TRIO of Enhancements to Project Online

Posted By Posted by: Khurram Jamshed on December 15, 2015

This blog is designed to share the three excellent new enhancements to Project Online that were rolled out the week before last.

Below is a summary of these enhancements, for complete details please refer to a Project Online blog link mentioned at the end of this post.
 

1. Email Notification

 

Email notifications in Project Online keep you on top of what’s coming, let you know when things are due and what’s currently on your plate.
 
Project Enhancements
 
This feature is available from today.
 

2. Project IDs

 
This was much awaited!

Until today I have had to use Java script based solution or etc., in order to generate unique ID for each project.

This is now going to be available as OOB option, and can be configured as part of the Enterprise Project Type (EPT) settings.
 

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Each EPT has its own project ID definition. You can specify a fixed Prefix and Postfix, Starting Number and Minimum Digit Padding. The project ID can be added to a number of views throughout PWA and in custom reports. It can also be programmatically updated using CSOM.

Note, that this feature is still in final touches mode, and yet to be released.
 

3. Increasing custom field limits for reporting

 
This enhancement is simply overwhelming.

Reporting from Project Online was an issue with prior limitation of 45 custom fields.

With this new enhancement introduced, increased new limits on ALL custom field types are:

 

Project custom fields Timesheet custom fields Task and Resource custom fields, combined
450 text fields 450 text fields 450 text fields
450 lookup tables 450 lookup tables 450 lookup tables
450 of all other custom field types (cost, date, duration, number, flag) 450 of all other custom field types (cost, date, duration, number, flag) 450 of all other custom field types (cost, date, duration, number, flag)

 

This change is valid from today.

 

Complete details are available here: https://blogs.office.com/2015/12/03/3-new-enhancements-to-project-online/

 


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