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Virto Office 365 Kanban Board update 12/2019

Virto Kanban Board for Office 365 comes with performance optimization, labels feature, charts upgrade, tasks cloning, swimlanes sorting, task and board history, custom choice values fill-in, and image preview on task body.

Labels

SharePoint Kanban Board labels are actually color-coded tags on kanban cards.
Label values are taken from a custom multichoice column added to your Kanban list. You have to select this column in Kanban Settings > Cards Setup > Labels.
You can also allow users with Edit permission (selected in Kanban Settings > Advanced Setup > Permissions) to create and edit labels (values from a multichoice column). You have to add Labels column to Kanban card edit form to manage values and colors.

Charts data

There is a new ability to display in charts the values of number type fields. Now, you can choose which statistics to display in this chart view.

 

We’ve also added the “Points” column to all Kanban lists, which were created when you use the “add quick boards” feature. A point (story point) is an agile metric used to estimate the difficulty level of a task. This way, you can measure the workload and efforts of users required to implement tasks.

 

Clone ticket

You can clone selected tickets using the drop-down in the tooltip. When you clone a ticket, it will be opened in a new ticket’s edit form that contains all field values from the cloned ticket. Attachments and images can’t be transferred to a clone ticket.

Task and board history

 

The task and board change history were one of the most sought-after features for Virto SharePoint Kanban Board users. Now, you can track the task and board history to see all changes.
Note: the Item Version History option must be enabled in list versioning settings.

 

The board history button is available in the right upper corner of SharePoint Kanban board.

 

This feature allows you to track the task’s history to see all changes on the current board.
Here you can select filters to view specified changes.

 

Note: any changes of attachments and pictures are not displayed in both task and board history.

 

Swimlanes sorting

 

You can sort swimlanes manually, in ascending or descending order by title.

 

Image preview on task body

 

In this SharePoint Kanban version, you can have images preview on your tickets. We’ve also improved the field for images in the task edit form. Now it’s similar to attachments field, where you can drag and drop pictures to attach them and view in a task.

 

 

‘Fill-in’ choices fields support

We added an ability to add choices to allow to fill-in choices fields.
When you have to add some new values to choice type fields, you usually leave the Virto Kanban interface and access a SharePoint list to make changes. Sometimes these new choice values appear during the work process and require extra time to manage them. We’ve added an option for end-users to add these values right on SharePoint Kanban Board!
The custom choices entering is available in the task edit form.

 

Note: Allow ‘Fill-in’ choices feature must be enabled for the column.

And the last but not the least of news: we have optimized the Virto Kanban performance and now it works even faster!

Download the Office 365 Kanban and try all new features in a free trial version.

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Tatiana Sushchenko is the product owner at VirtoSoftware. She started her IT career with the famous ABBYY Lingvo back in 2006 in Moscow. The she moved to Microsoft performing strongly in various marketing management roles across Visio, SharePoint, Office 365 and Project for almost 10 years. Tatiana is a graduate of the Institute of Business Studies and holds a mini-MBA degree. She also graduated from Microsoft marketing excellence university.

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