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  1. Effort driven issue

    when you add more than one resource from the same group to a task, for example I have 300% resource called contractors (three people)which when I add them to a task as 300%. The task reduce as though it was effort driven when it is not effort driven. Any ideas?

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow administrators to set default value of subproject checkbox

      In an organization with 1000+ users, many project center viewers miss this checkbox and have to make a support call. We should be able to default the value to "on."

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        2 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • View Preview option in Manage Views

        Need a button under the "New View" and "Modify a View" screens to show a preview of the changed view, either real-time as changes are made, or after (alongside "save"). If there is one, the Admin Guide doesn't show it, or how to get to it.

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          0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Accumulate the Jobs Queue Data in a SQL Table Where We Can Write Reports Against It

          One rogue Project Schedule with a bzillion tasks and dependencies can bring your Project Server/Project Online system to a halt. If we had a SQL table full of the accumulated Jobs Queue data, we could do useful things like--create a report showing--by Project Name--the minimum, maximum, average, and last execution times--for each Job Type (Save; Publish; Publish (Reporting)) related to the Project Name. Performance problems can be vexing to diagnose and to troubleshoot. This improvement--and resulting Admin reports--would aid in troubleshooting Performance Problems and--even better--help to head-off problems that are developing without the Admin noticing.

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            0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Carry forward timesheet project level task to subsequent timesheets

            At the moment, only Administrative tasks are carried forward by default to future timesheets.

            If a user adds using "Select from Existing Assignments" the project level task is not carried forward. It would make the lives of users much easier with the same carry forward feature for all these manually added tasks.

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              0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Trigger To Create Baseline

              Add a trigger to workflow, MS Flow, or elsewhere to allow automatic creation of a baseline.

              Example: I would like to setup a workflow to create a baseline once a certain phase has been completed. Must be able to specify what baseline to store it as, or specify an alias if that suggestion is implemented.

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              • deactivating users feature can be improved

                We have resources users come and go and we paid for "x" amount licenses. Every month, I must clean up resources users to free license for new users and deactivate ones that are no longer active. To do that I went to manage user, enter users' alias, deactivate one at a time. I have hundreds users and I have to do it one at a time which is counter productive. Here are what I did.

                1) Search for user.
                2) Check box that user.
                3) Deactivate the user
                4) Warning popup, click to accept warning popup

                4 clicks. If I…

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                  0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to "backfill" engagement assignments beyond 90 days - workaround

                  While populating our Project Online instance, we needed to create engagements to assign resources to projects back to the beginning of the year to be able to track utilization and revenue. The issue is that if the assignment ended over 90 days ago, we were unable to create the engagement.

                  To work around this limitation, we simply created the engagement with an end date which was within the 90 day window, then went back and edited the engagement to modify the end date to the correct date. It's an extra step, but fortunately we didn't have too many that met…

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                    0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Color-coding for Tasks on Timesheet Page

                    It would be really helpful if the tasks can be color-coded on the Timesheet page view. That would make it easier to input work hours in the right task line. Attached is an example in Excel.

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                      0 comments  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include Unique ID for current and referenced tasks in Split View > Details > Task Form (particularly the Predecessors and Successors view)

                      Include Unique ID for current and referenced tasks in Split View > Details > Task Form (particularly the Predecessors and Successors view) to increase ability of schedulers to navigate and find related tasks.

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                        0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • onenote integration

                        integrate onenote with project so that project notes and documentation can be saved in one spot as part of documentation

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                          0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Theme Color pallets not working in Project

                          Existing option of Theme color under "Quick Access Toolbar" is not working in Project tool.
                          Theme colors selection is usually linked with font color used in all Microsoft office suit whereas in Microsoft Project it is a dummy option.

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                            0 comments  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add timescale option for Resource Engagements

                            A lot of organizations use some kind of contracts for projects, including some resource agreement. This could be replaced by resource engagements if one option was added.

                            Normally, resources are assigned to a project with a number of workhours during a period of time. If you create an engagement with these figures, you are fine in some way. But engagements are spread in a linear way. If a resource has a non-full-time engagement but has an assignment for one full day event, the project manager sees an exception, since engagement is exceeded on the specific day – even if assignments…

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                              0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a simple total to the period when entering time on Task Entry (or Timesheets)

                              The Task entry shows a total hours by Task line but there is no Total for the entire Period. I don't know that Timesheets shows a period total but whether it does or not, it should also be available if a company opts to use Task Entry (versus Timesheets)

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                                2 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The ability to view personal Sharepoint Tasks in PWA

                                Currently, you can only view tasks for Enterprise Projects in the "Tasks" section of the PWA landing page. I think it would be a great idea to have the option for Sharepoint tasks also. This would enhance the user experience for managing tasks in multiple tasklists.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • new windo

                                  Hi guys!

                                  Good morning! Hey, if I'm working on a non full-window project file (i.e.: my MS Project occupies all the screen but I resized that specific project it to be half or less than full window) and I create a new file (from File menu > New), shouldn't the new file be resized in a smaller size too? (than the full window that currently pops up).
                                  Could you change that (maybe in Settings or elsewhere) please?

                                  Thank you for hearing me out!
                                  -Guillermo

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • [Bug] The Site Title can not be changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016

                                    By default In Project Server 2016, the assigned Master Page for the PWA Instance is Seattle with Home word as a Site Title.

                                    So I have tried to change the PWA Site Title through

                                    - Site Settings > Look and Feel > Title,Description and Logo.

                                    But unfortunately, The new Site Title is not changed as attached.

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                                    By the way, The farm has been updated with the latest Cumulative update (Sept 2017) for SharePoint 2016 and looks like the issue still not solved!

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                                    I mentioned all the detail at the below link and I also tried to introduce two workarounds…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Adding Position Role to Engagement Information

                                      Problem: We are running into an issue where a resource can fulfill multiple roles, but the resource can only be assigned one position role in PWA.

                                      For example, a generic resource request for a Business Analyst is submitted by the Project Manager. The Resource Manager replaces the generic resource request with a name resource, Bob. Bob's position role in PWA is of a Project Manager and not a Business Analyst. However, Bob will be acting as the Business Analyst for this project. When the Project Manager looks at his/her Resource Plan it shows Bob being committed to work on the…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Demand Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • ODATA Feed Aggregation

                                        WIth the new changes to timephased ODATA feeds we need an API to at least read and preferably set the "Timephased Data" settings so when making reports we can adapt based on the user's aggregation selection of:

                                        - Never (default)
                                        - Daily (legacy behaviour)
                                        - Weekly
                                        - Monthly
                                        - Fiscal

                                        Please add CSOM/REST interface for this.

                                        Thanks.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Project 2019 and beyond

                                          Hi

                                          Although this is not an idea, it would be nice to know if there are any new developments i.e project online 2019 in the horizon. The announcements blog doesn't work anymore and the net is basically lifeless with respect to any updates.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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