Press Jan 2008

KaDonk announces and welcomes its newest customer, Realtime Worlds.

San Diego, CA, January 16th, 2008

KaDonk, a member of Microsoft's Partner program, announces and welcomes its newest customer, Realtime Worlds. Realtime Worlds has chosen LiveProject as its project-collaboration solution, based on LiveProject's innovative features, optimized for Agile Project Management. Realtime Worlds officials say LiveProject Project Collaboration has rapidly become "an incredibly effective and robust task-communications conduit between our developers, managers and our Microsoft Project®-based schedule."

LiveProject Project Collaboration is a stand-alone desktop application for project collaboration and sharing Microsoft Project ® files (.mpp). LiveProject Project Collaboration is extremely stable and robust, specifically designed with ease of use in mind. New users will have a minimum learning curve and managers will find unique value in sharing and collaborating on project plans that their teams can view and understand at a glance. LiveProject Project Collaboration is installed with customers worldwide and is available as a 14 day FREE trial.

KaDonk's newest customer, Realtime Worlds, has ramped up usage of LiveProject Project Collaboration over the past several months. After a thorough evaluation of all available options on the market, Realtime Worlds chose to invest in LiveProject.

Russell Murray, production manager at Realtime Worlds, on LiveProject:

"LiveProject is rapidly establishing itself here at Realtime Worlds as an incredibly effective and robust task-communications conduit between our developers, managers and our Microsoft Project-based schedule."

"We run a mix of agile and more traditionally disciplined teams and LiveProject is effortlessly integrating into our development-management workflow to help us clearly communicate thousands of tasks to our developers, whilst allowing developer and manager to quickly report and review progress against a plan. The result is a marked swing in focus from administration to progress and issues. LiveProject is quite simply empowering and enabling us all to achieve more."

Realtime Worlds uses LiveProject daily to report on project progress. Realtime Worlds developers have come to rely on LiveProject when working on a project. No soon-to-be-outdated print-outs, e-mails or other forms of communication is used or needed. At least weekly, managers and team members sit down and review pending changes to the project plans. This forms the agenda for the meeting, and after agreeing to changes to the plan, it is updated in LiveProject with one click.

The QA manager at Realtime Worlds uses LiveProject to show the progress of all items that will come to him for release test support. He also uses it to track the time spent writing unit tests and the coverage required.

Murray says: "If like us you need to improve how your teams work with Microsoft Project but don't want the hassle or considerable expense of Enterprise tool suites such as MS Project Server ®, then LiveProject is for you. It is such a simple and well-executed concept that once you've used it, you'll wonder how you ever managed development without it."

With the latest release of LiveProject Project Collaboration 2.2, Realtime Worlds plans to use Export to Excel to create burndown charts to get a more visual guide to progress.

About Realtime Worlds

Realtime Worlds, founded in 2002, is one of the biggest, and most successful, independent developers in Europe - established by CEO and Creative Director David Jones. With an exceptionally talented staff of 180, its talented team have a tremendous history of creating some of the world's best selling video games, including the global hit franchises 'Lemmings' and 'Grand Theft Auto'. In addition to its Dundee development headquarters, RTW has subsidiary offices in Seoul, South Korea, and in Colorado, United States. In 2006, RTW received a US$31 million investment from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the world's leading venture capital firms. This investment enables RTW to build new industry-leading video game franchises and recruit top programming and game development talent from around the world

In an exclusive partnership with Microsoft Game Studios, RTW launched its first title, Crackdown, on Xbox 360 in early 2007. It broke records for demo downloads, sold 1.5 million copies, and also picked up multiple awards including two BAFTAs, and two prestigious Develop Industry Excellence awards.

RTW is currently working on All Points Bulletin, a massive multiplayer online game being created in partnership with Korean online games giant Webzen, due out in 2008. For additional information, visit Realtime Worlds.

KaDonk announces the latest release of LiveProject Project Collaboration 2.2 Project Collaboration tool.

San Diego, CA, January 9th, 2008

KaDonk, a member of Microsoft's Partner program, announces the release of the latest version of LiveProject Project Collaboration (previously LiveProject Professional) for project collaboration and sharing of Microsoft Project ® plans (.mpp files). In addition to its viewing capabilities, KaDonk introduces a list of powerful new features in LiveProject Project Collaboration 2.2, such as custom fields and export capabilities to CSV files, Excel and PowerPoint.

LiveProject Project Collaboration is a stand-alone desktop application for project collaboration and sharing of Microsoft Project ® files (.mpp). LiveProject Project Collaboration is stable and robust, specifically designed with ease of use in mind. New users will have a minimum learning curve and managers will find unique value in sharing and collaborating on project plans that their teams can view and understand at a glance. LiveProject Project Collaboration is installed with customers worldwide and is available as a 14 day FREE trial.

