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My situation is that I am developing and supporting databases for my
company. I have been using paper folders one for each project both
new and support. And support means I am still developing new reports
etc because nothing is really ever done.

Anyway I feel ashamed to be a computer guy and using such a paper
based way to keep track of what I am doing. So I started putting my
tasks in Outlook (our company has an exchange server) but it's just
not doing it for me. People ask me for things it goes into the folder
and I forget about it :)

I really need a way to have a project folder with all the emails that
go with that project, notes that I might want to keep and tasks that
are associated with the project.

Can I do this in Outlook or is there some other software package that
would better suit my situation?

So how do you guys work?
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td*****@bu.edu (Tom Dauria) wrote:
Anyway I feel ashamed to be a computer guy and using such a paper
based way to keep track of what I am doing. So I started putting my
tasks in Outlook (our company has an exchange server) but it's just
not doing it for me. People ask me for things it goes into the folder
and I forget about it :)

I really need a way to have a project folder with all the emails that
go with that project, notes that I might want to keep and tasks that
are associated with the project.

Can I do this in Outlook or is there some other software package that
would better suit my situation?


I've used my own Access database for years. Keep track of tasks and subtask I
should also be splitting it out by client but that hasn't been that big of a deal.
Usually when it comes to report problems I fix those within a few days so I don't
have a lot of paper to retain.

However now that I'm running a webserver with a lot more RAM I've been looking around
for an ASP.NET based system. Which can handle incoming emails with screen shots, etc
and send out email notifications of changes to bug status. Thus notifying clients
that yes I've made this change and they can now FTP down the new program, etc.
Haven't found anything I really care for though.

The following is the results of research I've done. Most of the systems I've been
looking at come from sourceforge.net. (Which is an awesome website. Much of the
supporting software in my internet server has come from there. Ie email, antivirus
and more in the future.)

Note that you may not be able to run an ASP.NET system if you don't have an Intranet
webserver available.

Task Tracking Systems

I'm looking for a open source ASP.NET/VB.Net based task/bug/feature request tracking
system. Currently running Win 2003 Server and MSDE.

Nice features would be to receive emails to a dedicated account and start new
bug/feature request by placing into project folders by senders email address domain.
Also any new responses get emailed to originator and assignee.

Given userids must be able to see only specific projects. Thus clients see only
their projects. Others are public, for example, for the Auto FE Updater.

I'd also like to track subtasks.

BugTracker.NET http://btnet.sourceforge.net/bugtrackernet.html Installed as best of
bunch. Some features I like are
- Upload/attach files for screen shots or reports or whatever
- allows for new bugs via email and emailed notifications
Looks very decent but would need a few fields added.

T4SD http://sourceforge.net/projects/cts32 Just came across this one and haven't
looked at it closely

Issue Manager http://www.ultraapps.com/freebugtrac...ttracking.html decent
has multiple responses allowed per entry
but uses C#.

Bugs Online http://sourceforge.net/projects/bugsonline/
has multiple responses allowed per entry
but uses ASP

Not considered.

SWAT - http://www.codeproject.com/script/Ar...p?userid=62340
A simple Web-based Anomalies Tracker
More of a course on how to create such a system

BugBye http://bugbye.sourceforge.net/
As far as I can see doesn't allow for multiple responses per entry

Bug Tracking System http://www.gotocode.com/apps.asp?app_id=1&
which uses code generated by CodeCharge
Pretty simple and primitive
"basic, yet fully functional" hmm, YAM (Yet Another Oxymoron)
too simple

shwow!DevStudio http://sourceforge.net/projects/shwow-devstudio/
Bug tracking system is one table. Too simple

--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
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read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 12 '05 #2

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"Tom Dauria" <td*****@bu.edu> wrote in message
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So how do you guys work?

Work? We're all unemployed! That's how we can spend all day answering
stupid posts in CDMA.
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http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 12 '05 #4

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Tom Dauria,
Bugzilla is an open source web site that does bug tracking, etc. for
mozilla.org, among others. The fact that it is a site supported by someone
else is huge for a small developer. And lately, eclipse.org has come out
with an IDE that includes workgroup features and is worth looking into.
Implementing something like Bugzilla using .NET sounds like a business
oppurtunity to me.

