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  1. New Task Type Required for 'Fixed Work and Duration'

    There is a need for a ‘Fixed Work and Duration’ Task Type setting. This is required on construction projects to allow simple adjustments to both budget and forecast labour hours and duration without having to change Task Type settings.

    Schedules on construction projects typically use budgeted labour hours estimated in another tool that need to be imported into Project to forecast labour requirements. In order to populate these Work hours against activities, you need to change all your tasks to Fixed Duration and then insert Work hours otherwise it will change the Duration. Once this is done you need to…

    9 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Send notifications ONLY for tasks that have changed

      I'm using notifications to alert my team that they've been assigned a task. I have 400 tasks and a team of 30 people. Every time I publish, all 30 people get a notification about all of their assigned tasks, which is overwhelming them and now the notifications are useless. I'd prefer to have notifications sent only for tasks that have changed during the current session.

      6 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Build Team in Project Online / PWA - Add search field for resources

        The Build Team page in Project Online / PWA needs a search field.

        It is needed to help organisations with large resource pools to find resources (at least by name as a minimum) that they wish to add to project teams.

        10 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve oData request

          Make available Timephased data on a Monthly basys additionally to the time by DAY.
          Request oData feed on a daily basys is not usable on "big" projects of some years. Be able to request on a monthly basis will decrease the amount of data to request and store.

          17 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Navigation of gantt chart should not change the way it is printed

            Each time the Gantt chart of MS Project is zoomed in/out or navigated, the printed chart is modified, and the user needs to enter again all the data of the timescale, to be able to correctly print the Gantt char.

            It makes nonsense, and is a huge problem. It should work like MS Word and Excel does. Navigation of the document should not change the way it is printed.

            This poor programming belongs to beta level software, not a decades old commercial software.

            2 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Common documents for members of different projects

              Add the ability to download documents that are available to all groups, regardless of projects.
              For example, corporate rules, standards should be available to members of different groups. This is necessary so that in case of changing these documents, members of different groups always have access to the changed documents automatically.

              2 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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

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

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Access to multiple PWA instances with Project tile

                    Scenario for a multinational company with several business entities with only 1 Office 365 tenant.

                    • As for now, to access any new PWA instance (different from the default PWA instance) through the Office 365 interface,
                    1) Tenant administrator has to create a new Custom Tile in the Company Profile in the O365 Admin Center (as described in article "Add custom tiles to the My apps page and app launcher" https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-custom-tiles-to-the-My-apps-page-and-app-launcher-1136115a-75af-4497-b693-640c4ce70bc6?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US and "Customising the App Launcher– Part Two–Custom Tiles" https://epmsource.com/2015/08/02/customising-the-app-launcher-part-twocustom-tiles/)
                    2) End-user has to **manually** add the new tile to its App Launcher

                    • The default Project tile (pointing…

                    52 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a Baseline Comment Field

                      New project baselines are typically required due to scope, priority, or resource changes. We could track these changes more easily if each baseline included a comment field.

                      7 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a user-friendly Mobile application ..

                        Add a user-friendly Mobile application to report the tasks status, including Costs they spent, duration, actual start and actual finish, timesheet ..etc

                        4 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • engagements

                          CSOM API for Engagements in Project Server 2016 on premise is missing.
                          Please add CSOM API or allow another way to update engagements programmatically.

                          The Engagements CSOM API works well for Project Online but fails when attempteing the exact same code on 16 On Premise (minus the authentication off course).
                          The error seems to be coming from the server:
                          “Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerException: Field or property “Engagements” does not exist.
                          at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponseStream(Stream responseStream)
                          at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponse()"

                          26 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Deliverables DEpendencies odata

                            Hi, it would be good to improve the deliverable/dependency data in order to create a map report.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Format enterprise custom date fields to include only date or date/time

                              Allow admins to choose date or date/time format for new enterprise custom fields. Right now, all date fields are date/time, which is not intuitive for users.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the date the baseline was set to Odata

                                Include the date each baseline was set in the various baseline-related tables

                                7 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Project Online with oData cloud hosted - Delta changes

                                  It would be really helpful to have the project online database have the extra fields as posted by Microsoft this this post for hosted users: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn794163.aspx

                                  We pull reports from a local server for reports. We are currently having to pull 8 GB of data a night because we want the changes from the data before. Some of the tables are growing quickly causing the process to get a little longer over time. Because it takes so long any network connection issues cause us to start that table over again.

                                  This would help any customer that wants to have a…

                                  2 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make 'Start' and 'finish' dates Read only

                                    PMs often change 'Start' and 'Finish' dates for tasks accidently which, in turn, applies scheduling constraints to tasks. This often introduces confusion and complexity into a schedule.

                                    Instead I suggest that 'Start' and 'Finish' columns for 'Auto scheduled' tasks be made read only. (if you want to adjust dates, use manually scheduled tasks).

                                    If a PM wants to impose fixed date (my means of a Scheduling Constraint) they could double click on the task and from the advanced tab of the Task Information apply a scheduling constraint from there.

                                    I understand that this is a significant paradigm shift for Project…

                                    16 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 'Can Level' resource field when set to 'No' should disable overallocated resouces from displaying in the bold red font

                                      'Can Level' resource field when set to 'No' should disable overallocated resouces from displaying in the bold red font

                                      At present when resources are overallocated they are displayed in a red font, and the task Indicator column displays a red body icon where the resource assigned are overallocated.

                                      What I would like to see is that if the resource field 'Can Level' is set to 'No', the overallocated resource should not be displayed in red font and not cause the red body icon to be displayed in the task Indicator column.

                                      One particular justification for this is that when using…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 'Available to work' should be based on REMAINING WORK, not total WORK

                                        Please design the 'Available to work' feature in the Assign Resource window (i.e., Shortcut key: Alt-F10) and 'Build Team' features in the MS Project client so that it works with 'REMAINING WORK', and not 'WORK' because when e.g., we are looking to replace or add resources on tasks that are active and contain actuals, then the 'Available to work feature' does not work as it should.

                                        See attached file. The remaining work on task T1 is 40 hours, yet available to work suggests that all my resources are available that week when in fact they would become overallocated if I…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Deleting Enterprise Objects, ECFs and Lookup Tables

                                          Currently when deleting projects, resources, ECFs or lookup tables in PWA you have to select the object then scroll to the top of the page to select OK or Delete. The vague message appears asking if I'm sure I want to delete. I would like the message to display the name of the object you are deleting within messaging.

                                          For example, "Are you sure you want to delete John Smith". Or "Are you sure you want to delete ENT Business Area". This message would display for any items being deleted with the name of the project, resource, EFC, lookup table,…

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