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Project Online – The Timeline in Project Web Access

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With the Project Preview that started in July I had the time to test out Project Online. For people that do not know what Project Online is, it is basically Project Server 2013 in the cloud.

Previously made a post about the Project Professional Timeline and how you can use it. That post you can find here and this post is a little addition as Project Online has the Timeline in Project Web Access. I personally really like this addition to Project Web Access as it gives you a nice graphical presentation of your project. However there is a little more in Project Online.

Project Online is still in the preview version this is not the final product so changes can still be made.

So what is it?

Next to the normal functionality of the timeline what is now available in Project Web Access you have the added ability to add projects to the timeline. This enables you to make a graphical presentation of all your projects over time or just a subset of your projects whatever you prefer. So you are basically able to make your own Project Calendar pretty neat right?

So how does it work?

The timeline view in Project Web Access work the same as it does in Project Professional. Go to your project and select the task you want to add to the timeline.

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Click add to timeline and you are done. From here you have the options to give them any color you want, make callout tasks and so on.

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How can I do this for Projects?

When you are in project center you can select a project and in your projects menu you can select add project. If you want you can even add tasks to that view from a selected project.

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When your done adding your projects to the timeline you can create something like this.

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Pretty cool I would say. With just a few mouse clicks you can make a graphical presentation of your entire portfolio. If you click on a specific project in the timeline you can even open de project directly from the there.

Microsoft really tried to make Project Web Access as good as it can get. All these little features really make it easy for a project manager to do most of his work just from his browser.

via SpeakingSilent » Robin Kruithof http://speakingsilent.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/project-online-the-timeline-in-project-web-access/

Robin Kruithof
I am Robin Kruithof. I am working at CXS in the Netherlands as a Microsoft Project Consultant. My passion lies in Project Management and everything in the Project Management domain.

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

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