Hoylu April ’23 Release Details
Release Recap & Alerts
The latest release occurred on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, and includes:
- Custom Colors: With custom colors, you can add, edit, and remove colors that are not in the existing color palettes.
- Connections: You can now change the default style of your connections as well as set the default to whatever was “Last Used.”
- Tasks: We’ve added the ability to set start/due dates directly in the Task Editor. We’ve also introduced an “Unplanned” state for tasks that should not count against PPC.
- Advance Reporting: Story Points: Numerical custom fields for tasks can be set to be calculated in their respective columns and sections. Example: Story Points within Jira.
NEW: System Down Time Announced for Saturday, April 22, 2023:
This notification is for upcoming planned maintenance to our EU Hoylu platform. This is scheduled to occur between 6:00 UTC/2 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 22, 2023, and last until 18:00 UTC/ 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
During planned maintenance, Hoylu users on our EU platform will be blocked from accessing Hoylu Dashboard or Workspaces.
Hoylu's Response and Recommendation to Clients:
- Please plan as if systems will be down during this time - 6:00 UTC/2 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 22, 2023, and last until 18:00 UTC/ 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, April 22, 2023
- Make sure you and your teams are fully logged out of any Hoylu workspaces before the scheduled maintenance time to avoid potential data loss if our backend services experience disruptions.
Our Engineering and Support teams will monitor this planned maintenance and provide any additional updates as they become available via our System Status Page.
UPDATED COMMUNICATIONS: “Changes Impacting Customers with Firewall IP Restrictions.”
As part of this update, any clients with firewall IP restrictions will need to add new IP addresses to ensure there is no disruption to their Hoylu services.
Clients needing to make these IP changes must do so by 5 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, May 02, 2023. Failure to add the above IP addresses may result in a disruption of service to your organization.
Hoylu Release Guides
Upon each release, release guides will be provided and stored in the Hoylu Knowledgebase. Specific changes to our products — our adaptive workspaces, integrations with JIRA, Digital.ai Agility and so on — can be found in the Hoylu Knowledgebase. You can search our revised Knowledgebase any time – it’s available 24/7 to provide training and guidance on utilizing the innovative features of Hoylu.
April 2023 Release Overview
As part of our April release, we bring a highly requested client request – custom colors! With this new feature, you can add, edit, and remove colors not in the existing color palette. Watch our video below for more details and a brief demo.
Custom Colors Overview
We’ve made new additions to our connections with the April release. You can now change the default style of a connection and set connections to default to a dynamic style called “Last Used.” The Last Used style allows you to quickly apply the most recent changes to other connections. Watch the below video for additional details and a brief demo.
Connection Style Overview
We’ve made some meaningful and powerful additions to make using your Hoylu plan easier while keeping the original flow intact. If you’re used to using tasks, you can continue to utilize the feature as in the past; however, we’ve now made it possible to set dates directly in the editor – previously, a task only got its start and due date when you moved it into a plan. Watch the short demo below to learn more about this enhanced feature update.
Task Updates Overview
Advance Reporting: Story Points
As part of our April release, we’ve made additional enhancements to our advanced reporting capabilities available for boards. Specifically, you can now automatically calculate the sum of story points in sections or columns using number-based custom fields in Jira. To see how this enhanced feature works, watch the below demo video.
Advanced Reporting: Story Points Overview
Microsoft Teams Integration
We’re excited to announce the newest version of the Microsoft Teams and Hoylu app integration was just published. Now, with our latest release, you can seamlessly connect and work with your Hoylu Workspaces in MS Team chats, meetings, or specific channels.
We’ve updated our Knowledgebase Article to guide you through the process of setting up and using this new Microsoft Teams feature!
May 2023 Release
The May 2023 Product release is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 09, 2023.
We value your feedback and build our Product Roadmap based on industry standards, best practices, and client feature requests. You can submit a feature request at any time via your Hoylu Resource Center located in the lower left portion of your Hoylu platform. Select the icon in your Hoylu environment to access Client Feedback, open a support ticket, or access our in-app training guides.