Fix an issue where deleting a video note may not, in some circumstances, remove the video file from the server.
Fix an issue where anonymizing a user record may fail (e.g. when declining data protection).
Release date: July 8, 2023
Sprintbase version 220.127.116.11
Add the ability to copy boards directly from the home page so that they can be pasted into Sprints or Workspaces.
Allow system administrators to generate standardized studio reports which can be shared as PDFs with clients.
Improve the Anti-virus implementation to be more efficient.
Correct the "Engage the Sponsor" template which had incorrect wording in one of the sections.
Improve error handling for the case where a user tries to access a board project from the home page that has been deleted.
Correct a spelling mistake in the "Extreme Users" template.
Fix an issue where the text in sticky-notes can, in some cases, overflow the bounds of the note in the sprint/workspace output view and PDF.
Release date: June 10, 2023
Sprintbase version 18.104.22.168
Add the ability to make Group Notes draggable from the top header as well as from the bottom.
Add a search facility to find a specific template when viewing a whiteboard within a workspace.
Add a “Facilitator Lock” mechanism to boards such that items locked can only be unlocked by the facilitator.
Add the ability for sprint facilitators and administrators to edit the workspace of any closed step without needing to unlock it.
Rename "TEMPLATE..." to "BOARD..." displayed in the board popup under the add button in all workspace & sprint types.
Within Studio Admin, add an option to delete a sprint/board/workspace from the sprint list.
Fix an issue where a Sprint or Workspace “Team Member” appears to become a facilitator when changing from a single to multi-team sprint.
Fix an issue where, in some cases, it is possible for some team members or leaders not to have a user workspace in a single team 6-step sprint.
Fix an issue where the label of the person moving a note on a workspace is displaying as "Sprintbase User" rather than user's name.
Fix issue that occurs when a sticky-note in a tab that is inactive in the user's workspace is updated by another user, then when the user activates that tab, the sticky-note is blank.
Release date: May 6, 2023
Sprintbase version 22.214.171.124
Major platform and framework update to enable future supportability and performance of Sprintbase.
Saving a whiteboard as an image will now name the file based on the board's name rather than its type.
Fix an issue where usernames were not displaying in sprint steps which provide individual layouts (6-step process).
Fix an issue where notes voted through to a "list" in a subsequent step were not initially displaying in a list but rather with their position from the previous step.
Fix an issue where whiteboard image export on some iOS devices did not work.
Fix an issue where, in some cases, notes generated by "promoting" from a board would appear in the top-left of the screen rather than next to the board note.
Fix an issue where, in some cases, the "Create New" buttons on the home page can draw behind the side navigation.
Fix an issue where, in some cases, the button text in the "No Access" page can overrun the bounds of the button.
Fix an issue where, in some cases, the list of online users for a sprint or workspace would not be displayed correctly for observers or admins.
Fix an issue where, in some cases, admins were incorrectly presented with the option to "Give Feedback" on notes when they are neither a member of nor an observer of the sprint or workspace.
Fix an issue where, in some cases, an administrator would not be able to add people to the sprint or workspace.
Release date: April 1, 2023
Sprintbase version 126.96.36.199
Simplify and streamline adding people to sprints/workspaces and boards:
Replace the two existing methods for adding people to a team (add existing and invite) with a single add dialog which provides both functions.
Display the newly added people as "placeholder" records within the sprint until such a time as they accept the invite that may be updated or removed in the same way as any other user within the sprint or board.
If a team (including team members) is copied, then any invited users are also copied.
Add the guidance links for the following "Ice Breaker" templates:
Build Your Team
Name a Paint Color
Meet Your Team
One thing about you
Fix an issue where notes added to step 1 of the 3-step process appear for a user viewing the second step.
Fix an issue where in some cases warnings displayed in the User Bulk Import wizard do not provide detailed messages when the symbol is clicked on.
Fix an issue where once a sticky-note has been created in the workspace it cannot be selected or edited on a mobile (iOS or Android) device.
Ultramarine Lorikeet – Patch 1
Release date: February 23, 2023
Ultramarine Lorikeet – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 188.8.131.52
Fix an issue where Team Leaders get the option to "Invite People" on step pages and dashboard, but cannot add or remove users/teams.
Fix an issue where custom templates added to "New Board" list do not display in the home page.
Fix an issue where custom SVG templates display with a black background in the studio admin pages and the new board popups.
Fix an issue in studio admin where, after adding a custom template to the available boards, it was still available to select from the list.
Correct the sorting of custom templates in studio admin.
Release date: February 18, 2023
Sprintbase version 184.108.40.206
Add a button for admins and facilitators to "Invite People" to a sprint or workspace directly from all workspace pages.
Simplify Team Management for Sprints and Workspaces:
Rework the dashboard page to be clearer when displaying teams and members.
Default the view in Sprint Settings to Single-team with an option to "convert to multi-team".
Simplify the single and multi-team views so that adding and editing people and teams is clearer.
Add an option for facilitators to "Beacon" Mural notes when viewing them, similar to the behaviour within Sprintbase boards.
Fix an issue where expired studios appear in the "Invite Users to Sprint" studio list.
Fix an issue where the "Go to open step" button in any "Show The World" sprint or workspace step fails to navigate the user to the open step.
Fix an issue where a user would continue to show as online in a mural board after they had closed it.
Numerous minor performance & reliability updates.
Treecreeper – Patch 2
Release date: January 14, 2023
Treecreeper – Patch 2
Sprintbase version 220.127.116.11
Update Mural icons to use their latest branding, styles & colors.
Fix an issue where, in a specific rare case, incorrect content can be loaded into a whiteboard or template note.
Fix an issue where the PDF output shows a square border around custom studio images when it should be circular.
Numerous minor performance & reliability updates.
Treecreeper – Patch 1
Release date: December 10, 2022
Treecreeper – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 18.104.22.168
Updated the output PDF to reduce the clutter and genericize content making it more appropriate for a wider number of sprints and workspaces.
Update a number of emails sent from the system to be more informative.
Update the layout of the trial and subscription registration pages.
Set the default behavior for new sprints and workspaces to be that facilitators are displayed as team members by default.
Workspaces should default to "always open" so that content can be added/removed after the "show the world" step has been opened.
For trial users, add the option to subscribe from the header bar in the studio page.
Make clicking on the Sprintbase or studio logo in the header bar take the user back to the homepage.
Numerous technical updates to improve performance, reliability and supportability.
Fix issue where "Waiting on" list would incorrectly report zero remaining in some cases.
Fix a number of spelling mistakes.
Release date: November 12, 2022
Sprintbase version 22.214.171.124
Add self-service sign-up for free trial of "Sprintbase Essentials".
Add self-service sign-up for subscription to "Sprintbase Essentials".
For sprints with multiple teams, display the team name in the sprint output pdf.
Order the list of Studios in Home page alphabetically.
Fix an issue where clicking "ADD MEMBER" button multiple times in the sprint settings generates an unexpected error message.
Fix email validation to allow single quote ( ' ) and tilde ( ~ ) in the name part of the address.
Fix an issue where Safari v16.0 was incorrectly rejected as an unsupported browser.
Fix an issue where sprints were still editable by users where either their license or the owning studio's license had expired.
Add walk-throughs and context help for studio administration from the "Support" button.
Fix issue where only the first 100 MURAL templates would be available for creation.
Fix a couple of minor spelling mistakes in some error messages displayed when adding members as a Studio administrator.
Fix an issue where some old sprints could, in some rare cases, fail to load notes in a workspace.
Fix sprint export of MURAL notes.
Release date: August 20, 2022
Sprintbase version 126.96.36.199
Add the ability to create Mural boards inside Sprintbase:
Select from existing or new Mural.
Ability to invite guests in the same way as native Sprintbase boards.
Edit Murals in the same way as a Sprintbase board in a sprint step or workspace.
Integrated Mural login to access your Murals and templates.
Provide visualization of new boards & templates when creating in a sprint or workspace:
Adding a template now shows a popup with the description, image and instructions.
Ability to search for a template.
Improve the performance of the home page, especially for first-time visitors.
Fix an issue where guests invited to collaborate on a whiteboard within a sprint or workspace continue to have access after the sprint or workspace is removed.
Fix an issue where users that connect to a sprint via a self-registration link do not appear in the sprint team list or the online users list until the page is refreshed.
Fix an issue where an unexpected error "User Name field required" displayed if the first name is not specified when adding a new member to a studio.
Fix an issue where a portfolio that is deleted by a studio administrator would not be removed from the table until the page is refreshed.
Release date: July 23, 2022
Sprintbase version 188.8.131.52
Separate "Create New" for Open Workspace, Boards and Sprints on home page & studio admin.
