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JW Scheduler 4.5.6

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JW Scheduler 4.5.6

Release Date: 2020-11-07

Important Information

We take data integrity and security very seriously, and thoroughly test all new versions before release (including many Beta Testers). However, with many thousands of users using JW Scheduler in many different ways, occasionally users report data issues. We fully investigate all data issues and if a bug or edge case is found, we release a fix ASAP.

Since the majority of data issues are caused by user error, if you have a data issue and think there is a bug, please include screenshots, your Server Update Log, Download Logs, as well as a very detailed description of exactly what happened, and all steps leading up to your issue. Without this information there is little we can do to investigate. Thanks!

Release Notes
  • If Congregation Sharing is enabled, and a New Version Update was detected, in some circumstances the New Version could be updated without first syncing your data. This might cause data loss for recently entered data by another elder. This has been fixed.
  • Clicking Download Now for new updates will now also create an Automatic Backup of all your data, incase updating causes any data problems. You can quickly and easily restore from Automatic Backup.
  • Few other minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
4.5.5
Release Notes
  • Various bug fixes and improvements
  • Added Release Notes link to Settings view
  • New Language: Ukrainian українська
4.5.4
Release Notes
  • Various bug fixes and improvements
  • Added Release Notes link to Settings view
  • New Language: Ukrainian українська
4.5.3
Important Information

Congregation Sharing will need to be re-setup after installing this update. Therefore, a Congregation Administrator should please UPDATE FIRST, then re-setup Congregation Sharing, then notify others they can update.

Please use the SAME Congregation Sharing Password as before, so other elders can update quickly & easily.

If you are NOT a Congregation Administrator, please DO NOT install this update until after your Congregation Administrator has told you it is ok. Thanks!

Release Notes

CONGREGATION SHARING

  • Congregation Sharing has been greatly improved to be faster, more reliable, and more secure. This is a major update with lots of work behind-the-scenes. Congregation Sharing must be re-setup after installing this update. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Sharing Sync times reduced from 1-2 minutes to 10-20 seconds.
  • Shared Member Expiry increased from 30 days to 60 days.
  • Shared Member Device Names now shown.
  • User Access Interface greatly improved to allow much faster assigning User Access.
  • Suggested User Access Roles have been provided.
    • Note: These are suggestions only, your local circumstances may be different.
  • Warning shown if Sharing is not connected and you try to edit data.
  • Sharing Logs improved and divided into 3 categories: Master Log, Server Update Log, Local Download Log.

NEW FEATURES

  • Circuit Overseer Visit Scheduling. You can now schedule upcoming Circuit Overseers visits! (See Schedule > Circuit Overseer). This data can be printed or displayed on the App.

  • Circuit Overseer Reports. To help elders prepare for upcoming Circuit Overseer visits, a new Report Category ‘Circuit Overseer’ has been added. This allows the COBE, Secretary and Service Overseer to quickly and easily create all the reports needed by the Circuit Overseer.

  • Zoom Meeting ID, Password, Link and Dial in number. You can now enter your congregation Zoom Meeting ID, Password, Zoom Link and Dial in number, and this will be shown on the JW Scheduler App under Schedules (from App version 1.1.7 onwards).

  • S-10 Congregation Analysis Report. This report is now available from Printing > Secretary.

NEW TEMPLATES

  • Several new templates relating to Circuit Overseer Visit Scheduling.
  • Missing Reports. The Secretary can now generate a simple, 1-page report showing which reports are missing for a given month.
  • Previous ‘Missing and 0-Hour Report’ renamed to ‘Missing and 0-Hour Report History’.

UPDATES

  • Member Information now includes fields for Deaf and Blind.
  • Congregation Number can now be entered.
  • Congregation Field Service Report now shows “New Inactive” and “Reactivated” count and list. (Note: Previously months set as Submitted to Branch will not have this information.)
  • Congregation Field Service Report now allows you to see a list of Publishers, Auxiliary Pioneers, Regular Pioneers and Special Pioneers for any given month. (Note: Previously months set as Submitted to Branch will not have this information.)
  • Congregation Field Service Report can now filter out Inactive.

FIXES

  • Several bug fixes, including Delegates, Field Service Group printing, Public Talks, Import from CSV, Auto-Assign, Publisher Record averages, templates, Conduct Field Service assignments, Duties, etc.

