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  1. Generic Resource Assignments causes a duration or work of 0

    Resources can be flagged as a generic resource and do have an max. availability of 0 %. Normally, generic resources behave like normal resources - you assign them to a task and depending on the task type the work/duration/units are calculated, even if there's are max. units of 0 %, it will calculate based on 100 %. Since a couple of months, this is not the case anymore, the client calculates based on 0% and as a consequence the duration of every task goes to 0 (=milestone). This is a huge pain. Please fix it. Thanks.

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      0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dashboard to over view multiple projects

      I run several projects at once. So a dashboard of a summary of all project would be useful

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        0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Estimating view needed. It needs to support development of initial estimates, scaling for a new schedule, and de-scaling to improve data.

        After developing a schedule template, scheduling a past project develops initial estimating data. Scaling that data for future schedules gives fact based estimates, not subjective numbers. Capturing actuals and de-scaling provides a means to improve the template's data. Accumulated data could be graphed to support single point or range estimates. The technique could be similar to the method PriceWatersCooper developed (Summit), sold to IBM, which hid it in favor of Rational. Providing a MS Project estimating feature could really swing market share for Microsoft Project.

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          0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Master Project resource pool assignment

          When you use a Master Project to implement a Program in the sense of PMBok, you have "program activities", ie projects and other activities. These activities may need resources assigned to them. BUT its not possible to edit the Team for the master project. So it's not possible to assign pool resources to these kind of activites of the program.

          It would be useful to edit Teams for a Master Project to assign resources from the enterprise pool to actvities not belonging to a subproject.

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          • Enable Corporate Buying of licenses for Office Add-in for Project

            Currently it Centralized Deployment is only possibly for free Add/ins [1]. Paid Add-ins are only possible by additional purchase.
            Please add support for paid Apps.

            [1] https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Deploy-Office-add-ins-in-the-Office-365-admin-center-737e8c86-be63-44d7-bf02-492fa7cd9c3f

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            • Why cant excel be linked with MPP?Interopebility between excel and MPP to import and export

              I need information from Excel to be imported to Project and Vice Versa as I am working on the offerings and have days for each task listed which I have to manually enter and give the predecessor for MPP to understand. which can be automated to save time and effort and avoid any manual errors.

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

                Hello Vamsi,

                I’d like to understand what exactly you’re trying to do here – have you tried using “Import from Excel” when creating a new Project file? Are you trying to use an MPP in both Excel and Project? I’d like to understand what you’re trying to achieve by using both applications on the MPP.

                Thanks for your feedback!
                ~J

              • FIX THE BUG WHICH CAUSES ERROR IF A question MARK OR AN AMPERSAND

                FIX THE BUG WHICH CAUSES ERROR IF A question MARK OR AN AMPERSAND Dear Ches
                As your technician Ches saw from my screen an error message was popping up which appears to be related to an invalid character. I usually do no use Sharepoint and save ALL my files locally. I suspect that even though I don’t use Sharepoint, Project is designed as if every user does use Sharepoint.
                Can I switch that off ??

                Can I suggest that this issue (illegal character) be put into the knowledge base also that the error message be changed so that the specific…

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                  0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • fix the bug that increases the file size of the project files to an appropriate and non bloated level.

                  look at the MPP file and ensure that it does not bloat unnecessarily. I have large project files that are 1000 tasks but 35mg to 80 meg depending upon how it's 'feeling'.

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                  • Full two-way sync with Outlook

                    There is currently NO Project Management tool on the market which has a full Two-Way sync with Outlook.

                    As a manager, I want to see all my teams calendars in a easy way and be able to schedule jobs/tasks/customer assignments to them in a centralized way. So I need to see all their calendar data in Project and when I've created an assignment I want that to show up in their calendar as a normal meeting (not tasks!).
                    And of course, if there is a change in Project it will change the booking in Outlook too.

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                    • Enable single sign-on for Project Add-ins

                      For Excel, PowerPoint and Word, it is already possibly to enable single sign-on [1]. But what about Project Professional?
                      This feature would massively improve user experience of Project Add-ins.

                      [1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/develop/sso-in-office-add-ins

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                        0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable centralized deployment of Add-ins via the Office 365 admin center

                        For Excel, PowerPoint and Word, it is already possibly to deploy Add-ins using Centralized Deployment via the Office 365 admin center [1], for Outlook it is announced to follow soon. But what about Project Professional?
                        This feature would massively reduce barriers in enterprise environments for Add-ins for Project .

                        [1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/publish/centralized-deployment

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                          0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            2 comments  ·  BI and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add functional in box version - search on projects

                            please add in box version project server serach projects function

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                            • New Features like Agile and Planner integration not available on Terminal Server

                              It is not possible to use the new features like Agile boards and Planner integration in a terminal services environment, even if the Project client is patched to the latest version using click-to-run via the Office Deployment tool. To provide Project quickly to a lot of users especially during ramp-up situations (Proof of concept, Office migration, etc...), it would be highly beneficial to add this capability.

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                              • how i can use new kind of resources as - autsorsing or freelance person ?

                                it`s seems me -
                                we can use new kind (4-th) of resource as - "finansional"
                                only - summ of money for paining for using 4-th kind of resources at shot time or finish time point....?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • make the status manager the ability to edit its tasks in the project

                                  the status manager can be the resource manager and all the tasks assigned to the resource, the status manager (resource manager) must arrive to approve and publish them.

                                  you need to create a column for the status manager for each task so that you can select tasks belonging to different status managers (managers of resources)

                                  make it possible to edit these tasks by status managers
                                  for the possibility of delegation of task decomposition in a large project

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                                  • Work with master projects in ProjectWebApp

                                    Hello, please work (create,edit,public, etc.) with master projects in ProjectWebApp
                                    and please dublucate all functional in project professional to ProjectWebApp

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                                    • iPad integration for time recording on Project Online

                                      The current user experience for project online time recording is not great on an iPad. The cells for book8ng time are squeezed to the end of the screen and it is extremely difficult to enter any data in to the boxes. Could there be a way to enhance the mobile and iPad versions of project online to allow for an easier and slicker user experience.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Risk Flag Dynamic Indicator

                                        Current:
                                        The Risk icon (black exclamation mark in the yellow triangle) is always shown regardless of risk's status i.e. if there are risks associated with the project, the icon is displayed, regardless of Risks status - Active, Closed, etc.

                                        Proposed:
                                        It would be more useful if the Risk Flag is dynamic, based on the status, e.g. Green shown when there are active items, Red for closed items and so on. This will clearly let us know and give more visibility that if there were Risks associated, what action is required next etc.?

                                        #risks #flag #indicator

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                                          0 comments  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement 'navigation properties' in Project Online OData service

                                          Implement 'navigation properties' in Project Online OData service to support $links and $expand query options in line with OData standard to create sql-like joins between entities.
                                          http://www.odata.org/getting-started/basic-tutorial/#expand

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