UserVoice #7: a final note

During the reimagine Project Management with Microsoft I had a short breakout session. I choose a topic that has frequented the blog as well.

In the session we discussed some of the top UserVoice items and Brian Smith (Senior Escalation Engineer at Microsoft) mentioned this article to me.

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Reimagine Project Management with Microsoft event recap

I know I mentioned in blog posts and newsletters that I would be moving more towards the Power Platform . So, it might come as a surprise to see a post (after so long) about Project Management on the blog.

But actually, it’s still very close to my goal of more Power Platform AND my goal to keep writing about project and project management.

On 18 March 2021 Microsoft launched the Reimagine Project Management with Microsoft event. And together with 7 thousand others I was there to watch and learn. Here’s a recap of the event. Which is still available for you to sign up to (on demand).

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Third year as an MVP!

Hi reader,
Just a short post to celibrate that for the third time in a row I’ve been rewarded with the MVP status by Microsoft!

I’m very happy to be awarded the title Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft.

The contributions

MVP’s get rewarded for their contributions in the technical communities worldwide. Just to give you a brief overview of my contributions last year:

  • YouTube channel, my current main focus.
  • This blog site, now mainly focussed on Power Apps solutions in relation to project management.
  • MPUG community contributions.

Thanks Microsoft, and thank you everyone that supported my endevours to share knowledge. It’s a lot of fun, and there’s more to come!

Erik

Two favorite Project reports, Online edition

Four years ago I published the 3 favorite Microsoft Project reports post. And for the second year in a row it’s the most visited post on TPC. By far! And with two thousand views already this year, I’m expecting another clear winner this year (runner up “About percent complete” is good for almost half that amount of views).

It’s difficult to recreate good “ever green” content, it’s clear that the article has everything people look for. Maybe it’s the list of actions required for a successful report in Microsoft Project. Or maybe it’s because the article describes 3 reports I like the best.

Save to say I wanted to create a follow up article. This time I’m expanding my view to the cloud. More specifically, the Microsoft project management cloud solutions.

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Covid-19, raising awareness

Hi reader,

You might be thinking “hold on Erik is a Project blogger, what’s going on here?!”. And yes you are right, normally I would write about Project and Portfolio management, Power BI or Microsoft’s host of other cool applications (such as Teams and the combo with Project Online).

But, you must also agree with me that these aren’t normal circumstances anymore right?

The Netherlands is currently hit with closed schools, musea and other measures. We aren’t on complete lockdown yet, but who knows this might happen in the coming days.

That’s why I wrote this article to help raise awareness on the Covid-19 pandamic and share some reports and articles created by (hopefully) way smarter people then me.

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Create a Power BI report that shows all files in Project Online

Hi reader,
I was recently asked by one of my clients to give them an exact number of all the files that were in the Project Online environment. The reason behind it was that the organisation wants to use Microsoft Teams to store all project related files instead of the classic Project Sites.

This is of course music to my ears! I get to play around with Power BI and the client is moving towards a future where Teams is available to all their teammembers. You might remember my previous video in which I share how to connect Teams with Project Online.

In this article I’ll share with you the steps I took to create this report. Then, at the end of the article I’ll share the video on how to do it. And as a final offer, I’ll give you the template I created so that you can do it even faster yourselves. Sounds goud? Here we go!

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Project Home, Roadmap and now the new Project for the Web

At the time of writing there’s a considerable buzz happening around “something new” to the Microsoft PPM offering. You might have seen Project Home and Roadmap already. And just recently (as of October 2019) a new Project experience is introduced: Project for the Web.

And a little disclaimer: I started this post end of November 2019 but due to a busy work schedule, move to a new house and subsequent flu outbreak only got to finishing it today. So, as this is the first real post of 2020: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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