Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Four Ways to Display the Assign Resources Dialog

Most people know one method to display the Assign Resources dialog: click the Assign Resources button in the Assignments section of the Resource ribbon. In addition to this well-known method, there are at least three other methods in Microsoft Project 2013 to display Assign Resources dialog. The advantage of using any of the other three Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Four Ways to Display the Assign Resources Dialog[…]

How to Remove Ghost Columns in Microsoft Project

In this video you will learn how to remove ghost columns in Microsoft Project. Interested in how EPMA can help you with your project schedules? Contact us today at 1.888.444.EPMA or [email protected] Thanks for watching! Please feel free to leave comments below or check out our other blogs on Microsoft Project, Project Server, SharePoint and Read more about How to Remove Ghost Columns in Microsoft Project[…]

Why are my Finish Dates Changing on my Fixed Duration Tasks?

Many project managers who’ve previously worked in a Primavera environment, but who are now operating in a Microsoft Project Server system, like to use Fixed Duration tasks because their behavior is more like the behavior of tasks in Primavera. However, many project managers also assume that if a task is a Fixed Duration task, then Read more about Why are my Finish Dates Changing on my Fixed Duration Tasks?[…]

Create a Connection to Project Web App from Project Professional

In this video I explain how to create a connection from Microsoft Project Professional to a Project Server / Project Online environment.  Although this video uses Project Professional 2013, if your using Project Professional 2010 / Project Server 2010 the instructions are exactly the same.  However; you cannot connect to a Project Server 2010 environment from Project Read more about Create a Connection to Project Web App from Project Professional[…]

How To Get A List Of All Your Custom Fields

Have you ever wanted to know how many Custom fields you have in your system, when they were created or what is the data type of each one? You can get a full list of all the Custom fields that you have in the system using a simple query as shown below. The query will call Read more about How To Get A List Of All Your Custom Fields[…]

Deleting Projects from Project Online or Project Server (PPM 2013)

This blog is relevant to any Microsoft PPM environment.  This demonstration uses Microsoft PPM 2013 but the process is exactly the same for Project Server 2010. As a PPM 2013 administrator it may become necessary from time to time to remove projects from your PPM environment.  For example, someone creates a project by mistake or Read more about Deleting Projects from Project Online or Project Server (PPM 2013)[…]

Connecting Excel to Project Server OData

This Blog will help you to get data from Project Server really fast using Excel to create pivot tables, charts or just slice and dice your data and use any other features that Excel offers. Prerequisites Project server 2013 Office Excel 2010 or 2013 (in our Blog we are using 2013)  Permission to access to Read more about Connecting Excel to Project Server OData[…]

Key Causes of Project Schedule Corruption in Microsoft Project

EPMA have been getting a lot of support tickets recently from users that their schedules have become corrupted.  The most common scenario is this: “I opened up my project schedule and half of the task names are missing.” My first response is usually: “Did you have special characters in the schedule?” Their response will usually be: Read more about Key Causes of Project Schedule Corruption in Microsoft Project[…]