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  1. Prevent deletion of tasks with baselines

    Users often forget to clear the baseline before deleting a task. Show an alert message if a user tries to delete a baselined task.

    15 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ‘Effective From’ & ‘Effective To’ with Resource Calendar in Project Server

      When we change resource’s calendar, there is no option of mapping it with effective date like we do for resource’s availability or with resource’s cost. The drawback of lack of this feature can be seen in resource’s capacity as if we change resource calendar today ,it makes impact on resource capacity for past days as well and it changes the capacity hours of previous time based on today’s applied calendar. But if we would have used ‘Effective From’ and ‘Effective To’ with resource calendar, the capacity data could be more accurate.

      12 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Kindly give the option to select EPT while publishing from the client which is MS Project

        Kindly give the option to select EPT while publishing from the client which is MS Project. as of now by default project gets published with default EPT whenever project manager publish's the projects.

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        • Allow to automatic creation of calendar items when tasks are assigned and validated/published in different team members outlook agenda.

          Since the start of a project contains of creating the correct tasks and assigning them in time and to team members it would be a great help that those tasks are automatically created in the team members outlook environment, both in tasks as well as calendar items.

          2 votes
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          • Provide user id(s) when resource synchronization fails

            When a synchronization job fails, the only way to identify the problem account is to dig into the ULS logs. And when it's Project Online this requires a phone call to support where the technician doesn't always have easy access. It would be very helpful if the user id were shown in the Queue Job Error Details dialogue on the Manage Queue Jobs page (layouts/15/pwa/Admin/queue.aspx).

            4 votes
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            • Tasks to show higher level of hierarchy grouping

              Right now the tasks are grouped based on project name and planning window only. In the attached picture you can see that all the tasks assigned to an employee are all merged together. Employee is unable to differentiate whether the activity belongs to 'Procurement' or 'receipt of material' or 'Construction'. Pls. look into it.

              Also, it would be great if employee can add 'notes' instead of just comments.

              Thanks

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                0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a Wait action until workflow has been Executed

                Add a workflow action so a PDP cannot be updated until the workflow action has been performed. e.g. Updating a PDP stage page whilst a a workflow is executing causes an error within the workflows Go to functionality and renders the record in limbo, I cannot be re-submitted and it remains in its original stage.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Simple UI improvement add task information on call out when hover over the task number

                  Simple UI improvement for Project: When you hover over the number of the tasks in the Predecessor and Successor column show a call out with the task name.

                  1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Upload images for graphical indicators in views

                    The value of a custom field can be visualized with a graphical indicator. This makes the views in PWA and the client much more appealing. You can build a dashboard just with a few clicks. In some cases the existing images for the graphical indicators are not sufficient. It would be interesting to be able to add our own images.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow an alias to be associated with Resource Cost Rate Tables

                      Being able to associate an alias (or renaming) Resource Cost Rate Tables fields would provide highly effective ways to present and view current resource costs in projects in a more meaningful way. If set at the server level (using Project Online or Project Server) it provides organisational consistency in how rate tables should be used. The aliases should be visible in usage views and in PWA views. Typical scenarios are when organisation assigns internal rates at Cost Rate Table A, but external costs at Rate Table B, or where resources need to be assigned at an alternative rate because of…

                      11 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Clean up the Resource availability views > Less Noise

                        Clean up the Resource availability views > Less Noice

                        You know all the detail found below the graphs...

                        The detail view found below the bar charts.

                        Need a way to ensure closed projects and “0” hrs do not display for projects where no work is left during the selected time period, the number of lines below a resource name has become unmanageable because of this.

                        Ability to not see Timesheet info there would also help a great deal.

                        An option to turn off My Timesheet from displaying would also help to eliminate clutter while in “Assignment Work by Resource View”.…

                        10 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow users/admins to customize notifications to only be sent during business hours.

                          To help event notification fatigue, allow for users and/or admins to adjust notifications to be sent only during business hours. This will avoid team members from getting notifications at night or on weekends if the project manager is doing work on the project off-hours.

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve Power View Functionality

                            1. Printing Capabilities
                            Currently, Excel's Power View will only print the data that is visible on the screen, even if the data extends beyond that. It would be incredibly helpful to be able to print this.

                            2. Support in browsers other than Explorer
                            When trying to view the Power View report in any internet browser other than Explorer, an error message is thrown. I cannot control what browser coworkers use when viewing a report and this would be incredibly helpful for executives.

                            3. Formatting
                            The formatting in Power View is very limited, can the normal excel formatting options be carried…

                            1 vote
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                              1 comment  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add support for project linked lists (like Risk and Issue) such as Change Register

                              There is no easy way to have lists that are common to all projects, but can be reported on both at the project level and at the portfolio level. A change control register is a classic example where each project has change control, and the portfolio has change control for all projects.

                              3 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Portfolios and Programs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow editing of the Portfolio Analysis

                                To provide enhancement to the Portfolio Analysis by allowing user to return to Portfolio Details and edit the project selection (add new projects) then to continue on the process. The project world is a dynamic place, there is always a new item to be included in the portfolio analysis. This would allow the already great tool to have the flexibility of including late breaking projects , without have to create a whole new analysis from scratch.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Portfolios and Programs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Default Inherit Permissions

                                  We use zero unique permissions on our projects. However, each time someone makes a new project they have to go to the project site and change permissions from unique to inherit.

                                  Suggest creating an admin option to default all new projects in Project Server Permissions Mode to inherit permissions.

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Responsive design for project list and timesheet entry

                                    The current UI for listing all projects in PWA and the timesheet entry is impossible on tablets / mobile phones. This really needs to be responsive so it works properly. Even on my Windows 10 Lumia 950XL I can't navigate projects or fill in my timesheet.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • I need your help answering the following challenging Q :-) - how to keep track of project task with predecessors when deleting the tasks?

                                      I need your help answering the following challenging Q :-) - how to keep track of project task with predecessors when deleting the tasks? As you know large projects may have 100's of tasks and as one build predecessors, managing them is extremely difficult as MS-Project does not yet keep the relationships between the Task and its predecessor as one start deleting irrelevant tasks while managing the project; am I missing a feature, or how would you approach that, Thanks!

                                      My expectation: When a task is deleted, MS-Project should have indexed the project, and renumbers ALL Tasks with predecessors to…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Resource Gantt View

                                        Having a Gantt Chart type view that shows resource names and assignments would be useful. The Team Planner View is good, but a resource Gantt View would be more compact (rollup of assignments) and the resource calendar can then also be displayed in the timeline to show that resources holidays.

                                        10 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enhance lookup table maintenane e.g.using SharePoint lists or managed metadata.

                                          Possibility to manage something like SharePoint lists or managed metadata to improve lookup table maintenance (e.g. Customer list from LOB).

                                          5 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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