#ProjectServer / #ProjectOnline Users and Resources #PPM #Project

February 26, 2015 at 7:29 am | Posted in Administration, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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A quick post just to highlight a difference between Project Server 2013 on-premise and Project Online regarding being able to deselect “User can be assigned as a resource” from the Edit User page.

For Project Online this option is disabled as you can see below:

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For Project Server 2013 (on-premise) this option is enabled:

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For Project Server 2013 on premise where you can deselect this check box it is recommended that you don’t use this option as un-checking it can potentially cause issues in some scenarios hence this option being disabled in Project Online. I imagine that there will be a change for Project Server 2013 on-prem soon that will bring this inline with Project Online.

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#ProjectOnline / #ProjectServer #Project Cost and Work Report #JavaScript #jQuery #Office365 #SharePoint #BI #PPM

February 25, 2015 at 5:34 pm | Posted in Administration, Customisation, Functionality, Information, Reporting | 1 Comment
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This script will enable users to display the project cost and work on a column chart. The projects displayed are filtered by the selected Enterprise Project Type (EPT). The script can be downloaded from the script gallery below:

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Server-Online-Cost-and-83bbff27

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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The script also makes use of a charting library called Highcharts. Highcharts is available from a company called Highsoft. Highcharts is only free for non-commercial use, see the link below for details:

http://shop.highsoft.com/faq/non-commercial#what-is-non-commercial

If you do use this library in scripts or applications that you sell / anything commercial you will need to purchase the correct licence to do so.

Other charting libraries can be used, just update the code based on the requirements of your chosen charting library.

This script also uses the ProjectData Odata API so users will need access to this API for the report to work.

Once the script is downloaded, upload this to the PWA site collection, in this example it was uploaded to the shared documents library. Choose where you want the script to be accessed, in this example I created a new page, added a content editor web part on the new page then referenced the uploaded script using the content editor web part:

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Once loaded, the page will look like this:

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The selection menu will contain the Enterprise Project Types (EPT), selecting an EPT will then update the two charts with those projects and display the cost and work.

A quick video can be seen here: http://screencast.com/t/pRbxh1kq

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, data filtering 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 and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 February 2015 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

February 16, 2015 at 6:46 pm | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2013 February 2015 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3032763 

Project Server 2013 February 2015 Server Roll up package:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2920796

Project Server 2013 February 2015 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880996

Project 2013 February 2015 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2956091

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 February 2015 CU.

The Office 2010 February 2015 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3032763

Project Server 2010 February 2015 Server Roll up package:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2899557

Project Server 2010 February 2015 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881024

Project 2010 February 2015 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2589387

SP2 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 February 2015 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/2015/02/11/microsoft-project-server-2010-and-2013-february-2015-pu-announcement.aspx

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