Microsoft Project Quick Trick: Attaching General Project Notes to the Project Summary Task

Perhaps you are aware that you can use the Task Notes feature in Microsoft Project to attach work details, update history, or other notes to individual tasks in a project schedule… but what if you want to store general notes in a project that are NOT specific to an individual task? You could store a Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Trick: Attaching General Project Notes to the Project Summary Task[…]

Service Pack 1 Now Available for Microsoft Office 2013, Project 2013, and SharePoint 2013

Microsoft announced today on the Office Updates blog that Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Project 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint 2013: http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2014/02/25/announcing-the-release-of-service-pack-1-for-office-2013-and-sharepoint-2013.aspx They provide instructions and links to obtain SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center, as well as more detailed information describing the types of updates included for each Read more about Service Pack 1 Now Available for Microsoft Office 2013, Project 2013, and SharePoint 2013[…]

Link Microsoft Project Site Artifacts to One Another by Enabling Related Items

In Microsoft Project Server, we have had the ability to link project-related artifacts such as documents, issues, and risks to project tasks and to one another for quite some time. What if we want to add more types of artifacts to our Project Sites, such as team contacts, change requests, action items, and link them Read more about Link Microsoft Project Site Artifacts to One Another by Enabling Related Items[…]

Microsoft Project Site Quick Trick: Naming New Lists and Libraries

If you use Microsoft Project Server, Project Online, or SharePoint for managing projects and you have privileges to customize a Project Site, then you can supplement any built-in list or library repositories (such as risks and issues) with your own custom repositories, such as project team contact information, project change requests, or project action items Read more about Microsoft Project Site Quick Trick: Naming New Lists and Libraries[…]

It’s Officially Official: Office Web Apps Rebranded to Office Online

You may have heard the rumors, but Microsoft officially announced today on the Office Blogs that their previously-named Office Web Apps — an online version of the popular Microsoft Office programs — have been renamed as Office Online.   When you visit the Office.com web site, you are now greeted with a clean-looking request to Read more about It’s Officially Official: Office Web Apps Rebranded to Office Online[…]

Quick Trick: Align Tasks and Gantt Bars with Grid Lines

Sometimes it can be difficult to visually align task rows in Microsoft Project with their corresponding shapes in the Gantt Chart:   We can fix that in about 30 seconds by simply adding horizontal grid lines to the Gantt Chart to help align the left task rows with the Gantt shapes. Click the ‘Format’ tab Read more about Quick Trick: Align Tasks and Gantt Bars with Grid Lines[…]

Quick Trick: Add Contrast to Make Gantt Chart Progress Bars Easier to See

Although most of the functionality is similar to older versions, Microsoft Project 2013 has a cleaner, updated look… but you may find that progress bars in a Gantt Chart are a bit more difficult to see because of the lighter colors used: We can fix that in about 30 seconds by simply changing the color Read more about Quick Trick: Add Contrast to Make Gantt Chart Progress Bars Easier to See[…]

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[…]