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

*** 7/2/2018 – Update – just to address some confusion – the guest access to Project Online does not allow the guest to also have access to and download the Project Online Desktop Client application – that requires a full paid license.  If you try to navigate to the application download you will get a…


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!

*** Update 8/3/2018 – There have been some UI changes in this feature set – all functionality remains but names and navigation changed to aid use of these features – see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-task-boards-in-microsoft-project-online-desktop-client-1b9b44d7-fd8e-4b3b-ab94-2b97deb9945b#bkmk_makeyourprojectagile for details. ***   Today sees the announcement from the Project team of the new agile capabilities in the Project Online Desktop client, which,…


A new Project Online Content Pack for Power BI

*** Update 11/3 – non-English installation?  scroll down to Raphael’s comment where you will find some tips on getting this working *** We are pleased to announce the release of a new Project Online Content Pack for Power BI. Starting October 26 2017, Project Online users will be able to download the new content pack…


Project and Project Server October 2017 Updates Released

Last week the Public Update (PU) for Project Server 2013 and 2016 were released for October 2017 . Client updates were released on October 3rd; server updates on October 10th. 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 Cumulative…

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Streamline cross-team work with the newly integrated Project Online Desktop Client and Microsoft Planner

We have a Guest Post today for the Project Support Blog – over to Yuval Stern to introduce the Project/Planner integration! We are pleased to announce the release of the integration between the Project Online Desktop Client and Microsoft Planner. Starting September 2017, Project users will be able to connect Project tasks to Planner plans….