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  1. Make removing old users from resources easier

    Want to be able to remove old users from the resources panel easier

    4 votes
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  2. Easier Workflows

    The stage gate workflow should be redesigned from a user experience perspective as the current workflow is complex from a usability perspective.

    4 votes
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  3. Timesheet recall notifications

    Today there is no notification to the Timesheet Manager if a submitted timesheet is recalled by the resource. A notification should be provided.

    4 votes
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  4. Customization options in Power BI


    1. Power BI does not include features to customize text such as word wrap and other features to show data table as a visualization. It will be good if it can be included.

    2. There is a limitation to include customization of X & Y Axis to use reverse numbering instead of incremental numbering and this is only possible with excel. e.g., here is a risk / value score for a four quadrant bubble chart

    3. Sorting options for all chart types can help and be more beneficial for all Power BI users.

    4 votes
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    Hello Anand!

    This is the Project Uservoice, so we can’t take suggestions for another team like Power BI. However, Power BI has made a ton of updates to their customization options in the last year, so the items you stated are now possible.

    I’m marking this one as “complete”, since Power BI has made updates.

    ~J

  5. Provide an option button that will prevent MS Project from automatically recalculating task duration

    Please provide an option button that allows the end user to clearly and unambiguously prevent MS Project from automatically recalculating schedule tasks when it detects apparent conflicts with resource assignments and/or a resource calendar. This is normally accompanied by a notification pop-up that states "The resource is assigned outside the original dates for task [ID] [Description] ... The duration of this fixed duration task will change to accommodate the resource assignment." (Sometimes, though, this notice does not appear, which is even more troubling.)

    We believe that this is a bug that is causing false-positives to occur, primarily because the error…

    3 votes
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  6. Please allow a user to open multiple project files in separate windows

    Please allow a user to open multiple project files in separate windows. Microsoft's primary product is Windows (with an 'S') - the very defining feature of the operating system is that you can open multiple (plural) windows at the same time.

    Quite frankly, it is ridiculous that this functionality does not exist, and even more ridiculous that Microsoft's feedback for this often-requested feature is "this is not possible, try printing to PDF". The lack of this feature seriously handicaps an otherwise very powerful piece of software.

    3 votes
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  7. Insert additional vertical Line(s) like today-line

    I like to work with multiple timelines to Show and compare different Scenarios. In the first line i will usually Show Milestones. What i am missing here is an opportunity to add a vertical line the today-line to easier see and compare the Scenarios to the Milestone.

    3 votes
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  8. Task board field editing

    Enable editing task information directly in taskboard (without need of opening task information dialog window and finding all the fields that should be updated).

    3 votes
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  9. timeline scale

    Hello, I would like to adjust the timescale of the timeline, meaning the date ticks along the timeline, as it is for the Gantt chart.
    Thanks.

    3 votes
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  10. Provide the ability to allow resources to be assigned to multiple resource teams. Track Max Units at resource/team level and at Res level.

    Allow resources to be assigned to multiple teams. Allow the resource/team to have a Max Units %. Maintain the "Total Max Units" on the Resource Record. Do not allow the sum of the Max Units for the Resource/Resource Team combination to exceed the Resource Max Units value.

    3 votes
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  11. '%Physical Complete =100%' then stop Task Email Reminders (URGENT)

    When a task is complete in less time than baselined (budgeted) or less than Work, provide someway of stopping email reminders for tasks that are not 100% complete.

    When a resource sets '%Physical Complete to 100% then stop the email reminders for that task.

    3 votes
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  12. Provide "undo flavors"

    Sometimes you need to undo only "data" changes (e.g. changes to duration or start date) and don't want to undo changes you've made to the view (e.g. columns, sorting, etc.). Provide the ability to undo "data changes only" or "view changes only" or "all changes (data and view)".

    3 votes
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  13. Allow resources to be unlinked from the O365 Account

    When a change in the resource profile occurs (for example RBS or an external resource becomes internal) the historical data regarding time entry needs to be saved.

    In order to make this happen a resource should be deactivated with the old settings and a new resource needs to be created with the new settings.

    Unfortunately this requires an entire new O365 account as the resource cannot be unlinked from the existing O365 account. Make sure the link can be broken for inactive resources.

    3 votes
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  14. More reliable Recycle Bin operation

    Currently, it is possible to delete critical components of the SharePoint site (workflows that are in active use) and they completely skip the recycle bin, making it impossible to cleanly recover from an accidental deletion of such a critical component. This is compounded by shoddy copy/paste behavior within the SharePoint Designer desktop tool, which I will address in another request.
    Please ensure that when a SharePoint resource is deleted, it goes to the recycle bin, in this case, at the very least, workflows, which can be represented as a single file, should be easily recoverable upon deletion just like any…

    3 votes
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  15. If the status date is set, use it to define the current sprint, rather than defaulting to the current date

    to calculate the current sprint, use the status date if it exists; the current sprint is the one that includes the status date. This brings the use of the Agile features in line with other items (move uncompleted work etc) that use the status date in pref to the current date if it exists.

    3 votes
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  16. Trace Logic Functionality

    Add a feature where you are able to click on either the predecessor or successor in the task form or relationship diagram and it jumps to the task that was selected.

    This feature would be similar to the inspect task except that it would show both the predecessors and successors.

    3 votes
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  17. Select All and Deselect All on multivalue custom fields

    For custom fields configured to "Allow multiple values to be selected from lookup table", we would like to have the ability to select and deselect all the values.
    This will allow the users to select all the values without having to select each value, something like the "Select All" feature available inside Excel.

    3 votes
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  18. Keep history of generic resources engagements requests

    In resource engagement process PM normally sends out an engagement request for a generic resource (developer, tester, engineer, etc) which then replaced with a named resource by resource manager. The information on what was the initial generic resource request is lost.
    Please add an additional field for engagement request where the initial general resource name is kept.
    This will help to estimate the demand of generic resources. Often named resource can play multiple roles and can be assigned to different generic resources requests, so there is no 1 to 1 relationship between named resource and generic ones to build a…

    3 votes
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  19. Please add views to extract enterprise calendar data

    currently it is not possible to get data from the enterprise calendar such as public holidays.
    This constrains integration and extra cross checks.

    3 votes
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  20. Add and remove rows with CTRL SHIFT + and CTRL SHIFT -

    It would be great to be able to add and remove rows the same way it is done in Excel with the CTRL SHIFT shortcuts.
    I have a keyboard without the INSERT key and I find it annoying!

    Thanks
    Jerome

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