What's new in BrightWork 15.7?

The BrightWork 15.7 release has the following main updates:

Performance

Project Status Report Cache

The Project Status Report Cache data source is primarily designed as an alternative to 'project status report' reports that report across multiple sites. Available in BrightWork Reporter, the Project Status Report Cache data source enables faster cross-site reporting.

The Project Status Report Cache includes a daily refresh of the Project Status Report Cache that validates every item in the cache.

Enterprise Support

Nightly timer jobs have been optimized to run more efficiently and reduce overhead.

Web Services

Extra web services added for additional Nintex and development use.

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 15.7 features

  • Most updates are available automatically with this release.
  • To use the Project Status Report Cache you can learn how to activate it here.

How can I purchase additional licenses?

If you are interested in purchasing additional Named User Licenses, please contact success@brightwork.com. Our Customer Success 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 support@brightwork.com 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 renewals@brightwork.com.

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.

Is BrightWork compatible with SharePoint 2013 SP1?

BrightWork is an addon for SharePoint and there are no known issues with SP1. We recommend updating to the April CU.

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