Microsoft Planner: Linking Plans to a Project task

For those on the Office Insider builds – or First Release – you will already be seeing a new link in the ribbon for Tasks in Project Online Desktop Client.  This is a feature only available for the subscription client – so don’t expect to see this in Project Professional 2016 if you own the…


Microsoft Planner: Considerations for Reporting-Part 3

For the third and final part of this short series on reporting against Planner data I will be taking some of the ideas from Part 1 and Part 2 and putting more process around them.  This is still really just ideas to make you think about your use of Planner – and not a baked…


Microsoft Planner: Considerations for Reporting–Part 2

A little longer getting to this than I’d hoped – but some of that time (as well as the day job) was spent doing a better job of what will be part 3 – so looking forward to writing that up!  For Part 2 though I’m looking at Flow to start with – and then…


Microsoft Planner: Considerations for Reporting–Part 1

I was very fortunate recently to get the chance to present at Microsoft Ready, an internal worldwide training event held for the first time in Las Vegas – after running for many years in Seattle.  My session was on Microsoft Planner and I can’t repeat everything here as it was an internal event – but…


Microsoft Planner: Why can’t I add favorites or comment?

This has been a hot topic for support cases since Microsoft Planner first launched – so why are there cases where you are not able to comment or add a favorite plan?  There can be several reasons, and it is sometimes even further confused when we tell customer that this isn’t supported for Hybrid installations…


Planner: Cloning a Plan with multiple assignments

I updated my previous posting with a rough re-write of my cloning PowerShell – but I have completed a complete re-write that handles the objects in PowerShell much better (thanks for the feedback and guidance Tarkan!). Here is a zipped up version of the ps1 – plannerclonemultiassignv3 *** Update 6/13/2017 – the Planner Graph API…


Planner: Group control–new PowerShell commands

Since posting my blogs that covered control of Group creation using PowerShell as a means of setting who can and cannot create Plans (which create Groups) there has been a new release of the Azure AD PowerShell module which supersedes the ‘v1 Preview’ that contained the earlier commands – such as Get-MSOLAllSettingTemplate and New-MsolSettings.  The…


A different kind of post–thanks Kate!

I don’t usually post non-technical stuff here – but today one of my long-time colleagues has her last day at Microsoft.  After 22 years Kate Simpson has decided to retire and we will certainly miss her, and I know many of our customers will too!  Kate spent all those years supporting mostly Project, but in…


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…