Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Running Projects with Office 365 SharePoint Inside and Out



First we focused on building a tremendously rich and ridiculously easy project management aggregation tool for SharePoint online (part of Office 365). We had a few languages to choose from but eventually decided on HTML5 + Javascript since it's the way of the web. As a result, installation can be done via drag-and-drop and context is immediately established by the SharePoint site. 

As we expected, Microsoft brought forth Windows 10 Universal Apps, which can also be built using HTML5 + Javascript. As a result, we are pleased to offer the first line of business Windows 10/Office 365 product which can run outside and inside Office 365. Or inside and outside Windows 10, depending on your point of view. 

The project manager can install IntelliGantt for Office 365 from the Windows 10 App Store, connect to any sharepoint.com instance and begin selecting sites, tasks lists and combinations thereof in order to build and schedule projects. At any time the project manager can 'publish' what they are working on to SharePoint for all the world to see in exactly the same environment with exactly the same look and feel. Here is our video showing just how difficult it is-- you need to click a button. Once. That's it. 

SharePoint team members can then see the aggregated sites and projects the manager wished to highlight, the fields they deemed important with the column names they set and report on their progress-- all via their web browser on any platform using any device (that has a modern web browser. Any device still being created without a modern web browser?). 

Whether inside the Windows 10 IntelliGantt for Office 365 App or within the IntelliGantt for SharePoint page, all team members get a rich gantt chart with aggregation, costing, scheduling, filtering, document attaching, discussion enabling, timeline scaling, multiple undoing environment that runs the same on both platforms. 

Because we've invested in the Windows Universal App technology, we will continue to rapidly develop new features for both platforms-- desktop and SharePoint page-- and customers will benefit from rapid deployment of two products absolutely in sync with each other. In fact, IntelliGantt will run on any Windows 10/Office 365 device combination, and make it look easy so you can focus on what's important-- your projects.

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