The Project Online administrator links

This is a DIY post about creating The Project Online administrator links, a Promoted links list with a couple of the most used administrator actions for Project Online. I’ve created the administrator links in Project Online, but it can also be created in much the same way in PPM 2013 and 2016.

The Project Online administrator Links

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Best tools for Project Management: Microsoft Planner

Hi Readers,

A while back, I started a series of posts about the best tools for Project Microsoft Planner Logo
Management. Since then Microsoft created new applications and I would like to take a closer look at one of them: Microsoft Planner! Or how it’s also called: Planner or Planner for Office 365.

I’ll review Planner just like I did with Excel, Project and Project Server. Here goes: Continue reading Best tools for Project Management: Microsoft Planner

Windows 10, Cisco VPN and Surface tablets

Hi readers,Windows 10 logo, no wireless connection

This post is a bit of topic for my frequent readers but I wanted to share some insights on my Windows 10 installation adventure, because I think more people will run into this. On the plus side: it all worked out in the end, and everything is awesome! Continue reading Windows 10, Cisco VPN and Surface tablets

Best tools for project management: Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft Excel logoWelcome to the first post in a new series. In this series I take a close look at 3 Microsoft applications that help people in their Project Management efforts. As a consultant for Microsoft Project (Server) I come across the different maturity levels and I wanted to share my thoughts on the applications and their usefulness in different scenarios. Today I take a look at Microsoft Excel. Continue reading Best tools for project management: Microsoft Excel

What are the best tools for project management?

This is the introductory post of a three part series. In it I will give my view on what (Microsoft) product matches your expectations on Project Management software. I will include my own experience and links to Microsoft pages or other blogs to give you a complete overview.


Edition 26-10-2016: I did another review, this time for Microsoft Planner. Please find the link in the list below.


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Updating the visual reports in MS Project 2010 and 2013

Hello readers,

Recently I got to be more active on the Linkedin forums, and I came across an interesting post that could use some elaboration. It concerns the Visual Reports within Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013. As a standard, these reports are created using old Excel templates. But what if you want to use some nice new features? You would need to save that sheet and move away from the compatibility mode. In this post I will share the things you can do to create stunning reports.

Update feb 2016 —————

Hi there, I uploaded my own versions of the Excel Reports to TechNet (they are also available from the TPC OneDrive). Here is the link to the gallery:

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/An-updated-version-for-the-da120217

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How I passed the Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 exam 70-331

Here is a little celebration post! Yesterday I passed the Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 exam with 725 points. Woohoo! But not only to celebrate, but also to educate: Here are a number of resources I found very useful.

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Windows phone 8 and sync with Google contacts. Error 8007000E (completely unrelated to Project Server)

Hi readers,

I just have to blog about this! I got a Windows Phone, FINALLY. So straight on I start linking the contacts of my Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Outlook accounts. Getting a new phone is a great time to start cleaning up your contact list right? Now here’s the deal, there is a minor issue with synching your Google contacts to the windows phone. It has to do with the images on the contacts, and here in this post I will share the solution that I found. Continue reading Windows phone 8 and sync with Google contacts. Error 8007000E (completely unrelated to Project Server)

Internet Explorer 11, Windows 8.1 and Project Server 2013.

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This is a very specific post only useful for the lucky few. Answer the following questions with Yes and this post will be for you:

  1. Do you have a Project Server 2013 tennent running in your company?
  2. Do you use a Windows 8.1 tablet or desktop?
  3. Are you using Internet Explorer 11 (comes with Windows 8.1)? Continue reading Internet Explorer 11, Windows 8.1 and Project Server 2013.