"Tom Dauria" <td*****@bu.edu> wrote in message
news:56**************************@posting.google.c om...
My situation is that I am developing and supporting databases for my
company. I have been using paper folders one for each project both
new and support. And support means I am still developing new reports
etc because nothing is really ever done.

Anyway I feel ashamed to be a computer guy and using such a paper
based way to keep track of what I am doing. So I started putting my
tasks in Outlook (our company has an exchange server) but it's just
not doing it for me. People ask me for things it goes into the folder
and I forget about it :)

I really need a way to have a project folder with all the emails that
go with that project, notes that I might want to keep and tasks that
are associated with the project.

Can I do this in Outlook or is there some other software package that
would better suit my situation?

So how do you guys work?

Nov 12 '05 #5

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"XMVP" <ac***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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"Tom Dauria" <td*****@bu.edu> wrote in message
news:56**************************@posting.google.c om...
So how do you guys work?

Work? We're all unemployed! That's how we can spend all day answering
stupid posts in CDMA.

Unemployed? I take offense at that!
Critically under-employed, perhaps.
But there is a difference.
And one which I take pride in.

Tom
Nov 12 '05 #6

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"Tom Travolta" <to*@travolta.com> wrote in message
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"XMVP" <ac***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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"Tom Dauria" <td*****@bu.edu> wrote in message
news:56**************************@posting.google.c om...
So how do you guys work?

Work? We're all unemployed! That's how we can spend all day answering
stupid posts in CDMA.

Unemployed? I take offense at that!
Critically under-employed, perhaps.
But there is a difference.
And one which I take pride in.

Tom


What pride will you have left when they outsource your critical
under-employment?


Nov 12 '05 #7

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Elementool has the right solution tool. Their help desk tool enables
you to store your emails in a database, and track the status of each
email. You can also sort them by projects.
www.elementool.com

td*****@bu.edu (Tom Dauria) wrote in message news:<56**************************@posting.google. com>...
My situation is that I am developing and supporting databases for my
company. I have been using paper folders one for each project both
new and support. And support means I am still developing new reports
etc because nothing is really ever done.

Anyway I feel ashamed to be a computer guy and using such a paper
based way to keep track of what I am doing. So I started putting my
tasks in Outlook (our company has an exchange server) but it's just
not doing it for me. People ask me for things it goes into the folder
and I forget about it :)

I really need a way to have a project folder with all the emails that
go with that project, notes that I might want to keep and tasks that
are associated with the project.

Can I do this in Outlook or is there some other software package that
would better suit my situation?

So how do you guys work?

Nov 12 '05 #8

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> BugTracker.NET http://btnet.sourceforge.net/bugtrackernet.html Installed as best of
bunch. Some features I like are
- Upload/attach files for screen shots or reports or whatever
- allows for new bugs via email and emailed notifications
Looks very decent but would need a few fields added.


BugTracker.NET is designed to be easily customizable. If you add
columns to the bugs table, the edit_bugs.aspx page will pick display
new fields on the form.
Nov 12 '05 #9

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ct*****@yahoo.com (Corey Trager) wrote:
- Upload/attach files for screen shots or reports or whatever
- allows for new bugs via email and emailed notifications
Looks very decent but would need a few fields added.


BugTracker.NET is designed to be easily customizable. If you add
columns to the bugs table, the edit_bugs.aspx page will pick display
new fields on the form.


Yup. And I have it installed. However before I use it to a great extent I need
some more things added. But I've already posted my requests to the online forums.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 12 '05 #10

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Tony Toews <tt****@telusplanet.net> wrote:
Yup. And I have it installed. However before I use it to a great extent I need
some more things added. But I've already posted my requests to the online forums.


I was wrong. My major feature I was looking for was already in it. Specifically
allowing users to only see specific projects. I had missed seeing the permissions
link when reviewing the users form.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
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