Project Online: Power BI Content Pack now available

There is now a pre-built content pack that you can add to Power BI to make dashboards of your Project Online data.  Theresa Palmer of Power BI team has posted a blog on this at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2015/11/18/explore-and-monitor-your-project-online-data-in-power-bi.aspx  Or for an MVP take on this you can review Paul Mather’s blog post at https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/projectonline-powerbi-content-pack-available-bi-office365-ppm/.  Another Project MVP,…


Project Online: Resource Management feature

After a few weeks of experience supporting the Resource Management features of Project Online I decided to post a blog covering some details behind the resource plan migration that happens after activation of the feature.  Part 1 is over on the Project Support blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2015/10/21/project-online-resource-plan-migration-expectations.aspx.  Part 2 will come soon when I’ll cover a…


Project Server and Project Online: Creating a Project Pro Account using PowerShell

Thanks to Chris Boyd for sharing this script that helps with the automation of account creation for Project Professional and Project Pro for Office 365 users (hereafter just called Project Pro).  And to be clear, the account I am talking about here is the account normally configured through Project Pro – File, Info, Manage Accounts…


MPUG Chapter Meeting–Bellevue

Thanks to all who were able to attend the chapter meeting yesterday evening, and to Bill Dow for organizing.  It was a pleasure to meet you all.  I hope to get the recording edited and over to MPUG so they can make available to a wider audience – on first listen there is a fair…


MPUG Seattle–Project Support and what’s coming next

In September I will be presenting, along with my Manager Larry Block, at the MPUG Seattle chapter meeting in Bellevue at the Microsoft Store,  September 17th at 6pm – mark your diaries.  We will be talking about how we work in support for Microsoft Project – giving you some insight into one of the longest…


New Feature–Resource Engagements–coming to Project Online and Project Server 2016

If you haven’t already heard about this new feature then head on over to the Project blog at https://blogs.office.com/2015/06/19/resource-engagements-coming-soon-to-project-2016/, where Julie Kohler introduces the resource engagements feature and gives more information on what this does.  Here is a taster: This was also covered in the Ignite session – Microsoft’s Vision and Roadmap for Work, Project,…


Recorded Session on Project from Ignite 2015

These are the Channel 9 links to the Project sessions from last weeks Ignite Conference.  Enjoy! Microsoft’s Vision and Roadmap for Work, Project, and Portfolio Management https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2136 Sajan Parihar Howard Crow Mike McLean Project Online Customer Panel: St. Luke’s Hospital, and TE https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2134 Yuval Stern Bradd Busick Larry Christensen Glenn Rebman   Microsoft Project Pro…


My Ignite Session BRK3146–Troubleshooting tips and tricks

.*** Update 5/11 – find the new video of my Microsoft Ignite 2015 session at https://aka.ms/BriSmithIgnite – I may also record some extra videos of a couple of demos I skipped *** This post gives some more detailed references from my Ignite session – to save you having to take pictures of the screen.  Some of…


Project Server January 2015 Round-up

A short round-up of the world of Project Server 2013 and Project Online as we reach the end of the first month of 2015.  I added an update to my “opening plans from a SharePoint Document Library” post -  as I’d managed to repro issues with read-only even when using a domain account opening a…


Project and Save to SharePoint and other recent blog posts

I posted a blog over on Project Support covering some issues when opening mpp files from SharePoint, and also highlighting some of the differences Project has from its Office cousins – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio – and will follow up with further information on version support and the Sync to SharePoint options.  First post…