Project for the web Feedback portal update April 2022

New features come in monthly. And for Project for the web there’s a Feedback portal that we can use to let Microsoft know what to build next. This is the fourth post in the series regarding the Feedback portal. And if you have been following along you might already know what’s coming. Previous posts can be found here, here and here.

For all the rest of you, I’ll look at previously discussed feature requests. And I’ll pick a new one and discuss the feature. If it’s a cool feature you might want to vote for it, it helps Microsoft focus on creating the features we want in the tool.

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UserVoice #1: Adding a Baseline Alias in Microsoft Project

Hi reader,

As mentioned in the introduction post, this is the start of a new series on TPC. In the posts I’ll pick apart a specific UserVoice item that’s on the Microsoft Project UserVoice page. Today I’d like to discuss this suggestion:

A UserVoice suggestion, baseline related. Continue reading UserVoice #1: Adding a Baseline Alias in Microsoft Project

3 favorite Microsoft Project reports

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In this post I would like to share my 3 favorite Microsoft Project Reports. Be aware that these are reports created using the technology that has been available since the 2013 version of Project. If you are curious about older reports have a look at this post about “updating the visual reports“.

Microsoft Project reports - Reporting ribbon in Project Pro for office 365

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About, the about posts on TPC

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Here is just a short post that explains a little about the content of this blog. I write about a large number of topics within MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. Every now and then I get a influx on writing inspiration and I write a big post. Most of the time these big posts are highly focused on a specific subject, therefore I call them the “About …” posts. So far there are 11, most recently: About the Microsoft Project UserVoice. Continue reading About, the about posts on TPC

About start dates in Microsoft Project

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It’s been a busy month but here I am again with a new post. This post will be all about the different start dates Microsoft Project has to offer and what you can expect from them. We all know “start date” and most of you will be familiar with “baseline start date”. However, there are more! Hope you enjoy the post, let me know if I missed anything. I will be using MS Project professional 2013 in examples.

Just a small update, I got connected with Webucator, they created a video based on this post. Have a look here.

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Featured on The Microsoft Project Podcast

Hi readers,

Have you ever wondered “what does that Van Hurck guy actually sound like?”. Well fear not, I recently got a LinkedIn message from Prasanna Adavi:

“I wanted to invite you to be a guest for an episode on MS Project Podcast. Do you think you can do it?” Continue reading Featured on The Microsoft Project Podcast

The 80-20 for Microsoft Project

During the two weeks I was taking care of little Wendy I also started reading The Four Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss. And apart from being an excellent guide to rapid fat-loss and perfecting sleep, there is one real interesting concept that got stuck in my mind: The Pareto or 80-20 principle. Tim is a great source for finding the 20% that produces 80% of the desired results. Now, let’s find out that 20% for Microsoft Project use!

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Building a scope creep view

Dominic Moss commented on the about baselines post with a nice suggestion. He talks about creating a view that shows a bar that gives the difference between actual finish dates and the proposed finish date captured in baseline(n). I told him that I would consider building this view and posting it on my blog. Today is that day Dominic, and I hope you like what I have done with your suggestion. Let’s build this:

Scope Creep View Finished
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Multiple Baselines – Guest post

Hello readers, welcome to a very special blog post. I have talked about doing guest posts earlier and here is the very first. I would like to introduce you to Bonnie Biafore, a best-selling author of more than 25 books, who recently completely redesigned her website. I got to know Bonnie through LinkedIn forums and decided it would be a good idea to get together on the Project Conference to explore the options of working together. We decided to create a blog post about baselines, to closely link to earlier posts I did on the subject. We even have a special offer for the readers at the end of the post, so stick around. Without further ado, here is the post on Multiple Baselines.

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