Agile Tools for Project Online

In the O365 ecosystem agile frameworks are supported within Planner, but also within Project Professional until now. The features in the client are brandnew and provide new planning approaches like scrum and kanban. For the first time of the project client, not the gantt chart is in the focus, but a planning board which can be divided in sprints or by status.

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PWA Provisioning Strategies

If you order your first project online subscription, a project web app is automatically created in the background. The instance gets the following url: https://<yourtenant>.sharepoint.com/sites/pwa and inherits the language of your O365 tenant. This PWA is also linked to the project online tile, which everyone with a valid subscription can see. But, what if the PWA has the wrong language? Or the wrong URL? What if I want to enable the users an easy access vehicle to multiple PWAs (e.g. test, dev environment)? You‘ll get the answers in this blog post.

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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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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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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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