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September 30, 2012

Online Time Clock MTS Update Complete

The most recent Online Time Clock MTS update is now complete. The system was down for 4.5 hours from 7.30PM PDT on Friday the 28th of September 2012 and the update went quite smoothly. The changes I've linked to are really just the major ones. There's been many dozens of other small fixes and tweaks, mainly dealing with formatting and window positioning issues.

There's been hundreds of files changed in this update and we've taken steps to ensure that your browser only uses the latest versions from our website rather than using old cached files on your computer. However, some browsers can be particularly stubborn about this and you might see some odd behaviour or visuals because your browser is using old cached files. To get around this you'll need to get your browser to refresh it's cache. How you do this is dependent on what browser you're using. If you don't know how to do it check out your browser's documentation or visit refreshyourcache.com which has some excellent guides.

As always if you have any problems please Contact Us and we'll get things fixed up just as fast as we can.

Posted by markn at 10:40 AM

September 29, 2012

New Online Time Clock MTS Release

We've been working on a new release of Online Time Clock MTS for the last 6 weeks and we've spent the weekend rolling out these changes and then testing them on several different browsers and browser versions. Here's a list of the changes that we've made:

  • You can now optionally allow a location to override certain global settings. These settings are primarily overtime related and allow you to setup different overtime rules based on geographical location.
  • Messages can now be assigned to all departments in a location and require acknowledgement from all employees in that location.
  • Employee PIN's are hidden on the Badge Number Report when the report is run by a Reports level login.
  • A View Acceptance link is now available from the Manage Messages screen to allow quick access to a report showing which employees have acknowledged that they have read a message and those that have not.
  • Complete testing of the entire system has been carried out on Internet Explorer 9. Many dozens of changes have been made to allow for this new browser's quirks.
  • All of the web controls that Online Time Clock MTS uses have been upgraded to the latest version. This has resulted in some visual changes (especially to popup windows).
  • Many fixes to visual and layout issues. We've spent many hours re-testing the system in various browsers and have rectified visual issues such as column widths, text alignments, window placements, font sizes, and graphical glitches.

Posted by markn at 11:16 AM

September 14, 2012

Online Time Clock MTS Downtime 29th and 30th of September 2012

We've been working on a new release of Online Time Clock MTS over the last month and this will be rolled out over the weekend of the 29th and 30th of September. There's a few functional changes to the system as well as some new features. However, the majority of the work has been done in the background to ensure compatibility with Internet Explorer 9 and (hopefully) you won't notice any of these changes. We've also updated the version of the web-controls we're using which will allow for some neat new features to be added in the up-coming weeks.

Posted by markn at 11:07 AM