Explore VirtoSoftware’s 2022 Archive of News and Product Updates

December 31, 2022

Calendar Overlay Pro Update: New Views & Navigational Options

December 15, 2022

View the most recent version of Calendar Overlay Pro for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online with more helpful tools that make overlaying and managing your calendars easy and comfortable!

Quarterly View 

You can use the “Year Quarter” view and switch between the quarters with this update.

With the new update, you can view your overlaid SharePoint calendar by quarter and other available views (daily; weekly; work week; yearly; etc.) and switch between the quarters.

To access the new view, review the dropdown menu as shown below.

To change from one quarter to another, use the slider.

Filter categories using “or” and “and” conditions

When you overlay multiple calendars in a single view, the list of categories may become too long. All categories have various colors, and it’s getting harder to search for events. You can use unify feature to fix that. Or try the new option and apply filters.

“OR”

By default, the OR operator is applied for filtering. For example, you tick “Event Planning,” “Marketing Collateral,” and “Orange category.” By default, the “or” operator is applied. The system will display events either with “Event Planning,” “Marketing Collateral,” or “Event Planning” categories.

AND

Switch to AND operator instead by using the slider. Use the “and” operator to show events with more than one category simultaneously. For example, display events with chosen “Uncategorized” and “Blue category.”

To access all available calendar views, try Calendar Pro by Virto for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.

Ready to try the fastest SharePoint calendar?

November 24, 2022

Updates have been made to the Calendar Overlay Pro for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. This time, we paid close attention to how to speed up calendar loading time.

You can momentarily feel the difference by adding any Microsoft Exchange event to your overlaid calendar or trying any available view (monthly, yearly, etc.) By data processing optimization, the views are loading five times more quickly.

Stay tuned! More updates are coming very soon!

If you have questions about Calendar Overlay Pro, don’t hesitate to email our support team at [email protected].

Kanban Board Pro by Virto: New Authorization Process

September 21, 2022

The Kanban Board Pro by Virto for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams was updated. Find the details in this post.

We are excited to announce a new release of our Kanban Board Pro by Virto for SharePoint with an improved interface and with the addition of new features.

A new authorization process that will help improve administration has been planned for our current and new users. You will find a step-by-step guide for successful authorization below.

1) The guide for new users of the Kanban Board Pro by Virto

Start with the installation of the app on the SharePoint site. Find the app in SharePoint apps and click “Add.”

Then “Confirm data access” window will pop up. Kanban Board Pro can be added to all tenant sites (second option) or just allowed to be added by a SharePoint administrator (first option).

If the first option (Only enable this app) is selected, you will need to add an app to each site where you want to use it.

Then add the Kanban Board Pro by Virto to a SharePoint site page. To accomplish it, switch to the edit mode and choose the Kanban Board Pro.

The next step will be to go through the authorization process described in the section “The guide for current users of Kanban Board Pro” below.

2) The guide for current users of the Kanban Board Pro

The first thing you may see on your Kanban Board Platform is the “Authorization Requirement” alert.

If you have tenant administrator rights, click “Login to Azure AD.”

If you don’t have tenant administrator rights, ask your administrator to perform this and follow the steps on behalf of users.

A “Permission Requested” message will appear on your screen on the next step. Choose the “Consent on behalf of your organization” checkbox and click “Accept.”

After the successful authorization process, you will find the page with the Kanban Board on it.  Now you can enjoy the new attractive interface and add it to Microsoft Teams with its new features.

Please note that with the new update the Kanban Board Pro will no longer be presented in the SharePoint site content. You can add it to a SharePoint site page or insert a direct link to a particular board to SharePoint quick launch panel.

Note: if you use Calendar Overlay Pro and has already given permission to this app, you won’t need to do it for Kanban Board Pro.

If you need any help with Kanban Board Pro authorization, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our support team at [email protected] or submit a ticket.

Calendar Overlay Pro Update: New Authorization Process

August 24, 2022

The new authorization process for Calendar App is already available. Please, pay attention to this information to install or use Virto Calendar App successfully.

We have updated the Virto Calendar App for Office 365 and SharePoint. Now the authorization process is quite different from the previous versions. The changes will be invisible to Azure App users. In other cases, you may need to do two additional steps to finalize the installation and enable full calendar functionality to its users.

So, the first part of the installation process is the same.

Step 1

Open the SharePoint site page where you want to add the App. Switch to Edit mode and click “+” to add the App.

Step 2

Search for Virto Calendar App in the SharePoint Store and install it as you usually do (steps 2-3 described in this blog post).

