Microsoft Project Online – Where did my reports go?!

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Understanding the latest update to Project Online reporting structure

In recent discussions with our clients, we understand that the immediacy that software-as-a-service (SaaS) provides is both a benefit and a challenge. It gives you the opportunity to benefit from the latest and greatest features but it imposes a challenge in that you have little or no time to prepare for the delivery of new features.

 

This is the case with the new library-based reporting structure Microsoft is deploying to Project Online. The new structure addresses one of the most common support questions but it comes at a cost in that your PWA’s BI Center sub-site is no longer the default for reports. The links on your homepage have been updated to point to new reporting libraries, a location that’s more easily discoverable by new and inexperienced users.

 

You have two choices to fix your reporting experience:

1.  Continue to use the same location (simplest solution): You will need to revert the changes made to the homepage’s reporting links to point them to the old location. To do this, follow these instructions under “Continue using your existing BI center site” section
2.  Use the new reporting libraries (recommended future proof solution): This is the best approach as it will ensure that you get the latest features and changes from Microsoft. To do this, follow these instructions under “Use the new Reports library” section.
Unless you have a large number of reports and many users and documents linking to them directly, we recommend that you move your reports and use the new reporting libraries. This is the future-proof solution because, all updates and changes to the reporting solution will assume your reports are in the libraries.

 

We are here to help so comment below with questions, give us a call at: 866.362.3847 or visit us at www.advisicon.com

IPM Day 2012: Meet Cindy Lewis, Our New MVP

Cindy Lewis (MVP) on International Project Management Day

Once again, [International Project Management Day](http://internationalpmday.org/about-ipm-day/ “Learn about IPM Day on the official website”) approaches! Since 2004, the first Thursday of every November has been IPM Day: a day to recognize project managers and their teams.

Project management practitioners contribute to the success of their organizations daily. These are the people who help to ensure high quality products and services are delivered. They work to improve productivity. Their methodologies control costs and increase efficiency. And they do all of this while managing scope.

IPM Day celebrates the contributions of these fine individuals to their organizations and to the field of project management itself. Read More

Project 2013 & Project Server 2013 at PMI Willamette Valley

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Today I will be starting the lecture circuit for PMI where I will be showcasing Microsoft Project, Project Server, and SharePoint Business Intelligence for both the current version and for [Project Online](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=257733 “Try the Project Online Preview”) and [Project Server 2013](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973403.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_120_1_33 “Download Microsoft Project Server 2013 Preview”).

I am super excited about helping people understand the key differences between what the Online presence of [Project Professional 2013](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973401.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_119_1_33 “Download Microsoft Project Professional 2013 Preview”), [Office 2013](http://blog.advisicon.com/2012/07/20/project-13-and-office-13-out-for-review/ “Project Professional 2013 Preview and Office 13 Out for Review | Advisicon Blog”), [SharePoint 2013](http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/sharepoint.aspx “Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Preview”), and Project Server 2013 will do.  With the ever increasing demand for better, faster and easier web accessibility to manage projects, programs and portfolios, Project 2013 provides a continued march to a more powerful extension of features in previous versions only in the desktop and now embedded online. Read More

Remembering Eric Jennett

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Pictured here is Eric Jennett receiving the Jim O-Brien Lifetime Achievement Award from Jim himself. The Award is given annually by the PMI Scheduling Community for significant lifetime contribution to the scheduling profession.

I first met Eric Jennett at the 5th Annual PMI College of Scheduling conference in Chicago in 2008. Eric was the recipient of the Jim O’Brien Lifetime Achievement award.

I had heard of PMP #1, however I was now talking to the man, sitting in awe with Eric following the award dinner. Not only was I talking to the man that started it all, but everything he was now saying to me still made sense, some 40 years later. Eric was a key driving force behind the growth of an organization that 40 year later grew more than 350 times their wildest expectations (that red-line on the chart below is an exponential curve overlaid on 40 years of membership growth at PMI) … Project Managers can sometimes be extremely conservative in their estimates.
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