22.4 Release overview

This page provides information about functionality that is included in the 22.4 release.

These enhancements are currently available in the Preview environment and will be made available in the Production environment with the 22.4 release the week of October 3, 2022. As the 22.4 release nears its planned Production release, this page will be updated with all functionality included with 22.4.

For specific release dates and times for each cluster, see the Adobe Workfront status page on status.adobe.com. You must log in to see specific release times.

Adobe Workfront enhancements

Administrator enhancements

Feature

Release dates

Use unlocked statuses in an approval processes

This feature was removed from the 22.3 Production release. This feature is planned to release to Production at a future time.

To give you more control over the approval processes and statuses in your system, we've made it possible to create an approval process based on an unlocked system status. Moreover, you can now unlock any status that is already used in an approval process. Previously, a system status used in an approval process had to be locked. This made it available for all groups—without the possibility of removing or renaming it—so group administrators couldn't streamline their group's list of statuses to fit their specific needs.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: June 2, 2022

  • Production release: September 15, 2022

Migration to Adobe Unified Experience

If your organization has been onboarded to the Adobe Admin Console, your Workfront instance will be migrated to the Adobe Unified Experience with the 22.4 release.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: N/A

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release This migration has been postponed to mid to late-October. Any affected customers will be notified at that time.

Blueprints icon on the Main Menu now controlled through layout templates

System administrators can now add or remove the Blueprints icon on the Main Menu through layout template configuration. This provides greater control of who can browse the Blueprints catalog.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: August 25, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Issue header customization

As a Workfront or group administrator, you can now customize the fields that display in the header of an issue when you use a Layout Template. This update includes several enhancements, including the ability to remove or rearrange existing fields from the issue header and add new, non-editable Issue Overview fields.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: September 8, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Task header customization

As a Workfront or group administrator, you can now customize the fields that display in the header of a task when you use a Layout Template. This update includes several enhancements, including the ability to remove or rearrange existing fields from the task header and add new, non-editable Task Overview fields.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: August 25, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Early feature opt-in for the latest features on boards

We are excited to open new boards features for early feature opt-in. This optional tool is available to all organizations.

Only a Workfront administrator can opt in to the early features. When the administrator opts in to early features, all users in the organization are opted in, and the additional features are enabled in your production Workfront environment.

Available on these dates:
  • Preview release: July 22, 2022

  • Production release: July 28, 2022

Custom form field calculation editor displays error information

Editing calculations for custom fields is now easier with helpful error information indicated directly in the calculation. While you are creating a calculated field in a custom form, errors are highlighted in pink. When you hover over the highlighted portion, a tooltip displays to describe what the problem is.

Available on these dates:
  • Preview release: During the 22.3 release time frame

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Project enhancements

Feature

Release dates

Predecessor details now available

To view the details of a task's predecessors, you can now hover over the predecessor number in the Predecessors column. The details box displays the predecessor task and project being referenced, planned start and end dates for the predecessor task, and the predecessor task's number of predecessors and successors. You can expand the project details to see more information about the project. Additional information is included for cross-project predecessors.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: September 9, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Assign multiple teams to a task or issue

To give you much more flexibility in the way you manage tasks and issues, we have made it possible to assign multiple teams to a task or issue. Previously, only one team could be assigned to a task or issue.

Note: This functionality is not currently available in the Workload Balancer in the Teams area.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: September 2, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Smart user selection for project roles in the Edit and Details areas

We have improved the way users display when you add them to the Project Owner, Project Sponsor, and Resource Manager project fields from the Edit box and the Details section of the project.

Now, when you add a user to any of these fields in the Edit or Details areas, in addition to their name and avatar, we also display their Primary Role and their email. This helps distinguish between multiple users with similar or identical names.

Available on these dates:
  • Preview release: August 25, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Calculated date fields are always saved based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Now, you can be sure that all date functions in calculated fields work consistently and produce the same result for everyone, regardless of how a custom data expression is updated, or where users are collaborating on the object across the world.

All calculations are now calculated and saved by one standard— Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)—not by the time zone configurations set for your organization's instance and your individual user profile. However, calculations are displayed in a custom form based on each users' individual time zones set in their browser.

Previously, time settings in calculations caused confusion when they varied in these situations:

  • If someone recalculated a calculated field expression using "Update previous calculations" on the form builder, date function results were determined by UTC time zone of your organization.

  • If someone edited the object and that caused the calculated field expression to recalculate, date function results were determined by the user's local time zone. Calculated date field results in this scenario will also be calculated based on the UTC.

For more information, see Working across timezones.

