Posts Tagged ‘Update’

TeamTime 2: SharePoint time tracking reborn

Date:July 24th, 2013 Author: Tags: , , , ,
Category: SharePoint TeamTime, SharePoint Timesheets Comments:0 ;

SharePoint TeamTime version 2 has just been released! Time tracking in SharePoint is now a faster, cleaner, and more customizable experience.

Here are some of the features you’ll see in this new version:

  • A brand new theme
  • Archiving old data
  • Settings for individual users
  • and more …

New Theme

We’ve worked with our designers to produce a simple clean interface to keep the focus on what matters: Tracking and reporting on your teams’ time.


Old data slowing your site down? Archive it away to improve performance. Don’t worry, you can still view the archive’s Reports and Analysis, as well as pulling it into an Overview site.

User Settings

Different people work on different projects, have different working days or hours, and different approvers. Now you can configure all these settings and more on a per-user basis.



Here are some more of the new features we’ve added:

  • Cost Reports: View and export detailed reports on your teams’ costs
  • Change the week start: Don’t start work on a Monday? Now your site can match your working week.
  • Dates on the timesheet: Avoid confusion by displaying the day’s date on the timesheet
  • Hide custom columns: Don’t want to see a custom column in a certain site? Now you can hide it.

Try it out!

Give our 30 day free trial a go:

How do I upgrade?

If you’re already using TeamTime version 1 and have Premium Support, then upgrading is simply a matter of installing the new version and sending us your new Installation Code (as well as your old License Key).

Similarly, if you have purchased TeamTime version 1 in the past 90 days, then we’re happy to upgrade you free of charge.

You can contact us at

Highlighter 1.6: More options, less buttons

Date:October 9th, 2012 Author: Tags: , , ,
Category: Highlighter Comments:0 ;

The next version of SharePoint Highlighter has been released, now with more options and less buttons:

Color category


If you liked Highlighter’s icons, but still wanted to see the column values as well –  now you can!

This is now the default for Icon-based highlighter columns (existing columns will remain unchanged). You can pick and choose which you’d like to see simply by customizing your rules.

New color picker


Now you can pick colors faster and with greater flexibility, using our new color picker (courtesy of JSColor).

More icons


Now even more choice of icons. Above are just a few you can use to make your lists stand out. These include a select few from the famous FamFamFam Silk icon set.

Want more icons? See the “How do I add more icon to the picker” section here: Highlighter Manual: Icon Picker

To upgrade

To upgrade to the latest version without losing any settings simply download and install the latest version.

TeamTime just went up a gear

Date:May 16th, 2012 Author: Tags: , , , , ,
Category: SharePoint TeamTime, SharePoint Timesheets Comments:0 ;

We’ve added some new bells and whistles to the latest version of TeamTime:

  • Add your own columns to the timesheet (Custom Columns)
  • Pull data from multiple TeamTime sites in to a single place (Overview Site)

Custom Columns

You can now add and reorder columns on the timesheet on your TeamTime homepage. For example, you can add Cost Center codes to record where the time is chargeable to:


This data can then be used to produce Reports and Analysis within TeamTime. It can be accessed via our extensibility lists to integrate with other systems in your organisation.

Here are some other useful columns you could add:

  • Overtime flag
  • Chargeable client
  • AM/PM

For more information see our Custom Column Guide.

Overview Site

Since there is no limit to the number of TeamTime sites you can have, we encourage creating smaller sites with fewer users. We’d recommend about 10-20, and certainly less than 50.

Having several small sites keeps it easier to use, as Marketing isn’t tripping over Development’s tasks, and the approvers don’t waste time trying to figure out who the heck “David Jones” is.

The next question is of course “How do I consolidate the data from all those sites into one place?”, and the answer is to use an Overview site.


Simply create an Overview site exactly as you would a normal TeamTime site, and pull the data from all your sites in the site collection into one place.

The Reports and Analysis are in the same familiar location and layout, with direct access to the consolidated list data as a bonus.

For more information see our Overview Site Guide.

Try it out!

Give our 30 day free trial a go:

If you’ve trialled TeamTime in the past, just ask us for a trial extension:

If you’re upgrading from an earlier version, please see the following: v1.4 Upgrade Notes

SharePoint TeamTime 1.3: Unlocking the Toolbox

Date:February 8th, 2012 Author: Tags: , , , ,
Category: SharePoint TeamTime Comments:0 ;

SharePoint TeamTime (our time tracking software for SharePoint) has been upgraded with shiny new extensibility features, to make integrating it into your organisation even more seamless:

  • Get raw timesheet data
  • Import and export Projects and Tasks
  • View Approval logs
  • Attach workflows

All you have to do to install or upgrade is download and run the new installer, which will automatically upgrade any existing sites:

SharePoint TeamTime Download

What’s in the upgrade

Access to the lists used in the internal workings of TeamTime. Below is a short description of each list. More information is available on the Extensibility Manual Page

Timesheets List

This list is a read-only copy of the main Timesheet list, which allows you direct access to the data your users record. Once a timesheet is approved, its entries will be copied across to this list.