When creating a new Open Workspace, the user is taken directly to workspace and not to the dashboard.
Provide a search option in the "New board" dialog to more easily find the desired template.
Make the "Create New" buttons available from the "All Studios" if the user has permission to create a sprint, board or Open Workspace in one or more studios:
If the user has permission to create new boards, sprints and/or Open Workspaces in more than one studio, a studio selection dialog is shown.
If the user only has access to one studio, the create dialog will be displayed.
Add an option in the sprint team settings to clone a team including (optionally) the notes and/or users to a new team.
Improve the save of boards such that if there are any uncommitted changes from any user (and only if there are uncommitted changes), when a user closes the board, all changes are committed and the image updated.
Add the ability to add a web link as a Studio resource via Studio Admin (as well as upload a file or link to YouTube or Vimeo).
Improve the UI for adding team members and facilitators within the sprint settings popup.
Fix an issue where note positions on Project Workspace were not displayed correctly.
Fix an issue that occurs when pasting a note into Project Workspace using the context menu did not correctly take the mouse position when adding the note to the workspace.
Fix an issue where longer hyperlinks pasted into boards sticky-notes cause the interface to freeze for a period of time.
Fix an issue where someone could self-register via a link provided against a team that had subsequently been removed from the sprint.
Release date: June 25, 2022
Sprintbase version 184.108.40.206
Enable closing the "Create New" dialog by pressing ESC.
Update the template help/instructions icon to be clearer in both the "Create New..." dialog and in the template header.
Update/refresh the Sprintbase templates:
All templates in the 3-step, 6-step and open workspace sprints updated.
Updated categories and templates in the "Create New..." dialog under the Boards tab.
Instructions for most templates added which shows how and when to use the template as well as examples of blank and completed versions.
Add the ability to move notes that have been voted through in a list to the next step:
Notes in the list can be moved and re-positioned anywhere on the workspace.
Moving the note does not affect its position in the original workspace.
Also applies for cases where all notes are displayed in a subsequent workspace.
Add the ability for studio administrators to create home-page resource pages and documents:
Create and define resource pages.
Upload resource documents and videos into the resource pages.
Resource pages shown on the home-page to members of the studio or those who are participating in a sprint within the studio.
Fix the size of the context menu in the sprint step workspace so that it remains the same size no matter what the zoom-level.
When selecting a portfolio on the home-page or within a studio, the popup now shows a populated drop-down of the top results before the user starts typing.
Add support for "Modules" - sprints with specific objectives which will be guided by context-sensitive help, instructions and walk-throughs using Userflow.
Update Group Boxes so that they show a shadow when selected making it easier to see when selecting multiple notes on a workspace.
When opening a sprint, the user will now be placed directly in the open workspace rather than the dashboard (reducing the number of clicks needed to start working).
Update the default sprint settings so that:
The default tab is "Workspace" (not "Guidance") when navigating to a step page for the first time.
The welcome/instruction popup is not shown when opening a sprint for the first time.
After adding an icon or illustration to a whiteboard or template, the left panel will now close automatically .
Set the default permissions for a user that uses an invite link to self-register to be "Create Sprint" and "Create Board" in the selected studio.
Fix an issue where the "View Email Addresses" button in the sprint settings does not show any email addresses.
Fix permissions for note attachments so that the ability to add or remove attachments is based on the sprint permission to edit or delete a note.
Fix an issue where, in some circumstances, the list of available notes from a step ADD button or context menu could run off the bottom of the screen.
Fix an issue where 2 copies of a whiteboard/template note can be created if double-clicking "save" when first creating the note in a workspace.
Fix an issue where the whiteboard could desynchronize between users if a facilitator or admin placed a marker on the board.
Fix an issue where, in some circumstances, the last team on a sprint can be deleted which prevents the sprint from being accessed.
Fix a minor issue where the current dash/dotted/solid line style is not applied when creating a new connector or line in a whiteboard.
Fix a minor issue where clicking on an icon or illustration in the whiteboard panel would not add it to the board.
Release date: May 7, 2022
Sprintbase version 220.127.116.11
Add Multi-team sprints:
All existing and new sprints now support multiple teams.
Each team only has access to their notes, analytics and PDF.
Sprint-level team leaders and facilitators can:
View and manage all teams.
Access all the team's content and PDFs.
Move all teams through the process (opening steps and voting) via a single sprint.
View analytics for each team and rolled-up to the sprint.
URLs added to whiteboard sticky-notes and text boxes now provide clickable versions when the object is selected.
Update "Select Process" to "Select Sprint Type" for the Custom Guidance and Manage Templates tabs in Studio Admin.
Add "Group Boxes" to Open Workspace, 3 and 6-step processes.
PDFs now order notes based on workspace location (top to bottom, left to right):
Notes within Group Boxes are rendered together and the group color is displayed.
Removed the option to set your avatar image from Facebook as it is not widely used and creates unnecessary dependencies and cookies.
Fix an issue where new-lines in workspace sticky notes cause rendering issues and are not preserved after save/reload.
General maintenance to improve asynchronous efficiency of the client-side code.
Correct a few spelling mistakes.
Fix an issue where clicking "View Email Addresses" in sprint settings would only retrieve the current page of email addresses and not those on other pages.
Out of the Blue
Release date: March 26, 2022
Out of the Blue
Sprintbase version 18.104.22.168
Improve the "Support" button to provide link to the Knowledge base (https://support.sprintbase.io) as well as the ability to raise a support ticket.
In the home page "Support" button, add "Platform Walkthroughs" section to provide step-through tutorials on:
Using and navigating the home page.
Creating new sprints and boards.
Auto-close the left panel when clicking back onto the board.
Add the ability to promote text/sticky-notes from a whiteboard to workspace notes.
Update HMW and Insight Worksheets to provide standalone and in-sprint versions (with auto-promote guidance).
Add the ability for studio administrators (with "Manage Configuration" permission) to rename their studios.
Improve the handling and rendering of URLs entered into sprint chat messages.
Update the note names in the sprint PDF output such that they are displayed in capitals to match how their names are entered in the workspace notes.
Improve the descriptions/wording around customizing templates in studio administration.
Update the content to reflect recent application changes in the following home-page resource documents:
Sprint Setup Quickstart
Sprintbase - Getting Started
Role of the Leader
Sprintbase Administration Quickstart
Fix an issue where sticky notes created using a mobile device could end up in an unexpected position when viewed on a laptop or desktop.
Fix an issue where committing a sticky-note change on a mobile would not work in some instances.
Fix an issue where the "SAVE" button on the sprint settings popup could be hidden when viewed on smaller resolution screens.
Fix an issue that prevents any images from being uploaded to a whiteboard after an invalid image file is added.
Fix an issue where the vertical scrollbar on the home-page left nav overlaps the select studio control.
Improve the performance of a number of areas of the system.
Fix an issue where an error occurs when a user tries to set the portfolio for a board.
Release date: February 19, 2022
Sprintbase version 22.214.171.124
New and improved whiteboard features:
Add support for drag and drop of an image on the user's computer directly into a board.
Add support for copy/paste of images & text from user's computer directly into boards.
Add support for copy/paste of any whiteboard objects between boards & sprints.
Add support for pasting copied text directly into the whiteboard as a sticky-note.
Add a Square (1x1 Grid) framework under "04. Grids and Columns".
Provide labels to identify "template" frameworks based on the name of the template listed under the "ADD" button within a step.
Move the "Project Workspace" below the Dashboard in the sprint navigation so that it is related to the sprint content rather than a separate administration page.
Improve the event dialog for the dashboard calendar control so that it now allows changing of the date as well as the time.
Improve the attachments popup to make the downloading of attached files much clearer.
Add the support button to the home page.
Add button to "Reopen Submitting" when voting is open in a sprint step for team leaders and facilitators.
Fix an issue where setting the style of a sticky-note or label could, in some circumstances, fail to apply and save correctly.
Fix an issue where an event dragged off the calendar in a sprint dashboard would cause the screen to scroll, hiding the top navigation bar.
Correct the Manage Team Members popup for whiteboards so that it displays "board" rather than "sprint".
Fix the links to "Journey Overview: the 4-Workshop Approach" under the home page Facilitator Resources to point to the correct file.
Fix the links to "Journey Overview: the 7-Workshop Approach" under the home page Facilitator Resources to point to the correct file.
Fix an issue that caused the sprint output PDF file not to render.
Fix an issue that prevented mobile users from accessing Sprintbase.
Fix an issue where read-only studios were not appearing in a user's home-page list.
Fix an issue where the "Reset Votes" button could be displayed in a sprint step to non-facilitators (although clicking it would not reset the votes except for sprint facilitators).
