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We are currently in the process of deprecating all Scheduling tools from Adobe Workfront and replacing them with the Workload Balancer.
The deprecation of the Scheduling tools means that as of now, we are no longer implementing new feature functionality for the current Scheduling solution and we no longer consider nor prioritize defects for a fix in this area of Adobe Workfront.
This article describes a tentative timeline for this deprecation and it compares the functionality of the Scheduling tools and that of the Workload Balancer.
A more exact timeline will be announced through the Announcement Center and this article will be updated as this process continues during the following months.
The changes described in this article do not affect any other resource management tools. For example, they do not affect the Resource Planner or the Utilization report.
For detailed information about how you should prepare for the transition between Scheduling and the Workload Balancer, see Migrate from Resource Scheduling to the Workload Balancer.
If you currently use Scheduling tools we recommend that you consider discontinuing them and start using the Workload Balancer.
Most of the functionality previously available in the Scheduling areas is now available in the Workload Balancer. For information, see the section Feature availability in this article.
Over time, you can continue using the Workload Balancer for all your scheduling needs, as more capabilities become available in the near future.
The following information will not transfer from the Scheduling tools to the Workload Balancer:
Please use this article to understand the latest timeline for deprecating the Scheduling tools. Any updates to this timeline will be communicated in this article and in Announcement Center messages.
The following is a tentative timeline for the deprecation process of Resource Scheduling tools:
Unless otherwise specified, all Resource Scheduling features have been or will be available in the Workload Balancer. For information about the Workload Balancer, see Overview of the Workload Balancer.
In addition to existing features, the Workload Balancer has or will have new functionality that did not exist in the Resource Scheduling tools, as shown in the following table:
|Features||Resource Scheduling tools feature availability||Workload Balancer feature availability|
|Available now||Available soon||Not planned|
Access tool from the Resourcing area
|Separate areas for unassigned and assigned work||✓||✓|
|Apply and create filters for unassigned and assigned work||✓||✓|
|Access work items directly from the tool||✓||✓|
|Manually assign or unassign tasks and issues||✓||✓|
|Adjust individual allocations||✓||✓|
|Include issue time||✓||✓|
|Display projected dates||✓||✓|
|Display completed work||✓||✓|
|Show user time off, weekends, and schedule exceptions||✓||✓|
|Quickly assign users based on roles*||✓||✓|
|Quickly replace users*||✓||✓|
|Quickly unassign users*||✓||✓|
|Access tool from a team||✓||✓|
|Access tool from a project||✓||✓|
|Work-license users can adjust user allocations||✓||✓|
|Display issues in the Unassigned Work area||✓||✓|
|Assign and unassign tasks and issues by dragging and dropping*||✓||✓|
|Visible to all Plan users, without being designated a Resource Manager on the project.||✓|
|Group information by project||✓|
|Share the Workload Balancer with users with no access to the Resourcing area||✓|
|Display and adjust allocations by week||✓|
|Access users directly from the tool||✓|
|Access more information about work items without navigating away, using the Summary panel*||✓|
|Display and adjust allocation as a percentage value||✓|
|Display the difference between the available and allocated time||✓|
|Display user availability in a chart||✓|
|Color-code work items and projects by Project Status||✓|
|Automatically update Planned Hours as you adjust user allocation (for tasks with a Simple Duration Type)||✓|
|Suggest assignments based on the user's assignment pattern, existing Role or Team assignments||✓|
|Enhanced filters that can be shared and include additional fields||✓|
|Make advanced assignments||✓|
|Color-code work items by projects and project status||✓|
|Add users to the project team||✓||✓|
|Automatically assign tasks and issues||✓||✓|
*These features are available only in the new Adobe Workfront experience.