New Risk Matrix #App for #ProjectOnline & #ProjectServer #PS2013 #SharePoint 2013 #Office365 #PM #PMO #Project #BI #Risk

April 26, 2014 at 4:36 pm | Posted in Add-on, Administration, App, Customisation, Functionality, Information, Reporting | Leave a comment
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CPS’ 4th app is now available in the Microsoft App Store. The app is called “Risk Matrix” and can be downloaded here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/store/risk-matrix-WA104281486.aspx

The Project Server Plus Risk Matrix app will give great visibility of project risks plotted on a 5 x 5 grid based on the impact and probability values.

This app will allow users to quickly visualize the risks and make management decisions. The user can quickly see the Lync presence and easily communicate to either the risk owner or the user who is assigned to the risk using the Lync integration feature.

The Project Server Plus Risk Matrix app integrates into the Project Web App via the Project Center, Project Details Page and in the Project Site.

From the Project Center:

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In a Project Detail Page:

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From a Project Site:

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Full Lync integration:

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Download today and take a look using the free trial.

To see the CPS app store click the link below:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/store/dashboard.aspx?AssetId=PN104172071

Look out for more new apps coming soon.

#ProjectServer / #ProjectOnline Publish All projects #JavaScript #jQuery #SharePointOnline #Office365 #PS2013

April 17, 2014 at 6:51 pm | Posted in Add-on, Administration, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information | 2 Comments
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This post covers a new script I have written that publishes all projects the user has access to. I do have a PowerShell script that does this perfectly but only works for Project Server on-premise. This is detailed here:

https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/updated-publish-all-projects-in-projectserver-using-powershell-msproject-ps2010-sp2010/

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Server-2010-Publish-all-45ba385b

The new script is JavaScript so will work for Project Server 2013 and Project Online. The publish all JavaScript file can be downloaded here:

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Server-2013-Online-Publish-15215a56

To get the script to work you will need to download the following jQuery library:

jquery-1.8.3.min.js – jQuery download

A later 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 assets library as you can see in the code below:

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Also note the references to the default SharePoint / ProjectServer JavaScript libraries.

Once the script is uploaded, save this to the PWA site collection. I uploaded the JavaScript file to the style library:

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Now create a new page, I called mine PublishAll and saved this in the Site Collection Documents Library library. The name of the page and the location of the page can be changed, just make sure the users have access to it. Then add a content editor web part on the page and reference the publishallprojects.js file. After clicking save you should see the following load:

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Clicking the Publish Projects button will fire of a publish job for all the projects you have access to. You will see the following pop disappear once all the projects have been sent to the queue for publishing:

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There are several publish all type apps available in the app store but this method does not require you to install and configure the app store or download and install an app.

Want to see Risks and Issues on a #ProjectOnline / #ProjectServer project detail page? #PS2013 #SharePointOnline #SP2013 #Office365 #JavaScript #jQuery

April 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Posted in Add-on, Administration, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information, Reporting | 5 Comments
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Over the last few weeks when I have had a spare 5 minutes I have been playing with JavaScript /jQuery. It is something I have wanted to learn for a while and finally thought I would give it ago and see what I could do with SharePoint / Project data. After lots of reading and researching (lots of examples out there!) I came across some very useful jQuery libraries. This post covers the usage of a script I put together to display risks and issues on a project detail page from the associated project site. The full script can be downloaded from the Microsoft script gallery below:

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Server-Risks-and-Issues-on-65dcbe0e

The script only uses default Project Server Issues and Risks columns so it will work as is but it can easily be updated to include other columns.

To get the script to work you will need to download the following jQuery libraries:

jquery-1.8.3.min.js – jQuery download

knockout-3.1.0.js – knockout jQuery download

ko.sp-1.0.min.Ex.js – knockout JS binder library – Extended Version (Includes Moment Js and numeral Js)

Later versions of these libraries may work but these were the ones I used / tested with.

Upload these to your PWA site collection then update the script file with the correct location. I uploaded these files to the site assets library as you can see in the code below:

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Also note the references to the default SharePoint / ProjectServer JavaScript libraries.

Once the script is uploaded, save this to the PWA site collection. I uploaded the JavaScript file to the style library:

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Now create a new PDP page, I called mine Risks and Issues. Then add a content editor web part on the page and reference the riskandissueonPDP.js file. After clicking save you should see the following message above the grids:

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This is because the current page is not an actual projects project details page. Add the new PDP to the correct EPT/s. Now navigate to the Project Center and click on a project that contains risks and / or issues on the associated project site. Click the new Risks and Issues PDP and you will see the the risks and issues displayed:

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The script is just an example I put together and should really be improved for a production environment  – error handling, update the displayed columns, visualise processing etc. Watch this space for more JavaScript examples as I dabble further! Smile

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

April 9, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information, Installation | Leave a comment
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The Office 2013 April 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2953733

Project Server 2013 Server Roll up package:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880484

Project Server 2013 April 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2863881

Note: there is a later Project Server CU Server Package CU that includes other important fixes: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880484
Project 2013 April 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2878276

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 April 2014 CU.

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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2953732

***There is no Project Server 2010 Server Roll up package for April 2014 CU***
Project Server 2010 April 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2878259 & http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2878266
Project 2010 April 2014 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2878263
Remember SP1 or SP2 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 April 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/2014/04/09/microsoft-project-server-2010-and-2013-april-2014-cu-announcement.aspx

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

April 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Posted in Information, Personal | 2 Comments
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Some good news, I’m very pleased to announce that my Project MVP award was renewed for the second time after first being awarded in April 2013. I am really grateful for the recognition, especially as I enjoy helping out the Project and Project Server community so much. It is kind of a hobby of mine I guess, or maybe just an obsession!

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