Step 3

Add installed Virto Calendar as a web part to the SharePoint site page.

Starting from here, you will see two authorization requests.

Step 4

After you’ve added the installed App, you will see the first Authorization message. If you have tenant administration rights, click “Accept.” If not — please refer to your tenant administrator to do this.

Step 5

Now go back to the Calendar settings. You will see that Virto Calendar requires additional permissions. If you have tenant administration rights, click “Grant Required Permission.”

Then choose the “Consent on behalf of your organization” checkbox and click “Accept.” If you do not have administrator privileges, please refer to your tenant administrator to do this.

After that, Virto Calendar will be available to tenant users with its full functionality, including group calendars and meeting rooms.

Important note: current Virto Calendar users may also receive the authorization request. In this case, please ask your tenant administrator to add the Virto Calendar application. Or if you are the administrator, accept the request as described above.

If you need any help with Virto Calendar authorization, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our support team at [email protected] or submit a ticket.

New Authorization Process for Calendar App

August 19, 2022

We are preparing a new authorization process for Virto Apps. The nearest update is for Calendar App. Please, pay attention to this information to install Virto Calendar App successfully.

Within a few days, the update of the Virto Calendar App will be ready. We are changing the authorization process for the installed Calendar App. The changes will be invisible to Azure App users. In other cases, you may need to do two additional steps to finalize the installation and enable full calendar functionality to its users.

So, the first part of the installation process is the same.

Step 1

Open the SharePoint site page where you want to add the App. Switch to Edit mode and click “+” to add the App.

Step 2

Search for Virto Calendar App in the SharePoint Store and install it as you usually do (steps 2-3 described in this blog post).

Step 3

Add installed Virto Calendar as a web part to the SharePoint site page.

Starting from here, you will see two authorization requests.

Step 4

After you’ve added the installed App, you will see the first Authorization message. If you have tenant administration rights, click “Accept.” If not — please refer to your tenant administrator to do this.

Step 5

Now go back to the Calendar settings. You will see that Virto Calendar requires additional permissions. If you have tenant administration rights, click “Grant Required Permission.”

Then choose the “Consent on behalf of your organization” checkbox and click “Accept.” If you do not have administrator privileges, please refer to your tenant administrator to do this.

After that, Virto Calendar will be available to tenant users with its full functionality, including group calendars and meeting rooms.

Important note: current Virto Calendar users may also receive the authorization request. In this case, please ask your SharePoint administrator to add the Virto Calendar application. 

If you need any help with Virto Calendar authorization, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our support team at [email protected] or submit a ticket.

Virto Gantt Online App on the New Engine

August 10, 2022

Gantt Chart App for SharePoint Online is now available in Microsoft App Store. Now the app works on the new engine!

We have improved the Gantt Chart App for SharePoint Online and Office 365. Now the app works on the new engine (TreeGrid), the fastest Ajax grid engine for tables and diagrams.

The app provides the same functionality. Also, there are new features we’d like to show. Here they are:

  • Change task forms as you wish. Choose the fields from data source lists to display in the task create/edit form.
  • Auto-schedule option. Use it when you work with parent-child relations.
  • Save to PDF. Save charts as PDF files and attach or send them wherever you need.

Check for the improved Gantt and start using it right now!

Virto Calendar Online App Update: Recurring Events

August 9, 2022

The Virto Calendar Overlay Pro App for Office 365 is updated. Now the app supports recurring events!
With this update, Virto Calendar App supports recurring events for SharePoint Calendar and Outlook as data sources. In case you add any of these calendars to the Virto Calendar overlay, the block of settings for repeating events appears for events.

Please check for detailed information about the new feature in the Calendar Online App Now Supports Recurring Events blog post.

Alerts & Reminders On-Premise Update (July 2022)

July 26, 2022

Virto Alerts and Reminders On-Premise is updated. Check for the new version!

Previously we updated Virto Alerts and Reminders Web Part for SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019.

If you remember, the 5.1.20 version of the Alerts Web Part allows adding tags in links. This provides you with an incredible opportunity of using any clickable elements in alerts, such as text or images. The elements change automatically depending on the alert settings.

Now we have fixed the SPFx and license message.

Please follow the product page link to download the latest version of the Virto component.

Virto Calendar Online App Update: iCal Feeds

July 25, 2022

Check the Virto Calendar Overlay Pro App for Office 365 updated. Now the app supports using iCal feeds!

An iCalendar feed (.ics ) is a widely used format. It works with most of the popular calendars and helps users share events between different calendars and applications.

With this update, Virto Calendar supports adding events from Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange, or other calendars with the help of the iCalendar link.