Midori Mai Tai
Release date: January 23, 2022
Midori Mai Tai
Sprintbase version 126.96.36.199
Simplify board access for guests - they should now be taken directly to the board rather than to a landing page.
Add the ability to clone sprint types, including the associated custom templates and custom guidance within a studio.
Simplify the save/close option on whiteboards so that it is always a close button with a save icon, no matter what changes have been made on the board.
Update whiteboard "frameworks":
Change the locking behaviour so that it is the same as all other objects.
If viewing a whiteboard (not template) within a sprint step, include templates available within that step as frameworks.
Remove Sprintbase contact details from feedback and guest collaboration "thank you" pages.
Add new "Create Board" permissions separate from "Create Sprint" which can be assigned to users within a studio by the studio admins.
By default, all new users added to a studio will have "Create Board" permission only.
Improve the sprint settings dialog so that the top row of tabs is always visible, even if the page is being scrolled.
Fix an issue where whiteboards could in some circumstances, fail to show the save/close button.
Fix an issue in whiteboards where "PLACE MARKER" option was not available to facilitators via the context menu unless an object was selected.
London Iced Tea – Patch 1
Release date: November 20, 2021
London Iced Tea – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 188.8.131.52
Re-add "Design Brief" to Sprint Settings.
Remove Guidance downloads and Avatar image uploads from analytics calculation as they are not specific to the sprint and can skew metrics for some users.
If voting is "inline" (e.g. Open Workspace) then don't show the "The team will need to vote again before proceeding" message when resetting votes.
Update notes in the standard Sprintbase Open Workspace, 3-Step and 6-Step processes:
Rename PHOTO/TEXT to PHOTO note (Open Workspace, 3-Step - Empathize, 6-Step - Field Research, Generate Ideas, Prototype, Implement).
Add or move DOCUMENT to the end of the media list (Open Workspace, 3-Step - Empathize, Prototype, 6-Step - Field Research, Generate Ideas, Prototype, Implement).
Add Sticky notes above Labels (Open Workspace, 3-Step - all steps and 6-Step - all steps).
Add Light-blue Labels (Open Workspace, 3-Step - all steps and 6-Step - all steps).
Fix issue where incorrect "Insight" and "HMW" notes being stared in the Sprint output.
Correct a couple of typos in the Export Sprint tab of Sprint Settings.
Fix an issue where Sprint name, team name and design challenge can display unexpected encoding characters if HTML-style text is input.
London Iced Tea
Release date: November 13, 2021
London Iced Tea
Sprintbase version 184.108.40.206
Remove the Control Panel page from sprints and replace its functionality as follows (for users with admin, team leader or facilitator permission):
All sprint settings can be accessed via the old Control panel link which has been renamed to "Sprint Settings..." and will display a popup which can be accessed from any sprint page.
Clicking on the new "Manage Team" button will open the "Sprint Settings" at the Team page.
Clicking on the sprint name, design challenge or team name will open the the "Sprint Settings" at the Sprint page.
Simplify the "Create New..." sprint and board popup and process:
No details to fill in when selecting a sprint or board to create.
Double-click to create any sprint or board.
Once a new sprint has been created, the user will be taken directly to the dashboard (rather than the control panel) from where the name, challenge, team and other settings can be configured.
Modify the wording under "Users & Settings" in standalone whiteboards and templates to make it clear that guest access is free.
Make the studio logo in the sprint page clickable and have it return the user to the home page.
Increase the default access duration for new trial users from 14 to 30 days.
Add an "About" option under the user's avatar menu which shows the build number and release date of Sprintbase.
Update sprint configuration to allow double-click behaviour to be specified to add sticky notes to the workspace.
In whiteboards, reduce the size and prominence of the upload background image link when uploading an image (as this is typically a one-off task).
Fix an issue where workspace sticky notes could not be edited when viewed on mobile devices or smaller screens.
Fix an issue on whiteboards where pinching via a trackpad in Safari would not zoom the board.
Fix an issue in studio admin where, if a template configuration is hidden via the "Manage Sprint Types" tab, the list of templates in the hidden configuration still appears under "Whiteboard templates" in the "Manage Templates" tab.
Fix an issue where guest invited to a whiteboard or template note incorrectly had permission to change the background image.
Fix an issue where invite emails to a whiteboard were titled "sprint" and had the type rather than the title of the board in the message.
Fix an iss ue where sprint process images do not reflect updated versions when viewed in the user's home page sprint list.
Fix an issue where copying connected objects in whiteboards would copy the objects but omit the connector.
Fix an issue where it was possible to invite guests to a board without first saving it which caused the board to be inaccessible to the guests.
King Cole Cocktail – Patch 1
Release date: October 9, 2021
King Cole Cocktail – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 220.127.116.11
Add support for fullscreen when accessing a whiteboard or template as a guest.
Update the following resource documents:
Team Resources: Sprintbase Administration Quickstart
Team Resources: Sprint Setup Quickstart
Facilitator Resources: Sprintbase - Getting Started
Fix the sprint analytics calculations using the note and vote count metrics.
Fix an issue where circular studio logos do not render correctly when printing analytics.
Fix an issue where circular studio logos do not render correctly in the sprint PDF output.
Fix a number of references to "account" that should refer to "studio".
Fix an issue where copying a sprint with custom template notes could, in some cases, cause the template background to become corrupted.
Fix an issue where copying a custom template note between sprints in different studios could cause the template background to become corrupted.
Fix an issue where blank workspace Sticky Notes prevent the output from rendering.
Fix an issue that occurs when the browser zoom is set to 90% where workspace Sticky Notes do not calculate the size of their text correctly.
King Cole Cocktail
Release date: September 26, 2021
King Cole Cocktail
Sprintbase version 18.104.22.168
Add a "Sprint Type" drop-down with the options of "Workshop", "Project" or "Custom" in the sprint control panel under the Advanced tab to apply configurations typically needed for shorter and longer sprint journeys.
Add the following three options in the sprint control panel under the "Advanced" tab:
Default to Guidance Tab on step navigation (yes/no).
Show prompt popup when opening voting or advancing to the next step (yes/no).
Show instruction popup when opening the sprint for the first time (yes/no).
Add the option for an audio "stinger" when the activity timer completes (4 different sounds available).
Add white-labelling of registration and guest invites such that the studio colors and logo are used in the registration/guest pages.
Modify the self-registration process when invited to join a sprint via URL such that instead of requiring an emailed validation code, the registered email address will receive a confirmation which can be used to cancel the registration.
Add a tick and cross to whiteboard "shapes" list.
Add scroll-bar to left-hand panels (icons/shapes/image search/etc.) to facilitate navigation when not using a mouse-wheel.
Add the ability to crop an uploaded image within the whiteboard.
Fix an issue where the bulk-import of users popup can truncate some warning and error messages when validating the uploaded file.
Fix an issue where, in some cases, sprint steps without guidance defined may show a blank page under the workspace tab requiring the user to click on it to show their data.
Reduce the sensitivity of the mouse-wheel on Firefox when zooming the whiteboard.
Fix an issue where the mandatory Description field was missing an asterisk (*) when uploading a custom template within a studio.
Fix a display issue that in the New Whiteboard/Sprint popup when only whiteboards are available; the popup should only display the "Boards" tab in this scenario and it should be populated correctly.
Fix an issue in which double-clicking on a label or sticky-note option under the sprint step "ADD" button may add multiple copies.
Fix an issue where, in certain circumstances, the process image will not display in the new sprint popup if this is the first sprint of that type being created in the user's studio.
Release date: August 7, 2021
Sprintbase version 22.214.171.124
White-labelling for Studios:
Add the ability for admins to change the studio logo to either a circular or rectangular logo to be displayed in the homepage and sprint header bar (including guest and feedback access), in the sprint PDF output and in the analytics print output.
Add the ability for admins to change the header bar color and the text color for titles and elements within the bar to be displayed in the homepage, sprint pages (including guest and feedback access), standalone boards, sprint PDF output and the analytics print output.
Remove the "Sprintbase" text in the header bar.
Add a small "powered by Sprintbase" logo to the left navigation bars in sprints and the home page.
Add support for adding sticky-notes directly into the workspace where the text resizes to fill the available space:
These can be defined in any workspace or custom process.
Option to support double-click to add a specific color sticky-note.
Items added to the board from the left-hand menus (icons/shapes/images/sticky-notes) should now be sized based on the user's zoom.
Add fixed rotation of 45 degrees for shapes, lines, images and lines by holding the ALT key whilst rotating.
Add the ability to limit access to note types under the workspace "ADD" menus based on user roles for custom processes.
Improve the usability of the workspace "ADD" menu and context menu so that sub-menus are easier to select.
