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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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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OData reports with Project Online/Project Server (Part2)

In the first blog post about reporting with OData, we discovered how to get project data with the standard projectdata feed. We used an URL like https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/pwa/_api/projectdata/[en-us] to receive all enterprise custom fields without any filtering. It is a very simple approach to build a list or some graphics, but the performance isn’t good enough for productive environments, especially with time phased data. For this reason some adjustments are necessary, to request just the respective data that you really need in your report. We’ll check out how to do that in this article.

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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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