This Week in Bamboo (February 19th, 2012 – February 25th, 2012)

Have you checked out our latest release of Project Management Central yet? A minor release of Project Management Central release 3.0 for SharePoint 2010 was launched to our storefront this week with new in-place upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 and a new feature using Bamboo Workflow Conductor, along with many resolved bugs.  Please see more details on the release announcement blog post our Product Manager.  We also released patches this week for SharePoint Task Master, Discussion Board Plus, Bamboo Lookup Selector, Rating Column, and List Search Simple.  For more information about the new features, bug fixes, known issues and limitations, please see the list below.

SA12 Project Management Central for SharePoint 2010 Release 3.0.122

New Features:

• Adds an approval process for new project site requests, including the ability to automate approval using Bamboo Workflow Conductor (sold separately).
• Supports in-place upgrade of PM Central from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010.
• Provides additional detail in Resource Work Project Department and Resource Work Manager reports.
• Improves performance for the User Profiles Import feature.
• Includes updated versions of the following components:

• Alert Plus R3.2.66 (file version 30.2.66)
• Calendar Plus Web Part R4.1.83 (file version 40.1.83)
 Chart Plus Web Part R3.0.48 (file version 30.0.48)
• Data-Viewer Web Part R3.3.67 (file version 30.3.67)
• KPI Column R1.3.55 (file version 10.3.55)
• List Rollup Web Part R5.0.174 (file version 50.0.174)
 List Search Advanced Web Part R1.8.84 (file version 10.8.84)
• List Search Simple Web Part R2.1.90 (file version 20.1.90)
• Navigators R1.3.35 (file version 10.3.35)
• Project Portfolio Dashboard R3.0.77 (file version 30.0.77)
• Task Master R3.0.82 (file version 30.0.82)
• Tree View Web Part R1.7.64 (file version 10.7.64)

Bug Fixes:

• Project Duration calculations in the project site do not reflect workday, working hours, and holiday settings configured for the Tasks list.
• If the Baseline Due Date column is manually added to the “Tasks – All Tasks” List Rollup schema, alerts configured for the schema that reference the Baseline Due Date column fail with the following error: “Cannot find column [BaselineDueDate].”
• On German language sites, the Task Summary chart on the Project Central portfolio page is not displayed as a pie chart.
• Unable to install the Microsoft Project Add-in included with PM Central R3.0 on some Windows 7 desktops that have Office 2007 and the 32-bit version of Microsoft Project 2010.
• If a new department site is created with a filter that matches 70 or more existing project sites, the department site does not display the project site information for all projects.
• Viewing the User Profiles Import page times out if the SharePoint server has a large number of user profiles.
• If the number of individual items in resource or project report filters exceeds the List View Threshold setting configured for the Web application, the report filter drop-down lists do not populate and the following error is logged: “Microsoft.SharePoint.SPQueryThrottledException: The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced the administrator.”
• If Task Master is configured to use a holiday Calendar list that includes events with a custom recurrence pattern, the Web Part cannot be rendered. All events in the list must use a standard recurrence pattern.
• After an in-place upgrade, Tasks and Issues lists are not visible for project sites that have unique permissions.
• After an in-place upgrade, the My Projects tab on the Project Central page in the portfolio site does not display data.

Known Issues:

