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BUG – Project Site retains template name in Notebook (please vote)

BY:  Collin Quiring Please vote for this idea so that the naming convention will be fixed – please vote here: https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/218133-microsoft-project/suggestions/33570412-bug-notebook-naming-with-project-site-templates   This... (more...)

Microsoft Project Custom Field Limiter (Not Limit)

BY: Collin Quiring Custom fields in Microsoft Project (Online, Server, Professional or Standard) have a limit of 255 characters.  However, I recently had a request from a client that went the other way – they wanted to put their own limit on a... (more...)

Project Update Bug – Actual Finish for Resource but not in the schedule

BY: Collin Quiring In Project Online / Project Server the task update process is fairly straightforward (in normal situations): The Project (or Resource) Manager assigns the Resource The Resource goes to PWA (Project Web App) The Resource goes to their... (more...)

Power BI Content Pack for Project Online

In case you missed the announcement – there is a new Project Online Content Pack for Power BI. It was released October 26 and can be downloaded here: https://app.powerbi.com/groups/me/getdata/services/project-online The reports are (as excerpted... (more...)

Power BI Refresh Error

By Collin Quiring EPM Strategy works extensively with Power BI for internal and customer needs.  We also work with Microsoft Project Server/Project Online for clients quite a bit.  This article is about a melding of the two products where what was happening... (more...)

Baseline, No Baseline

BY: Collin Quiring We recently ran across an interesting situation where a schedule has a baseline, but, in the Set Baseline pop up box, there is no indication of a baseline ever being saved.  Is this a bug?  I don’t think it is a bug as much as it... (more...)

Project External Linking – Another Method

BY: Collin Quiring Just a quick note on another way to link tasks from different schedules.  We have talked about this a few times with a few different twists, here, here and here.  As with many things Microsoft, there are multiple ways to do something... (more...)

Hide Unused Language Folders

BY: Collin Quiring A few years ago, we wrote this blog but the SharePoint interface has changed quite a bit since then and we thought we should update this post.  The old post is located here: http://www.epmstrategy.com/hiding-unused-language-folders-for-reports/ Technically... (more...)

Microsoft Project – Open Recent File Pop Up that is NOT an error

BY: Collin Quiring I was told once that I should read the ENTIRE error message when one appears on my screen and not assume that I just know what is happening. Of course, some error messages that are provided to the user are way too simple and very un-helpful... (more...)

Modify Quick Launch with LONG URL and/or HTML Tags

BY: Collin Quiring A client of ours has a highly customized Quick Launch in their Project Online instance (this will work the same with internal Project Server as well). Some of those links are External and some are Internal. But, we ran into an interesting... (more...)

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