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Microsoft Project Server 2007/2010 Internet Explorer 9 Support

Microsoft Project Server 2007/2010 Internet Explorer 9 Support

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*** Update November 2011 *** With the recent release of Project Server Service Pack 1 and recent IE9 updates, Project 2010 is now fully compatible with IE9

Internet Explorer (IE) 9 was launched on Monday, March 14th. We have been working very closely with the Internet Explorer (IE) team to ensure that our customers can take advantage of all the great new features that the new IE release offers. After testing the different versions of Microsoft Project Server with IE 9, here is an update on IE 9 support status:

  • Project Server 2010 was tested and supports IE 9.
  • The main scenarios and functionalities of Project Server 2007 Service Pack 2 were tested and support IE 9. Project Server 2007 SP1 and Project Server 2007 may also support IE 9.
  • The main scenarios and functionalities of Project Portfolio Server 2007 Service Pack 2 were tested and support IE 9. Project Portfolio Server 2007 SP1 and Project Portfolio Server 2007 may also support IE 9.

There is a small known issue with editing some of the grids in Project Server 2007 and Project Server 2010. When the entire contents of an editable cell are deleted, that cell becomes un-editable until the page is refreshed. Therefore, when modifying the content of a cell, you must ensure that all the content of the cell is not completely removed. To completely replace the contents of the cell, select the whole text and replace that with the new string. This issue affects the grid on the following pages:

Microsoft Office Project Server 2007

Microsoft Project Server 2010

  • My Tasks
  • My Timesheet
  • Proposals and Activities > New Activity
  • Status Report Request > Sections group
  • Server Settings > Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables > Edit Lookup Table > Lookup table group
  • Server Settings > Line Classifications
  • Server Settings > Time Reporting Periods à Create Periods
  • Server Settings > Cube Configuration > Calculated Measures group
  • Server Settings > Administrative Time
  • Status Report Request > Sections group
  • Server Settings > Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables à Edit Lookup Table > Lookup table group
  • Server Settings > Line Classifications
  • Server Settings > Time Reporting Periods > Create Periods
  • Server Settings > OLAP Database Management > Configuration > Calculated Measures group
  • Server Settings > Administrative Time

There are also known issues with changing a project owner in the project information page, and adding or removing project fields in project detail pages. We are working across IE and Microsoft Project teams to fix all these issues soon. We will update when the fixes are available.

Comments
  • Is Microsoft addressing the issue where when you try to open a project in MS Project 2007, you get the message that you can only open the project in read only mode. Many people are experiencing this issue and the work around is to clean the cache.

  • I'm using IE9 since Monday to access Project Server and I'm experiencing problems when creating a lookup table. I can access the page to create a new lookup table, I can fill in the grid, but when I try to save the lookup table, the page keeps loading and nothing happens. I tried this several times and was not able to save the new lookup table.

    Then I tried the same thing with an old IE7 and the lookup table was saved immediately. Maybe this has something to do with the grid problem (because I see it also affects the lookup table page)?

  • Hi Pieter,

    This is working just fine for me with the released version of IE 9.  Is there anything unusual about the data you are trying to enter?  I tested on a couple of different PCs.  Which OS and IE version are you running?

    Best regards,

    Brian.

  • Hello Brian,

    I tried it again today and guess what, it worked! I can't figure out what I've done differently. I just created a custom field with a *.* mask and 3-4 simple text entries in the grid (on 2 levels). I'm using Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 9.0.8080.16413.

    But I'm glad it works, now I don't have to switch to the old IE7 anymore.

  • Have these been addressed in SP1? I didn't see anything about it in the write up for SP1.

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