Feb 17 2022 10:08 AM
Feb 17 2022 10:08 AM
My company uses Microsoft Teams and there are a small number of us in the business with MS Project licences. We manage the projects for the other areas of the business and we give our clients access to a shared teams site for the purpose of communication and document sharing.
I have created a Project in the teams site by means of
Adding a new tab
Selecting the project app
For the sake of this example, let's call it "Teams_Project".
Now I would like to update that project using the desktop client. Advertising literature seems to suggest it's possible but I cannot see how.
If I go to https://project.microsoft.com/en-GB/ I can see Teams_Project. I can update it in Project for the Web. I can also see from this page that my default PWA site is https://companyname.sharepoint.com/sites/pwa (companyname is the correct SharePoint URL for my company)
I have gone to the desktop app and, in the info section, added a new project web app account that matches the site url above. In the first instance I received an error message that it couldn't connect. So I went along to the URL and found I needed permissions. Our admin allowed me full control and I can now access the site using the desktop app.
However, I cannot see Teams_Project. I've run a test, and saved a file called "Desktop_Project". I can see this when I go to https://project.microsoft.com/en-GB/ but not when I go to https://companyname.sharepoint.com/sites/pwa
If I try to add a new project tab in teams, I can only add Teams_Project or create a new team.
What do I need to do to get them talking to each other? Is there something painfully obvious Im missing or can anyone point me towards a guide that might help?
This is one of the most complicated setup processses. I really think there should just be an option in Teams to "Open in Desktop App" like all other MS Office files.
Feb 18 2022 04:49 AMSolution
Feb 18 2022 08:09 AM
This is pretty awful news and a major flaw. I've got a team of people all using MS Project on a daily basis and they are telling me that Project Online doesn't replicate the functionality of the application. As a result, they do not want to move to it.
Honestly, at this point this is a real showstopper for us.
Feb 21 2022 04:50 AM