The Milestones page in Assembla just got better with tracking activities and progress. As we promised a couple weeks ago with our previous Milestones related release, we are unveiling improvements to the Milestone details page that gives you more information and options in a single glance.
* IMP Note: We are rolling out the new files tool to all of our users over the next couple of days. If you don't see the new layout and functionality yet, please check again in a day or two.
Assembla's files tool was originally designed as place holder for managing files attached to tickets. We added the Google Drive and DropBox integration over the years. But many Assembla users, who actively use files in their work, have been asking for the ability to create folders that would allow them to organize their files better. We are happy to announce that folders are now available and not only that - we have added new features!
Many of Assembla users who also utilize the Zendesk platform have been asking for an integration that will allow them to link a Zendesk ticket into an Assembla ticket. We are happy to announce that the integration with Zendesk is now available .
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Over the past few months we have begun to roll out UX improvements to some of our popular tools including Wiki, Messages and Webhooks. We are building more consistent layout patterns, and providing clear calls-to-action on the primary actions of the tool. It is our hope that by simplifying our interfaces and streamlining workflow processes you will be equipped to move through the tool faster. We are also focusing on adding controls for user guides, and providing contexual help in many places.
Many SaaS development teams have enough data about usage to see that "a very large percentage of our ideas are bad." The challenge is actually using the data to drive a move away from vague product strategies, to directly seeing what customers care about. They have "Lean Startup" on their minds. They hunger to deliver work that has significance and meaning. I had at least a dozen conversations about this topic in the last month. It's the next frontier for all product development.
Here is the guide that I wrote for my team. Please feel free to use it, modify it, and improve it. Our internal version listed specific examples of time that we wasted, which have been removed to protect the guilty, which was often me.
Hooray! Here is another set of improvements following our last week release of the new portfolio overview page. If you oversee multiple projects for one or multiple clients and want to track deliverables for all the projects in one place, please read on.
As follow up to our initiative to improve management of multiple digital projects, we just released the new Portfolio Overview page to make easy to build a new portfolio and manage your deliverables. This page is designed to address the following use cases:
New Feature: Clone your tickets!. Many users asked in our feedback site feedback.assembla.com to be able to clone tickets. Now you can do it!
We have added a list of product changes and updates, here. You will see a link to the most recent product update on your start page. You can also see the list of updates in the notification center. We're continuously delivering changes and improvements. The update list is a much-requested feature that will help our users take advanage of those changes. Although we also post updates on our blog and in our "What's new at Assembla" newsletter, this very simple feature gives you a quick view of any new updates over the last 2 weeks right inside the app.
Topics: assembla releases