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  1. Task Ribbon rearrange into planning and tracking sections

    Rearrange sections Schedule and Tasks into Planning and Tracking sections.
    Planning: New task, Summary, Milestone, Link, unlink, etc.
    Tracking: Gather updating tools together
    Mark on track, Update task, Move(s)…

    On Tasks, remove 25% and 75% tools - they promote updating incorrectly, instead of Remaining Worhours or Remaining Duration.

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  2. Estimating tables

    Single point Workhours estimates: Use Task Usage: show Workhours, Type, Effort driven, Duration, Resource Name, Driver, Follower

    Range estimates: High, Low, and Median [(High + Low)/2] estimates. Provide a tool that copies the Median column into the Workhours column, which leads to the product median delivery date. Provide a tool that copies the High estimate column which leads to the product late delivery date. Half the difference in dates provides a way to calculate the Project Buffer. Yes, having Monte Carlo would be better; but having no range estimating is much worse.

    Parametric estimates: Count, Unit effort, Effort. Copying the…

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  3. Tables and views improvements

    Entry table: Left of Duration, insert Workhours. Include Successor (Follower). Background color vacant successors (Followers).

    Task Usage and Resource Usage (Usage table): (Only Usage tables provide all the attributes of selected tasks).
    Insert Workhours, Assignment Units, Calculated Units, Type, Effort Driven, Duration
    Tracking table: Insert Indicators at left so -
    Completed tasks are checked
    Note icons appear
    Over allocations appear
    Move Actual Workhours to the right of Task Names
    Move Actual Workhours after Task Names
    Then insert Remaining Workhours
    Then Baseline Finish, with ability to select which Baseline appears
    Then Variance, with ability to select which Baseline is used

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  4. MPUG with purchase

    With purchase of desktop Microsoft Project, provide a coupon for MPUG membership. In MPUG.com, have an introduction for new users. State that %-complete is the fraction of the duration in the past, not the fraction of the objective achieved.
    State that Manual scheduling produces a static schedule based on dates entered by the user, while Auto-scheduling produces a dynamic schedule that calculates dates based on task estimates and dependencies.

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  6. bar styles window/palette

    Bar Styles Palette/Window

    1) The pop-up window to set bar styles should show the following three options at the bottom (a) OK, (b) Safe Settings, (c) Abort, instead of the current two options (a) OK and (c) Abort. Finally bar styles could be displayed permanently as a palette versus the current pop-up and close window.

    2) The pop-up window to set bar styles shlould not be limitted to a fixed size, to limit unecessary up and down scrolling.

    Working on a big or two Screens the above proposed changes would allow to make the workflow more efficient, as "bar styles"…

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  7. Enable filters in Custom Fields overview (Server Settings)

    Since Project Online now supports up to thousands of custom fields, please update the view in server settings allowing admins to group and filter on specific custom fields types.

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  8. Support photos (name and details) in modern lists when using a person column

    This used to worked fine prior to modern lists rollout.

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  9. Restore previous document library ability to approve multiple documents at once

    The previous version of Document Library allowed selection of multiple documents then Approve could be performed for all selected. This feature has been removed in the new SharePoint. Please reinstate it!

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  10. Mobile device compatibility for SharePoint Document Approvals in Project Site

    Currently you cannot use a mobile platform to approve a document approval task. The email massage stated to "Use the Open this Task button" to mark the task complete. This button is only available in the outlook client. It is not available in OWA not any mobile view. It would be great if I could just review the document and process the approval task on any device.

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  11. Allow for calendar selection on Start and Actual Start fields in the Tasks page

    The Finish and Actual Finish fields allow you to view a calendar selection tool when modifying those field values from the Tasks page. However, the Start and Actual Start fields do not. You just have to type the date values into these fields. Why would there be different behavior for the same type of field (date)? Please please please standardize!

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  13. Demand Management

    We need basic demand management capabilities e.g. project initiation, approval with justification by line managers, business case approval. Now, we always need partner to customize thousand versions to customers. Why not corp make once for all? At least, it can be model for customers who don't have specific requirements. If yes, we can ask for partners for customization.

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  14. Tasks to show higher level of hierarchy grouping

    Right now the tasks are grouped based on project name and planning window only. In the attached picture you can see that all the tasks assigned to an employee are all merged together. Employee is unable to differentiate whether the activity belongs to 'Procurement' or 'receipt of material' or 'Construction'. Pls. look into it.

    Also, it would be great if employee can add 'notes' instead of just comments.

    Thanks

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  15. Simple UI improvement add task information on call out when hover over the task number

    Simple UI improvement for Project: When you hover over the number of the tasks in the Predecessor and Successor column show a call out with the task name.

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  16. I need your help answering the following challenging Q :-) - how to keep track of project task with predecessors when deleting the tasks?

    I need your help answering the following challenging Q :-) - how to keep track of project task with predecessors when deleting the tasks? As you know large projects may have 100's of tasks and as one build predecessors, managing them is extremely difficult as MS-Project does not yet keep the relationships between the Task and its predecessor as one start deleting irrelevant tasks while managing the project; am I missing a feature, or how would you approach that, Thanks!

    My expectation: When a task is deleted, MS-Project should have indexed the project, and renumbers ALL Tasks with predecessors to…

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  17. Better Gantt visualizations

    My teams like to see high-level timeline reports on a single slide. The timeline view has come a long way from the earlier versions, but I've still had to rely on 3rd-party solutions to get good reports. I'd prefer to have some of these capabilities available in the native MS Project client. For example:
    -select only a subset of tasks/ milestones to display
    -create swimlanes that group tasks by a standard (eg, level 1) or custom (eg, Text1) field
    -roll up milestones into a summary bar and display milestone name below the bar (with or without date)
    -color code tasks…

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  18. Improve Power View Functionality

    1. Printing Capabilities
    Currently, Excel's Power View will only print the data that is visible on the screen, even if the data extends beyond that. It would be incredibly helpful to be able to print this.

    2. Support in browsers other than Explorer
    When trying to view the Power View report in any internet browser other than Explorer, an error message is thrown. I cannot control what browser coworkers use when viewing a report and this would be incredibly helpful for executives.

    3. Formatting
    The formatting in Power View is very limited, can the normal excel formatting options be carried…

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  20. Ability to Configure Timeline Callout for Project Professional and SharePoint

    Some have described the ability to see the % Complete and other fields on the callout, but I think it needs to be much more generic and configurable by project. Some projects manage by % Work Complete. Others want to see the Resource Name(s). And others might even want to see custom fields. It would be nice to be able to define the information that the callout has on it. Additionally, it would be nice for the callout information to be consistent. Users see a different set of information in Project Professional then what they see in the SharePoint site.…

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