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  1. 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.

    16 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      4 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Resource 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.

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  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.

          12 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…

            48 votes
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              3 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  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

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  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()"

                25 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  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.

                  6 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  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 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

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  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.

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  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

                          6 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…

                            14 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add additional permission options to the "project permissions" feature

                              The "project permissions" feature is a good base to automate a custom permission model based on custom fields using the API. But it is missing some permission options to be on par with the permission model set via standard category permissions.
                              In detail, these are:
                              -Build team
                              -Set baseline
                              -Manage project permissions

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  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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                                  0 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Mobile apps: add task commenting, photo/video sharing, risk tracking

                                  The iOS Time Reporter mobile app for Project Online is currently quite dry and does not add very much to the individual user's experience.

                                  By adding to the functionality, it has the potential to become a compelling useful-to-the-engineer app, e.g.:

                                  - Ability to comment on a task thread so that the team all stay on the same page about progress and immediate issues / needs relating to a task (per the UI previewed in the Oct 2015 roadmap)

                                  - Ability to add photos or video to a particular task to make progress and status updates rich and valuable - the…

                                  5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement versioning in Project Online

                                    Similar to the functionality available in Project Server on premise, please implement automatic and nightly backups and the ability to restore from backup project schedules in Project Online.

                                    This way, if a user's schedule becomes corrupted or inadvertently publishes erroneous data, an administrator will be able to restore a previous copy of the schedule to the Project Online tenant without causing Timesheet and data anomalies.

                                    81 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Resource availability and rates attributes per project

                                      It would be very useful if there would be a possibility to enter fields per the combination of resource and project, instead of only on resource level.
                                      When entered for a resource in a project, these fields should overrule the fields on resource level.
                                      The most needed ones are: Max Units + all Availabilities, all Rates + all Cost rate tables (A - E).

                                      Please enable this enhancement which would solve a lot of issues in organisations with variable availability and rates of resources per project.

                                      11 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • A Resource Manager should be able to create a Resource Engagement in PWA as Proposed

                                        Currently, someone such as a Resource Manager using the PWA Resource Center interface to establish and book resources via the resource engagement feature can do so but unfortunately it limits them setting up as committed only ('Proposed' resource engagement is not possible via PWA). A resource manager may wish to soft book the resource in question and unfortunately only way to do so is via Project Professional. As you know, using Project Professional adds to the complexity of accomplishing this operation.

                                        9 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Timephased Resource Information

                                          While effort and base capacity is timephased, the associated resource information such as Team Name, Resource Department, RBS, and Timesheet Manager are not. This means that as staff move about the organization, our reports will only ever show their effort as associated with their current state of employment. This gap causes concern and inaccurate historical reports.

                                          Question from Leadership: "How many QA hours did that last ERP Program (of multiple projects) need?" or "How has the balance of operational effort, support effort, and project effort changed over the last three years?"

                                          Answer today: We're not sure. Two of them are…

                                          15 votes
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