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  1. Project "Home" better compatibility with multiple PWA sites

    The new Project Home concept looks a good start (from Brian Smith's recent post) but there are a few things that could do with some refinement for those customers with multiple Project Web App sites as some of our customers do.

    The list of recent projects could with some metadata to describe the container site of the project (maybe the EPT would suffice here but no reason why this couldn't be the site description)

    the New Project directing to the /PWA site is gong to be awkward when /PWA is used simply as a landing page (which has been our…

    52 votes
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      HI all -

      Thanks for the feedback, we’re working making Project Home work better with multiple PWA sites and the sites you care most about. We’ll keep you updated here.

      Please keep sharing feedback, as we’re listening and making sure we’re giving you an awesome experience!

      ~J

    • Allow organisations to customise the Project Home landing page to include company information

      Many organisations already have a sort of landing page or home page for Project Online, where the default site collection (typically PWA) acts as a storefront for going to different PWAs for different departments for example. This landing page typically includes links to training materials, process guides and support contacts, as well as tiles/promoted links for other PWAs.

      The new Project Home landing page should be customisable, to allow organisations to add standard content for the end user. This helps user adoption, especially for non-project managers who may typically head straight for a specific Project Center that they have saved…

      15 votes
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      • Add Jira integration

        Love the current vision for roadmaps as it was presented at Ignite 2018. It would be great to see more integration. Efforts as soon as the tool matures and people start working with it.

        For instance, besides Azure Boards, Planner and project online/new project service. It would be great to get a connection with Jira.

        In The Netherlands this tool is almost always available in IT departments for clients I visit. And there is a real need to get a overview on all Project and agile efforts across the organization.

        Regards,
        Erik van Hurck

        8 votes
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        • Project Home - Create New -EPT control

          The tiles under Create New Project are for all EPTs and methods - including ones our organization cannot support & that cause data to be created and stored outside of our enterprise resource environment.

          Please allow configuration of the tiles that appear under Create New, or at the least allow EPTs to be deactivated in PWA.

          8 votes
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            Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like you are using a custom pwa site and the create new project button is redirecting users to the default pwa site which has some epts present.

            If that is the case, we are providing support for non-default sites and with that this problem should go away.

            Do let us know more on this?

          • Roadmap allow zooming to quarters and years.

            Roadmap zoom should be allow to zoom down to quarters or years. This would allow viewing Roadmaps that are many years in the planning.

            7 votes
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            • Integration of Roadmap in Teams

              Add a connector in Teams to lez us show a roamap as a tab in a teams channel

              7 votes
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              • Enable the Recent project list and cards to be configurable + sorting

                Enable the Recent project list and favorites cards to be configurable to show more data. As Project Home works across multiple PWA instances, each with potentially different configuration, allowing up a fixed number of intrinsic fields would be good. Maybe up to 5 additional intrinsic fields. Then enable sorting on the Recent project list using the column headers. Also provide the ability to sort the favorites cards too using the data displayed on the cards.

                6 votes
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                • Access to Project from standard Office365

                  I'm a home user of Office365 but regularly do work related stuff at home. I want to access Project Professional Online through my home account but can't because it only accepts student or enterprise versions. I think this is poor form. I'm willing to pay for the online access, so why can't I?

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                  • Roadmap to add project summary task

                    When adding items to a row, Roadmap does not allow adding project summary row. This would be good feature because Roadmap can show start and end of project.

                    4 votes
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                    • Modern SharePoint and Project Online

                      Modern SharePoint and Project Online
                      MS has made ALOT of feature improvements with the modern SharePoint. However not all those features extend to Project online.

                      I'd like to be able to replace my project detail pages with the more robust PowerApps and Flow.
                      Those PDP are so old school and do not allow much in the way of dynamic content.

                      4 votes
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                      • Roadmap: Keep associated Flow names in sync with roadmap name changes

                        If you set up a roadmap and link to a Project / Board without the Roadmap name being updated from "Untitled Roadmap", the Flow name is "Untitled roadmap - {row name} - {GUID}". When you then set a Roadmap name or even later change the name, you can't tell which Flows are associated to which Roadmaps. Can the Flow names be kept in sync with the Roadmap names? Maybe even prefix all Flow names with "Roadmap: {Roadmap Name} - {row name} - {GUID}" so that all the Roadmap Flows are clearly identifiable?

                        4 votes
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                        • Roadmap: When searching items to add, show additional details in the search results

                          Show additional data in the search results for items you want to add. Today all you get is the task names that match. This isn't useful if you have lots of tasks with the same names. Include the task start and / or finish dates in the search results so you can see work out which task you want to add without guessing. You can only tell you guessed correctly / incorrectly when you select the task from the results then see details in the selected tasks table.

                          4 votes
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                          • Love Roadmaps. Need a single reporting canvas Can we integrate them into Power BI reports and Dashboards?

                            Love Roadmaps. Need a single reporting canvas Can we integrate them into Power BI reports and Dashboards?

                            4 votes
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                            • Outlook tasks

                              Add the ability to integrate the Project Task with my Outlook Tasks without a 3rd party app, add in or a copy/paste...

                              3 votes
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                              • Surface Additional Project Meta-Data for Favorite Projects

                                It would be valuable to allow the system to surface additional information directly on the home page for the user's favorite projects. For example, image the favorite tile as a baseball card. Clicking on the project would allow the card to flip and show statistics. (Last Published, Top Risk, Top Issue, % Complete, Actual Hours Worked Etc. This allows the PM to see management level detail directly on the home page. Using these KPIs - the user could then navigate directly to the specific page. For example, if the Top Risk was of concern - the PM could click on…

                                3 votes
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                                • Make the ribbon visible permanently

                                  We are rolling MSPO out to a large user base. The fact that the ribbon is hidden every time they access a new page is not useful and is non-intuitive as it doesn't work like that in the other MS applications.

                                  Please add an option to make the ribbon visible permanently.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Roadmap needs ability to add rows for proposed projects

                                    Roadmap needs ability to add rows for proposed projects. Currently way to do this, requires me to create a dummy project and published.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Roadmap: Change Default App Name in D365

                                      The default app name in Dynamics 365 is "Dynamics 365 - custom", create this app with a more meaningful name such as "Project Roadmap"

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                                      • Show item type when adding items from Azure DevOps to a roadmap

                                        When adding an item from Azure DevOps the user can't see if it is a feature or a user story. Items with similar titles might be wrongly selected. It would be good to get an additional inidcation on the item type in the selection pane.
                                        Kind regards,
                                        Trutz Stephani

                                        2 votes
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                                        • More Interactive Capabilities with Project Tasks

                                          This may have been covered somewhere else, but it would be nice to interact with a Project task with threaded comments, a way to link to a SharePoint online document rather than attaching a document, @mentions in task comments, #hashtags for tagging projects with attributes, tying into the Outlook calendar for resourcing (i.e. if someone's calendar is marked Out of Office that the resource calendar picks that up (maybe this is already the case), ability to set reminders on tasks based on certain criteria, conditional formatting. I don't mean to mention other products here, but a mashup between how Smarsheet…

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                                            Hi Megan!

                                            This is wonderful feedback, and a direction we are planning/headed in. We’d love more details from you and others to see what type of interactive capabilities are most crucial to see to be more successful with Project.

                                            Thanks for sharing, feel free to ad more comments as they come up.

                                            ~J

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