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Microsoft Project Online

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Project Online: Change Resource Capacity Settings

If you’ve ever tried to use the Resource Capacity section of Microsoft Project Online and received a message like this, then you either would have ended up adjusting your query dates here for a range that is within that set b ...


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Updated feature: Project Online Rollup of Task and Assignment Timephased Data

This is a Office 365 message from MicrosoftMC106623Plan For ChangePublished On : June 21, 2017We’re adding the ability for a PWA admin to set how to rollup task and assignment timephased data. We’ll support weekly, monthly, f ...


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Project Online and Project Site Timelines out of Sync

If you like the Project Timeline view like most folks do then you probably use the one in the Project Site as well.  Depending on your setup, however, you may notice that the timeline in your Project Site does not reflec ...


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Starting June 30th, Project Online will require latest version of Project Pro to connect

Below is a message from Microsoft Support:Beginning in June 30, 2017, Project Online will require the latest version of Project to connect to Office 365. We are making architectural changes to features in Project Online which ...


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New feature: Create and manage up to 30,000 projects in Project Online

Previously, there was a limit of 5,000 projects per Project Web App (PWA) site. Now, you can create up to 30,000 projects within each PWA site. In addition to creating more projects, you can also have a project site for each ...


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MS Project Online: Cast is not valid (again)

We seem to be seeing this error frequently lately.  Previously the fix was related to manually schedule tasks.  This particular issue we ended up using the Save For Sharing fix to resolve the issue.  We therefo ...


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Project Online 'Specified cast is not valid’

Hello,We were receiving the error below.  The issue was related to issues due to a corrupt page cached in the browser or a proxy server.  We cleared the browser’s temporary internet files and problem solved.In addit ...


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“Last Connect” column no longer shown in Project Online

Why it was removedThe rationale for removing this field was because keeping the field current was an expensive operation.  Because of this it was impacting users sporadically in a negative way:Logging into PWAMoving betw ...


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Project Online: OData improvements to include timestamps for project entities

Below is an Office 365 Message Center UpdateProject Online: OData improvements to include timestamps for project entities MC96752 Published On : March 18, 2017 Expires On : April 30, 2017 To improve the Project Online OData s ...


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Preparing to Migrate Resource Plans to Resource Engagements

Before you migrate make sure you have completed the following: 1. Published all resource plans. Resource plans must be published or they will not migrate even if they have been saved. Remember, publishing the project does no ...


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Reporting on Project Milestones–Tips and Tricks

One of the reports we’re frequently asked to create is a Milestones Report. Sometimes these are part of a project-by-project Status Report. Sometimes they are part of a portfolio report, where we might want to see the signifi ...


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Using EPM Workflow Phases and Stages in Reporting–Tips and Tricks

Many of our clients have taken advantage of the workflow capabilities in Project Server and Project Online. Two of the biggest reasons to do this: Tracking approval for governance transparency Being able to see, at any time, ...


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