Project and Project Server February 2018 Updates Released

This week the Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2013 and 2016 were released for February 2018 . Client updates were released on February 6th; server updates on February 13th. Typically the client updates release on the first Tuesday of the month and server on the second Tuesday release schedule. There was a Project Server 2010…

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Project Server 2013: Building cubes when TLS 1.2 is enforced

If anyone has been reading my blog for a while then they may have seen the various Project Server OLAP cube build failure postings over the years – but I hadn’t seen a really tricky one in a while, so thanks to Craig Sheppard from one of our aerospace customers for stumping me with this…


Project and Project Server January 2018 Updates Released

This week the Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2013 and 2016 were released for January 2018 . Client updates were released on January 2nd; server updates on January 9th. Typically the client updates release on the first Tuesday of the month and server on the second Tuesday release schedule. There was a Project Server 2010…

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Project Online: Assigning licenses to guest users with PowerShell

Adding guest and licensing them in Project Online
Adding guest and licensing them in Project Online

It looks like there is a current issue assigning licenses to guest users via the usual Admin Center route – and the Product Licenses section normally seen when editing users in Office 365 is not showing for guest users.  And for PWA the guest user needs a license before they can see or do anything…


Project Online: Now with Conditional Access

Gif showing steps for adding conditional access to block a user
Gif showing steps for adding conditional access to block a user

Just a quick posting to confirm that Conditional Access for SharePoint Online and OneDrive also applies to Project Online – as it sits on top of SharePoint.  You can’t just block Project Online though – you block it by blocking SharePoint.  Bill Baer has a great blog post – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wbaer/2017/02/17/conditional-access-policies-with-sharepoint-online-and-onedrive-for-business/ so I’ll just show that…


Project and Project Server December 2017 Updates Released

This week the Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2013 and 2016 were released for December 2017 . Client updates were released on December 5th; server updates on December 12th. Typically the client updates release on the first Tuesday of the month and server on the second Tuesday release schedule. There was a Project Server 2010…

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Project Online: Changes to OData–new Time phased data options

A gif showing the different timephased options for Project Online OData reporting
A gif showing the different timephased options for Project Online OData reporting

I just posted an article over on the ‘BriSmith’ blog about the new options for time phased data that allow reporting at a weekly, monthly or fiscal period based granularity instead of the default daily.  This can help speed up your OData reporting solutions as well as reducing the time your plans might take to…


Project and Project Server November 2017 Updates Released

This week the Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2013 and 2016 were released for November 2017 . Client updates were released on November 7th; server updates on November 14th. Typically the client updates release on the first Tuesday of the month and server on the second Tuesday release schedule. There was a Project Server 2010…

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Project Online: More chocolate teapots

I posted a while ago with the provocative title Project Lite: Without Project Online it is as much use as a chocolate teapot – and time to remind everyone that Project Essentials is that same chocolate teapot – you need to have Project Online Professional and/or Project Online Premium to give you the Project Online…


Project goes agile!

Today sees the announcement from the Project team of the new agile capabilities in the Project Online Desktop client, which, along with the recently released Planner integration gives project managers a broad choice of working style when managing their projects – using an agile approach with Scrum and Kanban, or a hybrid approach with these…