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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...)

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...)

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...)

Maintain your Enterprise Template Formatting

BY: Collin Quiring An ongoing issue with Project Professional and creating templates is losing any custom formatting that you might spend your time and effort on when creating those templates.  There are a couple potential work-arounds that can get cumbersome... (more...)

Project Online and Calendars

BY: Collin Quiring There is a Calendar bug right now with Project Online.  We have multiple tenants with this problem and Bing and Google searches have shown us that others are having this issue as well.  The frustrating part for us is that it isn’t... (more...)

Report not Displaying All the Available Data

BY: Collin Quiring   Just a quick note and reminder about getting the reports to display everything you think that they should be displaying.  The problem we encountered was when we were trying to see a report in Project Professional 2013 that we... (more...)

Project Online – EPT’s, PDP’s, Templates, Cost Resources and Errors

By: Collin Quiring We were working with Project Online and went to Project Center, selected New Project and then used one of our customized Enterprise Project Types to create a new project. The Project Information text appeared as expected and when we... (more...)

Master Project and Read Only SubProject

BY: Collin Quiring Sometimes, when you are using Microsoft Professional and you insert a Subproject the Subproject is“Read Only” when you try to save the Master Project.  This quick post is how to resolve that issue. In this example, I have a Master... (more...)

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