Users can now change the small-note name (e.g. "Whiteboard 1") to any text up to 50 characters.
Increase the session timeout from 3 hours to 8 hours.
Fix an issue where the shapes list in the whiteboard could overflow the screen on smaller devices or monitors.
Fix an issue where a sticky-note added to the whiteboard via double-click could, in certain circumstances, have the text size not fill the available space.
Fix an issue where users with a direct URL link could continue to access sprints and boards that had been marked for deletion.
Fix a number of minor layout issues for whiteboards affecting devices with smaller screens.
Correct a number of minor typos.
Release date: July 24, 2021
Sprintbase version 126.96.36.199
Implementation of the basic "Studio" model:
Change licensing "Account" to "Studio".
Add "Portfolios" to categorize sprints and boards.
Major re-work of the home page:
Much improved filters and sorting.
Default sort is now by "most recently viewed".
Grid or list view of sprints and boards.
List sprints by "Studio".
Add "Favorites" option for sprints and boards.
Add portfolio views for categorized sprints and boards.
New left-hand navigation simplifies home page view.
Provide separate Mouse/Trackpad control option for navigating whiteboards.
Add the ability to invite guests to collaborate from within the whiteboard (not just from the small note in the workspace).
Add a selection of arrows to the "shapes" list.
Add four "!" and "?" icons to the "emoticons" list.
Remove "Total Logins" from the analytics page as it was the only metric that was not specific to the sprint.
Add the ability to define new sprint processes where only the top-voted items appear in the PDF output.
Correct a couple of typos under export in the sprint control panel.
Fix an issue that causes the addition of custom templates or the removal of built-in ones not to be available for "Project Workspace" step.
Fix an issue where the calendar displayed in Control Panel and Dashboard could cut off the display if all the activities occurred within a single day.
Fix an issue that occurs when deleting an object in a whiteboard and then undoing the change where the original ordering would not be respected (the object would always be re-added at the top even if previously it was at the back).
Fix an issue in whiteboards where lines that have been locked by a user can, in some circumstances, still be selected and moved as part of a multi-select.
Fix an issue which, in rare instances, causes an error page to be displayed when accessing a whiteboard as a guest.
Release date: May 29, 2021
Sprintbase version 188.8.131.52
Add the ability to create new whiteboards and templates directly from the home page:
Major refresh of the create process interface to include individual whiteboards and templates as well as sprint types.
Select the sprint or whiteboard template image to create a new sprint or board of that type.
Ability to create and open whiteboards outside of a sprint directly from the home page.
Whiteboards created outside of a sprint can be copied and pasted into a sprint if required.
Improve and simplify guest whiteboard access:
Invite via guest link added which does not require the recipient to provide or validate their email address.
Ability to revoke all guest access to a whiteboard via a single click.
Provide explanation of sprint roles in the control panel.
Improve the look and feel of scroll-bars displayed on workspace notes when the description text exceeds the maximum allowed size.
Improve the sprint invite process via a link so that if a user is already a member of the account they are not required to validate their email address.
Fix and simplify the zoom for whiteboards so that for mouse, touch and trackpad users, zooming should work as expected.
Fix an issue where, when whiteboard sticky-notes had very large amounts of text the whiteboard would hand on the loading screen.
Fix an issue where text changes made to whiteboard sticky-notes causing a significant resize to occur could update the note's position incorrectly for other users in the whiteboard.
Fix an issue in sprint workspaces with multiple tabs where drag-selecting multiple notes to move them would incorrectly include notes from other tabs.
Fix an issue where overwriting text in whiteboard textbox or sticky note can, in some cases, cause subsequent styling to become incorrect.
Release date: April 10, 2021
Sprintbase version 184.108.40.206
Provide a "grab" mode in the whiteboard which enables the whiteboard to be moved around without moving the content within it.
Add a feature that allows individual whiteboards to be exported to a high-resolution PNG or SVG file.
Increase the maximum zoom-in for whiteboards to allow more content to be captured in a single board.
Ability for users in the Facilitator role or administrators to start/stop/update the activity timer from within the whiteboard.
Ability for users in the Facilitator role or administrators to trigger the workspace "beacon" from within the whiteboard.
Update the color-picker to provide a consistent set of colors for all objects.
Change the behaviour of 2-finger trackpad swipes to move the canvas rather than zoom it (Safari and Firefox on Mac remains as zoom).
Improve the visibility of Markers so that they animate when placed and the avatar and name of the user that placed the marker is displayed.
Provide two options when deleting a user from an account:
Remove the user from account's sprints (default).
Change their sprint access to "Observer".
Improve the zoom behaviour using mouse-wheel and trackpad pinch on the workspace.
Make the "Sprintbase - Getting Started" guide available in the "TEAM RESOURCES" tab in the home page.
Change default size of image in small notes in the workspace to have a 16:9 aspect ratio so new whiteboards are fully visible in the note.
Fix an issue where the whiteboard drawing controls are not displayed until the drawing has been created (not available during or before creation).
Fix an issue for facilitators where, if they place a marker on a whiteboard, the "Save & Close" button would revert to "Close".
Fix an issue where uploading SVG images with links to images & icons hosted elsewhere on the internet would cause the whiteboard to become unresponsive.
Prevent sprint team members from being assigned a Team Member/Leader or Facilitator role if they do not have an active license (i.e. they are not a member in an account that is active).
Fire and Ice
Release date: March 27, 2021
Fire and Ice
Sprintbase version 220.127.116.11
Improve the visibility of the "active" tab in sprint steps with multiple tabs.
Display a "loading image" message on notes whilst they are loading in the workspace.
Show which users are online within a sprint:
On the dashboard, if a sprint participant is viewing any page within the sprint, show an green dot against their avatar image.
In a sprint step, if a user is working in that step, show their avatar image above the workspace.
In a whiteboard note, if a user is working in that note (either as a guest or as a participant), show their avatar image above the whiteboard.
Update the default sprint permissions for all newly created sprints as follows:
Show Project Workspace default to TRUE (box checked) if the selected process supports it.
Set default for note edit permission to "Everyone".
Set default for note delete permission to "Owner, Facilitator & Team Leads".
Set default for note request feedback permission to "Everyone".
Set default for observer feedback to "Yes".
Set default for external collaborator to "Yes".
Set default for copy note to "Yes".
Set voting behavior to "Blind Voting" in the Sprintbase 3 and 6-step sprints processes.
Add the ability for users to use SHIFT+click+drag to multi-select notes in the workspace (similar behavior to that in whiteboards).
Provide an "Activity Timer" which can be started and stopped by users in the Facilitator role or administrators of that sprint which displays an overlay timer to all sprint participants viewing that step and notifies everyone when the time is up or a facilitator stops the timer.
Provide the ability for users in the Facilitator role or administrators of a sprint to have a "Beacon" icon on the notes in the workspace which will focus all other users to that note.
Provide the ability for users in the Facilitator role or administrators of a sprint to have a "Marker" option in whiteboards that will focus all other users viewing the whiteboard to the facilitator's view and briefly show the marker on the board.
Add the ability to format text in whiteboard sticky notes and text labels with Bold, Underline, Italic and Strike-though.
Improve the styling of lines and connectors in whiteboard such that the line ends are rounded not square.
Add the ability to set dotted or dashed style to lines and connectors in the whiteboard.
Add the ability to change text alignment (left/centered/right) to sticky-notes and text boxes in the whiteboard.
Add the ability to lock any/all objects to the background of a whiteboard (can be unlocked via right-click).
Add an option in the top-left of whiteboard to view it in full-screen mode (and close full-screen mode).
Improve quality of images uploaded to the whiteboard from local drives if they have one dimension that is much greater than the other (e.g. very wide and short image).
Fix the display of the "Project Workspace" and "Show the World" on hover when using Safari browser.
Fix an issue where, in certain circumstances, the email lookup on accounts and the Control Panel could return email addresses of users that have been removed from the sprint(s) or account(s).
Fix an issue where it was possible in the whiteboard to create a group with one item inside it.
Fix an issue where undo/redo in whiteboard can sometimes incorrectly change text styles and colors in a sticky note or text box.
Fix an issue where, on future or locked steps, when trying to search for an image on a whiteboard note a warning message is displayed and the user cannot search.
Fix an issue where, if a user uses the cursor keys to move a line drawn on the whiteboard, it behaves incorrectly for the user making the change and the changes are not reflected on other user's whiteboards.
Fix an issue when viewing some sprint steps on a mobile device, the last note may be truncated and not fully visible on the screen.
Fix the behavior of comments made against labels and notes created by users no longer participating in the sprint such that email notifications are not sent.
Fix an issue on whiteboard where, if multiple notes are selected, trying to set the color of all of them to the color of the first would not work.
