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EPM Partners at Microsoft Ignite 2017 Orlando

Posted By Posted by: Khurram Jamshed on September 29, 2017

Microsoft Ignite is happening this week, and I’m lucky enough to be at the conference this year.  The large I.T. conference is held in Orlando, Florida with more than 25,000 business customers attending the tech event. Microsoft had set up a booth at Orlando international airport for name badge pickup, and I have collected mine on

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Resource Engagement and Timesheet

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on September 25, 2017

Background In an effort to help Project Managers, Resource Managers, and PMO in planning and tracking resource utilization and availability, Microsoft released the Resource Engagement feature. Details about the use of the feature are well documented in other publications. This blog will focus on the challenge of using Resource Engagement with timesheets. The Challenge One

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PMO Sydney Meet Up: The Influential Project Manager

Posted By Posted by: Lysa Le on September 4, 2017

The August PMO Sydney Meet Up free seminar on Thursday 24th Aug had attracted eager minds with questions and comments that made the session quite an interactive one. The session was brought together by Sandra Arps (PMO Guru) with topics by Mark Robinson (Escient) on State of the PMO in Australia 2017, a survey that

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Embedding Images into a SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on August 28, 2017

Objective Recently a client requested that their Project Server workflow, as used in Project Online, required that images be embedded into the email. These images were screenshots and are used to assist in providing instructions to end users. Background This customer was in the process of migrating from an on-premise Project Server 2010 environment to

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Introducing Microsoft PPM

Posted By Posted by: Lysa Le on August 24, 2017

At the PMO Leadership Summit 2017 in Sydney on 22-23 Aug, EPM Partners had the opportunity to briefly introduce our PPM tool of choice, Microsoft. Laith Adel, our General Manager, had the podium for a short 15 mins introducing Microsoft PPM tool from the market and functionality perspective. Did you miss out on the presentation?

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SPD Workflow – Approval Task Email Notification with link to Edit Task Form

Posted By Posted by: Irfan Rizvi on August 10, 2017

We recently received a request from a customer relating to their governance workflow, in this case, the SPD Project Server 2013 workflow. When an approval task is assigned to a user, the customer wants a generated user email notification with a link to the task’s edit form instead of the display form (the default behaviour). This

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Adding comma ‘,’ in text lookup entry on Project Server lookup tables

Posted By Posted by: Irfan Rizvi on August 4, 2017

In Project Server / Project Online lookup tables, if you add a text lookup entry which contains a comma ‘,’ as such: A validation message will appear on Project Server to say:   The lookup table values cannot contain the server list separator ‘,’ because, in multiple value fields, the entries are separated by a

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PMO Sydney Meet Up: Setting Up PMO from Below Zero

Posted By Posted by: Lysa Le on July 27, 2017

We thank everyone who attended and participated in the PMO Sydney Meet Up last Thu 20 July, in Sydney. The seminar was hosted by Sandra Arps (PMO Guru) with topic brought by Amireh Amirmazaheri (PMO Solutions). We hope the topic: Setting Up PMO from Below Zero, brings valuable and useful information for all of you

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