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2019.1 Beta 2 Release Activity

This page describes all changes most recently available in the Preview environment with the 2019.1 Beta 2 release. The functionality was made available in the Preview environment the week of December 7, 2018. It will be made available in the Production environment in early 2019.

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 2018.3, see "2018.3 Release Activity Overview."

The 2019.1 Beta 2 release contains the following enhancements:

What-If Scenarios in the Task List Gantt Chart

You can now perform the following actions on the tasks in a project when they display in the edit mode of the Gantt chart:

  • Add tasks
  • Remove tasks
  • Inline edit tasks
  • Duplicate Tasks
  • Rearrange Tasks
  • Modify Subtasks 

Although you can see how your changes affect the timeline of the project, they do not save immediately. You can save them to permanently update the project timeline, or you can cancel them. 

Previously, you could not preview task list changes in the Gantt chart.

For information about editing tasks in the Gantt Chart, see "Updating Information in the Task List Gantt Chart."

Task List Improvements

[update 18.3 Beta 4 where this was removed from]

The newly redesigned task lists have been re-enabled, after a brief removal during the 18.3 beta 4 release. We have also introduced the following additional features to the task lists which were not part of the original release:

  • Replacing the right-click menu with a More icon when inline editing one task. 
  • The options that were available in the right-click menu when inline editing several tasks have now been moved to the icons displayed at the top of the task list. 
  • By default, tasks lists display 2000 tasks. 
  • When Workfront recalculates timelines, the question marks adjacent to the tasks whose dates are being updated have been replaced with gray areas. 

For information about editing tasks inline, see "Copying and Duplicating Tasks" and "Creating Predecessor Relationships by Chaining Tasks."

For information about recalculating project timelines, see "Recalculating Timelines for Projects."

New Default Filter in the Resource Planner 

A new Default Filter in the Resource Planner now retrieves only the following information by default: 

  • Information from projects with a Planned Completion Date within the current month 
  • Information from projects with a Status of Current or Planning 
  • Information from projects associated with the Home Group of the user who is logged in 

The Default Filter ensures that only the most pertinent information to you is displayed first. 
For more information about filtering in the Resource Planner, see "Filtering Content in the Resource Planner."

Support for Date-Based Wildcard Filter Variables in the Resource Planner 

You can now use any version of the $$TODAY wildcard filter variable when you build a filter in the Resource Planner. 

Prior to this enhancement, you could use only user-based wildcard filter variables. 

For information about filtering in the Resource Planner, see "Filtering Content in the Resource Planner." 

For information about wildcard filter variables, see "Wildcard Filter Variables."

New First-Time Tutorial for the Workfront Mobile App for Android Devices 

The look and feel of the tutorial that displays the first time you access the Workfront mobile app on an Android device has been updated. 

For information about first-time tutorials on the Workfront mobile apps, see "Getting Started with the Workfront Mobile App."

Support for Date-Based Wildcard Filter Variables in the Resource Planner 

You can now use any version of the $$TODAY wildcard filter variable when you build a filter in the Resource Planner. 
Prior to this enhancement, you could use only user-based wildcard filter variables. 
For information about filtering in the Resource Planner, see "Filtering Content in the Resource Planner." 
For information about wildcard filter variables, see "Wildcard Filter Variables."

Home Is the New Default Landing Page on the Workfront Mobile Apps 

The Home area is now the new default landing page for the Workfront mobile apps. This is supported for both iOS and Android devices.

Prior to this change, the default landing page was My Work and Home was available as a preference. 

For information about the Workfront mobile app, see "Using the Workfront Mobile App."

Support for Workfront Beta App for iOS Devices 

You can now enroll to be a beta tester for the Workfront mobile app from an iOS device. With this, you can see features that are not released to the general public, but are ready for you to test and send us feedback on before the public release occurs. 

Prior to this enhancement, the beta platform was available only to Android users. 

For more information about enrolling in the beta versions of the Workfront mobile apps, see "Accessing the Beta Environment for the Workfront Mobile App." 

This article last updated on 2018-12-06 23:42:28 UTC