Fix an issue in the Control Panel where the invite date for users is not updated after the "SEND INVITE TO ALL..." button is clicked.
Fix an issue where it is possible, in some circumstances, for changes being made to a whiteboard to be ignored by another user if the change occurs whilst they are opening the whiteboard.
Fix an issue where text selection in sticky-notes can become mis-aligned with the actual cursor position.
Fix an issue where lines can move out of bounds of the whiteboard if setting their color as part of a multiple selection.
Fix an issue where the whiteboard note will render incorrectly if using a custom template of smaller size than 16:9 ratio.
Fix an issue on touch devices where long-press on text in a whiteboard sticky-note or text box would not highlight the text but would incorrectly display the context menu.
Fix an issue on touch devices where long-press on text in a whiteboard sticky-note or text box would not highlight the text but would incorrectly display the context menu.
Release date: February 13, 2021
Sprintbase version 18.104.22.168
Major whiteboard feature update:
Redesign the interface of the whiteboard to make it more accessible.
Increase the size of the available canvas to a standard 16:9 aspect ratio.
Add "Shapes" that can be added to the canvas.
Increase the Icon library, providing illustrations and scenes that allow users to build prototypes and storyboards in a simple way.
Add the ability to draw lines and arrows.
Add "Frameworks" which can be placed and locked on the whiteboard behind the content.
Major rework of the way connectors behave using drag to connect.
Add the ability to drag the step workspaces around using the mouse.
Add a "Research Planner" template to the Open Workspace, to the Empathize step of the 3-step process and to the Field Research step of the 6-step process.
Add a "5 whys" template to the Open Workspace, to the Empathize step of the 3-step process and to the Field Research step of the 6-step process.
Add an "Insight Worksheet" template to the Open Workspace, to the Empathize step of the 3-step process and to the Form Insights step of the 6-step process.
Add an "HMW Worksheet" template to the Open Workspace, to the Ideate step of the 3-step process and to the Focus the Challenge step of the 6-step process.
Add a "Crazy 8" template to the Open Workspace, to the Ideate step of the 3-step process and to the Generate Ideas step of the 6-step process.
Update the facilitator documents in the home page to better reflect and support running of 3 and 6-step processes.
Fix some memory management issues.
Fix an issue where, if any style (color/bold/underline) is applied to text boxes in a whiteboard, editing the text can apply the style to the wrong parts of the text and, in some cases, show different text styles to other users viewing the whiteboard.
Fix an issue where, in some cases, web-link notes would not correctly display the image link.
Fix an issue where, if a user never saves a whiteboard, data can be lost if they lose network connectivity or their session times out.
Dragon’s Fire Jello Shots
Release date: December 12, 2020
Dragon’s Fire Jello Shots
Sprintbase version 22.214.171.124
Implement a number of whiteboard updates:
Implement multi-select editing for whiteboard objects of the same type.
Enable whiteboard content to be copied/pasted between whiteboards in the same sprint step.
Implement snap to grid to enable easier alignment of content.
Improve quality of background templates using SVG format
Improve performance of the whiteboard.
Remove the "move canvas" vs "select" mode; default behavior is to move the canvas, hold down "SHIFT" to multi-select objects.
Double clicking on the whiteboard re-adds the same size, color and type of sticky note as last selected.
Increase the resolution of images uploaded to the whiteboard from 1024x1024 to 1400x1400.
Improve the zoom behaviour when using mouse scroll-wheel or trackpad.
Increase the maximum zoom from x4 to x6.
Allow dragging of the whiteboard so that it can be positioned with any corner in the center of the screen (rather than always snapping to the outside bounds).
Drawing cursor updated to be a pencil rather than a cross-hair.
Reduce the default size of sticky notes by 25% to enable a greater number to fit on a page.
Make the size of the avatar image and user label for the user making a change remain fixed no matter how zoomed in or out the viewing user is.
Implement printing (or saving as PDF) of the sprint analytics page.
When inviting users to join a sprint via the "Invite People to this Sprint" button in control panel, force selection of the licensing account if the person inviting has more than one available.
Update all the HTML email templates sent from Sprintbase to make them cleaner and clearer.
Change the "Single Workspace" sprint type to "Open Workspace".
Change "process" to "sprint type" throughout the application to make it clearer when using the "Open Workspace".
Change "Coach" to "Facilitator" within sprints as that more clearly explains the user's role.
Increase the default amount of time a sprint invite is valid for from 1 hour to 2 days.
Fix some memory management and stability issues.
Fix issue where pasting of emails into Sprint Invite, Feedback and External Collaborator boxes would not work if they had names embedded (typically when copied from an email client).
Fix an issue where, when the whiteboard is zoomed in, moving an object that is larger than the visible area would cause it to shrink.
Fix an issue where the whiteboard could encounter desynchronization problems when one person tries to move or scale a group of objects whilst another user simultaneously tries to move or scale one or more objects in that are in that group.
Fix an issue where the whiteboard could encounter desynchronization problems when two users try to move the same note or object at the same time.
Fix an issue where a user with 2FA and "remember browser" set may get an error page when logging in if accessing Sprintbase via a shortcut or email link.
Fix an issue where, in some circumstances, when requesting feedback or inviting external users to collaborate on a whiteboard or template note the date picker control would not display.
Fix an issue where, in some circumstances, a user would not be removed from the "Waiting On" list after submitting the required number of notes.
Release date: November 7, 2020
Sprintbase version 126.96.36.199
Provide new ways of inviting people to a sprint from the Control Panel:
Via a generated link for open enrolment.
Via an emailed link for named user enrolment.
Update the sprint permissions so that team leaders can be assigned permission to edit & delete notes.
Make the coach role assignable to any user in a sprint.
Add the ability to upload a thumbnail image against custom guidance files.
Update the New Sprint popup so that the user has to select the required sprint type rather than it being defaulted to "Single Workspace".
Update and standardize the naming of notes across the three standard sprint types.
Fix an issue where too many sprints were displaying in a user's home page if they are the administrator of the sprint but not a participant.
Fix an issue where the top voted notes for a particular step can alternate if there are multiple notes with equal votes that could occupy the last top-voted slot.
Fix an issue where the "Restore Hidden Notes" button would not update the page, requiring the browser to be refreshed to see the change.
Release date: October 4, 2020
Sprintbase version 188.8.131.52
Provide an option to copy+paste notes in between sprints, steps & tabs.
Add the ability for administrators to bulk-import users into their accounts using a CSV file.
Prevent unsupported browsers from being used (such as IE 11).
Provide the capability for administrators to link YouTube/Vimeo videos as Sprint custom guidance.
Improve the admin "Select Account" page to make the different types of account clear.
Provide a new security role called "Create Sprint" which can be assigned by administrators to users that allows them to create sprints which they can administer without having access to any account administration areas or visibility of sprints created by other users.
Improve the whiteboard toolbar controls to make adding text more straight-forward.
Fix an issue where passwords are rejected if they contain certain HTML or script characters. All UTF-8 characters should be allowed when creating or changing a password. In addition, the password strenght meter should indicate when a new password is invalid due to the length or upper and lower case characters not being present, not just based on the measured complexity.
Fix an issue where a user other than the creator of a note cannot commit changes to the note's text fields from the small note on the workspace, even if the sprint allows all users to make updates to notes.
Fix an issue where external user feedback is rejected if the user enters certain HTML or script characters. All UTF-8 characters should be allowed when providing feedback.
Fix an issue where external collaboration does not work from "Project Workspace" and an error or "oops" page is displayed when a user tries to send or preview a collaboration invite.
Alabama Slammer – Patch 1
Release date: September 19, 2020
Alabama Slammer – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 184.108.40.206
If no changes have been made to the canvas of a whiteboard or template note then the button should read "Close" not "Save & Close).
Add "Interview Summary" template note to the "Single Workspace" sprint type.
Add "Jobs, Pains & Gains" template note to:
the "Single Workspace" sprint type;
Field Research step of the 6-step sprint type;
Empathize step of the 3-step sprint type.
Update the "Solution sprint" and "Jumpstart workshop" documentation.
Fix an issue where it was possible in some circumstances for the submitting and voting phases of a step to be displayed in the wrong order on the dashboard and control panel calendar.
Fix an issue where the attachments and comments popup would not display any information if launched from the expanded note popup.
Fix an issue where, in some circumstances, it was possible to a step with multiple tabs (e.g. Prototype) to display notes that are not related to any of the top-voted records from the previous step.
Release date: September 5, 2020
Sprintbase version 220.127.116.11
Deprecate support for IE 11 and IE 11 Mobile as they are not powerful or stable enough to handle whiteboards (Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers are all supported).
