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Site Creation Settings in Project 2013 and Project 2016

As you probably know, when you create a new project in Microsoft Project Server, a related project site is created automatically. That process works differently in Project Server 2016 than it does it in Project Server 2013. In this short article, I walk you through each version. To enable this automatic option in Project Server…

Tip: Hide Security Settings in SharePoint Office 365 Online

Wondering how to maintain control over security settings in SharePoint Office 365 Online? This quick tip takes you step by step over the process for hiding the settings. First, sign into Office 365 account as shown below. Enter your credentials to log in to Office365 Project site. After you’ve logged in, you’ll see this landing…

Closing Out a Project Schedule in PWA

A proactive project portfolio management (PPM) system includes proper governance to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data. An essential element of this governance is addressing projects that are completed or cancelled and to perform several actions on them also in order to complete them. You’ll want to ensure that all work has been…

The Agile Project Manager: Leveraging Agile in Microsoft Tools, Part 1

My background in construction and construction project management includes building houses, remodeling and commercial construction. Just as a good carpenter wouldn’t have a single tool in his or her tool belt to undertake a project, neither should an agile project manager or team member rely on a single tool to provide the best possible outcome…

5 Lessons on Microsoft Project Resource Engagements

In June 2015, when Microsoft first talked about the new resource engagements feature for Project Online and Project Server, there was great excitement in the project management community. We were finally going to have a formal way of managing the negotiation between project managers and resource managers by specifying the amount of work and time…

Present Your Project Reports with Panache

What happens when you select the project reports link from Project Web App (PWA)? Does your reports page look like either of these? Worse yet, does it take multiple clicks just to select the report you really want? How would you like to let your users work with a reports home page that looks like…

How to Rename a Microsoft Project through PWA

Here’s a situation that comes up often enough. Somebody creates a project in Microsoft Project Server 2010 or 2013 and gives it a particular name. Then later your project management office or business team decides to rename the project. Here’s how you can do that through Project Web Access (PWA). 1. Go to PWA and click “Project…

When Microsoft Project Won’t Connect with Microsoft Project Server EPM

Microsoft Project Professional edition is the desktop client in Microsoft Project Server (MSPS). The version of the server and client software should be at a supported level in order of the two to work together. Service Pack or Cumulative Update (CU) patches if deployed without planning can cause issues in MS Project Server Enterprise Project…

Back to Basics: Renaming a Project Correctly in Project Server

I am sure most Project Server users are well versed with the procedures for renaming a project in Project Server. However, this question (or related) comes up pretty regularly in the Project Server Forums, so hopefully this article will serve as a reference for this topic. When you are using Microsoft Project as a stand-alone…

Using the Project Server Delegation Feature

With the release of Microsoft Project Server 2010, users were introduced to the Delegate feature. This feature allows one user to act as another and provides them with all of the same privileges and permissions in Project Web App (PWA). For example, a Project Manager is going on vacation for the next two weeks. His…

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