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    Michael commented  · 

    1) Create a field that lets you flip between "auto schedule, auto resource or manual"

    Auto Schedule = Present Behaviour for Project for the web
    Manual = Turn off all calculations
    Auto Resource = Calculate how many more hours or units are missing.

    Auto Resource Behaviour:
    1) If duration, effort or existing units on the assignment are adjusted, calculate a task level field called missing effort and/or missing units (based on the calendar for the assigned person for now)
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    2) Flag the task as requiring more resources (field or icon, don't care).. field would be better as it would let us trigger workflows.

    3) When a second person is added to the task, they are automatically assigned the missing work/units amount up to 100% of their availability. If there is still work left, repeat step 3 until you have enough people.

    That will meet most use cases I think.

    Add the same feature in the Project Desktop that matches this so that when you provide a way to save to project for the web they work the same ;-)

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    It would be great if it could be done either project-wide or per-task.

    With some types of projects we would never want automatic scheduling (for example, most (not all) projects done by informal project managers).

    With other projects we would like to globally set it at the project level and then deal with exceptions for certain tasks (most formally managed projects).

    With most tasks, most clients we have dealt with would prefer the system to allow for true fixed duration (rather than fixed units as it is done now).

    It is much more intuitive for most users to:

    1) Make a guess as to how much work something is going to take
    2) Figure out when it needs to be done by (or when they think they can commit to finishing it)
    3) Have the system tell them how many units of people they need
    4) Go find the people

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    This should be base functionality. All tasks for a user in one place.

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    Hi everyone – we announced Project for the web being available for EDU a few weeks ago. The plans you’ll need to access it are as follows:

    • Project Plan 3 for students
    • Project Plan 3 for faculty
    • Project Plan 5 for students
    • Project Plan 5 for faculty

    Hope this helps!
    ~J

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    You can now create local custom fields for your tasks!

    Under the “Add Column” button in the grid, you’ll find a new menu option to create a New Field. Click it!

    - Add dates, numbers, text, and flags to help you organize your work
    -Filter tasks by the contents of your fields
    -If you have limited screen real estate, edit the values for fields in the task details pane

    Learn more here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/project-blog/announcing-custom-fields-for-your-tasks/ba-p/1680549

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    Make the whole grid as flexible as Excel. One of the the reasons Excel is so amazingly popular is that its flexibility allows users to make use of it in ways/scenarios far beyond what Microsoft themselves could ever envision.

    Microsoft should have a subset of fields are are required and locked down for scheduling (Start, Finish, Duration, Effort, etc) users then should be able to define and add whatever else they want. If we don't want scheduling we should be able to turn it off.

    If you add this flexibility your clients creativity will see Project for the web become the standard across organizations just like Excel has and no one will be able to compete.

    If you insist on locking it down and telling us what to do and how to do it (when the effort changes so does the duration) it feels like you aren't listening.

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    Hi everyone!

    I’m updating this to “partially complete” as we have finished rolling out the “Copy Project” feature. You can access this by opening a project, clicking on the title to open the details pane, hitting the “…” in the top corner, and then the Copy command.

    You can get more details, tips and tricks here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/project-blog/copying-projects-in-project-for-the-web/ba-p/1477766

    We’re still thinking about the specific templates scenario and reading your comments below. Please try the feature out and let us know what other feedback/improvements can be made.

    ~J

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    Since you have announced that you are creating a copy function rather than a template, I hope that the copy function will be available outside of the project for the web UI. I would also hope that it will be available as a function through a standard Power Automate connector such that it can be called from elsewhere.

    Having to open a project and then select copy would not be an acceptable solution. From a user perspective that is too many clicks. At a minimum the user should be able to go to project home, find a project, select it and then create it from there as part of the menu. For an example see the attached file.

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    Michael commented  · 

    Enterprise wide deployments will require more than environment.

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    Michael commented  · 

    It would also be able to associate meetings or block out specific parts of my calendar with either projects or tasks.

    For example, when I am assigned a task that I think is going to take 4 hours. I should be able to drag that task to the outlook calendar and then say how many hours I intend to block off for that task. That information then should then automatically up date my task progress and/or time sheet.

    If I start work on a document or spreadsheet I should be able to associate the work I am doing with a task. When I am finished/close the document it should ask me if I want to record that time against the task.

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