Phoenix 4.8.5.3 Hotfix

Phoenix 4.8.5.3 is a hotfix that addresses an issue with some users seeing a “Missing Product Key” dialog box. Only users experiencing this issue need to update from 4.8.5.1. There are no other changes from 4.8.5.1.

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What’s New in Phoenix 4.8.3

Phoenix 4.8.3 is a regular maintenance and feature release that incorporates several fixes and feature additions. Features Better support for super high resolution displays. Remaining Duration and Original Duration linking behavior for unstarted activities is now configurable in the Calculations dialog. You can now configure whether or not some footer information is shown in printouts (such as the run date and filename). Other miscellaneous bug fixes and performance...

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What’s New in Phoenix 4.8.2

Phoenix 4.8.2 is a regular maintenance and feature release that incorporates several fixes and feature additions. Features You can now export per-activity graph data. Previous versions of Phoenix allowed you to export the graph data to an Excel spreadsheet but only the combined values of all activities was exported. You can now see the individual data for each activity along with a total at the bottom. You can use this to, for example, see a timeline of resource usage for each activity. You can now optionally apply the currently active filters to reports. Mac OS X only: Greatly improved retina support. Other miscellaneous bug fixes and performance...

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What’s New in Phoenix 4.8.1

Phoenix 4.8.1 is a regular maintenance and feature release that incorporates several fixes and feature additions. Features Bulk importing for P3 and SureTrak schedules. Many users of Phoenix are migrating from legacy software but have a lot of projects they need to import. We’ve made it easy to get everything into Phoenix projects. You can import roughly 30 moderately sized schedules per minute when using the conversion server (and over 500 per minute when doing a local import!). Initial support for importing and exporting of resources with XER files. Because Phoenix resources are designed to be easier to use not everything can match when importing and exporting resources. Use Help > Send Feedback to let us know how it is working for you and what you are looking forward to us supporting in the future. Detailed List Enhancement: The exported non-working repeating-forever calendar day definitions range for XER files is three times as big. Non-working day definitions which aren’t repeating-forever are always included even if they fall outside the range. Enhancement: Much faster loop-checking. Enhancement: You can now specify whether remaining and original durations are linked for unstarted activities in XER exports. Enhancement: You can now rearrange the available filters list. Enhancement: Increased the speed of XER imports further (roughly 1 second for a 5000 activity schedule). Enhancement: Renumbering while in Network Diagram now uses a top-left to bottom-right network ordering instead of just using the Barchart ordering. Changed: Include the default filters in projects imported from P3/SureTrak. Changed: Hammocks no longer have logic retaining relationships generated. Changed: Actual dates now override calculated dates for Hammocks. Changed: Changing a finish date in the activity editor for an in-progress activity now updates the Remaining Duration. Fixed: Importing layouts or storepoints from a schedule which is open in another instance of Phoenix now works. Fixed: Old projects with resource columns now open correctly. Fixed: Sorting by Actual Duration now works correctly. Fixed: Activity code assignments imported from XER files were not coming in properly. Fixed: Right side footer logos are working again. Fixed: Bar text is now draw on a white background again for legibility. Fixed: Pasted activities now always bring along their codes even if a code with that name already exists. Fixed: Creating storepoints could sometimes cause a program shutdown when comparisons were being used. Fixed: Extremely rare bug that could occur only when all columns were deleted and all codes were hidden. Fixed: Update on schedule now sets Actual Duration as expected rather than requiring a reschedule to update...

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What’s New in Phoenix 4.8

Phoenix 4.8 is a large maintenance and feature release that incorporates many new features and fixes. Features A powerful, new Timescaled Graph Builder has been added. Using it you can create histograms and curves of almost any data your schedule contains including resource, cost, and durations. We’ve also included the ability to export all the graph data as an Excel spreadsheet. You can even build custom graphs from any column data. We are excited to see what you can come up with. This feature replaces and extends the functionality which was found in the Resource Utilization Graph. Greatly improved Microsoft Project XML import and export. Summary tasks now import from Project as Activity Codes (and vice versa). Feature Preview: We’ve added the ability to send P3 and Suretrak schedules to a conversion server for remote importing. This means importing your legacy schedules will now work on modern versions of Windows and even on Phoenix for Mac OS X. This feature is currently in beta. Detailed List Feature: Add Calculations dialog to configure the way certain fields are computed. For now only Cost to Date is included but more options will be added going forward. Feature: Add Completed Finish column to get in-progress completed work date (useful for graphing actual data fields). Feature: Add Remaining Current Start, Remaining Early Start, and Remaining Late Start columns to get in-progress unfinished work date (useful for graphing remaining data fields). Feature: Add an option to export cost information as a Lump Sum resource in XER files. Enhancement: When generating short names for XER activities codes try to use the name up to the first non-alphanumeric character (e.g., “BLK” for “BLK – Blank”). Enhancement: Make comparisons use uniquely generated colors by default. Enhancement: Make the keyboard Insert button insert an unrelated activity. Enhancement: Relax restriction on changing Remaining Duration for unstarted activities. Enhancement: Build Activity Code structure from MS XML outline activities. Enhancement: Clean up old auto-save files. Enhancement: Always use compression to limit the size of auto-saves. Enhancement: More resilient error handling while opening projects. Enhancement: Faster opening of Phoenix projects. Enhancement: Speed up drawing program-wide. Enhancement: Wider calendar selector. Change: Relaxed restriction on Remaining Duration for Hammocks. Change: Provide option to add Phoenix shortcut to Desktop in Windows installer. Change: Take into account the data date while determining Actual Duration. Actual Duration no longer draws passed the Data Date in Retained Logic. Fixed: Properly handle when an activity code has been deleted but a filter criteria based on the code remains. Fixed: More robust handling of errors during file saving. Fixed: Use end-date style date formatting for finish constraint dates in XER export. Fixed: Don’t export lump sum activities to UNIT SDEF record. Fixed: Use correct calendars for activities while importing from MS XML. Fixed: Convert legacy character encoding of XER files to Unicode while importing. Fixed: Fix unusual behavior of radio buttons in Scheduling Options dialog. Fixed: Don’t attempt to calculate As Late As Possible dates for completed activities. Fixed: Don’t attempt to calculate As Late As Possible activities forever if there is a logical loop. Fixed: More robust error handling and faster execution while saving relationships. Fixed: Don’t draw hidden timescale tiers on printouts. Fixed: Better handling of multiple blank activity codes during XER import. Fixed: More thorough handling of unicode text throughout program. Fixed: Fix reports which made use of percent complete for filtering. Fixed: Better handling of fractional cents. Fixed: Rare problem with calculating dates of As Late As Possible constrained activities. Fixed: Rolled up Remaining Duration column cells would sometimes be off by one. Fixed: P3 import...

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