Project Server PFE Team Blog

This is the Project Server PFE Team Blog. Premier Field Engineers who support Project Server around the globe contribute to this blog.

You are about to reach the limit of 2000 Project Sites. Now what?

Few of my Project Online customers have recently reached out me stating that either they are about...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 01/05/2019

Lately, I have started receiving requests from many of my customers related to the Resource/Project...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 11/12/2018

Make Advanced Search option available in SharePoint Online or in Project Online Site.

I recently got a request where my customer wanted to see Advanced Search option in SharePoint Online...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 10/11/2017

Project Online/Server Custom field with People Picker

Requirement One of my customers recently came up with a requirement, where my customer wanted to get...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 08/04/2017

Project Server 2016 - Save engagements did not succeed

Issue - Project Managers get below error, while saving Project Plan in Project Professional 2016. It...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 05/04/2017

Invalid version of project database: 4.0.0.0. The supported version is '15.0.347.0' or higher.

Issue While upgrading Project Server database from Project Server 2013 to Project Server 2016, below...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 04/14/2017

Periodic Tasks for Project Managers

Periodic Tasks for Project Managers ? Daily Check the queue for Failed and Blocking jobs related to...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 03/22/2016

Project Server 2010, 2013 and 2016 March 2016 PU Announcement

Brian Smith has posted the March 2016 PU announcement for Project Server on the Project Support...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 03/21/2016

Project Server 2016 upgrade error - "The project schema has not been provisioned in Content database"

Upgrade to Project Server 2016 environment fails with below error message. Migrate-SPProjectDatabase...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 03/15/2016

Tell the Product Group what you want to see!

The Product Group wants to know how Microsoft can improve SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online,...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 02/04/2016

403 error in IE when accessing the Project Online OData feed URL

This morning, I fired up my Microsoft Edge browser to connect to my demo tenant for Project Online...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 12/18/2015

Time to create timesheet periods for 2016!

My customers are starting to send me questions about setting up timesheets for 2016, so here's...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 11/25/2015

Where did "Close tasks to updates" go in Project Server 2013/Project Online?

In performing some troubleshooting today for Project Online, I went to "Close tasks to...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 11/13/2015

Email notifications available in Project Online

Email notifications are available now in Project Online! Turn on notifications in Project Online -...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 10/26/2015

SharePoint and Project Online roadmaps

I thought I had posted about this already. Go to the Office 365 Customer Success Center to see the...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 09/23/2015

MPUG has a neat article about reporting in Project Server.

If you are not subscribed to receive updates from http://www.mpug.com/, I would recommend you...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 08/11/2015

I received a question on how to add a hyperlink next to a Project Plan in a Project Center view....

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 07/27/2015

Real world problems upgrading to Project Server 2013

I recently helped a customer upgrade from Project Server 2010 to Project Server 2013. In the course...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 07/07/2015

Active Directory Synchronization job fails or partially fails in Project Server 2013.

================================== Detail/background of the intermittent issue AD Sync process...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 06/05/2015

Project Creating Report Center Web failed

I'm not sure how many of you have run into this delightful error when standing up a PWA site but...

Author: Joshua Wirth - PFE Project Server Date: 05/20/2015

About Project Server page doesn't show correct number of project professional users

While working with a few Project Server 2010 and Project Server 2007 customers, I learned that their...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 04/26/2015

SPUpdatedConcurrencyException: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action.

I frequently build and tear down PWA instances on my test servers. Today on my Project Server 2013...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 04/22/2015

Community Updates - April 2015

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our monthly blog post about what is happening in the PPM...

Author: Paulo de Oliveira Jr Date: 04/15/2015

Act as delegate causes inability to connect with Project Pro

Lately, I have been troubleshooting quite a bit in Project Server 2013's PWA and Project Pro...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 03/16/2015

Project Server 2013 and Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Supported?

I have received a number of questions from our customers lately asking if SQL Server 2014 is...

Author: Bernie Emerson, MSFT Date: 03/08/2015

Project Server 2013 Performance Recommendations

Project Server is sensitive tool with regard to performance. When we plan to install and configure...