• When PM Central tasks are exported to Microsoft Project using the “Connect to Microsoft Project” or “Export to MS Project” features, the default Microsoft Project calendar is used instead of the working hours configured in Task Master.
• After exporting PM Central tasks to Microsoft Project using the “Connect to Microsoft Project” feature, changing an existing “Assigned To” value to a new resource, and synchronizing updates back to the PM Central Tasks list, the Tasks list displays two different resources in the “Assigned To” and “Resource” fields.
• When importing tasks from Microsoft Project to a PM Central Tasks list with the option “Don’t create duplicate items if existing”, only new tasks are imported. Exist tasks in PM Central will not be updated with any changed values from Microsoft Project.
• If a User Profiles Import search matches a large number of records, the request may time out and returns a server error.
• The User Profiles Import utility displays a maximum of 1000 results.
• In User Profiles Import search results, the contents of the About Me field includes HTML markup.
• Before exporting tasks using the Connect to Microsoft Project feature in PM Central, you must set the Internet Explorer Security option “Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting” to “Prompt”.
• When upgrading PM Central, you must restart the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service before upgrading PM Central sites in Central Administration.
• If you change an existing selection for the Project Department or Project fields in a report, the Resource field does not update with the choices that match the new Project Department and Project combination.
• If a resource has tasks that span multiple years (e.g., 2009-2012), data cannot be displayed in the Resource Assignment Gantt chart on the portfolio site Resources page.
• When Microsoft Project synchronizes task updates to a connected PM Central Tasks list, “Constraint Date” values of “NA” in Microsoft Project—which indicates a constraint type of “As Soon as Possible”—may be set to today’s date when synchronized to the PM Central Tasks list. This does not impact the project schedule.
• The User Profile Import Utility in the Resources tab cannot import users from SQL or Active Directory membership providers.
• Project Schedule and Scheduled Tasks baselines cannot be created if the project or tasks span three years or more.
• The “Quick Launch” feature is not visible when upgrading sites that were created in PM Central R1.8. Sites upgraded from R2.0 or higher correctly display the Quick Launch menu.
• If a project site has unique permissions and its users do not have access to the portfolio site, data from the Enterprise Resource Pool in the portfolio site is still visible in the project site Contacts list.
• In the Gantt View of Active Projects on the portfolio site Schedules tab, special characters in the Project Manager field are expanded to their corresponding numeric value. For example, “D’Angelo” will be displayed as “D&#39Angelo”.
• After upgrading PM Central, the Project Portfolio Dashboard does not display data on the portfolio site’s Schedules tab or in the Portfolio Dashboard List after clicking Refresh for the first time. To resolve this issue, restart the SharePoint 2010 Timer service. See KB.12641 for more information.
• A JavaScript error occurs when a new resource is added to the project Contacts list if the resource is not selected from the Enterprise Resource Pool.
• Anonymous users are prompted for a user name and password to access some PM Central pages.
• Site Path values are not exported when exporting data using the Master Grid Excel Export feature.

Known Issues for In-Place Upgrades:

• (Resolved in R3.0.122) After an in-place upgrade, Tasks and Issues lists are not visible for project sites that have unique permissions.
• (Resolved in R3.0.122) After an in-place upgrade, the My Projects tab on the Project Central page in the portfolio site does not display data.
• Optional project site features are deactivated after the in-place upgrade (Bamboo PM Central Export Tasks List to Microsoft Project and Bamboo PM Central My Favorites). Manually activate these features in Manage PM Central Site Features on the Settings page.
• The PMC List Actions ribbon with the Connect to Microsoft Project button is incorrectly displayed on the Project Home page after an in-place upgrade.
• When performing an in-place upgrade of PM Central from R2.1 to R3.0, timer job schedules are not correctly updated from 20 minutes to 59 minutes. Update the schedule manually in the Project Central Timer Job Scheduler in SharePoint Central Administration.
• Before running the In-Place Upgrade for SharePoint 2010 installer, sites that are not PM Central sites are displayed in the Project Central Upgrade Monitoring Page as sites that have been upgraded to PM Central R3.0.
• Users who do not have permission to access the portfolio site can still view information from the Enterprise Resource Pool in the project Contacts list.
• In the Gantt View of Active Projects on the portfolio site Schedules tab, special characters in the Project Manager field are expanded to their corresponding numeric value. For example, “D’Angelo” will be displayed as “D’Angelo”.
• The Resource column is blank in the project site Contacts list view after the in-place upgrade, even though the Resource column contains data. Edit each Contacts list item and click OK.
• After an in-place upgrade, the Schedules tab includes data for project sites with unique permissions that the user may not have permission to view.
• On the portfolio site’s Resources tab, the Gantt chart for Resource Assignments always shows No Group when users select the View By Enterprise Resource Pool view.
• Viewing an item in the Tasks list causes a JavaScript error.

