Office 365 Project Time Reporter–and a very useful timesheet tip

Yesterday saw the announcement and availability of the Office 365 Project Time Reporter iOS app – which allows team members to use their iOS devices to submit timesheets and report progress on tasks tracked in Project Online.  You can get it from the Apple Store now – and there will be Android and Windows versions…


Project Server 2010, 2013 and 2016 September 2016 PU

Yesterday saw the release of the September 2016 Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2010, 2013 and 2016.  The Project 2010, 2013 and 2016 client updates continued their new pattern this month – and this will be the same for all future months – and the Office client non-security updates released on the 1st Tuesday…


Project Online: Some User Voice updates–Last Connect-Team Assignments

I made a couple of posts earlier today based on User Voice updates.  The first around Team Assignments and the fact that this feedback item has moved to ‘Started’ PPM User Voice and Team Assignments–we heard you! and the second is some good news on the “Last Connect Date” that many of you are missing. …


Project Server 2016: Reporting on workflow data

This blog comes out of a Project Server 2016 support incident where it was identified that the reporting tables (and therefore views and table valued functions) for workflow related data such as Phases and Stages, and the workflow status info were not getting populated during a publish or update of any workflow related data.  Also…


Project Online: Connection string problem with Ukrainian reports

This issue is very specific to trying to load and refresh reports in Project Online when using the українська (Україна) (Ukrainian (Ukraine) document library but as I do have Ukrainian readers – and some of the workaround steps might also be useful for some other as-yet unknown issue so I thought this well worth sharing. …


Project Server 2016: Why does PSDataccess Deny Select on Tables?

In Project Server 2016 you can still make direct access to the database for reporting as long as each PWA site is in its own Content Database – but you may have noticed that the PSDataAccess role has an explicit Deny on Select for all tables in the database.  As an example lets take a…


Project Online: Where did the Last Connect column go?

*** Update 9/12/2016 – See https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/brismith/2016/09/12/project-online-how-do-i-find-who-is-using-project-online/ for a potential workaround to get PWA access information *** We have had quite a few customer calls on this topic – so getting more information out there.  A while ago, due to some performance problems we dropped the Last Connect column from the Manage Users page on Project…


Project Server 2013 and 2016 August 2016 PU

Yesterday saw the release of the August 2016 Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2013 and 2016. There is no update for Project and Project Server 2010 this month. The Project 2013 and 2016 client updates continued their new pattern this month, the Office client non-security updates released on the 1st Tuesday – August 2nd.  Any Office client…


Project Server: Where did all those Reporting Project Sync jobs come from?

This also applies to Project Online – and all versions of Project Server – 2010, 2013 and 2016.  The Reporting (Project Sync) job is a low priority job that moves data into the reporting schema following either a publish of the project – or any update to the contents of the SharePoint site associated with…


Project Server 2010, 2013 and 2016 July 2016 PU

Yesterday saw the release of the July 2016 Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2010, 2013 and 2016.  The Project 2013 and 2016 client updates continued their new pattern this month – and this will be the same for all future months – and the Office client non-security updates released on the 1st Tuesday –…