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  • Blog Post: Project Online: What’s with the ribbon icons getting jumbled?

    Over the last week or so we have had a few reports of the ribbon icons in PWA getting all mixed up.  The text was just fine – but perhaps where Publish should be there would be a printer.  Or Close was getting a nice compass icon.  Usually this would just appear to go away on its own after...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Did my Enterprise Global save ok?

    This post covers some odd behavior some of you may have seen recently in Project Online when you have edited and saved the Enterprise Global, for example after updating an Enterprise view for your users.  When you save from Project Pro you see the expected message in the status bar saying SAVE COMPLETED...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Why can’t I save my site as a template?

    This can also apply for Project Server 2013, as well as Project Online – but due to some fixes made in the Online environment this is something we are hearing more about just recently.  If you want to use a custom site template for an Enterprise Project Type in Project Online then saving an existing...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: Project now controls the Visitors group on Project Sites

    We are seeing a few customers finding that a change we introduced in November is causing some users on project sites to lose access. The change came about in the November Cumulative Update (CU) and the bug is described in the KB – 2899547 as: You create a security group in PWA and add...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Some changes coming to task sync for enterprise projects

    If you have looked at your message center lately you will have seen a new message – “We’re making a change to Project Online”.  The detail view will show you: On February 9, we’re making a change to Project Online, to improve project creation and publishing performance. You are receiving this message...
  • Blog Post: Saving Projects to SharePoint–and opening them again! Part 1

    *** Update 1/26/2015 - After continued testing I have seen the same read-only situation even with my domain credentials, both on opening using Edit, and also after opening read-write then trying to save some time later. I overcame the initila read-only condition by closing and re-opening the browser...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Where did my reports go?

    I’ve already heard a few reports (no pun intended) of this catching folks out – so worth explaining what has happened here.  We made some changes to where reports are stored in Project Online, and we have posted a few announcements about this.  Nothing is lost – it is just that the Business...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Opening Projects from Project Center with Firefox

    I couple of related issues I thought worth documenting when you are using Firefox as your browser with Project Online – or indeed Project Server 2013.  The first is when trying to open some projects from Project Center – using the ribbon option to Open in Project Professional – either read only...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: Which Ideas are now Projects?

    This post came from an enquiry for how we can tell which list items in an ideation list (I hate that word – but it seems to be catching on…) have been already turned into projects.  In case you are not familiar with this feature of Project Server 2013 and Project Online, I am talking about the option...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Support Corner: New Project Online Presentations Available

    Just posted to the Microsoft Virtual Academy are three recordings that Adrian and I made covering some getting started topics with Project Online.  We try and cover some of the main issues that we see customers are running into. We start with signing up for the Project Online service, adding a subscription...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Scale and Performance Improvements

    This news is so good I thought I’d get it out through both the blogs I use – there is a great new post over on the Project blog concerning some changes that are just rolling out to our Project Online customers http://blogs.office.com/2014/10/21/performance-scale-improvements-project-online/ .  A...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: Can I have more than one task list on my Project Site?

    This was an interesting recent Project Online case, but also applies to Project Server 2013, and I thought it worth sharing.  The customer wanted to use workflows on their project sites, and have a task list associated with them for the approvals related to workflows.  Should be no problem...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Look out for a few changes in Project Web App

    We have a few changes we are working on, and as promised in a previous blog we are looking to get the information out there before the changes happen.  The first of these changes may be on a Project Online Project Web App (PWA) site near you soon – probably over the next few weeks – depending how...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Demonstration package for OData and SSIS

    Thanks Marc Boyer and Diane Diaz for the new document and demonstration package that shows how to do incremental downloads of assignment time phased data from Project Online Project Web Apps into a SQL Server database table.  This makes use of the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) OData feed...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: Links to issues, risks and documents

    This also applies to Project Online.  In talking this topic through with the team it felt about time to put together a posting on how the issues, risks and document linkages have changed in Project Server 2013 and Project Online from how they worked in 2010 – and even 2007, 2003 and 2002… ...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Blank page when you create a new project

    We recently re-launched the New Project Wizard in Project Online , and this should present you with a page showing all your enterprise project types along with their descriptions so that you can create new projects by selecting one. Thanks to Alex in our EMEA team for getting to two root causes of this...
  • Blog Post: Project Lite: More affordable access for Project Online Team Members

    On Thursday May 1st 2014 we launched the new lower priced subscription option for Project Online Team Members called Project Lite. For just $7 this allows your team members to do all the functions they need, like managing their tasks, turning in their timesheets and collaborating with the rest of their...
  • Blog Post: Support Webcast: Getting Started with Project Online

    Thanks to everyone who joined the Getting Started with Project Online webcast yesterday, and to my co-presenter Aik Chen, and Heather Correa for the great logistical support. As promised I am repeating the answers to questions we had at the end of the session – and also including the link to the...
  • Blog Post: Power corrupts–Unless it is the new Power BI for Office 365

    A great new post on Power BI for Office 365 and how this can improve your reporting experience with Project Online - http://blogs.office.com/2014/02/27/power-bi-for-office-365-with-project-online/   There is a try before you buy offer, and you can look at the scheduled data refresh, larger workbooks...
  • Blog Post: Timesheets and assignments–updating status isn’t just for the current week

    Following on from my previous post on Project Server timesheet line status and project plan and assignment deletions , this blog covers another scenario that can catch you out – the relationship between the assignments and the timesheet with regards to status updates, and the idea that this was worth...
  • Blog Post: Project Server Timesheets: What happens when I delete a project or assignment?

    Take 2 – just in case you thought you saw this post coming earlier… I’ve had a few questions recently around the behavior of timesheets in Project Server 2010 and 2013 (and Project Online) when projects, tasks or assignments are deleted.  Some of this relates to bugs – other behavior is expected...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013 and Project Online: What happened to my resources?

    *** Update 2/16/2015 - This fix has been in every CU and PU since April 2014 - so please patch rather than using the KB. The final fix in the April 2014 CU and newer was slightly different in implementation that the stored procedure change shown in the KB - so do not be alarmed if you see that your DB...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Have you seen any of the new bits we have added?

    As we approach the anniversary of Project Online’s release I thought it was worth highlighting a few of the usability changes we have made over the intervening months. Thanks to the product group for making this happen – but thanks also to our customers for some of the great feedback that...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Notifications and Reminders

    Project Online does have a slightly different feature set than Project Server 2013 – and one feature that I know many of you are missing is the task notifications and reminders.  As we now replicate the tasks from the plan to the Project site there are some ways to get some of this functionality...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Updating OData connections in Excel for different PWA instances

    Interesting question came in from one of our good partners, Campana and Schott, concerning the update of the connection string for Excel reports based on OData when moving the Excel books between different Project Online tenants.  This works just fine when just using the normal Excel features such...