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  1. Local Time Zone for scheduled Tasks

    When a task is scheduled, the task Date/Time is based on the time zone of the originator of the schedule and/or the time set on the Project Server. For multi-national (and even in different time zones) it would be great to have the date/time represented locally. For example, a task set to Start Nov 13 at 8 am in Seattle would show up on a Hong Kong computer to their local time - November 14 at 12 Am.

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      0 comments  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Milestone data in ODATA feed

      It's a huge pain to create reports from ODATA from the task table for key milestones. Traditionally, Project Admins create a key milestone lookup so they can tag some milestones, such as Release Date or Deploy Date. This allowed us to filter by that custom field tag and report data on that key milestones. Much work is required to extract and report on this data from there.

      The solution I recommend is for Microsoft to add a Key Milestone task field that has a lookup table associated with it, which allows us to add key milestones that we want more…

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        0 comments  ·  BI and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make it possible to navigate to Project Site from My Tasks

        If I am in My Tasks and look at them , the project name appears at the top , but there is no link to it. The task is a clickable link, and when clicking at it, I get into the task details, but still no link to the project site.

        As a team member I would like to have the possiblity to navigate to the project site for a specific task. This is a very obvious need when you are a team member working on many tasks on many projects. It reduces the team members clicks and time to…

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          0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Close button in Project Online behaves inconsistent

          Currently the Close project button in the ribbon of Project Online will close the project and navigate the user to the previous page outside of the Project Detail Pages.

          The majority of the time this will navigate the user back to the Project Center.

          However if the user opens a project from project center, then visits the project site, and then navigates back to the project, the user expects the close button will return them to the Project Center, instead it navigates them back to the project site. This results in a poor and inconsistent user experience.

          The close button…

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          • Show deadline indicator also in Project Online schedule views

            The deadline indicator is not visible in the schedule views of Project Online. Only the Project client displays it. This is a drawback, as it is one of the basic features of task management.

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Time Reporter: Make the Android version available

              More than a year past since iOS version of Time Reporter mobile app realesed. We are still waiting to Android version ans there is no update.

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                0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include $ in Project Name Validation

                When creating a new Project in Project Online there is validation rules to prevent the use of special characters in the Project Name.

                An issue was found in the default Project Site URL when the Dollar Symbol ($) was used in the Project Name and this symbol should be added to the validation checking to prevent these issues in future.

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                  0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable sorting and filtering by Start1...10 and Finish1...10 fields in Project center views

                  Project 2016 server PWA doesn't allow sorting or filtering of projects in Project center views by Start1...10 and Finish1...10 fields when these custom date values are rolled-up to the project level. This feature existed in 2010 PWA, please bring it back.
                  -Please also fix the bug which makes these custom dates in PWA randomly disappear which in turn makes the custom gantt bars disappear too.
                  -Above mentioned date fields should be also made available to the custom formula date fields.

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                    0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Resource requests date

                    In the Resource Requests view, is it possible to show the date the resource was requested? This would be useful when a Resource Manager returns from leave and has several requests; they can prioritize requests according to when they were submitted.

                    Thanks,
                    Rob

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                      0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • [Bug] Document presence icon in the Project Center is unreliable

                      The icon that accuses the presence of documents on the project site does not appear on several websites that have published document.

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                        0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Send notifications ONLY for tasks that have changed

                        I'm using notifications to alert my team that they've been assigned a task. I have 400 tasks and a team of 30 people. Every time I publish, all 30 people get a notification about all of their assigned tasks, which is overwhelming them and now the notifications are useless. I'd prefer to have notifications sent only for tasks that have changed during the current session.

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                          3 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Set Baseline for Selected Tasks to update top level information

                          When you update baseline for selected tasks, it does not update "Resources" at the Top Level of the project.

                          These are only updated if you re-baseline the "Entire Project" (wiping away all other task baselines you want to retain).

                          Solution Idea #1: Put a checkbox on the Update Baseline dialog box to also include "Update Resources".

                          We are trying to use MS Project to capture budget & expense information (labor, equipment, material, etc..). We want to capture these and use MS Project to tell us what the variance is.

                          These items are added as "resources" in MS Project. Labor Expense…

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                            0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • CSOM method IsMemberOf(<project security group>)

                            Add the possibility to find out through CSOM if a user (or the current context user) is a member of a given Project Sec Group (not AD or SharePoint) in order to provide a better UX with regards to e.g.: navigation or information filtering.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Contoso OData and API access

                              The built-in reports in Project and PowerBI are of low use to my clients, so we build reports in Excel using PowerPivot model of the Assignments, Task, Resources, and Projects tables. In order to share the approach or to promote and test the dashboards, it would help to have open access to your hypothetical Contoso company's Project instance to build example dashboard solutions.

                              2 votes
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                              • Provide a faster way to create delegates.

                                Provide a faster way to create delegates.

                                12 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Project fiscal calendars should match Project Server/Project Online fiscal calendars

                                  Our fiscal calendars don't start and end on the first and last day of calendar months. In Project Web App you can specify a 4/4/5 fiscal calendar. This makes reporting against fiscal time quite easy. Unfortunately this calendar doesn't sync with Project Desktop's calendar. In fact, there is no way to specify a 4/4/5 fiscal calendar in Project Desktop. This makes validating reports extremely time consuming for our Project Managers.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable spelling and grammar check on PDPs

                                    Enable spelling and grammar check on PDPs, in particular for custom fields with multiple lines of text. Today you can select the spelling language in the Format Text ribbon, but it does not flag any typos. Having a spelling and grammar check on custom fields with a single line of text would be useful as well. Today the only option seems to be downloading and installing browser freeware.

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                                    • Protected First Baseline

                                      The first Baseline a Project Manager sets should be protected in means, the Project Manager cannot overwrite this baseline without PMO approval.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Dynamics 365 Operations - Projects

                                        Dynamics 365 Operations - Projects (AX-Projects) and Project Online: Spring Release 2017.
                                        We manage (WBS, Change Orders, Baselines, Schedule, Etc...) in Project Online. We collect ALL our costs with AX-Projects. For example all Time collections is done within AX-Projects with AX-Projects Activities.

                                        We do this because AX-Projects does not honor correctly base lining a project as per PMI PIMBOK standards. THIS IS A HUGE GAP with AX-Projects.

                                        Please provide EXCELENT ODATA, Common Data Model and BI Support so that we can do this more effectively share data from AX-Projects to Project Online and Create BI Dashboards to be able to…

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                                        • Resource Availability for Zero Max Units Computed using Resource Calendar

                                          Currently, when resources have zero max units, the resources' FTE values calculate based on seven day weeks rather than the resource calendar.

                                          Please change the calculation methodology to use the resource calendar.

                                          https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2506962/resource-plan-fte-doesn-t-calculate-as-expected-when-max-units-are-0-o

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                                            0 comments  ·  Demand Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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