Community Updates – December 2014

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our monthly blog post about what is happening in the PPM Community around the world. This means webcasts/webminars, PMI and MPUG chapter events, and all about what you need to know to stay up to date about Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. Microsoft Project Webcast Series Projects…


Project Server 2013 – Minimize loss of work due to unreliable connectivity

Introduction Microsoft Project Professional users sometimes lose their unsaved work due to unreliable or bad internet connectivity.  Below are the steps which can help to minimize the loss of work while working with Project Professional 2013.  1.1       Enable Auto Save Auto Save can be enabled and the frequency can be set based on user preference. User…

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Community Updates – November 2014

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our monthly blog post about what is happening in the PPM Community around the world. This means webcasts/webminars, PMI and MPUG chapter events, and all about what you need to know to stay up to date about Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. Microsoft Project Webcast Series Leveraging Scrum/Agile for…


Best Practices for Project Server 2010, 2013, and Online Permissions

The cardinal rule of permissions: Keep It Simple   The highest rule of permissions best practice is to keep your permissions scheme simple.  If you can use the default categories, groups, and permissions with only minor changes, or none at all, do so! Avoid creating unnecessary groups and categories. Having a large number of groups…


Community Updates – October 2014

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our monthly blog post about what is happening in the PPM Community around the world. This means webcasts/webminars, PMI and MPUG chapter events, and all about what you need to know to stay up to date about Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. I'm so sorry for the delay on…


Add an Email Notification to a Project Server 2013 Workflow

Recently, while helping a Project Server 2013 user create a new workflow, I was asked how to add an email notification to a workflow. The request is to send an email to proposal submitters notifying them of the approval or rejection of their proposal. We started out using information from Assign an approval task in a…


PowerShell Script to automate the data refresh for Project Server 2010

Repeatable Data Refresh Project Server 2010 Scenario: You need one or more additional Project Server environments for your patching, testing and development processes. You want an easy and repeatable way to refresh an environment to match the latest production data and EPM configuration. Project Server may or may not be part of your organizations main…

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Community Updates – September 2014

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our second blog post about what is happening in the Microsoft Community. This means webcasts/webminars, PMI and MPUG chapter events, and all about what you need to know to stay up to date about Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. We will post about this topic monthly. If you are aware…