#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 April 2017 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProject

April 11, 2017 at 6:44 pm | Posted in Administration, Configuration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2016 April 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/4016803

Project 2016 April 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178708

SharePoint Server 2016 / Project Server 2016 April 2017 update: 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178721 & https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178718

The Office 2013 April 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/4016803

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:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3191824

Project 2013 April 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178713

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.

#ProjectOnline – 1 PWA site collection for all or 1 per department? #O365 #PPM #PMOT #Office365 #MSProject

March 20, 2017 at 6:55 pm | Posted in App, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information, Installation | Leave a comment
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A question I hear a few times from organisations is “We have a new department or business unit coming on-board with Project Online, do we need a new PWA instance for them or can we use the one we already have?” The answer isn’t normally a straightforward yes or no. This post aims to cover most of the questions you need to ask when considering using the existing PWA site collection or creating a new one for a new department / business unit.

The first thing to consider is the Project Online limitations for the data such as number of projects per PWA site, check out the limits here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Project-Online-software-boundaries-and-limits-5a09dbce-1e68-4a7b-b099-d5f1b21ba489. Check how many projects you currently have in the PWA site collection and how many more the new business unit expect to add into the PWA site collection – if you are going to be reaching the limits on a PWA site collection then consider a dedicated PWA site collection for the new business unit. The number of PWA site collections in each Office 365 tenant will not be an issue – you can have up to 9,999. Just because you can have lots of PWA site collection doesn’t automatically mean the answer is a new PWA site collection each time!

One PWA site collection will support different PWA configurations for each business unit or department (custom fields , Enterprise Project Types etc.) by making use of the Department functionality to separate those configuration items. So for example, the R&D department only see configuration items relevant to them. So if the new business unit has different custom field / EPT requirements, that shouldn’t be a problem using a single PWA instance.

Whilst talking about configuration items, there are some items that are at the PWA site collection level that can’t be configured / tailored to each business unit or department. These would be some of the Time and Task Management options such as Time Reporting Periods, Timesheet settings and Task settings. Also some settings under the Operational Policies such as Additional Server Settings. If the new business unit has different requirements for time capturing they would need a dedicated PWA instance.

Another important aspect to consider is – will these different business units require access to the same enterprise resources to assign to tasks? Will they need to view the true resource demand / availability for these resources in one place? If this is the case then the easiest option is for the new business unit to use the same PWA site collection.

If there is a requirement to see the data from each business unit together in PWA, for example in a project center view then a single PWA site collection would be required. Similarly, if both business units projects needed to be included in the organisations portfolio strategic analysis for cost and resource requirements, a single PWA site collection will be required.

Reporting is another key factor, if the reports need to show data from all business units / departments then a single PWA instance is easier but it is still possible to generate reports that use data from multiple PWA site collections. With multiple PWA site collections this is something that can be worked around providing there was common metadata between the PWA site collections to enable projects from both PWA site collections to be viewed in the same report.

Then there is the management of the PWA site collection/s. It might be that the organisation has a central PMO function that administers the PWA site collection – adding another PWA site collection will increase their workload.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, here are just a few of the things to consider when deciding on using the existing PWA site collection or a new PWA site collection when a new business unit / department are coming on board.

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 March 2017 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProject

March 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm | Posted in Administration, Configuration, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2016 March 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/4013886

Project 2016 March 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178669

SharePoint Server 2016 / Project Server 2016 March 2017 update: 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178675 & https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178672

The Office 2013 March 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/4013886

Project Server 2013 March 2017 CU Server Roll up package:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172462

Project Server 2013 March 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178625

Project 2013 March 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178650

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 first if installing the March 2017 CU on 2013.

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

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 February 2017 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProject

February 26, 2017 at 8:55 am | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2016 February 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/4010765

Project 2016 February 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141514

SharePoint Server 2016 / Project Server 2016 February 2017 update: 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141515 & https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141517

The Office 2013 February 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/4010765

Project Server 2013 February 2017 CU Server Roll up package:
***No Server rollup package this month – install other SharePoint 2013 patch as required***

Project Server 2013 February 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141525

Project 2013 February 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141499

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 first if installing the February 2017 CU.

For more details see: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2017/02/24/project-and-project-server-february-2017-updates-released/

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

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 January 2017 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProject

January 12, 2017 at 7:42 pm | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2016 January 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3214449

Project 2016 January 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141459

SharePoint Server 2016 / Project Server 2016 January 201 update: 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141487 & https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141486

The Office 2013 January 2017 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3214449

Project Server 2013 January 2017 CU Server Roll up package:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141480

Project Server 2013 January 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141484

Project 2013 January 2017 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141470

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 first if installing the January 2017 CU.

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

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 December 2016 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProject

December 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2016 December 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3208595

Project 2016 December 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3127994

SharePoint Server 2016 / Project Server 2016 December 2016 update: 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3128017 & https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3128014

The Office 2013 December 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3208595

Project Server 2013 December 2016 CU Server Roll up package:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3128003

Project Server 2013 December 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3128009

Project 2013 December 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3127978

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 first if installing the December 2016 CU.

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

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 November 2016 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProject

November 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2016 November 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3200802

Project 2016 November 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3127960

SharePoint Server 2016 / Project Server 2016 November 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3127940 & https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3127942 & https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2910950

The Office 2013 November 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3200802

Project Server 2013 November 2016 CU Server Roll up package:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3127931

Project Server 2013 November 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3127937

Project 2013 November 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3127959

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 first if installing the November 2016 CU.

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

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 October 2016 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProject

October 12, 2016 at 8:42 am | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2016 October 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3194160

Project 2016 October 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3118342

SharePoint Server 2016 October 2016 update – Project Server 2016 fixes:
Nothing for Project Server 2016 at the moment

The Office 2013 October 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3194160

Project Server 2013 October 2016 CU Server Roll up package:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3118365

Project Server 2013 October 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3118370

Project 2013 October 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3118351

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 first if installing the October 2016 CU.

For more details see: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/10/12/project-and-project-server-october-2016-updates-released/

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

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 September 2016 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProject

September 14, 2016 at 8:36 am | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2016 September 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3188548

Project 2016 September 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3118266

SharePoint Server 2016 September 2016 update – Project Server 2016 fixes:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3118289 & https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3118295

The Office 2013 September 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3188548

Project Server 2013 September 2016 CU Server Roll up package:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3118274

Project Server 2013 September 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3118285

Project 2013 September 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3115493

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 first if installing the September 2016 CU.

The Office 2010 September 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3188548

Project 2010 September 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3115249

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

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 / 2016 August 2016 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #PS2016 #SP2016 #MSProject

August 9, 2016 at 8:28 pm | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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The Office 2016 August 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3181038

Project 2016 August 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3115424

SharePoint Server 2016 August 2016 update – Project Server 2016 fixes:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3115437 & https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3115441

The Office 2013 August 2016 updates and cumulative updates are now available, please see the links below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3181038

Project Server 2013 August 2016 CU Server Roll up package:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3115448

Project Server 2013 August 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3115456

Project 2013 August 2016 update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3115434

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install Service Pack 1 http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2880556 first if installing the August 2016 CU.

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

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