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…


PPM User Voice and Team Assignments–we heard you!

A reminder about the User Voice site for Office 365 Project & Portfolio Management – and one of the recent feedback items that has moved to “Started” – https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/218133-office-365-project-portfolio-management-ppm/suggestions/11573715-allow-multiple-team-resources-to-apply-for-a-task.  Allow multiple team resources to apply for a task that has been assigned to a team resource (allow 1:n replacement for team resources).  I am pleased…


Project Server or Project Online: Please don’t use PROJ_UID as a TASK_UID

When creating Projects using PWA or Project Professional each task, and assignment will get a fresh GUID – which is unique.  Usually if using CSOM then new GUIDs would also be generated for each new entity, although it is possible that you can specify a specific GUID to be used.  It is technically possible to…


Project and Project Server August 2016 Public Updates

Thanks Suzanne for preparing and posting the Project Server Public Update post again this month – which you can all find at Project Server 2013 and 2016 August 2016 PU.  No 2010 updates this month, so don’t go looking for those (and if you are looking, then hopefully you are also looking to upgrade!  


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…