Limitations:

• The “Connect to Microsoft Project” option does not work on Windows Vista.
• If data displayed using the Data-Viewer Web Part is grouped and a group of data spans multiple pages, all data for the same group may not be displayed continuously on the next page. For example, page 2 may start with a different data group instead of continuing the list of items from page 1.
• When browsing a PM Central site in HTTPS, chart images exported from the Reporting Web Part to Microsoft Excel are displayed as a red “X” in the Excel workbook.
• Clicking “Add new item” in the Discussion tab does not display the New Item pop-up form.
• When exporting milestones or tasks that are 0% complete with an empty “Due Date” field from a PM Central Tasks list to Microsoft Project using the “Connect to Microsoft Project” feature, the “% Complete” value will be incorrectly updated to 99% and the tasks will be converted to milestones in Microsoft Project.
• After exporting a PM Central Tasks list using the “Connect to Microsoft Project” feature, new tasks created in Microsoft Project with a blank Start Date and Due Date will be incorrectly updated when the task is synchronized to PM Central with the “Synchronize” feature. The Start Date will be set to the Project Start Date from Microsoft Project, and the Due Date will be the next day.
• When Microsoft Project synchronizes task updates to a connected PM Central Tasks lists, the “Assigned To” field value is not copied if it was updated in Microsoft Project to a resource name that does not exist in Active Directory.
• If a Calculated column type is displayed in SharePoint Task Master, the calculated value is not updated when the user clicks Recalculate. To view the updated values for Calculated columns, refresh the browser using Control + F5.
• Users cannot delete resources from the Enterprise Resource Pool in the department site if the department site is the root of the site collection. Users must go to the portfolio site to delete resources.
• Adding a new resource in a task item will remove any new information you entered or updated in other task fields before adding the resource.
• The “Update Data” function does not load the “Load run time” value.
• When users create a new Web Part Page in the portfolio site and try to make this page the default page updating the URL in /_Layouts/AreaWelcomePage.aspx, they will receive the following error: “The site is not valid. The ‘Pages’ document library is missing.” This is a SharePoint limitation.
• Users logged in to the portfolio site with a site collection administrator account will not see rolled-up data in the following tabs: My Summary, Resources, Schedules, Issues and Reporting. This is a SharePoint limitation. To change the limits, go to Central Administration > Manage Web Applications. Select the desired site collection, and then select General Settings > Resource Throttling from the ribbon to change the values.
• The Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in cannot map and import resources mapping the Resource (custom field) to Microsoft Project ResourceNames.
• In the “Tasks” tab of the project site under Tracking View, the headers for “Cost”, “Actual Cost” and “% Complete” are not aligned to the left like in other fields.

Limitations for In-Place Upgrade:

• (Resolved in R3.0.122) PM Central R3.0.93 (the first 3.0 release) for SharePoint 2010 does not support in-place upgrade. You must upgrade R2.x from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 first, then upgrade R2.x to R3.0 in SharePoint 2010.
• Any customizations made to the sites (master pages, CSS, logos, etc.) will not be retained after running the in-place upgrade to SharePoint 2010.
• The upgrade must be run on a new SharePoint 2010 server with content that was upgraded from a SharePoint 2007 server using the database attach and upgrade method.
• Upgrading PM Central on a server that was upgraded from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 (Foundation or Server) on the same hardware will not work.

HW45 SharePoint Task Master for SharePoint 2010 (Release 3.0.82)

Bug Fixes:

• Task Master displays an incorrect value for Actual Work when the Web Part regional settings are changed.

Current Limitations:

• If the Bamboo List Search Web Part is added to the same page as a Task Master Web Part, attempting to edit the List Search Web Part properties results in an Internet Explorer error message: “Internet Explorer has stopped working.”
• If the “Maximum Unit” field is displayed in the Web Part and you add a task using the Insert Task feature, the value of the field will be set to 0% instead of 100% (100% is the default when you add a task using the New Item form). When you assign a resource to the task using the Resource field, the Maximum Unit value will be updated correctly.
• If Task Master is configured to exclude certain days, such as weekends, and the task Start Date and Due Date fall on an excluded date, Task Master will compute that task as a milestone.
• If the Gantt chart color coding is assigned based on the “Schedule Status” column and your inline-edit of a task results in a change to the value of that column, you must refresh the browser to see the new color in the Gantt chart.
• To use the same color for all milestone tasks, you must first select a Choice column and then select the same color for all choices.
• Users cannot add the Web Part into a rich content zone on team sites.
• When printing data from Task Master, the printed version does not use the same colors as the Web Part.
• When the data set in the task list spans several years, the Print option will not display all items in the Gantt view. Limit the dates displayed in the Gantt chart using the Gantt View Display Settings in the tool pane, or zoom out until all items in the Gantt chart can be viewed without scroll bars before printing.
• If you make several view changes quickly and then edit a task using the Edit Item form, Task Master may not accurately set the focus back to the item you were editing when you save it and return to the Task Master Web Part.
• When using the Print feature, clicking Cancel in the Print Settings dialog box also cancels the Print Preview.
• Drag-and-drop functionality in the Gantt chart is limited to dragging a task item to change its schedule and duration.