Available on these dates:
  • Preview release: August 18, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

New filter experience for projects, tasks, and issues (Beta)

Filtering in project, task, and issue lists has been redesigned to help you create and share filters quickly. Features include:

  • An intuitive "beta builder" interface for creating a new filter

  • The ability to mark a filter as a favorite

  • Filter stacking (applying more than one saved filter)

  • Duplicating filters

  • Sharing filters

  • Removing filters shared with you

The new filter experience is also available in timesheet lists and the Scenario Planner.

Text mode remains available for advanced filter editing, and system administrators can still assign default filters for all users through the layout templates.

Available on these dates:
  • Preview release: July 21, 2022

  • Production release: August 4, 2022

Custom Form enhancements: Adobe XD and the Quick Filter

Based on your feedback, we've introduced the following enhancements to improve your experience when managing custom forms:

  1. Add an Adobe XD file to make a custom form more visual and informative. When the form is attached to an object, users who work with the object can view and interact with the XD file from within the form.
  2. Use the Quick Filter to easily locate items in the modernized custom forms and fields list. Also enjoy an improved look and feel while managing your forms and fields.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: August 4, 2022

  • Production release: August 11, 2022

Agile enhancements

Feature

Release dates

Intake column available on boards

You can now add an intake column to a board. This column automatically pulls in tasks and issues to the board as they are added in Workfront, based on filters that you define.

The intake column can serve as a backlog column for a Kanban team, an intake location for a support team to see issues as they are added to a request queue, or any other purpose you need.

Only one intake column is permitted on a board.

Available on these dates:

This feature is available only through the early feature opt-in for Workfront Boards.

  • Preview release: September 8, 2022

  • Production release: September 15, 2022

Updated filter panel in boards

The filter and search icons on a board have been moved to the left of the screen. When you click the filter icon, a panel opens on the left to display all of the filter options.

Previously, the filters were displayed in a drop-down on the right side of the board.

Available on these dates:

This feature is available only through the early feature opt-in for Workfront Boards.

  • Preview release: September 8, 2022

  • Production release: September 15, 2022

Use groups on a board to create swimlanes

You can now group cards on a board by assignee or by tag. When you select an option to group by, the cards appear in a swimlane format. Unassigned cards or cards without tags appear in their own swimlane.

You can also define what happens when a card is moved from one group to another. The assignee or tag in the group the card is moved to can be added to the existing assignees/tags, or override the other assignees/tags on the card.

Any cards in the intake column are not included in a group.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: September 9, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Enhancements to checklist items on boards

Opening a checklist item on a card now allows you to add more detailed information about the item, including a description, due date, assignees, and estimation. You can also copy a checklist item, which was not available previously.

Available on these dates:

This feature is available only through the early feature opt-in for Workfront Boards.

  • Preview release: August 17, 2022

  • Production release: August 25, 2022

Add a team to a board or card

You can now add a team as a member of the board. The individual team members are no longer added when you add a team to the board, though all of the team members have access to the board.

After you add the team to the board, you can assign the team to cards. On connected cards, only one team assignment is allowed. On ad hoc cards, you can assign more than one team.

Available on these dates:

This feature is available only through the early feature opt-in for Workfront Boards.

  • Preview release: August 4, 2022

  • Production release: August 11, 2022

Work In Progress limit now available on board columns

You can now set a Work In Progress (WIP) limit for any column on a board. When you enable a WIP limit, a counter appears on the column with the current number of cards and the limit. The counter turns red if the column contains more cards than the limit. This is simply a visual warning and you are not stopped from adding more cards than the limit.

Available on these dates:

This feature is available only through the early feature opt-in for Workfront Boards.

  • Preview release: July 22, 2022

  • Production release: July 28, 2022

Estimation field added to cards

A new Estimation field on both ad hoc and connected cards allows you to enter the estimated number of hours for the card to be completed. This is a manual entry, not a calculated value, and the value can't be more than 99. The estimate is displayed on the card on the board as well as in the card details.

Available on these dates:

This feature is available only through the early feature opt-in for Workfront Boards.

  • Preview release: July 22, 2022

  • Production release: July 28, 2022

Resource Management enhancements

Feature

Release dates

Show all users for the Workload Balancer of a project

To allow you to have visibility into all users in the system and their capacity without leaving the Workload Balancer of a project, we have added a “Show all users” option. When enabled, the project's Workload Balancer displays all the users in the system in the Assigned Work area. With this enhancement, you can easily identify who needs to be assigned to work listed in the Unassigned Work area.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: September 8, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Show all users with a selected job role in the Workload Balancer when assigning work in bulk

To make it easier to find the right person when replacing job roles with users in the Workload Balancer in bulk, we have improved the way the list of available users populates. Now, you can view all users in the system that can fulfil the selected role in two separate areas in the same list of users:

  • The first area (Suggested Assignments) displays users identified by the Smart Assignments logic.

