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You want your team to work on Saturday? Serious?! OK. Here’s how.

You want your team to work on Saturday? Serious?! OK. Here’s how.

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Work typically isn’t difficult to describe. We all do it, and sometimes wish we had less of it. In Microsoft Project, on the other hand, defining work can get a little tricky, especially when setting up the working calendar for the team in your project schedule.

Usually, Project considers working time to be Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m ., with weekends off. So far so good, especially the part about the weekends.

But you can change this to any time you want. If you want everyone to work Saturdays or all evenings, so be it.

The following graphic will show you how to use the Change Working Time dialog box to change the project work calendar. In the example graphic below, Saturday is made into a four-hour working day with, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m .

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That’s it. And sorry about the weekend part.