Author: Douglas Anunciação Date: 03/04/2015

Community Updates - March 2015

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our monthly blog post about what is happening in the PPM...

Author: Paulo de Oliveira Jr Date: 03/03/2015

No permissions to read Project Web Access Enterprise Global file.

I have been setting up my Project Server 2013 multi-server test farm for a demonstration next week...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 02/26/2015

Failed to provision PWA with error: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: Failed to find Service Application Either the Service Application does not exist or the Service Application proxy is misconfigured.

I recently ran across an interesting error and upon a quick search I didn't find much, if...

Author: Joshua Wirth - PFE Project Server Date: 02/26/2015

Retro tool with still current uses

Hello all, Here is a fun tidbit from codeplex.com that was designed for Project Server 2007 but...

Author: Joshua Wirth - PFE Project Server Date: 02/26/2015

Replace a single Generic Resource with multiple named Work Resources

I get a question quite often from many users related to replacing multiple Work Resources with a...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 02/25/2015

New Project Plan creation always fails in Project Server 2013.

Symptoms Any new project plan creation process fails with below error message in the queue. Even...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 02/18/2015

"From the Trenches" white papers about enterprise project management

Whether you're new to project management or a seasoned professional, it can be helpful to have...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 02/14/2015

Disconnecting a single server from a SharePoint farm

How to remove a single SharePoint server from your server farm. Performing these steps will remove...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 01/30/2015

Periodic Tasks for Project Server Administrators

Periodic Tasks for Project Server Administrators Daily Check the queue for Failed and Blocking jobs....

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 01/30/2015

Community Updates - January 2015

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. I wish you a fantastic 2015 with a lot of successful projects. This...

Author: Paulo de Oliveira Jr Date: 01/12/2015

Advantages to a single PWA instance over multiple PWA instances

I generally get questions about creating new PWA instances to separate Project Server data,...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 01/12/2015

"Reporting (Project Sync)" queue job when linking tasks to risks.

A customer pain point brought to my attention this week is related to linking tasks to risks from...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 12/12/2014

Community Updates - December 2014

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our monthly blog post about what is happening in the PPM...

Author: Paulo de Oliveira Jr Date: 12/03/2014

Project Server 2013 - Minimize loss of work due to unreliable connectivity

Introduction Microsoft Project Professional users sometimes lose their unsaved work due to...

Author: Jignesh Thakkar - Sr. Premier Field Engineer Date: 11/11/2014

Community Updates - November 2014

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our monthly blog post about what is happening in the PPM...

Author: Paulo de Oliveira Jr Date: 11/03/2014

Best Practices for Project Server 2010, 2013, and Online Permissions

The cardinal rule of permissions: Keep It Simple The highest rule of permissions best practice is to...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 10/21/2014

Community Updates - October 2014

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our monthly blog post about what is happening in the PPM...

Author: Paulo de Oliveira Jr Date: 10/20/2014

Add an Email Notification to a Project Server 2013 Workflow

Recently, while helping a Project Server 2013 user create a new workflow, I was asked how to add an...

Author: Bernie Emerson, MSFT Date: 10/07/2014

Find and Manage Updates for SharePoint 2010/2013 and Project Server 2010/2013

I've always maintained a list of my own links to updates, but I learned of these two links...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 09/29/2014

PowerShell Script to automate the data refresh for Project Server 2010

Repeatable Data Refresh Project Server 2010 Scenario: You need one or more additional Project Server...

Author: Jim E. Cox Date: 09/22/2014

Community Updates - September 2014

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our second blog post about what is happening in the...

Author: Paulo de Oliveira Jr Date: 09/11/2014

Link to "SharePoint patching demystified" article by Stefan Gossner.

This link has been making the rounds lately and I wanted to share it. SharePoint patching...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 08/26/2014

Community Updates - August 2014

Hello, Microsoft PPM Community. This is our first blog post about what is happening in the Microsoft...

Author: Paulo de Oliveira Jr Date: 08/08/2014

Baselining Best Practices

Cross posted from...

Author: Brooks White - Sr. PFE SharePoint Date: 08/05/2014

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