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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Time Reporter App for Project Online

Last recently Microsoft released the Office 365 Project Time Reporter app for iOS devices in order to manage your timesheets and task assignments from Project Online. Android and Microsoft phone users need to be a little bit more patient, but it will also be pushed into the respective stores soon.  Lets check out the basic functionality: Continue reading →

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PWA Administration within Office 365

There are two different adjusting screws to administer the project web app:
1) Within the respective instance you can change the site settings and pwa settings for a single site or site collection (if the prerequisites in Office 365 are done).
2) In the SharePoint Admin Center you can not only create and delete site collections, several PWA options in Project Online are also transferred to Office 365. Sounds a little bit like it was done in the Central Administration with an on-premise system, right? However, among other things in the SharePoint Admin Center you can change the permission mode, define quotas and control who’s able to see and edit the site collection settings in the PWA.

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9999 PWA instances available

At first I thought it is a bug, but I was wrong with that: Since recently, 9999 PWA instances are available for each Project Online tenant. Admins will no longer start to sweat with an annoying limit of 7 PWA instances in the back. Definitely this  extends possible scenarios in a lot of areas, e.g. security, trainings and testing.

The strategy of Microsoft regarding other Project Online boundaries remains exciting. This change wasn’t listed in the road map, so we can be anxious about future developments.

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ProjToolV2 available

Since yesterday the ProjToolV2 is available. It works with CSOM and you can do various bulk actions like deleting objects, creating projects and creating resources. Personally, I’ll use it to get demo data in a very quick and uncomplicated way. Brain Smith described already in his blog, how to set it up. Here you will get an overview about the different functions of the tool.

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