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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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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How to resolve the notebook error on a customized Project Site

Within a Project Site on the project server we do have a place to collaborate, file documents, manage tasks/meetings, risks, issues, deliverables and to use the integrated One Note to manage ideas. I faced an issue with the notebook after I customized the project site heavily. After I generated the new solution and made it accessible to the projects, there was the error message “Sorry, something went wrong”. Let’s have a look on the normal process, how you generate a customized project site: Continue reading →

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