Microsoft Planner: Now you can recover deleted Plans and Groups

A big announcement yesterday and this is something our customers have really been waiting for – the ability to recover deleted Groups, and with them any other deleted group related content that was deleted along with the group.  The support article that outlines this can be found at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Restore-a-deleted-Office-365-Group-b7c66b59-657a-4e1a-8aa0-8163b1f4eb54?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US and you also need to be…


Project and Project Server February 2017 Updates Released

Earlier this week saw the delayed release of the February 2017 Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2013 and 2016. Client updates were released February 7th as planned and server updates on February 21st  The client updates release on the first Tuesday of the month and server on the second Tuesday release schedule – although…


Microsoft Planner: How to clone a Plan with Graph

(This is the zip file of the PowerShell script – plannercloneblog) One common request we already have in the roadmap for Microsoft Planner is to support templates – but this will be a few months yet.  I wanted to find my way around Graph and what I could do with Plans and tasks – so…


Project Online: How to handle the sku changes?

In August 2016 we announced some changes to the Project Online plans – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Important-information-for-Project-Online-customers-about-plan-changes-496aafdd-9f62-4daf-8d2e-0e700925c6b2?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US and now we are in 2017 more of you will be either starting or renewing to these plans.  This can be a challenge to swap the old sku for the new sku – particularly when these are not necessarily a one…


Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Planner–what to expect

With the release of Microsoft Teams there is a new experience with Microsoft Planner – plans are one of the items that can be added within a team – and you can add multiple plans!  There are a few differences between the way these ‘Team Plans’ behave – but they are real ‘Planner Plans’ and…


Project and Project Server November 2016 Updates released

Thanks Suzanne for posting the November Public Updates blog for Project and Project Server 2010, 2013 and 2016 – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/11/11/project-and-project-server-november-2016-updates-released/ My favourite fix?  Probably the Project Server 2016 fix that means you can now apply updates in a reasonably short time – rather than the many hours that it could take with the September and…


Project and Project Server October Updates released

Thanks Suzanne for getting the update post out this week.  The client updates were delayed from 1st to 2nd Tuesday – but all Project and Project Server updates now live – see https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/10/12/project-and-project-server-october-2016-updates-released/


Project Online non-EXO notifications and October 2016 client updates

I often find that Friday is a great time to catch up on a few things – and often that means preparing and posting a blog when almost everyone else has finished for the weekend, or in Hawaii, American Samoa or French Polynesia – and probably finished last Friday or before… (Apologies to anyone who…


Project and Project Server September 2016 Updates Released

I just posted the latest release information for on-premises Project and Project Server – both 2013 and 2016 – and even 1 fix for Project 2010!  Take a look over on the Project Support blog at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/09/14/project-server-2010-2013-and-2016-september-2016-pu/  Some points to note for Project Server 2016 public update for September – posted as known issues on…


Project Online: How do I find who is using Project Online?

Chris Boyd recently responded to the User Voice thread around the “Last Connect” column no longer shown in Project Online topic with a suggestion on how one might replace this functionality using other features already available in Project Online and Office 365.  The thread is here – https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/218133-office-365-project-portfolio-management-ppm/suggestions/14773167–last-connect-column-no-longer-shown-in-project-o but I’ll also publish here and I’m…