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    Project 2016 Preview

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    *** Update 5/22 - to clarify the language availability the list below is if you DO have an existing Office 365 subscription - then you will be able to get these languages.  The links below for direct Project and Visio downloads are for English US. Searching for your own language Office 2016 Preview pages might get you more info.  I will try and find if other languages will have the direct links ***

    This morning the preview for Project 2016 and Visio 2016 was announced, along with the rest of Office 2016 - https://products.office.com/en-us/office-2016-preview.

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    For many of you the interesting bit may be in the FAQ:

    • What languages are supported in the Project 2016 Preview and Visio 2016 Preview? *** 5/22/2015 (As noted in the update above - these languages apply if you have an Office 365 subscription already) ***

    The Project 2016 Preview and Visio 2016 Preview are available in English, Arabic, Brazilian (Portuguese), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian.

    • I do not have a Project Pro for Office 365 subscription, how do I install the trial version of Project 2016 Preview? *** 5/22/2015 (As noted in the update above - these are US English links only) ***

    You can download a trial version of Project 2016 Preview from the list of choices below.

    Use the product key provided below to activate your trial.

    Product key for the Project 2016 Preview

    N46MP-733KG-T8MR9-VV9JX-HCFG4

    Download links

    Project 32 bit (Recommended)

    Project 64 bit

    • I do not have a Visio Pro for Office 365 subscription, how do I install the trial version of Visio 2016 Preview?

    You can download a trial version of Visio 2016 Preview from the list of choices below.

    Use the product key provided below to activate your trial.

    Product key for the Visio 2016 Preview

    W9WC2-JN9W2-H4CBV-24QR7-M4HB8

    Download links

    Visio 32 bit (Recommended)

    Visio 64 bit

    And before anyone asks – no, I don’t have a date for any preview of the new Project Server 2016.

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    Project and Project Server May 2015 Updates now available

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    I’ve posted the May update for Project and Project Server 2010 and 2013 over on the Project Support blog – http://aka.ms/msprojectsupport (new short-ish Url)…

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    We do have an ongoing issue with OData in on-premises Project Server 2013 – more in an upcoming post but we are seeing failures with datasets when the page limit is exceeded – (100 records).  This was introduced in March 2015 and will be fixed in June 2015.

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    Recorded Session on Project from Ignite 2015

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    These are the Channel 9 links to the Project sessions from last weeks Ignite Conference.  Enjoy!

    Microsoft's Vision and Roadmap for Work, Project, and Portfolio Management

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2136

    Sajan Parihar

    Howard Crow

    Brett Brewer

    Project Online Customer Panel: St. Luke's Hospital, and TE

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2134

    Yuval Stern

    Bradd Busick

    Larry Christensen

    Glenn Rebman

     

    Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365: An Overview

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2162

    Eli Sheldon

    Heather Heide

     

    Office 365 Project Online - be up and running in less than a week

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/THR0909

    Marc Soester

     

    IT Project and Portfolio Management in the Cloud

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3117

    Mike McLean

    Krishna Mamidipaka

    Jean Donati

     

    How to Deploy Microsoft Project: Online and Server

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3143

    Nadin Merali

    Chris Boyd

    Sean Li

     

    Developer to Developer: Meeting Custom Needs with Microsoft Project

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3120

    Eli Sheldon

    Dan MacDonald

    Aesha Shah

     

    Real World Reports: Business Intelligence in Microsoft Project Online and Project Server 2013

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3137

    Mike McLean

    Allan Rocha

    Andrew Lavinsky

     

    Microsoft Project Online Customization: Best Practices

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3177

    Chris O'Brien

    Chris Boyd

    Alex Matyushenko

     

    Supporting Microsoft Project Online and Project Server: Tips and Tricks

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3146

    or http://aka.ms/BriSmithIgnite

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    My Ignite Session BRK3146–Troubleshooting tips and tricks

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    .*** Update 5/11 - find the new video of my Microsoft Ignite 2015 session at http://aka.ms/BriSmithIgnite - I may also record some extra videos of a couple of demos I skipped ***

    This post gives some more detailed references from my Ignite session – to save you having to take pictures of the screen.  Some of the topics I covered were also presented at the Project Conference 2014, so I have referenced the sessions and the recordings from that conference that you can view on Channel9.

