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  1. Summarize the total number of displayed Projects in Project Center

    In Project Server (All Versions), Although the Project Center is characterized by a great toolbar with many helpful functions like Filter, Group…etc, you still can not count the total number of the displayed projects!

    By the way, I have developed a 'Project Center Totalize' Google Extension that calculates the Projects status and the total number of displayed projects in the Project Center.

    For more details about 'Project Center Totalize' Features, Please check https://blog.devoworx.net/project-center-totalize/

    However, I think it would be a good idea if we have a summarization feature as footer in Project Center to summarize the built-in project fields like…

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      0 comments  ·  BI and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enhance the Title of Project Detail Pages (PDP)

      For system default PDP, It will show the corresponding project name on its title. e.g. "Schedule : My Project Name"

      For custom created PDP, we can define the page title name but the project name is not added automatically.

      Better to either show the project name by default or have options to show it or not, when defining PDP.

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      • Give Project Online the Ability to Use the On-Premise Data Gateway to Reach into the Corporate Data Center and Import Actual Hours

        Power BI, Power Apps, and Flow all have the ability to connect to a multitude of data sources--and to use the On-Premise Data Gateway. Project Server and Project Online both need similar features and--generally better ability to bring data into the Project Schedule. The immediate and obvious need is for reaching into the Accounting Databases in the Corporate Data Center and bringing Actual Hours into Project Server/Project Online.

        Earned Value Management (EVM)--required by all Federal agencies--requires that Actual Hours be brought into the Project Schedule for purposes of calculating the Earned Value Parameters. Right now, CSOM customization or VBA macros…

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          • Resource Request Page FTE addition to units

            Please add FTE to the unit choice on the PWA resource request page along with hours and days. We decrease resources capacity by how many direct reports they have and can be very difficult to assign the correct amount of hours/days to those resources. If we could commit the resources by the FTE amount it would be much easier and quicker for resource managers.

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              0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Does Project Server capture who last modified a project?

              Add a field to project and project server that reflects who last modified a project

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              • Show Planner Charts & Information in a Task Window in Project

                Allow end users to be able to connect and then open and see a quick synopsis of what is done or not done in Planner, within MS Projet

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                • Save page setup to view

                  Views are very useful however it would be great if you could set up and save the page setup and print settings for a given view. This would be useful for instance when regularly saving or printing to pdf.

                  Looking forward to other's thoughts and feedback.

                  Rob

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • direct link to a view

                    It would be great if I could provide direct links to specific views. Example would be for views within the Project Center, but other pages such as Resources & My Timesheets would be useful as well.

                    I'd use the links from outside & inside of Project Online to direct users and executives to the specific view created for a purpose.

                    I understand the system recalling users' last selected view, and their customizations to it - but if I'm telling them "go here" and it instead brings them to their last view which isn't showing them anything I intended based on…

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                    • OData Propery Name in the CSOM / REST CustomField Class and CustomField InternalName or ID in the Odata schema

                      Provide the OData propery name in the CSOM / REST CustomField Class and also CustomField InternalName or ID in the Odata schema. In the Odata schema the Projects entity for a given custom field it could be: <Property Name="TEST" Type="Edm.String" Id"c9ce7c68-a7cf-e711-80cd-00155d54b307"/>

                      This would make it far easier when working with REST and OData, currently today we have to guess / test all possible values are there seem to be inconsistencies in the spec.

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make it stable. On Surface it just hangs every time I close the screen

                        Make it stable. On Surface it just hangs every time I close the screen

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                        • Don't count 0h time entries as Actual Work

                          We like to plan our week ahead by pre-filing our Timesheets. Sometimes, meetings get cancelled (for example) and what was a 1h entry gets set to 0h (Timesheet doesn't allow blanks once something has been entered).

                          The problem is that these 0h entries are counted when calculating the Start Date of the Task; as a result, we are unable to change the STart Date of the Task because we only allow changes via Timesheets.

                          If Actual Work of 0h is submitted, it shouldn't actual count as Actual Work since it is ZERO HOURS. :-)

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                            0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Capacity in PWA's Resource Utilization Views

                            As a resource manager, I typically select my resources (business analysts) and use the Resource Utilization views to see current assignments and capacity. I can add a generic resource ("BA") to see the demand in other projects that isn't yet staffed, thereby seeing demand for all Business Analysts, but when I do, the capacity of the generic resource is added to the chart as well. The generic resource doesn't not have capacity, and should not be graphed as if they do.

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                              0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Would like to see an option that could flip my account between User and Admin access.

                              Short: Would like to see an option that could flip my account between User and Admin access.

                              Long: Due to our current SP Project 2016 environment. Our administrators are other project managers. I noticed that a lot of changes impact all users in the enterprise as my regular user account is a PWA administrator. It would be nice if you could access the cogwheel (edit page, site settings, PWA settings, etc.) in the upper right hand and have an on / off switch that would allow you to switch between an administrator or regular user. This would alleviate the need…

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                                0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integration of Project Desktop to PWA: Fix needed

                                When you save a Project from Desktop, the value/s on the "Tasks" column on the desktop app doesn't propagate/display when you access the Project Site's Tasks after publishing. The tasks are only view-able from the main site's Tasks (e.g. https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/pwa/tasks.aspx).

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                                • Have true entity modified dates in the Odata API feeds

                                  With the update for modified dates in all entities in the Project Online OData API, it would be good if these dates were true modified dates. For example, if a project is published with no changes to any tasks, only the Project Modified Date should update but today all of the Task Modified Dates get updated too and match the project modified date. Changing to true entity modified dates would enable delta sync from Project Online OData to a SQL Database.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a bulk publish functionality

                                    Add a bulk publish functionality. Now every project has to be published one by one

                                    40 votes
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                                    • Automaticaly generate schedules for construction projects

                                      Construction projects has special characteristics. They usually the have pre defined scope and clear objectives to be achieved.

                                      The idea is to utilize the available information in construction documents like ( contract, bill of quantities, drawings, and other) to automatically generate a preliminary schedule. This schedule can be then integrated with resource schedule to produce the final schedule.

                                      Another option may include converting the quantities in the BOQ into 2d or 3d shapes. This may help visualizing the scope of work and allow planners to take the right actions. virtual reality techniques may be utilized here to increase productivity.

                                      This…

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                                      • Planner integration: Render Planner icon also in PWA and add additional status columns in web and client

                                        It is necessary to display the planner icon also in the web. Planner is a tool for team members, so these should be able to quickly navigate to the work management area.
                                        Apart from that basic information from the Planner should flow back to Project, at least on a button click by the project owner: number of items open/in progress/late/closed, latest finish, earliest start

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                                          1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • I would like to import my new "graphical indicators" and "line styles".

                                          I would like to import my new "graphical indicators" and "line styles".

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                                          MS Project 2016 Pro x64
                                          Windows 7 x64

                                          See figure 1 - https://prnt.sc/hg0rd3
                                          See figure 2 - https://prnt.sc/hg0s55

                                          For example, do so
                                          https://prnt.sc/hg9mnv

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