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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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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