Prolaborate 3.3 has just been published. This article illustrates some of the main improvements.
Ms Teams is often chosen by organizations to fulfil collaboration needs. This platform centralizes and integrates built-in tools for audio and video calls, meeting planner, file sharing, etc.
Teams is especially useful for many of us this year with the current and unfortunately lasting context (working from home, lockdown, etc.).
In the example below, a common use without Prolaborate involves a simple copy from Enterprise Architect of a BPMN process in the main view.
Unfortunately this is a static view with no access of its up to date version, based on subsequent changes carried in Enterprise Architect modelling tool. Thanks to Prolaborate user guide procedure, a Teams project can be easily set up within Prolaborate settings:
The above is required to get a dedicated security token to complete the integration in Teams:
As a future improvement, I suggested the need to configure more than one Prolaborate repository.
I updated this diagram in Enterprise Architect to test if the diagram was dynamically updated in Teams, as it is in Prolaborate. This didn't happen on Teams. According to Prolaborate support, this is not technically feasible with MS Teams.
I suppose the most appropriate way to use this integration would be:
Prolaborate Dashboards provide a convenient way to create tailored and user-friendly views, made of widgets e.g. links to diagrams or elements, diagram thumbnail, charts, reports, etc. Prolaborate 3.3 introduces new Discussions widgets:
The Discussion Summary widget reuse Prolaborate built-in charts. In the following example, the configured graph provides access to active discussions within the Analysis and Business Modeling package.
The following Dashboard has 2 discussions graphs:
Graphs are dynamic: a user can open related discussions.
The Discussions widget provides access to all discussion threads matching the widget criteria.
This widget can be opened in full screen to easily review and scroll topics.
The feature delivered by the Discussions widget comes in addition to Prolaborate notifications. Furthermore, it gives access to threads that the current user has not been involved in.
If you own an active Prolaborate license, you can log in Sparx Systems registered users section to download the latest version.