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Create a New Excel Report from Existing (modifying ODC)

We have some great content on our blog. Many of our posts are getting thousands of hits. For that reason we will periodically highlight some of our highest viewed blog posts from the past. Below is a blog that is an excerpt ...

Hardware and Software Requirements for Project Server 2013

Hello!  exported from TechNet.  Very helpful for on-premise customers when determining the hardware and software requirements for Project Server 2013.  Hardware and Software Requirements for Project Server ...

Project Online: Differences between Project Online and On-premises Project

The matrix is included in the Project Online whitepaper from Microsoft.  This is a very helpful matrix when determining the differences between on-premise and Project Online. Feature/Functi ...

Saving project files to prior versions, specifically to MS Project 2007

Hi!  I am doing a little work with Project today and wanted to share something I learned.  Although most of you probably already know this, I thought to share anyway. Today I was testing saving a project file creat ...

Project Online

So what is Project Online? We have been getting a lot of interest in Project Online. So we thought it would be helpful to do a quick summary of the product. Project Online is a collaboration tool that can be used to save, vi ...

Project Online: Outlook Synchronization

SharePoint and Project online has built in outlook sync feature available. To be able to sync your tasks, your mailbox needs to be hosted on an Exchange 2013 server deployed in the same topology. If you are using Project onl ...

Delete a Project Site Template in Project Server 2010

To delete a Project Site Template in Project Server 2010, follow the steps below: In PWA, click on Site Actions –> Site Settings Under Galleries, click Solutions Before you can delete a Project Site Templ ...

Project Online: User Management

In our ongoing series for our Project Online users this blog post addresses managing users through the Office 365 administrative interface.  Look for a short video in the near future as well.  This was developed by ...

Tracking Project Initiatives-MS Project Now! Can Help

One of the main reasons companies come to MS Project Now! is help with tracking project initiatives. A recent customer came to us with this issue. They had no way to track all project initiatives in a single location. Project ...

My Timesheet and My Tasks: Blank Page

One of the users were getting blank page while accessing My tasks and My Timesheet page. Resetting IE setting didn’t resolve the issue. Issue got resolved after uninstalling one of the un-trusted add-ons for the IE using belo ...

Project visibility and how MS Project Now! can help

One of the main reasons why customers reach out to MS Project Now! is project visibility. If your PM’s are putting together weekly PowerPoint slides for each project and have no consistent way of tracking project inform ...

Leveling Resources in Microsoft Project Professional

This is part 4 in a 4 part series. Before reading, consider visiting these other valuable resources: Part 1: Viewing Resource Allocations Part 2: Preventing Over Allocations Part 3: Resolving Over Allocations Manual ...

Add a Logo to Project Server 2010 Home Page

Tired of seeing the default logo every time you log in to PWA?   You can easily add your own company logo to Project Server 2010 Home Page by following the steps below: Navigate to the Shared Documents folder (y ...

Assigning Resources in Project

There are certain topics that continue to be very important to our customers. One of those topics is Assigning Resources in Project. For that reason I have put together a short list of the most popular blogs on assigning reso ...

Using Multi-Value Fields in Project Server 2010

Thinking of setting the Project Department field to Multi-Value in Project Server 2010? You might want to rethink that. Or, at least make sure you won’t want to change it in the future… because, well, you can’t. It cannot be ...

Project Server 2010: Issues with Service Pack 2 and August 2013 Cumulative Update Installation

Microsoft recently released the Service Pack 2 and August 2013 cumulative updates. There are some installation issues if you try to install August 2013 CU after installing Service Pack 2. Microsoft is working currently on it ...

References Session 1: Microsoft Project Reporting – An Essentials Certificate Series

Thank you all for attending Session 1 of  Microsoft Project Reporting – An Essentials Certificate Series (http://www.msprojectnow.com/Events/EventRegistration/tabid/350/ItemId/226/d/20130917/vw/3/Default.aspx) Here is th ...

Top 5 Most Visited Blogs by MS Project Now!

We have a very popular blog. I am always impressed by the amount of great content and feedback we get from this valuable resource.  We thought it would be helpful to highlight the top five blog post of all time from MS P ...

Unable to set the Timesheet Manager in Project Server 2013

Recently worked on the issue where user were unable to select the Timesheet Manager for PWA resources in Project Server 2013. User were part of PWA administrator group, however not able see the list of resources to choose fro ...

Project Server 2010: failed due to the following error: 800703fa when attempting to drill down to project detail

Recently encountered this on a client environment.  IIS reset did resolve the issue. 

Ask the Experts: Creating and using a custom task field

Question I want to give PWA 2010 users the ability to manually input data in a column at the task level of a project. I have been able to create an Enterprise Custom field that comes up in the project but the field is read on ...

Fearless Leadership-The Condensed Version

We just attended a recent conference in Boston. One of the highlights for me was listening to Arianna Huffington’s talk “From Politics to the Boardroom: Fearless Leadership”. Arianna is best known for being ...

Project Server 2013 and 2010 Cumulative Updates

Microsoft recently released the “August 2013 Cumulative Update” for Project Server 2010 and 2013. More information can be found at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/08/13/microsoft-projec ...

Microsoft Project Reporting – An Essentials Certificate Series

Session Format and Credit: The course comprise of 3 sessions of 90 minutes each. MPUG Certificate upon completion of series and opportunity for 4.5 hours PMI® PDU credit. Register here Session 1: Tuesday 17th Sept, ...

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