Provide external collaboration functionality for whiteboards and templates so users can get input from non-Sprintbase users.
By default, this is disabled in existing sprints and enabled for all new sprints.
Ability to request external feedback is controlled via the sprint control panel.
External users that are invited to collaborate do not have to register and only have access to the specific whiteboard/templates that has been shared with them.
Whiteboards and Templates only update the image and commit a save from the client if the user has made any changes (this speeds up the Save & Close process and reduces redundant saves).
Replace the "Experiment" note on Prototype step with a new template and remove the "Lean Experiment Map" from the Implement step.
Provide a single-step sprint "process" to allow users to collaborate on general tasks or in a way without a prescriptive gated process.
When searching for users in administration or in a Sprint control panel, pressing Enter will automatically select the top item in the displayed list (if any are found) and add that person to the account or sprint.
Update the information provided for users who can administer multiple accounts to show more helpful and relevant fields.
Simplify the sprint creation process so that it is completed by a single popup and the user is taken straight into the sprint on completion.
Remove the concept of "Launch" - all sprints start active from the date/time that they are created.
Allow the sprint administrators and any assigned coaches to move the sprint start date (after which the sprint becomes visible to other team members).
Remove the need for the system to send sprint creation notification emails - sprint admins, coaches and team leaders can notify everyone via the sprint Control Panel once the sprint is ready.
Improve the sprint step workspace zoom in/out so that the focal point is around the mouse position rather than the top-left of the screen.
Increase the timeout for two-factor authentication (2FA) to 30 minutes to allow for delays in email sending/processing.
Fix an issue where it was possible to double-click on "Save & Close" in a whiteboard and create 2 new notes.
Fix an issue where on Chrome on Android, the user and Sprintbase logos did not display correctly in account administration pages.
Fix an issue where whiteboard images can be lost if the user who opens a whiteboard has lost internet connectivity.
Fix an issue where copied sprints did not carry through whether the positions of the original notes are locked or not.
Fix an issue where web link notes did not return any data or image when searching an external URL.
Fix an issue where pasting content into a whiteboard could add it outside of the viewable area.
Fix an issue where "always open" steps erroneously prevent users from entering notes and display a "Step locked" popup.
Zorbatini – Patch 1
Release date: August 7, 2020
Zorbatini – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 18.104.22.168
Fix an issue where, after visiting Project Workspace, if the user's first visit to another step occurs as the next action, the guidance tab is selected but the workspace is incorrectly displayed below it.
Fix an issue where, in some circumstances, if a user enters a single character into a sticky-note on a whiteboard or template note, the update is not propagated to other users.
Fix multi-user desynchronization issues with whiteboard and template notes.
Fix an issue where the sprint analytics page does not correctly take into account deleted notes, templates and labels when calculating the total number of user submissions and their score.
Fix an issue with external feedback where, in some circumstances, the feedback provider cannot view or close the note correctly.
Fix an issue with whiteboard and template notes where it was possible to get stuck in "Loading" for ever.
Fix an issue when adding custom templates to allow non-Latin characters.
Fix an issue where a user can add sticky-notes and other content before a whiteboard has completed loading, and the data is not synchronized correctly to other users.
Release date: August 1, 2020
Sprintbase version 22.214.171.124
Add option for a "Project Workspace" pseudo-step to sprints. Initially applied to the Standard 3 and 6 step sprints. This is for project-related information that is outside the sprint steps.
The ability to see Coach tab and resources in the home page has been separated from the Coach role.
Provide dedicated tabs for "JumpStart" and "Solution Sprint" information for coaches certified in specific products.
Add capability to Account Admin to Enable/Disable Sprint Process Types.
New Account-level user permission controls:
Manage Available Sprint Types.
Add the ability to define Role-based permissions to "ADD" menu items (individual and group items) for the default and custom sprint types.
Provide an option to close/cancel a whiteboard if the load stalls due to network or authentication errors.
Remove the option to ADD sprints to your personal account. The "New Sprint" button should only be available in the following scenarios:
The user only has an active Trial License.
The user has the "Manage Sprints" permission as an Account Admin.
Add new Sprint-level user permission controls that are configurable on the Control Panel:
Who can edit notes? (Owner Only, Owner & Coach, Everyone - default Owner Only) - this does not apply to Labels, which can be edited / deleted by everyone.
Who can delete notes? (Owner Only, Owner & Coach, Everyone - default Owner Only)
Who can request feedback for notes? (Owner Only, Owner & Coach, Everyone - default Owner Only)
Can observers provide feedback? (Yes/No - default No).
Add the ability for coaches to lock/unlock a note's position in the workspace.
Fix issue where after adding a label, it is possible to continue to click where the label option was and add additional labels (even though the menu has been hidden).
Fix issue where "Manage Templates" in Account Admin only works correctly for the first process in the list.
Fix issue where notes that have been hidden based on the "Show/Hide My/All note drop-downs" will occasionally reappear based on another user's actions.
Fix an issue where, when a note is added, the user is displayed as "Unknown" until the page is refreshed.
Fix an issue where the provider of a comment is listed as "Unknown" if this is the first comment they have added to a note until the page is refreshed.
Fix an issue where, in certain circumstances, a copied sprint will not display the background image in Custom Template notes.
Fix an issue where a background image cleared from a whiteboard note did not behave correctly to undo/redo commands.
Yin Yang Martini – Patch 1
Release date: July 11, 2020
Yin Yang Martini – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 126.96.36.199
Yin Yang Martini
Release date: July 4, 2020
Yin Yang Martini
Sprintbase version 188.8.131.52
Add an option for 'blind' voting for each voting step via the Control Panel.
Allow Coaches to add/remove/change users in Control Panel (except themselves).
Add the ability for the owner of a comment that has been left against a note to remove it.
Improve reliability of pdf generation such that:
If a pdf is already being generated for a sprint when a second one is requested, the first is returned and a second copy is not created.
If a pdf for a sprint has been generated within the last 2 minutes, return that rather than re-generating it.
Improve the stability so that larger sprints are less likely to trigger memory issues whilst processing.
Add tutorial videos to each step of the 3-step process.
Provide the ability to upload custom templates:
Upload custom template files.
Apply custom template to one or more processes/steps.
Hide existing/default templates that are displayed.
Improve load-time performance & caching of images in step pages for whiteboard and template notes.
Fix an issue where saving & closing a Whiteboard before it has completed loading will causes the parts that have not yet loaded to be lost.
Fix issue where non-owners of collaborate whiteboards could clear the background image of a whiteboard via the context menu when they should not be allowed to.
Fix an issue where the wrong step action buttons (Open Voting, Reopen Step, Advance to Next Step) for coaches and leaders may be displayed in certain circumstances.
Fix an issue that caused a double page-load to be triggered in certain circumstances when navigating between sprint steps.
Fix an issue where a sticky-note in a whiteboard/template may become locked if users close the whiteboard whilst they are still editing the text inside the note.
Fix an issue where the text in the output PDF won't wrap correctly if a long block of text or URL is entered into a field.
Fix an issue in whiteboard and template notes where if multiple SVGs which have an ID value are added to a note, the synchronization, layout & undo/redo features do not work correctly.
Xaviera – Patch 1
Release date: June 6, 2020
Xaviera – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 184.108.40.206
Add Two-Factor authentication options using either an email code or Google Authenticator for user using email/password logins.
Improve multi-select drag on the workspace so that a single select note has a highlight and others can be added using SHIFT+Click.
Improve the sub-menu behaviour on the "ADD" button and workspace context menus so that sub-menus automatically display when the mouse is hovered over them.
Improve the quality of the whiteboard/template images displayed in the output PDF for all newly created or updated whiteboard and template notes.
Fix an issue where emails sent to a single recipient were sent via BCC not the TO line.
Fix an issue where if a user voted or edited a note that was being moved by another user, the system would generate an error and the move would not be applied.
Fix an issue where template notes with non-standard names did not provide the option to upload a background image.
Fix an issue where the text displayed in the comments dialog on mobile devices did not use the full width of the text box in some cases.
Fix an issue where administrators viewing the sprint on mobile devices where the GUIDANCE and WORKSPACE tabs would be behind the action buttons.
Fix an issue when two users try to drag the same note or notes on the workspace at the same time, they could end up displayed in different locations on each screen.
Correct the User Journey template so that the positive emotions are above the negative emotions in the "Feeling" section.
Release date: May 23, 2020
Sprintbase version 220.127.116.11
Add a "3-Step" design process as a standard offering.
Remove "Quickstart" sprint when new users are created - this was confusing and with the addition of the 3-Step process, would potentially convey the wrong experience.
Add multi-select drag for small notes in the workspace (SHIFT+Click to select multiple notes).
