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  1. Allow Resource Table to be shared between instances of Project Online

    Allow the Resource Table to be shared between Instance of Project Online so that it can be maintained in on instance and shared with all the others.

    13 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow reading of "Assignment Owner" property on assignments through CSOM/REST

      We are updating "Actual work" on tasks and for that we need to be able to programmatically read the "Assignment Owner" property on a given assignment. However - this value is not exposed - not through CSOM, PSI, ProjectData REST API nor ProjectServer REST API. The value returned is always NULL.

      We are integrating time registrations from a 3rd party tool into the project plans/schedule. We do this to allow the Project Managers to keep working in Project Online only - and allow them to keep track on the hours spent on their projects.

      We need this value to be…

      13 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Impersonation support for CSOM to read other user's timesheets

        In order to centrally manage timesheets I need to retrieve programmatically all timesheets. If I try to impersonate I receive CSOMDelegationNotSupported. Please provide a method to access all user's timesheets.

        76 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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

          17 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow reading and editing 100% complete assignments through CSOM for other user

            When reading assignments of an enterprise resource through Project Online CSOM, assignments which are 100 % completed are not returned.

            Code example:
            =====================================================
            //1. Creating Project Context, using credentials of a service account
            //with Admin rights on PWA
            ProjectContext context = new ProjectContext(...);

            //2. Getting resource for reading assignments
            EnterpriseResource resource = context.EnterpriseResources.Where(...).FirstOrDefault();

            //3. Load Resource Assignments
            context.Load(resources.Assignments);
            context.ExecuteQuery();
            StatusAssignmentCollection assignments = resource.Assignments;
            =====================================================

            The returned StatusAssignmentCollection of Step 3 doesn't contain assignments with 100% work completed but all other assignments of the resource.

            Because of that, editing a 100% complete assignment (e.g. changing/adding work values) is not possible.

            At…

            54 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve CSOM or bring back PSI

              CSOM doesn't support many useful features that PSI used to (See individual user voice requests on this very same forum)

              If you can't make CSOM on part with PSI, then please bring back PSI. Its hard to explain to customer that they'll loose functionality after upgrade

              36 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow two separate projects to be open in separate windows

                Currently, if trying to compare two project files you have to continuously flick between files - there can only be one instance of project open (even if you have multiple projects open).

                In order to COMPARE projects (without a work around of opening the file in IE) which I do on a daily basis, we need the ability to open multiple instances of MS Project in separate windows.

                18 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve performance of reading timephased data through CSOM GetTimePhase function

                  If I want to read timephased assignment data (e.g. actual or scheduled work) for each day of an assignment via CSOM Statusing, it's necessary to do a CSOM call for each day the assignment takes.

                  Code example:
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                  //1. Creating Project Context, using credentials of a service account
                  //with Admin rights on PWA
                  ProjectContext context = new ProjectContext(...);

                  //2. Getting resource for reading assignments
                  EnterpriseResource resource = context.EnterpriseResources.Where(...).FirstOrDefault();

                  //3. Load Resource Assignments
                  context.Load(resources.Assignments);
                  context.ExecuteQuery();

                  //4. Get Time Phase for specific date
                  var timePhase = resource.Assignments.GetTimePhase(myDate, maDate);
                  context.Load(timePhase);
                  context.Load(timePhase.Assignments);
                  context.ExecuteQuery();
                  =====================================================

                  To get the timephased values for each day of the…

                  43 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Deep integration with Microsoft Planner

                    Imagine this: you create a task in MSProject that requires action from a task owner. You click the Link to Planner button and go through the linking process (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/brismith/2017/08/29/microsoft-planner-linking-plans-to-a-project-task/#comment-48795). But instead of just being a link to the Planner plan, you actually see the task as a card on the plan, with Task Name, Start Date, Finish Date, and Resources all being pulled from MSProject to Planner. And you can add more tasks from MSProject to Planner, each as its own card. You then add this plan to a tab on Teams, and people can go from the…

                    185 votes
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                      36 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi everyone!

                      We’re still looking at how to build a deeper integration with Planner, a few small steps at a time. We’ve started some initial work, but always looking to hear more feedback!

                      Per our previous comment, we aren’t focusing on a 1:1 planner task:project task scenario (similar to a “sync”), rather improving the 1 planner plan: 1 project task scenario.

                      Please continue leaving comments and feedback, it’s all very helpful to us.

                      ~Project

                    • Release API to read and write data of Project Impacts for Business Drivers in Project Online

                      We need read and write data for Business Drivers project impacts in Project Online.

                      As far as we know, that information was available in the IProject PSI service (WebSvcProject Project.ReadProjectImpacts and Project.QueueUpdateProjectImpacts), which is now unavailable in Project 2016 and Project Online.

                      In MSDN documentation, it still says CSOM doesn't have that resource and that Driver information should be found on WebSvcDriver.Driver's PSI methods. But we could not find what we needed in there. We could actually read the Business Drivers (from OData and PSI) but not the Project Impacts associated to them.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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…

                        23 votes
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                        • Increasing Resource limit from 10K to 100K or more.

                          We have over 20 thousand resources and with the limit we are not able to add them all. This is in only one division of the company.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • BUG in Resource Utilization chart

                            The Resource Utilization by Project view is not working properly in MS Project Online. The graph is only showing the Capacity line but not the but not the bars for the Projects' Assigned work.

                            5 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • REST query to return LastPublishedDate and LastSavedDate from draft database

                              I want to get the LastPublishedDate and LastSavedDate from a large number of projects from draft database. Currently I have to query each single project which is extremly slow. Please provide a way how to return a given set of properties of a project in one query from draft database.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable sync with Outlook

                                I need to be able to open my Outlook Calendar and see what is happening across my projects on any given day and who from my team is working and where.
                                I do not require the ability to edit a project in Outlook.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Office365 Admin portal to reflect "Project Online Essentials for Faculty" licenses require additional Project licensing to work.

                                  Office365 portal does not indicate "Project Online Essentials for Faculty" is dependent on additional MS Project licenses to work. To enable Project Online Essentials for Faculty, the user must purchase Project Essentials or Project Professional for this functionality to work.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Please release a MS Project for OS X

                                    MS Project is a de-facto standard at many organisations. We all use Office 365, and the interoperability between OSX based and Windows based users is excellent. Unfortunately MS Project for OSX is not available.

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                                    • Unified Resource Calendar

                                      In the online project, the calendar application is now available.
                                      The intention would be that through this calendar the visualization of my resources, in what project they are and what task is being performed

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Active User Report

                                        Please provide an Active User Report similar to the main O365 components (EXO, SPO, etc…) that displays the “Last Activity Date” for a user. This helps us track our user adoption. It also will allow us to track who is no longer using their license so we can redistribute them to different users.

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                                          0 comments  ·  BI and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow resources to be unlinked from the O365 Account

                                          When a change in the resource profile occurs (for example RBS or an external resource becomes internal) the historical data regarding time entry needs to be saved.

                                          In order to make this happen a resource should be deactivated with the old settings and a new resource needs to be created with the new settings.

                                          Unfortunately this requires an entire new O365 account as the resource cannot be unlinked from the existing O365 account. Make sure the link can be broken for inactive resources.

                                          2 votes
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