Author Archives: Alex Homsi

ProjExec 7.1 released. Introduces new Social Kanban for Agile projects.

ProjExec 7.1 has been released and available for download. This new release supports the ProjExec Agile module offering which includes the new Social Kanban to manage Agile projects. Existing ProjExec Enteprise customers under maintenance may upgrade their license to ProjExec Agile Enterprise and add the new Social Kanban module at a discounted price. Please contact sales@triloggroup.com for more information.

ProjExec 7.0 FP2 now available for download

ProjExec 7.0 FP2 has been released! This major release includes baseline support, better template management, better reporting and support for MS Project 2016 and IBM Connections 6.0 CR1. It also features new offerings called ProjExec Agile and ProjExec Agile Enterprise which add an integrated Kanban feature to manage agile projects.

ProjExec 6.6 now available for download

ProjExec 6.6 fixes stability and performance issues with the HTML Social Gantt editor and adds supports for the latest IBM Connections 6.0. ProjExec 6.6 Release Notes for a comprehensive listing of all the fixes and enhancements included in this release.

ProjExec 6.5 FixPack 2 now available for download

Cumulative Fix Pack 2 is now released with a published fix list and replaces Fix Pack 1. You can simply apply the Fix Pack (see instructions in the ProjExec installation guide). Customers who have not yet installed 6.5 should download the new installer which includes FP2, so there is no need to reapply the fix pack independently.

ProjExec 6.5 FixPack 1 now available for download

Fix Pack 1 fixes a few issues reported by customers who installed ProjExec 6.5 primarily around stability of the new HTML Gantt Editor. You can simply apply the Fix Pack (see instructions in the ProjExec installation guide). Customers who have not yet installed 6.5 should download the new installer which includes FP1, so there is no need to reapply the fix pack independently.

One thing to keep in mind is that upgrading ProjExec is far less involved than an IBM Connections upgrade. The ProjExec data structure upgrade is fully automated in the installer and done “in-place” versus a Connections “side-by-side” upgrade which involves data migration. Also, every ProjExec fix pack and release are cumulative which means that you can upgrade direcly to the latest ProjExec release as long as you are running a supported version of IBM Connections. This is why we always recommend to be on the latest ProjExec release.

Upgrades and fixes are seamless to cloud customers using ProjExec Live and our cloud environment is updated prior to download availability for on-premises customer.

If you are not sure which release/fix pack of ProjExec you’re running, simply go to Help/About to find this information.

ProjExec 6.5 ships – Social Gantt no longer requires Java!

ProjExec 6.5 is now officially out (both on-premises and the cloud) marking the debut of the pure HTML version of the popular ProjExec Social Gantt that previously required the Java plug-in to run. While this capability was initially in plan for ProjExec 7, customers who have been using Google Chrome as their browser could not longer access the Social Gantt due to Google deciding to remove support the Java NPAPI plug-in last year. Rather than having customers wait for ProjExec 7, we decided to fast track the “Java-less” HTML Gantt by shipping this interim ProjExec 6.5 release.

One of the frequently asked questions is how the new ProjExec HTML Gantt compares to the ProjExec Java Gantt. In ProjExec 6.5, we made sure to maintain feature and UI parity with two exceptions:

– Printing an HTML Web Page directly from a browser does not provide the kind of printout control that you have in the Java version.

– Performance of HTML rendering and Javascript-based scheduling cannot be expected to be as fluid as in the Java version, especially for large multi-year projects. Unlike Java, HTML and Javascript are interpreted languages (so intrinsically slower) which means that performance will vary depending on the browser and browser version you are using. The browser with the fastest Javascript interpreter is Google Chrome. With respect to Microsoft Internet Explorer, only IE11 is supported after Microsoft announced end of life for IE8, IE9 and IE 10. However, ProjExec 6.5 now adds support for Microsoft’s latest Edge browser with Windows 10. Of course, the Java version will continue to be useful for those who want a snappy UI desktop-like Gantt experience.

ProjExec is a complete enterprise project management solution for IBM Connections and IBM Connections Cloud. IBM customers who have been historically using Microsoft Project have found ProjExec to be a better alternative to manage projects and project portfolios enterprise-wide. By seamlessly integrating with IBM Connections, ProjExec users can take full advantage of social collaboration features to streamline the delivery process and improve project outcomes.

For more information, contact sales@triloggroup.com!