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Project Server 2013

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 →

Trick: Avoid duplicate Projects when creating from a SharePoint List Item

Off late, I seem to find my blog inspirations from the questions people ask in the forums. This post, is in answer to a question that was asked in the TechNet Forums. The issue is this: In Project Server 2013,… 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 →

Tip: Make use of Timesheets feature for Vacation Tracking

This blog post, is about a topic that seems to be as widely known, as it is unknown. So, you are using Project Server (or Project Online), but not using Timesheets at all for logging progress and time tracking? That… Continue Reading →

10 Tips to troubleshoot your Project Server 2013 Performance – Curah!

I have intended to look into Curah!, a curating service from Microsoft, since a long time, and finally got in one curation.   For those who do not know about Curah!, it is a way to consolidate all the information… Continue Reading →

Automating the Check-In of projects checked out for too long with #Nintex

One of the most common system governance items for Project Server Admins is the handling of the projects that have been checked out for too long. I have discussed the reasons why projects need to be checked in timely, here…. 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 →

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