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DTS Software Release: Changes to Welcome Screen and More

On August 31, 2018, a DTS software release was implemented that changed the Welcome Screen and the last screens users see when creating an authorization.  This update was the next in a series of releases aimed at modernizing the User Experience (UX)/User Interface (UI). Specifically, it included the following key changes: 

-- The “DTS Dashboard” replaces the DTS Welcome screen after the login screen.

--  In a DTS authorization, the navigation options have changed and a Review module has replaced the Additional Options and Review/Sign modules. 

*Please note that the "Return to List" link on legacy DTS pages points Defense Travel Administrators (DTAs), Authorizing Officials (AOs), and Non-DTS Entry Agents (NDEAs), including Routing Officials (ROs) back to their own list of documents rather than to the traveler's list of documents. Administrators should navigate to a newly redesigned page such as, the Expenses page, and select the "Return to traveler's documents" link, which will correctly direct users to the list a traveler’s documents.  Note that the "Return to traveler’s documents" currently seen on all newly redesigned pages is working as it should and will be consistent throughout DTS documents.   

Resources

The following resources are available to provide you with a better understanding of this release: 

1.  A complete description of functionality including screenshots is available through the “Dashboard & Review/Sign Look-Ahead Information Paper” available at https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/Docs/Look_Ahead_IP_4.pdf

2.  A listing of the software release contents is available at https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/DTSOutreach/Software_Maintenance_Release(Aug-15-18).pdf

3.  This release injected several system errors.  Learn the workarounds at: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/rssDetail.cfm?id=859


 

The "Return to List" link on legacy DTS pages points Defense Travel Administrators (DTAs), Authorizing Officials (AOs), and Non-DTS Entry Agents (NDEAs), including Routing Officials (ROs) back to their own list of documents rather than to the traveler's list of documents. 

 

This link will no longer exist when the last software release aimed at modernizing the User Experience (UX)/User Interface (UI) is implemented in October.  Until that time, administrators should navigate to a newly redesigned page, such as, the Expenses page, and select the "Return to traveler's documents" link, which will correctly direct users to the list a traveler’s documents.  Note that the "Return to traveler’s documents," currently seen on all newly redesigned pages, is working as it should and will be consistent throughout DTS documents.   [GBMCDD(1] 


 [GBMCDD(1]I don’t know what this means. Are we trying to say that “Return to traveler’s documents” link on all new screens works as it should? 


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