OTHER

  • JW Scheduler now requires .NET 4.7.2. This has resulted in several performance improvements and bug fixes. Please ensure your computer always has the latest Windows Updates.
  • ASL American Sign Language has been added as a new language!
  • We wish to thank all our Beta Testers for their hard work in testing the recent Beta Version! Thank you!
  • We have a big need for more Beta Testers. If you are an experienced JW Scheduler user, please consider becoming a Beta Tester and helping test Beta Versions before the official release. This benefits all JW Scheduler users by minimizing bugs and improving features. Thanks for considering. Click Help > Beta Version Testing for more information.
Important Information

Previous Versions of JW Scheduler

JW Scheduler 4.4.2

Release Date: 2020-09-24

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.4.2

Release Notes

NEW FEATURES

  • Delegates for the Publisher Edition App. You can now assign a Publisher to act as a “Delegate” for another publisher. This means they can submit reports and see any upcoming Assignments and Duties on the App. See Help > App Members.
  • Show Field Service Conductor Assignments. You can now allow the Publisher Edition App to show Field Service Conductor Assignments. Enable on the App page. Note: This only applies to FUTURE or Refreshed assignments. See Help > App.
    • Note: After updating, a Congregation Administrator should:
      1) Click App > Refresh Congregation
      2) Click App > App Members > Select All > Refresh Member
    • Note: Publishers must use JW Scheduler App 1.1.5 or greater to see any new data. (Released over the next few days)

TEMPLATES

  • Congregation Publisher Records for CO Visit updated. Now prints to one PDF, and includes Title Pages between groups.

UPDATES

  • The App > Send and Receive Data page has been removed, and the App page has been greatly simplified. To Send Data, click App > Send. To “Receive” or Import data, click App > App Members.
  • Congregation > Field Service Groups has been renamed to ‘Groups and Families’ and now allows you to create and edit Families.
  • Many behind-the-scenes improvements to how the App communicates with JW Scheduler. This should result in a more reliable connection with App.
  • Public Talk Outlines now have a Tick next to each Outline the brother can give.
  • Schedule Public Talks Local now highlights upcoming Events.
  • Select Public Speaker UI updated, and also now shows “Last Given” for Neighbour Public Speakers.
  • Territory Assignments now allows for “None” member to be selected when entering Past Territory History.
  • CLM Scheduling minor UI improvements.
  • Beta Testing Notifications. All Beta Testers should please carefully review the requirements and expectations of Beta Testers.

FIXES

  • Many App fixes and improvements.
  • Many other minor fixes to CLM Chairman Outline, Public Talks, Public Speaker, Families, etc.

JW Scheduler 4.3.2

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.3.2

Release Date: 2020-09-01

  • UPDATES
    App Delete or Change commands are no longer automatically sent, and must be sent by Elders using App Send and Receive.
  • App Logs improved.

FIXES

  • Various App fixes.
  • Family fixes and improvements. You may need to untick/tick Family Head and re-assign families.
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements.

4.3.1

NEW FEATURES

  • Beta Version Updates. JW Scheduler is used by thousands of brothers all around the world. It has also grown in functionality and complexity. We try very hard to thoroughly test all updates before they are released, but like all software, bugs and problems do still appear.

    To minimize disruption, as of the next update JW Scheduler updates will be released FIRST as a Beta Version, and THEN about a week later as the Standard version.

    We greatly appreciate any who are willing to help test and offer suggestions for new features and updates to JW Scheduler. If you would also like to help, after updating please click Settings > tick Receive Beta Version Updates. Please click Help > Beta Version Update for more information.

  • JW.org View. The Congregation Field Service page now includes a JW.org section, to make it even easier for the Congregation Secretary to submit your monthly report to the branch.

NEW TEMPLATES

  • JW.org Summary

UPDATES

  • Territory Assignment Records now allow selecting the Check Out and Check In dates.
    – Territory Assignment Records now has User Access.
  • Backup ZIP files are now password protected in addition to being encrypted. This means old Backup files and old Automatic Backups will not work with JW Scheduler 4.3.1 and above.
  • After restoring a ‘Shared’ Congregation from Backup, you now have the option to update the Shared Congregation with the restored data.
  • Field Service Groups page updated with a count of members, and Family View option.
  • Family Head Address can now be linked with Family Members.
  • Added descriptions to Getting Started buttons
  • Help has been updated with a Roles section to quickly assist brothers learn how to use JW Scheduler.
  • Help has been updated with many of our recently released new features.

FIXES

  • App Import Contact Details Check. also Please ensure all publishers are using App version 1.1.2.
  • Event Dates now match Settings.
  • Various other minor fixes.

