Planner is live! #Planner #Office365


Typically I don’t blog about service packs, feature packs, CUs, PUs and anything else release related, however, this time I’m making an exception because Microsoft have now officially released Microsoft Planner!  Planner can be used to create plans, and organise and collaborate on tasks, and assign them to users.  It’s a fantastic task management . . . → Read More: Planner is live! #Planner #Office365


SPC Adriatics 2016 #ProjectOnline #Workflow

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I’m delighted to be have presented at the SPC Adriatics 2016 on a couple of topics regarding Project Online, and decided to record the sessions so I could share them to a wider audience.   Alas I only remembered to record part way through the 2nd session, but it’s sufficient.  Also, apologies for . . . → Read More: SPC Adriatics 2016 #ProjectOnline #Workflow


Issues with Multiple Project Server Accounts in #MSProject with #ProjectOnline

UPDATE 16/05/2017

This issues still plagues me, but on Project 2016 and not Project 2013.  I removed several unused accounts from the Project Web App Accounts setting in Project 2016 and everything seems to work for now.  I’m now at 6 accounts, whereas previously I had at least 10.  I’m not sure if this was . . . → Read More: Issues with Multiple Project Server Accounts in #MSProject with #ProjectOnline


Securing Enterprise Custom fields on Project Detail Pages in #ProjectOnline #Project #PPM #PS2013 #Office365

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One of the main configuration items with respect to Project Server / Project Online is the creation of project level Enterprise Custom fields and their layout on separate Project Detail Pages.  Assuming that you are not using workflow* then by default anyone with read access to the project can see all of the . . . → Read More: Securing Enterprise Custom fields on Project Detail Pages in #ProjectOnline #Project #PPM #PS2013 #Office365


#PowerBI on the TechNet UK blog

#ProjectOnline #ProjectServer #PowerBI #PowerQuery #BI #Office365 #Excel #PPM


Just a quick plug for an article I recently wrote for the TechNet UK blog – it’s an expansion on a previous blog and works as an introduction to PowerBI with Project Online and is available here… 

Whilst I’m at it, other noteworthy resources for . . . → Read More: #PowerBI on the TechNet UK blog


#PowerBI with #ProjectOnline #Office365 #PPM to view Resource Work by day

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Recently I’ve been working with a customer on getting a simple way of displaying resource information.  In truth I started with manipulating data in Excel using VBA, but quickly realised that there was a better way to do this using PowerBI.

The end result (or rather the 1st iteration) is a report which . . . → Read More: #PowerBI with #ProjectOnline #Office365 #PPM to view Resource Work by day


Project 2016 (change 1) – Online status next to name

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In this series of blogs, I’m going to try list the differences between Project 2013 and Project 2016 – I’ll be comparing the Professional versions so if you’ve got the standard version then not every change will impact you.  Also, I’m not going to be concerned with UI changes (unless they are significant), . . . → Read More: Project 2016 (change 1) – Online status next to name


I can’t delete a project – but I’m THE project manager!


It’s a bit of a mundane topic this one, but like all of my topics, it’s soooo real world!

I have a customer (okay, so I’ve got lots, not just the one!) and this particular customer is only using Project Online, and not Project Pro for O365/Project 2013 Professional.  For those of you familiar . . . → Read More: I can’t delete a project – but I’m THE project manager!


Nested IFs and Risks Lists

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When it comes to Risks and Issues, I find that many of my customers wish to transfer their existing Risks and Issues Matrix, often held in Excel , directly into the pre-existing SharePoint lists on the project site.  Excel is an excellent tool, managing risks is complex, and so consequently the spreadsheet . . . → Read More: Nested IFs and Risks Lists


The Project Virtual Conference

The Project MVP community is hosting the 1st ever Project Virtual Conference.  Running for 24 hours on the 22nd October, it encompasses the truly global nature of the MS Project Community, with speakers from the US, UK, Australia, Russia and many points in between.  We’re not just focusing on Project, but Project Server and Project . . . → Read More: The Project Virtual Conference