Tags: Office365, PPM, Project 2013, Project 2016, Project Online
Further to the announcement the other week regarding great improvements coming to Microsoft’s Office 365 PPM tool Project Online : https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/awesome-update-for-projectonline-create-and-manage-up-to-30000-projects-ppm-o365-pmot-msproject/
You may have noticed that on your Project Online PWA instance you now have two new checkbox options on the Project Center Projects ribbon to improve page load times if needed:
A small change but one that will help improve page load times for users.
#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 April 2017 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProjectApril 11, 2017 at 6:44 pm | Posted in Administration, Configuration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
Tags: Office 2013, Office 2016, Project 2013, Project 2016, Project Server 2013, Project Server 2016, PS2013, PS2016
The Office 2016 April 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:
Project 2016 April 2017 update:
The Office 2013 April 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:
Project Server 2013 April 2017 CU Server Roll up package:
***No Server rollup package this month – install other SharePoint 2013 patches as required***
Project Server 2013 April 2017 update:
Project 2013 April 2017 update:
Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 first if installing the April 2017 CU on 2013.
As always, fully test these updates on a replica test environment before deploying to production.
Tags: Office365, Power Query, PowerBI, PPM, Project Online
Just a quick post to highlight that the issue with setting the credentials for a Project Online OData connection that contained the  for localisation is now fixed in the Power BI Service. If your OData URL contained the  to specify the OData localisation you couldn’t set the credentials in the Power BI Service for the data refresh, you would see the error below.
For the details on the error see a previous post of mine, see the Note halfway down the post: https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/projectonline-ppm-powerbi-report-pack-publish-bi-reporting-powerquery-dax-office365/
It’s good to finally have this issue fixed in Power BI. The Project Online Power BI report pack I created will now refresh / work as expected in the Power BI Service: https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/projectonline-ppm-powerbi-report-pack-bi-reporting-powerquery-dax-office365/
Awesome update for #ProjectOnline – create and manage up to 30000 projects #PPM #O365 #PMOT #MSProjectApril 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm | Posted in Administration, Configuration, Functionality, Information | 1 Comment
Tags: Office365, PPM, Project 2016, Project Online
A new announcement on the Office blog today detailed some changes to Microsoft Office 365 PPM tool, Project Online. It will be possible to create and manager up to 30,000 projects. This is a great news as the 5,000 limit was an issue for some organisations. What is also coming is the ability to have a project site for each project, the limit previously was 2,000 project sites. This is achieved by setting the site collection to host the project sites per EPT as the limit per site collection is 2,000 sites. Be aware though, with the new solution the user sync and task list sync is only supported for Project Sites that exist in the same site collection as the PWA site.
There are also some new options in the project center to improve the performance for page load times when you have lots of projects by turning off the data roll up and Gantt charts.
For details see the blog post here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/04/03/create-and-manage-up-to-30000-projects-in-project-online/
The Project Online software boundaries and limits article has been updated: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Project-Online-software-boundaries-and-limits-5a09dbce-1e68-4a7b-b099-d5f1b21ba489
The article on tuning Project Online performance has also been updated with the new options: https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Tune-Project-Online-performance-12ba0ebd-c616-42e5-b9b6-cad570e8409c