Project Online: Setting Permissions in sites beyond PWA

Thanks goes to Paul Mather for most of the technical content of this particular post – as I’m taking a couple of his ideas and bringing them together.  I’m using PowerShell to set permissions in project sites and using Flow and Azure Functions to automate running that PowerShell.  I’ve also included a video that walks…


Microsoft Planner: Considerations for Reporting–Part 4 of 3

As I mentioned in Part 3 – there are a few other things I wanted to cover, so here is part 4.  If you didn’t see the other parts – then here are the links – so come back when you’ve read them. Microsoft Planner- Considerations for Reporting–Part 1 Microsoft Planner- Considerations for Reporting–Part 2…


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…