This page provides information about the functionality included in the 2019.1 release.
Functionality in the Preview environment is subject to change prior to releasing to the Production environment. If you are viewing a PDF version of this document, access the online version for the most up-to-date information (links from this document go to the online version).
The 2019.1 release contains enhancements both for administrators and other users.
Workfront administrators can now restore templates from the Recycle Bin.
Workfront administrators can now choose to show or hide timestamps for due dates in the Work List and Calendar using Layout Templates.
Workfront administrators can now configure the default proofing role for users who are not designated recipients in the proof’s workflow, but who have access to the proof via its Workfront object (such as project, task, or issue).
When setting the default task and issue duration type in the Project Preferences area in Setup, Workfront administrators can use the Simple, Effort Driven, Calculated Assignment, and Calculated Work options.
See the information you need by filtering the Kanban or Scrum board either by individual user or by team.
You can now use a task or issue list, a report, or a dashboard to add stories to an iteration. You can also have multiple teams assigned stories in one iteration.
You can now print the Gantt chart on A1 and A2 paper sizes.
You can no longer access the Advanced Assignments dialog box while the Gantt chart is in edit mode. You can make only inline edits while the Task list Gantt Chart is in edit mode.
You can now view information about a project’s tasks in the Project List Gantt Chart within a Program or Portfolio.
You can now access the Task List Gantt Chart within a project template.
We renamed the “Project” view option on the Gantt chart to “Fit All.”
You can now perform various actions on the tasks in a project when they display in the edit mode of the Gantt chart.
The newly redesigned task lists have been re-enabled, after a brief removal during the 18.3 beta 4 release. Various additional features are also now available.
When a list of projects or tasks is larger than the size of your screen, the list now automatically displays in the entire browser window as you scroll.
We have enhanced the performance and improved the look and feel of the project and task lists in additional areas.
You can now schedule a report to be delivered in MS Excel (.xlsx) format, in addition to all the other current formats.
You can now export audit log entries to a CSV file. You can export up to 50,000 audit log entries to a CSV file at one time.
You no longer can right-click the Task Number column in a task list to show the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) of the project.
The default filter in the Resource Planner no longer filters by the Group of the Project.
You can now use wildcards when building filters in the Resource Planner.
You can now use any version of the $$TODAY wildcard filter variable when you build a filter in the Resource Planner.
You can now select which levels of information to export from the Resource Planner in the Role view.
You can now select how you want to display information in the Excel file when exported from the Resource Planner.
Scheduling timelines now keep the timeframe and the filter when you refresh the timeline or navigate away from the page.
You can now select which levels of information to export from the Resource Planner.
When you do not apply any user-based filters to the Resource Planner, all users in the system now display in the User View of the Resource Planner.
If your organization’s security policies do not allow use the standalone Desktop Proofing Viewer app, your Workfront administrator can now enable interactive content in the Web Proofing Viewer.
In the proofing viewer, the default sorting order for comments on a proof is now Oldest to Latest, as in a verbal conversation.
When you are reviewing a comment associated with a range of video footage in the proofing viewer, you can now click Play to view the entire range of footage.
When you receive an email inviting you to review a proof or you are reviewing a proof in the proofing viewer, you can now quickly access the Document details page for the proof.
Now all proofing reviewers can specify which proof notifications they want to receive for a proof. This is particularly important when collaborating with external stakeholders.
Now you can change the background color of the Desktop Proofing Viewer from the default near-black color to white.
Now you can clear the browser cache data that might be saved with a proof so that all content appears in the Desktop Proofing Viewer and reviewers can see and comment on it.
Searching for items in the Workfront mobile app is now more user-friendly and intuitive.
The Home area is now the new default landing page for the Workfront mobile apps. This is supported for both iOS and Android devices.
You can now filter, sort, and order your lists in the Workfront mobile app.
You can now enroll to be a beta tester for the Workfront mobile app from an iOS device.
You can now create tasks directly from a project, a task, or from the Home area for the beta version of the Android mobile app.
The look and feel of the tutorial that displays the first time you access the Workfront mobile app on an Android device has been updated.
Various updates are now available in Workfront for Slack, including the ability to post a comment you made in Slack as a comment on an object in Workfront, subscribe to be notified in Slack when someone makes a comment on one of your requests, and more.
The Workfront for Jira integration now contains the various enhancements, including an indication when the integration automatically creates a user in Jira, an option to disable the automatic Workfront user creation, and more.
Support for API version 4 is ending in conjunction with the 2019.1 release. For more information about the support schedule for versions of the Workfront API, see API versioning and support schedule.
The following updates for the Agile tool were made available directly to the Production environment on December 13, 2018:
API version 10 is now available in the Preview environment. It will be made available in the Production environment with the 18.3 release. For more information, see What’s New in API Version 10.
The following Single Sign-On (SSO) options are now supported only in a limited capacity; they will be removed from the product in the second half of 2019:
For more information about using LDAP with Workfront, see Configuring Workfront with LDAP.
For more information about using Active Directory with Workfront, see Configuring Workfront with Active Directory.
For more information about using SAML 1.1 with Workfront, see Configuring Workfront with SAML 1.1.
Following is the removal timeline for these SSO options:
Limited support: August 2018 - January 2019
Major issues will be fixed; low severity issues will not be addressed.
Deprecation: January 2019 - August 2019
No longer available in Workfront: August 2019
These changes are being made in preparation for the enhanced authentication experience, which is currently available only for a limited number of customers. For more information about these upcoming changes, see Getting Started with the Enhanced Authentication Experience.