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  1. Tracking Method and the Mark Complete Button on the Tasks Page

    Consider a customer who has configured Single Entry Mode and enabled Protected Actuals (Task Settings and Display > Only allow task updates via Tasks and Timesheets). This customer is using a forced Tracking Method of Hours of Work Done per Period.

    Team Members at this customer have been trained to not use the Mark Complete button on the Tasks page. Despite their previous training, this customer's Team Members expect this button to simply zero out the Remaining Work for a task, thereby marking it complete in the current period.

    Instead, this button sets % Work Complete for the assignment to…

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      5 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Need notes to be in task sheet/ Timesheet

      Hi all,

      I feel that comments are only helpful to communicate to the approver. Would be great if MS can implement Notes section in the Task sheet/Time sheet. Notes entered by resources can directly sync with the notes in main project schedule. If a new note is entered everytime, there should be an option to append to older notes or show only latest notes (just a thought!)

      The reason why I ask this is that notes could be used for Management or Team review meetings and we can possibly see trail of notes. Just an idea which would be of…

      10 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Timesheet Comments

        I would like to have a chance to input comments (and/or notes) on the timesheet per day and not by task.

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          1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow the timescale to be modified for Timeline as it can be for GANTT Chart

          Add the ability to select which 'Unit' to be utilized for the timescale in the Timeline, similar to what's currently available for the GANTT Chart.

          The GANTT Chart currently has the following selections: Years, Half Years, Quarters, Months, Thirds of Months, Weeks, Days, Hours and Minutes.

          I would expect the setting to be applied to the entire Timeline view, regardless of the number of Timeline bars that may be included. (one setting that would apply to all timeline bars).

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a button in the ribbon or on the grid which allows a user to quickly recreate the timesheet

            Add a button in the ribbon or on the grid which automates recalling, deleting, and recreating a timesheet.

            5 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • classifying work as non billable

              On the timesheet you can classify time as Actual, non billable, overtime etc. but there is no way to classify this in the plan and therefore in the task list for the resource. The resource can only see how much time they have and then have to find out whether their work is non-billable or overtime. If this can be classified at the task level it would be clear to the resource how to book their time on the timesheet and it could even pre-populate on the correct row on the timesheet.

              This would make it much simpler for the…

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Timesheet Submitted message is misleading when tasks require approval

                When a user submits their timesheet, the Timesheet page will display the message "Your timesheet has been sent to <Timesheet Manager> for approval".

                If the timesheet contains any tasks that are pending for Status Manager's approval, the same message is displayed even though the Timesheet Manager does not see this timesheet in their Approvals page.

                This message is misleading and users are following up with their Timesheet Manager, who has no timesheet to approve, and this causes confusion for both parties.

                There should be a new message to display for this scenario that tells the user that the timesheet has…

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Timesheet reminders with escalations

                  Reminders should be sent to task resources to submit their timesheets. These reminders if not acted upon should be escalated as a notification to the Timesheet manager.

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                    1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Alerts & Reminders to work in Project Online without an Exchange license

                    We have Project Online licenses. We don't have Office 365 licenses.

                    Project Online offers to send reminders and alerts for tasks. However, without an Office 365 license, it won't send those emails. None of my resources have an email addresses in Project Online, unless we add an Exchange license to that user.

                    We have our own email infrastructure. We just want Project to send us an email to alert or remind us of a task. We don't need Exchange for that. We're paying for Project to *send* an email, that shouldn't require a license to *receive* mail through Exchange.

                    4 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  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

                      4 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Way to turn a Risk into a Issue with one button

                        You logged your Risk, now its an issue, with one click it creates an issue...you fill out the rest of the details and it links back to issue, date and history with it. This proves a PM did his due dilegance early on in identifying risks as well. Every time I train customers someone always asks if they can do it, I have to say sorry no easy button.

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                          1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Edit Enterprise Calendars from the web

                          Currently, edition from Project Client only

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • The period displayed when the screen first appears should be based on current date. For example, this is Dec. 16, yet a period for August s

                            The time period shown on the screen should be based on current date. For example, this is Dec. 16, yet a period for August shows on the screen. I have submitted a timesheet for August several times, only to have to back it out. Instead, I have to search for current period each time for data entry. Also, I send my timesheet to same person every week, yet I have to search for the name because the default name is first on the list. Again, I have had to back out.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Display Remaining Work in Time Phased Grid Format

                              Currently, there is no option to show the ‘remaining work’ field in a time phased view. The user needs to do a manual calculation of the difference between Work and Actual work for each time period in order to discern how much remaining work there may be in a set time period. Not having the remaining work displayed in a time phased view, prevents the user from easily discerning the work expected during a given time period to assess if there are any potential issues.
                              In any view that displays work data in a time phased grid format, such as…

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Timesheet rejection emails/Assignment rejection emails should include more detail

                                Currently, there are no out-of-the-box emails sent for timesheet rejections. For the existing OOTB rejection emails, include a link to the timesheet in question (for single entry mode) or the My Tasks page. Also include detailed instructions on how to remediate the rejection.

                                4 votes
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                                  • Improve Performance of SharePoint Tasks List Sync

                                    The job SharePoint Tasks List Project is very slow and delays my publish process so that I have to waste a lot productive working time, please improve the performance

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                                    • Accepted status updates to master projects and sub-projects not populating project.

                                      Within the last two weeks, accepting status updates from Approvals is no longer updating the actual work in the project for master projects and their sub-projects. This seems odd, but I was advised by the Microsoft Support Specialist who confirmed this behavior [RE: 116051392421622], to post my concern on this forum as the Product Team would see this. This is Manisha's response to me:
                                      Solution:

                                      -Informed you after discussion with product team this is by design.
                                      -This issue is already been highlighted to product team, this is in discussion with them, they might release a KB article for this.
                                      -So…

                                      3 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • It would be really great if you were able to rename the rows on the timesheets and control the display of them independently. This allows yo

                                        It would be really great if you were able to rename the rows on the timesheets and control the display of them independently. This allows you to make the system much more meaningful for customers as you can tailor it for how they classify their data.

                                        It would be simpler for users as the names will match what they are expecting to use to categorise their time. Currently its very restrictive and you end up having to use standard rows for other purposes e.g. Actual = Billable, Overtime Non Billable = At Risk so that you can correctly classify time…

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                                        • Provide Additional Options for Timesheet Policy Settings

                                          Provide Additional Options for Timesheet Policy Settings. De-selecting “Allow Future Time Reporting” for Timesheet Policies does not allow timesheet entry past current day/date. De-selection of this setting should not allow for timesheet entry past the current timesheet period.

                                          Resources are measured on their ability to complete and turn in their final timesheet on a weekly basis. Because of past issues seen in data quality, there is a need to limit the ability of resources in entering their time past the current week/timesheet period for project work. This causes issues for resources that are taking vacation time which runs longer than…

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