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Microsoft Online Proctored Exam Experience

When I decided to take my first MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) exam, there was a decision to make. I could either make a reservation to take the test at an exam center or take it with an online proctored option at my home/office. Being unfamiliar with online proctored exam concept, I spent a couple of Read more about Microsoft Online Proctored Exam Experience[…]

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Microsoft Project Online Configuration Best Practices

Project Online is a cloud-based service that can offers Microsoft’s rich set of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) capabilities within the convenience of the Office 365 cloud infrastructure. Although one of the benefits of using a cloud-based service is avoiding having to deal with deployment, setup, and hardware and software tuning, it still requires adjustments to Read more about Microsoft Project Online Configuration Best Practices[…]

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Project Server 2013 – New Project failed to publish?

Do you see the following error message in Project Server 2013 when you try to create a new project? Error: Your new <Project Name> has been created successfully, but failed to publish and will not be listed in the Project Center. For more information on the failure, visit the My Queue Jobs page or contact your Read more about Project Server 2013 – New Project failed to publish?[…]

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How To Create PowerApps In SharePoint Online

Introduction Microsoft introduced the PowerApps service back in November 2017. This service allows administrators to build apps that can run on a browser or phone or tablet with no coding knowledge needed.  PowerApps has drag and drop features and Excel like expressions that enables end users to work with data. In this blog, I will Read more about How To Create PowerApps In SharePoint Online[…]

How to Put Baseline Information on a MS Project Timeline

People love pictures!  For most, it’s easier to retain information seen in a picture or a graphic. When presenting project schedule information, project timelines are the preferred choice, instead of viewing complex Gantt charts.   One of the most common requests from project sponsors is to show the baseline information on a Timeline, so they Read more about How to Put Baseline Information on a MS Project Timeline[…]

Are you missing Reporting views in Project Server 2016?

Missing traditional SQL Reporting views in Project Server 2016 Project Web App Database? Below are the possible reasons for those missing views and recommendations to resolve them. Reason 1 Did you host multiple PWA site collections in a single Content DB? If yes then Project Server 2016 drops these views if there are multiple PWA site Read more about Are you missing Reporting views in Project Server 2016?[…]

Become a PM Jedi – The Art of Communication

“Step into your engineer’s shoes” Below is a common scenario that a project manager may encounter and how effective communication can assist a situation gone bad and turn the situation around.   Scene: PM walks into engineer’s office while they are working. PM: “Hey Engineer! Why haven’t you completed the stress calculations assigned to you Read more about Become a PM Jedi – The Art of Communication[…]

Project Server 2016 – Project Center page is blank

Do you get a blank screen similar to the one shown here when you go to the Project Center page of your Microsoft Project Server 2016? if yes then here are the two solutions that we recommend. Solution 1: We would suggest this as a temporary workaround to resolve the issue immediately Login to one Read more about Project Server 2016 – Project Center page is blank[…]