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  1. Include Status Manager in OData Feed

    Include the Status Manager in the tasks table in the Microsoft reporting database. Currently the only way is to go into each project to see the status manager. This would help in governance and support..

    30 votes
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  2. Improve performance of project Save and Publish

    Change the way Projects are saved and published so the process takes less time and less requests.

    30 votes
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  3. More powerful PWA Views (Project Center, Resource and Detail views)

    Configuration and UI of Project Center, Resource Center views can be made more powerful. Especially searching projects/resources should be made much simpler and easier with keyword search not custom filter. Configuration should be made similar to SharePoint views. More complex filtering and [Me] and [Today] based dynamic filtering should be allowed. Filtering, sorting should allow some calculated functions from excel or vba etc. Formatting like conditional formatting should be introduced.

    30 votes
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  4. Provide security trimming for the OData reporting endpoint

    Analogous to the CSOM/REST API endpoints also the OData reporting endpoints should be security trimmed, providing only the data that is available to the user in Project Center and Resource Center

    30 votes
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  5. Change the Project Online out-of-the-box "Owner" field name to e.g. "Project Manager"

    There's a lot of organizations who have the term "owner" referring to the Project business owner, not the Project Plan technical owner.
    Would be really great to change this to someting more relevant.

    30 votes
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  6. Create a better PDP page

    The PDP page needs a facelift its so dated and awful you cant compare to the new powerapp form or even modern sharepoint form . Create the ability for the PDP to include a form based design that can cater for a better layout

    29 votes
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  7. BUG - Notebook naming with Project Site Templates

    This is happening with Project Online but I recall it happening with Project Server as well. Whenever you create a Project Site template and associate it with an EPT, the notebook naming convention does NOT change. It maintains the original name. THis is confusing and it means that we can't name the template anything particularly unique because every Project Manager freaks out that the notebook is wrong. And, the question is as to whether or not the notes are all sitting on the one single file or if they are sitting in the actual project. Also, this happens REGARDLESS if…

    29 votes
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  8. OData Service for Lookup Tables

    When a customer implementation requires replicating of PWA data to a SQL Server database it's fairly easy to get the project data by using Integration Services and the e.g. the projects OData feed. This feed contains custom fields and the lookup table values selected on a project, but it's not possible to get further details on the selected lookup table item.

    It should be possible to read lookup tables and lookup table items (incl. level, value and description) in an OData service. Further it should also be possible to map a selected lookup table value on a project (or other…

    29 votes
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  9. Make it possible to Pin the 'Project' and 'Resouce' ribbon within PWA

    Make it so that a user can Pin the 'Project' and 'Resource' ribbons that have a habit of auto hiding

    29 votes
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  10. Enable conditional formatting of tasks on Timeline

    It would be great if there could be possible to define task color on Timeline according to some field value.
    For example, we have a Task status field and Blocked tasks would display in red, Completed tasks in grey, Running/Active tasks in green, etc.

    29 votes
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  11. Allow custom fields to be analyzed in Power Bi online

    The Project data I get when I link up with Power BI online does not include the custom fields (I only get those when I use Power BI desktop or Power Query or such like).
    It would be great - and much more elegant - to get the custom fields directly through to Power BI since a lot of the organization's specific approach to Project management is reflected in these.

    29 votes
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  12. Expose Project Task Notes in Odata queries

    Add the ability to report on the entire Project Task Notes with ODATA. Currently this field is not available for reporting. There are some workarounds, but they cut the data off at 255 characters.

    Many people put their comments into this field, however, we cannot report out on the comments. If we cannot share the comments via reporting or other OData means, then people begin to use other systems to track comments vs. using the built in features of MS Project.

    People have to open another screen (MS Project) to see the comments.

    28 votes
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  13. Allow Editing of Multi Line Project Custom Fields in Project Professional

    Currently Project level text Enterprise Custom Fields with Multiple lines of text cannot be edited in Project Pro nor modified through the COM Object Model. Please add this ability to future versions.

    28 votes
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  14. Querying and Approving Resource Assignments Programatically

    Provide support in the CSOM for querying and Approving Resource Assignments Programmatically. Resource Assignment approval will be very useful for assignments that break business rules, but not all assignments will. If approval for assignments was exposed to the CSOM, we could programmatically approve assignments that didn't break our rules, leaving the ones that do for a resource manager to approve.

    28 votes
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  15. Allow Summary Publish using CSOM (just like PSI)

    In PSI, we can SummaryPublish a project to quickly update custom fields of a Project.

    Using CSOM, only Full Publish option is available.

    Please make summary publish option available.

    Reference. https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9eee3776-87a5-4a70-95f2-40828eb958a8/project-server-2013-csom-save-and-publish?forum=project2010custprog

    27 votes
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  16. enable a means to auto-publish projects on a daily/weekly basis

    enable a means to auto-publish projects on a daily/weekly basis, the accuracy of reporting is dependent on how recently projects are published. If we could set them to auto-publish on a daily/weekly basis that would be great. It could default to skip over any that were checked out. This could be a universal setting or a project set up (in the default template) or both.

    27 votes
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  17. [Bug] The Site Title can not be changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016

    By default In Project Server 2016, the assigned Master Page for the PWA Instance is Seattle with Home word as a Site Title.

    So I have tried to change the PWA Site Title through

    - Site Settings > Look and Feel > Title,Description and Logo.

    But unfortunately, The new Site Title is not changed as attached.

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    By the way, The farm has been updated with the latest Cumulative update (Sept 2017) for SharePoint 2016 and looks like the issue still not solved!

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    I mentioned all the detail at the below link and I also tried to introduce two workarounds…

    26 votes
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  18. Enterprise Custom Field Improvements

    Support for enterprise custom fields in the Project Client COM object model is minimal and has not changed much since 2000. Field access is not type-safe because everything with GetField and SetField methods is about strings and their input cell representation according to current Project configuration settings regarding date and duration formats as well as cost. Actually the value that is returned from GetField varies heavily depending on the options on how to represent the type that is used in the field. Reading enterprise custom flag fields is language-dependent (it's "Yes" or "No" or whatever the current language expressions for…

    26 votes
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  19. Allow header wrapping in project center in Project 2016

    Previous versions of Project Server allowed the selection of word wrap for the headers in project center views. This feature is no longer available in the current 2016 version.

    25 votes
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  20. Improve CSOM

    CSOM currently is useless.... we have been doing an integration project with the Customer using CSOM data.

    This CSOM is no where near PSI. Every time at every request you need to - Context.load and execute Query which adds on more time executing the code.

    Please let me know if there is more efficient way to do this.

    Please improve CSOM. Really Pathetic. and MS Support is useless. Really bad

    25 votes
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