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  1. Access to multiple PWA instances with Project tile

    Scenario for a multinational company with several business entities with only 1 Office 365 tenant.

    • As for now, to access any new PWA instance (different from the default PWA instance) through the Office 365 interface,
    1) Tenant administrator has to create a new Custom Tile in the Company Profile in the O365 Admin Center (as described in article "Add custom tiles to the My apps page and app launcher" https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-custom-tiles-to-the-My-apps-page-and-app-launcher-1136115a-75af-4497-b693-640c4ce70bc6?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US and "Customising the App Launcher– Part Two–Custom Tiles" https://epmsource.com/2015/08/02/customising-the-app-launcher-part-twocustom-tiles/)
    2) End-user has to **manually** add the new tile to its App Launcher

    • The default Project tile (pointing…

    88 votes
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    Hi all!

    We have a new default experience that we call Project Home that you can access through the Project tile. Project Home allows you to see all of your recent/favorite projects across different PWA instances through the click of the Project tile.

    As always, thank you for your feedback. As any additional feedback comes up through this area, please share them with us through Uservoice under /Project Home.

    ~J

  2. Link Custom Fields with SharePoint List

    Add an option to link custom field with SharePoint list as lookup table.

    in this feature we should have the ability to choose the field name on the selected list.

    This will give us the ability to define any addtional info for every entry in the predefined list value.

    81 votes
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  3. Ability to Freeze Panes in MSP when editing cells in a table in MSP.

    Ability to Freeze Panes in MSP when editing cells in a table in MSP.
    Like you can in Excel.

    76 votes
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  4. True Multi currency support in Project Pro and Project Online

    Currently the currency setting is independent of the numerical value for costs. I would like to have project managers in different countries be able to plan and visualise project and resource data in their local currencies but then the roll up of data might show local currency (with other projects based on a different currency converted) AND have visibility of rolled up data with a global currency. At present there is only the option to have a single global currency (local currency setting is meaningless in the current version). And yes you can use custom fields to convert, but not…

    72 votes
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  5. Support migration of PWA instances in Project Online

    Allow migration of data and configuration from on-premises (Project Server) to cloud (Project Online).

    Allow migration of data and configuration from one PWA instance to another within Project Online

    69 votes
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  6. Add a bulk publish functionality

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

    66 votes
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  7. Allow users to freeze panes when editing timesheets and the Schedule PDP.

    When making edits in the Schedule PDP or timesheet it would be helpful to be able to freeze the top row and first column so users don't have to continuously scroll up or down to check the date, task name, etc.

    66 votes
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  8. Improve CSOM or bring back PSI

    CSOM doesn't support many useful features that PSI used to (See individual user voice requests on this very same forum)

    If you can't make CSOM on part with PSI, then please bring back PSI. Its hard to explain to customer that they'll loose functionality after upgrade

    62 votes
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  9. Allow reading and editing 100% complete assignments through CSOM for other user

    When reading assignments of an enterprise resource through Project Online CSOM, assignments which are 100 % completed are not returned.

    Code example:
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    //1. Creating Project Context, using credentials of a service account
    //with Admin rights on PWA
    ProjectContext context = new ProjectContext(...);

    //2. Getting resource for reading assignments
    EnterpriseResource resource = context.EnterpriseResources.Where(...).FirstOrDefault();

    //3. Load Resource Assignments
    context.Load(resources.Assignments);
    context.ExecuteQuery();
    StatusAssignmentCollection assignments = resource.Assignments;
    =====================================================

    The returned StatusAssignmentCollection of Step 3 doesn't contain assignments with 100% work completed but all other assignments of the resource.

    Because of that, editing a 100% complete assignment (e.g. changing/adding work values) is not possible.

    At…

    62 votes
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  10. Provide 'SetProjectBaseline' method in CSOM

    We should be able to set project baseline through workflow or apps by calling this method and passing the baseline number as a parameter. This would allow organizations to set baseline through workflow at a specific point in time in the project life cycle.

