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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Add a Baseline Comment Field

    New project baselines are typically required due to scope, priority, or resource changes. We could track these changes more easily if each baseline included a comment field.

    22 votes
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  4. Tracking Method and the Mark Complete Button on the Tasks Page

    Consider a customer who has configured Single Entry Mode and enabled Protected Actuals (Task Settings and Display > Only allow task updates via Tasks and Timesheets). This customer is using a forced Tracking Method of Hours of Work Done per Period.

    Team Members at this customer have been trained to not use the Mark Complete button on the Tasks page. Despite their previous training, this customer's Team Members expect this button to simply zero out the Remaining Work for a task, thereby marking it complete in the current period.

    Instead, this button sets % Work Complete for the assignment to…

    22 votes
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  5. Expand the reporting database (ODATA)

    Expand the reporting database to include key schedule data (e.g. predecessors, etc). These data are not readily accessible with PWA and could be used to create user-authored schedule audits.
    Examples:
    -tracking the number of cross-project predecessors in an indirect measure of organizational collaboration, would help to market the value of PWA
    -identifying schedules with complex predecessors (e.g. SF) and lead/lag is useful to building more robust project schedules

    22 votes
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  6. Deliverables DEpendencies odata

    Hi, it would be good to improve the deliverable/dependency data in order to create a map report.

    21 votes
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  7. A Resource Manager should be able to create a Resource Engagement in PWA as Proposed

    Currently, someone such as a Resource Manager using the PWA Resource Center interface to establish and book resources via the resource engagement feature can do so but unfortunately it limits them setting up as committed only ('Proposed' resource engagement is not possible via PWA). A resource manager may wish to soft book the resource in question and unfortunately only way to do so is via Project Professional. As you know, using Project Professional adds to the complexity of accomplishing this operation.

    21 votes
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  8. Timephased Resource Information

    While effort and base capacity is timephased, the associated resource information such as Team Name, Resource Department, RBS, and Timesheet Manager are not. This means that as staff move about the organization, our reports will only ever show their effort as associated with their current state of employment. This gap causes concern and inaccurate historical reports.

    Question from Leadership: "How many QA hours did that last ERP Program (of multiple projects) need?" or "How has the balance of operational effort, support effort, and project effort changed over the last three years?"

    Answer today: We're not sure. Two of them are…

    21 votes
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  9. Add the ability map additional attributes from AD to Resources

    Many companies have attributes in Active Directory that can be use to sort, filter and group users. It would be helpful if the sync process provided the ability to map those attributes to custom fields in Project Online. so that they would show up in the Resource table

    21 votes
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  10. Prevent deletion of tasks with baselines

    Users often forget to clear the baseline before deleting a task. Show an alert message if a user tries to delete a baselined task.

    21 votes
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  11. Introduce Timephasing of Risks

    Our customers often ask for Risk reporting over time. They would like to see the level of risk associated with a project as time progresses.

    Currently Risk are stored as point in time and we lose all historical values associated with costs and scoring.

    It would be helpful to have time phasing of risk within the product (Project Server/Project Online)

    21 votes
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  12. Automate RBS structure from AD or other systems

    RBS maintenance has to be done manually today, however, we have other systems that contain the Organizational hierarchy like SharePoint, AD, Oracle Applications, etc. This leads to data redundancy and inconsistency. Would be great to have an ability to synchronize and be a consumer of other services to gather this information.

    20 votes
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  13. Timesheet reminders with escalations

    Reminders should be sent to task resources to submit their timesheets. These reminders if not acted upon should be escalated as a notification to the Timesheet manager.

    20 votes
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  14. Allow Resource Table to be shared between instances of Project Online

    Allow the Resource Table to be shared between Instance of Project Online so that it can be maintained in on instance and shared with all the others.

    19 votes
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  15. Generic Resource Assignments causes a duration or work of 0

    Resources can be flagged as a generic resource and do have an max. availability of 0 %. Normally, generic resources behave like normal resources - you assign them to a task and depending on the task type the work/duration/units are calculated, even if there's are max. units of 0 %, it will calculate based on 100 %. Since a couple of months, this is not the case anymore, the client calculates based on 0% and as a consequence the duration of every task goes to 0 (=milestone). This is a huge pain. Please fix it. Thanks.

    19 votes
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  16. Add the date the baseline was set to Odata

    Include the date each baseline was set in the various baseline-related tables

    19 votes
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  17. For Resource Engagement proposals, could we have email notifications on approval/rejection/response?

    It is great that you created a way for Resource managers to receive notifications when they have outstanding requests.

    Now, we need a way to enable Project Manager/Status Managers (i.e. the person proposing the engagement) to be notified via alert/email when a proposal has been responded to.

    19 votes
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  18. Fill Down Scrolling Auto Stops at Last Task

    Project zooms past the last schedule task when trying to select multiple rows using features such as fill down. In many cases, the PMs will fill down well past the last task, which in turn creates new tasks that then must be deleted. The logic has been built into Excel to stop the rapid scrolling at the last spreadsheet row and it would be nice if Project had the same feature.

    19 votes
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  19. Need notes to be in task sheet/ Timesheet

    Hi all,

    I feel that comments are only helpful to communicate to the approver. Would be great if MS can implement Notes section in the Task sheet/Time sheet. Notes entered by resources can directly sync with the notes in main project schedule. If a new note is entered everytime, there should be an option to append to older notes or show only latest notes (just a thought!)

    The reason why I ask this is that notes could be used for Management or Team review meetings and we can possibly see trail of notes. Just an idea which would be of…

    19 votes
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  20. Provide the ability to filter on custom fields when accessing projects via CSOM

    It is not possible to obtain a list of projects via CSOM and filter them beforehand using custom fields. This is quite hindering when working with a large list of projects.

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