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  1. 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.

    18 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Modify Project Online Home Page

      New Project Online Home Page which was announced few months ago and which was rolled out recently ( https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2018/07/19/project-online-new-home-page-for-users/ ) is providing interesting capability of having a list of projects from multiple PWA instances at a single place, however it is not providing necessary capability of Project Online "landing" page expected by end users.

      Current issues of Project Online Home Page from user perspective:

      - Home page contains "Create Project" button which is not working if user has no rights to create projects in "default PWA", our users are trying to use this button and they are getting errors.

      -…

      7 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Active User Report

        Please provide an Active User Report similar to the main O365 components (EXO, SPO, etc…) that displays the “Last Activity Date” for a user. This helps us track our user adoption. It also will allow us to track who is no longer using their license so we can redistribute them to different users.

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  BI and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Dual screen support.

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

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable sync with Outlook

            I need to be able to open my Outlook Calendar and see what is happening across my projects on any given day and who from my team is working and where.
            I do not require the ability to edit a project in Outlook.

            7 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow reading of "Assignment Owner" property on assignments through CSOM/REST

              We are updating "Actual work" on tasks and for that we need to be able to programmatically read the "Assignment Owner" property on a given assignment. However - this value is not exposed - not through CSOM, PSI, ProjectData REST API nor ProjectServer REST API. The value returned is always NULL.

              We are integrating time registrations from a 3rd party tool into the project plans/schedule. We do this to allow the Project Managers to keep working in Project Online only - and allow them to keep track on the hours spent on their projects.

              We need this value to be…

              13 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bilingual Custom Fields

                When creating new custom fields for Project details page, we should be able to choose an English title and a title for any other language if users will be bilingual. For example, Canada has two official languages and some users might work in English, others may prefer to work in French.

                Currently we can switch languages and the pre programmed titles on the PDP change to the correct language, whereas any custom field, will just remain as is.

                5 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  21 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    27 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Impersonation support for CSOM to read other user's timesheets

                      In order to centrally manage timesheets I need to retrieve programmatically all timesheets. If I try to impersonate I receive CSOMDelegationNotSupported. Please provide a method to access all user's timesheets.

                      81 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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

                        46 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Delete a project off PWA without deleting its connected project site

                          Allow the ability to potentially programmatically unlink a project site connected to a project using CSOM for project online as PublishedProject.DeleteObject() deletes everything.

                          2 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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…

                            58 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

                              49 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow billable and non-billable fields in Microsoft Project Professional

                                In the timesheet in PWA, I can split the actual work between billable and non-billable. When I try to see that detail in the Microsoft Project Professional, view use by task or by resource, I only see the actual work (equals billable + non-billable), but I do not see the detail as PWA (billable and non-billable)

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Deep integration with Microsoft Planner

                                  Imagine this: you create a task in MSProject that requires action from a task owner. You click the Link to Planner button and go through the linking process (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/brismith/2017/08/29/microsoft-planner-linking-plans-to-a-project-task/#comment-48795). But instead of just being a link to the Planner plan, you actually see the task as a card on the plan, with Task Name, Start Date, Finish Date, and Resources all being pulled from MSProject to Planner. And you can add more tasks from MSProject to Planner, each as its own card. You then add this plan to a tab on Teams, and people can go from the…

                                  210 votes
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                                    40 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi everyone!

                                    We’re still looking at how to build a deeper integration with Planner, a few small steps at a time. We’ve started some initial work, but always looking to hear more feedback!

                                    Per our previous comment, we aren’t focusing on a 1:1 planner task:project task scenario (similar to a “sync”), rather improving the 1 planner plan: 1 project task scenario.

                                    Please continue leaving comments and feedback, it’s all very helpful to us.

                                    ~Project

                                  • PWA Online - Project Center - Allow In Line / Grid Editing

                                    We have cases where we need to update values for 100+ in custom fields in the project details page, and our current options are:
                                    1. open every project to update the value in one or more fields
                                    2. Use BulkEdit which has limitations, e.g. not all fields are editable

                                    We are looking In Line / Grid Editing when in Project Center, which is fairly common in other applications now.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • REST Support for Custom Fields for use in MS Flow workflows

                                      It is not possible to set Resource or Task Custom Fields via REST at the moment (without reverse engineering the ProcessQuery internal endpoints), it is possible to set some Project level using the workflow endpoints but can this glaring omission be fixed finally?

                                      The methods are all there, as it's supported via JSOM/CSOM so it can't be too hard to implement.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Release API to read and write data of Project Impacts for Business Drivers in Project Online

                                        We need read and write data for Business Drivers project impacts in Project Online.

                                        As far as we know, that information was available in the IProject PSI service (WebSvcProject Project.ReadProjectImpacts and Project.QueueUpdateProjectImpacts), which is now unavailable in Project 2016 and Project Online.

                                        In MSDN documentation, it still says CSOM doesn't have that resource and that Driver information should be found on WebSvcDriver.Driver's PSI methods. But we could not find what we needed in there. We could actually read the Business Drivers (from OData and PSI) but not the Project Impacts associated to them.

                                        10 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • BUG - Notebook naming with Project Site Templates

                                          This is happening with Project Online but I recall it happening with Project Server as well. Whenever you create a Project Site template and associate it with an EPT, the notebook naming convention does NOT change. It maintains the original name. THis is confusing and it means that we can't name the template anything particularly unique because every Project Manager freaks out that the notebook is wrong. And, the question is as to whether or not the notes are all sitting on the one single file or if they are sitting in the actual project. Also, this happens REGARDLESS if…

                                          25 votes
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