• Jan. 13 2012
  • Matt Rajkowski

New Features at ConnectElements.com

Welcome to the first update of 2012!

Today's update includes major new features across every module.

For starters, we've tweaked the project profile so that when you start a new project these modules are included:

  • Activity Stream: The robust ConcourseConnect activity stream displays all of your communication with real-time updates.
  • Status: Using a blog capability, users can post project status updates.
  • Photos: An improved image processor now optimizes the user's photo viewing experience and the photo uploading now allows for batch uploading of files.
  • Videos: Share Youtube videos and the video data is automatically populated; a popup viewer allows users to easily watch posted videos. Video data is populated from Vimeo and Ustream too!
  • Calendar: We've made it easier to add calendar events and invite users by email.
  • Wiki: The wiki editor has been greatly improved and now there is an automatic table of contents for each wiki page.
  • Q&A: The discussion forum has been revamped from the ground up to provide easier navigation and topic viewing.
  • Documents: An improved document management experience keeps things simple.
  • Deliverables: This is the project plan itself which you can build online or from external sources like Microsoft Project files and OmniOutliner files.
  • Tasks: All new drag and drop task management geared towards agile users. The task manager allows you to track the flow of tasks, their assignments, business value and more.
  • Issues: Track issues as they arise and the new notifications will keep you alerted to them.
  • Members: Inviting members to your projects is easier because you can invite them from your groups and from CSV files.
  • Projects can now act as templates and be cloned.
Groups have also been improved with additional features, permissions, and an improved activity stream.
 
There's a lot to explore and we hope you'll share your experiences with others so that they can begin using the ConnectElements.com collaboration and project management platform.