Uzility Board Background Images

Uzility is introducing the new board background images. Anyone using Uzility can set a custom background image on any of their boards. This is a new per user setting, allowing for the personalization of the agile board that everyone should have access to.

Some competitors offer the ability to set the background image only in their premium package. This new feature is available to everyone using Uzility regardless of the package they are using. Backgrounds are even available on the free single user product.

Over the last year we have added many features to Uzility, this one however is one of the more fun features that I have worked on.
Here is an example of a personal board that I have configured with a custom background, this board is being used to plan a family trip to Vancouver Canada.

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Another example is my “development” board, for this board I have specified a blue gradient background that I found using the Google image search feature.

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Here is how it works. First if you don’t already have a background, go to Google or your favorite search engine, and search on large background images. Once you find one you like, download it to your computer. Now you are ready to set that image as your board background.

Right click on the empty space on the background of one of your boards. Choose Backgrounds … Set Board Background.

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You will be prompted with the Add Background dialog. Click the “Choose File” button and browse your computer to find the image you downloaded earlier.

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Once you have selected the file, just click the “upload” button and your page will refresh with that image as your board background.

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Your board is now transformed from a plain white background to any possibility of amazing images.

This background will only be available to you, other users will need to set their own background.

You can set a different background on each of our boards in the Uzility system.

 

Visit http://Uzility.com to find out more.

Uzility – Importing Boards From Trello

For Trello users it is quick and easy to get started with Uzility.

 

Just follow these simple steps and you will have your data migrated from Trello to Uzility in no time.

Log into your Trello account anc click through to the board you want to export. Click to open the menu area on the right side of the screen.

 

Choose the “Share, Print and Export…” menu item.

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Choose the “Export JSON” option, the JSON file will open in your browser. Right click the browser showing the JSON file, and select Save As. Give the file a name on your local computer.

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Now to import to Uzility

From the main dashboard page in Uzility click the “Import stories to your backlog” link.

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Browse your computer to find the file you downloaded from Trello.

Click the upload button, and Uzility will create a board, and cards for you.

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It is that quick and easy for Trello users to get started with Uzility.

 

See http://Uzility.com for more details or sign up today.

 

Uzility – What do do with cards when you are done.

The question with agile boards is what to do with the cards when you are done with them.  You probably don’t want to delete them, as you may need details associated with a card for future reference.  You don’t want to leave them on your current board, this will just clutter up the screen.

Uzility has the option to archive cards. An archived card goes away from backlog planning, and all boards in the system. It almost appears as though it has been deleted, however you can get it back from them Archived cards page.

Lets take a look.

Lets assume you have completed and wish to archive card #1047 as shown here in the complete column. You simply right click on the card and select “Archive Card”.

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At this point the archived card (#1047) will disappear and you might think the card has been deleted.

If you want to go find that card, just click the reports icon (“the clock in the top bar”), then click on the “Archived Stories” link in the navigation bar.  You will the see that card #1047 is in the list along with several other cards that have been previously deleted. The column headers all have search fields so that you can easily find cards that were archived even if they were archived months ago.

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Now that you find the Archived card, what can you do with it. You can right click on any archived card, from the right click menu you have a choice to Edit or Un-Archive.

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The archiving option allows you to keep your backlog and boards clean and uncluttered.

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Database Health Beta 8.2 has been released

For everyone using Database Health, sorry for the delay, other projects have been keeping me far to busy.

Today I released an update to Database Health called Beta 8.2. For those attempting to use Beta 8.1, please upgrade, and this should get you going again.

The download is available at:
http://databasehealth.com/download/

Also this one never expires, so nobody should run into the timeout issue again.

Enjoy!

-Steve

Agile in Simplified Terms

There is a great deal of confusion when people first take a look at Agile. This video is intended to be a quick introduction to Agile.

Introduction to Uzility

Here is a 5 minute video showing a quick introduction to Uzility Agile Workflow Management Software.

Take a look and learn about Uzility.

-Steve