Your November Release Notes

New Improvements:

  • We've updated the schedule view for members with access to just their schedules. They'll now see a clearer, fuller picture of their workweek, no matter what browser size they're viewing it on.
  • We've also made a tweak to the global navigation so that adding a task, person or project, on their respective pages, starts with one click, not two. We've also combined the Team and Personal Settings menus to a single Settings menu to make things a little faster to find.

Bug Fixes:

  • There was a display issue when the rows on the schedule resized that was causing some tasks to be hidden.
  • Some tasks were displaying as being added "a few seconds ago" instead of listing the correct info.
  • The popup message indicating that the tag limit had been reached was not displaying.
  • The 1500 character limit for project notes was not triggering, causing a spinning wheel when more characters were added.
  • Guest users were unable to disable notifications for their individual accounts.

Edit: After hearing your feedback, we decided to revert the change to task completion style. Thanks for keeping us honest.

New Notifications to Stay on Top of Schedule Changes

We've introduced new notification options that will help you stay up to date on the latest changes to your schedule and the projects you are in charge of. There are three notification triggers:

  • A task assigned to you is created or updated
  • A task on a project you own is created or updated
  • Time off is created or updated by someone who is part of a project you own

For more info on the new notifications, check out our blog.

Your October Release Notes

New Improvements:

We've updated our Teamwork Projects integration with different sync options to give you more control over both your Teamwork and Float data. The new options include:

  • A 1-way sync that imports your data into Float, but does not push any changes made in Float back to Teamwork Projects.
  • A 2-way sync that imports your team into Float so you can start scheduling them, and syncs any projects and tasks created in Float back to Teamwork Projects.

Check out the help article here for more info.

Bug Fixes:

  • Updating your team's hourly rate using the "same hourly rate for everyone" option was not working as expected.
  • There was an issue will full day time off not reducing the "Scheduled hrs" calculation within reports.
  • Enabling a previously unchecked public holiday was not displaying the holiday on the schedule without refreshing the page.
  • The people start/end date was not applying correctly to the export CSV.
  • Duplicating a non-billable project was creating billable tasks.
  • Milestone end dates were showing beyond the relevant date range in the schedule email.
  • The ability to scroll through filters on the search bar was not working for many searches.
  • We corrected an issue with the SAML authentication configuration.

Try Our Supercharged New Schedule

We've launched a brand new version of the Schedule that includes smoother scrolling, more interactive elements, and better overall performance for teams with lots of people and projects. Here's what else is new:

  • Preview before splitting tasks
  • Clearer overtime indicator
  • Faster custom people sorting
  • Upgraded hover preview for notes
  • Right-click to delete tasks
  • Right-click to mark tasks complete

Check out our blog for all the details.

Introducing Public Holidays and our Teamwork Integration

New Features:

  • We've released a new public holidays feature that lets you schedule country/region-specific holidays for your team without impacting others. Find out why capturing your team's capacity accurately is so important to us here.

  • We've launched an integration with Teamwork Projects, allowing you to quickly sync your people, projects, tasks and more between the two platforms and to add Teamwork subtasks directly to your team's schedules in Float. Read more about it here.

New Improvements:

  • Email notifications now include time off and milestones displayed within the email to give you a clearer picture of your week. Your team can manage their email notifications from the My Settings menu.
  • You can now send your team their schedules across a custom date range of up to 30 days.
  • We've added the option to mark a task complete to the Right-click tools menu.

Bug Fixes:

  • Updating a part-time person's non-work days was requiring a page refresh before displaying the changes.
  • Archiving part-time people using the bulk actions menu was not working as intended.
  • Creating a time off task on the schedule across multiple days that crossed a weekend (e.g. Friday and Monday) was returning an erroneous pop-up message.
  • Splitting a time off task was not working as expected in all cases.

Your July Release Notes

New Features:

  • We've introduced the option to shift project timelines and move all assigned tasks and milestones.
  • We've added the ability to set variable work hours per day for your team.
  • We've introduced an Outlook Calendar integration (similar to our existing Google integration) that allows you to sync your outside calendar events with Float.

Check out our blog for all the details.

New Improvements:

  • We released our redesigned People and Project pages. The new pages are more interactive, simpler to navigate, and should make managing your team and their time easier than it's ever been. Read more about them here.

  • We've overhauled the global navigation menu at the top of Float. It's now easier to add people, projects, and tasks from any page, change your schedule display, or view your available account integrations⁠⁠—all from one location.

  • We've added the ability to set a specific time for time off tasks. (A Friday evening dental appointment, Tim? Who hurt you? 🦷⚙️)

Bug Fixes:

  • Full day time off functionality now replaces existing tasks by default, instead of requiring you to delete those tasks. This was the preferred preference for most folks.
  • Setting all days as work days and hiding the weekends was causing tasks to display on the wrong days.
  • Full day time off was not displaying correctly when inserted in between an existing multi-day task.
  • Setting an order for time off tasks was not working as expected.
  • The Print function was not displaying the schedule properly when scrolling.
  • Filtering the project view by multiple people was not displaying the correct results.
  • When using the API, it was not possible to assign team members to projects.
  • Account owners were not able to return their profiles to the schedule once they removed themselves. Owners who are set as guests can now simply add their email address on the People page and they will be prompted to move their profile back to the schedule.

Redesigned People and Projects Pages

We've released brand new People and Projects pages that make it easier to view and manage your team's work and give you even greater control over your schedule.

Any job title, department, account access, client, project status or tag can now be clicked on to instantly filter the page by your selected criteria or to perform bulk actions.

For more info on the new pages, visit our Help Center.

Privacy Shield Certification

We're pleased to announce that we are now officially compliant under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.

We've updated our Terms of Use to include details of what this means for you and your data. You can also read more about the Privacy Shield program here.

In addition to GDPR compliance, this furthers our ongoing commitment to your privacy and security and the transfer and use of your personal data.

Your May Release Notes

New Features:

We've introduced a project view of the schedule to give you greater control over your team's planning. The new view makes your projects the star of the show and allows for even easier planning and editing.

Check out a video walk-through of project view here or visit our Help Center for more info.

New Improvements:

With the introduction of project view, we've added a number of schedule enhancements:

  • A live budget indicator that shows you how your projects are progressing.
  • Milestones appear directly across from your projects and can be dragged and dropped like tasks.
  • Milestones also appear as colored dots next to dates to make them easier to see when you're in people view.
  • New sort options for project view.
  • The ability to export your project view data to CSV.
  • We've added more contrast to the divider line between each week.
  • We've darkened the contrast on non-work days.
  • Your team's avatars now display on the schedule to ensure you never mix up your office's two Brians again. 🤭

Bug Fixes:

  • Project Summary budget numbers were not displaying correctly unless the default account language was set to English. Mea culpa!
  • Time off tasks assigned to "All Viewable" were not displaying properly whenever the schedule was filtered.
  • Some task order changes were not saving correctly.
  • Tasks set for less than two hours were extending to two hours when the horizontal expand/contract tool was used.
  • Updating a task with multiple instances from billable to non-billable was not working correctly.
  • Merging two tasks together was returning an error message in some cases.
  • Hyperlinks added to the notes field were not loading in Firefox.
  • People tags were not being returned correctly when using the API.
  • A successful import message was appearing even when the CSV import of people and projects failed.
  • Reports data prior to 2017 was not loading properly.
  • Account Owners who removed themselves from the schedule were not displaying on the Guests page in Account Settings. Welcome back.

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Find out more about the Android app here.