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  1. Give us a way to read all useful task fields from Project Online

    Is there is a supported way for Microsoft partners to read local custom fields residing in Project Online? What appears to be the case is that CSOM is supported for Project Online, but PSI is not. Furthermore PSI gives access to local custom fields but CSOM does not. Thus there is no supported solution that allows read access to local custom fields in Project Online. I hope I am missing something here. It would be great to know if I am wrong or if there is a workaround. Failing that, it would be great to get an enlargement of CSOM…

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    • 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…

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

        Hi all!

        We have a new default experience that we call Project Home that you can access through the Project tile. Project Home allows you to see all of your recent/favorite projects across different PWA instances through the click of the Project tile.

        As always, thank you for your feedback. As any additional feedback comes up through this area, please share them with us through Uservoice under /Project Home.

        ~J

      • Allow multiple team resources to apply for a task that has been assigned to a team resource (allow 1:n replacement for team resources)

        Use cases:
        -Unknown team members due to team size and/or existence of subteams
        -Use of a resource dispatcher role, that does only resource assignments but no planning activities on the schedule
        -Administrative projects for illness and Training
        -Planning of skills for work package activities, that can be executed by anyone of the (project) team later on --> agile approach

        45 votes
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        • Configure O365 App Launcher to another PWA Site Collection (Other than default)

          The current Project Online button in the O365 App Launcher (Waffle) cannot be configured and only points to the default PWA site. If another PWA site is created it cannot be directed to using this control.

          This is confusing for users as this is the most visible navigation method.

          An option to configure the file path for this would be ideal.

          37 votes
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            Hi all!

            We have a new default experience that we call Project Home that you can access through the Project tile in the o365 App Launcher. Project Home allows you to see all of your recent/favorite projects across different PWA instances through the click of the Project tile.

            As always, thank you for your feedback. As any additional feedback comes up through this area, please share them with us through Uservoice under /Project Home.

            ~J

          • Improve oData request

            Make available Timephased data on a Monthly basys additionally to the time by DAY.
            Request oData feed on a daily basys is not usable on "big" projects of some years. Be able to request on a monthly basis will decrease the amount of data to request and store.

            24 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).

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                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi all!

                We have a new default experience that we call Project Home that you can access through the Project tile. Project Home allows you to see all of your recent/favorite projects across different PWA instances through the click of the Project tile.

                As always, thank you for your feedback. As any additional feedback comes up through this area, please share them with us through Uservoice under /Project Home.

                ~J

              • Allow opening new tabs for each project from Project Center

                Previously in PWA, it is possible to open a new tab for the project by pressing CTRL + click project description.

                Recently this feature has been disabled and is preventing new tab from being opened. Please consider letting the admin choose the options!

                24 votes
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                • Notifications & Better reporting for Resource Engagements

                  Resource Engagments were rolled out to Project Online in 2015 and notifications in CY 2016.

                  However, notifications do not allow for offering the Resource Managers notifications. So, Resource Engagements should also be a part of the notifications.

                  In addition to this, better reporting (more columns in the odata feeds) should be enable to better track and report your Resource Portfolio.

                  22 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    You actually can turn on notifications for resource engagements. As long as you have notifications turned on for your tenant, when you go to Resource Center, select the resources you’d like to receive notifications for, then in the ribbon click “Request Reminders”. This button should be visible next to “Print”. If you don’t see this button, then it likely means that notifications are not turned on for your tenant.

                    Hope this helps!

                    As for oData feeds, this might be better addressed in a new suggestion.

                    - Julie Kohler

                  • Make the the (PWA) field "Locked" available i MS Project

                    As a Project Manager
                    I would like to have the (PWA) field "Locked" available i MS Project
                    So that I can prevent team members to "accidentally" book actual work on tasks where I have set "Remaing work" to zero.

                    8 votes
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                    • Change the German translation of the new Project Online Timephased Data Report section

                      The translation of "reporting" in the PWA Settings is not "Fehlerberichterstattung" in German. Actually, this isn't a German word...

                      6 votes
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                      • Be active in UserVoice

                        It's discouraging to see almost none of the user voice entries for Project Online commented on nor updated by Microsoft. Did this stop being exciting for you? Seems like planner has taken over the hot seat - but that's not really a replacement for project online.

                        4 votes
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                          Hi all,

                          We’ve been working actively to respond to and update status for UserVoice entries, especially those that are gaining traction.

                          Don’t worry – we’re listening and reading every entry. Please keep leaving feedback, we love hearing your thoughts and ideas to improve our product.

