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About: Tony Zink

Tony Zink is Vice President of Learning and Innovation at Houston, Texas-based EPMA, a Gold Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management Partner that provides PPM implementation, integration, development, training, and support services to large and small organizations world-wide. Tony volunteers his time to the Project Management, MS Project, and SharePoint user communities through organizing and presenting at conferences, user groups, and round table sessions, publishing articles, and answering questions in online forums. Tony co-authored two of the best-selling books in the Project and Portfolio Management field, 'Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Server 2010' and 'Managing Enterprise Projects with Microsoft Project Server 2010', and he developed the entire training curriculum for EPMA Institute. In Tony's spare time, he is a bass slapper, a quadcopter pilot, and a karaoke superstar.

All Articles and Webinars by Tony Zink

Beware of ‘AutoLink Inserted or Moved Tasks’ Setting in Microsoft Project

Written on June 3, 2014, by

There are several configuration settings available in Microsoft Project that control how the tool looks and behaves. Many of the settings are merely personal preferences, but some can be dangerous to your project schedule if you do not understand them and configure them properly. You can view or update these settings through the ‘Project Options’…

Beware of Auto Save in Microsoft Project!

Written on May 13, 2014, by

You may initially think that Microsoft Project’s auto save feature can be a great life saver… but beware! When you save a project schedule in Microsoft Project — either manually or automatically — all of your ‘undo’ operations are removed. Prior to the save: After the save (notice the ‘Undo’ button on the Quick Access…

Quick Trick: Attaching General Project Notes to the Project Summary Task

Written on April 7, 2014, by

Perhaps you are aware that you can use the Task Notes feature in Microsoft Project to attach work details, update history, or other notes to individual tasks in a project schedule… but what if you want to store general notes in a project that are NOT specific to an individual task? You could store a…

Quick Trick: Align Tasks and Gantt Bars with Grid Lines

Written on February 25, 2014, by

Sometimes it can be difficult to visually align task rows in Microsoft Project with their corresponding shapes in the Gantt Chart: We can fix that in about 30 seconds by simply adding horizontal grid lines to the Gantt Chart to help align the left task rows with the Gantt shapes. Click the ‘Format’ tab in…

Webinar: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices for Using Microsoft Project

Written on August 9, 2011, by

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video *Please note that the PMI® PDU credit for this session is not “mpugwebnlearn080911” as indicated in the video. The correct PDU is: mpugwebnlearn110811   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the…

NorthEast Connection Webinar: Give Your Project Workspaces a Facelift

Written on March 5, 2009, by

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Speakers: Tony Zink, MSProject Experts Event Description: One of the most powerful features in Project…

Webinar: Managing Projects with MS Project and SharePoint: Collaboration, Automation and Intelligence

Written on December 4, 2008, by

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Event Description: Please join us for this special webcast recording sponsored by the New York…

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