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.
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.
Esteban Galindo commented
In my case, I would like to edit the schedule in my desktop to run different scenarios out of which I select the one to use and share, and for these scenarios I use tools that are only available on the desktop version or even on other tools (since WBS construction is no longer part of MS Project, for example) and in just a few cases, running analyses like Montecarlo simulations with a tool from other vendor.
Once scenarios and simulations are done, the selected plan would be imported to Web Project for sharing with the team and from that point on, use for monitoring and controlling the project.
Allow users to tag tasks that are then synced to Project for the web. Please don't link a single task to entire plan like the Planner "integration"
Michael Milirud commented
Ability to import to desktop client so we could produce PPTX worthy snapshots should be P1. Project for Web is great for collaboration, but still falls short of the client for effective presentation. Users can then also leverage features missing from web version in the client, as needed.
Ability to publish would be a desirable P2, of course.
This is crucial for any serious Project Manager, if the project data is to be stored in one place. Project for the web is great for simple projects. But there is true profficiency in Project Online Desktop Client way.
It is going to take a long time to get full functionality in Project for the web. But would be great if we could build the project in the desktop version and then have it imported into the web version with the same rules applied