SharePoint MyBoard

A SharePoint Single Page Application (SPA) thatmyboard-v3-card-interaction turns any SharePoint list into a task board (Kanban) complete with drag-and-drop
and card easy access widgets for managing the board efficiently.
The web app is easily added to any SharePoint site without the need to engage the IT department. It uses existing site data to display visual boards where updates by others are near-instantly reflected on the screen without the need to refresh.  

The app’s modern user interface provides users with quick access to all predefined board as well as the ability to create new boards, filter content to be displayed and collaborate with other users of the app.  Pre-defined boards can be setup to target (filter) specific groupings of items within a list, further proving the ability to customize the app toward specific functions or job responsibilities.  Board can also take advantage of Discussion channels, where team members can comment or discuss tasks around the given board.

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Addin Support

The app supports the concept of plugable Addins that further enhance or augment its capabilities.  This feature allows me to provide customizations built around specific business problems without having any impact to the apps core functionality.  Some of the generic addins available today are:

  • Collaboration
    When installed, it enables the ability for user’s of the app to have private chats with each other. It also enables each predefined board to have its own dedicated discussion channel.
    myboard-v3-chat
  • SharePoint Host Site Links
    Displays the the user the Links available on the hosting site’s left navigation bar.
  • Card Customizer 
    Enables additional customization options for the Board Cards, by allowing the selection of additional List fields values to be shown on the Cards.

 

Simple to Install, Setup and Configure

MyBoard is a self-contained web Single Page Application that does not require assistance from an IT department to be installed.  The app, which is provided as one aspx file, is simply uploaded to a Document Library in order to be available for use. If at this point you are still wondering if this app will work within your SharePoint environment, see the instructions down below on a how you can use a test app to verify/confirm your ability to run MyBoard.

Configuration of individual site lists or app setup is all done from the app it is installed. Configuration options are available at the app level as well at each list individually, and includes the following features:

  1. Configuration of cards, including display of Due Date, Assignee(s), categories/labels, and colors (card left edge, card background)
  2. Option to use a custom view/edit form for cards, which incorporates easy to use editable fields, file uploads, todo lists and activity timeline
  3. Ability to define colors for categories (categories are shown as a horizontal bar across each card on the board)
  4. Create or Delete pre-defined boards
  5. “live” data persistence – updates by others are near-instantly reflected on the board
  6. Bookmarkable URLs – Users are able to customize views and then bookmark those
  7. Support for multiple languages (internationalization and localization support)

Limitations

  1. As with any SharePoint web app that utilizes the out-of-the-box API, this solution is limited to lists containing less than 5000 items. This limit is imposed by SharePoint thresholds which render the API un-usable once this threshold has been surpassed.
  2. The solution works best when using the Chrome or Firefox browsers. Internet Explorer 11 is also supported, but there is a performance degradation due to that browser’s age.

How do I get It?

This app is not currently open source. If you are interested in obtaining trial version, just drop a comment below and I will email you back more details.

Test (light) App

The main question I receive on this app is:

Will I be able to run it on my “locked down” SharePoint environment? I’m not a Sys Admin.

If you like to try a simple (and extremely light) test app, download the following zip file, extract its content (a single file named app.run.aspx) and upload it to a Document Library within your SharePoint environment. If that works – then MyBoard will work.

Test App: lightBoard.zip

Showcase

Video coming soon

 


2017.04.08: Updated with v3.0 content.

1,711 thoughts on “MyBoard – A SharePoint Kanban Task Management System

  1. Hello Paul,
    this could be what I am looking for. I want to coordinate a small but distributed agile team completing a handful of tasks using a task board. How do I get myBoard? How much will it cost?

  2. I would love to have more information on this as well such to see how I may be able to implement it. Thanks.

  3. Hi Paul

    I am very interested in trying this addon for Sharepoint, I have erlier used Trello but to have everything in Sharepoint would be nice

  4. Hi Paul. Sounds wonderfull! The light version was very easy to install.
    I would like to test with the full version. Can you help me?
    Thank you in advance.
    I. Atema

  5. Hi Paul, I’m interested in getting the full version of this app. Can you send me an email with the details please?

  6. Hey Paul, Lovely solution. I’ve deployed the light version, please let me know the details for the full solution. Many thanks

  7. Hi Paul,
    that’s exactly what I’m looking for. Can you send me more details about the full version please?

  8. Hello Paul, This is something I’m looking for. Is possible to have the full version of it?
    Thank you

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