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  1. Enable conditional formatting of tasks on Timeline

    It would be great if there could be possible to define task color on Timeline according to some field value.
    For example, we have a Task status field and Blocked tasks would display in red, Completed tasks in grey, Running/Active tasks in green, etc.

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      3 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Timephased Resource Information

      While effort and base capacity is timephased, the associated resource information such as Team Name, Resource Department, RBS, and Timesheet Manager are not. This means that as staff move about the organization, our reports will only ever show their effort as associated with their current state of employment. This gap causes concern and inaccurate historical reports.

      Question from Leadership: "How many QA hours did that last ERP Program (of multiple projects) need?" or "How has the balance of operational effort, support effort, and project effort changed over the last three years?"

      Answer today: We're not sure. Two of them are…

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        2 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make it possible to Pin the 'Project' and 'Resouce' ribbon within PWA

        Make it so that a user can Pin the 'Project' and 'Resource' ribbons that have a habit of auto hiding

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          3 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Clone Project Online PWA instances

          Provide the ability in Project Online via the SharePoint Admin Center to clone one PWA instance into a new blank PWA instance so that you can have replica PROD / DEV / TEST PWA instances. This would be good out of the box via the SharePoint Admin Center UI without needing any tools.

          64 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable conditional formatting in Reports

            It is possible to assign graphical indicators in the Gantt chart view, however those do not carry over to reports, such as the Milestone report. Only text will be displayed in the report, where a visual representation of the data would be extremely useful. Please enable conditional formatting to enhance reporting capability, and reduce the need for third party reporting tools.

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              0 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Single security setup for Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard

              When using Project Based Security, its counter intuitive to expect to need to use the SharePoint Groups of "Administrator for Project Web App" "Portfolio Managers" & "Portfolio Viewers" to gain access to the "Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard" App. It took a number of hours and a support ticket in order to resolve this issue since we use Project based security.

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                2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Task Hierarchy to Resource Team Assignments View

                We occasionally have similarly-named tasks in a project. If we assign these to a team resource, those searching for the tasks in the Resource Team Assignments view are not sure which to choose. Request that TaskHierarchy be available in this view to clear up the confusion.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Native PowerShell support for client tasks on projects, tasks, lookup tables, ...

                  The dev portal for Project does have a sample PowerShell script to do some basic tasks. However, it would be great if the Project team would develop a full blown, officially supported PowerShell module for typical 'client' operations. I an imagine cmdlets like:

                  Get-MSProject
                  Add-MSProjectTask -ProjectName Test -TaskName TestTask -Resource XYZ
                  Add-MSProjectLookupTableEntry -Code 1234 -Description MarketingCost

                  Etc. Etc.

                  It would enable very fast and flexible integrations in existing PowerShell DevOps shops. Especially for smaller organisations that do not have (SharePoint) devs on board but do have ITPro's with PowerShell experience it would lead to more stable, better and feature rich…

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                    0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use Project level custom fields in ALL views

                    Many (but not all) views in PWA can be changed and new fields can be added. However the detail views of type "Project", "Resource assignment", "My work" and "Timesheets" don't offer any Project level Enterprise custom fields to add. Having these fields available would offer the possibility to show additional project data e.g. order number or project status to the user.

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                      0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Don't show features in the ribbon a user doesn't have access to

                      When a user doesn't have access (either it's unused, or no access to it have been granted) to a specific feature, he/she doesn't want to see the button in the ribbon. The cleaner the UI is, the easier it is to work with Project Online.

                      16 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve performance of project Save and Publish

                        Change the way Projects are saved and published so the process takes less time and less requests.

                        14 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 28 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Exchange integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve performance. The queue jobs are not moving...

                              Improve performance. The queue jobs are not moving...

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                                0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • El Centro de Recursos puede mejorar

                                Me parece que el centro de recursos es una aplicación que puede mejorar considerablemente, por ejemplo, que no se requiera seleccionar a los recursos del Centro de Recursos para identificar todas las solicitudes de Recursos que hay disponibles para la gestión de proyectos.
                                Adicional a ello, si actualizo la página de solicitudes de recurso, todas las solicitudes que tenía en el tablero, desaparecen.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Insert a custom field in multiple views

                                  can we have the functionality to be able when creating or introducing a new field to insert that filed into multiple views at once instead of goin to each view and update it

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                                    0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow PM to delegate task approvals when unavailable

                                    Like all employees, our PMs go on vacation from time to time. We would like an easy way to create a rule to delegate approvals of task updates to another PM since we aim to report project time weekly. Otherwise the project is not updated while they are out, or an admin may be requested to do it. It would be better to have the option of the PM to assign their delegate.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Project calendar should default to show in Gantt Chart

                                      When the Project calendar is changed in "Project Information" from 'Standard' to a different or custom calendar, it is currently necessary to then manually change the calendar that displays in the Gantt Chart. It would be nice if that Project Information calendar setting propagated through the software rather than having to go into the 'Nonworking Time' setting of the Gantt Chart to manually choose the same calendar to display. This can be a very misleading visual if you don't know to do this for a project!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a filter for predecessors and successors of a selected task

                                        The current #TaskPath feature will highlight predecessors and successors of a selected task, but when you have several hundred tasks and the successors are many lines below, it is difficult to follow the full task path. I would like to be able to #filter the predecessors and successors (and driving predecessors and driven successors) to get a quick look at all the dependent tasks.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Need for a "Fixed Lag" link from a milestone

                                          I have documents that are due "X" number of days either prior to, or after, a specific milestone.

                                          Using constraints that are ALAP does not allow the milestone to "float" based on other links. I need a "Fixed Lag" that allows me to link the delivery of this document "X" days before (or after) the milestone while allowing the milestone, itself to move as needed.

                                          I envision it being set to absorb Free Slack without affecting Total Slack, in the case of a predecessor, and, in the case of a successor, acting as an ASAP, but constrained no to go…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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