Missing workload data in the Resource Centre? Portfolio Optimisation Resource Analysis not working? The solution might be easier than you think!

Posted By Posted by: Tania Barra-Shaw Harmelink on January 8, 2020

If you are having issues reporting on your project resources availability, either through the Resource Centre or Portfolio Optimisation, don’t panic.  The first instinct will be to wonder what Project Online has done to your data; and the answer is nothing.  All Resource utilisation data is available, the trick is to simply make it visible

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Project Online & deactivated Active Directory resources

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on October 16, 2019

Background An organisation decides to synchronise with an Active Directory (AD) group to populate either their enterprise Resource Pool or a User group such as Team Members in Microsoft Project Online. The IT department deactivates a user in the AD Group and a synchronisation with Project Online occurs after the deactivation. Outcome As expected, the

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Clearing Microsoft Project cache to resolve issues on opening, saving or publishing projects

Posted By Posted by: Eremo Zanye on July 23, 2019

Cache is a component of Microsoft Project that stores your project data locally on your computer, the concept exists to boost the speed in which data is retrieved. The functionality works in such a way that when you save a project for the first time, all the data information about that project is saved in

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Why has a task disappeared from my Timesheet?

Posted By Posted by: Cheston Hsu on May 17, 2019

Timesheets are important for projects as they are often the source-of-truth for effort consumed. They form the basis of many project cost reports. This blog aims to explain the somewhat mysterious behaviour of Microsoft Project Online (and also Project Server 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019) timesheet module that timesheet users and managers interact with. One of

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Error When Activating Workflows Feature

Posted By Posted by: Ahmed Taee on March 8, 2018

Issue: In Microsoft Project Online, when you try to activate workflows site collection feature such as “Aggregated set of out-of-box workflow features provided by SharePoint” You may come across the error message below: “A list, survey, discussion board, or document library with the specified title already exists in this Website. Please choose another title” Solution: 1.

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Working Offline and Resource Engagement

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on November 22, 2017

The Need Project managers use sophisticated scheduling/resourcing of Microsoft Project Professional. The desktop client is meant to be connected to the Online PWA instance to access all features such as Enterprise Resources. The Challenge PMs need to work on their projects on the go where they are not always connected to the Online PWA. The

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Why has my Project ID number changed?

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on November 8, 2017

Background It has almost been two years since Microsoft released a new feature (https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2015/12/03/3-new-enhancements-to-project-online/?eu=true) that creates a unique Project ID upon creation of each project. This allows for the Project Name to be changed whilst still maintaining a unique reference to the project. Prior to this new feature being released, other custom solutions were often

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