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Speaking at Microsoft Ignite

A little late,  but just a quick post to say that I am excited to be presenting a Community Theater session at Microsoft Ignite. If you have even the slightest interest in using workflows in your Project Server/Project Online environments,… Continue Reading →

Free edX courses for Microsoft Project and PPM available!

Just a quick post to let you all know that there are two new courses available for Microsoft Project and PPM on eDX. Managing Projects with Microsoft Project Managing Projects & Portfolios with Microsoft PPM Both the courses are available… Continue Reading →

Automate Project Online with Microsoft Flow and Power Apps

If you have not heard already, Microsoft announced last week a new product called Flow, which is very similar to IFTTT or Zapier. Flow connects to  Microsoft products like Office 365 and OneDrive; third-party platforms such as Twitter, Dropbox, MailChimp,… Continue Reading →

Creating a Project Server Looping Approval Workflow using SPD 2013–Part 1

Recently there was a question in the TechNet Forums, about creating a Project Server Workflow. The basic problem in summary was this: “How do you trigger an approval workflow for a Project, every time the Project Finish date is changed,… Continue Reading →

The Power of Resource Engagements – Project Online

If you have not been closely following MS Ignite 2015, there is a chance you missed one of the key feature announcements, which is that Project Online is going to get a new feature called Resource Engagements. This, in my… Continue Reading →

Tip: Access Project Site from Project Pro

As you can see from my previous post, I am currently obsessed with easier ways of navigation across the system in Project Server 2013/Project Online. So, here goes one more tip in that same vein.   I am surprised, as… Continue Reading →

Trick: Add a link to Project Site from Project Center

In previous versions of Project Server, you were able to get to the Project Site from the Project Center, without actually having to open the project itself. All you had to do was highlight the project name and click on… Continue Reading →

Where is the default theme in project Online?

  Recently a question came up, where a user changed the Default theme on Project Online (Site Settings >> Change the look), to something else. Then when they wanted to bring back the default theme, it was no where to… Continue Reading →

Capture a Snapshot of Project Data using SharePoint Designer Workflows in Project Server 2013/Project Online

  A common requirement for PMOs is to be able to capture key Project Level data, as the project moves along in the workflow, and to be able to do a trend analysis as to how the Project Budget has… Continue Reading →

MS TechNet White Paper: 7 Ways to Sustain Adoption of your PPM Solution, Post-Implementation

Just a quick post to announce that  another  white paper of mine is now published on the “From the Trenches” column, on  Project Server TechCenter on Microsoft TechNet. It can be downloaded here:  7 Ways to Sustain Adoption of your… Continue Reading →

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