                          ~J

                        • Customization options in Power BI

                          1. Power BI does not include features to customize text such as word wrap and other features to show data table as a visualization. It will be good if it can be included.
                          2. There is a limitation to include customization of X & Y Axis to use reverse numbering instead of incremental numbering and this is only possible with excel. e.g., here is a risk / value score for a four quadrant bubble chart
                          3. Sorting options for all chart types can help and be more beneficial for all Power BI users.

                          4 votes
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                            Hello Anand!

                            This is the Project Uservoice, so we can’t take suggestions for another team like Power BI. However, Power BI has made a ton of updates to their customization options in the last year, so the items you stated are now possible.

                            I’m marking this one as “complete”, since Power BI has made updates.

                            ~J

                          • Changes to the OData Table Structure and Content should be announced in advance

                            When new fields or changes to existing fields are made to OData reporting (improvements), they need to be announced in advance of the rollout.

                            If you have integrated reporting solutions such as SSIS (OData to SQL), the schema will need to be maintained to match Project Online.

                            Improvements and changes that are made server side, need to be communicated.

                            Proposed Solution: Changes to OData are posted in the Office 365 Admin Center, with a corresponding article (MSDN? and blog?)

                            3 votes
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                              Hi!

                              We’ve been excited to announce all of our OData reporting improvements that have been happening. In our recent updates, we’ve announced the changes through the Office 365 Admin Center, and then updating users through MSDN and the Office Support. We’ve already been doing your proposed solution, so I am “completing” this request.

                              I can’t link you to the Office 365 Admin Center post that you would have seen, but here are links to the MSDN and Office Support articles surrounding the recent OData Timephased Data changes:

                              https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/office/dn776317.aspx

                              https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Configure-rollup-of-timephased-reporting-data-in-Project-Online-da8487fe-899e-4510-a264-e2ebc948928c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                              Please let us know if you have any other suggestions for us!

                              ~J

                            • Enable alerts and notifications in Project Online

                              In Project Online, you need to be able to access the Main Administration in SharePoint in order to be able to send alerts and notifications in an automated way. Today, as we are unable to reach the SharePoint Admin, no Alerts or Notifications can be set. Need to be able to configure these alerts.

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                                  Hi!

                                  This isn’t exactly a suggestion, but you can find the fields in the OData tables, as Collin mentions below. Feel free to try using the new Project Online Content Pack in Power BI (available on PowerBI) to understand how to retrieve data fields and build charts in Power BI. The content pack contains variations of prebuilt reports and charts using different Project Online fields.

                                  I’m closing out this suggestion as “complete” – hopefully you were able to build the Power BI reports you needed!

                                  ~J

                                • predecessor

                                  Where is predecessor column?? Mac MS Project 365 does not automatically display it. Are you kidding me-- one of the most important columns of a project schedule!!!

                                  2 votes
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                                    Hey Kevin,

                                    You have the ability to customize each view to your liking by going to your Manage Views page in the settings (PWA Settings —> Look and Feel —> Manage Views). You can add the predecessor column to whichever view you’d like!

                                    Thanks,
                                    Project Team

                                  • [Bug] Can't open a project in Microsoft Project In Google Chrome

                                    Using Googe Chrome, I can't open a project in Microsoft Project. Please check the attached screenshot.

                                    P.S: I have faced this issue in Project Server 2016 / 2013.

                                    I also have mentioned all details on my blog

                                    http://blog.devoworx.net/2018/03/26/sorry-we-were-unable-to-open-your-project-please-try-again-if-this-happens-again-contact-your-administrator

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                                    • Manage Sprints Dialog defaults to 2w lengths and creates too many sprints

                                      I'd like to create some custom sprints that are longer than 2w until the end of the year but the custom date option in the Manage Sprints dialog automatically creates sprints based upon 2w sprints. After adjusting the sprint length I end up with too many sprints. The extra sprints cannot be deleted.

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                                        Hi Brian —

                                        We’ve made an update to the dialog to make it easier to add sprints, change the default duration, and delete sprints. This should be rolling out in the next month or so, so look out for that update!

                                        Thanks for the feedback!
                                        ~J

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                                        • Ability to move tasks up or down with keyboard like Task List

                                          In a SharePoint Task List a user can move a task up or down with the keyboard using "Alt+Shift+Up" and "Alt+Shift+Down" respectively. This should be available in Project as well. The ability to Indent and Outdent are already there.

                                          * From SharePoint Task List Shortcuts
                                          Insert - Insert
                                          Indent - Alt+Shift+Right
                                          Outdent - Alt+Shift+Left
                                          Move Up - Alt+Shift+Up
                                          Move Down - Alt+Shift+Down

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