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How Project schedules tasks: Behind the Scenes

So many people find themselves frustrated with Microsoft Project because they do not understand what makes Microsoft Project tick.  What makes it drive?  I am here to tell you that there is an elaborate engine behin ...

Portfolio Analysis in Project Server – Blank Start Date for Some Projects During Resource Analysis

Things only go wrong in training. I mean, if I’m going to work on something on my own everything works perfectly. But then I go to demo it for someone else or train someone and all hell breaks loose. This happened the other d ...

Using Resource Plans in Project Server 2013

Are you perplexed by Resource Plans in Project Server? If so, you’ve landed in the right place! I’m constantly running into people who either don’t really understand Resource Plans or simply aren’t aware they even exist. So l ...

Project Save getting cancelled with error “Root element is missing”

Recently I worked on one of the issues where Project Save was getting cancelled in the queue with error “Root element is missing”. Normally I always try “Save for Sharing” method to resolve this kind of issue. However Save fo ...

Reporting and Accountability Issues a Very Common Theme

We work with clients of every shape and size, but at any size organizations can struggle with reporting and accountability. One of our recent clients came to us needing help to provide standard dashboards for reporting and Ke ...

Status Field in Microsoft Project 2013

The Status Field in Microsoft Project 2013 should be added to most of your views if not added already.  Nenad Trajkovski has a great post about it here.   Interested in Project Server, SharePoint, Project Managemen ...

Microsoft Demos New Office 365 and SharePoint Online Collaboration Technologies

“Microsoft is showcasing a new set of APIs for Office 365 and SharePoint that are expected to arrive sometime this year.”  Check out the article here.   Interested in Deploying Office 365 or SharePoint 2013?  W ...

Solutions Offered by MS Project Now Video

We think video is a great way for us to tell you about MS Project Now. Hopefully you have seen the two other videos that we have created. The first is a MS Project Now company overview. We also have a video about our Training ...

Preparing for Project Server 2013 Success, A MS Project Now Series

 Part 3: Preparing for Governance   Previously we discussed creating a process, establishing a change process and now we are to our final step – Preparing for Governance.  Project Server 2013 is a ...

Editing Project Schedules in Project Web App vs. Project Professional

Hello there! The title indicates the topic here.  This is a question we regularly get asked here as MS Project Now.  I could always rattle off the big-ticket items such as task dependencies and leveling.  When ...

Project Server 2013 Service Pack 1 released

The Project Server 2013 and Project Client 2013 Service Pack 1 now released. You can download it form below links Microsoft Project Server 2013 Service Pack 1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42011&nbs ...

New Principal Consultant Lenice Harris added to Atlanta, GA Office

MS Project Now is pleased announce the addition of our newest consultant Lenice Harris. Lenice will be based out of our Atlanta, GA office. Lenice is extremely qualified with over 20 years of experience in project and portfol ...

Sub-Projects Not Visible in PWA in Project Server

The good news is that you created a master project with sub-projects and have successfully saved and published this master in Project Server. The bad news is that now you are unable to see any of those sub-projects in PWA. I ...

Correct Method to Remove Sub-Project from Master Project

Lets say you want to remove sub-project from one master project and add it to other master project. You may receive following message when you try to add it to other master project. Error: The project that you are trying to i ...

Expanded Training Program and Video- MS Project Now

We have been very busy working on Training this year. We have worked hard to improve an already very strong training program here at MS Project Now. We heard that this was something that was important to our customers, and we ...

Project Server 2013 Workflow: Cannot Access Project UID in workflow

I try to answer questions posted on Microsoft forum whenever I have some time. Recently, one of the users posted an issue where workflow was failing to send email. Basically he was trying to send email with Project Details Pa ...

Preparing for Project Server 2013 Success, A MS Project Now Series

Part 2: Preparing for Change     So now you have defined a framework for your process.  This will be further developed as you move along.  You will now focus on preparing your environment, impacted depa ...

How to set Project Custom Field value in workflow

I was trying to set the Project Custom Field value with in workflow using the workflow action “Set Project Field”. Below is the screenshot   However, the workflow was unable to set value for project status custom field ...

Project Server 2013 Migration: Project Center View failed to load

We observed that after Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2013 migration, the project center view fails to load with below error. Error: “The view failed to load. Press OK to reload this view with default settings. Press C ...

Navigating Away From a Project Site in Project Server 2013

I’m not easily annoyed… well, maybe I am but that is besides the point. When I am viewing a Project Site in Project Server 2013 it annoys me that I cannot easily navigate away from that Project Site. If you want a simple way ...

Project Server 2013 Migration: Unable to edit Quick Launch

After Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2013 migration we were unable to edit the Quick Launch. The ribbon were completely grayed out. We resolved this issue using below steps. 1.Click on “Edit Links” 2.You will get be ...

Project Server 2013 Upgrade Error: Following Roles Are Missing

I got below error message while running “Test_SPProjectDatabase” command on Project Server 2013 Database during upgrade process. ============================================= Category        ...

New Videos from MS Project Now

It has been a busy few months here at MS Project Now. We have achieved a Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management Gold Competency. Then right after that, we earned a Silver Microsoft Competency in Collaboration and Content. ...

Preparing for Project Server 2013 Success, A MS Project Now series

Technorati Tags: Project Server,Project Server 2013,MS Project NOW,Process,Questionnaire Preparing for Project Server 2013 Success, A MS Project Now series Part 1:  Creating Process      & ...