Productboard Release Notes

Diana Stegall
Written by Diana Stegall
Updated

Stay up to date with the latest releases and features from Productboard.

September 2021

September 29, 2021

Microsoft Teams integration

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One of our most popular feature requests is now LIVE: our brand new Microsoft Teams integration allows you to push messages from Teams into Productboard, receive notifications when your messages are processed, and track the status of your notes in an overview tab. Now it's easier than ever for organizations using Microsoft Teams to collect invaluable product feedback. 

September 27, 2021

Favorite collections 

Available on the Scale and Enterprise plans.

  • Makers and contributors can mark their most important insights collections as favorites. This allows users to customize the order in which collections are displayed, so locating notes and processing insights is easier.
  • The Insights board now contains a new Favorites section to access these collections easily.

September 22, 2021

Time horizons roadmaps are here!

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  • In the settings of any timeline roadmap, users can toggle on time horizons to plan and communicate in quarters, months or weeks.
  • With time horizons toggled on, users can display feature visualizations:
    • Duration: when things are being worked on
    • End date: when things will be launched
  • Users can assign timeframes such as months, years or quarters to features, objectives and releases by using the new date picker or through interactions on time horizons roadmaps
  • We've renamed the Objectives timeline roadmap to High-level objectives roadmap and now have time horizons turned on by default
  • We've launched a brand new type of roadmap: How to create a Feature launch roadmap

September 21, 2021

  • We've added support for feature timeframes on our Features APIs: READ, UPDATE, Notifications (Webhooks)
  • We now support Jira IDs in our APIs.

Together, these releases allow users to sync Jira Timeframes to Productboard using the API. Learn more in our API documentation located in our Developer portal.

September 14, 2021

  • πŸ§ͺ New Labs feature: Collaborate on your product vision using roadmap comments! When enabled, a new icon will display a sidebar so you can view user comments and create your own. Users will see a red dot notification on the icon if there are unread comments.
  • πŸ§ͺ New Labs feature: Find out who has viewed your timeline roadmaps recently, so you can ensure everyone stays in the loop, aligned around a common vision.
  • Importing companies into Productboard from your Salesforce account? Previous, we required a domain for de-duplication. Now, if a company in your Salesforce account is missing a domain, we will use the company's name to de-duplicate as well, keeping your Productboard account nice and tidy.

September 13, 2021

September 7, 2021

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Our Insights board offers new default folders to help makers triage customer feedback more efficiently! πŸš€

  • There is now a new default folder called Unassigned. This folder collects all unprocessed notes which don't have owners assigned to them.
  • My inbox has now be renamed to Assigned to me. You can find all notes which are assigned to you as the owner here.
  • Shared inbox has now been renamed to Unprocessed. You can find all the unprocessed notes in the organization here.

These changes should allow makers to triage feedback quickly among teammates, so your team can capture more insights than ever!

September 6, 2021

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Take complete control over the granularity of your roadmaps with zoom! πŸ”Ž

In the bottom right corner of any timeline roadmap, you will see -100%+ indicating the current level of granularity. Click the minus button to zoom out and click the plus button to zoom in.

If using a trackpad enabled device, you can zoom in and out of a timeline roadmap by pinching.

 

September 2, 2021

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  • When importing accounts from Salesforce into Productboard, we'll display a preview of how many accounts they're about to import. This allows you to double-check that your filters are correct, and that you're bringing in the amount of accounts that you expect.

September 1, 2021

  • Does your fiscal year start sometime other than January 1? Instead of configuring this separately for each individual roadmap you make, you can now set your fiscal year start date across your entire account in your Settings page.

August 2021

August 26, 2021

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New Labs πŸ§ͺ feature: 

Save time and effort with feature detail templates that standardize your team's feature descriptions. Turn these on today in your Settings.

August 20, 2021

  • Notes created via Slack, email or Chrome will automatically be assigned to the maker creating the note. Previously, the notes would have been unassigned.

August 19, 2021

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Our Azure DevOps <> Productboard integration now offers two-way synchronization for feature names and descriptions, so your teams can stay up-to-date across tools.

 

August 11, 2021

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  • Users can now drag-and-drop images straight into a note or a feature description!

 

August 4, 2021

  • Salesforce opportunity notes are now searchable.

 

July 2021

July 1, 2021

Smart feature suggestions

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✨ Scale or Enterprise plans: Once you've linked a significant number of notes to features, Productboard will offer smart feature suggestions powered by machine learning. We'll highlight the most relevant features so you can save time and process notes more efficiently.

In order to see smart feature suggestions:

  • The note must be written in English
  • The note must contain at least 5 words (excluding stopwords like "and", "or", "they" etc)
  • Suggestions can only include features which are linked to at least one note.

June 2021

June 24, 2021

Visualize & resolve dependencies

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Available on Scale and Enterprise plans.

It's easier than ever to keep your project on track with dependencies:

June 23, 2021

Clubhouse.io integration

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Available on Pro, Scale and Enterprise plans.

Once you've defined your product strategy in Productboard, use our new Clubhouse.io integration to implement your plans:

  • Automatically push a Productboard feature into a Clubhouse Epic
  • Seamlessly sync development status between both tools

Learn more about configuring the integration here.

 

June 16, 2021

Salesforce Opportunities integration

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Available on Scale and Enterprise plans.

