Custom Widgets in YouTrack

YouTrack lets you track activities in different projects and get an overview of the current status of your own tasks on a dashboard. There is a standard set of widgets in YouTrack that you can use at any time. But sometimes you want to view the data in a different layout or track information from other applications. That is why we added functionality that lets you create custom widgets and add them to your dashboards. With this feature, you can extend the functionality of your dashboards to grab content from external sources or present issue data in a unique format.

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Security Issues Resolved in YouTrack in 2017

Last year we resolved a series of security issues in YouTrack and Hub that were not included as part of the release notes. Starting this year, we are planning to share quarterly reports about which security issues were fixed in YouTrack.

Below is a summary of some of the more important security issues resolved, including the description and the version that was affected and in which they were resolved.

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Make It Workflow — Part 7: Generating Time Reports

In our previous post, we took a look at the Time Tracking feature and showed you how to use workflows to make sure that your colleagues add work items properly (that is, avoid cheating). In this post, we describe how you can use workflows to report and analyze time tracking data.

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Make It Workflow — Part 6: Tracking Spent Time

Welcome back to our Make It Workflow series! In previous posts, we described solutions to problems like how to shield your issues from spying eyes and strategies for streamlining issue creation. From here on out, we’ll look at workflows that support specific use cases, like enhancing time tracking functionality or making your helpdesk more powerful.

Let’s start with time tracking.

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YouTrack 2018.1 Released!

Please welcome YouTrack 2018.1!

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YouTrack 2018.1 introduces conditional custom fields, per-user localization, date-based swimlanes, and other improvements.

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YouTrack 2018 Q1 & Q2 Roadmap

Hi everyone!

Today we are happy to share our plans for YouTrack development in the first half of 2018. Since we switched to shorter release cycles, we’ve shifted our focus away from mapping out all of the features we hope to deliver over the course of the entire year. Our agile approach helps us respond to shuffling priorities and emerging trends.

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Here’s a sneak peek at some of the exciting features we plan to deliver for YouTrack in the not-so-distant future.

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YouTrack 2017 Roadmap Retrospective

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Last year, we published a Roadmap for 2017 and we are happy to share the results with you.

First, we’ve fully switched to continuous delivery and enabled experimental features functionality. This approach let us to get your feedback before the features were fully released and helped us improve those features before they went public.

Here is the list of features from the roadmap that were released in 2017.

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2017 In Review: Task & Project Management Trends

We hope that your 2017 was successful, productive and full of bright and memorable moments for you and your team. We wish you all the best for the holidays and hope you have a great start to the new year.

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The end of the year is just the right time to take a retrospective review. What are the main usage trends in YouTrack? Which projects and boards are the most popular? Which reports do you use more often? We’ve collected the most interesting trends in YouTrack usage through 2017 and are excited to share them with you*.

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Baking Boards: Tweak the Recipe for Agile Development Webinar Recording and Q&A Session

Thanks to everyone who joined our live webinar, Baking Boards: Tweak the Recipe for Agile Development! The recording of the webinar is now available on JetBrainsTV.
In this webinar, we show you how we at JetBrains “bake” agile boards in YouTrack for different teams like Product Development, Marketing, Design, and Technical Writing.
If you missed the webinar for any reason, you are welcome to watch it now!

Timeline:
00:00 — Introduction
06:09 — YouTrack Team
19:55 — Documentation Team
27:27 — IntelliJ IDEA PMM
34:59 — Design Team
43:10 — AppCode and CLion Development Teams
49:10 – Secret Ingredient

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Make It Workflow — Part 5: Propagating Values Between Issues

Over the last month, we have investigated various aspects of the issue lifecycle. We described how to set up granular read and write access for existing issues, how to streamline issue creation, and even how to generate issues automatically. If you missed any of our previous installments, you can find all of these articles by filtering for posts with the tag “makeitworkflow“.

The last thing we want to cover in this part of our Make It Workflow series is how to automate issue updates. As always, the purpose of this automation is to make YouTrack do the dirty work for you.

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