#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 December 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

December 11, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2013 December 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3020816

Project Server 2013 December 2014 Server Roll up package:
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2910911

Project Server 2013 December 2014 CU:
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2910944

Project 2013 December 2014 CU:
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2910920

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install the March 2013 Public update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2768001 or Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 if installing the December 2014 CU.

The Office 2010 December 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3020815

Project Server 2010 December 2014 Server Roll up package:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2899587

Project Server 2010 December 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2910889

Project 2010 December 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2910893

SP2 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 December 2014 CUs.

As always, test these updates on a replica test environment before deploying to production.

For more details see: http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2014/12/10/microsoft-project-server-2010-and-2013-december-2014-cu-announcement.aspx

#ProjectOnline / #ProjectServer #Project Site Finder #JavaScript #jQuery #Office365 #SharePoint

December 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Posted in Add-on, Administration, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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This script will enable the users to quick find and navigate to the Project Site for a particular project. This is useful if you have many projects in the instance. The script can be downloaded from the script gallery below:

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Server-Online-Finder-56968921

To get the script to work you will need to download the following jQuery library: jquery-2.1.1.min.js – jQuery download Another version of this library may work but this was the one I used / tested with. Upload this library to your PWA site collection then update the script file with the correct location. I uploaded this file to the site collection document library as you can see in the code below:

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This example script does use the ProjectData API, so users will need access to that for this to work.

Once the script is downloaded, upload this to the PWA site collection, in this example it was uploaded to the site collection documents library. Choose where you want to script to be accessed, in this example I have placed it on the PWA homepage using a content editor web part:

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The content link in my example is: /sites/pwa/SiteCollectionDocuments/Project Site Finder.js

Once loaded, the page will look like this:

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The user can then type in part of the project name and click “Find Project”:

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The Project Site ULR column will contain the associated project site URL with a clickable hyperlink that will open the project site in a new window / new tab.

This only uses intrinsic fields so should work for any Project Online environment but do test it thoroughly first. You might want to improve the error handling etc. before deploying to a production environment. Also remember this does require the user to have access to the ProjectData API for this to work.

The script is provided "As is" with no warranties etc.

#ProjectServer / #ProjectOnline error deleting PDP #PS2013

November 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm | Posted in Administration, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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Just a quick post, if you ever receive the following error when trying to delete a Project Detail Page, ensure the PDP has been removed from all Enterprise Project Types (EPT):

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The error message is:

“An event receiver has canceled the request.”

Removing the unwanted PDP from all the EPT’s resolved it for me.

#Webinar: Establish a Strategic #PMO with #Project Online by CPS and UMT360 #Office365 #MSProject

November 17, 2014 at 10:27 am | Posted in Add-on, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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Join a live webinar hosted by CPS and UMT360 to understand the core concepts of strategic Project Management Office (PMO). PMOs are being asked to master the important, yet tactical aspects of project management as well as take strategic responsibility for managing investment decisions to optimize spend and maximize return across the portfolio.

Now is the time to embrace the full spectrum of responsibility to ultimately maximize ROI.

Understand how integrating UMT360 investment planning and controls across the PPM lifecycle in Project Online gives you and the business, the financial and strategic insights needed to optimize spend and maximize from your project portfolios.

Start Date: 19/11/2014 12:30 GMT

End Date: 19/11/2014 13:30 GMT

Location: Online. Free to attend

To register, see the link below:

http://www.cps.co.uk/Training-Seminars/Pages/OnlineBookingForm.aspx?CPSEvent=166

For more details see:

http://www.cps.co.uk/Training-Seminars/Pages/Event.aspx?eventID=166

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 November 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

November 13, 2014 at 8:40 am | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2013 November 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3012396

Project Server 2013 November 2014 Server Roll up package:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2889949

Project Server 2013 November 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2899547

Project 2013 November 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2899569

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install the March 2013 Public update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2768001 if installing the November 2014 CU.

The Office 2010 November 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3012395

Project Server 2010 November 2014 Server Roll up package:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2899479

Project Server 2010 November 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2899549 & http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2899537

Project 2010 November 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2899539

SP2 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 November 2014 CUs.

As always, test these updates on a replica test environment before deploying to production.

