Introduction to Microsoft Sway

On today’s menu: Microsoft Sway! The preview phase took place in 2014 and one year later there has been the first official release. Microsoft Sway is a presentation service for keynotes, newsletter, reports and personal stories. Within the project management world it can be used e.g. to inform stakeholders about the latest project events via an up-to-date interactive service. Who is still excited receiving a newsletter via email, nowadays?! Often, these are sorted out into the SPAM folder or deleted unread.

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User and Resource Synchronisation to your PWA

If you want to start using Project Online, you should think about how to generate users and resources in your PWA. You can create them both, manually and automatically. The first option may be possible, if there are not more than 20 resources, but for larger environments the manual creation process is painful. This blog article will show you how to manage your users and resources in Project Online.

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Project Online Migration

You want to migrate from Project Server on-premises to Project Online? Or you want to move from one Project Online PWA to another, e.g. to keep the configuration and data in line between your productive and qa environment? In this blog post I’ll give you some insights about this this questions.

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Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Welcome to an O365 journey! Within the next couple of weeks we’ll have a closer look to the different services like PowerApps, Flow, Planner, PowerBI and so on – of course in combination with Project Online.

This blog article is about a tool, which I have learned to love in the daily virtual collaboration of projects – Microsoft Teams. Microsoft describes it as “[…] a messaging app for teams where all conversations, meetings, files, and notes can be accessed by everyone on the team. It’s a place for collaboration and work to happen in the open.”  Continue reading →

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Change Project Type

Sometimes you need to change the project type while the project is already running, e.g. let’s assume you have original created a project from the enterprise project type General Project which should be changed to the standard Enterprise Project. If you can’t remember the project type that you have initially selected, you have several possibilities to figure it out.

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Enterprise Project Templates cannot be opened within Project Professional

Sorry, we had some trouble connecting to get templates and can’t show them right now. This message might be displayed within the Project Professional Client, if you try to open the enterprise project templates from the Project Server, even if the permissions are set up in the right way.

Good news: It is easy to fix!

Open Project Professional, go to File -> Options -> Save and enter a location for the default personal templates.  It can be any local location, that doesn’t really matter. Close Microsoft Project and open it again – you should be able to see the templates, now!

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How to generate a Project Id automatically?

In many companies there is the requirement to define a unique number for each project in order to identify it in the project portfolio. In Project Online there’s a out of the box feature for it. If you want to use the same functionality within Project Server you’ll need to do a little bit more of configuration work, e.g. with the help of SharePoint Designer workflows. Continue reading →

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