New Boards Hub, Sprint 212 Update

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

Issue Description
Organization level search and creating work item links Creating work item links fail when opening a work item after doing a search at the organization level.
Split columns duplicating cards Cards are getting duplicated when moving work items into a split column on the Kanban board.
Error re-ordering then assigning Receive 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 errors Random “This work item has been changed by” when editing work items. Caused by stack rank value discrepancies between client and service.
workItemFormService.setError Extension SDK errors using the workItemFormService.setError() function.
Order of links on working item Development control Links are in the wrong order in the work item development control.
Order of field on card Wrong order of fields in cards on Kanban board.
Recycle bin with 20,000 items Operation failed message when opening the recycle bin with more than 20,000 work items.
Error banners on queries hub Not clearing error banner at the top of query results after the query is fixed and re-run.
Sprint filters and newly added tasks Tasks are disappearing when adding new task to the board that does not match the filter applied.
Work details, by activity Not displaying completed work properly on the work details by activity.
Column WIP count WIP progress counts are not correct after moving work items into that column.
Iteration value on new work items The default iteration value is not being used when creating a new work item.
Boards Configuration required No way to get to the board directory when going to a board that returns the “Configuration required” message.
getFullYear error getFullYear error on sprint boards when using a date field style and UTC +8 time zone.
Backlog, Move to Iteration Error when using “Move to iteration” option on the backlog.
Annotations with Firefox Card 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.


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