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…


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…