Why do I need Project Online?

Project online lets your company make data driven decisions. We all need the help with what projects to move forward with and how to manage and utilize our current resources? Project Online can help. Project Online makes data ...

New Principal Consultant Laura Crawford added to our Atlanta, GA Office

MS Project Now is very pleased announce the addition of our newest Principal Consultant Laura Crawford. Laura will be based out of our Atlanta, GA office. Laura is extremely qualified, she has a wealth of knowledge and experi ...

Project Server 2013 upgrade – This site has not been shared with you….

Hello, I cannot even recall how many times I have seen this error when working on either moving a Project Server or SharePoint instance to a different server/domain/etc., or performing an upgrade.  Lets just say I’ve en ...

Talent Management – 6 PMO Best Practices

A recent report by PMI determined several key factors in acquiring and retaining PM talent and some great tips on best practices. Organizations need to lead and direct projects and programs—not just manage them. The well-rou ...

8 Skills to Look for in IT Project Managers

As the economy continues to improve, companies need more Project Managers. Some Project Management skills are needed across the board- attention to detail, focus on process, time management and capability to multitask, for in ...

The Cloud in Review and Why Your Business Needs it in 2015

The cloud is one of the most disruptive forces in modern business. It’s also one of the biggest buzzwords, and there may be just as much confusion about the cloud as there are groundbreaking developments. Here is a roundup of ...

It’s 2015 are you ready for Microsoft Project?

If you are using an older version of Project or have just been on the fence about moving to Microsoft Project, there has never been a better time! Microsoft Project Professional 2013 gives you powerful new ways to effectively ...

Tips for Using Excel Web Services for Project Server BI

This week we were working on an Excel Services report that pulls data from Project view tables, Resources, Tasks and Assignments. Luckily, we have Power Pivot available to help join these tables, right? We started pulling t ...

11 Project Management Tips for Setting and Managing Expectations

All of us in Project Management roles struggle daily with setting and managing expectations for our teams. Keeping projects on track – especially with constant change requests and additions, is a project manager's greatest ch ...

8 Things Really Efficient People Do

We here at MS Project Now are always looking for ways to improve our productivity and get more done- on time and under budget. It never seems like there is enough time in the day. So we really liked this article from Inc Maga ...

Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle–When does my product support expire?

I was recently asked by a client how long their Microsoft product support lasted and I stumbled upon the Product Lifecycle database.   I have taken an extract for products pertaining to the Project Server family.&nb ...

7 Tips for a Successful Project

This is a great list of tips to keep in mind as you kick off a new project: Ensure that you have the full project detail up front Set realistic expectations Establish measurable and reportable criteria for success Select ...

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 ...