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…

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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…

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Real world problems upgrading to Project Server 2013

I recently helped a customer upgrade from Project Server 2010 to Project Server 2013. In the course of preparing, testing, and then running the actual upgrade, we ran into 7 problems that affected the upgrade. I want to share these so you can include them in your upgrade planning. These problems can be planned for…

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Act as delegate causes inability to connect with Project Pro

Lately, I have been troubleshooting quite a bit in Project Server 2013's PWA and Project Pro 2013 using Act as Delegate when in PWA. I quickly discovered I was unable to connect to PWA using Project Pro 2013 if I was in a delegate session. I would receive the following message, "Project was unable to…

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No permissions to read Project Web Access Enterprise Global file.

I have been setting up my Project Server 2013 multi-server test farm for a demonstration next week which will show my customer how you can configure web apps and PWA instances to use different or the same content DBs. (Generally, I recommend using separate content DBs for each PWA instance.) In the process, I was…

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"From the Trenches" white papers about enterprise project management

Whether you're new to project management or a seasoned professional, it can be helpful to have resources, such as white papers, from experts in the field. Project community experts, including Microsoft MVPs and partners, have submitted the following white papers for our "From the trenches" collection. These white papers contain useful information that can help…

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Periodic Tasks for Project Server Administrators

Periodic Tasks for Project Server Administrators   Daily Check the queue for Failed and Blocking jobs.  Review the errors related to failed and blocking jobs to troubleshoot. Check for nightly cube build failures. Cancel Failed and Blocking jobs. Weekly Review application and event logs on WFEs, APP servers, and the SQL Server. Use the ULS…

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"Reporting (Project Sync)" queue job when linking tasks to risks.

A customer pain point brought to my attention this week is related to linking tasks to risks from PWA vs linking risks to tasks via the project site’s Risks list.   The customer noticed that, in Project Server 2010, linking a task to risk from PWA’s drill down view of the project schedule does not…

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