This allows you to generate your own custom reporting and to integrate TeamTime’s data into external applications.

Project and Task lists

You can now view and edit the Project and Task lists directly. Using the Datasheet view on these lists will allow you to bulk import your existing Projects and Tasks, and to quickly edit or extract data.

These lists can also be used with third party list synchronisation software, to keep TeamTime’s data in line with your data in lists elsewhere. Or alternatively workflows can be attached to these lists, and used to push changes elsewhere.

Approvals list

Now you can see who’s approving what and when; especially useful when self-approval is enabled.

You could also attach a workflow to this list to perform actions on approval: For example, letting users know when their timesheets have been approved.

SharePoint Highlighter v1.5: If wishes were trees

Date:November 22nd, 2011 Author: Tags: , , ,
Category: Highlighter Comments:0 ;

Since SharePoint Highlighter’s release in May we’ve had some great suggestions and requests for features and improvements; one of the more surprising was the request for performance enhancements for those with 20 or more Highlighter columns in a view (and really big screens, no doubt).

Although we’ve added odds and ends during other projects, the Highlighter wishlist has steadily grown; fed by the suggestions from its growing user base and our own drive for continuous improvement.

So while TeamTime was being tested and prepared for beta, we stroked our collective beards (it is Movember after all) and decided to clear it down. Here are some highlights:

  • Row highlighting columns hide themselves
  • Highlighter displays on View Item form
  • Lookup columns now supported

Hidden Row Highlighting Columns

If you have a Highlighter column which displays Row Highlighting you’ll no doubt have noticed that the empty Highlighter column has to be visible on the page on order for the highlighting to work:


In Highlighter v1.5 the column will automatically hide itself from the page if it is only used for Row Highlighting:


View Item Form Display

Previously Highlighter columns would not display on the View Item form (or customized versions of it):


Highlighter columns will now display on this form, with the exception of those used only for row highlighting (which will be hidden entirely):


Lookup Columns

You can now use Lookups as source columns, which act in much the same way as Choice columns:



Please see the manual for instructions on downloading and upgrading to the latest version of SharePoint Highlighter.

What’s on your wishlist?

The more suggestions we have the better we can make our products. Every feature request is reviewed and added to the product’s wishlist. Once a wishlist hits a certain size, the most popular (and/or the best ideas) are rounded up and herded into the next version.

Contact us at and tell us what’s on your wishlist!

Reminder Web Part updated – support for Host-named site collections

Date:January 26th, 2011 Author: Tags: , ,
Category: SharePoint Reminder Comments:0 ;

Our Reminder Web Part – which adds advanced email alerting features to SharePoint – has recently been updated.

The main new feature in version 1.7.9 is support for host-named site collections (aka host header based site collections).

A host header is the main part of a url – such as or

Normally SharePoint uses separate Web Applications for different host headers and whilst you can use Alternate Access Mappings (AAM) to map two different urls to the same site (e.g. sharepoint for internal access  and for external access to the same site) you can’t have entirely different sites served by the same web application on different urls.

Why does this matter to you?

Well, for the vast majority of you it doesn’t! In fact you can’t create host header site collections using SharePoints Central admin tool – you’ve got to break out the command line STSADM or powershell.

For most installations you’re likely to have a scheme such as and etc  and you may perhaps use Alternate Access Mappings (AAM) to give alternate urls for the same content. e.g. a shortcut of sharepoint/sites/HR and sharepoint/sites/Finance.

However, you can’t use AAM to serve different content from different host headers using the web application. So if you want to have customer specific sites such as and (a very common requirement for hosting companies) then you have to create separate web applications for each host header.

The problem is that this doesn’t scale very well above approximately 20 web applications and instead you’re advised to use host header site collections.

In addition we’ve also included corrections to errors caused by mixing field names and formatting in the Rich Text Editor and separating multiple email addresses in rich text fields with new line characters were also included in this new version.

You can download the latest version and update without loosing any settings – upgrade instructions are included in the manual.

SharePoint Planner Webpart – New Version 2.5.0 Now Available

Date:March 10th, 2009 Author: Tags: , ,
Category: General, SharePoint Planner, SharePoint webparts Comments:0 ;

A new version (2.5.0) of SharePoint Planner Webpart is available to download.

The main change is the interface has been fully localized in French.

In addition :-

  • New feature to automatically default the web parts Title to the name of the source list and link to the lists default view (WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 only). Both of these settings can be overridden if required using the toolparts Appearance > Title and Advanced > Title URL settings.
  • Correction to an error that stopped the By Category view grouping correctly if you were using a User lookup field with presence enabled.

You can simply download and install the new vesion – there is no need to remove the old version first.