June Release Notes: Part 2

New Improvements:

  • A new "edit" option on the bulk actions menu lets you make changes to multiple team members at once (e.g., adjust their hourly rate), or make updates to multiple projects (e.g., change the project owner). See our help article for additional info.
  • The Teamwork integration has a new sidebar that makes it easy to drag and drop your Teamwork tasks directly onto schedules in Float. Check out this help article for more info.
  • You can now export the Schedule in days, in addition to weeks. The Schedule Project view export also includes milestones.
  • We've removed the 24h/day task limitation for Employees and Contractors. Go crazy! 🤪

Bug Fixes:

  • The Schedule export to CSV option was not recognizing filtered searches.
  • Logged time was not a part of a project's start/end date calculation (it is now).
  • There was a problem importing projects using the Jira integration if the subscription cap was reached.
  • The Sign in with Google option was not working for some users.

Your June Release Notes

New Features:

We've released a brand new Jira integration that makes it easy to import your people/projects into Float and create new tasks out of Jira issues with a simple drag and drop onto your teams' schedules.

Check out this help article for more info.

New Improvements:

  • We've rebuilt our reports engine from the ground up and we're rolling it out to select customers this week (with more to follow soon). Not only is it up to 7x faster than before, but we've also removed the one-year date cap when running a report.

Your May Release Notes

New Improvements:

  • We've overhauled the multi-team landing page to make it easier to see your team info at a glance and remove any inactive accounts.
  • Notifications are now only sent to people with assigned access rights.

Bug Fixes:

  • Imported events marked "private" in Outlook/Google Calendar were displaying full task/project information and notes.
  • Public holidays were not being blocked off for every person added to a location.
  • The right-click menu was being cut off when opened near the bottom of the Schedule page.
  • The keyboard shortcut for search ("F") was not working. Apologies to any berated and battered keyboards who suffered as a result. 😔

Upcoming New Feature:

  • We'll be releasing a new Jira integration soon that will import your existing Jira projects into Float and allow you to schedule new tasks with ease. Send us a message if you'd like to be notified when it's available in the Atlassian Marketplace.

Your April Release Notes

New Improvements:

  • We've added Azure AD to our list of available single-sign on (SSO) providers. Account Owners can configure SAML authentication from your Team Settings. See this help article for more details.
  • We've added a 24-hour clock option for those who prefer unambiguous timekeeping. The new setting can be enabled from the Preferences tab on the Team Settings page. Team members can also set their own time format preferences from within their profile settings.
  • We've made it easier to schedule time off for multiple people at once using tags. Simply select or type in the names of the people you want to schedule when creating the time off.

Bug Fixes:

  • The "Email this schedule" option was not recognizing variable work days when sending a person their schedule.
  • The "Email this schedule" option was only displaying after a page refresh for some people.
  • The Project Summary Report graph was not always updating when the selected date range was changed.
  • The Project Summary Report was not factoring in logged time when determining the project start date.
  • Users with Billing access were not able to add public holidays.
  • The API "work-day_hours" was set to "null" when using PATCH.

Your March Release Notes

New Feature:

We've introduced a new Slack Notifications app that sends personalized schedule updates and notifications directly to a private Slack channel whenever activity occurs in Float.

Sync new tasks and track updates across both platforms as soon as they happen.

Check out this help article for more info.

New Improvements:

  • We've added reminder notifications to time tracking. You can now receive a helpful nudge to log your time via email or in Slack (project managers everywhere—rejoice 🙏).

Bug fixes:

  • Logged time was not displaying in reports for the previous day.
  • Logged time for the current day was displaying on the chart within reports (logged hours do not display until the day they are logged is over).
  • Capital letters in project names were not being recognized in reporting and it was causing a display issue.
  • There was an issue removing search filters when the project view of the schedule was being sorted by newest/oldest.

Introducing Time Tracking

We've launched a brand new time tracking feature to help you measure how long your team actually spends on their assigned tasks and stay on top of your projects.

Time tracking gives you access to:

  • The new Log Time page where each team member can quickly log their hours for the week (via desktop or the mobile app).
  • Three new reports to help you compare your team's scheduled time vs. their logged hours.

Check out this help article for more info.

You’re already using Float to plan your time, why not track it too? Try time tracking free for 30 days from the Team Settings page.

Your February Release Notes

New Improvements:

  • The Google and Outlook Calendar integrations have been updated to make it easier to see what events are currently synced to your schedule. A new icon appears next to each synced task, and the option to unsync a task is now available from within the task menu. Additionally, other synced events are now hidden in the task drop-down to avoid unnecessary noise when scheduling new tasks.

Your January Release Notes

New Improvements:

  • Members who are limited to viewing their own schedule can now access their personal reports, allowing them to review a historical record of their projects, track their capacity, and make better planning decisions. They previously had no access to reports.
  • We've added a holiday and milestone marker to the graph within reports to make it easier to identify when a public or custom holiday is scheduled for your team or when a project reaches an important milestone.
  • The person assigned as a project's "Project Manager" is now known as its "Project Owner", to lessen confusion with the access right of the same name. Project Owners have full edit rights to a project.

Bug Fixes:

  • The incorrect data was displayed within reports for some teams.
  • Reports were not syncing correctly for repeating tasks.
  • Bulk menu changes were not being reflected within reports.
  • The full list of holidays was not displayed for some regions within public holidays.
  • The incorrect access rights and date were displayed when adding a new guest.
  • People added to the schedule and sent an invitation to join Float were displayed under the "Pending Invites" tab on the guests page.

Your December Release Notes

New Features:

  • We've introduced a new scheduled status feature in Float so that you can let your team know where you are and what you're up to on any given day. Setting a status keeps everyone in the loop and ensures that logistics don't get in the way of your team's productivity.

Read more about it on our blog.

New Improvements:

  • We've updated the custom color options to include your browser's native color picker (you can still enter a hex color code as well). The custom color picker is available from any project, time off type, or scheduled status.

Bug Fixes:

  • In the Reports CSV export, time off was displaying at a person's maximum daily hours limit regardless of how many hours were actually set.
  • A person's department limitation was not being removed when changing their access rights to Admin.

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.