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BrightWork Launches Task Scheduling in SharePoint and an Improved User Experience with New Release

August 22, 2016 by

Today, BrightWork announced the new release of its project and portfolio management solution for SharePoint. This new release delivers several capabilities to make project and portfolio management easier for their customers, headlined by the new task scheduling feature that allows users to apply simple schedules to a task list in SharePoint.  Additional highlights include a more attractive presentation of data through live dashboards and enhanced scorecards, as well as an easier project site creation process.

“The BrightWork new release is all about responding to the feedback of our customers,” says Éamonn McGuinness, CEO of BrightWork. “Scheduling of tasks was the number one request from our customers. We have introduced an in-browser scheduling capability in a way that is simple for our customers to use. The additional enhancements provide a better user experience, giving our customers an easier way to visualize and use project information to deliver successful projects.”

The highlights of the new release are outlined in this video with Éamonn McGuinness and include:

  • Task Scheduling: The lightweight scheduling capability allows users to calculate a simple project schedule right from the tasks list of their BrightWork site, so they know when their project is going to start and finish. The scheduling feature can move and calculate the dates on multiple tasks and promote data from the tasks to summary tasks and metrics.
  • Live Dashboards: The new live dashboards can be added to a project site to display key metrics and increase visibility to the team. With these live dashboards, users can quickly glance at real-time metric tiles and instantly know the status of their project.
  • Enhanced Scorecards: Scorecards have been taken to the next level in terms of look, feel and control. Users can choose six out-of-the-box themes, or create custom themes to meet their requirements. The updated scorecards look fresh and modern with an attractive display of trends over time, helping to inform better and quicker decision-making.
  • Easier Create Project: The Create Project process is now even easier to use. Project sites are now created using an elegant and simple step-by-step interface. The interface can be easily configured, giving users more control over how projects are initiated, and at the same time making it easy for project managers to follow local guidance and standards.


For more information, check out this page: The New BrightWork New Release!


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About BrightWork

BrightWork was founded in 1995 by Éamonn McGuinness with the purpose of making successful project and portfolio management possible and easy for every organization. BrightWork delivers a SharePoint solution for project and portfolio management that includes a range of best-practice templates and advanced cross-project reporting. The collaborative templates and automated reporting enable project managers to increase project success, and gives senior executives the high-level visibility they need to ensure customer satisfaction.



Grace Windsor

Grace is a content creator within the marketing team at BrightWork. She loves creating actionable content in different formats to help others achieve more project success. Grace spent far too long at university studying English literature, which instilled a life-long love of learning and upskilling.

In her free time, she enjoys a challenging session at the gym, tucking into a good book, and walking the beautiful Galway coastline with her dog.
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