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  1. "task notes"

    Show Task Notes in Indicator Column in Project View in PWA

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  2. Addition of 'Programs' or structured grouping of projects for reporting and Risk/Issue assignemnet

    Creation of program (multiple projects) , and enterprise (one per instance), where sites would be created and risks and issues, along with OLAP/Reporting could auto roll up to a customers alignment.

    i.e. The same way projects can have sub projects, but without the embedding of the projects them selves. Designated 'Portfolio' pages would automatically have a different sharepoint site template, allow for high level risks and issues to be managed, and have automated dashboards for showing high level cost and schedule metrics, across a group of projects. The highest level, would then be the enterprise, where all programs, risks, and…

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  3. 34 votes
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  4. engagements

    CSOM API for Engagements in Project Server 2016 on premise is missing.
    Please add CSOM API or allow another way to update engagements programmatically.

    The Engagements CSOM API works well for Project Online but fails when attempteing the exact same code on 16 On Premise (minus the authentication off course).
    The error seems to be coming from the server:
    “Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerException: Field or property “Engagements” does not exist.
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponseStream(Stream responseStream)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponse()"

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  5. Include administrative work into the capacity report and take this work into account for the calculation of capacity.

    If an organization wants to be able to manage their resource capacity with PPM then they should be able to register not project related work and see the impact of this not project related work on their resource capacity. (see attached screenshot)

    PPM currently has the so called “administrative” tasks for registering not project related work. But work registered on administrative tasks is not taken into account for the calculation of remaining resource capacity. You would expect that the administrative tasks (Work Type: Working) behave the same as project related work when it comes to resource capacity. But unfortunately they…

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  6. Import holidays to Project Calendar

    It should be possible to import national holidays into Project calendar, the same way we do it on Outlook.

    32 votes
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  7. Add a flag (per site collection) so that users can choose whether HTML tags should remain in the ODATA feed

    The removal of HTML tags in the ODATA feed has had severe implications for custom reports which relied on these tags in order to preserve the formatting entered into Enterprise Custom fields displayed on PDPs. Is it possible to provide a way to select which fields in the ODATA field have the HTML tags removed, or failing this, to allow the admin to decide at Site Collection or PWA instance level.

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  8. Enable the new Capacity Planning Reports to be exported to Excel and PDF

    With the new Capacity Planning reports (Heat map, Resource utilization / availability etc.) there is no way to export the data to Excel like you could with the old Resource Availability view. Providing the functionality to Export to Excel will give the ability to do further data analysis. Also exporting to PDF would be good as the reports can easily be shared.

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  9. Lock down specific levels/tasks of a project plan template

    Ensuring that key reporting tasks or milestones of a plan tempate is protected. This would allow for much stronger reporting and would remove the need of programmatically control specific key tasks.

    31 votes
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  10. Project Online an VSTS integration for Agile

    Long awaited integration between Project Online and VSTS. Would be good to have a story around agile frameworks like SAFe.

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    Hi everyone!

    We’re looking into how to bring Microsoft products together even more, so your feedback is appreciated! We’d love to hear how you would use Project and VSTS together. What would you expect in a Project and VSTS integration? How do you currently use the two separately?

    ~J

  11. Dual screen support.

    How is it not possible to have to separate Projects open at the same time, like any other Office product?

    30 votes
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  12. Add Timesheet Notification Options in Manage My Alerts and Reminders

    Submitted on behalf of a client.

    Similar to task notifications, allow for timesheet notifications in Manage My Alerts and Reminders with similar (appropriate) options.

    There are currently no notifications to the Timesheet Manager when a timesheet is submitted. The only way to see this is by logging into Project Online and going to the Approvals page. This is not very user friendly and forces the user to "go see" if there are any new timesheets in the system to approve, rather than being informed that there is.

    30 votes
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  13. More powerful PWA Views (Project Center, Resource and Detail views)

    Configuration and UI of Project Center, Resource Center views can be made more powerful. Especially searching projects/resources should be made much simpler and easier with keyword search not custom filter. Configuration should be made similar to SharePoint views. More complex filtering and [Me] and [Today] based dynamic filtering should be allowed. Filtering, sorting should allow some calculated functions from excel or vba etc. Formatting like conditional formatting should be introduced.

    30 votes
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  14. Provide security trimming for the OData reporting endpoint

    Analogous to the CSOM/REST API endpoints also the OData reporting endpoints should be security trimmed, providing only the data that is available to the user in Project Center and Resource Center

    30 votes
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  15. Project Status And Archiving

    Project status Active, Complete, Cancelled

    When a project is active it show up on project center. When its complete or cancelled, an archive option now let us archive the project in a specific place witch project manager can access for consulting and lessons learned. Its not on project center anymore, and the same happens eith the project site and other data like issues and risks that belongs to the archive project.

    When a project is cancelled and it's not 100% yet (example: you cancel a project around 40% complete). You can archive the project with a cancelled report saying what…

    30 votes
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  16. Create a better PDP page

    The PDP page needs a facelift its so dated and awful you cant compare to the new powerapp form or even modern sharepoint form . Create the ability for the PDP to include a form based design that can cater for a better layout

    29 votes
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  17. OData Service for Lookup Tables

    When a customer implementation requires replicating of PWA data to a SQL Server database it's fairly easy to get the project data by using Integration Services and the e.g. the projects OData feed. This feed contains custom fields and the lookup table values selected on a project, but it's not possible to get further details on the selected lookup table item.

    It should be possible to read lookup tables and lookup table items (incl. level, value and description) in an OData service. Further it should also be possible to map a selected lookup table value on a project (or other…

    29 votes
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  18. Make 'Start' and 'finish' dates Read only

    PMs often change 'Start' and 'Finish' dates for tasks accidently which, in turn, applies scheduling constraints to tasks. This often introduces confusion and complexity into a schedule.

    Instead I suggest that 'Start' and 'Finish' columns for 'Auto scheduled' tasks be made read only. (if you want to adjust dates, use manually scheduled tasks).

    If a PM wants to impose fixed date (my means of a Scheduling Constraint) they could double click on the task and from the advanced tab of the Task Information apply a scheduling constraint from there.

    I understand that this is a significant paradigm shift for Project…

    29 votes
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  19. Add a custom list web part in project site to the odata feed for status reporting

    Allow admins to create a custom list web part in the SharePoint project sites that can be included in the odata feed. This would allow for more effective reporting of project status in a narrative format. The existing solution (enterprise custom fields on a project detail page) does not save history and is littered with html tags in the odata feed. A custom list for status reports in the project site saves history but cannot be easily reported on across the system because it is not included in the odata feed.

    29 votes
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  20. Change the Project Online out-of-the-box "Owner" field name to e.g. "Project Manager"

    There's a lot of organizations who have the term "owner" referring to the Project business owner, not the Project Plan technical owner.
    Would be really great to change this to someting more relevant.

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