Time Cockpit Blog

Time cockpit is a great platform for managing time- and project-related data. Microsoft’s Power BI shines when it comes to data visualization and interactive dashboards. Wouldn’t it be nice to integrate both systems to get the best of both worlds? For this month’s newsletter, we have created a sample showing how simple it is to connect both systems’ web APIs. Watch the video in the blog article to find out how the integration sample works. Additionally, the blog article contains links to the sample code. Feel free to use it as a starting point for exporting your time cockpit data to Power BI.  Read more ...


This month we have focused on improving the behavior of lists in the HTML5 client. We added full-text search and significantly improved the grouping behavior. In the full client, we fixed some issues regarding data synchronization and Outlook integration.  Read more ...


Office 365 makes it quite easy to create add-ins using HTML and JavaScript. Time cockpit also offers an easy-to-use API for these web technologies. In this blog article I walk you through a short sample that demonstrates how to create an Outlook calendar add-in accessing time cockpit's project database.  Read more ...

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Time cockpit contains a powerful importer for Excel and CSV files. You might have already used it in time cockpit's full client. This month we added the Excel importer to the new HTML5 client. In this article we describe how it works.  Read more ...


It is true, there are lots of ways to get data in and out of time cockpit, the most advanced one being the OData Web API. Still, there are scenarios where an Excel import plays strong. First, you do not need to have any programming skills to import data. Time cockpit can generate an empty sample file. You just need to fill the file with your data and let time cockpit do the rest. And let’s be honest, Excel is ubiquitous and nearly everyone knows how to work with it. In this blog article I describe scenarios in which many time cockpit customers use our Excel importing feature.  Read more ...


This month we focused on bringing time cockpit's Excel importer to the HTML 5 web client. It is true, there are other ways to load data into time cockpit which are fancier (see OData Web API). But if you need a pragmatic but powerful way that most users can relate to, you might consider the time cockpit Excel importer for import tasks.  Read more ...


Data protection is an important topic when it comes to cloud computing. This is true especially for customers in Europe. Recently, discussions about whether cloud services can be considered as safe for European customers got fueled by a critical statement of the advisor to Europe's top court about the Safe Harbor agreement. In this article I want to describe the current situation in Azure concerning EU data protection laws.  Read more ...


In this article, we will show how you can connect time cockpit with Office 365 to view all the vacations of your employees in one single Sharepoint/Outlook calendar. This approach has two big benefits: First, you do not need to manage vacations in multiple systems and second, you can take advantage of the strength of both, time cockpit and Office 365.  Read more ...


This month we continued our work on time cockpit's HTML5 client. We added back reference tabs in forms and made navigation in the main menu easier. In addition to that advances in the web client, we fixed issues related to reporting in time cockpit' full client. In this blog article we describe this month's improvements in more details.  Read more ...


This month, the graphical time sheet calendar of our HTML5 client preview made a huge step forward. We worked hard to add many of the features you love from time cockpit's full client. Additionally, the HTML5 client received a complete makeover. In this blog article we summarize what has changed since last month. We hope you like our work and encourage you to give the new HTML5 client a try.   Read more ...