Microsoft Planner: Enabling the Planner license via PowerShell

My earlier blog post was looking at disabling the license for Planner, while ensuring that other licenses that were already disabled didn’t get enabled as part of that process – Microsoft Planner-Disabling Planner license without enabling other licenses – but once you have tried Planner out and decided you do want to use it then…


Resource Engagement API’s coming to a Project Online near you

I will be doing a more complete post once we have the updated SharePoint Online Nuget package that will allow JS and .NET interaction with the Resource Engagement API (due out late July/ early August), but as I’ve seen a few questions coming in I though it worth an introductory posting.  The REST endpoint is…


Project and Project Server July 2016 Public Updates

Thanks to my colleague Suzanne Sylliaasen for posting the details of the July 2016 Project and Project Server updates covering 2010, 2013 and 2016 – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/07/12/project-server-2010-2013-and-2016-july-2016-pu/  Another recent posting on the Project Support site is a workaround for an issue in Project Server 2016 where userviews are missing from the pjrep reporting schema. Project Server…


Microsoft Planner:Disabling Planner license without enabling other licenses

One question that comes up around license management for Office 365 is that it is tricky to disable licenses for many users if you don’t know which other licenses they already have active or disabled.  This can get particular tricky when some licenses are mutually exclusive, and here the ones that come to mind for…


Microsoft Planner: What do I do if my Notebook is not ready?

*** Update 6/24 – we have this fixed now – so you shouldn’t need to follow the workaround.  When you go to the Plan Board it will trigger provisioning – so you may see the message below one last time – but in my tests the sites and notebooks for my plans are now looking…


Blog Post Update–Upgrade issues, June Updates and Planner

Thought it worth a post to say how I plan to use the two blogs I have going forward.  I just posted the June Updates PU on the Project Support blog over at Project Server 2010, 2013 and 2016 June 2016 PU – and earlier in the day posted about an upgrade issue from 2010…


Project Online: CSOM and REST samples showing task indent and insert

Skipping back to Project Online for a brief interlude – I was working on a case where the requirement was to create summary tasks and sub task relationships in a plan using the REST API.  I started with the samples out on GitHub – and used the .NET samples first just to get my head…


Microsoft Planner: I was in First Release Preview–How do I migrate?

I’ve had this question from folks who were signed up for First Release of Office 365 Planner Preview with a promo code, ,and they want to understand the migration path once the preview ends.  The general answer is there is nothing you need to do – all your plans and tasks will still be there…


Microsoft Planner: Another look as MsolSettings–and a couple more answers

I had a few questions following yesterday’s blog and also have some more resources to share on the Azure AD PowerShell commands.  Firstly I should make it clear that the required version of the PowerShell commands is 1.1.117.0 – and is at the current date (6/7/2016) in public preview.  Rob’s Groups Blog was posted yesterday…


Microsoft Planner–a few common support answers

Today sees the start of General Availability of Microsoft Planner, known during the First Release preview as Office 365 Planner.  It may take a few weeks until it is fully rolled out so please be patient if you are not seeing Planner yet.  Based on some of the questions we have already seen in preview…