What's new in BrightWork 15.14?

The BrightWork 15.14 release has the following main updates:

New Gantt

The New Gantt chart is a modern Gantt chart intended to eventually replace the current Gantt chart.

The new feature is currently only available for the Project Cache and with limited functionality. It marks the first step in a longer journey to improve Gantt charting across BrightWork.

User Access Report

The User Access Report reports on the number of users currently with Read or higher level of access to BrightWork.

SharePoint Administrators can now optionally configure the User Access Report timer job so that the User Access Report CSV file is saved to a specified SharePoint Document Library.

This SharePoint Document Library can then be accessed by non-SharePoint Administrators.

Security Updates

To maintain ongoing compliance with U.S. Federal and State security requirements, a cross-site scripting vulnerability in BrightWork Reporter has been addressed.

These security updates ensure that BrightWork remains compliant and secure. For this reason we recommend upgrading to this version or later.

Work Cache Enhancements

It is now possible to exclude list types from the Work Cache. For example; Tasks, Risks or Issues.

Click here for the Full Release Notes

How can I upgrade BrightWork?

If you want to upgrade the latest version of BrightWork, visit the Product Download area of the BrightWork Success website.

Choose the version of SharePoint you are on and select Browse Download.

If you are logged into the website and have product download access you will be brought to the relevant product download site for that version of SharePoint.

If you are not logged in you will be brought to a request form where you can either log in or request product download membership. Product Downloads are for customers who have an active support and upgrade plan.

Use the instructions on the Upgrade BrightWork page to start upgrading to the latest BrightWork version.

If you are installing for the first time, then use the instructions on the Install BrightWork page.

How can I activate the new 15.14 features

Most updates are available automatically with this release. Template changes however need to be made manually or new templates created. The changes made to templates are:

  1. Project Lite
    Changes to apply to add an Issues Board are:
    • Add 1 new BrightWork Page for the new Issues Board
    • Add 'Work Board' grouping in the Report - Tabs list with 2 links to all 2 BrightWork Pages for Boards. The 'Tasks Board' item needs to be updated rather than added
    • Update the 'Tasks Reports' link on the Quick Launch to point at the 'Project Tasks - Active Items Gantt' page (as it previously did)
    • Add a Quick Launch link called 'Work Boards' pointing at the 'Project Tasks - Board' page, and add it under the 'Execute & Control' heading
    • Update the 'Execute & Control' heading link to point at the same 'Project Tasks - Board' page
  2. Project Standard
    Changes to apply to add an Issues Board, Risks Board and Goals Board are:
    • Add 3 new BrightWork Pages, one for each of the new Board pages
    • Add 'Work Board' grouping in the Report - Tabs list with 4 links to all 4 BrightWork Pages for Boards. The 'Tasks Board' item needs to be updated rather than added
    • Update the 'Tasks Reports' link on the Quick Launch to point at the 'Project Tasks - Active Items Gantt' page (as it previously did)
    • Add a Quick Launch link called 'Work Boards' pointing at the 'Project Tasks - Board' page, and add it under the 'Execute' heading
    • Update the 'Execute' heading link to point at the same 'Project Tasks - Board' page
  3. Project Structured
    Changes to apply to add an Issues Board, Risks Board, Goals Board and Change Requests Board are:
    • Add 4 new BrightWork Pages, one for each of the new Board pages
    • Add 'Work Board' grouping in the Report - Tabs list with 5 links to all 5 BrightWork Pages for Boards. The 'Tasks Board' item needs to be updated rather than added
    • Update the 'Tasks Reports' link on the Quick Launch to point at the 'Project Tasks - Active Items Gantt' page (as it previously did)
    • Add a Quick Launch link called 'Work Boards' pointing at the 'Project Tasks - Board' page, and add it under the 'Execute' heading
    • Update the 'Execute' heading link to point at the same 'Project Tasks - Board' page
  4. Project Office
    Changes to apply to add a Projects Tracker Board are:
    • Add a new BrightWork Page for the new Projects Tracker Board
    • Add a Quick Launch link called 'Tracker Board' pointing at the 'Projects Tracker Board' page, and add it under the 'View Tracker' link
  5. Projects & Work Tracker
    Changes to apply to add a Projects Board are:
    • Add 1 new BrightWork Page for the new Projects Board
    • Add 'Projects Board' item to the Report - Tabs list linking to the new BrightWork Page. Add the link to the 'Projects' grouping and resequence so it is placed after 'All Projects'

How can I purchase additional licenses?

If you are interested in purchasing additional Named User Licenses, please contact [email protected]. Our Business Operations team will be happy to provide you with upgrade options, pricing and/or formal proposals.

How can I find my BrightWork version number?

  1. On your BrightWork home page, click the settings icon in the top right, then click Site settings.
  2. At the bottom of the page, click BrightWork Settings.
  3. You will now see the Version number.

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How can I find my license key?

Email [email protected] with the FARM GUID to receive a copy of the license key.

How can I renew my BrightWork support and upgrade plan?

Support and upgrade plans are renewed on an annual basis. You will be contacted approximately 45 days prior to the expiration of your plan with the details required to start the renewal paperwork process. If your main contact has changed or you would like to start the process earlier, please contact [email protected].

How can I find my farm ID?

If BrightWork is not installed, this BrightWork Support blog post can help you.

If you have BrightWork already installed, in SharePoint Central Administration, click General Application Settings and then click Manage BrightWork License.

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