Skip to Content

Ben Howard

About: Ben Howard

Awarded Community Leader for his very popular and comprehensive UK web training series. Ben Howard has over 20 years of experience of implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and latterly Microsoft’s Project Online solution. During that time he’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations. He now runs his own EPM consultancy (Applepark Ltd), providing Project Online implementation and training services. He has been awarded the Microsoft Most Value Professional award for Project for the last 9 years, blogs semi frequently at www.applepark.co.uk, has published the successful “Microsoft Project 2013 Plain and Simple” book, and finally was responsible for producing P2O, an application that exports tasks from Project into Outlook.

  • Author
  • Expert

All Articles and Webinars by Ben Howard

Modifying Microsoft’s Project Online Power BI Content Pack to Support Your Language

Written on May 8, 2018, by

Content Pack Overview If you are using Project Online (PJO) then you are probably using the OData feed for reporting purposes, the two most common options being to bring the data into Excel or Power BI. Both applications have their pros and cons, though one of the big advantages with Power BI is that Microsoft…

Using the Microsoft Planner App

Written on March 27, 2018, by

This is the second part of a two part series on using Microsoft Planner. Using the Microsoft Planner App Because Planner is cloud based, there is an App for it that installs on mobile devices. The drag and swipe nature of Planner makes it ideal for use on touch screen devices (in fact, it has…

Using Microsoft Planner

Written on March 20, 2018, by

This is the first part of a two part series on using Microsoft Planner. Planner Overview Microsoft Planner is an Office 365 application which is aimed at providing a simple, visual way to organizing teamwork. Whereas Project is really aimed at the “serious” Project Manager, providing advanced functionality such as resource and schedule management, Planner…

Keep Your Outlook Calendar Up to Date with Your Microsoft Project Tasks Using the P2O Application

Written on December 20, 2017, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Outlook is the tool we all use to manage our day to day corporate and personal tasks, and yet as Project Managers or Team Members we’re also expected…

Getting to Grips with the Project Interface

Written on August 30, 2017, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Microsoft Project’s user interface has a lot in common with all of the Microsoft Office tools. The more you understand the ins and outs of the interface, the more…

Integrate Microsoft Project with Microsoft Outlook

Written on July 28, 2016, by and

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: While Microsoft Project is the trusted system for project managers to plan projects, Outlook is the one to plan individual work for team members. Microsoft started in early versions to integrate…

Project and Excel Integration – the application dream team!

Written on July 12, 2016, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Microsoft Project is a fabulous tool for Project Managers, and it can be used to produce some great reports.  However, sometimes it’s necessary to export data out to Excel for…

Using Project Online to Manage New Product Development(NPD) Projects

Written on February 23, 2016, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In this session we will explore and demonstrate how Project Online and O365 can be used to manage NPD projects in an organisation. The demonstration will show how Project Online can…

Microsoft Project 2016 Essentials

Written on February 23, 2016, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Getting Started with Project Management and the Microsoft Toolset -What Is a Project? -What Is Project Management? -Who are Project Managers -Key Goals & Challenges Facing Projects -Tools, tools…

Microsoft® Project 2016 Essentials – Part Two

Written on February 22, 2016, by

  Watch Session 3    Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Getting Started with Project Management and the Microsoft® Toolset -What Is a Project? -What Is Project Management? -Who are Project Managers -Key Goals & Challenges Facing…

Next Page »

Please enter your email to continue viewing