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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Deselect a value from a lookup table of a project or resource field

Currently in some Project Online tenants (I can just speak from my demo environments) it is not possible to set back a value from a selected lookup table by just deleting the entry, e.g. if you select an item from any project or resource field with a lookup table in the project web app, and you want to set back the value to no entry. In Project Server it was totally fine to use the keyboard, but it seems that within the online scenario this is not possible anymore. Since I have almost broke my fingers by pressing any key on my board again and again, here’s the solution how to remove the selected value from the initial choice:

You just need to select the same value from the lookup table again!

Simple, but unfortunately anything but intuitive to handle… 😉

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Project was unable to establish a connection error

Have you ever seen a message like Project was unable to establish a connection. This could be caused by a loss of network connectivity or inadequate permissions to connect to Project Web App. ?!

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As a good administrator, you’ll trust the statement and you do check the project permissions within the PWA settings at first. If there’s everything fine, maybe you’ll ping the server and maybe there’s in fact a loss of network connectivity. But… what… if… not?!

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