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How to Refresh Excel Reporting OData Feeds in Project Online

If you’re using Project Online, you might know about the different tools available (listed below) to you for generating various reports. Excel Client – You can use oData feeds in Excel to create and share interactive reports, scorecards, and dashboards using Excel 2013/2016. Excel Online – This enables you to view, interact with workbooks using the Read more about How to Refresh Excel Reporting OData Feeds in Project Online[…]

Building A Project Team

Building A Project Team with Disney Characters Building a perfect project team can be difficult. You need to ensure that all project members are on the same page and can complete their jobs. You are developing their skills and managing their day-to-day activities. Collaboration is important to any project team. I decided to build my Read more about Building A Project Team[…]

Office 365 Project Time Reporter for Project Online

Ever since timesheets were introduced in Microsoft Project Server, there has always been a desire to be able to update the timesheets on the go, so as to not be tied to the computer. Think of projects in Construction Management, where most of the team members are out in the field and are unable to come back Read more about Office 365 Project Time Reporter for Project Online[…]

PMBOK 6th Edition – What You Need to Know

PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is an internationally recognized project management guide published by PMI (Project Management Institute), with the first edition released in 1996. To stay in tune with evolving practices in business, project management professionals (PMPs) continuously work to improve processes and methodologies applied in project environments.  Continual improvement and alignment of Read more about PMBOK 6th Edition – What You Need to Know[…]

Job State ‘Skipped For Optimization’ in Microsoft Project Server Queue

Periodically EPMA’s Support Team gets this question from a Project Server Administrator reviewing the server’s Manage Queue Jobs: What is causing the server to show a Job State of Skipped For Optimization and 20% complete?       First, ‘Skipped for Optimization’ is not an error. It is a status indicating that the system has already Read more about Job State ‘Skipped For Optimization’ in Microsoft Project Server Queue[…]

3 Reasons Team Members Disengage and How to Overcome Them

Project management is often defined as managing the scope, cost and schedule of a project. What many forget is that the triple constraints aren’t what facilitate projects to completion. It is the people behind those projects that drive the execution. How many times have you been in your weekly status meeting listening to everyone around Read more about 3 Reasons Team Members Disengage and How to Overcome Them[…]

How the New SharePoint Mobile App Impacts Project Online/Project Server

      Microsoft releases the iOS app for SharePoint Sticking to its Cloud-first, mobile-first mantra, Microsoft released the long overdue mobile app for SharePoint. Currently it is available only for iOS with other applications probably on the roadmap. This app works for both Online and On-Premises versions of SharePoint. You can read more about Read more about How the New SharePoint Mobile App Impacts Project Online/Project Server[…]

6 things you need to know about Microsoft Planner, the new work management offering from Microsoft

Microsoft announced this week that Microsoft Planner is now generally available, and all users with eligible Office 365 subscriptions will automatically see the Planner tile appear in the Office 365 app launcher when it is available for them to use. Read more While there is lot of information beginning start circulating on the Internet, we Read more about 6 things you need to know about Microsoft Planner, the new work management offering from Microsoft[…]