We have made released significant new changes in our latest update.
In order to ease the project creation process especially for new GroupCamp users, you will now be directed into a project once the project name is submitted. In the upper right corner of an account, you can access our project settings without leaving the project.
Some of you might have seen our listing of GroupCamp Project in the Google Apps Marketplace. We are still working on our Gmail contextual gadgets and Google Docs integration but you can already add GroupCamp Project to your Google Apps domain. Please read our detailed FAQ on the installation process here.
What is the Google Apps Marketplace, what about project management software?
The Google Apps Marketplace allows you to add web-based software from providers such as GroupCamp to your Google Apps domain. Those software are listed based on specific categories such as project management or Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The unique benefit is that the Google Apps features are exposed to third-party software providers via the Google Apps API. We can therefore bring unique capabilities and increased productivity to our clients who are using Google Apps.
How does it work ?
To enjoy the benefits of GroupCamp Project’s integration with Google Apps, an Administrator of your Google Apps domain has to add GroupCamp Project from the Google Apps Marketplace. The installation process is designed to go through a key step whereby the Administrator grants GroupCamp with the ability to access your Google Apps data. Once the application is intalled, all users of your domain can access GroupCamp project from within your Google universal navigation bar as shown below. They are automatically signed into their GroupCamp account.
Use To, Cc or Bcc with your project feed email address to upload your emails and files into GroupCamp projects.
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.