  • The second area (Other Assignments) displays all users that can fulfill the selected role.

Prior to this enhancement, you could view only the list of users available for assigning according to the Smart Assignments logic.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: September 8, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Workload Balancer enhancements for Work-license users and Issue settings

The following enhancements have been added to the Workload Balancer, in preparation for the deprecation of the Scheduling tools:

  • Work-license users can now adjust allocations

  • Issues display in the Unassigned Work area when enabling the "Include hours from issues" setting.

Prior to these enhancements, only Plan-license users could adjust user allocations and issues displayed only in the Assigned Work area.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: August 25, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Other enhancements

Feature

Release dates

Look-and-feel updates during the 22.4 release timeframe

Minor updates to the look and feel of various areas of the Adobe Workfront application are being made within the 22.4 release timeframe. These enhancements will be made available in the Production environment a minimum of 2 weeks after releasing to Preview.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: Throughout the 22.4 release timeframe

  • Production release: A minimum of 2 weeks after releasing to Preview (unless otherwise specified)

Workfront Campaigns (Beta)

We are introducing a new object to Adobe Workfront that has the potential to change the way you manage work.

Workfront Campaigns enables you to organize projects from different portfolios and programs in a new work container. Campaigns were released to Preview beta with the 22.3 release, in July 2022.

This new container will evolve in future releases to connect work objects that are currently managed in separate silos.

For more information about the Workfront Campaigns beta, as well as information about new features as they release to Preview, see Campaigns beta

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: Throughout the 22.4 release timeframe

  • Production release: TBD

Expanded team description

In the Teams area, you can now view the full team description by clicking the description to display it in a pop-up. Any URLs in the description are clickable in the pop-up, and you can click in the description text to edit it (if you have access to edit the team settings).

Previously, scrolling through the description in a narrow area was the only way to see all of the content.

This enhancement to the description applies to both agile and non-agile teams.

Available on these dates:

  • Preview release: August 11, 2022

  • Production release: With the 22.4 release

Announcements

Upgrade the Desktop Proofing Viewer to the latest version

We have released a new version of the Desktop Proofing Viewer. This upgrade contains a technical change that requires all users to take action. The actions needed depend on each user’s operating system:

  • Mac users must manually reinstall the Desktop Proofing Viewer to upgrade to the latest version. For help reinstalling, see  Install the Desktop Proofing Viewer. After it is reinstalled, future updates to the Desktop Proofing Viewer will be automatic.

  • Windows users will be upgraded to the latest version automatically when launching the Desktop Proofing Viewer before July 25th. If Windows users fail to open the Desktop Proofing Viewer before the 25th, they will have to manually reinstall the viewer to get the upgrade.

With this upgrade, the Desktop Proofing Viewer will support Chrome version 98 for greater compatibility with interactive proofs.

Workfront Fusion enhancements

New features in Workfront Fusion are available in Production at a cadence outside of the 22.4 release schedule. For more information about the latest features, see Adobe Workfront Fusion release activity.

WorkfrontScenario Planner enhancements

There are no Scenario Planner updates at this point in the release. This area will be updated when updates are available.

Workfront Proof enhancements

There are no Workfront Proof updates at this point in the release. This area will be updated when updates are available.

Workfront Goals enhancements

There are no Workfront Goals updates at this point in the release. This area will be updated when updates are available.

API version 14

For API version 14, we’ve modified some resources and endpoints. Some of the changes support new functionality, and others make it easier for you to use the information available through the API.

For information on what’s new and updated, see What’s new in API version 14.

For information on API versions, see API versioning and support schedule.

Workfront Maintenance Updates

For information about the maintenance updates made during the 22.3 release, see Workfront Maintenance Updates.

22.4 Release Webinar

The 22.4 release webinar will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM PDT. You can register for the webinar here.

Training updates

Explore the latest updates made to learning programs, learning paths, videos, and guides for each Adobe Workfront product release. For more information, see the Training release updates page.

Functionality being removed with the 22.4 release

The following features will be removed with the 22.4 release to Production:

  • List Controls (from the Interface area in Setup)
NOTE

The deprecation of List Controls has been postponed until after the 22.4 release. The deprecation date will be announced in future communications.

Functionality being removed after the 22.4 release

The following feature will be removed in November 2022:

  • The SHARE event type in the Event Subscriptions API.

    This event type allowed customers to watch when permissions for objects were updated.

    For more information about Event Subscriptions, as well as other event types that will continue to be supported, see Event Subscription API

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