Edit Project for web schedule in Project Desktop app
It would be useful to enable editing project schedule in Project for web via Project Desktop app.
I’d like to understand why you need to edit the schedule in the desktop app, versus just in the web? What key components can be improved for you to work in the web, without needing the client?
If we provided an import from .mpp to the web, would you be able to be successful managing your project in the web? If no, why not?
Thank you! We love hearing your feedback.
Rémy Barraud commented
MSP4TW is too poor quality to make properly the project gant and because there is no Timeline in P4TW the edit in project desktop is mandatory
1. Because the com-plugins in the Project Desktop Application works really badly in a website.
2. Because I like to be productive
3. Because my VBA script does not work with the Web
4. Because the OLE automation which our MPS uses to update and sync information doers not work with the web (the MPS run on IBM System i (AS/400) and integrates with a Windows service)
Jean-Philippe BELLAICHE commented
We need a better User Experience for Project for the Web in Teams that matches the competition and project Desktop
Sarah Wegner commented
It would be nice to be able to edit multiple schedules, and view the hierarchy of tasks across multiple projects in a single view. The roadmaps sort of have this, but it is a few jumps to edit a specific task, and then to see how that affects the overlap or resources and schedules across multiple projects.
Is there a way to get an automated extract of delayed tasks from Project Web App daily?
Then, I plan to send it as an attachment using Power Automate.
Ethan Smith commented
Since the only way to add people to a task is to make them part of the auto-created group (which, by the way, is kinda dumb. why can't Project just search the whole associated 365 directory when you start typing their name?), the group creation functionality really needs to be improved. For example, let us change the name of the group or its associated email domain at the time the group is created. Otherwise, we have to go in and change it through powershell later on and it's an absolute nightmare.
Rémy Barraud commented
The parametring in project for the web is very very poor. Our IT force us to move to project for the web but we loose 80% of the functionnality embeded in Project desktop!!
Impossible to fix Duration, Effort or Work.
Impossible to set predecessor with constraint like 22FS+1W
I'm really desapointed
There is a lot of additional functionality in the Desktop app, which is great. I've wanted the ability to have a lower cost/less complex user functionality to share with the rest of my team which Project web could be, but right now I can't move my existing plan to the web. Other functionality that I like in PWA (that I don't necessarily want the rest of the team to have access to/ or be weighed down with) is baselines, strategic impact that I use for portfolio analysis and the compact timeline available in PWA. For many instances I could see building in PWA & then import to web and working well in there, but it would be nice to sync back for the portfolio analysis and ensure that all is linked.
It would be wonderfull if we could print a Project for web to a pdf
Agree w/ this comment from Anonymous:
"Project for the Web should be the optimal online version of Full Desktop version."
Need to use full desktop MS Project because Project for Web lacks basic dependency options (SS, FF, lag).
If we cannot import .mpp files into MS Project on the Web, it will be forever relegated to *very basic* projects and only marginally more helpful than MS Planner.
Marie Altobelli commented
Rather than Import/Export, Sync is required like we can currently do between the desktop app and SharePoint task lists.
@Admin - you can probably merge this idea with https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/914203-project-for-the-web/suggestions/38953432-import-mpp-file-into-ms-project-web
Tony Davis commented
I would just like to print multiple pages of tasks / timeline, but it seems that the embedded /div containers do not allow the overflow to print. :-/
I just setup my first Project for Web plan. Having lots of experience with the Project Desktop app, I differently noticed a feature gap between the two. I am sure you are already aware there are many things missing between the two interfaces, so will not list everything. Somethings that stood out to me are:
- There is no spell checker
- There was no option to set dependencies as +Xdays or -Xdays
- There was no option to color code or change the font of task types (e.g. milestones)
The import from .mpp to the web would be very useful for sharing project templates.
Trutz-Sebastian Stephani commented
It would make sense with large schedules and also when you need to provide an export for a customer.
Alex Lyaschenko commented
to be able use PPM solution developed on Power Platform you should be able to link projects to professional scheduling tool. So now we have to swith off "Project on a web" completely. Ideal solution could be contunue to use PWA/ MS Projects but be able to load critical data for reporting via Project on a web and use data point.
If You want to manage project which schedule has 100+ tasks web interface is not responding well. Relationships between tasks could be so complex only desktop application can working with it.
there are situations when Customer needs to go offline and make some changes to the schedule.
Using all 10 baselines there is a possibility to make what-if analysis in application
Project for the Web should be the optimal online version of Full Desktop version. Take Word Online and Word O365 Desktop for example.
Both products allow you to work on the one document but offer different levels of functionality depending on whether you acces the document online or on the desktop. this means if someone has not paid for the desktop application (as they may not need it) they access it through Word Online). but it it remains the same document.
This is how Project should work Also. The Porject is developed with the full functionality of the Desktop application by someone who has that level of oversight and has paid for that product. and then others involved with the project input with the level of functionality required. this could look like sub tasks of the project being completed in Planner or Project for the Web.
Hopefully that makes sense
Sometimes we want to edit the schedule and not have everyone see the information yet. Sometimes we are working offline while travelling.