Archive for June, 2012

New in Feng 2.1: Advanced Search

06/21/2012


Feng Office internal search has been rebuilt from scratch for Feng Office 2.0


While there are some improvements in the way the results are displayed, there are two major improvements that already make it a much powerful tool:


1 – Since 2.0, the performance of the search has been greatly improved

2 – Since 2.1, we have an advanced search option.


To experience the faster performance you just have to try the new version. For old time users, the difference is quite noticeable and a very welcome improvement.


Accessing the advanced search is quite simple. Next to the search button there is now an arrow. Simply click on it, and then click on the ‘Advanced search’ option, as shown on the picture above.


The advanced search lets you filter by Content Type (Tasks, notes, documents, etc). After you select the Content Type (also called Object type) you can narrow the results even more by adding ‘search conditions’. As an example; you can search only the tasks that contain ‘Tarzan’ in its description.


Feng Office 2.1 RC released

06/20/2012


Feng Office 2.1 RC is released.


Let us briefly point out some of the new features and improvements that Feng Office 2.1 adds over the 2.0 release:

New notification format

E-mailed notification messages are now prettier and send more information.

Advanced search

Users can filter search options, to get faster and more targeted results

Notes and Tasks WYSIWYG

System administrators can now configure Notes and Tasks to have its descriptions use a richer text editor.
Many users will love this new feature, as it was a very popular request.

Tasks quick edit is back and improved

As in Feng 1.7, you can now quickly edit your tasks right from the list view.
Also, the quick new-and-edit form now lets you edit the Task Start Date, Start Time* [Professional Edition] and Estimated time.

Google Docs compatibility

Users can now link Google Docs documents>
– On the Web Links module: just put the Google Doc link
– On the Documents module: when you upload a file, select the weblink option.

Easy. Fast. Useful!

Improved Google Calendar integration

The new Google Calendar integration is now improved. Important bugs have been fixed.

Archive Dimension Members is back

Workspaces, Clients, Folders and Projects can now be archived (like Workspaces could in 1.X series)

Easier to delete Dimension Members (is back)

Workspaces, Clients, Folders and Projects can now be deleted from the edit form (like Workspaces could in 1.X series)

Overview “View as list” is back

Overview tab has regained its “View as list” option, so popular for many of us Feng Office oldies.

IMAP sent e-mail sync is back

Another popular feature lost in translation from Feng Office 1.X to Feng Office 2.X series is regained.

Improved templates

Custom properties and Dimension Member handling has been fixed and improved.

We should be talking a lot more about templates. Those things are magical.

Improvements when linking objects

When you upload a document while linking it to another object, it gets automatically and correctly classified

More data on the task list: good for management

When configured, estimated times are shown per task, and per groups. Try it out! It is a really nice feature.

Indexing of .odt and .fodt

Thanks to the generous contribution of one of our long-time clients, .odt and .fodt files are now indexed (meaning that you can search within those files).

File extension prevention upload

There is a DataBase configuration that allows to block certain type of files from being uploaded.

Lots of improvements to the Gantt Chart module (Professional Edition)

This will have its own post. Drag and drop, resizing, and grouping features have been incorporated. This additional plugin is starting to look awesome.

Task dependencies (Professional Edition)

People are now notified of completed tasks that affect their own tasks.

There might be more that I am missing. We will be updating this post with further information. Stay tuned!

Oh! To download it, please click here.

Important note for System Administrator upgrading from previous versions

We have just created a Wiki section with instructions for all kind of upgrades. Migrating from Feng 1.X to Feng 2.X is a bit tricky, so make sure to back up and strictly follow the instructions.

Enjoy!