Project Online: Having problems filtering with strings in OData?

***4/26/2016 – You should no longer need to encode strings as our Cloud BI team have deployed some updates to resolve the issue of filtering with strings – if you don’t see it fixed yet tehn it should be very shortly.  Sorry for the inconvenience. *** *** 11/30/2015 – Quick update – again thanks Alex…


Project Online: Notifications coming soon!

You may already have seen some other posts on this topic – and notifications in Project Online (aka Alerts and Reminders) will be rolling out to everyone soon.  Some of you may already be seeing the option on Additional Server Settings – and some will have started seeing some e-mails even though they haven’t yet…


Project Online: Resource Plan migration expectations

We should now be at 100% in terms of the roll-out of the Resource Management feature to our Project Online customers – so all of you have the chance to activate the feature – and we do still recommend that you first do this on your non-production tenant (you have 7 PWA instances you can…


Creating Project Pro Accounts with PowerShell

I just posted a PowerShell script shared by Chris Boyd from the Project Product Group that allows you to create new accounts to connect from Project Pro for Office 365 or Project Professional  to Project Online or Project Server.  This, in combination with Group Policy could be used to set accounts for many users in…


Project Online: Resource Management and Capacity Planning

I had a nice surprise when visiting my Project Online support tenant today – I can see that the new Resource Management and Capacity Planning features have been rolled out to my tenant.  The roll out started today (9/23/2015) and could take a little while before every tenant has the opportunity to activate the tenant…


Licensing delays with new subscriptions to Project Pro for Office 365

We have heard from a few customers trying to use their newly assigned licenses for Project Pro for Office 365 that they are getting errors such as: The account <account name> isn’t associated with this Office product The products we found in your account can’t be used to activate Project Pro for Office 365 See…


Project Online: Migration into or between PWA sites and tenants

We get quite a few questions on this topic of migration to the cloud, so for example Project Server 2010 or Project Server 2013 to Project Online – and also moving data between tenants.  Perhaps a trial to the real one – or even making a copy of production in another PWA instance in the…


Project Online: OData–refreshing reports when changing languages

Thanks to Alex Silva for suggesting this posting – following hot on the heels of the reserved word post.  This relates to the differences seen when retrieving reports with OData in different languages.  In the previous post I showed how you could get different results by inserting the [LCID String] such as [pt-BR] to get…


Project Online and OData–Reserved Words

This does also apply to Project Server 2013, and will to Project Server 2016 too – but mostly OData will be used in the Project Online space.  You can hit issues when using certain names for your custom fields if they clash with the names we are using for properties in the OData feeds.  We…


Project Online: Performance guidance and updating custom fields

A couple of great new articles came out last week – some of these were also presented as part of the sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2015 – full list of Project sessions on my blog at Recorded Session on Project from Ignite 2015. The first covers tuning suggestions to get the best performance from your…