An appointment scheduling helps in finding an agreeable date for a group appointment. The participants vote on several date proposals. Participants may be BSCW users as well as other persons and are notified via email. The organizer determines the final date of the appointment depending on the outcome of the voting and all participants are informed about this date (see 7.2 Appointment scheduling).
Votings like polls consist of a number of questions that are to be answered by the participants. In contrast to polls, votings are not anonymous but by name, i.e. each participant can see how the others have voted. Additionally, participants of a voting may be arbitrary persons identified by their user name or email address, i.e. participants are not restricted to the member group of the workspace that contains the voting (see 7.3 Polls and votings).
Version control may imposed on whole folders and their subfolders, so that all documents that are newly created and all existing documents that are edited or replaced are automatically put under version control (see 5.3.7 Automatic versioning).
Your personal portal for BSCW is meant to be a personalized starting page for a quick and direct access to important information on your BSCW server and often used external applications. It can show the contents of important workspaces, an overview of recent BSCW events and current appointments from your BSCW calendar. You can also include external programs to show you the latest news or the current weather forecast, to connect you to communication services or to let you find an address on a map. You may also create portals for arbitrary workspaces (see 4.2 Personal portal).
Simple project management
Projects and phases support project management through time planning and progress control. Both types of objects are implemented as special folders, which may contain further material. The time frame of a project is given by start and completion date. Projects may be further split up in phases, which may be further divided into tasks. The progress of a project is aggregated from the lower levels, i.e. subtasks, tasks, phases, to the top level, the project, and is indicated in the folder overview. Start and end of projects and tasks may be visualized as bar charts, which is also true for other time-related objects (see 8.1 Tasks and projects).
RSS feeds provide abstracts of frequently updated material (e.g. news, blogs) on the Web in a standardized format. In BSCW, RSS feed objects are special folders that store the latest abstracts of an RSS feed as RSS articles (see 4.10 RSS feeds).
As a complement to using website folders to generate a sort of wikis inside BSCW, the external MoinMoin wiki engine may be integrated into BSCW on the workspace level. The existence of a wiki is indicated by a link in the workspace banner. Following the link leads to the wiki with automatic authentication under the respective user name (see 5.5.8 Integration of an external wiki engine).
Listings of many container objects, i.e. objects that can contain other objects, may be exported in PDF format for printing. Examples are folders, discussion forums, blogs and contact lists (see 9.3 Exporting in PDF).
Various other developments and
Revision of the user interface: Redesign of icons and action forms, integrated search field, tooltips for most interface objects, dynamic layout with automatic resize when browser window is resized, right mouse click invocation of action menus, type filtering in folder listings, direct modification of sorting order, extension of personal preferences, configurability of action shortcuts, viewing options per folder.
Task management: Improved notification, completely revised user interface, filtering in task lists, documents as data fields (see 8.1 Tasks and projects).
Extension of website folders: Filtering by tags and authors, new templates, style sheet support, simplified editing and preview function, print view for contributions, wiki automatism for new contents, image upload (see 5.5 Website folders).
Miscellaneous: New drop uploader, direct editing of arbitrary document types on the BSCW server, alternative forms of login, direct creation of shared workspaces in the home folder.