Activity Stream in Sugar 7
By Amer Wilson
In sugar 6, Activity stream was a Dashlet on the Home page that showed system wide updates and offered very little communication capabilities. In Sugar 7, the Activity Stream has been completely revamped. The system wide Activity stream still exists, but there are now Activity stream per record view. On each record the Activity related to that record is shown. For example, when viewing an Account, it will show when a Contact, Case, Opportunity has been created or linked to that Account.
Sugar has made major improvements to increase collaboration and transparency. Even more, Activit can be used as communication tool. The user can write comment on the stream and mention another user by using the “@” symbol before their name. The user mentioned in comment will be notified via Notification center. User can also drag and drop files in Activity and reference a user to take a look. They can also mention other records such as Contact by using the “#” before their name. The comment will also show in the stream of the referenced record.