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  1. Provide support for backup and restore of a single project

    Back in the day, in Project Server, there used to be a feature that allowed Project Managers to backup their Projects at a stable state, make as many changes as they want, and in case things go south, restore the project from its previously backed up state.

    Can we please have that functionality for Project Online? This is Microsoft cloud after all. How difficult can a backup be?

    128 votes
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      8 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show Hijri Date in Project Center / PDP

      In the Middle East, we can't show the Hijri Date in Project Center (Project Server 2010/2013/2016 with Arabic Language Pack) for the following:

      1. Start Date, End Date, End Date and custom field with date type in PDP.
      2. Timeline Date.
      3. Gantt chart.
      4. Views

      If we changed the calendar regional setting in site setting, and go back to Project Center We got the below error:

      "Sorry, something went wrong
      This feature requires either a Gregorian calendar or a calendar that uses a Gregorian recurrence pattern.

      Make sure your calendar is correctly set in:
      https://mqassas.sa/_layouts/15/regionalsetng.aspx?Type=User

      Also, check with your…

      102 votes
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        16 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Administrators to modify the Status Manager without requiring manual intervention from the resource who created the task.

        Currently, a status manager must log in to Project Server in order to update the status manager for a task. It would be easier if there was a category or global permission assigned to the Administrators group that would permit someone else to change the value.

        93 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Lock down specific levels/tasks of a project plan template

          Ensuring that key reporting tasks or milestones of a plan tempate is protected. This would allow for much stronger reporting and would remove the need of programmatically control specific key tasks.

          25 votes
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            0 comments  ·  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.

            25 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Project Status And Archiving

              Project status Active, Complete, Cancelled

              When a project is active it show up on project center. When its complete or cancelled, an archive option now let us archive the project in a specific place witch project manager can access for consulting and lessons learned. Its not on project center anymore, and the same happens eith the project site and other data like issues and risks that belongs to the archive project.

              When a project is cancelled and it's not 100% yet (example: you cancel a project around 40% complete). You can archive the project with a cancelled report saying what…

              23 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Project and Task 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.

                22 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow the management of cost resources in the PWA and their assignment in templates for new projects

                  Currently cost resources can only be properly used via the Project Professional client. They cannot be assigned in a template for a new project as this crashes the project creation. When using those resources in the PWA you can assign them, but you cannot update, cost, actual cost and remaining cost values as the fields are only editable in Task views and update only the task field but not the assignment fields (different to editing work resources, where updates on task level reflect also to the assignments). Therefore cost resources are currently useless when editing projects only via the PWA

                  21 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fill Down Scrolling Auto Stops at Last Task

                    Project zooms past the last schedule task when trying to select multiple rows using features such as fill down. In many cases, the PMs will fill down well past the last task, which in turn creates new tasks that then must be deleted. The logic has been built into Excel to stop the rapid scrolling at the last spreadsheet row and it would be nice if Project had the same feature.

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Project Online an VSTS integration for Agile

                      Long awaited integration between Project Online and VSTS. Would be good to have a story around agile frameworks like SAFe.

                      15 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Prevent deletion of tasks with baselines

                        Users often forget to clear the baseline before deleting a task. Show an alert message if a user tries to delete a baselined task.

                        15 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  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.

                          14 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it possible to Pin the 'Project' and 'Resouce' ribbon within PWA

                            Make it so that a user can Pin the 'Project' and 'Resource' ribbons that have a habit of auto hiding

                            12 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Prevent Direct Manipulation of Baseline Fields in Views

                              Presently, all fields within all baselines can be directly and manually manipulated within any schedule view. This exposes critical benchmark data to inadvertent updates and corruption, which could result in the data being unusable. PMO procedures require baselines be taken at certain key points within the project life cycle. Once a baseline is captured the PM can directly manipulate any baseline field value on both task and summary task levels simply by displaying the field in a view and typing over it. When this occurs, the baseline data has been corrupted. Summary totals stored in summary rows may now be…

                              10 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • "task notes"

                                Show Task Notes in Indicator Column in Project View in PWA

                                9 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Project process workflows

                                  Currently there are no workflow processes OOTB for project processes like change requests, design reviews, variation orders, etc. These need to be customized into the project site. We need to have some project management best practice processes integrated into the solution.

                                  9 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Project Owner Change Prompts need for Status Manager Update

                                    Add a prompt in PWA or in MS Project after the owner of the project has changed that asks if the status manager should be changed as well. If the PM selects YES, then automatically update the status manager field for all existing tasks within the schedule with the new primary owner. If the PM selects NO, then leave the status manager to the same value it was prior to the project owner change.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      7 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Check-in Option for Project Online ribbon

                                        Project Online has options to Save, Close and Publish on the ribbon. Check-in is triggered by Close but that then takes the User back to PWA Home. If user has project checked out and then decides to open the Plan locally the user has to close, check-in then navigate back to reopen the plan. It would be easier if Check-in was available as an option on the ribbon

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide a means to enter and track project change similar to issues and risks

                                          When a project has a change, for example, a scope change, schedule change or a change in approach, the project manager needs a place to document that change and typically seek approval from the project stakeholders. I would like to see a place to enter and manage changes similar to how project online offers a means to track issues and risks. Like risks and issues, the change would have a summary/title, a description of the change, a status (proposed, approved), a date stamp and preferably a way to seek approval for the change from one or more stakeholders. Being able…

                                          6 votes
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