Enable Promoted Links for Graphical Navigation in the Project Server Business Intelligence Center

The Promoted Links app in SharePoint 2013 is a great way to graphically display a list of animated navigation tiles, similar to the tiles that appear on the PWA home page: You can use the Promoted Links app to add your own animated graphical navigation tiles to the PWA home page, Project Sites, or even Read more about Enable Promoted Links for Graphical Navigation in the Project Server Business Intelligence Center[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]