After February 2017, no more support for Project 2013 with Project Online

***** Update Jan 26 2017 The deadline has been extended. Using Project Online? Time to be sure you upgrade the client software *****   Starting in February 2017, Microsoft will no longer support Project 2013 (through Office 365 or MSI) connecting to Project Online. Customers who need to connect to Project Online will need to…


SharePoint 2016 – Joining Farm failed. The exception is One or more types failed to load.

Problem My customer was setting up her first SharePoint 2016 server in a test farm and ran into a problem creating the SharePoint configuration database using PowerShell. Her Powershell input and the output looked like this: $ConfigDatabaseName = “SharePoint_Config” $SQLServer = “” $CADatabaseName = “SP2016_AdminContent” $CAPort = 2016 $CAAuth = “NTLM” $PassPhrase = “ILovePizza!1” $LocalServerRole…


Actual hours can move in a plan

I have been working on actual work hours mismatches between timesheets and project plans. Kate Simpson, Senior Support Escalation Engineer, and I came across a situation where Project Online will move actual hours a resource has already entered and submitted, if the same resource moves the Start of the task after the original task update has been approved…


What’s the impact of an AD display name change on workflows?

The short answer: None that I can find and I’d like to learn about your experience in the comments section if you saw something different. My local customer company was bought and now the Active Directory user account display name has to change to match the format of the buying company. The current format is “FirstName…


Periodic Tasks for Project Managers

Periodic Tasks for Project Managers     Daily  Check the queue for Failed and Blocking jobs related to your plan in Server Settings > My Queued Jobs.  Review the errors related to failed and blocking jobs to troubleshoot.  Cancel Failed and Blocking jobs and/or re-submit them if required.  Check email notifications for the resources for undue…


Tell the Product Group what you want to see!

The Product Group wants to know how Microsoft can improve SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, Project Desktop, Project Server, and Project Online. You can lend your voice to the SharePoint and Project Server product group’s choices for functionality!   Here are the links to provide feedback at For Project: For SharePoint:    …


403 error in IE when accessing the Project Online OData feed URL

This morning, I fired up my Microsoft Edge browser to connect to my demo tenant for Project Online and access the OData feed URL. After a few minutes ensuring I had the correct URL (and turning off my Insert key) for the odata feed, I was still unable to get the output in the browser…


Time to create timesheet periods for 2016!

My customers are starting to send me questions about setting up timesheets for 2016, so here's what you need: PS2010: Create bulk time reporting periods (Project Server 2010 settings) – Project Online: Create bulk time reporting periods – Also, please review the common administrator tasks as we will end a quarter and a…


Where did "Close tasks to updates" go in Project Server 2013/Project Online?

In performing some troubleshooting today for Project Online, I went to "Close tasks to updates" for the plan I was working with and did not find it under Server Settings > Time and Task Management. Turns out, it moved! Close tasks to update now equals "Locked" in a PWA view. I had to edit a Project…


Email notifications available in Project Online

Email notifications are available now in Project Online! Turn on notifications in Project Online – Get email reminders about your work in Project Online –