February Project Update Blog

Published Mar 01 2021 11:46 AM 3,085 Views

Microsoft Project Trivia!

We’re starting trivia this month to help people learn more about Microsoft Project & its history. Leave your guesses to these questions in the comments & check back next month to see if you were right!

Question: What year was Microsoft Project first released?

Bonus: How many Windows applications did Microsoft release before Project?

 

Reimagine Project Management with Microsoft

Microsoft Project is hosting a free digital event to help our users learn more about how to leverage Project, Microsoft Planner, and Dynamics 365 Project Operations to best manage your projects – both big and small!

This includes 6+ hours of on-demand demos and product walkthroughs to help you discover and leverage new features and learn best practices to keep your projects on track. Get tailored guidance directly from the engineering teams behind these products.

 

This event goes live on March 18th, 2021. You can learn more here.

 

New Features

  • Flexible Deployment for Project for the web ~ This feature is now available to all users! Create different environments for Project for the web based on organization, business unit, or team needs. Check out our blog post to learn more about this new experience
  • Filter on Project Home ~ Use a search bar to easily find your projects on Project Home.

Upcoming Features

  • Export Timeline to PDF ~ Print your timeline information to a PDF so you can share your project schedule with external stakeholders.
  • Project Accelerator ~ The Project Accelerator allows users to leverage Power Apps to manage the entire lifecycle of your projects, including demand management, financial goals, team development, and artifact tracking.
  • Assign tasks to non-group members ~ Assign a task to someone without automatically adding them to your project group.
  • Effort in the Project details pane ~ See overall effort on your project directly in the Project details pane, including the total effort, completed effort for your project, and remaining effort on your whole project.

 

 

FAQ:

This section includes questions we see frequently, either through the in-app Feedback button or from the comments of last month’s blog.

Q: What dependencies are supported in Project for the web?

A: Project for the web currently only supports Finish-to-Start dependencies. If you need additional dependencies, please submit feedback using our in-app “Feedback” button in the top-right corner of the product. This best helps us keep track of customer needs.

 

Q: Where are attachments stored in Project?

A: You can find all your attached files in your Team’s SharePoint library.

Note that you can't attach files to tasks in Project unless you have already shared your project to a group. You can do this by using the “Group members” button in the top-right corner of the product.

You can attach links to your tasks even before you add a group to your project.

 

We want to hear from you! If you have feedback, submit it by using the “Feedback” button in Project for the web. Make sure to include your email address so we can contact you directly with any follow up questions or comments. Your comments on our blog posts are also monitored, so let us know what you think about this or other articles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments
Senior Member

Question: MS Project initial release in 1984.

Bonus: One before 1984, MS Word in 1983

Senior Member

Hello - are you able to share any details on when Project Accelerator will be available?  We were hoping that it would be announced at Ignite today - but was not able to find any details.  thanks!

New Contributor

Hi,

we use Microsoft Project and last week we started to use the Teams app Project, but we can't view and manage tasks and projects in the app Task by planner.

How to view and manage (in the same way of Planner) the tasks that we create and manage in Microsoft Projects? is it available an app in teams? Microsoft are thinking to implement a new app in Teams (Task by projects?) or to implement Task by planner?

Many thanks

 
 
New Contributor

Hi,

we use Microsoft Project and last week we started to use the Teams app Project, but we can't view and manage tasks and projects in the app Task by planner.

How to view and manage (in the same way of Planner) the tasks that we create and manage in Microsoft Projects? is it available an app in teams? Microsoft are thinking to implement a new app in Teams (Task by projects?) or to implement Task by planner?

Many thanks

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