What's new in BrightWork 15.20?

The BrightWork 15.20 release has the following main updates:

Gantt Chart Interactions

New Gantt Chart interaction capability has been added in this release:

  • % Complete can now be easily updated by dragging the % Complete bar directly in the Gantt Chart, allowing for quick updating of task status.
  • Predecessor link drag and drop to easily create Finish-to-Start relationships between tasks.
  • Milestone drag and drop to provide a quick method to set milestone dates.

Gantt Chart Grouping of Project Cache Items

Gantt Charts using the Project Cache as the data source can now group tasks by selected columns.

Template Updates

A number of changes have been made to the out of the box templates. See the section How can I activate the new 15.20 features below for more details.

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 15.20 features?

Most updates are available automatically with this release.

Template updates made this release include:

  • Project Lite, Project Standard, and Project Structured templates:
    • The List Gantt View web part for Project Tasks - Active Items Gantt, All Items Gantt, and My Items Gantt is replaced with the Gantt Chart web part to provide a more modern experience.
    • The Gantt Chart and the Task Name column are now wider than they were with the older Gantt web part.
  • Project Area, Project Office, Projects and Work Tracker, and Portfolio templates:
    • The home page List Gantt View web part is replaced with the Gantt Chart web part to provide a more modern experience.
    • The Gantt Chart and the Project column are now wider than they were with the older Gantt web part.

How can I purchase additional licenses?

If you are interested in purchasing additional Named User Licenses, please contact Customer Success. 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.

Go deeper

How can I find my license key?

Contact Support 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 Customer Success.

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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