Project for the web - July 2020 Update

Published Aug 02 2020 08:53 PM 4,452 Views

Our team is focusing on some bigger features that will be released in the next few months. In the meantime, we appreciate your continuous feedback through the “Feedback” button in the product and on UserVoice for Project for the web. Your input helps us focus on developing features that are helpful and improve the experience in Project for everyone!


The new features called out below may look familiar if you follow Project on the Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap,  which gives advanced notice on pending releases of larger features.  Additionally, other new capabilities mentioned in both this blog and future blogs will be appearing in the monthly “What’s new in Project" article, which will list out new larger and smaller features that already have rolled out.


What’s the Latest?


  • Project Operations ~ The Project team has been working with Dynamics 365 to build Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Operations. This product aims to help teams predict, adapt, and rapidly respond to change across their projects and organizations. Announced at the end of June, the Project Operations public preview program is meant to collect feedback and ideas on this product and help us improve it before the product’s general release later this year. If you’re interested in our work with Dynamics 365, be sure to check out their blog post.
  • Documentation ~ The materials to help you leverage Project for the web for your team have been updated. Check out our blog post on Calendars in Project for the web. If you have feedback, feel free to leave comments, and we’ll do our best to get back with you as quickly as we can.
  • Scheduling Changes ~ Our scheduling changes to effort and duration are now available to all organizations using Project for the web. New projects should be scheduled with these changes. We’re working on converting old projects to this new scheme for the next month.


What’s coming next?


  • Teams Integration for Project and Roadmap ~ The native application to add Projects and Roadmaps in Teams is being developed. Keep an eye out for more information on this new feature!
  • Custom Fields at the Task level ~ Create custom fields in Project for the web to allow you to store custom information about your projects!

Answers to top questions:


Q: Any chance of an export feature coming up?


A: A new feature that allows users with an Office 365 license to view a project in read-only mode was rolled out last month. Additionally, we are planning on improving our export capabilities soon. You can follow that development, and let us know what you think here.

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