Scheduling Weekend Work Using Project Online & Project Server

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on September 11, 2015

  A frequently asked question by many clients is: “How do I accommodate occasional weekend work when using Project Server?” Typically this question is asked when weekend work is scheduled as an exception rather than the rule. When weekend work is the rule – then it’s just a matter of updating the base calendar that

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A Short Review of Project 2016

Posted By Posted by: Khurram Jamshed on August 20, 2015

A few weeks ago, preview versions of Microsoft Office products for 2016 were released. The release included Microsoft Office 2016 suite products, plus Project and Visio. All the products are available in desktop and office 365 formats for trials. We shared the links to download/install preview of Microsoft Office and Project 2016 in this post

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Project Hand Over Best Practices for PMO’s to Project Managers

Posted By Posted by: Khurram Jamshed on January 14, 2015

I was recently creating a project hand-over process for a PMO and after performing the required PMO activities, the project was to be handed over to the Project Manager for execution.  The process comprised a list of activities that Project Managers have to perform to accept the project from the PMO so that he/she can

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How to Use MS Project for Scheduling in the Construction Industry

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on December 11, 2014

Quite often I hear from our construction clients that the typical Primavera is the “right” tool for scheduling construction projects and that MS Project is not “right”. When we get down to the details of why MS Project isn’t right, it boils down to two common issues: 1.  It’s not possible in Microsoft Project to

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Working With [Status Date] Field in Microsoft Project Formulas

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on July 3, 2014

The “[Status Date]” field in MS Project, often used by Project Managers to place a “stake in the ground” for progress tracking, can prove very useful in date-related formulas. A common scenario is to focus on a fortnight planning window when maintaining your project schedule. A Project Manager will set the “[Status Date]” (via Project

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Download: Project Online And Project Server 2013 Options – A Quick Infograph

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on June 27, 2014

Now that there’s Project Online and Project Pro for Office 365 and Microsoft has brought Project Portfolio Management on the internet for the masses. We have found with this new software and terminology, a lot of questions arise particularly for people who are used to the traditional model of Project Client and Project Server. This

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Could Not Retrieve Enterprise Global Template Solution

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on September 17, 2013

Environment: Project Server 2010 and MS Project 2010. Background: Users get the below error message when trying to connect to Project Server using MS Project. Possible Causes: 1. The PWA URL set up by user in the MS Project is incorrect. 2. The PWA URL is not added to the trusted sites. 3. Corrupted cache / user profile on

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How to Pass a Static Date in Task Type Calculated Field in MS Project

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on July 25, 2013

Solution: Below are the Microsoft Project functions that can be used to pass the static date value in the Task Date type formulae field. ProjDateValue(“10/12/84″)) CDate(“10/12/84″)) Note: MS Project 2010 doesn’t accept any year earlier than 1984, however, this issue has been fixed in MS Project 2013. We hope this quick fix helps you.


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