    PJO Support from PC14 - http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Project/2014/PC206

    This session went deeper into the way we support Project Online

    PC14 Troubleshooting tips - http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Project/2014/PC209

    This covered a few of the same topics – I don’t intend to go as deep on the client side logging as Adrian did – so review from about 38 minutes for more detail.  The text for the .reg files is also included in the slides, but repeating here for ease of cut/paste/

    2013

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\MS Project]
    "EnableLogging"=dword:00000001
    "EnableTextFileLogging"=dword:00000000
    "WinprojLog"="d:\\WinProjLogs\\"
    "DebugCategory"=dword:ffffffff
    "DebugLevel"=dword:00000005
    "DebugLoadSerCategory"=dword:000003ed


    2010

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\MS Project]
    "WinprojLog"="d:\\WinProjLogs\\"
    "DebugCategory"=dword:ffffffff
    "DebugLevel"=dword:00000005
    "DebugLoadSerCategory"=dword:000003ed

    These need to be put into a text file then the extension changed to .reg – then clicking will add the lines to the registry.  That will enable logging – you will need to set the directory and I have set this to ‘d’ just to avoid you blaming me when your ‘c’ drives gets full!  To disable just set the EnableLogging to dword:00000000 for 2013, or for 2010 I think the DebugCategory is changed from ffffffff to 00000000.  I suspect changing the 15 to a 16 will work for Project 2016 – at least once we release.

    I did some SQL stuff last year too – a different scenario but if you want more then last year at about the 27 minute mark.

    How to find which of your portfolio plans have resources?  This query will find the ones that do have resources – so all the rest do not:

    SELECT distinct
          apr.PROJ_UID, p.Proj_Name
         
      FROM MSP_ANALYSIS_PROJECT_REQUIREMENTS_BY_ROLE apr
      inner join MSP_Projects p on apr.Proj_UID = p.Proj_Uid
      where analysis_UID ='30D58A81-991C-42E5-9A84-DDAE9FF9965D'

    The reference slide is reproduced here too – thanks to Efren for creating and sharing some great short links:

    Get started with Project Online - http://aka.ms/gsprojonline

    Project Server 2013 TechNet library - http://aka.ms/projserv2013

    Project Server 2010 TechNet library - http://aka.ms/projserv2010

    Brian Smith’s Project Support Blog - http://aka.ms/briansmith

    “From the Trenches” 3rd party white papers - http://aka.ms/FTT

    Project TechNet forums - http://aka.ms/projforums

    Project Support Team Blog - http://aka.ms/msprojectsupport

    Project Conference 2014 Videos – http://aka.ms/PC14

    Please contact projdocs@Microsoft.com to provide us with any content feedback

    Also adding the Url format for setting the displayed language for OData – I can never remember it – so I‘ll be coming back here when I forget.

    .sharepoint.com/sites/pwa/_api/ProjectData/[fr-Fr]">.sharepoint.com/sites/pwa/_api/ProjectData/[fr-Fr]">https://<yourdomainname>.sharepoint.com/sites/pwa/_api/ProjectData/[fr-Fr]

    If you don’t use the presence features to contact resources via Skype for Business (and you find the pop-ups are getting in the way) – then as long as you have the April CU or higher on the client (15.0.4709.1000) then you can now disable:  The following is from the Project 2013 (Client) April 2015 CU article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2965279/#bookmark-registry.

    Registry Information

    Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

    1. Exit all Microsoft Office applications.
    2. Start Registry Editor:
      • In Windows 7, click Start, type regedit in the Search programs and files text box, and then click regedit.exe in the search results.
      • In Windows 8, move your mouse to the upper-right corner, click Search, type regedit in the search text box, and then click regedit.exe in the search results.
    3. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\MS Project\Settings

    4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    5. Type DisableIMStatus, and then press the Enter key.
    6. In the Details pane, right-click DisableIMStatus, and then click Modify.
    7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    8. Exit Registry Editor.

     

     

     

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    Project Webcast on Tuesday 10th March 2015

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    This Project webcast with Adrian and me will be recorded too – in case 9am PST isn’t a good time for you.  Some Project Online content as well as some on-premises news too!  Be there or… listen to the recording!

    http://summit.office.com/Whats_New_in_Project_Online_and_Project_Server_2013

    Support Corner Webcast: What’s new in Project Online and Project Server 2013 Mar 10, 2015 9:00am PST

    March 10, 2015   9:00 AM

    Join Brian Smith and Adrian Jenkins for a Support Corner Webcast.  This webcast will cover recent updates to Project Online as well as details of the March 2015 updates for our on-premises customers of Project and Project Server 2013..  Check back soon for additional details!

    Brian Smith is a Senior Escalation Engineer in the project support team and has been supporting Project Server for as long as it has existed – and is now also supporting Project Online and Project Pro for Office 365.  Adrian Jenkins has been at Microsoft for 25 years and has spent most of his time working on Microsoft Project in one capacity or another. Currently, he is a Senior Escalation Engineer and works heavily with the cumulative update release process, future directions and so forth.

    Webcast Details: 9:00 AM PST-10:00 AM PST

    Join Lync Meeting

    Conference ID: 704980577

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