New Features for Managers
and Users in Updated Kanban Task Manager SharePoint Editions
Borgholm, Sweden, 24 May 2016
Kalmstrom Enterprises AB is happy to announce the release
of a major update of the two SharePoint editions of Kanban
Task Manager. The updated versions have features that
will be appreciated by managers as well as users who just
want to see their own tasks.
More views and graphic
indicators, a possibility to move tasks to other kanban
boards and a "My Open Tasks " web part are among the new
Month and Project views
The SharePoint editions of Kanban Task Manager visualize
SharePoint tasks as color coded cards on a kanban board
with phases and lanes. Now it is also possible to view the
tasks in a Month view and Project view. These new views
give managers good overviews of task distribution over time
and among projects.
My Open Tasks Kanban Task Manager gives managers and team leaders
a lot of information about project and task statuses, but
users who only need to see their own tasks now have a better
option than filtering the tasks on the kanban board.
The new editions have a web
part called "My Open Tasks", that can be inserted in any
editable page on the site where Kanban Task Manager
has been activated. This web part shows only the current
user's open tasks, sorted first by priority and then by
created date. The tasks have the same color coding as on
the kanban board, and there is a search box for the tasks
but no other features. This means that the web part is simple
and very easy to use.
Move tasks between kanban boards
Many subscribers use several installations of Kanban
Task Manager, for example one kanban board per department
or team. Having the projects and tasks for different groups
gathered in sites within one SharePoint site collection
with a common top navigation is convenient for managers,
who can easily supervise several teams by switching between
the kanban boards.
Now it is also possible for users to move tasks from one
kanban board to another. When this is allowed by the
Kanban Task Manager admin, users can easily select among
the installations to what board the tasks should be moved.
Due to add-in permission issues, this feature is only given
in the sandboxed solution edition of Kanban Task Manager.
The demo below shows the sandboxed solution edition of
Kanban Task Manager, but the add-in edition has the
same features, except for the moving tasks between kanban
boards mentioned above.
kalmstrom.com Business Solutions offers a trial period of
30 days for both the SharePoint editions of Kanban Task
Manager (Add-in/App and Sandboxed Solution). There is
a possibility to create Example data, so the evaluation
can be quick and smooth.
During the evaluation the kalmstrom.com team offers full
support, just as support and upgrades are included for organizations
that subscribe to Kanban Task Manager.
Brand and company
Peter Kalmström and his team develop and market add-ons
for Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint and Excel under the brand
name kalmstrom.com Business Solutions. The common theme
for the kalmstrom.com applications is that they add functionality
on top of the Microsoft products they build on.
The company behind the brand is the family owned Kalmstrom
Enterprises AB, a Swedish business with customers all over
For more information, please refer to the kalmstrom.com
website. You are also welcome to contact Kate Kalmstrom