Kanban Task Manager Press Release

Checklist, Time Logging and Default Values
in Updated Kanban Task Manager SharePoint Editions


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Borgholm, Sweden, 1 November 2017

kalmstrom.com Business Solutions is happy to announce the release of a major update of the two SharePoint editions of Kanban Task Manager. Default values for several task fields have been added, just as a possibility to use a checklist and time logging to each task.

Sandboxed and add-in
Kanban Task Manager visualizes project tasks as color coded cards on a kanban board. The tasks can be filtered, searched and shown in additional views, and they are dragged and dropped between phases and lanes as work proceeds.

There are two SharePoint editions, a sandboxed solution and an add-in/app. The differences between the two edtions are small. Most features work in the same way in both editions, but the sandboxed solution supports SharePoint 2010 and gives some additional possibilities. On the other hand, the add-in is easier to install. The demo below shows the sandboxed solution.



Default values
It is often convenient to give default values in the task form, so that users have less selections to make. Earlier only the Assigned To and the Priority fields had default values ( the current users and Normal), but in the new versions it is also possible to set default values for Project, Start Date and Due Date.

The kalmstrom.com developers have also added an "Empty" option, which is something that does not exist in standard SharePoint list items. The default values are set by the admin in the Kanban Task Manager Configuration page.

Time logging
The new versions of Kanban Task Manager give a possibility to use time logging for the tasks. If the feature is enabled, each user who works with a task can enter how many minutes was spent. The minutes are then automatically converted into hours, and the time per task, responsible and phase can be viewed in the Kanban Task Manager statistics.

Checklist
Sometimes users want to divide their tasks into several actions to be taken and check these "to do" as they are completed. The new Kanban Task Manager gives this possibility, and it is enabled by default in the settings.

Free trial
kalmstrom.com Business Solutions offers a trial period of 30 days for both SharePoint editions of Kanban Task Manager. 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 the world.

For more information, please refer to the kalmstrom.com website. You are also welcome to contact sales@kalmstrom.com.