"; "Defining Hour Types and Availability for Timesheets"; "Logging Time"; "Editing User Accounts"; "Timesheet and Hour Preferences" (this needs to be updated if the team fixes the bug I logged to change the wording on this options in Setup);  (I think we are turning this on for all customers in 18.2. We released this to a few customers in 18.1, and we didn't document it at that time. https://hub.workfront.com/task/view?ID=59a46f4000421f3f64593b66b2eb2934 ). This will probably release to Preview with Beta 2.]

View Cross-Project Predecessor Relationships on the Gantt Chart in a List of Projects

NOTE This functionality is not currently available in the Projects I Own, Projects I’m On, and All Projects tabs.

You can now view cross-project predecessor relationships on the Gantt chart in the following lists of projects:

  • The Projects tab inside a portfolio or program
  • In a Project Report

Prior to this change, you could view cross-project predecessor relationships only for individual tasks at the project level.

For more information, see "Configuring How Information Is Displayed on the Gantt Chart." 

Use Budgeted Cost in the Portfolio Optimizer to Calculate Portfolio Finances

The new Portfolio Optimizer now uses the Budgeted Cost from the new Resource Budgeting area of the Business Case or from the Resource Planner to calculate the following fields:

  • Net Value

  • Return on Investment (ROI)

  • Cost

Previously, both the new and Legacy Portfolio Optimizer used the Legacy Budgeted Cost. The Legacy Portfolio Optimizer still uses the Legacy Budgeted Cost to calculate Net Value, Return on Investment, and Cost.

We have also added two new fields to the Portfolio Financial Fields: Legacy ROI and Legacy Net Value to capture the new values from the new resource management tools.

For more information, see "Understanding Finances in the Portfolio Optimzer" in the article "Understanding the Portfolio Optimizer."

Utilization Report: Populates Budgeted Hours from New Resource Budgeting Area

NOTE This functionality will not release to the Production environment with the 2018.2 release. Rather, it will release to the Production environment with the 2018.3 release.

Budgeted Hours in the Utilization Report are now populated from information available in the new Resource Budgeting area of the Business Case.

Prior to this change, information from the legacy Resource Estimates area was used.

For more information, see "Tracking Hours (Progress)" in the article "Viewing Utilization Information for Projects, Programs, and Portfolios."

Utilization Report: View Budgeted Hours by User on a Project

NOTE This functionality will not release to the Production environment with the 2018.2 release. Rather, it will release to the Production environment with the 2018.3 release.

The Utilization report on a project now displays Budgeted Hours by User.

Prior to this change, the Utilization report displayed Budgeted Hours only by job role. 

For more information, see "Tracking Hours (Progress)" in the article "Viewing Utilization Information for Projects, Programs, and Portfolios."

Proof Progress from the Document List Available to Non-Proofing Users

Proof progress indicators (Sent, Opened, Comments Made, and Decision) are now displayed for all users when viewing the document list. This includes users who are not able to generate proofs (for more information about enabling users to generate proofs, see the section "Manually Enabling and Disabling Proofing" in the article "Enabling and Disabling Proofing for Users.").

Prior to this change, proof progress indicators were available only for users who could generate proofs.

For more information, see "Viewing Proof Progress from the Document List" in "Viewing the Progress and Status of a Proof."

 

Mobile Improvements

The mobile app contains the following enhancements:

  • Links that are shared with you in other mobile applications now open in the Workfront mobile app.
    For more information about sharing links, see "Sharing Options in the Mobile App."
    This update is now available on iOS and Android.

  • We have updated our support requirements for the iOS platform to support iPhone X.
    For more information about supported mobile devices and operating systems, see the "Getting Started with the Workfront Mobile App." 

 

This article last updated on 2018-04-10 20:09:53 UTC