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  1. add/update the lag through client code

    please add the ability to add a lag to a tasklink. This is not available and not possible in PSI for project online. We have many times fallen short of a project online solution because this is missing.

    Others have had the same issue for years as well - https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6386b55a-4a6c-4f13-b778-beb4faf8fc20/setting-lead-lag-on-a-predecessor-using-csom?forum=project2010custprog

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      1 comment  ·  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 →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a means to enter and track project change similar to issues and risks

              When a project has a change, for example, a scope change, schedule change or a change in approach, the project manager needs a place to document that change and typically seek approval from the project stakeholders. I would like to see a place to enter and manage changes similar to how project online offers a means to track issues and risks. Like risks and issues, the change would have a summary/title, a description of the change, a status (proposed, approved), a date stamp and preferably a way to seek approval for the change from one or more stakeholders. Being able…

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                1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • BUG: Project ID on Timesheet is empty.

                The Project ID column on the Timesheet view is empty. Each project has a unique ID generated by the Project template. Resources in our company sometimes uses the ID to identify the project as some of our projects have almost similar names but different IDs. This is a bug.

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                  1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi Ian!

                    We hear you on this – we’re working to address and investigate the feedback on UserVoice. We’ve heard tons of great ideas, and we want to make sure the suggestions meet a majority of customer scenarios and needs.

                    Please continue voicing your feedback, and we’ll do our best to integrate and prioritize it with the work we’re doing to make the product even better.

                    ~J

                  • Make "automatic" Project ID field available in Formulas & visible to Workflow in SP Designer

                    Make this field available for use in a formula: so that it is possible to "lock down" the value among other uses.
                    Also make it available for Sharepoint Designer to see when designing a workflow.
                    The idea in both cases is to make this field controllable and/or useful in the process.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • task is project summary tasks baseline timephased odata

                      timephased data can be a pretty big chunk of data to download.
                      in the task Timephased, you introduced the TaskIsProjectSummary field which is brilliant as it is what I was looking for but unfortunately, it is not part of the tasks baselines timephased dataset.

                      so please, add the TaskIsProjectSummary to the Odata feed on the Task Baseline Timephased Dataset

                      Thanks

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                        0 comments  ·  BI and Reporting  ·  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 →
                        • 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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                          • 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 →
                            • 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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                                0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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 →
                                • Allow to edit a Resource even the associated AD User is inactive

                                  Use Case:
                                  * Resource Pool syncronized with AD Azure
                                  * active resource associated with user account
                                  * AD user is deactivated (the user leaves the company)
                                  * automatic syncronization does not set the user Inactive
                                  * impossible to manually set the POL Resource to Inactive, impossible to edit it

                                  Any idea to solve this?
                                  Thanks

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                                    1 comment  ·  Resource Management  ·  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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                                        • add functional in box version - search on projects

                                          please add in box version project server serach projects function

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