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…

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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 = “sptest16sql.contoso.com” $CADatabaseName = “SP2016_AdminContent” $CAPort = 2016 $CAAuth = “NTLM” $PassPhrase = “ILovePizza!1” $LocalServerRole…

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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…

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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…

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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 UserVoice.com: For Project: https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/ For SharePoint: http://sharepoint.uservoice.com/    …

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