#Project-on-a-page for #Microsoft #ProjectOnline #PS2013 #JavaScript #jQuery #Office365 #SharePoint

October 26, 2014 at 4:24 pm | Posted in Add-on, Administration, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information, Reporting | 3 Comments
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This script will display project information including project level data, milestones, issues and risks on one page on the associated Project Site in Project Online. The script can be downloaded from the script gallery below:

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Online-Server-on-a-page-1b1f14f5 

To get the script to work you will need to download the following jQuery library: jquery-2.1.1.min.js – jQuery download Another version of this library may work but this was the one I used / tested with. Upload this library to your PWA site collection then update the script file with the correct location. I uploaded this file to the site collection document library as you can see in the code below:

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Also notice the reference to the two references to the Data tables CSS and JS files. I just referenced the hosted files but you could download these and host them yourself – if hosting the data table files yourself you will need more than just the two files reference here.

Worth noting, the script will also work for Project Server On-prem but the milestone query will need to be updated to use JSOM REST (/api/ProjectServer/) as the ProjectData ODATA feed has a bug with filtering for boolean fields. The query will need to be updated to use the REST fields – these are named different to the ODATA equivalents.

In this example i had the jQuery library and the “Projectonapage on project site.js” file uploaded the site collection documents library but in reality you would probably load both of these somewhere else in the PWA site collection but the choice is yours. I then created a page on my Project Site just in the Shared Documents library but again, create the page where you like within your Project Site. On the page I add a content editor web part and reference my “Projectonapage on project site” JavaScript file. I also added a link on the Project Site quick launch to my new page. The output can be seen below.

When the page loads the dialog box below will display until all the data has been loaded:

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Once loaded, the page will contain the project data:

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This only uses intrinsic fields so should work for any Project Online environment but do test it thoroughly first. You might want to improve the error handling etc. before deploying to a production environment.

#ProjectOnline performance and scale improvements #Office365 #MSProject #PS2013

October 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Posted in Administration, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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Project Online is continuing to go from strength to strength with improvement changes and features being introduced frequently. An example of this is detailed in the link below:

http://blogs.office.com/2014/10/21/performance-scale-improvements-project-online/

This is the type of benefit you get when using a service hosted and maintained by Microsoft!

#Microsoft #ProjectOnline Reporting Pack v2 #MSProject #SharePointOnline #Office365 #PPM #Excel #BI #Data

October 19, 2014 at 7:05 pm | Posted in Add-on, Administration, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information, Reporting | 1 Comment
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Following on from my recently released Project Online Reporting Pack, I have since added a new report to the pack – a milestone variance chart. This report is detailed in this post. For screenshots of the other reports and deployment steps, see:

http://pwmather.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/microsoft-projectonline-reporting-pack-msproject-sharepointonline-office365-ppm-excel-bi-data/

The v2 Project Online Reporting pack with the 6 reports can be downloaded here:

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Online-Reporting-Pack-431f075e

Milestone Variance Report:

This report will show all of the marked milestones for the projects in the portfolio, you can filter by the Enterprise Project Type:

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Look out for more reports / updates in the future.

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 October 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

October 16, 2014 at 9:14 am | Posted in Administration, Configuration, CU, Fixes, Functionality | Leave a comment
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The Office 2013 October 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3004228

Project Server 2013 October 2014 Server Roll up package:
**** No Project Server 2013 server roll up packages for October 2014, see http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/10/14/october-2014-cu-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-released.aspx ***

Project Server 2013 October 2014 CU:
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2889959

Project 2013 October 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2889957

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install the March 2013 Public update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2768001 if installing the October 2014 CU.

The Office 2010 October 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3004223

Project Server 2010 October 2014 Server Roll up package:
**** No Project Server 2010 packages for October 2014, see http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/10/14/october-2014-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-released.aspx ***

Project Server 2010 October 2014 CU:
http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2899485 & http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880539

Project 2010 October 2014 CU:
http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2899488
Remember SP1 or SP2 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 October 2014 CUs.

As always, test these updates on a replica test environment before deploying to production.

New Milestone Gantt #App for #ProjectOnline & #ProjectServer #PS2013 #Office365 #Project #PMO #BI

October 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Add-on, Administration, App, Customisation, Functionality, Information, Installation, Reporting | Leave a comment
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CPS’ 4th SharePoint hosted app has been released into the App store. The app is called the “Milestone Gantt” app. The app can be downloaded here:

https://store.office.com/milestone-gantt-WA104379079.aspx

This app displays project milestones on a Gantt style chart, see the screen shots below:

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The app has configuration options to enable the Project Web App administrators to configure the settings to meet the organisations requirements.

For more details see the user guide here.

For more CPS apps see the link below:

https://store.office.com/corporate-project-solutions-limited-PN104172071.aspx

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