March Project Update Blog

Published Apr 01 2021 11:31 AM 7,288 Views

Reimagine Project Management with Microsoft 

If you want to learn about Project, check out the on-demand sessions at the Reimagine Project Management with Microsoft digital event. View the keynote and 6+ hours of demos and product walkthroughs to help you discover and leverage new features and learn best practices in keeping your projects on track. 

  

This conference includes our recorded keynote as well as 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. Our engineering team is hosting live roundtables and boardrooms now through June, so you still have a chance to connect with engineers and find out more about Project.  

You can sign up for free to  check out the entire conference here 

 

 

Microsoft Project Trivia 

Last Month :

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

Question: What year was Microsoft Project first released? 

Answer: 1984 

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

Bonus Answer: Project was the third Windows-based application released by Microsoft. 

 

This Month :

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

A:  

 

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

 

Leave your answer in the comments and check back next month to see if you were right! If you want to learn more about resources & calendars in Project for the web, check out our blog post here 

 

New Features 

  • Export Timeline to PDF ~ All users can print their timeline information to a PDF file. You can do this by going to the Timeline view and clicking the ‘…’ menu in the top-right of the screen.  
  • Email Assignment Notifications ~ Rolling out now, your teammates will get an email whenever they are assigned a task in Project. 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. 
  • Project Accelerator ~ The Project Accelerator allows users to leverage Power Apps to manage the entire lifecycle of their projects, including demand management, financial goals, and more! For more information, check out our blog post on it here. 

Upcoming Features 

  • Import from Project Desktop ~ Import your .mpp files into Project for the web.  
  • Assign tasks to non-group members ~ Assign a task to someone without automatically adding them to your project group. 
  • Actions on Project Home ~  Copy, rename, export, or delete your project directly from Project Home, without needing to open it in the browser.  
  • 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. 
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FAQ: 

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

Q: Why can’t I change my working days on a project? 

A: You actually can change your working days, using work hour templates in Power Apps. Check out our blog post here for more detailed information on how to change your working days. 

Q: How can I change the group on a project in Project for the web? 

A: You can’t change the group assigned to a project in Project for the web. To get around this, we suggest that you make a copy of the project. Copied projects aren’t shared to any groups, so you can assign your copy to the correct group.  

 

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. 

 

 

Change Record:

  • Moved Effort in Project Details Pane from Recent to Upcoming Features. 
4 Comments
Occasional Contributor

A: Placeholder, Crew, and Generic are not supported by Project for the web. The only types supported are User, Contact, Equipment, and Account.

Senior Member

Any movement on the feature that has close to double the next idea? Concerned it's going to be licensing trap and we're going to have to buy dynamics. Two way integration with microsoft planner and Microsoft projects

 

Regular Visitor

Any movement on the second half of the feature mentioned in Dec regarding an alert when a task's due date is coming up?

 

Email notifications: Turn on notifications to see when you are assigned new tasks or alert you when a task’s due date is coming up.  

Regular Visitor

When I change the name of a project from Project Home, the name is not changed when I open the project itself. Does this feature only work in a specified environment? 

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