Dan Hellem

In sprint 211 we enabled the “Try the New Boards Hub” banner and popup. This has resulted in a lot of great user feedback, and in turn, a pile of bugs. Our main focus in sprint 212 was fixing these bugs. That trend will continue through sprint 213.

Oh, and we did squeeze in one new usability feature (see below) that has been a problem for a long time. 🎉🥳🎊

Notable bugs fixed

Organization level search and creating work item linksCreating work item links fail when opening a work item after doing a search at the organization level.
Split columns duplicating cardsCards are getting duplicated when moving work items into a split column on the Kanban board.
Error re-ordering then assigningReceive an error when attempting to re-order work items on the backlog, then using the “Move to iteration” action menu.
Work item has been changed by errorsRandom “This work item has been changed by” when editing work items. Caused by stack rank value discrepancies between client and service.
workItemFormService.setErrorExtension SDK errors using the workItemFormService.setError() function.
Order of links on working item Development controlLinks are in the wrong order in the work item development control.
Order of field on cardWrong order of fields in cards on Kanban board.
Recycle bin with 20,000 itemsOperation failed message when opening the recycle bin with more than 20,000 work items.
Error banners on queries hubNot clearing error banner at the top of query results after the query is fixed and re-run.
Sprint filters and newly added tasksTasks are disappearing when adding new task to the board that does not match the filter applied.
Work details, by activityNot displaying completed work properly on the work details by activity.
Column WIP countWIP progress counts are not correct after moving work items into that column.
Iteration value on new work itemsThe default iteration value is not being used when creating a new work item.
Boards Configuration requiredNo way to get to the board directory when going to a board that returns the “Configuration required” message.
getFullYear errorgetFullYear error on sprint boards when using a date field style and UTC +8 time zone.
Backlog, Move to IterationError when using “Move to iteration” option on the backlog.
Annotations with FirefoxCard annotations not showing correctly on cards or settings when using Firefox.

Note: Although these items are fixed, they may not be released to all organizations yet. Rollout can take a few days to a couple weeks.

Changing a work item link requires at least three steps to complete. For example, to change a parent link to a related link, you need to copy the work item id, remove the parent link, add a new existing link of type related, and finally paste the copied id and save. It is a cumbersome process.

We solved the problem by allowing you to edit and change the link type directly. You can quickly change the link type in just one step.

Image of change link

What is next?

Continue to focus our efforts on bug fixes. There are a couple more features in progress so keep an eye on the features timeline for more information.

We appreciate and need your feedback to ensure the New Boards Hub is successful. Feel free to email me with any issues you find.