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  1. Add PeoplePicker fields as custom field type

    A new field type in the manner of the SharePoint People/Group column type would help to gather information for reports and workflows. The best would be if you could select either from the entrerprise resource pool, selected categories/groups or from the SharePoint user pool or groups.
    A point on top would be, if user selection could also be used in the security model.

    226 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello everyone,

      This is definitely something we have heard a lot of requests for. We will be looking into this as we go forward.

      Thanks again for the great suggestion! We love to hear what everyone has to say.

      Sincerely,
      The Project Team

      As an aside, the definitions for our UserVoice statuses are the same as the Visual Studio’s forum, which can be found here:

      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/content/content.aspx?ContentID=30487

    • microsoft teams

      I would like to have Project Web App in Microsoft Teams.

      107 votes
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      • Add a bulk publish functionality

        Add a bulk publish functionality. Now every project has to be published one by one

        55 votes
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        • 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.

          30 votes
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            Hi everyone!

            We’re looking into how to bring Microsoft products together even more, so your feedback is appreciated! We’d love to hear how you would use Project and VSTS together. What would you expect in a Project and VSTS integration? How do you currently use the two separately?

            ~J

          • Make Menu Navigation More Intuitive

            When working with a project server-Sharepoint combination, users do not (and do not need to) understand the technical difference between those two components. But due to the changing menu items (depending on the fact if the user is currently navigating through the Sharepoint part or the project server part), users are irritated and get lost. It is not intuitive to switch between those two components. There should be a menu navigation including both components (as most users do not know anyway if they find the information they are looking for in the Project Server part or in the SharePoint part).…

            19 votes
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            • Planner integration: Render Planner icon also in PWA and add additional status columns in web and client

              It is necessary to display the planner icon also in the web. Planner is a tool for team members, so these should be able to quickly navigate to the work management area.
              Apart from that basic information from the Planner should flow back to Project, at least on a button click by the project owner: number of items open/in progress/late/closed, latest finish, earliest start

              16 votes
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              • Sprint dates in "Manage Sprints" are not in-line with the dates from the plan

                The new agile features within the client are good, but the sprint dates in the user interface 'Manage Sprints" are not mapped to the dates of the tasks in the actual plan. That should not be the case.

                12 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi Julian!

                  I hear you on that – I wanted to make sure you knew we had the Sprint Start and Sprint Finish dates in there. We’ve heard similar feedback before, so now that your request is more clear, we’ll listen to more feedback and see what the best route is.

                  There’s a scenario of a hybrid classical method alongside the scrum ones, which is why we want to make sure we can still support that.

                  Thanks for the feedback – we’ll keep listening for this one. I’ve also marked this back to “Under Review” so more users can vote and comment on this.

                  ~J

                • Planner integration: Support multi-tenant environments

                  The current planner integration feature doesn't support multi-tenant environments, i.e. it doesn't respect the PWA/O365 user currently logged in to Project client and the PWA instance. It takes only into account the Windows account. This is not helpful for people that have to work on PWAs of different customers as external service providers.

                  8 votes
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                  • 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.

                    6 votes
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                    • kanban backlog not showing subprojects

                      Kanban backlog sheet shows task summary names of tasks in subprojects but does not show these tasks on backlog board

                      5 votes
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                      • Traditional and improved desktop versions

                        The improved version would have better vocabulary, default options, ribbons, tables, behavior, etc.
                        Clearly Microsoft Project was produced by Developers, not by Project Managers. Ribbons and tables are not arranged the way they are used.
                        Microsoft Project is losing market to simple tools which lack important features because Microsoft Project remains poorly architected for project managers and schedulers. Most mistakes in architecting Microsoft Project from the first release remain in all subsequent releases.
                        Most project managers are unprepared for scheduling, self-educated, and unaware of what Microsoft project could do for them once appropriately configured and used.
                        Rearrange Microsoft Project for…

                        5 votes
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                          Hello -

                          Thanks for this feedback – we’re always looking at ways of making our product easier to understand and use for new users, as well as continue to support our current users.

                          How would you expect the behavior to be, and the ribbons and commands to be presented? We know that everyone has a different expectation, so the more feedback here from different users, the more helpful it is to us!

                          ~J

                        • 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.

                          4 votes
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                            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

                          • I want to give the tasks in the Agile board different colours

                            On the backlog I would like to be able to give different colours to different tasks.

                            3 votes
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                              Hi Alexander!

                              How would you want to give tasks different colors? Would you want to choose this yourself, or would you want it to be programmatic?

                              Thanks for the suggestion – we’ve been investigating it a little, but would love to hear your thoughts on what you’d expect/want from this!

                            • Enable PDF creation of MS Project Task / Gannt chart views allow printing in e.g. Fedex / Kinko's

                              Enable PDF creation of MS Project Task / Gannt chart views allow printing in e.g. Fedex / Kinko's; Spending hours on help looking for a solution!

                              3 votes
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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.

                                2 votes
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                                • Make it stable. On Surface it just hangs every time I close the screen

                                  Make it stable. On Surface it just hangs every time I close the screen

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