Prevent users from creating new trial accounts for other users. The system allows creation of observers only though the sprint Control Panel (team members need to be licensed within the system and trial licenses can be granted by the Sprintbase sales and support teams).
Decrease the opacity of instructional text in create-note templates and whiteboard text areas to make the placeholder text more legible.
Allow wrapping of text and maintaining whitespace in the guidance tabs.
Improve the visual quality of background images in newly created template notes.
Make "Save & Close" clear in the template/whiteboard notes.
Update the "User Journey" template available in the Prototype step.
Replace the "Interview" note in Field Research with a new "Interview Summary" template.
Enable the "Purpose", "Mindset", "To Complete This Step" and "What's Next" sections in the guidance tabs to have different titles for custom processes.
Fix an issue where blank HMW small notes display "Insight" as the placeholder text.
Fix an issue where free-hand drawing remains highlighted (purple background) after connecting it with another object in whiteboard/template notes.
Fix an issue where a user is unable to highlight text from HMW/Insight notes owned by another user in order to copy it.
Fix an issue where the sprint will not export if there are characters that are invalid when embedded in XML.
Correct singular/plural labels in guidance tabs for the top-voted notes from the previous step.
Fix an issue where zooming in or out within a whiteboard/template note would also zoom the workspace behind it.
Woo Woo – Patch 3
Release date: April 29, 2020
Woo Woo – Patch 3
Sprintbase version 18.104.22.168
Provide an option, via the user's profile page, to opt-out of sprint analytics.
Make new notes and shapes on whiteboard and template notes slightly larger
Fix an issue where entering HTML text into whiteboard or template note would cause an error when saving the note.
Woo Woo – Patch 2
Release date: April 25, 2020
Woo Woo – Patch 2
Sprintbase version 22.214.171.124
Add an option to sign-up to the latest Sprintbase news when accepting the initial Data Protection popup.
Make labels on the team workspace editable/removable by everyone not just the owner.
Whiteboard & Template updates:
Change undo/redo on whiteboard and template notes so that they are for the individual not shared between all collaborative users.
Move Square, Triangle and Circle under a drop-down menu.
Add a shortcut to "Gallery" (emotes) to the toolbar next to image such that the gallery is a separate panel not a tab within the image section.
Display the correct process & steps in the dashboard welcome popup.
Fix an issue where newly added Whiteboard images may not be seen by other users viewing the same whiteboard.
Fix an issue on the Safari browser where an image uploaded to a whiteboard or template would not render.
Fix an issue where if an object is flipped or mirrored in a whiteboard or template note, the change would not be reflected correctly to collaborative users viewing the same note.
Fix an issue where it was possible to paste an object onto a whiteboard or template note with some or all of it outside the viewable area.
Fix the order of "Top-voted" notes in the sprint step pages.
Woo Woo – Patch 1
Release date: April 18, 2020
Woo Woo – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 126.96.36.199
Enable multi-select copy/paste in whiteboard & template notes.
Allow collaborative users to edit text fields on whiteboard & template notes (only the note creator can change whether the note should allow collaboration).
Add new “Interview Summary” template.
Fix issue where user's move indicator displays on the workspace mobile view (even though the notes do not move).
Fix issue where updating the event date/times in the dashboard or control panel would occasionally not apply and the event would jump back to its previous position.
Fix issue where copy & pasting grouped objects in a whiteboard or template could cause the synchronization to break on a collaborative note.
Correct the position where new notes are added on tabbed workspaces (such as Prototype and Implement) so that the behaviour is the same as in non-tabbed workspaces.
Fix issue where the right-click context menu to add notes on a workspace was always available even if the step being viewed was locked and the ADD button was not displayed.
Fix issue where the output PDF and analytics page always displayed the plural number text for number of notes added, even if only 1 had been submitted.
Fix issue where admins who are not members of a sprint using a custom process would not see the process image displayed.
Fix issue where the title of an Insight or How Might We note would become incorrect if a user viewed comments against that note.
Fix issue where in some cases, updates to images made on whiteboard notes (change of position, size, etc.) would not be reflected on another user's view correctly.
Fix issue where in the whiteboard note after adding an image, the button to add another image would require clicking twice to display the search/upload area.
Fix issue where custom guidance could not be uploaded or the order changed when the admin only has access to the default sprint process.
Fix an issue that occurs for users opening a collaborative whiteboard where they may not see the updates when multiple edits have been made to a whiteboard since the last save.
Fix an issue where double-clicking a note on the workspace would cause an invalid state and create a broken copy of the note being viewed if saved.
Fix an issue where a client-side error was thrown if a user tried to group multiple whiteboard objects including connectors.
Release date: April 11, 2020
Sprintbase version 188.8.131.52
Enhancements to the user workspace:
New notes appear in the top-left of the visible/zoomed area (under the add button) based on where the user is viewing the workspace.
When a user moves a note, other team members viewing the workspace will see an animation and who performed the move.
Add a right-click context menu for adding new notes at a specific point in the workspace.
When navigating between steps, ensure that the workspace is shown at top-left (rather than where the previous step was last focused).
Add process images for each custom process and update the dashboard interface and PDF output to display them.
Add Sprintbase Sprint Setup Quickstart to the TEAM RESOURCES tab.
Add support for uploading attachments and custom guidance in the following formats:
OpenDocument Text (*.odt)
OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods)
OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp)
Whiteboard & Template note enhancements:
Sticky-notes and text should start selected (for moving) and not ready for editing text.
Add a separate mode for grabbing the whiteboard and selecting/moving items.
Fix connector snap positions for different objects (notably triangle). so that the lines/arrows display in the correct places.
Fix issue on mobile where the first connection would make the second note become invisible.
Display the user that is moving/adding/removing/editing an element on the whiteboard
Provide an animation when an item is moved by another user in a whiteboard
Change Circle, Triangle and Square notes so that they are special types of sticky-note and can have text entered into them.
Restrict the zoom out to 1:1 and ensure that the whiteboard remains focussed in the frame.
Apply shadows to sticky-notes and set the default color to yellow
Change the save/close buttons and behaviour so that it is not so easy to lose your work before the first save!
Improve where items are added - All new items are added at the center of user's visible area, taking account of the zoom and position a user has.
Allow direct typing into notes (sticky, circle, square and triangle) when selected, not requiring a double click.
Sprint welcome emails should take the user directly to the sprint rather than to the homepage when clicking on the login link (if the user has already registered).
Fix text box missing white background when drag-expanded in create sprint and control panel.
Fix issue where chat window title wraps onto a second line if there are more than 9 unread messages.
Only show the "Select Process" option when creating a sprint or adding custom guidance if the user has more than one process available.
Fix issue where the step popup updates incorrectly if the active step changes while a previous popup is being displayed.
Correct the minimum/maximum values for sprint step votes/submissions which could cause validation errors in some cases when saving a sprint.
Fix issue where the Design Brief (when viewed in the popup on dashboard) would not display the same line-breaks as typed.
Fix issue where the output PDF could display the wrong voted notes or count for some steps.
Fix an issue where the notes would intermittently not load when opening a step page.
Vulcan Mind Probe – Patch 1
Release date: March 21, 2020
Vulcan Mind Probe – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 184.108.40.206
Add the ability to make steps auto-open when timer runs out from the Control Panel.
Fix issue where notes added in quick succession stack on top of each other and have the same number.
Fix issue where a user's remaining votes gets updated to an incorrect value when a note that has votes from the user is edited by another user.
Fix issue where updating a sprint process customization where the process was used by a large number of sprints caused a timeout and would not save.
Fix issue where the customization of guidance sections would not allow certain areas to be removed
Fix issue where saving a new sprint would not be possible if the first create attempt failed due to invalid data; all subsequent attempts to save would fail with an invalid process error.
Vulcan Mind Probe
Release date: March 14, 2020
Vulcan Mind Probe
Sprintbase version 220.127.116.11
Enable custom sprints - provides a way of defining alternative sprint journeys and client-specific DT processes.
Update Analytics to support multiple/custom sprint processes.
Update PDF output to support multiple/custom sprint processes.
Additional configuration options added in control panel for configuring number of votes and notes to take through for each step.
Remove "I'm Done" as it was confusing. Once all votes or recommended number of submissions has been added, the user is automatically removed from the "waiting on..." list.
Allow multiple team leaders to be specified for any sprint.
Provide a button for admins, coaches and leaders to Reopen a locked step that has been completed from within the step page.
Improve the step status messages for leaders to let them know that they can open the next step (rather than it just stating that the step is "Waiting for the leader").
Improve the left-hand navigation so that it is always visible showing where the user is in the process.
Improve performance when navigating between step pages - only the data refreshes (i.e. the notes) rather than the whole page.
