Where is the Project Fields web part in #ProjectServer 2013? #PS2013 #SP2013

April 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Posted in Administration, Configuration, Functionality, Information | 1 Comment
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A quick post to highlight a minor change to the PWA web parts in 2013. I was in the process of creating a new PDP on a 2013 environment and I wanted to add certain custom fields. In 2010 the web part that enabled you to do this was the Project Fields web part:


In 2013 this web part doesn’t exist, well it does but it is no longer called Project Fields, it is now called Basic Info:


It provides exactly the same functionality as the Project Fields web part in 2010.

Hopefully that will save you hunting around for this web part Smile

#ProjectServer 2013 linking list items to tasks and other list items #PS2013 #SP2013

April 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Posted in Administration, Functionality, Information | 4 Comments
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The linking functionality has changed in Project Server 2013, in Project Server 2010 you used to create the links on the Custom Commands tab as shown below:


In 2013 this feature has been updated and no longer exists on the new or edit forms. This blog post covers how you can links items in 2013 using the web interface.

Firstly we will look at how you do this from one of the lists, in this example we will use the Issues list. As you can see in the image below, I have 2 issues:


To link Issue 1 to a task in the project, click Issue 1 and you will see the following page:


Click Add Related Item:


Double click Tasks:


Select the task required and click Insert:


Issue 1 will now show task T1 as the related item:


Clicking T1 will load the display form for T1 and show Issue 1 as the related item:


The project schedule in PWA will show the Issue icon that links to the Issue (same as 2010):


It is the same process described above to link Issues to Risks or Risks to Issues etc.

The second method to link tasks to issues is from the Tasks list on the project site:


Click one of the tasks:


Click Show More:


Click Add Related Item and follow the same steps above to select the related item.

The third method is from the schedule page in PWA. Select the task from the grid and click the Options tab:


Click the Related Items button on the ribbon and that task will open from the task list on the project site:


Notice this time the Related Items is displaying by default. This is due to &ShowRelatedItems=1 being appended to the URL. Now follow the same steps detailed above to select the related item.

Slightly more steps to link items but very simple.

#Project #MVP Award #ProjectServer #SharePoint #PS2013# SP2013

April 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Posted in Information, Personal | 11 Comments
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I am very pleased to announce that I was awarded the MVP award for Project in April 2013. I am grateful for such recognition for doing something I really enjoy, helping out fellow Project Server community members. I have been holding off announcing the award as my surname is wrong on the award, it states Paul Mathers instead of Paul Mather. This is something that is being corrected but will take time.


I look forward to continuing helping out in the Project,Project Server and SharePoint communities. Smile

#ProjectServer 2013 ribbon in different browsers with different zoom levels #PS2013 #SP2013

April 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Posted in Administration, Functionality, Information, Workarounds | 1 Comment
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A quick post just to highlight how different browsers will render the ribbon differently based on the zoom level of the session. Some examples below to show the differences between IE 9 and Chrome version 26. At the default 100% all browsers render the ribbon identically. All pages / ribbons are affected.

IE 9 – Tasks Page – 125% zoom:


Chrome – Tasks Page – 125% zoom:


Notice the buttons are all grouped together.

What is interesting is if you increase the zoom to 150% in Chrome the buttons are no longer grouped:


Just something to be aware of if you have a user who raises this. Ask them to press Ctrl and 0 to set the zoom to the default 100% and the buttons should appear as normal on the ribbons.

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

April 15, 2013 at 9:34 am | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes | 1 Comment
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The Office 2013 April 2013 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:


Project Server 2013 Server Roll up package April 2013 CU (Recommended):
Project Server 2013 April 2013 CU (Included in the Server Roll up package): 
Project 2013 April 2013 CU:

Also worth noting, install the March 2013 Public update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2768001 if installing the April 2013 CU.

The Office 2010 April 2013 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:


Project Server 2010 Server Roll up package April 2013 CU (Recommended):
Project Server 2010 April 2013 CU (Included in the Server Roll up package):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2791064 & http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760780
Project 2010 April 2013 CU:
Remember SP1 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 April 2013 CUs.
For more details please see:

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

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