With the release of LiveProject Project Collaboration Version 2.2, KaDonk continues to add value to its extensive list of features. In addition to editing and adding task suggestions to plans, LiveProject Project Collaboration 2.2 now supports the following features:

  • Users can now make suggestions to delete tasks from projects. These suggestions, as with all others, must be approved by the manager.
  • Custom Fields are now included and can be edited by users. Users simply add the custom fields in the Edit Task dialog and start making suggestions. LiveProject Project Collaboration now has a complete list of editable fields, making it easier to collaborate on all aspects of a project plan.
  • Managers will now see only columns with suggested changes, providing them with an unprecedented overview of suggestions. This saves the manager time and effort and ensures no changes are missed.
  • Export to Comma-Separated-Values files. Users can now select tasks and quickly export them with selected columns to CSV files. Export includes Tasks, Resources and Task History (when using LiveProject Project Collaboration).
  • Export to Excel (Beta). LiveProject Project Collaboration can export any tasks to Excel spreadsheets. Exports are placed in separate sheets within Excel and are automatically given a name. Subsequent exports will override old data, but they will keep the same named range. This allows users to export to existing Excel sheets with existing formulas or pivot tables.
  • Export to PowerPoint (Beta). This powerful new feature exports selected tasks and resources to PowerPoint templates. Each task and/or resource can be exported to its own slide. This allows for creating management presentations directly from project files with the click of a button. PowerPoint templates are user configurable and can include any project field.
  • User definable alarms (Beta). With alarms, users can set up "triggers" on a project to automatically highlight tasks, play a sound or show a notification. For example, tasks that are going over budget may be highlighted in red and tasks that are moved forward may be highlighted yellow. This function is extremely powerful and completely user configurable.

With LiveProject Project Collaboration, KaDonk offers an alternative to Microsoft Project Server ® solutions.

KaDonk announces the latest release of its LiveProject FREE Project Viewer 2.2.

San Diego, CA, January 1st, 2008

KaDonk, a member of Microsoft's Partner program, announces the release of the latest version of LiveProject FREE Project Viewer for viewing Microsoft Project ® plans (.mpp files). In addition to its practical viewing capabilities, KaDonk introduces a list of powerful new features in LiveProject FREE Project Viewer 2.2, such as export capabilities to CSV files, Excel and PowerPoint.

LiveProject FREE Project Viewer is a stand-alone desktop application for opening/viewing Microsoft Project ® files (.mpp). It is fully functional and has no expiration date. LiveProject is stable and robust. It is a high-quality Project Viewer specifically designed for the end user's ease of use. New users will have a minimum learning curve and managers will find unique value in sharing project plans that their teams can view and understand at a glance. LiveProject FREE Project Viewer has been installed in thousands of companies worldwide.

With the release of LiveProject FREE Project Viewer Version 2.2, KaDonk continues to add value to what quickly is becoming the most popular FREE viewer on the market today:

  • Export to Comma-Separated-Values files. Users can now select tasks and quickly export them with selected columns to CSV files. Export includes Tasks, Resources and Task History (when using LiveProject Professional).
  • Export to Excel (Beta). LiveProject can export any tasks to Excel spreadsheets. Exports are placed in separate sheets within Excel and are automatically given a name. Subsequent exports will override old data, but keep the same named range. This allows users to export to existing Excel sheets with existing formulas or pivot tables.
  • Export to PowerPoint (Beta). This powerful new feature exports selected tasks and resources to PowerPoint templates. Each task and/or resource can be exported to its own slide. This allows for creating management presentations directly from project files with the click of a button. PowerPoint templates are user configurable and can include any project field.
  • User definable alarms (Beta). With alarms, users can set up "triggers" on a project to automatically highlight tasks, play a sound or show a notification. For example, tasks that are going over budget may be highlighted in red and tasks that are moved forward may be highlighted yellow. This function is extremely powerful and completely user configurable.

Get a FREE version of LiveProject FREE Project Viewer at KaDonk

About KaDonk

KaDonk, headquartered in Poway, CA, is a sharing and collaboration solutions provider. KaDonk's vision is to provide "information at your fingertips" to improve the visibility, productivity and quality of Project Management with the help of specialized tools, such as LiveProject and related consulting. KaDonk provides a FREE project viewer and collaboration software for Microsoft Project ®. KaDonk's software is being used by public and private companies worldwide. KaDonk was founded in 2005.

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