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Great News and Growth for PM professionals

There is great news and growth for all of us PM professionals out there as reported by the PMI organization. Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across seven project-inte ...

Cool New Features : “From Office Mix to Office 365 Video”

“…Microsoft announced Office 365 Video, a new service of Office 365 that makes it easy to share video inside your organization. Office 365 Video is built on SharePoint Online, powered by Azure Media Services, and leverages Ya ...

Earned Value in Project and Why it is Important

Earned value is a powerful tracking and budgeting feature in Project. Despite the slew of intimidating acronyms that defines it (like AC, BCWP, TPI, EV, and the like), it isn’t especially complicated. Earned value helps you a ...

November 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

Please note that there was an update notice to the update that was released yesterday… “[Update 2014-11-12] When trying to download the fix for KB 2889944 (SharePoint Server 2013 November 2014 CU) you will notice that there a ...

Keeping Clients and Your Business Happy- How to Ensure a Project Stays on Budget

I was just reading this great article on how to keep Projects in Budget. A problem that most of us deal with every day. “Under-promise and over-deliver” is a hallmark of successful service delivery. It’s critical that busines ...

Fixing Powerpivot Table Relationships for Odata

Are you a vlookup veteran?  Were you thrilled when table relationships and Powerpivot became available in Excel? Oh yes. So this week I’m using Powerpivot to create a really cool report in Project Online, where I associa ...

How do I Manage Resources with Project Online?

Here at MS Project Now, we often hear from our customers that they are struggling with managing their resources. It is a common issue at many companies. Project Online makes it easy to effectively manage resources allowing yo ...

OneDrive now with unlimited storage for Office 365 subscribers

From the Microsoft technical team… “Today, storage limits just became a thing of the past with Office 365.  OneDrive and OneDrive for Business will now offer unlimited storage—at no additional cost—to our Office 365 cons ...

Real Time Reporting in Project Online and Project Server 2013 part III

This is the third and final piece of our Real Time Reporting mini series.  The previous posts discussed the primary reporting tools available out of the box, and how to manage the data in a coordinated way so as to produ ...

Win an iPad Mini

There's an app for that, but is there really an app for everything you need that is Project related or for Project Online? This is your chance to get the app that you need the most and win an iPad Mini and who doesn’ ...

What’s new in Microsoft SharePoint Online

“The new SharePoint Online, available with Office 365, includes a wide variety of improvements and new features. Discover how SharePoint Online can help you share your work and work with others, organize your projects and tea ...

Performance and Scale Improvement Coming to Project Online

To provide a better user experience and support the scale at which customers operate, Microsoft has started to roll out performance enhancements to Project Online tenants worldwide. Here are a few of the improvements: Proj ...

Create OData Report with Project Server 2013: quick start

We receive questions on how to leverage the OData connections quite often, therefore, I thought I’d write up a quick-start.Navigate to the Business Intelligence/Reports section of PWALocate your OData connections.  There ...

Disaster Recovery Plans a Priority for MS Project Now & Microsoft Azure

One of the most important services you need is one you hope you will never need—disaster recovery. In an ideal world, data would never become corrupt, servers would never fail, and natural disasters would never happen, but ...

Office 365 Administration–Definition of links in the portal

Trying to make sense of your Office 365 Dashboard/Portal?   Microsoft has issued a new article explaining what each of those links mean. To read the full article click here.Office 365 Admin Center Office 36 ...

Real Time Reporting in Project Online and Project Server 2013 part II

Last week we talked about which reporting tools are real time in Project Online and Project Server 2013: Real Time Reporting in Project Online and Project Server 2013. This week, let’s talk about the data behind that r ...

Why Customers Want to Work With MS Project Now

We recently received some great feedback from a new client on why they chose to work with MS Project Now over other consultants. We wanted to share it with you. After reviewing all the competing proposals from other consultin ...

Announcing availability of new Office 365 plans for small and midsized businesses

The new Office 365 plans for SMBs are:Office 365 Business: The full Office applications—Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher and OneDrive for Business cloud storage, which makes it easy to access, ed ...

Real-Time Reporting in Project Online and Project Server 2013

One thing that can make our rollout of Microsoft Project a success is understanding how our data shows up in reporting and views.  This is true whether we’re using Project Online or Project Server. At MS Project N ...

Project Server 2013 known issues

Hey Folks.  We were recently working with a customer experiencing an issue with their Excel/OData reports not refreshing.  We stumbled across this which solved our issue.  Referenced from office.com   ...

Error: ReportingProjectChangeMessageFailed with Project Server 2010

Hello,We recently had a customer who was receiving the error below when publishing one of their projects.  The error was a Reporting job fail, therefore, the reporting database was not reflecting the correct information ...

MS Project Server Training for a Global Workforce

A recent client wanted MS Project Now to help them quickly and efficiently upgrade them from Project Server 2007 to 2013. One of their big concerns was in training their global workforce. This company needed specific classe ...

Delve, Office Graph must transcend Office 365 to be revolutionary

Awesome new technology is coming down the pipeline for Microsoft that integrates with O365, SharePoint, Yammer, etc.   What will this Delve, Office Graph technology do?“Delve specifically is designed to intelligentl ...

Office 365: Assess the Top Cloud Security Threats

Cloud security and data privacy are incredibly hot topics right now. Microsoft is amazing when it comes to tackling the topic of security. Microsoft notes that the top 5 threats they most often hear from companies and institu ...

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