Update the Coaching "Virtual Workshop" agendas, checklists and facilitation decks with for the updated 5-intervention process.
Remove sprint-specific guidance downloads from the home page (they are all still available from within the individual sprint steps' guidance tabs).
Fix issue where whiteboard canvas could not be dragged when using a touch device (mobile/tablet).
Fix issue where attempting to upload a video that is too large would report the issue but continue uploading the file anyway.
Fix issue where multiple videos could be uploaded against the same note simultaneously but only one could be cancelled.
Fix issue where non-ASCII characters would not render in Chat or Comments.
Fix issue where email addresses from a domain name with numbers (e.g. "163.com") would not be accepted by the application when trying to register new users.
Fix issue where long domain names would flow outside the small note cards on step pages when added in the "Optional URL" field.
Fix issue on whiteboard where, after dragging the canvas, elements could not be moved without resetting the zoom.
Fix issue in full-screen mode where the "+" Add button could be dragged off the page by scrolling instead of remaining anchored to the top-right corner.
Fix issue where the step zoom control could be dragged off the page.
Fix issue where clicking "Add Comment" with no text entered closed the popup and did nothing.
Correct a number of small spelling mistakes.
Fix issue in Internet Explorer 11 and Edge browsers where moving the zoom slider all the way to the left in a whiteboard or template note caused the zoom to fail and be unresponsive until the note was re-opened or the zoom was reset.
Fix issue on Firefox where the home page would not display correctly on small/mobile screens.
Fix issue that can occur intermittently causing the error page to be shown repeatedly.
Umbrella Man Special – Patch 3
Release date: November 30, 2019
Umbrella Man Special – Patch 3
Sprintbase version 18.104.22.168
Make it clear that users created when added directly into a sprint get a trial license.
Fix issue where if a sprint is launched early (before the account start) then the read-only warning on the sprint suggests the account license has expired rather than has not yet started.
Fix issue that caused Video and Video Pitch notes to display incorrectly and not allow uploading of content.
Fix issue where the user's remaining submission count on a step would not update when a note was added.
Fix layout of note headers in the workspace so that comments and attachments can display up to 99 each before wrapping onto a second line.
Fix issue where deleting a Video note can take a very long time to complete and trigger a back-end error to be logged.
Umbrella Man Special – Patch 2
Release date: November 23, 2019
Umbrella Man Special – Patch 2
Sprintbase version 22.214.171.124
Improve success and error messages and make their display consistent throughout the application.
Add "Final Presentation Template" to Implement step guidance.
Add functionality to Account Administration so that admins can view the list of sprints a user is a member of.
Fix issue where launch email can be sent multiple times if the user launches the sprint from multiple windows.
Fix the wording in the open "Show the World" emails to reference the correct process behavior.
Umbrella Man Special – Patch 1
Release date: November 11, 2019
Umbrella Man Special – Patch 1
Sprintbase version 126.96.36.199
Improve performance by simplifying database table structure for holding sprint team members, observers and coaches.
Update look & feel of the create note popup to make the difference between the main image and attachments upload clearer.
Update the Analytics calculations to better reflect individual effort in relationship to the recommended process.
Update and simplify the feedback request templated email.
Fix issue where errors are logged incorrectly to the monitoring platform.
Fix issue where, when saving a new sprint or after editing an existing one, the user is returned to the main list page rather than the admin page.
Fix issue where the default time zone for a new sprint was not being populated based on the parent account.
Fix sprint export which was returning a blank zip file.
Fix issue where the note header, when viewed in the large note popup, was misaligned and splits over two lines.
Umbrella Man Special
Release date: November 4, 2019
Umbrella Man Special
Sprintbase version 1.8.6
Improve layout of sprint step workspaces by making notes snap-to-grid when added or moved.
Reduce the time taken to initialize the "Quickstart" sprint that is created for users when they first log in (using SSO) or setup their password.
Minor improvements to the layout of the Analytics page when viewed on mobile devices.
Migrate the platform to the latest supported .Net Framework (4.7.2) on Azure.
Fix issue where a 3rd-party component can cause sprint user sessions to be dropped and require the user to login again.
Remove the email addresses of users that provided feedback from the output PDF to prevent data protection issues.
Minor layout fixes to workspace notes when voting option is displayed.
Fix issue where, in rare cases, a user may receive an error popup when searching for images in a template or whiteboard note if he or she has left the page inactive for too long.
Remove legacy calendar export. All recent calendar exports (in the last 3 months) will continue to work and all existing legacy calendar requests that are still active have passed their completion date.
Fix issue serializing error messages from anti-virus (e.g. for bad file/request/data).
Release date: October 26, 2019
Sprintbase version 1.8.5
Ability to upload custom (client) logo for display within the account's sprints.
Ability to upload custom guidance to an account:
Displays for all sprints under that account.
Ability to hide custom and default guidance.
Ability to reorder guidance within the steps.
Updated Output PDF including:
Cleaner look & feel.
New Sprintbase overview section that links Insights through to Implementation.
Full-width template and whiteboard notes.
Display custom (client) logo if configured.
Display timestamps against comments.
Add additional information to the analytics page showing level of user activity/engagement with the sprint.
Allow observers to view the analytics page.
When "Display Coach as Team Member" set, Chat and Comments should take the user's name rather than "Coach".
Fix issue where intermittent database errors occur when adding/viewing comments.
Fix issue where intermittent script errors occur when loading sprint pages.
Fix issues with external feedback not displaying correctly or requiring multiple attempts to view.
Improve security of anti-virus checks for uploaded images and files.
Release date: September 14, 2019
Sprintbase version 1.8.4
Simplify the list of sprints on the homepage so that only sprints where the user is the owner (individual sprint) or a team member are displayed (group account sprints where the user is an admin are only available through the "Admin" section).
Major improvement and updates to the application security
Improve the error page and provide an options to go back to the previous or home pages.
Improve the left-navigation behaviour within a sprint and clicking on the navigation "circles" displays the navigation list instead of reloading the page.
Add the ability for account admins to access a read-only version of the admin area once the account's expiry date has passed.
Improve performance of copy sprint.
Fix issue where the Create Sprint fails and the error page is displayed when a user does not input the team members.
Fix issue where attachments are duplicated in the list if multiple are uploaded at once through the attachments popup.
Fix issue where a user cannot delete a note or label.
Fix issue where users could not upload a YouTube video.
Fix issue where the Analytics page errors if there are no team members in the sprint.
Fix issue where users with an apostrophe in their names (e.g. O'Connor) causes errors to be logged in the sprint pages.
Fix issue where the "Show the World" Step is locked in the Timeline tab of the Control Panel.
Fix issue where the events in the calendar displayed in the Control Panel and Dashboard would be ordered incorrectly if set to the same time.
Minor fixes to the PDF layout.
Release date: August 17, 2019
Sprintbase version 1.8.3
Add the ability for leaders, coaches and admins to export the sprint and all associated data from the Control Panel and the admin's sprint list.
Make the calendar in Control Panel and Dashboard display in 12hr (AM/PM) clock rather than 24hr.
Fix issue where quotation marks were not displaying correctly in some sprint popups.
Fix issue where the PDF could not display Chinese and other non-Latin characters correctly.
Improve system security in a number of areas and enforce user permissions when trying to access certain resources.
Fix issue where account admins do not have the correct permissions to view or modify sprints.
Release date: July 27, 2019
Sprintbase version 1.8.2
New Sprint Team and User-level Analytics page.
Merge Home-page sprint lists back to single searchable list.
Add Notification Emails for new comments & feedback.
New profile-page options to enable/disable notification emails.
New profile-page options to enable/disable sprint instructional modals.
Update subscribed/exported sprint calendar events to have a direct URL to the sprint (rather than the login page).
Improve security of all new calendar exports so that the user is validated as a project member/observer and the URL is encrypted.
Improve/Update SSO to be more robust and have dedicated URLs for each customer's SAML Identity Provider.
Fix issue where in certain (rare) circumstances, a note with an image that has been removed can cause the PDF and sprint output to fail.
Fix issue where clicking save multiple times as a template/whiteboard note is closing creates multiple copies of the note.
Fix issue where people trying to change/set their password with an old email (before the 1.7.3 release) are redirected to an error page.
Fix site admin issue where once a new user has been added to an account, clicking on his/her name will cause an error page.
Update the database processing/connection to reduce the possibility of "deadlock" errors occurring and provide smart retry for most actions.
Fix issue where for certain users, clicking on the "View Output" link in the Show The World step would redirect them to the home page rather than show the output.
Fix a security issue in SSO login where the user authenticated by the 3rd party identity provider was not validated to ensure that Sprintbase expected it to use that specific SSO provider.
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