We have worked hard to make KanBo even better, and have added a number of exciting improvements. In this article, you will find all of the features that have been shipped in the KanBo 2.8.1 Release.

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KanBo as Azure Active Directory App

As Microsoft Teams is skyrocketing, we decided to change the Main Integration Point into Office 365 Architecture from SharePoint to MS Teams. Soon our MS Teams App will be available in the MS Teams Apps Store and in order to ensure the deep level of integration we have been providing to our customers with SharePoint and now we will provide it with MS Teams (that basically includes SharePoint as well as it is part of MS Teams).

With this migration we are also switching for Office 365 installations from communicating with dedicated product APIs like SharePoint CSOM, Exchange Web Service, etc. to GraphAPI being from now on our Single Point of Communication with the Office 365 ecosystem. Switching to GraphAPI will also ensure continuous development of new KanBo Features and integrations into all sorts of services Microsoft might come up with in the future, most importantly it will ensure that KanBo stays compatible.

Read more here.

User and group management changes

We have expanded user management functionalities:

  1. Every board is connected to Azure Active Directory group,
  2. There is one default group per board,
  3. Board memberships are synchronized with group members,
  4. There are new icons for each type of groups in User Groups section,
  5. Icons indicate number of users inside a group.

Invite guest users to KanBo

Now you can invite guest users right away in KanBo on boards.

Read more here.

Advanced Search

We have expanded possibilities of using the KanBo Search. KanBo compiles the search results into one easy to understand result page, which consists of 6 sections: Cards, Comments, Documents, Boards, Board Collections and Users.

Now it’s possible to filter search items (by last activity and other factors) and narrow down the search results. It’s also possible to sort them by relevancy or date.

Read more here.

Redesigned search of documents

Now KanBo Search results of documents are presented in one and clear section.

Read more here.

Outlook App improvements

KanBo Outlook App has been rebuild by us.  The improvements are:

  • in Add to existing card window there is a search box to find the card you are looking for easily,
  • in Add to existing card window there are presented existing elements like: labels, users, due date and status which cannot be changed in Outlook App,
  • while adding a new card, it will be added using the default board template.

Read more here.

New User Interface

Card:

  1. Cards are separate windows which you can maximize or exit,
  2. It’s possible to exit card using shortcut (ESC),
  3. Card navigation is now located near the card’s name under a More (three dots) button,
  4. New functions are possible in the card’s menu: get card link, email address of a card
  5. Documents can be added right into the document groups

Board

  1. Board’s navigation is now located near the board’s name under a More (three dots) button,
  2. New functions are possible in the board’s menu: get board’s link, board’s email address,

Board adding improvements

The form for creating a board is now even more clear. While creating a board, the user should only figure out a name, color, and board template which will be used to populate the board structure (or even do not choose it).

Users can also use the advanced options to create a new Office 365 group or attach board to an existing one as well as figure the custom name for the group under a board.

Outlook App improvements

KanBo Outlook App has been rebuild by us.  The improvements are:

  • in Add to existing card window there is a search box to find the card you are looking for easily,
  • in Add to existing card window there are presented existing elements like: labels, users, due date and status which cannot be changed in Outlook App,
  • while adding a new card, it will be added using the default board template.

Read more here.

Touch support for mobile devices

It’s possible to Drag&Drop cards using touch on mobile devices.

Drag&Drop events on the Calendar view

Users can move events easily using Drag&Drop through the Board calendar and expand it using mouse clicks.

New views possible for the completed cards

Completed cards are now shown as the last cards in a list.

Add documents directly to document list

Now users can add documents directly to a document group. Users can add documents right under the existing document group or add them by using “Add element” option.

Other improvements

  • It’s possible to unselect the default board template in board-adding pop-up
  • Picker color (in labels, lists, boards, statuses etc.) now is being chosen on random, but user can change it