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  1. Close button in Project Online behaves inconsistent

    Currently the Close project button in the ribbon of Project Online will close the project and navigate the user to the previous page outside of the Project Detail Pages.

    The majority of the time this will navigate the user back to the Project Center.

    However if the user opens a project from project center, then visits the project site, and then navigates back to the project, the user expects the close button will return them to the Project Center, instead it navigates them back to the project site. This results in a poor and inconsistent user experience.

    The close button…

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      0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Drop the ribbon altogether and discontinue use of Save/Publish/Close/Check-in.

      Drop the ribbon altogether and remove the need for Save/Publish/Close/Check-in. If I click in a field on a pdp and change something, it should save in real time.

      Atomic changes should allow for easy change review and undo feature. Saving and closing a pdp would no longer take 10 seconds. Changes made to the gantt would be internally categorized and committed instantly and would intelligently drive the use of the recalculation engine so projects don't always take 20 seconds to save/publish/check-in.

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      • Ability to Freeze Panes in MSP when editing cells in a table in MSP.

        Ability to Freeze Panes in MSP when editing cells in a table in MSP.
        Like you can in Excel.

        11 votes
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        • 4 votes
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            2 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add as a new version to existing files

            The option to "Add as a new version to existing files" only appears when using the Documents webpart on project sites, not when in the Documents library itself (unless in classic mode). Please add this in both locations - and as a default behavior for windows explorer/drag drop when the library is synced using OneDrive for Business.

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            • Improve Usability of PDP pages

              I firmly believe with handling so many clients one thing that almost every client complains about is around the usability of PDP pages, in the current mobile world where most of us spend more time on our cell phones or tablets than computer the project online is rather or completely unusable, more than mobile even on the computer screen depending upon the resolution of the screen you can find 2 or even 3 scroll bars or more at times on the screen, no control on how to display the relevant content efficiently and effectively on a page, this poses adoption…

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              • Format enterprise custom date fields to include only date or date/time

                Allow admins to choose date or date/time format for new enterprise custom fields. Right now, all date fields are date/time, which is not intuitive for users.

                9 votes
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                • You need to really put yourselves in the position of a small business owner

                  The list of choices shows the oversight of the biggest issue of all in adoption of this application. You need to literally have 10 small business people who have a need for this that have never used project or project management before who see this offered on purchased services and say, hmm, looks interesting, I think I will try it. At that point, the brain cleaning begins. You absolutely go out of your way to not provide any tangible end to end hypothetical scenario. This is what you need an end to end scenario that shows every step you need…

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                  • Summary task formatting based on hierarchy level

                    Now it's possible to set summary task formatting through text styles but it depends only on whether task is summary or not. And it would be great if there was an option to set formatting style based on hierarchy level. For example for the 1-st level summary task should have blue background with white text, for the 2-nd — light blue background and grey text. These settings can be saved for a View and don't depend on an opened project.

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                      0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Access to multiple PWA instances with Project tile

                      Scenario for a multinational company with several business entities with only 1 Office 365 tenant.

                      • As for now, to access any new PWA instance (different from the default PWA instance) through the Office 365 interface,
                      1) Tenant administrator has to create a new Custom Tile in the Company Profile in the O365 Admin Center (as described in article "Add custom tiles to the My apps page and app launcher" https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-custom-tiles-to-the-My-apps-page-and-app-launcher-1136115a-75af-4497-b693-640c4ce70bc6?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US and "Customising the App Launcher– Part Two–Custom Tiles" https://epmsource.com/2015/08/02/customising-the-app-launcher-part-twocustom-tiles/)
                      2) End-user has to **manually** add the new tile to its App Launcher

                      • The default Project tile (pointing…

                      60 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When I Email/Skype about WBS item. please include contextural info (or hyperlink) automatically.

                        PROJECT 2016 (ANY): I want to Email/Skype someone a WBS element and include all the contextural info (or hyperlink) automatically, so when I ask if WBS item 1.C.1 is complete, the recipient automatically knows what I am talking about. This would be great for reconciling WBS to action items with users who don't update on-time. PM can just go thru the project and do ad-hoc notifications.
                        Applicable to all MS-Office, shared XLS, PPT files for example.

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                        • Create a version for Creative/Multimedia Professionals

                          My office is currently looking for a project management solution, however Microsoft Project is geared towards project managers in traditional business operations environment versus creative media services fields. Would love to have different versions of Project that allow for unique environment.

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                          • Mobile apps: add task commenting, photo/video sharing, risk tracking

                            The iOS Time Reporter mobile app for Project Online is currently quite dry and does not add very much to the individual user's experience.

                            By adding to the functionality, it has the potential to become a compelling useful-to-the-engineer app, e.g.:

                            - Ability to comment on a task thread so that the team all stay on the same page about progress and immediate issues / needs relating to a task (per the UI previewed in the Oct 2015 roadmap)

                            - Ability to add photos or video to a particular task to make progress and status updates rich and valuable - the…

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add quick task progress update buttons to Tasks page

                              Make the buttons that mark a task as 0/25/50/75/100% complete under Tasks->Editing on the Project Schedule ribbon are available on the ribbon from the Tasks page for Task Owners to use.

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                              • Don't show features in the ribbon a user doesn't have access to

                                When a user doesn't have access (either it's unused, or no access to it have been granted) to a specific feature, he/she doesn't want to see the button in the ribbon. The cleaner the UI is, the easier it is to work with Project Online.

                                19 votes
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                                • Improve automatic calculation of webpart heights

                                  In many situations especially with low screen resolutions the height of PWA webparts is calculated strangely. Sometimes up to three scrollbars will appear, often the available space remains unused.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Office 365 ribbon : change Project link redirection behavior

                                    Scenario for a multinational company with several business entities with only 1 Office 365 tenant.

                                    Scenario : 2 PWA instances for 2 business entities
                                    - Instance "I1" (Default PWA instance on the tenant) with Admin "A1"
                                    - Instance "I2" (additional PWA instance created following article https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Set-up-another-Project-Online-site-d44b5a70-3df3-417e-bad8-3021e3a4c896) with Admin "A2"
                                    - Users from I1 have no access to I2 (and vice-versa).

                                    When connected on any PWA instance (I1 or I2), end-users have a Project link in the Office 365 ribbon. The Project link is always pointing to the DEFAULT PWA instance home page (in our scenario : I1 home page).

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Customize text notification

                                      Allow the administrator to configure some text notification and formatting options for task notifications such as include fields (for example, WBS, comments)
                                      Allow the user to choose the text pattern for notifications according to the project or for any project

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Allow users to freeze panes when editing timesheets and the Schedule PDP.

                                        When making edits in the Schedule PDP or timesheet it would be helpful to be able to freeze the top row and first column so users don't have to continuously scroll up or down to check the date, task name, etc.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • Display milestones in Project Center Gantt

                                          Provide the ability to flag milestones to be rolled up and displayed in the project level bar ("Project Summary Task") in PWA views.

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