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  1. 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…

    70 votes
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  2. 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.

    67 votes
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  3. 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

    67 votes
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  4. 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.

    64 votes
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  5. Add a bulk publish functionality

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

    61 votes
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  6. 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

    60 votes
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  7. 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…

    60 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    57 votes
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  10. 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…

    54 votes
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  11. 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.

    50 votes
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  12. 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.

    46 votes
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  13. 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.

    45 votes
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  14. 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".

    45 votes
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  15. 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.

    43 votes
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  16. Ideas, Proposal, Projects, Programs and Portfolios

    Project server 2007 had a section to convert Idea or Proposal to Project, was a good idea, but from PS 2010 isn't, the better will be:

    To make a Proposal or Idea and when this element is create, to have the option to see this element in Portfolio section to add it to Portfolio Analyzer scenario,and if this proposal is approval have a option to convert to Project same the project server 2007. And Iwhen the proposal is created it must to keep the proposal workspace and when it's converted to project must keep the proposal workspace in the history…

    43 votes
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  17. 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.

    41 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.

    39 votes
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  19. Allow management of master projects via CSOM

    Currently master Projects are not available via the CSOM API. The only way to retrieve Information about master projects is via OData.
    There are scenarios were the possibility to obtain Information on master projects via CSOM is necessary:
    -reporting security
    Check if a user is allowed to see a master project or not
    -3rd party system Integration
    Update metadata of master Projects

    Scheduling is a different topic and I would set up a new idea for that.

    39 votes
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  20. Add support in CSOM to restart workflow and change EPT

    We want to programmatically change the Enterprise Project Type in Project Server 2016/Project Online as it was possible in Project Server 2013 with SubmitStage. Please add support in CSOM for this operation as it was available in PSI.

    37 votes
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