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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to customize Issues/Risk reporting object

      Issues/Risks allow you to put contextual information around a project schedule, however the OOB fields don't allow us to have all of the information we would like. Would be great to be able to add fields to Risks/Issues without having to use content types and functions to report on them.

      Known current way of customizing Issues list takes a lot of work around to get it to work.

      Add Content Type:
      http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/alavinsky/archive/2010/11/09/deploying-risks-as-a-centrally-controlled-content-type/

      Power BI Report on Content Type:
      https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/want-to-query-cross-project-site-sharepoint-lists-in-projectonline-projectserver-powerbi-powerquery-bi-office365-excel-ppm/

      3 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Project Status And Archiving

        Project status Active, Complete, Cancelled

        When a project is active it show up on project center. When its complete or cancelled, an archive option now let us archive the project in a specific place witch project manager can access for consulting and lessons learned. Its not on project center anymore, and the same happens eith the project site and other data like issues and risks that belongs to the archive project.

        When a project is cancelled and it's not 100% yet (example: you cancel a project around 40% complete). You can archive the project with a cancelled report saying what…

        23 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enterprise Custom Field Improvements

          Support for enterprise custom fields in the Project Client COM object model is minimal and has not changed much since 2000. Field access is not type-safe because everything with GetField and SetField methods is about strings and their input cell representation according to current Project configuration settings regarding date and duration formats as well as cost. Actually the value that is returned from GetField varies heavily depending on the options on how to represent the type that is used in the field. Reading enterprise custom flag fields is language-dependent (it's "Yes" or "No" or whatever the current language expressions for…

          22 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • API to get Resource's Last Update date of timephased data

            Currently resources timephased data is refreshed by the job scheduled once a day in Project Online. When there are many resources on PWA, the feed size becomes huge - millions of records. For SSIS the recommended approach is using Delta sync, that is to read that was changed. Currently there is no way to identify when anything has been changed in the resources timephased data.
            Please add TimephasedDataLastUpdatedDate to the resource field as we have ProjectLastUpdatedDate for projects

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Synchronize out-of-office time between Exchange Online and Project Online

              Making Project Online automatically aware of resources' out-of-office time booked in Outlook Online would be valuable.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for the new SharePoint framework on PDPs

                With the announcement of the SharePoint Framework it would be great if Project Online would follow this approach and incorporate it to allow for streamlined customizing of PDPs and the other project pages, e.g. provide a PowerBI addin that allows to report project specific data on a PDP

                3 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Approval History View Change

                  Hi

                  - We have approval dash board on project online wherein all the task change gets approved
                  - To publish the approved changes we need to go to the History window and then select the task and publish them.
                  - Can we add a column WBS from the project plan to the History View so that we can easily track the task addressed, as many time we have project plan with similar task name and it becomes very hard to identify the changes are for which one.

                  - Please let me know the way or the view by which I…

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Project Plan re-baseline Approval Process

                    Is it possible to have the Set Baseline Approval in the Project Plan (schedule)? For some of the project, we couldn't let Project Manager to re-baseline without Portfolio Management awareness or top management approval.

                    7 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Project and Task 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.

                      3 votes
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                      • 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.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Mobile device compatibility for SharePoint Document Approvals in Project Site

                          Currently you cannot use a mobile platform to approve a document approval task. The email massage stated to "Use the Open this Task button" to mark the task complete. This button is only available in the outlook client. It is not available in OWA not any mobile view. It would be great if I could just review the document and process the approval task on any device.

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                            0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow for calendar selection on Start and Actual Start fields in the Tasks page

                            The Finish and Actual Finish fields allow you to view a calendar selection tool when modifying those field values from the Tasks page. However, the Start and Actual Start fields do not. You just have to type the date values into these fields. Why would there be different behavior for the same type of field (date)? Please please please standardize!

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to conditionally format the Team Planner

                              I would like to be able to format boxes in the Team Planner view based on various fields, such as hierarchy number, flag, text, and so on.

                              1 vote
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                                0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Editing the view of the Approval center

                                There is no way to edit the view of the Approval Center. I want to be able to select which columns to display.

                                8 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Customized Administrative Project Names

                                  Provide ability to customize Administrative Project Names - Be able to change category “project name field” in Timesheets as something other than Administrative. “Operational” work is a recurring task that is not related to a project but is done to keep the business running, while “Administrative” is in reference to time off or non-project training efforts. We are requesting the capability to customize the project name for anything we create a category for.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make “Add an Existing Task” More User Friendly

                                    In PWA Timesheet "Add an Existing Task" dialog box, the WBS levels appear to be grayed out, making one think it is disabled or not an option to expand. Make the displayed rows more apparent that they are selectable or expandable by changing the colors (so they do not appear grayed out) and/or provide expandable triangles that are more apparent that they can be selected. Also, add text to the top of the selection window to provide instructions. For example something in the nature of: "Click the expandable triangles below to select from existing assignments".

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Disallow Out-Dent of Tasks with Assigned Resources

                                      MS Project allows tasks with assigned resources to be out-dented and transformed into a summary task. Resources should never be assigned to summary tasks.
                                      • The summary tasks are always configured with a Task Type of Fixed Units. This cannot be changed.
                                      • Summary tasks do NOT appear on timesheets and cannot be added. Therefore actual hours cannot be applied to these tasks.
                                      • Summary Tasks cannot be LOCKED from timesheet updates.
                                      • If actual work was applied prior to out denting, there are times the PM cannot indent the task to correct the out dent.
                                      Proposed Solution: When the…

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide Ability to Ignore Resource Calendars in Resource Plans

                                        Resource Plan Time-phased data is impacted by OOO Exchange Calendar Sync. Inconsistencies observed in the work for resources in the Resource Plan after performing Exchange OOO Synchronization with Project Server 2013, which make it difficult to allocate resources appropriately.
                                        To alleviate this issue, a custom application was built to run once a week to remove OOO time from the resource plans.
                                        Proposed Solution: Provide the ability to ignore resource calendars in the resource plan, option to disable OOO Sync from affecting Resource Plan. This would eliminate the need for the custom application.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow the management of cost resources in the PWA and their assignment in templates for new projects

                                          Currently cost resources can only be properly used via the Project Professional client. They cannot be assigned in a template for a new project as this crashes the project creation. When using those resources in the PWA you can assign them, but you cannot update, cost, actual cost and remaining cost values as the fields are only editable in Task views and update only the task field but not the assignment fields (different to editing work resources, where updates on task level reflect also to the assignments). Therefore cost resources are currently useless when editing projects only via the PWA

                                          21 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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