Import mpp file into MS project Web
It would be great to have a Button to Import mpp file into MS project Web.
We usually use MS Project client (mpp file) to plan and monitor the project, and we can't even copy and paste MS fields to MS project web or upload the file directly. We have to replicate everything we have on the MS project Client by hand to MS project Web! That doesn't make sense at all!
Thanks for the votes, we’re definitely thinking about this one. If we had an import to Project button, would this improve your experience in the Web? Would you be able to be successful managing your projects purely in the web? If not, why not? If you would still need the client, why?
Gerry Graham commented
The key areas still requiring the desktop app for me are baselining and critical path. If they were there, then a simple import (from file/clipboard) may solve a lot of problems.
Figge Boksjo commented
Hi, yes, please implement this asap. This is essential to be able to import large tasks lists as it not practical to manually add the information (that has already been entered into Project, Excel and even Planner). This is the single biggest deal breaker for us to move across. Also exporting and printing or copy paste into other O365 apps such as Word and PowerPoint is crucial.
We would be able to use the new Project for web instead of re-typing everything in again. Also if you could do .csv that would be excellent as we have project plans that we are still doing in Excel.
felipe binimelis commented
Hi, when a customer share their mpp template, i would like to move them all to web, it's crazy to have to migrate line by line to the web. This is a must do feature to get people over project on the web
Victor Goncalves commented
I agree with Esteban Galindo. The best tool I have ever used for project management is all web-based (I used it in a previous company I worked for, but my current company uses Microsoft Project), it has the majority of features Microsoft Project desktop has, but people can work on a project at the same time. Unfortunately, this is impossible to do on the Microsoft Project for the web currently because it lacks many basic features.
Just in case you're wondering which tool I really like, it is Teamwork Projects. I wish Microsoft Project for the web had the same functionalities (such as grouping in Parent and child tasks; today, MS Project on the web does that, but if I reorder one parent, I loose the link with the child ones and have to move all of them one by one)..
Esteban Galindo commented
Managing the project purely on Web would be fantastic, we would love to have the people actually doing the work moving their tasks from "in progress" to "done" and that be reflected on the Gantt. On the other side, I do not think in the short term we would be able to abandon the desktop client, in my case because I use it to run scenarios for the project in my computer out of which I select the one that would make more sense to use and share; doing all of this in a pure web environment I do not know have fast can be done, also, there are many tools on the desktop client that are not available on Web Project. On the long run, having all the tools in the Web version and a fast and stable interface, I would move to purely web with no concerns.