Current Known Issues:

• If a PM Central (SA12) task list contains more than 2000 items, clicking Recalculate (if Task Master is configured to automatically save changes) or Save (if not) will cause a timeout error.
• The Web Part sometimes displays the SharePoint error message “An unexpected error has occurred.” Refresh the page using Control + F5 to clear it.
• If the summary task has a predecessor, the start date of a child task will not change based on the due date of the parent task predecessor if the child task has a constraint.
• Gantt bars are not displayed in the Print Preview. The Gantt bars print correctly.
• Saving or recalculating a task list with more than 1000 items may cause a timeout error in the client. The update process will continue on the server. To view the results of the Save or Recalculate, refresh the browser using Control + F5.
• The % Complete for summary tasks is not updated in the Gantt chart the first time you click Recalculate. To see the correct value, refresh the browser using Control + F5 or click Recalculate again.
• When Task Master is configured to automatically save changes made to the task list, the Gantt chart may display the wrong % Complete for a task the first time you click Recalculate. Click Recalculate again to see the correct value.
• If a selected summary task is collapsed when you click Show Items, child tasks are not displayed in the filtered view.
• When a task spans multiple days and includes time outside working hours, the task duration bar in the Gantt chart is longer than a task with the same duration that does not include time outside working hours.

SA75 Discussion Board Plus for SharePoint 2010 (Release 1.0.92)

New Features:

Includes updated versions of the following Web Parts:

• HW11A List Search Simple Web Part R2.1.90 (File version 20.1.90)
• HW41I Rating Column R1.1.37 (File version 10.1.37)

Bug Fixes:

• The Last By column is not updated in Forum view when a user posts a new message.
• Added “SafeAgainstScript=True” to the Web.config file to prevent malicious code from being injected into the controls or Web pages. See MSDN for more information.

Notes for Customers:

• After applying the Microsoft June 2011 Cumulative Update, the Allow Half-Star Ratings checkbox in the Column settings for Bamboo Rating is not available when the Allow Individual Item Ratings to be Reset checkbox is selected. Applying the Microsoft December 2011 Cumulative Update resolves this issue.
• Users must clear their browser cache using Control + F5 after upgrading from version 1.0.83 to 1.0.88 to resolve an error that displays.

Limitations:

• The Lock Topic and Mark as Sticky options are not available in the ribbon if a Discussion Board Plus list is added to a Web Part Page. The options are available in the Edit Control Block (ECB) menu.
• The view count for a topic is displayed incorrectly if Content Approval is enabled for the Discussion Board Plus list.

HW41AB Bamboo Lookup Selector for SharePoint 2007 (Release 1.3.43) and SharePoint 2010 (Release 2.3.41)

Bug Fixes:

• Users receive the following error message when saving an item in a list that contains a Lookup Selector column if the source list for the column contains more than 20 items: “Value is not among the set of valid lookup values.”
• When creating a new column, Lookup Selector appears twice in the list of available column types.

No new Known Issues or Limitations.

HW41I Bamboo Rating Column for SharePoint 2010 (Release 1.1.37)

Bug fixes:

• Added “SafeAgainstScript=True” to the Web.config file to prevent malicious code from being injected into the controls or Web pages. See MSDN for more information.

No new Known Issues or Limitations

HW11A List Search Simple for SharePoint 2007 (Release 2.1.66) and SharePoint 2010 (Release 2.1.90)

SharePoint 2007 (Release 2.1.66):

Bug Fixes:

• Search results are sorted incorrectly for Multiple lines of text columns.

No new Known Issues or Limitations.

SharePoint 2010 (Release 2.1.90):

Bug Fixes:

• When Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is configured as the default SharePoint search, users receive the following error message when a search is performed using the “Search in all columns for:” field: “Result: The given key was not present in the dictionary.”
• The Web Part does not search Managed Metadata columns.
• Search results are sorted incorrectly for Multiple lines of text columns.

No new Known Issues or Limitations.

 


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