CPS’ #ProjectServer Plus solution is an Award Finalist at the #Microsoft Partner Awards #WPC14 #ProjectOnline

Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

I am pleased to announce that CPS’s Project Server Plus solution was an Award Finalist in the recent Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2014 in the Project and Portfolio Management Competency.

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http://bit.ly/1hvTq0n 

For a full list of winners and finalists see:

http://bit.ly/1hVYNAB

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#ProjectServer 2013 / #ProjectOnline project fields displayed on project site #JavaScript #jQuery

Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

Just a quick post to highlight a new script I have published this evening. This displays project fields on the associated project site. A full blog post will be coming soon that explains how to use the script and what would need modifying for your environment (custom fields etc.). The script can be downloaded below:

http://bit.ly/1wWzbNv

A screen shot of the output is below:

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The RAG Status background colour and font colour update based on the custom field value.

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Increase the width of a #ProjectServer text field on a PDP #PS2013 #ProjectOnline #JavaScript #jQuery #SharePoint

Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

While working on a client site today the client wanted to increase the input box for a single line of text field on the PDP to help when typing data / viewing what you have already typed. As the box is quite small the text at the start of the box disappears as you type. See below:

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Text entered:

“This is a new comment in a single line of text field. As I type the text disappears from view making it difficult to review”

One option is to increase the width of the input box. You can do this with JavaScript / jQuery. The jQuery to do this is below. As you can see you will need the input box id.

1 <script type="text/javascript" src="/PWA/SiteAssets/jquery-1.8.3.min.js"></script> 2 <script> 3 $(document).ready(function(){ 4 $("#idCF_41396333-22dd-e311-9430-00155d15d1fe").width(750); 5 }); 6 </script>

To get the ID, use the browser dev tools and select the correct element:

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In the highlighted html you will see a property called ID, shown below in bold:

<input name="ctl00$ctl40$g_e2fda013_167b_4aa4_96c8_3c3437803054$ctl00$pfp_Repeater$ctl24$idCF_41396333-22dd-e311-9430-00155d15d1fe" title="Test Single Lint of Text" id="idCF_41396333-22dd-e311-9430-00155d15d1fe" type="text" size="50" maxlength="255" GUID="41396333-22dd-e311-9430-00155d15d1fe"/>

Copy the ID value and update the script below with the correct ID:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/PWA/SiteAssets/jquery-1.8.3.min.js"></script>

<script>

$(document).ready(function(){

$("#idCF_41396333-22dd-e311-9430-00155d15d1fe").width(750);

});

</script>

Add to the script to the correct PDP either using a script editor web part directly or save the js file, upload to PWA and reference the file using a content editor web part. The script will also need access to the jQuery library. Once complete you will see the wider input box:

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#ProjectServer #project milestones on the project site #ProjectOnline #PS2013 #SharePoint #JavaScript #jQuery #SP2013 #Office365

Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

This is another script I have written and published yesterday. It will display any project milestones on the associated project site. This JavaScript file can be downloaded from the Microsoft Script gallery:

http://bit.ly/1iJDdTn

To get the script to work you will need to download the following jQuery library:

jquery-1.8.3.min.js – jQuery download

A later version of this library may work but this was the one I used / tested with.

Upload this library to your PWA site collection then update the script file with the correct location. I uploaded this file to the site assets library as you can see in the code below:

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Also notice the reference to the default SharePoint JS files and the two references to the Data tables CSS and JS files. I just referenced the hosted files but you could download these and host them yourself – if hosting the data table files yourself you will need more than just the two files reference here.

Add the script to your PWA site collection, I uploaded this to the Style Library. Then add a content editor web part to the project site and reference the uploaded project milestones JS file. If you want this to be on all project sites then you would need to create a new project site template.

Once added to a project site the milestones will be visible for that project:

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The table can be sorted using the controls on the table.

If no milestones exist in the associated project then the table displays the default no data available message:

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Create a milestone in that project and you will see that appear on the associated project site after publishing:

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A nice simple script to allow your users to see project milestones on the Project Site. Download today and try it Smile

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Most Business Value #App for #Office #Project 2013 just got better #Office365 #ProjectOnline

Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

CPS’ free Task Auditor App for Project 2013 just got better. The App that won 1st place for Most Business Value in the recent App Awards now supports Dutch and Swedish locales. Download today:

http://bit.ly/1jeaOQV

See the blog post below for details on the app:

http://bit.ly/1dlln6y

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#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 SP1 re-released #ps2013 #sp2013 #office2013

April 29, 2014 Leave a comment
There is lot of noise over the web related to Service Pack 1 of MS Office 2013 products, it was released with much of an applaud then deactivated due to issue and then re-released with lot of clarifications :) because in between deactivation and re-release of SP1, April 2014 CU for Project Server and SharePoint 2013 was also released.

So let me kill all this unnecessary noise with the final announcement that Service Pack 1 is now available to download, and all the clarifications in a nut shell is that Just apply this SP1 to your environment even if you have applied the previously released SP, and also feel free to apply this SP1 if you have April 2014 CU in place.  don’t forget to  run the configuration wizard in the end :)

Also do not forget that unlike old times, this SP1 is not a roll up package, which mean you should install SharePoint 2013 SP1 + Project Server 2013 SP1 and then run the configuration wizard in the end.

Download links for updated SP1:

For details please see Brian Smith post, you can find details of almost all the queries in your mind on his blog post.

Also see Stefan Bogner’s post for details related to Service Pack 1 release announcement and clarifications.

As always try any patches in your test environment prior to apply to production.

Happy patching :D

via All about Enterprise Project Management (EPM) http://bit.ly/1nYGfDy

Khurram Jamshed
The author of the blog has an extensive experience of working as an EPM Consultant. Currently he is located in Dubai, UAE and working for Microsoft partner organization as Project Server specialist. He has a thorough experience of providing Project Management technical/functional consultancy to all sort of organizations. He is a certified PMP, a Project Server MCITP, and also received a MS community contributor award 2011.

This article has been cross posted from khurramjamshed.blogspot.com/ (original article)

New Risk Matrix #App for #ProjectOnline & #ProjectServer #PS2013 #SharePoint 2013 #Office365 #PM #PMO #Project #BI #Risk

April 26, 2014 Leave a comment
Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

CPS’ 4th app is now available in the Microsoft App Store. The app is called “Risk Matrix” and can be downloaded here:

http://bit.ly/1lTp4C1

The Project Server Plus Risk Matrix app will give great visibility of project risks plotted on a 5 x 5 grid based on the impact and probability values.

This app will allow users to quickly visualize the risks and make management decisions. The user can quickly see the Lync presence and easily communicate to either the risk owner or the user who is assigned to the risk using the Lync integration feature.

The Project Server Plus Risk Matrix app integrates into the Project Web App via the Project Center, Project Details Page and in the Project Site.

From the Project Center:

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In a Project Detail Page:

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From a Project Site:

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Full Lync integration:

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Download today and take a look using the free trial.

To see the CPS app store click the link below:

http://bit.ly/1jP3EJC

Look out for more new apps coming soon.

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