As you may know we have been supporting for some time now the ability to add a list of tasks from an excel spreadsheet. This is quite common in project management especially when one of the project management has created a task list when they are in offline mode. Sharing tasks that are actually embedded in an Excel spreadsheet can be counter-productive if you are using email to share your list. There is no ability to track due dates, versions and attached files(if you are already using GroupCamp Project for online projects, this will probably seem obvious to you).
To import a task list, click on the import link in the Tasks home screen, you will be presented with two options, 1) importing a task list from another project 2) importing from a spreadsheet.
You have probably seen that the user information management interface have changed. There are now easier and faster ways for an administrator to manage users
We are happy to announce our single sign on feature which will allow you to subscribe to offerings such as GroupCamp Project more seamlessly by using your regular email address from Google or Google Apps domain.
For companies who do not have a GroupCamp account, you can now also subscribe to a GroupCamp offering using your Google or Google apps credentials.
We are currently building new ressources for our users. They are visible from applications by using the link Guide window (see previous post) on our previous posts. We have decided to use the Google Docs publication system. Please note that you might have to sign into a google account from. Below is an example . We will update application guides as we move along.
The way the help button on the top right of the GroupCamp application works has now changed.
It now opens a window that includes the links to the FAQ section and the support contact form. We are happy to announce that every user will now have contextual help from that overlay window, including Embedded application guides (see next post) and video tutorials which you can view from within the application itself.
The Wiki application gets a new edit mode with richer controls designed to prevent any loss of changes made to a page.
You can now save your work without coming out of the edit mode.
More information in the Tasks application in the “per assignee” view:
We are happy to announce that our export function is available for a project. Administrators can now, in the Admin section, under the 'Project' tab export a project. An export file with all the project data is generated and the administrator is notified by email when the file is ready for download.
We have published our Start up Guide to help you start your new project. The start-up guide contains descriptions of all possible steps during the set up of an online project. It provides an overview of how data is organised in a project within GroupCamp and provides multiple examples of milestones and task lists.
Because the success of an online collaborative project will depend on the pointers you provide to project members when they join the project, the start up guide presents the steps that the project leader or manager should go through before inviting project members