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  1. Allow for "Blocks of Tasks" templates while building project schedules

    There are several scenarios where a project manager would like to just insert of pre-defined blocks of tasks into the project schedule. Each "block" could represents a set of pre-defined tasks and can be inserted into the schedule by selecting from a menu. This is very useful in iterative scenarios where a project is managed for product development for various SKUs or a Rapid Application development schedule where each block is a set of tasks for each application. The use cases are numerous.

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    • Microsoft Project 64Bit

      I use Office 365 64bit, and i cannot install Project Pro, i use 64bit to open 1M row excel file so i wont go back to 32 bit.

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      • Project for Mac

        I am an IT manager and one of the largest complaints that I receive is from our Mac users that Project is not available on the Mac platform. I believe that it would very beneficial for Microsoft to publish MS Project for the Apple Mac platform.

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        • new windo

          Hi guys!

          Good morning! Hey, if I'm working on a non full-window project file (i.e.: my MS Project occupies all the screen but I resized that specific project it to be half or less than full window) and I create a new file (from File menu > New), shouldn't the new file be resized in a smaller size too? (than the full window that currently pops up).
          Could you change that (maybe in Settings or elsewhere) please?

          Thank you for hearing me out!
          -Guillermo

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          • "Mark on track" keyboard shortcut

            Would be great to have a quick keyboard shortcut to mark tasks on track.

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            • Integration of Project Desktop to PWA: Fix needed

              When you save a Project from Desktop, the value/s on the "Tasks" column on the desktop app doesn't propagate/display when you access the Project Site's Tasks after publishing. The tasks are only view-able from the main site's Tasks (e.g. https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/pwa/tasks.aspx).

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              • Improve Project Opening times by rolling-up EngagementTimephasedDataSet

                Our use case is for Programmes/Projects spanning multiple years, with resources assigned for the length of a Programme.

                Currently Project Desktop takes an age to open Project Plans, because of the sheer amount of data in the EngagementTimephasedDataSet.

                We'd like to see this be aggregated up to weekly/monthly/fiscal period like the other timephased developments to help speed up opening of plans.

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                • Add "Add an app" to my settings as shown in the User's Guide.

                  The issue only arose when a message that comments were unavailable appeared.

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                  • Add and remove rows with CTRL SHIFT + and CTRL SHIFT -

                    It would be great to be able to add and remove rows the same way it is done in Excel with the CTRL SHIFT shortcuts.
                    I have a keyboard without the INSERT key and I find it annoying!

                    Thanks
                    Jerome

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                    • New Features like Agile and Planner integration not available on Terminal Server

                      It is not possible to use the new features like Agile boards and Planner integration in a terminal services environment, even if the Project client is patched to the latest version using click-to-run via the Office Deployment tool. To provide Project quickly to a lot of users especially during ramp-up situations (Proof of concept, Office migration, etc...), it would be highly beneficial to add this capability.

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                      • Importing views

                        It would be great if we could import custom views from project online to Project Professional, so we can use Project PRO same as project online, so we can manage projects as we need.
                        It is a big problem if we need to create views and we already have them in project online.

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                        • FIX THE BUG WHICH CAUSES ERROR IF A question MARK OR AN AMPERSAND

                          FIX THE BUG WHICH CAUSES ERROR IF A question MARK OR AN AMPERSAND Dear Ches
                          As your technician Ches saw from my screen an error message was popping up which appears to be related to an invalid character. I usually do no use Sharepoint and save ALL my files locally. I suspect that even though I don’t use Sharepoint, Project is designed as if every user does use Sharepoint.
                          Can I switch that off ??

                          Can I suggest that this issue (illegal character) be put into the knowledge base also that the error message be changed so that the specific…

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                          • Project Baseline Timestamp is not included in XML header

                            If you save a project with a baseline as xml file, the baseline values are included within the xml, but not the creation date of the baseline. It would be very helpful, if the timestamp is also included in the xml header.

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                            • Allow Set Baseline for Selected Tasks to update top level information

                              When you update baseline for selected tasks, it does not update "Resources" at the Top Level of the project.

                              These are only updated if you re-baseline the "Entire Project" (wiping away all other task baselines you want to retain).

                              Solution Idea #1: Put a checkbox on the Update Baseline dialog box to also include "Update Resources".

                              We are trying to use MS Project to capture budget & expense information (labor, equipment, material, etc..). We want to capture these and use MS Project to tell us what the variance is.

                              These items are added as "resources" in MS Project. Labor Expense…

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                              • BUG: Baseline no Baseline

                                There is a bug of sorts. Where a baseline is set but is not displayed in the set baseline box. A pretty specific method to set the baseline but not have it appear in the set baseline box so I made a blog post about it rather than trying to put it all right here. Go to http://www.epmstrategy.com/baseline-no-baseline/ to see the full explanation.

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                                • Project fiscal calendars should match Project Server/Project Online fiscal calendars

                                  Our fiscal calendars don't start and end on the first and last day of calendar months. In Project Web App you can specify a 4/4/5 fiscal calendar. This makes reporting against fiscal time quite easy. Unfortunately this calendar doesn't sync with Project Desktop's calendar. In fact, there is no way to specify a 4/4/5 fiscal calendar in Project Desktop. This makes validating reports extremely time consuming for our Project Managers.

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                                  • Apply Task Path color coding to Relationship Diagram view to see what's driving the schedule

                                    When looking at the Relationship Diagram, it's not possible to determine which direct predecessor is driving the selected task, or which direct successor is being driven by the selected task. Would be nice to apply the Task Path color coding to the Relationship Diagram so you can quickly see the driving path for a selected task.

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                                    • Show proper message when opening Project when acting as delegate

                                      Show a proper descriptive message when opening Project when acting as delegate.

                                      Right now when someone starts Project while acting as a delegate, a message pops up saying "Project was unable to establish a connection with <pwa>", which is highly confusing to new users.

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • WIle publsihing pop up comes up asking to create project site

                                          Project EPT is set to do not create site in project online. Whenever a project schedule is opened up for editing in Project Pro, while publishing the changes, A pop up comes up asking to create project site when it shouldn't. It comes up every time a project is published.

                                          Attached screenshot. Could you please assist.

                                          If we select create project site is publishes the project but no site is created as expected but next time it comes up again and do not create project site option on the pop up is always disabled.

                                          Has anything changed recently as this…

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