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Ask the Experts: Configuring the Project Server 2010 Enterprise Global Template

Olga from Chicago asks: I want to create customized views, tables, groupings, and filters to be used by project managers who are the users of Microsoft Project Server 2010. The objects should be pushed to all of the project managers when they open Project 2010 Professional when connected to the Project server. How would I…

Ask the Experts: Bothersome Behavior of the New Version of My Old Friend

Ellen from Wheaton, IL asks: Why does Microsoft Project 2010 have some bothersome behavior?! Answer: Like an old friend or co-worker that you spend many hours a day with, Microsoft Project brings both contentment and frustration to my world. And that’s no different with the latest version, Project 2010. As the year draws to a…

Ask the Experts: Reports on Over-allocated Resources

Carol from Madison, WI asks: Is there a view where I can see the summary tasks as well as the detail tasks for over-allocated resources? I’d also like to see the resource usage for the resources at the same time. Answer: I understand your desire to see this information. When schedulers reuse the same task…

MPUG Mega-Guide for Learning Project 2010

Wondering how to start working with Project 2010, whether Professional, Standard, or Server? This MPUG mega-guide provides links to sources on this site and the Microsoft site that you’ll want to check out to help you start the journey. Microsoft Project 2010 Feature Rally We asked 12 of our favorite Microsoft Project experts to share…

Ask the Experts: Updating the Baseline

Rick from San Jose, CA asks: During the execution of my project, my baseline needs to be updated because of change requests from my clients. What is the best way to do this in Microsoft Project? Answer: When the baseline of the project is set, it is set for all three areas of the data…

Ask the Experts: Quick Project Status Report

Lisa from Charlotte, NC asks: I am managing a very large schedule. Is there a quick, easy way to see which tasks are late and which are running on schedule? Answer: All Project versions have a task Status field, which could give you this information. It requires the use of the project Status Date, which…

Ask the Experts: Managing a Large Number of Resources

Nancy from Bartlett, IL asks: I’m managing many resources in my project schedule. When I use the Resource Usage view, the resources aren’t in an order that’s simple to use. Is there any way to re-order the resources in the view so accessing the information is easier? Answer: You have a lot of choices in…

Ask the Experts: Exporting Only Tasks to Excel

Heather from Naperville, IL asks: When I export tasks to Excel, I seem to export summary tasks, milestones, and detail tasks. Is there any way to export just detail tasks? Answer: With the help of a custom filter you will be able to accomplish this type of export. A detail task filter could also be…

Ask the Experts: Creating a Report with Task and Resource Data

Bob of OakBrook, IL asks: I would like to have a report that shows task name and resources assigned with their skills, department, and email addresses. How can I create this report? Answer: This is a great idea and, yes, it can be done. When a resource assignment is made, only a few fields from…

Ask the Experts: Making Sense of Current Activity Reports

Greg from Omaha asks: In Microsoft Project 2007 the current activity reports all sound similar. What’s the difference between these reports? Answer: When I look through the names of the report titles, I can understand your confusion. These reports are actually the same report with a different filter applied to each one. The reports are…

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