A quick shout out for my recent post over on the Project Support blog. In case you have lost your reports then worth looking at Project Online- Where did my reports go- - and not I haven’t got your reports, but I may be able to help you find them!
I managed to get the second page of my Cumulative Update project live today – the Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Project 2013 (this covers both Standard and Professional) – now just the 2010 products to go. That will take me a little longer as there is a bit more history there! Please be patient. It is live at Project 2013 Cumulative Updates and there is a link from both the main page and individual blog post pages.
That screenshot also highlight a recent post you might want to read if Firefox is your browser of choice. You might want to avoid spaces in your Project names - http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2014/12/18/project-online-opening-projects-from-project-center-with-firefox.aspx.
Other news from around the Project Blogosphere:
Alex Burton gave a good overview of the new Nav Bar and App Launcher - Customising the Nav Bar & App Launcher in Office 365 Sorry the ‘Projects’ link still only takes you to the default …/sites/pwa though.
Nenad introduces some new terms - Crashing and Fast Tracking in MS PROJECT 2013
Looks like the other MVPs are either too busy in the run up to the holiday’s – or have already switched off! If there are any blogs posts out there from the last few weeks I should be noticing then let me know!
Last week I announced the release of the December 2014 Cumulative Updates for Project and Project Server, 2010 and 2013 – Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 December 2014 CU Announcement - and today I started a task I had meant to do a while back – adding a page that collected together all the fixes described in the KB articles for all the Cumulative Update releases. I have started with Project Server 2013 and listed all the fixes from the initial release to the December CU, and plan toad each new set of fixes from each CU as they come along. The direct page is Project Server 2013 Cumulative Updates and I have added a link from both the main page and any drill down article.
I will be adding Project Professional 2013, Project Server 2010 and Project Professional 2013 once I get time – but also keen to take feedback on anything else that would make such pages more valuable. Let me know what you think.
I published a couple of things over on the Project Support blog this week, and our MVPs have been busy posting too!:
Project Server and Synchronizing Users to Project Sites – covers some changes from 2010 to 2013 – of particular use if you happened to uncheck the sync user to subwebs automatically before migrating to 2013.
Project Server 2013: Which Ideas are now Projects? looks at the ideation scenario and helps understand whioch items from a list have already had projects created from them.
I also had my first look at the Curah platform https://curah.microsoft.com/ – and curated some of the Microsoft content around Getting Started with Project Online - https://curah.microsoft.com/267653/getting-started-information-for-project-online
I’ll see how this goes, and if it seems to be valuable I will look at other topics to curate – and also include external information from our great MVP, partner and customer community. OLAP and farm to farm migration might be good topics – and perhaps licensing…
If you haven’t seen it yet, then there is a call for topics for the Ignite conference next year - http://ignite2015.eventpoint.com/survey/callfortopics#fbid= – get your ideas in and let the organizers know how important Project is to you. Join the TweetJam on Tuesday 9th too - http://blogs.office.com/2014/11/20/help-shape-microsoft-ignite-event/ – Thanks Alex for the reminder on this
Ben posted a timely reminder about backups - http://www.applepark.co.uk/this-might-just-save-your-life/
Peter links to some recent announcements of new features coming for our Project Online customers - New Project Online features on the Office365 Roadmap – and has some very festive snow on his site!
and Treb recently updated his ‘getting rid of html tags’ document Converting RTF to Text in SQL Part 3 which I know I will be bookmarking.
In case you still aren’t subscribing to the Project Support blog I thought I’d announce this here too – Adrian Jenkins and I recorded a few Getting Started sessions for Project Online and these just went live on Microsoft Virtual Academy - Office 365 Support Corner- New Project Online Presentations Available . We cover early steps you will need to take with Project Online around signing up for the subscription, assigning licenses, some of the key server setting configurations you need to consider and then finally getting started with projects, resources and users. Hope you find them useful!
Do let us know what you think and if there are other topics we should be considering.