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  1. 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…

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    • 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.

      27 votes
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      • Allow Editing of Multi Line Project Custom Fields in Project Professional

        Currently Project level text Enterprise Custom Fields with Multiple lines of text cannot be edited in Project Pro nor modified through the COM Object Model. Please add this ability to future versions.

        27 votes
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        • 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

          27 votes
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          • 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.

            27 votes
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            • 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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              • Allow custom fields to be analyzed in Power Bi online

                The Project data I get when I link up with Power BI online does not include the custom fields (I only get those when I use Power BI desktop or Power Query or such like).
                It would be great - and much more elegant - to get the custom fields directly through to Power BI since a lot of the organization's specific approach to Project management is reflected in these.

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                • Display windows in separate screens

                  I propose to standardize the visualization as in Excel or Word, so to be able to separate the windows of 2 open projects in order to see them in 2 separate screens

                  26 votes
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                  • [Bug] The Site Title can not be changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016

                    By default In Project Server 2016, the assigned Master Page for the PWA Instance is Seattle with Home word as a Site Title.

                    So I have tried to change the PWA Site Title through

                    - Site Settings > Look and Feel > Title,Description and Logo.

                    But unfortunately, The new Site Title is not changed as attached.

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                    By the way, The farm has been updated with the latest Cumulative update (Sept 2017) for SharePoint 2016 and looks like the issue still not solved!

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                    I mentioned all the detail at the below link and I also tried to introduce two workarounds…

                    26 votes
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                    • Enterprise Custom Field Improvements

                      Support for enterprise custom fields in the Project Client COM object model is minimal and has not changed much since 2000. Field access is not type-safe because everything with GetField and SetField methods is about strings and their input cell representation according to current Project configuration settings regarding date and duration formats as well as cost. Actually the value that is returned from GetField varies heavily depending on the options on how to represent the type that is used in the field. Reading enterprise custom flag fields is language-dependent (it's "Yes" or "No" or whatever the current language expressions for…

                      26 votes
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                      • Allow header wrapping in project center in Project 2016

                        Previous versions of Project Server allowed the selection of word wrap for the headers in project center views. This feature is no longer available in the current 2016 version.

                        25 votes
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                        • Improve performance of project Save and Publish

                          Change the way Projects are saved and published so the process takes less time and less requests.

                          25 votes
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                          • enable a means to auto-publish projects on a daily/weekly basis

                            enable a means to auto-publish projects on a daily/weekly basis, the accuracy of reporting is dependent on how recently projects are published. If we could set them to auto-publish on a daily/weekly basis that would be great. It could default to skip over any that were checked out. This could be a universal setting or a project set up (in the default template) or both.

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                            • Allow the management of cost resources in the PWA and their assignment in templates for new projects

                              Currently cost resources can only be properly used via the Project Professional client. They cannot be assigned in a template for a new project as this crashes the project creation. When using those resources in the PWA you can assign them, but you cannot update, cost, actual cost and remaining cost values as the fields are only editable in Task views and update only the task field but not the assignment fields (different to editing work resources, where updates on task level reflect also to the assignments). Therefore cost resources are currently useless when editing projects only via the PWA

                              25 votes
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                              • User Office 365 Groups with Project Sites

                                Make it possible to point Office 365 Groups to an existing project site so we can use the power of Groups for project e-mail communication while keeping the documents on the project site i.e. not creating a another document library that could split document location.

                                24 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  24 votes
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                                  • Add configuration options for publishing projects

                                    It would be appropriate that a configuration parameter allows or not to automatically publish a project after a status manager accept task updates on his approvals page. This would avoid to project manager to open and publish all project plans it has updated and ensure users of reporting that the published data are current.

                                    Another alternative to satisfy this need would be to add a function in Database Administration section allows us to select one, several or all projects and force publishing (as for the function «Force Check-in Enterprise Object»)

                                    24 votes
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                                    • Improve CSOM

                                      CSOM currently is useless.... we have been doing an integration project with the Customer using CSOM data.

                                      This CSOM is no where near PSI. Every time at every request you need to - Context.load and execute Query which adds on more time executing the code.

                                      Please let me know if there is more efficient way to do this.

                                      Please improve CSOM. Really Pathetic. and MS Support is useless. Really bad

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Allow Summary Publish using CSOM (just like PSI)

                                        In PSI, we can SummaryPublish a project to quickly update custom fields of a Project.

                                        Using CSOM, only Full Publish option is available.

                                        Please make summary publish option available.

                                        Reference. https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9eee3776-87a5-4a70-95f2-40828eb958a8/project-server-2013-csom-save-and-publish?forum=project2010custprog

                                        23 votes
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                                        • Allow Custom Fields to have a size limiter

                                          I would like to have a limit on the number of characters for a custom field. For example, I have a custom field, it is a number field but I want only 5 characters in length - the individual can enter up to five numbers but no more. This will ensure that the field matches what I need it to for reporting and for data validation. And, while we are at it, it would be great to have the ability to limit the minimum number of characters as well. In this example, I would want the minimum and maximum to…

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