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  1. 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.

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      8 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Having history for the project plan and custom fields

      Be able to rollback to old version. or compare new schedule plan with old one.
      Also view plan actions log, like who saved or published new version.
      Same idea also for custom fields

      70 votes
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      • Clone Project Online PWA instances

        Provide the ability in Project Online via the SharePoint Admin Center to clone one PWA instance into a new blank PWA instance so that you can have replica PROD / DEV / TEST PWA instances. This would be good out of the box via the SharePoint Admin Center UI without needing any tools.

        64 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fill Categories by using Enterprise Fields

          Usecase:
          A Projectplan should be moved into a special Category once it is assigned to a defined Enterprise Field.

          Example:
          There is an existing Enterprise Field "Program". Values for this Enterprise Field are defined in a Lookup table "Programs", valueas are "Program A, Program B, Program C, etc.".

          If now a Project gets assigned to the "Program A" in the Enterprise Field "Progam" it should also be moved into a custom Categorie "Program A".

          Reasons for this feature:
          Can be used for extended User rights e.g. Users can view Projects from "Program A".

          31 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support migration of PWA instances in Project Online

            Allow migration of data and configuration from on-premises (Project Server) to cloud (Project Online).

            Allow migration of data and configuration from one PWA instance to another within Project Online

            30 votes
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            • Add configuration options for publishing projects

              It would be appropriate that a configuration parameter allows or not to automatically publish a project after a status manager accept task updates on his approvals page. This would avoid to project manager to open and publish all project plans it has updated and ensure users of reporting that the published data are current.

              Another alternative to satisfy this need would be to add a function in Database Administration section allows us to select one, several or all projects and force publishing (as for the function «Force Check-in Enterprise Object»)

              15 votes
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              • Allow to remove the user account from a resource or create a new resource for the same user account

                Use case: User changes department but the old actuals also Need to remain mapped to the old department

                14 votes
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                • enable a means to auto-publish projects on a daily/weekly basis

                  enable a means to auto-publish projects on a daily/weekly basis, the accuracy of reporting is dependent on how recently projects are published. If we could set them to auto-publish on a daily/weekly basis that would be great. It could default to skip over any that were checked out. This could be a universal setting or a project set up (in the default template) or both.

                  13 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 13 votes
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                    • Support deployment of Project Server Add-ins to Project Sites automatically (App-stapling)

                      Currently it is not possible to deploy a Project Server SharePoint add-in to the Project Site template in any centralised manner. The SharePoint method utilising "App Stapling" via the App Catalog is not possible for PWA based add-ins as it is not possible to install the add-in in the App Catalog site itself (it's not PWA).

                      The current available workarounds using PowerShell or CSOM are not either not simple, practical or in some cases possible, for example; no PowerShell option is possible for Project Online, and CSOM options are limited for store purchased apps (ironically!).

                      A suggested option would be…

                      11 votes
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                      • Automate RBS structure from AD or other systems

                        RBS maintenance has to be done manually today, however, we have other systems that contain the Organizational hierarchy like SharePoint, AD, Oracle Applications, etc. This leads to data redundancy and inconsistency. Would be great to have an ability to synchronize and be a consumer of other services to gather this information.

                        6 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • User Office 365 Groups with Project Sites

                          Make it possible to point Office 365 Groups to an existing project site so we can use the power of Groups for project e-mail communication while keeping the documents on the project site i.e. not creating a another document library that could split document location.

                          5 votes
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                          • Add a Wait action until workflow has been Executed

                            Add a workflow action so a PDP cannot be updated until the workflow action has been performed. e.g. Updating a PDP stage page whilst a a workflow is executing causes an error within the workflows Go to functionality and renders the record in limbo, I cannot be re-submitted and it remains in its original stage.

                            4 votes
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                            • Allow us to hide Billable Rate from project managers/resource managers

                              There doesn't appear to be a way to suppress visibility of Standard Billable Rate, from managers or PMs who have access to this column in Resource Pool or via Project Pro. We'd like to be able to use the basic field for rates, but lock this down based on membership in security groups.

                              4 votes
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                              • Allow administrator to select and take backup of multiple projects stored in project center in a single operation

                                This will make the backup process fast and easy especially when we have large no. of projects each shared with multiple users.
                                At the same time you have a peace of mind that there is a previous version available to restore if something goes wrong while working.

                                4 votes
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                                • Provide user id(s) when resource synchronization fails

                                  When a synchronization job fails, the only way to identify the problem account is to dig into the ULS logs. And when it's Project Online this requires a phone call to support where the technician doesn't always have easy access. It would be very helpful if the user id were shown in the Queue Job Error Details dialogue on the Manage Queue Jobs page (layouts/15/pwa/Admin/queue.aspx).

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Solve the Laman Projek EPT project site situation

                                    As described here:
                                    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3d7e0ca2-e65b-461b-b637-000725862644/create-a-new-ept-project-site-template-reverts-to-laman-projek?forum=projectonline

                                    If the Project Online environment has a different language setting, every EPT automatically shows the Project Site template is based on "Laman Projek". Even though the site get's created correctly this is something that's been bothering me in every implementation of PWA at clients.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Allow Default Inherit Permissions

                                      We use zero unique permissions on our projects. However, each time someone makes a new project they have to go to the project site and change permissions from unique to inherit.

                                      Suggest creating an admin option to default all new projects in Project Server Permissions Mode to inherit permissions.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Error codes with a more clear description without direct need of the ULS log

                                        When a synchronization job fails, the only way to identify the problem account is to dig into the ULS logs. And when it's Project Online this requires a phone call to support where the technician doesn't have easy access and need for someone of the escalation team is the minimum.

                                        It would be very helpful to have a direct more clear description of the error in the error details.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Ability to have Multiple Custom Filters in PWA

                                          There is only the ability to have one Filter saved within the Filter options in PWA. Provide the ability to create and save a limited number (possibly five) of user defined custom filters in PWA.

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