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  1. 'Available to work' should be based on REMAINING WORK, not total WORK

    Please design the 'Available to work' feature in the Assign Resource window (i.e., Shortcut key: Alt-F10) and 'Build Team' features in the MS Project client so that it works with 'REMAINING WORK', and not 'WORK' because when e.g., we are looking to replace or add resources on tasks that are active and contain actuals, then the 'Available to work feature' does not work as it should.

    See attached file. The remaining work on task T1 is 40 hours, yet available to work suggests that all my resources are available that week when in fact they would become overallocated if I…

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      0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 'Can Level' resource field when set to 'No' should disable overallocated resouces from displaying in the bold red font

      'Can Level' resource field when set to 'No' should disable overallocated resouces from displaying in the bold red font

      At present when resources are overallocated they are displayed in a red font, and the task Indicator column displays a red body icon where the resource assigned are overallocated.

      What I would like to see is that if the resource field 'Can Level' is set to 'No', the overallocated resource should not be displayed in red font and not cause the red body icon to be displayed in the task Indicator column.

      One particular justification for this is that when using…

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        0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Deleting Enterprise Objects, ECFs and Lookup Tables

        Currently when deleting projects, resources, ECFs or lookup tables in PWA you have to select the object then scroll to the top of the page to select OK or Delete. The vague message appears asking if I'm sure I want to delete. I would like the message to display the name of the object you are deleting within messaging.

        For example, "Are you sure you want to delete John Smith". Or "Are you sure you want to delete ENT Business Area". This message would display for any items being deleted with the name of the project, resource, EFC, lookup table,…

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          0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "CostRateTable" and "EnterpriseResourceCostRate" classes in MS Project Server on premise CSOM

          In January 2017 new SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online. There are many new classes and properties introduced under namespace "Microsoft.ProjectServer.Client" which are really helpful.

          Ref - https://dev.office.com/blogs/new-sharepoint-csom-version-released-for-Office-365-january-2017

          Please add all of them in MS Project Server On Premises CSOM as well.
          PSI is not always a feasible solution.
          If it is already planned, then please provide tentative date or month of release so we can plan our development accordingly.

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            0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Option to control Enterprise Custom Fields (ECFs) in Project Pro from Project Server/Online

            There are possibilities today to make project ECFs mandatory and even lock them down for edit after completion with the help of the workflow feature.

            But no matter how much ECFs can be locked for editing in Project Server/Online, a user can always edit project ECFs without restrictions in Project Professional when connected to Server/Online. This destroys the whole concept of governance and control of the data if you don't want Project Pro users to be able to edit certain project ECFs - especially when using workflow to mirror a project methodology/process.

            Please provide an option in PWA settings to…

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              0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Project for marketeers (CMO org)

                I have been using Project and Project online for 24 month, dor execute, plan, report on internal investments / activities for our Marketing plan. All functionalities are there to realy be able to build a cross execution planning within an organisation such ouers, and many others. I have met with clients, who have similar problems, with alot of plans handled on diferent planning structures. I have suggestions for Project / project onlin / Planner, which could be a really successfull tool for building / executing / internal information / reporting for Marketing and cross company planning.I would love to share…

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                  0 comments  ·  Portfolios and Programs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expose Project Task Notes in Odata queries

                  Add the ability to report on the entire Project Task Notes with ODATA. Currently this field is not available for reporting. There are some workarounds, but they cut the data off at 255 characters.

                  Many people put their comments into this field, however, we cannot report out on the comments. If we cannot share the comments via reporting or other OData means, then people begin to use other systems to track comments vs. using the built in features of MS Project.

                  People have to open another screen (MS Project) to see the comments.

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                    0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Task ID in Timesheet views

                    Task ID in Timesheet views.

                    Put "Task ID" into list of "available fields" in the timesheet views. Right now there is "Unique ID", but that is not the "Task ID" as most people see on the whole project schedule. Unique ID is not sequential.

                    We would use "Task ID" in timesheet to sequence the activities to be in the same sequence as shown in the Project schedule.

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                      0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Team Resource management in Resource Center

                      The Team Resource function simply doesn't work as one would expect in the Resource Center.

                      When I work with teams as a resource manager, I expect to see the work demand on my team (Team Resource assigned to tasks) as well as the committed work on each individual team member (Work Resource in the Team Resource). That way, I can:

                      1) Balance the workload and prioritize which tasks should be assigned first from Team to Work Resource

                      2) If I have teams across the organization, I can demand plan over the next few years and create scenarios in a simple…

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                        0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Dynamic Gantt Creation Based Upon Project Scoping Via Fields

                        Rather than have dozens of new project templates, use data fields on a "New Project" form (selection values, binary values, etc...) to allow a base Gantt to be dynamically modified during the creation of a new project. Examples: Project X is for "Customer A", so we need to add tasks/deliverables to the Gantt. Project Y product features include abc, and require FCC hardening, therefore add related tasks/deliverables to the Gantt.

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                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • when a user is not anymore a resource, possibility to disable him as a resource but not as a user

                            a user can change job and not be a resource anymore but need to access to the solution

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                              0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

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                                0 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Free Read Only Project Online

                                  I love that Visio has a read only online version that my staff members can use to open up visio files from other staff members.
                                  I have the same need for Project. Our maintenance staff often needs to read project files that are sent to them via email. Right now we use ProjectViewer 365 as a third party tool, but Microsoft should really add project file viewing as a free feature within 365.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Column Formulas

                                    This is regarding the construction industry.

                                    We have overall project quantities. As I build the schedule I adjust the duration of task items to meet contract dead lines.
                                    I have a "daily Production quantity" column. I would like to just insert a formula to auto calculate this column as I update/change the duration.

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                                    • 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.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Navigation of gantt chart should not change the way it is printed

                                        Each time the Gantt chart of MS Project is zoomed in/out or navigated, the printed chart is modified, and the user needs to enter again all the data of the timescale, to be able to correctly print the Gantt char.

                                        It makes nonsense, and is a huge problem. It should work like MS Word and Excel does. Navigation of the document should not change the way it is printed.

                                        This poor programming belongs to beta level software, not a decades old commercial software.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Send email to resources assigned to a selected task

                                          I often want to send a reminder to or request an update from resources assigned to a task. Would be nice to be able to select a task, click a button that says "Send Email", and have an Outlook message start up with the resource names automatically populated in the To line, the task name in the Subject line, and a link to the task in the body of the email. I could then easily type my message and send it.

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