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Project Server 2013

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 →

Tip: Change the default task mode for new project

This post in not about the default task mode in Project Professional. Here is a Guillarme’s tip about that. When you just start with scheduling in PWA Schedule web part, you will see that the tasks by default are created… Continue Reading →

Back to Basics: Renaming a project correctly in Project Server 2013

I am sure most Project Server users are well versed with the procedures for renaming a project in Project Server. However, this question (or related) comes up pretty regularly in the Project Server Forums, so hopefully this article will serve… Continue Reading →

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

A couple of weeks ago, I was presenting Project Online to a group of people, who are more from the SharePoint Community than Microsoft Project. Their knowledge of Project, Project Server was more as users than IT Professionals. Midway through… Continue Reading →

Handling Special Characters in OData Queries

Recently, a question came up in the Project Server User Forums, where the user was trying to use a value as a filter in an OData query. The challenge was that the value he was filtering for, had an ‘&’… Continue Reading →

Build an Audit Log for Project Server Changes with Nintex

If you are Project Server Admin, at one time or the other, I am sure you felt the need to have an audit tracking of all the changes being made to the configuration of Project Server. This includes changes to… Continue Reading →

How to “plan” for AND “track” allocations/Actuals on Unplanned Work?

Recently, there was a question on the Project Server Forum (Click here) about being able to “plan” allocations on projects that do not need/have a detailed schedule. Think of work like Support work, Unplanned work and so on. The twist… Continue Reading →

Create a Department Vacation Calendar from #ProjectServer Timesheets and #Nintex

A few months ago, I was working with a Project Manager, who was very upset. Work on his project was delayed, because one of the critical resources assigned to it went on vacation without informing the PM. I immediately checked… Continue Reading →

Reporting Database Refresh Issue

So, I recently had this issue, where the “Publish” of a project was not syncing data with the Reporting Database. Upon investigation we found that the issue was with some of the resources, causing the sync errors. Since this was… Continue Reading →

Keep the names of your projects short!

This is a classic issue, and I am sure someone must have written about it already. Lets see if I can spin a little different perspective on it. The concept is simple: Keep the names of your projects short. I… Continue Reading →

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