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UMT360 v5.6 – Cumulative Update 6

Written by admin on August 21st, 2017 at 9:50 am

We’re pleased to announce the availability of UMT360 v5.6 – Cumulative Update 6 (CU6). Cumulative Updates include all previously released public updates and private hotfixes. We strongly recommend that any patch and release is validated in a non-production environment first before being applied to production environments.

  • New features and significant enhancements
    • UMT360 Resource Plans (including enhanced reporting and Automatically Build Team feature)
    • UMT360 Enterprise Associations for UMT360 Entities based on SharePoint List
    • UMT360 Milestones Templates
    • Full OData support for UMT360 reporting
  • Other fixes and improvements
    • Core financial capabilities
      • Read-only cells can now be more easily highlighted in financial grids
      • Provide ability to add / remove Financial Custom Fields for an existing breakdown
      • Addressed issues with Approvers not being read and approval tasks not being created when using filter by department
      • Fixed display issues with Approvers when a Change Request approval task is deleted by the Workflow automatic cleanup job
    • Milestones
      • Milestones with variance are displayed as red diamonds in the Timeline roadmaps
      • New workflow stage setting that locks the Planned Date of all Planned milestones and change their status to Active
      • New user permission to use the Lock Plan and Unlock Plan ribbon buttons
      • Lock Plan and Unlock Plan ribbon buttons apply to both manually created milestones as well as milestone integrated with the project schedule
    • Roadmaps
      • Reduced vertical space between bars displayed in the Timeline roadmaps
      • Roadmap content is automatically adjusted when web part size is increased vertically and horizontally
    • Infrastructure
      • Improved AddExchangeRate API method to properly set end dates
      • Using Edit Values only through Project Server Synchronization now overwrites values for periods with no Assignments on selected nodes
      • Addressed Queue timeout problems when handing a large number of jobs
      • Add ability for administrators to delete any type of Queue job
      • Added user-friendly message for scenarios where mapped custom fields updates fail due to required fields with no values
      • Performance and reliability improvements when dealing with large numbers of custom fields

Visit the UMT360 Product Version History page for version details.

Customers and Partners can download CU6 via the online portals on www.umt360.com.

Introducing UMT360 Apps for Microsoft PPM

Written by Ben Chamberlain on August 17th, 2017 at 2:27 pm

There’s no question that Microsoft Project Online and Project Server are world-class PPM solutions. When implemented correctly, Microsoft’s PPM platform enables organizations to establish the solid foundation they need to manage project execution. But when it comes to extending capabilities beyond Microsoft’s core PPM features, organizations have historically relied on expensive and complicated customizations and work-arounds.

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