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  1. Restore previous document library ability to approve multiple documents at once

    The previous version of Document Library allowed selection of multiple documents then Approve could be performed for all selected. This feature has been removed in the new SharePoint. Please reinstate it!

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      0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create a resource search box in the Resource Center

      Currently there is no way to quickly search and find a resource in de PWA Resource pool. This is inconvenient when you have to work with a large resource pool. A user has to scroll down the long list or has to use the screen slider and take a lucky guess to slide to the correct location of the alphabet.

      As a work around we created several views (see attached), but this is far from ideal. A search box to quickly search and find a resource in the list would be nice.

      10 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Give us, please, an option to make a background image for the Gantt chart

        Give us, please, an option to make a background image for the Gantt chart.

        For example, it would be nice to insert pictures like attached, where cute little kitten and puppy are interestedly examining the Gantt chart bar.
        Also some very sophisticated Gantt charts can be illustrated with the Hedgehog in the fog (see the link).

        It would add fun, joy and feel of happyness into tough job of planners.

        2 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Timesheet Approved or Rejected Time Doesn't Show

          We can't found any information on when the timesheet were approved or rejected on Project Online site which is difficult for the management to check if the timesheet manager is approved their timesheet on time.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Customizing Context Menus like in Excel

            In most Office Desktop App you can customize the context menu. Please add this valuable feature also to Microsoft Project Desktop app:

            https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/gg469862(v=office.14).aspx

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Check-in Option for Project Online ribbon

              Project Online has options to Save, Close and Publish on the ribbon. Check-in is triggered by Close but that then takes the User back to PWA Home. If user has project checked out and then decides to open the Plan locally the user has to close, check-in then navigate back to reopen the plan. It would be easier if Check-in was available as an option on the ribbon

              8 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Addition of 'Programs' or structured grouping of projects for reporting and Risk/Issue assignemnet

                Creation of program (multiple projects) , and enterprise (one per instance), where sites would be created and risks and issues, along with OLAP/Reporting could auto roll up to a customers alignment.

                i.e. The same way projects can have sub projects, but without the embedding of the projects them selves. Designated 'Portfolio' pages would automatically have a different sharepoint site template, allow for high level risks and issues to be managed, and have automated dashboards for showing high level cost and schedule metrics, across a group of projects. The highest level, would then be the enterprise, where all programs, risks, and…

                32 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Portfolios and Programs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide JSOM code samples in MSDN PS.JS Namespace

                  There are very little JSOM code samples online for configuring PWA online. For example there is no code available in JavaScript to add LookupTables, Masks, and entries, among many other things.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • "task notes"

                    Show Task Notes in Indicator Column in Project View in PWA

                    13 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Using C# code call Project Online Odata services.

                      We are developing Project Professional Addin for Project Online and when we try to add OData service reference we get authentication error . For Fetching Data OData is better then CSOM.

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Increase OOO Sync Time from 60 days to 90 days

                        There is a 60 day limit built into the Exchange API for OOO processing. Project Server also doesn't use a windowing technique to loop through a series of date ranges in order to span past a certain date range (e.g. 62 days).
                        Currently the OOO Sync only looks out 60 days which limits the accuracy for future planning of project work. There is an average of 1000 Out of Office entries per week. About 20% of these fall outside the 60 day window (150-200 entries) so we manually process these. If we move to a 90 day window, another 100…

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

                          Currently, in order to account for a partial day off, followed by a full day(s) off, the Exception entry to account for this requires two entries, in order to delineate a partial day off followed by a string of full days off.
                          Entries for time off are not always for full days, they are often for partial days, and then followed by a full day(s). Because there is differing times, it takes extra time to add both of these entries manually. If there is a cancellation/modification to this time off, a user would need to potentially edit more than 1…

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                            0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • more OData features in projectdata endpoint

                            Support for the full suite of OData 4.0 functions in the project data endpoint.
                            Especially support for the function today. To allow excel (power BI) import of +/- 30 days of data.
                            And filter of expanded elements using the any/all keywords.

                            11 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ideas, Proposal, Projects, Programs and Portfolios

                              Project server 2007 had a section to convert Idea or Proposal to Project, was a good idea, but from PS 2010 isn't, the better will be:

                              To make a Proposal or Idea and when this element is create, to have the option to see this element in Portfolio section to add it to Portfolio Analyzer scenario,and if this proposal is approval have a option to convert to Project same the project server 2007. And Iwhen the proposal is created it must to keep the proposal workspace and when it's converted to project must keep the proposal workspace in the history…

                              34 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Demand Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide and Display Baseline Create and Update Dates

                                Presently, the only reference date available regarding a baseline is the date on which the last update was performed. If an update is made to an existing baseline, either in whole or part, the initial create date of the baseline is over-written and no longer available.
                                PMO procedures require baselines be taken at certain key points during the project life cycle. A reliable creation date for the baseline provides a useful metric of the project lifecycle. Unfortunately, there is no last update date available and if a baseline is updated, Project changes the baseline creation date to reflect the update…

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Accepted status updates to master projects and sub-projects not populating project.

                                  Within the last two weeks, accepting status updates from Approvals is no longer updating the actual work in the project for master projects and their sub-projects. This seems odd, but I was advised by the Microsoft Support Specialist who confirmed this behavior [RE: 116051392421622], to post my concern on this forum as the Product Team would see this. This is Manisha's response to me:
                                  Solution:

                                  -Informed you after discussion with product team this is by design.
                                  -This issue is already been highlighted to product team, this is in discussion with them, they might release a KB article for this.
                                  -So…

                                  3 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Project ID read only

                                    The Project ID field is editable after an ID has been automatically assigned to a project.
                                    This field should be read-only or ability to lock it down at the different stages of the project as custom fields.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Provide default UI settings for new users within Project Center (default View, zoom and scrollbar location, etc.)

                                      Provide default Project Center UI settings for new users. For example, set the default View that first-time users see.

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Need an App to fill in timesheets

                                        The MS Project Timesheet tool is good on a desktop - but horrible to use on a mobile device.

                                        It would be fantastic if a simple app could be made for people to login and fill in their time sheets. Should be the work of about a day for one of your interns and would be amazing for staff on the road.

                                        4 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Level of Effort Tasks

                                          There is a need for a task type that can be utilized for support tasks within a project schedule. Hammock tasks were identified as tasks were to be utilized for support work that spanned a specific duration within a project schedule. However, after utilizing these task types it was determined, hammock tasks do not maintain their duration in the schedules once actuals are applied. Often, these links are broken and the task does not hold the same schedule dates based on its predecessor/successor.

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