Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications (IIPA) was just released, and once again, UMT360 has been recognized as a visionary provider. According to Gartner, “integrating portfolios using IIPA software enables IT managers to see the cost, effort, technical complexity, feasibility and interrelated effects of a proposed IT change or digital initiative before it is approved.”
This blog post details upcoming changes to the UMT360 software support matrix:
End of Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (IE10)
In 2015 Microsoft released Edge as the flagship browser that will support modern web technologies and over time replace Internet Explorer (IE). Since then, IE has not received major updates, and has not kept pace with modern web standards required by today’s web applications. Earlier this year, Microsoft discouraged the use of Internet Explorer as a default browser.
To allow us to continue to take advantage of modern web standards and deliver improved features and the best possible user experience across all of our products, we have decided to end support for IE10. We will continue supporting Internet Explorer 11.
What does end of support for IE10 mean?
End of support means we will not fix bugs that are specific to IE10, and new features might not be fully compatible with this browser version.
When is this happening?
We will no longer provide support for IE10 starting on January 1st, 2020.
What this means for you
In preparation for the end of support dates, we recommend switching to one of our supported browsers, such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Microsoft IE 11 or Mozilla Firefox.
End of Mainstream Support for Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Microsoft’s mainstream support for SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 ended on April 10, 2018. In order for us to continue to provide our customers with the best possible capabilities in UMT360, we have decided to end mainstream support for UMT360 for SharePoint 2013 starting with the next major version of UMT360.
What does end of mainstream support for UMT360 for SharePoint 2013 mean?
New features and enhancements will no longer be released for customers running UMT360 for SharePoint 2013. Specific product fixes will continue to be released for UMT360 for SharePoint 2013, as needed, to address critical issues.
What this means for you?
If you are a customer that runs UMT360 for SharePoint 2013 and want to continue using the current capabilities of UMT360 going forward, we are committed to continue providing you with support. However, in order to receive new features, enhancements and new capabilities at a fast pace going forward, you have the following options:
Migrate to UMT360 Online and benefit from our ever-green version (updated automatically on a regular basis)You
Upgrade to SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint 2019, both being supported versions by UMT360 When is this happening? Mainstream support for UMT360 for SharePoint 2013 will end once the next major version of UMT360 (Version 6 – v6) will be released. General availability of UMT360 v6 is projected for April 2020. Thank you for continuing to be a valued UMT360 customer. Feel free to reach out to us if you would like additional details around migrating to UMT360 Online or if you require help upgrading your SharePoint 2013 platform to a newer version.
When is this happening?
Mainstream support for UMT360 for SharePoint 2013 will end once the next major version of UMT360 (Version 6 – v6) will be released. General availability of UMT360 v6 is projected for April 2020.
Thank you for continuing to be a valued UMT360 customer. Feel free to reach out to us if you would like additional details around migrating to UMT360 Online or if you require help upgrading your SharePoint 2013 platform to a newer version.
Microsoft’s robust selection of modern work management offerings just got a whole lot more interesting with the release of Project for the web. This exciting new, modern web-based task and project management solution provides an experience that supports co-authoring, interactive grid/board/timeline views and a whole lot more!
We’re pleased to announce the availability of UMT360 v5.14 – Product Update 14 (PU14). Product 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.
Below is a list of changes that will be introduced with this update:
Added the ability to enforce Milestone Dependencies
Added the ability to display Entity Details
Added the ability to Refresh Data for individual entities
Added the ability to group, sort, color and filter UMT360 stand-alone entities in the Portfolio Roadmap
Added the ability to filter Resources by Fields with Lookup Tables
Added filtering capabilities to show only related Entities
Included queue process notification in the UI
Availability is now highlighted in red in the Resources section when a resource’s Full Time Equivalent is set to zero
The Budget Utilization metric is now updated when an entity is dropped from the Portfolio Roadmap
The available Entity Types are now sorted alphabetically in the Create Plan Configuration wizard
The available Roadmap Fields are now filtered in the Create Plan Configuration wizard based on the selected Entity Types
Fixed persistence issues with Cut-off and Target values
Availability Resource Dimension values now roll-up to the user selected group level in the My Resources web-part
Availability is updated on the fly when values are added to the Committed Resource Dimension in the UMT360 Resources web part and the UMT360 My Resource Plans web part
Snapshot Assignment Field values and Snapshot Resource Field values with Default value are now available in SnapshotAssignmentFieldValues and SnapshotResourceFieldValues OData Views
Roadmap and Milestone Management
Added the ability to create UMT360 Fields of type Milestone and display them in UMT360 Milestones web part
Added the ability to include UMT360 Milestone Fields in Snapshots
Added the ability to report on UMT360 Milestone Fields using OData
Added the ability to integrate Schedule Task Field values with UMT360 Milestone Fields
Core Financial Capabilities
The End Date of the last Actuals period takes into account the End Date of the Entity timeline
Values added in financial grids after a Snapshot is created are now displayed under Review Snapshot when Display Value is set to Difference
Fixed issue with values not being captured for the entire timeline when using Custom Granularity and the Entity timeline is increased
Fixed performance issue when saving Forecast values while using Enforce the use of allocation centers while having large number of projects, Financial Nodes and Allocation Centers
Added the ability to view and remove mappings between Jira and Project entities
Fixed Reporting: Update Entity Type queue job error which occurred when changing the settings of an Entity Type configured with List Container Type
Fixed Update Entity queue job error when adding a second Enterprise Financial Type to a Global Template and pushing the settings
Improved performance of UMT360 OData Views by adding pagination mechanism
Fixed Remote Resources Update queue job error and improved performance when bulk editing resources in Project Online Resource Center
Programmability (CSOM interfaces)
Added new collections: FinancialBreakdowns, FinancialBreakdownTemplates, SurveyScoringTemplates
Improved performance and fixes for the following collections and objects: Milestones, FinancialTypes, FinancialNodes, FinancialDimensions, AllocationCenters
Visit the UMT360 Product Version History page for version details. Customers and Partners can download PU14 via the online portals on www.umt360.com.
UMT360 are the experts in Enterprise Portfolio Management consulting services and solutions. Our proven methodology provides PMO, IT, business and finance leaders with the critical business planning and controls needed to improve their decision making and transform how they manage enterprise investments. Leveraging our industry leading expertise and technology along with Microsoft’s PPM platform, we help organizations at every level of maturity gain the visibility, insight and enterprise perspective they need to align execution with strategy across all project, program, product, IT asset and capability portfolios. A multi-year winner of Microsoft’s Partner of the Year for PPM, the company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Program and Portfolio Management and is consistently recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Magic Quadrant.