April Project Update Blog

Published May 03 2021 01:22 PM 3,464 Views

Below is the latest information on Project for the web. If you use on-premises Project and want to learn about Project 2021, please see below or go to the article.

 

New Features:

  • Email assignment notifications ~ Your teammates will receive an email whenever they are assigned a task in Project for the web. Edit your notification settings by clicking on the gear icon in the top Office ribbon and clicking on the “Notification settings” under the Project heading.
  • Actions on Project Home ~ Copy, rename, export, or delete your project directly from Project Home, without needing to open it in the browser.
  • Open task from Project Power Bi Report ~ You can now directly open task details in Project Board from the Project Power Bi ‘Task Overview’ page. You can download the updated content pack available here.

 

 

Upcoming Features

  • Import from Project desktop ~ Import your .mpp files from Project desktop to Project for the web. 
  • Filtering on Board & Timeline views ~ Find your tasks quickly on the Board and Timeline views by filtering by keyword or assignee.

 

Announcing Microsoft Office 2021

The entire Microsoft Office team is excited to announce the commercial preview of Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) for Windows and Office 2021 for Mac. You can learn more about this preview by reading the Tech Community blog post here.

 

Microsoft Project Trivia

Last Month:

Thanks to everyone who put their guesses in the comments last month!

Question: Which type of resource is NOT supported by Project for the web?

A: 

  1. Equipment
  2. Placeholder
  3. Crew
  4. Generic

The correct answer was Placeholder. You can create non-user resources in Project for the web through Power Apps. While you can create Crew & Generic resources through Power Apps, they don't have all the same features as those resources do in Project desktop. To learn more about how non-user resources work in Project for the web, check out our support article here.

 
 

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This Month:

QUESTION: Users with Project Plan 3 or 5 can create roadmaps including all their project information. What year did Roadmap in Microsoft Project first become available to users?

 

 

 

Feedback

Microsoft Project loves feedback! Feel free to leave feedback in the comments of this blog or give us feedback through our in-app feedback button. For the latter option, be sure to leave your email address so we can reach out with any questions or updates we may have.

 

 

 

 

Change Log:

We updated the notes around the Project trivia to more accurately represent how non-user resources work in Project for the web. 

 

 

 

6 Comments
Visitor

Thanks for working hard on this tool and improving it continuously!

As we switch from old and ancient excel tables to Project for the web in my org. we make use of the new features you are currently integrating!

 

What I really don't understand is why I can't access Roadmaps although I have the correct licenses (please find my licenses below (from PowerShell)).

After reading through this article a couple of times (Turn Project for the web or Roadmap on or off for users in your organization - Project for the web |...)
it is not possible to activate roadmaps as the project settings are not visible for my global admin in my org.

 

I already got in touch with Cliff from the Microsoft Community (I cannot find project settings in Admin Center - Microsoft Community).
Cliff couldn't help me as this seems to be an issue in Dynamics 365.

I also asked the dynamics community which couldn't help me.

 

You are my last chance of finding the right solution for this issue!

Thanks in advance for your help!  

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Occasional Contributor

@Felix_F : You need to have a Project Plan 3 or Project Plan 5 license to use Roadmaps. The Project Online licenses that come with Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement plans (like shown) will not work. Also, the 'Project for Office (Plan E3)' is used for the view only access rights. I think once you have at least one licensed user with Project Plan 3 or 5, it will provision Roadmaps for you. I would contact Microsoft to make sure, but those are my thoughts.

Regular Visitor

Every month I hope is the month P4W will be available in GCC.  If anyone can give me some kind of sign that I won't be waiting much longer, it will be greatly appreciated.  

Visitor

The email as assigned works for some projects but many of my projects have tasks months out. If I could remind task owners and project managers of tasks coming that week, due, and past due that would be of the most benefit.

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