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  1. 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 →
    • 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.

      18 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard for Project Status

        To aid with Project status reporting, would like the Project manager to quickly show a status report to their sponsor through the 'Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard' app. Now in a Project Online site for a project, there is the ability to add the app 'Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard'. Would desire a few enhancements to really make this help a Project manager
        1. The Project Dashboard for the project site you started from, should automatically be shown; now you the main dashboard comes up and you have to find a project and select it
        2. Allow a simple list…

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          0 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Resource availability and rates attributes per project

          It would be very useful if there would be a possibility to enter fields per the combination of resource and project, instead of only on resource level.
          When entered for a resource in a project, these fields should overrule the fields on resource level.
          The most needed ones are: Max Units + all Availabilities, all Rates + all Cost rate tables (A - E).

          Please enable this enhancement which would solve a lot of issues in organisations with variable availability and rates of resources per project.

          12 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Free Read Only Project Online

            I love that Visio has a read only online version that my staff members can use to open up visio files from other staff members.
            I have the same need for Project. Our maintenance staff often needs to read project files that are sent to them via email. Right now we use ProjectViewer 365 as a third party tool, but Microsoft should really add project file viewing as a free feature within 365.

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

              This is regarding the construction industry.

              We have overall project quantities. As I build the schedule I adjust the duration of task items to meet contract dead lines.
              I have a "daily Production quantity" column. I would like to just insert a formula to auto calculate this column as I update/change the duration.

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              • A Resource Manager should be able to create a Resource Engagement in PWA as Proposed

                Currently, someone such as a Resource Manager using the PWA Resource Center interface to establish and book resources via the resource engagement feature can do so but unfortunately it limits them setting up as committed only ('Proposed' resource engagement is not possible via PWA). A resource manager may wish to soft book the resource in question and unfortunately only way to do so is via Project Professional. As you know, using Project Professional adds to the complexity of accomplishing this operation.

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                  4 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Project Id field visible in Project Professional

                  If an Enterprise Project Type has a Project ID enabled, it should be visible in the Project client too, e.g. in the Project Information dialog.

                  2 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  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.

                    69 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  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…

                      15 votes
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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

                        9 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  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.

                          16 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  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.

                            5 votes
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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.

                              9 votes
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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 →
                                • 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.

                                  17 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  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 →
                                    • Bug: Team Assignment Pool Work not shown under Resource Pool > Capacity Planning

                                      We have resources that are Team Assignment Pool resources with a certain capacity.
                                      The capacity is not set to 0 but to the maximum size to give Project Managers a rough estimate with the Red Overallocated Guy.
                                      Our project managers schedule their projects and assign tasks.
                                      Some tasks are assigned to specific users, some tasks are assigned to the team assignment pools.

                                      Going to Resource Pool > Capacity Planning, neither work/assignments nor capacity of the team assignment pool resource is displayed. In fact, the whole team assignment pool resource is not displayed.

                                      The bug: The whole team assignment pool resource…

                                      3 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  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 →
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                                            6 comments  ·  Exchange integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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