2018.3 Release Activity Overview

NOTE The 2018.3 release is available in the Preview environment; it will be made available in the Production environment on the following dates:

  • Workfront Proof Production environment - November 6
  • Workfront Production environment for clusters 2 and 4  - November 8 
  • Workfront Production environment for clusters 1, 3, and 5 - November 9

This page provides information about the functionality available at this point in the 2018.3 release.

IMPORTANT Functionality in the Preview environment is subject to change prior to releasing to the Production environment. 

The 2018.3 release contains enhancements both for system administrators and other users:

Enhancements for Administrators

Enhancements for All Users

Project Enhancements

Resource Management Enhancements

Home Area (Updated My Work)

Proofing Enhancements

Mobile Enhancements

Other Enhancements


TLS Support Is Ending

In order to provide optimal security, Workfront is requiring that all integrations and web traffic using TLS 1.0 or earlier be upgraded to use TLS 1.1 or later. This change is already in effect in the Preview environment.

For more information, see "TLS 1.0 To Be Disabled in Workfront."

Flash Application Removal

All functionality that relies on Flash technology is planned for removal from Workfront with the 2018.3 release and replaced with a new solution.

For detailed information about the legacy Flash tools and their replacements, see "Replacement of Flash-Based Tools in Workfront."

Various Single Sign-On Options to Be Removed

The following Single Sign-On (SSO) options are now supported only in a limited capacity; they will be removed from the product in the second half of 2019:

Following is the removal timeline for these SSO options:

  • Limited support: August 2018 - January 2019
    Major issues will be fixed; low severity issues will not be addressed.
  • Deprecation: January 2019 - August 2019
    Not supported.
  • No longer available in Workfront: August 2019

These changes are being made in preparation for the enhanced authentication experience, which is currently available only for a limited number of customers. For more information about these upcoming changes, see "Getting Started with the Enhanced Authentication Experience."

Workfront Fusion Update - September 20, 2018

Workfront Fusion is an integration platform that enables you to connect Workfront to multiple third-party applications.

With the latest update, Workfront Fusion now provides an improved design that makes the process for creating new FLOs more intuitive. The specific changes include:

  • New FLO: Clicking the new FLO now takes users to the Designers screen, rather than first prompting to pick the connector. This change helps you to orient yourself to the overall FLO and understand that any FLO should start with an Event.
  • Add Function: The function picker has been updated to make it easier to find and select the desired function. Descriptions of the functions, along with input and output fields, have been updated to add intuitive guidance. The new "Most Popular" section helps you get started with the most commonly used Functions.

For more information about how Workfront Fusion helps you connect Workfront to third-party applications, see "Workfront Fusion." 


Workfront Product Roadmap Webinar - Q3 2018

The Q3 2018 Product Roadmap Webinar was presented by the Workfront Product Team on September 20.

To view the webinar recording, go here.

Workfront 2018.3 September Preview Release Webinar (Betas 4 and 5)

The Workfront 2018.3 September Preview Release Webinar will be presented on September 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM MT. This webinar focuses on all the new functionality that has been made available in Preview during the month of September.

To view the webinar recording, go here.

Workfront 2018.3 August Preview Release Webinar (Betas 1, 2, and 3)

The Workfront 2018.3 August Preview Release Webinar was presented on August 21, 2018. This webinar focuses on all the new functionality that has been made available in Preview during the month of August.

The webinar recording is available here.

This article last updated on 2018-10-15 17:14:34 UTC