Turning off Access Requests in all sites in a web app

My customer uses Jive instead of Yammer for internal social media. Jive is housed in SharePoint 2013 on premises. The question came up of how to turn off access requests to Jive sites because they are not needed. The customer wanted all checkboxes in this widget turned off on all sites in the web app…

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Lesser Used Features in the Project Desktop Client: Add object to task

This series covers the Microsoft Project 2016 and Project Online desktop client’s lesser known and underutilized features. In this short presentation, I will cover adding objects to a task in three minutes nine seconds.  

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Please upvote product suggestions on UserVoice

I was reviewing UserVoice input for suggestions about CSOM accessing Project Online and Project Server on premises. I found several suggestions that have high vote counts and which have affected my Project Online customers. Can I ask you to upvote these suggestions? Clone Project Online PWA instances – https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/218133-microsoft-project/suggestions/15330594-clone-project-online-pwa-instances Provide support for backup and restore of…

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Providing notes to resources on their timesheets

My customer wanted to provide text notes to a resource about a task. The requirement that made this challenging was that the text notes had to be on the user’s timesheet. The notes would define what “success” looked like and help the resource determine if he was done with the task. Any resource can create…

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“Due to organizational policies, you can’t access these resources”

I attempted to connect to my Project Online instance today with Project 2016 using my administrator account and could not. I received a short message stating “Due to organizational policies, you can’t access these resources”.  I was using a virtual machine in my test bed, so attempted the same on my workstation and found I…

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What’s new in SharePoint and Project Server 2016 links

I assembled this list of what is new/deprecated in SharePoint and Project Server 2016 for a customer upgrading from Project Server 2013. He wanted to have a training call, so built the list and added some notes about important information in each. It’s my hope that this will be useful to others. SharePoint 2016 Overview…

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Installing Project 2016 on a workstation with Office Pro Plus 2016 C2R (click to run)

My customer will be upgrading from Project Server 2013 to Project Server 2016 (all on premises). In order to install the Project 2016client software, he wanted to install Office Pro Plus 2016 C2R (click to run) alongside the Project installation which would be installed via the .MSI executable.  Somewhere in the links below, it says…

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PWA banner says “This site is read-only at the moment.”

Testing a customer’s database upgrade on my internal test servers, I ran into this problem again. The PWA banner says “This site is read-only at the moment.” I could have saved myself some time by actually reading the first paragraph of Brian Smith’s post on the Project Support blog located here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/04/07/project-server-2016-if-your-pwa-site-goes-read-only/ I had successfully upgraded…

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Migrate-SPProjectDatabase : Error encountered while migrating project data in Content database. The INSERT permission was denied on the object ‘MSP_RESOURCES’, database ‘PWA_Content’, schema ‘pjpub’.

I’m running a migration test from Project Server 2013 to Project Server 2016 and ran into a problem of my own making, so I wanted to share in the event this can help others. My upgrade command is this: Migrate-SPProjectDatabase -DatabaseName PWA_ProjectWebApp -SiteCollection “http://vm1/pwa” “[A] Yes to All” got me this: Migrate-SPProjectDatabase : Error encountered…

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