    59 votes
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  11. Support for Arabic language in Lookup Table Custom Field in Project Server 2016 / 2013

    Problem

    The search in Arabic in Lookup Table Custom Field is not working properly in Project Server 2016 / 2013.
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    Scenario

    In Project Server 2016 / 2013, I tried to create a lookup table with Arabic Entries by doing the following:

    - Go to PWA Settings.
    - Below Enterprise Data, Click on Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables.
    - Scroll down to Lookup Tables for Custom Fields.
    - Create a new Lookup Table with Text type.
    - Add Arabic Entries.
    - Go back to create a custom field that will get the data from the created lookup table.
    - Add now your…

    57 votes
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  12. Improve performance of reading timephased data through CSOM GetTimePhase function

    If I want to read timephased assignment data (e.g. actual or scheduled work) for each day of an assignment via CSOM Statusing, it's necessary to do a CSOM call for each day the assignment takes.

    Code example:
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    //1. Creating Project Context, using credentials of a service account
    //with Admin rights on PWA
    ProjectContext context = new ProjectContext(...);

    //2. Getting resource for reading assignments
    EnterpriseResource resource = context.EnterpriseResources.Where(...).FirstOrDefault();

    //3. Load Resource Assignments
    context.Load(resources.Assignments);
    context.ExecuteQuery();

    //4. Get Time Phase for specific date
    var timePhase = resource.Assignments.GetTimePhase(myDate, maDate);
    context.Load(timePhase);
    context.Load(timePhase.Assignments);
    context.ExecuteQuery();
    =====================================================

    To get the timephased values for each day of the…

    55 votes
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  13. Add popular "S-curve" graph as a standard reports

    Since all Earn Value related fields (BCWS, BCWP and ACWP) are time-phased and change according to the "Status Date" to populate a S-Curve you need to copy then to Excel and use formula to change them to percentage (by dividing to Baseline Cost).
    Adding this feature will helps to avoid manual efforts, which especially is a pain in multi-year projects.

    53 votes
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  14. modern experience for project online

    Get the whole modern experience available on a (existing) PWA site collection including the option to create modern site pages.

    50 votes
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  15. 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.

    47 votes
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  16. 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.

    47 votes
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  17. Fill Categories by using Enterprise Fields

    Usecase:
    A Projectplan should be moved into a special Category once it is assigned to a defined Enterprise Field.

    Example:
    There is an existing Enterprise Field "Program". Values for this Enterprise Field are defined in a Lookup table "Programs", valueas are "Program A, Program B, Program C, etc.".

    If now a Project gets assigned to the "Program A" in the Enterprise Field "Progam" it should also be moved into a custom Categorie "Program A".

    Reasons for this feature:
    Can be used for extended User rights e.g. Users can view Projects from "Program A".

    46 votes
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  18. allow two separate projects to be open in separate windows

    Currently, if trying to compare two project files you have to continuously flick between files - there can only be one instance of project open (even if you have multiple projects open).

    In order to COMPARE projects (without a work around of opening the file in IE) which I do on a daily basis, we need the ability to open multiple instances of MS Project in separate windows.

    45 votes
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  19. Allow multiple team resources to apply for a task that has been assigned to a team resource (allow 1:n replacement for team resources)

    Use cases:
    -Unknown team members due to team size and/or existence of subteams
    -Use of a resource dispatcher role, that does only resource assignments but no planning activities on the schedule
    -Administrative projects for illness and Training
    -Planning of skills for work package activities, that can be executed by anyone of the (project) team later on --> agile approach

    45 votes
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  20. Build Team in Project Online / PWA - Add search field for resources

    The Build Team page in Project Online / PWA needs a search field.

    It is needed to help organisations with large resource pools to find resources (at least by name as a minimum) that they wish to add to project teams.

    44 votes
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