Project Server Security Mode: Naming and Description Conventions

If you are responsible for configuring the security model for your Project Server or Project Online implementation, following are some recommended naming and description conventions for security Groups and Categories. This assumes that if you are running Project Server 2013 or Project Online, you are running the system in Project Server Security Mode — rather Read more about Project Server Security Mode: Naming and Description Conventions[…]

Can’t Hide a Field in a PWA View? Push It!

If you build custom PWA views and have the need to hide certain unnecessary fields, but cannot because they are intrinsic to the view (such as a ‘Start’ or ‘Finish’ field in a Project Task view)… push it! In older versions of PWA, we had the ability to set the width of a field in Read more about Can’t Hide a Field in a PWA View? Push It![…]

Show Start and Finish Dates with Planned and Actual Indicators

If you regularly show ‘Actual Start‘ and ‘Actual Finish‘ dates alongside ‘Start‘ and ‘Finish‘ dates in order to show what has actually happened, here is a display technique that can save you some real estate in a view or report: placing a “P” next to the date to indicate that it is still planned or Read more about Show Start and Finish Dates with Planned and Actual Indicators[…]

SSRS REPORTS ERROR WHEN LARGE NUMBER OF PARAMETERS ARE PASSED

Today we will be talking about a nasty error message that you may encounter when running certain SSRS reports that have a big list of multi choices parameters or a lot of parameters. That error message will might say something like Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object or in Read more about SSRS REPORTS ERROR WHEN LARGE NUMBER OF PARAMETERS ARE PASSED[…]

Locking Custom Fields on PDP in Project server 2013 using jQuery

Sometimes in Project Server we have a requirement to make a custom field read only after a value was provided. A good example will be changing a project a custom Project ID field after approval. Now, if you have a Workflow implemented in Project Server, this will be controlled by the workflow. However, in our Read more about Locking Custom Fields on PDP in Project server 2013 using jQuery[…]

Capturing Performance Counters for SharePoint and Project Server into the Logging Database (Part 2)

Last Blog, I have showed you how to setup the performance counters for Project Server and SharePoint to start recording into the SharePoint Logging database. Today, I will walk you through how to query the data in the Logging DB to extract the performance counters and their values. The new Performance Counters we created last Read more about Capturing Performance Counters for SharePoint and Project Server into the Logging Database (Part 2)[…]

Microsoft PPM 2013 Project Sites: Manipulating the Quick Launch Menu

When using Microsoft Project Server you get very familiar with the Quick Launch Menu. This menu runs along the left side of the screen and contains links to all of the “frequently used” pages within PWA. Some of the standards links would be Project, Tasks, Timesheet, Resource, etc. Most of these links will prove useful Read more about Microsoft PPM 2013 Project Sites: Manipulating the Quick Launch Menu[…]

Start and End date do not align with task duration??

Few days ago one of our client called me and said “There seems to be a bug in Microsoft Project, it is unable to calculate the correct finish date for one of my tasks.” He further added saying “I do not have any constrains or resources assigned to this task yet, but, if I manually Read more about Start and End date do not align with task duration??[…]