4.3.0

NEW FEATURES

  • Territory Assignment Records. Can now add congregation territories to JW Scheduler, and assign them to Publishers, including printing to S-13. Please see Congregation > Territory Assignment Records.
  • Export to Circuit Assistant. Circuit Assistant is a program used by Circuit Overseers, and JW Scheduler can export files ready for direct import into to Circuit Assistant.
  • Add Attachments or web links to Congregation Announcements. They can then be opened on the JW Scheduler App. (Note: Publishers must be using JW Scheduler – Publisher Edition v1.1.1 or later)
  • JW Scheduler App ‘Check Contact Details’. Elders can now send a “Check Contact Details” request to App Members, which lets publishers check and update their Contact Details and Emergency Contacts, then return this information back to JW Scheduler. See App > App Members. (Note: Publishers must be using JW Scheduler – Publisher Edition v1.1.1 or later)
  • Preview Received App Data. You can now preview any received App data and decide to either Import or Delete. See App > App Send and Receive Data.
  • Receiving App Data. See how much new App Data is waiting to be Received. (Note: This number may be inaccurate the first time, and will correctly synchronize after pressing Receive.)

NEW TEMPLATES

  • S-13 Territory Assignment Records.

UPDATES

  • App screen re-designed and split into multiple screens: App, App Send and Receive Data & App Members.
  • More information added to CLM Assignments, which helps students better follow directions in the Meeting Workbook.
  • Weekly Overview screen now shows Field Service.
  • Can now add a “No Field Service Arrangements” tag to a Field Service timeslot. This should only be added if you usually *do* have a group at that time.
  • Sharing Log split into Master Log and Transaction Log. Master Log shows connection changes to your Sharing (e.g. password changes, members added, etc) whereas Transaction Log shows data transfers.
  • Sharing Region now shown in big coloured letters on Congregation Sharing screen. Please remember your Sharing Region.
  • Inactive Publishers last Publisher Record Card is now stored indefinitely, even if longer than 3 years (as per sfl).
  • Send Multiple App data types at the same time.
  • Various templates updated, e.g. excluding Inactive from Missing Report template.
  • Member IDs and Group IDs now visible for easier debugging.

FIXES

  • Fixes to Weekly Overview, CLM Scheduling, Auto-Assign, etc.
  • Fix to App data, which caused some duties to be shown to multiple users.
  • Various fixes to templates and reports, e.g. Duties Schedule, CLM Schedule, Field Service Summary, etc.
  • Various fixes to public talk scheduling.
  • Fix to Sharing Server sometimes causing all Shared Members to disappear.
  • Add Disable Sharing button to ‘Identify Member’ if NO shared members in list.
  • Improved detecting “App Connected”.

JW Scheduler 4.2.1

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.2.1

Release Date: 2020-07-21

NEW FEATURES

  • Can fully customize both Living 1 and Living 2 Part theme and time. This allows you to add an extra Living 2 part if needed.
  • All elders will now be emailed when the Congregation Sharing password or Congregation App PIN is changed, or if the congregation is Removed from Sharing or the App is Disabled. Accidental changes are causing problems for some congregations.
  • Field Service Reporting can now be Disabled for the JW Scheduler App.
  • JW Scheduler App can now send parts of hours, e.g. 0.25 hours.

NEW TEMPLATES

  • New Emergency Contact List Reports. Both a Standard and Condensed report, with various customizations possible.
  • New Member Information Check Report. Print this and give to each publisher to ensure their personal information and emergency contact information is up-to-date.
  • New Missing and 0-hour Report template. This shows those with either a Missing or 0-hour report for the last 6-months.

UPDATES

  • Clearing the Field Service Record will now allow an update to be sent to the App, which allows the publisher to enter their report again.
  • Weekly Overview can now select week, and other design improvements.
  • CLM Part History know shows in reverse order, with the newest history at the top.
  • CLM Assistant Assignment Slip and App notification now shows details about which part the assistant is helping with.
  • Congregation Field Service Report screen can now list which publishers are being counted as “Active” for the Field Service Report. This is in addition to Irregular and Inactive.
  • Added Search on Members list.
  • Emergency Contacts can now be ordered. This order is used when printing.
  • Emergency Contacts can now be selected from other congregation members.
  • CSV Files can now be imported into existing congregations.
  • App Members list now show only Not Yet Connected.
  • Added a “Delete” button for a Members History.
  • Public Talks assignments will now save even without a Public Speaker.
  • Added Notes field to Public Speakers from other congregations. This field will not be exported, and could be used to rate speakers from other congregations.
  • Public Talks Away view now freezes the left two Date columns.
  • Duties Schedule printouts now only show duties that have been assigned.
  • Attendant & Security, and Sound & Video both now separated on Duties Schedule.
  • Opening Song and Closing Prayer now added to Public Talk Schedule templates.
  • Delete Congregation dialog box is now clearer.
  • S-89 now splits the Heading according to the original S-89 PDF.
  • Many other minor updates and improvements.

FIXES

  • Various fixes to templates, app connections, sharing connections, S-21 printing, etc.

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