Brightidea Release Notes – May 16th 2012

In the past three weeks, we have made several enhancements. Please see below for a list of the most important ones. Note that these will take effect on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, 8:30PM EST.

We have thoroughly tested these new enhancements and fixes to ensure high quality before allowing them into production. In case you notice any disruptions, please let us know and we will take fast, appropriate action. Thank you!



  • We have made a number of enhancements and maintenance updates to improve performance throughout our system
  • We have fixed a number of issues for Communities
    • Community admins may now add widgets and create WebStorms within their Community
    • The Community updates widget now only shows updates for group-restricted WebStorms to users within those groups
  • Fixed a number of system email messages to now be sent from the custom contact email address
  • Added ability to now delete a “blog topic” for Enterprise Blog Posts
  • Improved reliability of session management system to reduce login issues and improve security
  • Enterprise user activity report now correctly lists Admin status
  • Fixed an issue with the Enterprise My Statistics widget to only account for Enterprise WebStorms


  • Fixed an issue in which newly created WebStorms were inaccessible
  • Added a confirmation message for deleting idea statuses in Setup > Ideas > Statuses
  • The WebStorm “Copy” feature now copies email and language settings
  • URLs to ideas that have been moved to a different WebStorm now redirect to the new location
  • Fixed an issue with the dynamic navigation link to WebStorm Admin not working when added to a menu
  • Idea tags are now saved with idea drafts
  • Fixed an issue with posting an idea without answer a series of required questions

WebStorm Admin

  • The lightbox effect for the Admin labels popup is now compatible with IE7 and IE8
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to change idea status for team-submitted ideas


  • Fixed an issue in which disabling Pipeline would prevent access to Switchboard
  • Fixed an issue in which WebStorm Admins could not see action items
  • “Sent Date” column added to Open and Sent action items grids
  • Fixed an issue in which proposal owner/team profile pictures would not be displayed
  • BETA: Added a new Round menu option to “Export Round”
    • Proposal and scorecard information is exported to an Excel (.xlsx) file with the following columns/values:
      • Batch
      • Round
      • Title
      • Code
      • Version
      • Owner
      • Scorecard template
      • Scorecard score (percentage score for the round)
      • Scorecard question
      • Scorecard answer
        • For Short Answer or Long Answer responses, field should be populated with the word “Text” instead of the actual response
Please contact your Brightidea representative to have this feature enabled.
  • BETA: Proposals may now be exported to PDF using the “Print to PDF” feature
    • Icon appears on both proposal and scorecard summary pages
    • Proposals appear in pre-formatted template
    • This feature works with proposal Rich Text Editor (BETA)
Please contact your Brightidea representative to have this feature enabled.
  • BETA: Added a new hoverover tooltip to the scorecard page to show proposal team
    • Owner is designated by the key icon
    • Usernames link to user profiles
Please contact your Brightidea representative to have this feature enabled.
  • Added links to return to the previous page when viewing an action item
    • Added a “Back to Home” link when opening an action item from the member landing page
    • Added a “Back to Action Items” link when opening an action item from Switchboard action items page
  • Made a number of changes and improvements to action item email notifications
    • Action item email notifications now include the number of action items sent in the email subject and body
    • Fixed an issue in which line returns would not render properly in the final email
    • Updated the default email templates for improved clarity and consistency for the following email notifications:
      • Proposal Owner/Team Comment
      • New Member Added to Proposal Team
      • Evaluator Comment
  • Made a number of changes and improvements to the scorecard page and evaluator flow
    • Fixed an issue in which the scorecard summary page could not scroll down
    • Removed “Status” column from Open and Closed action items pages
    • Updated UI and styling of scorecard and scorecard summary pages
    • Page sections (comments, scorecard and proposal summary section) are resizable
  • Made a number of changes and improvements to the proposal page and proposal owner and team flow
    • Added a popup upon committing a proposal to confirm that the user wishes to commit
    • Added a “Committed Successfully” confirmation after committing a proposal and returning to the member landing page or Switchboard action items page
    • Updated UI and styling of proposal page
      • Page sections (comments, proposal body and proposal information section) are resizable
      • The most recent version of the proposal now appears in a blue wrapper
      • The most recent version of the proposal is now at the top of the Proposal Versions list
    • Only System or Collection Admins may change the status of a Proposal

If you have any questions about these updates, please let us know. And stay tuned for more – our next release is scheduled for May 30th, 2012.

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    Sean Tori - Program Admin

    I like big releases like this one!

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    Simplez ADM

    Great Release! Switchboard/WSADmin are becoming powerful 

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