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  1. Please bring back the Office 365 PPM Dashboard

    Microsoft removed the Office 365 PPM Dashboard recently almost without warning, instead pushing customers to the new PowerBI Project Online Content pack. Great as the content pack is, there are many customers who still rely on the Office 365 PPM Dashboard for reporting and whilst PowerBI may be planned the transition process (esp in large companies) may take several months. There are also licensing issues because the access and editing of reports in PowerBI requires a higher level of licensing that might currently be the case for some users. This change of licensing (to Premium) is a blocker for many…

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    • Summarize the total number of displayed Projects in Project Center

      In Project Server (All Versions), Although the Project Center is characterized by a great toolbar with many helpful functions like Filter, Group…etc, you still can not count the total number of the displayed projects!

      By the way, I have developed a 'Project Center Totalize' Google Extension that calculates the Projects status and the total number of displayed projects in the Project Center.

      For more details about 'Project Center Totalize' Features, Please check https://blog.devoworx.net/project-center-totalize/

      However, I think it would be a good idea if we have a summarization feature as footer in Project Center to summarize the built-in project fields like…

      8 votes
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      • task is project summary tasks baseline timephased odata

        timephased data can be a pretty big chunk of data to download.
        in the task Timephased, you introduced the TaskIsProjectSummary field which is brilliant as it is what I was looking for but unfortunately, it is not part of the tasks baselines timephased dataset.

        so please, add the TaskIsProjectSummary to the Odata feed on the Task Baseline Timephased Dataset

        Thanks

        2 votes
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        • Include Status Manager in OData Feed

          Include the Status Manager in the tasks table in the Microsoft reporting database. Currently the only way is to go into each project to see the status manager. This would help in governance and support..

          22 votes
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          • Milestone data in ODATA feed

            It's a huge pain to create reports from ODATA from the task table for key milestones. Traditionally, Project Admins create a key milestone lookup so they can tag some milestones, such as Release Date or Deploy Date. This allowed us to filter by that custom field tag and report data on that key milestones. Much work is required to extract and report on this data from there.

            The solution I recommend is for Microsoft to add a Key Milestone task field that has a lookup table associated with it, which allows us to add key milestones that we want more…

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            • Please add a Fiscal Year option when selecting a drop down date format.

              When running reports and selecting views it would be helpful ( e,g, in timelines) to show a fiscal year view when you have projects that cross fiscal years.

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              • Supply the Status Manager in the TimesheetLines table on creation/submission of the timesheet.

                Supply the Status Manager in the TimesheetLines table on creation/submission of the timesheet. Currently the status manager only appears after approval of the status update. This would help in governance and support.

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                • Improve rollup of timephased reporting data in Project Online (ResourceTimephasedDataSet and EngagementsTimephasedDataSet)

                  Implementing rollup of timephased reporting data in Project Online is wunderful, as described in
                  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Configure-rollup-of-timephased-reporting-data-in-Project-Online-da8487fe-899e-4510-a264-e2ebc948928c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                  To get full advantage, it would be nice to have this option also for ResourceTimephasedDataSet and EngagementsTimephasedDataSet

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                  • Add the date the baseline was set to Odata

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

                    12 votes
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                    • The Microsoft Reporting database should capture deletes as logical deletes vs physical deletes.

                      The Microsoft Reporting database should capture deletes as logical deletes vs physical deletes.

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                      • 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…

                        4 votes
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                        • Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard for Project Status

                          To aid with Project status reporting, would like the Project manager to quickly show a status report to their sponsor through the 'Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard' app. Now in a Project Online site for a project, there is the ability to add the app 'Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard'. Would desire a few enhancements to really make this help a Project manager
                          1. The Project Dashboard for the project site you started from, should automatically be shown; now you the main dashboard comes up and you have to find a project and select it
                          2. Allow a simple list…

                          3 votes
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                          • Enable conditional formatting in Reports

                            It is possible to assign graphical indicators in the Gantt chart view, however those do not carry over to reports, such as the Milestone report. Only text will be displayed in the report, where a visual representation of the data would be extremely useful. Please enable conditional formatting to enhance reporting capability, and reduce the need for third party reporting tools.

                            9 votes
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                            • Single security setup for Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard

                              When using Project Based Security, its counter intuitive to expect to need to use the SharePoint Groups of "Administrator for Project Web App" "Portfolio Managers" & "Portfolio Viewers" to gain access to the "Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard" App. It took a number of hours and a support ticket in order to resolve this issue since we use Project based security.

                              9 votes
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                              • Add Project Strategic Impact values to Odata feed

                                Currently Project Online allows for a project to be assessed against the Strategic Drivers. These rankings however, are not able to be accessed in any Odata feed. My request is that these fields are provided so they can be included in reporting and Power BI visuals.

                                48 votes
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                                • Azure Data Factory Template for Project Data Mart

                                  With the new Azure Data Factory the need to use SSIS (which requires a VM or on-prem server) or a third-party tool for loading data into a data mart becomes unneccessary by using capabilities already available in the cloud. It would be great if a template could be provided that takes care of the initial load and the delta updates. It should just replicate all feeds as tables in an Azure SQL DB.

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                                  • OData Service for Lookup Tables

                                    When a customer implementation requires replicating of PWA data to a SQL Server database it's fairly easy to get the project data by using Integration Services and the e.g. the projects OData feed. This feed contains custom fields and the lookup table values selected on a project, but it's not possible to get further details on the selected lookup table item.

                                    It should be possible to read lookup tables and lookup table items (incl. level, value and description) in an OData service. Further it should also be possible to map a selected lookup table value on a project (or other…

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Including risks and issues on reports

                                      Including risks and issues on reports

                                      10 votes
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                                      • relax license requirements for PWA reports via the OData feed

                                        Cross posted from OData API. Please vote for both and let Microsoft merge the two ideas where they see fit.

                                        It is unfortunate and wrong to limit the use of this feed to the max license type. Only users who can MODIFY the Project Server database should need a full project online license.

                                        For reporting in read only mode, one should only need a lite license, or add a new inexpensive reporting only license.

                                        Doing this would make it easier for companies to support a transition from other products to Project Online. The nearly-free access to data is also one…

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Provide security trimming for the OData reporting endpoint

                                          Analogous to the CSOM/REST API endpoints also the OData reporting endpoints should be security trimmed, providing only the data that is available to the user in Project Center and Resource Center

                                          26 votes
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