P6 17 continues the process of removing Java-based applets from the application in exchange for pages written in HTML5. The HTML-based pages load faster and do not require additional plug-ins.
The Standard (HTML-based) pages generally offer the same functionality as the Classic (Java-based) pages, though some pages have been redesigned. Common elements of new HTML pages are documented below, using the Activities page as an example.
The following pages are updated to HTML5 in P6 17.7: • Activity Network (including Trace Logic) • Print and Print Preview (available as Save to PDF) • Document Viewer The following HTML5 page is added in P6 17.6: Assignments page, which includes resource allocation analysis, in the Projects section. The following page is updated to HTML5 in P6 17.5: • Capacity Planning (note that scenarios are not available in the new Standard View) P6 17.5 also includes the following HTML page enhancement: • Import/Export views from the Activities page. Classic and Standard views can be exported, and then imported as Standard user views. The following pages are updated to HTML5 in P6 17.4: • Manage Portfolios • Open Portfolios P6 17.4 also includes the following HTML page enhancements: • Add WBS nodes, including their activities, on the Activities page. • Add columns for Project, WBS, and Activity UDFs on the Resource Assignments page.
The following pages were updated to HTML5 in P6 17.3: • View Calendar: EPS, Activites, Resource Assignments, and Resource Administration pages. • Dashboards: My Issues Portlet. • New Administration tab. The following pages were updated to HTML5 in P6 17.2: • Global and Project Scheduled Services. These have also been streamlined into a single page, available from the Administer menu. • Dashboards: Customize Dashboard Pickers, My Calendar Portlet. • Status Updates: This page has been added to the new Approvals section, along with the Timesheets approval page. • My Preferences. P6 17.2 also includes the following HTML page enhancements: • The Resource Assignments page supports multiple views. • The EPS page includes Global Search & Replace. The following pages were updated to HTML5 in P6 17.1: • User Interface Views. • Update Existing Users from LDAP. P6 17.1 also includes the the following HTML page enhancements: • Duration and project UDF values roll up -- for example to the EPS or WBS level. • Move Left and Move Right options are available, to reposition an item in the WBS, EPS or other hierarchy. • Interval-based grouping has been added.