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Cumulative Update 5 (CU5) for UMT Project Essentials 2012

Written by Alexandra Schiopu on September 19th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

We are pleased to announce the release of the UMT Project Essentials 2012 Cumulative Update 5 (CU5). UMT strongly recommends that you test this in a non-production environment first before applying the fix live in production.

Here’s the list of fixes and improvements addressed:

  • Performance and Reliability
    • Running multiple queue services on the same farm is now fully supported
    • Improved queue reliability with jobs running indefinitely (not completing)
    • Addressed reliability issues with Data Import sessions running concurrently
    • Improved performance for the Financial Approval Settings page
    • Addressed reliability of the financial grids when using copy-paste from Excel or other data sources
    • Addresses issued with Change Requests not being created after applying the Microsoft Windows KB2894844 patch
  • API
    • Exposing a new method for programmatically redistributing financial values after changing the start or end dates (RedistributeFinancialValues)
  • Other Fixes and Improvements
    • Addressed issues with email notifications for financial approvals (for Actuals) not being sent
    •  Improved reliability of email notifications not being sent when users have special characters in their names (semicolon etc.)
    • Added the ability to select alignment for values displayed in the financial grids, with right-align as the default option
    • Fixed inconsistencies with selection of cost centers that include values
    • Added the ability to push-refresh values for mapped custom field
    • Addressed cases where financial values are not properly maintained when synchronizing data from Project Server Schedules or Resource Plan

Visit the version history page for version details.

Customers and Partners can download CU5 via the online portals on www.umt360.com.

Cumulative Update 4 (CU4) for UMT Project Essentials 2012

Written by Alexandra Schiopu on March 3rd, 2014 at 10:22 pm

We are pleased to announce the release of the UMT Project Essentials 2012 Cumulative Update 4 (CU4). This update includes a number of fixes, therefore UMT strongly recommends that you test this in a test environment based on your production environment before putting this fix live in production.

Here’s the list of fixes and improvements addressed:

  • Core Financial functionality
    • Fixed issue with Actual values not been overwritten in Forecast when a financial reporting period is approved
    • Improved behavior on distributing values among Unallocated, cost centers and node totals
  • Performance and Reliability
    • Addressed issues with the Cost Center management page when using a large number of Cost Centers (more than 1,000)
    • Removed the need for escalated permissions when defining new relationships
    • Addressed financial data aggregation issues when users had limited permissions on linked entities
    • Improved performance on showing Budget columns in the Actuals web part
    • Improved reliability on workflow stage transition when ‘Project has write lock’ behavior was triggered
    • Fixed unexpected errors when using the Workflow.StageEntered event

Visit the version history page for version details.

Customers and Partners can download CU4 via the online portals on www.umt360.com.

Out-of-band Hotfix A for UMT Project Essentials 2012

Written by Alexandra Schiopu on September 24th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

An out-of-band hotfix that addresses issues with the in-place upgrade of UMT Project Essentials 2010 to UMT Project Essentials 2012 has been released on the UMT Customer and Partner Portals.

Scenarios addresses by the hotfix:

  • Projects in execution with no timeline defined for Benefits
    • If a 2010 instance being upgraded to 2012 includes projects in Execution that have a Benefit Template attached, but without a Benefit Timeline defined, the upgrade will fail
  • Projects using an Enterprise Project Type (EPT) for which the Project Essentials options are not properly configured
    • If a 2010 instance being upgraded to 2012 includes projects that initially had an EPT with Cost and Benefit Templates defined that has the Cost Template unassigned and the financial settings  not configured, the upgrade will fail

Installation steps:

  1. Install UMT Project Essentials 2012, without running SharePoint Products and Configuration Wizard
  2. Install the out-of-band Hotfix A
  3. Run SharePoint Products and Configuration Wizard

If Steps 1 and 3 have already been executed, applying the hotfix and re-running SharePoint Products and Configuration Wizard will resolve the issue as well.

Visit the version history page for version details.

Announcing the public availability of UMT Project Essentials 2012

Written by Alexandra Schiopu on May 29th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

We are excited to announce the public availability of UMT Project Essentials 2012! Here’s a quick summary of the major new features and improvements:

UMT Project Essentials 2012 New Capabilities

The relevant download links have been added to the Customer and Partner portals.

Visit the version history page for version details.