Find out the detailed information about new features in the Virto Calendar App: Use iCal Feeds for Your Calendar blog post.

Bulk File Copy Move Update (July 2022)

July 7, 2022

VirtoSoftware has updated Virto Bulk File Copy and Move . The new version of the Bulk File Copy Move web part is available for SharePoint 2019 version (v. 4.4.0).

We have updated:

  • Document sets are copied/moved as document sets.
  • Document set content type must be added in both source and destination document libraries, otherwise document set is copied/moved as folder.

Also, we have fixed minor bugs.

Follow the product page to download and use the updated web part.

Virto SharePoint Kanban Board On-Premise

June 3, 2022

Virto SharePoint Kanban Board On-Premise has updated board administration tools. Click to learn more details!

What’s New

Virto Kanban Board web part 5.3.3 for SharePoint 2019 is ready for download and use.

With this update, we have changed the admin settings and added the ability to change the message body of the board alerts. In addition, we have added some new parameters for making automatic reports in the board charts block.

Download the updated On-Premise version, and feel free to leave your feedback!

Alerts & Reminders On-Premise Update (June 2022)

June 1, 2022

Updated Virto Alerts and Reminders web part for SharePoint is available. Take a look at the new features.

We have updated Virto Alerts and Reminders Web Part for SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019.

What’s new in the 5.1.20 version?

Now the web part allows adding tags in links. This means that you can add clickable elements to alerts, such as text or images. The elements will change automatically according to alert settings. For example, you can create an alert that will be sent to recipients when a banner is approved for a new ad campaign. The banner will be clickable. New campaign — new banner — new alert.

Minor Update For Bulk File Operations (May 2022)

May 19, 2022

We have just updated a group of Bulk File Operations web parts. Please take a look at the changes.

Bulk File Download for SharePoint 2013 and 2016

Version 5.5.46 is already available on our website.

First, we have fixed the issues with subsites configuration and keeping the folder structure. Then we have improved the Settings page UI. The features we have added are:

  • Ability to checkout files while downloading;
  • Actions in the quick menu.

Bulk Data Edit for SharePoint 2013 and 2016

Version 4.2.16 is already available on our website.

This time, we have added the operation details view.

Bulk File Copy Move for SharePoint 2013

Version 4.3.2 is already available on our website.

We have added file path length validation and permissions validation for the destination site. Also, we have fixed the security issue with regular users. Then, we have rewritten the engine for copying/moving files and the list items. And finally, we have made some changes to copy/move actions available for users with edit list items permission only.

Html5 Buk File Upload for SharePoint 2013

Version 1.6.51 is already available on our website.

We have fixed:

  • IE layout;
  • Save settings configuration issue;
  • The site settings disabled the ribbon button option;
  • The configuration issue for Tasks and Calendars;
  • The serialization issue
  • The permission issue;
  • Load folder validation;
  • Folder and file name length validation.

We have removed the allowed list types configuration option and have changed browsing for folders.

Finally, we have added:

  • Hide Bulk Uploader option for Site and List configuration;
  • The allowed list types configuration option;
  • Check-in files on the upload configuration option;
  • Message box on adding invalid files and folders;
  • Prevent uploading empty folders (using a file validator).

O365 Alerts App Supports Complex Links

April 27, 2022

Virto Alerts Online App now supports complex links. Learn more from our update post.

The updated Virto Office Alerts App for SharePoint Online now allows you to add complex links to alerts and reminders.  For example, you can add a clickable image to the alert that will be changed depending on a SharePoint list item.

Also, we have added one more operator to alert conditions. Use the “User in group” operator to send alerts when a user belongs to a chosen group.

See how to use the new features in our “Virto Office 365 Alerts App: Variable Images and Links in Your Alerts” blog post.

Please feel free to leave feedback on the new features of VirtoSoftware products.

Virto Resource Manager SPFx App is ready to use!

April 13, 2022

Virto Resource Manager SPFx app is available and ready to use!

What’s New

We are ready to offer Virto Resource Manager SPFx app. Install the app and enjoy modern SharePoint experience for your business.

You can find a full description of how you can install and start using Virto Resource Manager  in our “Enjoy Modern SharePoint Experience with Virto Resource Manager SPFx” blog post.

Be on the lookout for the new functionality of Virto products!

Virto Kanban Board On-Premise Update

April 11, 2022

Virto SharePoint Kanban Board On-Premise now supports board templates. See how you can apply them for your work!