After careful beta testing, our Salesforce opportunity integration is live

  • Turn critical go-to-market information into product feedback via insights πŸ’‘
  • Set up collections or filters to find your Salesforce feedback in your Inbox or your Features board πŸ”Ž
  • Identify which feature ideas are tied to potential revenue πŸ’°

Turn on the integration here (admins only) or learn more in our Help Center article.

 

June 10, 2021

Product Permissions

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Available on Enterprise plans.

Product Permissions πŸ” allow your team to collaborate without losing control over your most sensitive data by granting full, read-only or restricted access to each of your products.

 

May 2021

May 20, 2021

Thematic roadmaps

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Available on Scale and Enterprise plans.

Thematic roadmaps are here! 🌈 Organize your roadmap thematically by grouping together similar objectives. Use themes to communicate which objectives 

  • support the same goals
  • relate to the same product
  • are built by the same team
  • share similar levels of importance

or some other organizing principle. Then, use custom colors to visualize your themes right on your roadmap! Read the new Help Center article: How to color code your objectives by theme

 

Insights from Images

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Available on Pro, Scale and Enterprise plans.

One of our most popular requests is here! Starting today, you can create insights from images! 🏞 Screenshots, gifs, any other useful images can now be connected to feature ideas.

  • To add an inline image to a note, simply copy-paste the image into your note, or copy-paste an image URL into your note. 
  • Highlight an image to generate an insight. View the image in a feature idea's Insights detail.
  • Click on the image to expand it to full-size.

April 2021

April 22, 2021

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  • Dependencies are here! πŸ₯³ Mitigate risks and keep your delivery process running smoothly by spotting dependencies early.
    • Identify whether a feature is blocking - or is blocked by - another feature in your hierarchy. 
    • Display dependencies on your roadmaps.
    • View dependencies on your Features board.
  • [BETA] Import Salesforce opportunity data to your notes.
    • Turn critical go-to-market information into product feedback via insights
    • Set up collections or filters to find your Salesforce feedback in your Inbox or your Features board
    • Are you a Scale or Enterprise customer using Salesforce opportunities and Productboard insights? Sign up for our beta here.

March 2021

March 31, 2021

User Impact Scores and Tags on Roadmaps

It's easier than ever to convey relevant information to your stakeholders by adding user impact scores and tags to your roadmaps:

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Here are a few suggested ways to use this feature:

  • Display user impact scores to explain how important or timely a feature is for your customers
  • Use tags to display which pricing plans receive a feature (i.e. Basic, Enterprise)
  • Use tags to display which platform a feature will launch on (i.e. iOS, Android)
  • Use tags to display what type of feature you're building (i.e. improvement, bug fix)

Add user impact scores and/or tags to any roadmap via the Settings menu in the top right corner - don't forget to save your changes before you share your roadmap!

March 4, 2021

Features in time under objectives or releases

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We've made it easier than ever for product teams to communicate their plans!

  • Release timeline roadmaps (All plans) and Objective timeline rodmaps (Scale and Enterprise plans) will now display features in time! See at a glance exactly when your teams are working on specific features, and manage those feature timeframes right from your roadmap.
  • If any of your features are scheduled outside the timeframe of its objective or release, the roadmap will display an overlap. Double click the overlap to automatically adjust the timeframe of your objective or release.
  • If any of your associated features don't have a timeframe of their own, you can assign the objective or releases's timeframe in a single click. 
  • Need to unassign a timeframe from a feature on your roadmap? Click β€’β€’β€’ on a feature, then click Clear timeframe.
  • Features with assigned timeframes can nestle next to one another on the same line of your roadmap. So compact!

Custom fields swimlanes:

 

February 2021

February 22, 2021

Salesforce integration 

  • Our Salesforce integration has graduated! πŸŽ“ After a few months of careful testing, validation and refinement, the integration moved from Early Access to General Availability. Scale and Enterprise users can import company data from their CRM straight into Productboard, then use that data to build dynamic segments.

February 19, 2021

Slack integration update

  • Slack integration updated to conform with Slack API updates. Users can now push messages from private channels or private group chats, and control the channels to which Productboard has access.

February 2, 2021

Editor version history

February 2, 2021

Jira integration enhancements

One of our most essential integrations just received a big upgrade. Check it out:

New features and functions ✨

  • You can now unlink and relink features and subfeatures from Jira issues.
  • Something going funky during configuration? Our new troubleshooting page will help you identify and resolve configuration errors ASAP. We've also expanded our Troubleshooting Jira Help Center article.
  • Using underline, quote, or Jira color markdown elements in your Productboard feature description will be supported in your Jira issue description field.
  • You can now re-authorize a Jira integration with a new Jira administrator.
  • Don't want to use 2-way sync? Even with the checkbox unchecked in your integration settings, we will still sync your Jira status to Productboard.
  • Using Jira next-gen projects? Productboard releases now sync with Jira next-gen fix versions.

Happy little improvements πŸ› 

  • Productboard will prevent you from creating multiple releases with the same name (which would cause an error during Jira synchronization).
  • Previously, a user pushing a feature or subfeature into Jira would encounter an error if they were not the owner of that feature or subfeature in Productboard. Now, users can push that feature or subfeature into Jira, and the owner of the Productboard feature will be listed as the Reporter in the Jira issue.
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