A feature/function comparison of Project Online and Project Server 2013

If you are wondering what the differences are between Project Online and Project Server 2013, here's a useful link. Project Online and Project Server 2013 on-premises are based on the same set of features and functionality, but there are differences between the two. The following table provides an overview of the differences between Project Online and…


Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer.

On my test server, while attempting to upload about ten .odc files to the Trusted Data Connection library in Project Server 2013’s business intelligence center, I came across this message: I quickly found the explanation of the behavior here:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/seanearp/archive/2010/07/08/your-client-does-not-support-opening-this-list-with-windows-explorer.aspx And the fix here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772567.aspx This DOES require a reboot.


Alerts and Reminders in Project Online

Today, I learned that Alerts and Reminders isn't available in Project (2013) Online.   http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/projectserver/en-US/a3d80d76-7d9c-4011-8a41-e7e0ff7a8bd8/alerts-and-reminders-in-project-2013-online Edited 2014-01-15: But wait, there's more… http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2014/01/14/project-online-notifications-and-reminders.aspx


Project Pro and Project Server 2010 and 2013 August 2013 CU released.

The August 2013 CU for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 and 2013 were released today.  http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/08/13/microsoft-project-server-2010-and-2013-august-2013-cu-announcement.aspx Please thoroughly test the CUs on a test environment before rolling out into production!  This link is an excellent place to start with functionality validation test plans: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502592(v=office.14).aspx. Download them into Word docs and store for repeatable test…


How Percent Complete Is Calculated for Nested Summary Tasks

 I ran into this problem again with a Project Server 2007 customer today.  The project plan had more than 2000 lines and the % Complete at the Project Summary Task level did not make sense to the project manager; it seemed much lower than it should have considering the work already done on the plan. …


Editing enterprise custom field lookup table, Error=’gzip’ is not a supported encoding name.

Editing an enterprise custom field lookup table, I received an unexpected error with no other information in the PWA page.  The following error appeared in the ULS log. Application error when access/_vti_bin/PSI/LookupTable.asmx, Error=’gzip’ is not a supported encodingname.  Parameter name: name   at System.Globalization.EncodingTable.internalGetCodePageFromName(Stringname)     at System.Globalization.EncodingTable.GetCodePageFromName(Stringname)     at System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding(Stringname)     at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.PSIForwarderHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContextcontext)     at System.Web.HttpApplication.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute()     at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean&completedSynchronously)…


Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Released!

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 has been released. http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/07/23/project-2010-and-project-server-2010-service-pack-2-sp2-released.aspx As with any service pack (SP) or cumulative update (CU), please run the installation and perform functionality validation testing in a test environment using the link below before installing in production. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502592(v=office.14).aspx


"Responding to government legal demands for customer data" by Brad Smith

“Responding to government legal demands for customer data” by Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft   http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2013/07/16/responding-to-government-legal-demands-for-customer-data.aspx


Office 15-Minute webinar was dedicated to Project (2013)!

July 18th, 2013’s Office 15-Minute webinar was dedicated to Project! If you missed it, links are below:   Learn a thing or two about your favorite project management software: http://spr.ly/6031k4C1. What you will learn in the webinar How to add tasks to a project. How to link tasks together. How to assign people to tasks….