What’s New

Virto Kanban Board web part for SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019 now supports using templates. With this update, you can save the board settings (and content) as a template file. Later on, when you need to create a board with the same settings, you can just choose the pre-saved template. Moreover, you also can skip most parts of manual work and use a template with pre-save content as well.

You can find a comprehensive guide on Kanban board templates use in our “Virto Kanban Board On-Premise Supports Templates” blog post.

Be on the lookout for the new functionality of Virto products!

Virto Kanban Board App Updated: Board Templates

March 14, 2022

We have updated the Virto Kanban Board Online App for Office 365 and MS Teams. See what’s new!

First, now the app supports creating boards from a template. You need just to save a KBOT file to your disc according to chosen fields. Later on you can use it to create new boards without spending much time on the procedure.

Second, you can export board settings from a presaved templates.

See how you can apply the new features in our blog post:

Virto Kanban Board App: Use Templates to Create Boards

Virto Kanban Board On-Premise: New Features in the Last Update

March 11, 2022

We are ready to tell you about the Virto SharePoint Kanban Board update. This time we’re introducing two simple features for rapid work with your boards.

What’s New

First, with this update, the Virto Kanban Board web part allows you to change swimlane fields right on the board. You don’t have to go to board settings. Choose another field in the dropdown to switch to another view of tasks.

Second, we have added the ability to add missing fields to your board list on the step of board creation. No need to prepare the source list and check if you have all the necessary fields. Add the field you need and create your board. There is an option of adding three fields: Comments, Labels, and Date.

A detailed description of new features are in the “Kanban Board On-Premise: New Features for Rapid Work” blog post.

Be on the lookout for the new functionality of Virto products!

Virto Calendar Online App: February 2022 Update

February 28, 2022

Take a look at the Virto Calendar Overlay Pro App for Office 365 updated. Here is the new feature!

First, with this update, the app supports filtering events by Free/Busy status. To do this, open the Virto Calendar App settings and find “Filter Exchange Events By Status“. In case you need another location to store your data, please contact Virto support.

Note: to make the option work, please, reinstall Calendar Authorization App in your tenant AD.  This is important because we have added one more delegated permission to read tenant places. Also, you should re-add the calendar authorization app in your Azure AD enterprise applications. (Only a global tenant administrator has the right to re-add it).

Second, now you can see the Status field in the event tooltip.

See the detailed information about near features in the Virto Calendar App Update: Busy Status in Calendar Events blog post.

Virto Kanban Board App Updated: Hide Charts & Set Permissions

February 15, 2022

We have prepared the update of the Virto Kanban Board Online App for Office 365 and MS Teams.

First, we have added the ability to hide (turn off) some charts of the Kanban board. For example, if you do not use all of them, you can hide the ones you don’t need.

Second, we have added the ability to set permissions for charts, when you need to show reports only to a chosen user or group of users.

See the detailed description of the new features in our blog post:

Virto Kanban Board App: New Option for the Charts

Bulk File Downloader: January 2022 Update

January 26, 2022

We have updated the Virto Bulk File Downloader web part. The web part has been updated for SharePoint   2019 version to 5.5.44.

[-] The issue with quick action on subsites has been fixed

Download the latest version to apply the changes.

Update of Virto Calendar On-Premise for SharePoint

January 21, 2022

There are some changes for the Virto Calendar web part for SharePoint. Please take a look at the new fetaures.

What’s New

  1. Now Calendar SPFx web part supports the full-width column mode. To apply the full-width column, choose it while adding to the site page.

2. Virto Mini Calendar SPFx web part now is also available for use on modern SharePoint site.

To start using,  please follow the steps below.

Step 1. Install the Virto Calendar web part to the SharePoint site or make sure it’s already installed. Mini Calendar is included in the Calendar Web part package.

Step 2. Download the Virto Calendar Modern web part and add it to the app catalog.

Step 3. And finally, add the “Virto Mini Calendar Modern Web Part” to your SharePoint site page.

You can download the latest version of the SharePoint Calendar web part on our website.  Please feel free to leave feedback on our products and their features.

Virto Calendar Online App: January 2022 Update

January 20, 2022

The updated Virto Calendar Overlay Pro App for Office 365 is already available. Check for the new feature!

The Virto Calendar now allows users to add locations from the list of available ones. To choose a location for your calendar entry, select the one from the list in the calendar settings. This option helps to save the location field for Outlook entries as well.

Note: to make the option work, please, reinstall Calendar Authorization App in your tenant AD.  This is important because we have added one more delegated permission to read tenant places. Also, you should re-add the calendar authorization app in your Azure AD enterprise applications. (Only a global tenant administrator has the right to re-add it).