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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...)

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...)

Removing the Hammock Task – The Un-Hammock

By:  Collin Quiring In a previous entry we explained how to make a task span a time period based upon other tasks’ durations or start/finish dates.  This is called a Hammock task.  That link can be found here –http://www.epmstrategy.com/microsoft-project-the-hammock-task/... (more...)

New and Updated White Papers

By Collin Quiring Some things in Microsoft Project change quite a bit from version to version. And, some things barely change at all. However, we have just recently updated or added new some white papers to our website. The White Paper section is under... (more...)

Feature Differences between Project Online and Project Professional (and Project Server)

By: Collin Quiring We are often asked by clients about whether or not they should implement Project Online in the cloud or Project Server in-house. Clients sometimes have different reasons as to which one they want to use or sometimes they have asked... (more...)

Schedule Options – Bug or feature?

By: Collin Quiring We have done a large number of Project 2016 Online and Server installations the last few months and one of the things that we always tell our clients is that if they want their settings for schedules to flow through from the Server/Online... (more...)

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