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Microsoft Project – Open Recent File Pop Up that is NOT an error

BY: Collin Quiring I was told once that I should read the ENTIRE error message when one appears on my screen and not assume that I just know what is happening. Of course, some error messages that are provided to the user are way too simple and very un-helpful... (more...)

Accepting External Links

BY: Collin Quiring We recently ran into a slight issue with the ability to accept External Links in a Microsoft Project file. We were using Project Professional with Project Server. But, this works the same in Project Online. And, in this case, we had... (more...)

Microsoft Project–The Hammock Task

BY: Collin Quiring Sometimes you have a task that has a Start Date based on one task and Finish Date based on a different task.  There are probably some manual gymnastics that you can do to make this happen but Project gives us a methodology to this... (more...)

Linking Projects / Tasks in Project Professional

BY: Collin Quiring Quick note – This is a post that is similar in nature to the White Paper about linking Projects found here. This is about the occasional need to link two (or more) schedules using Project 2010 stand-alone.  When using Project... (more...)

Isn’t Project just like Excel, or like any other Office product?

By: Collin Quiring This seems to be a question, or more often, a phrase stated as a true comment, quite a bit lately.  I just saw a post by somebody that is trying to get a job and he said to the recruiter that he understood how Project worked (he thinks... (more...)

Project Server and Project Professional – Getting them to communicate!

BY: Collin Quiring Microsoft Project Server and Project Professional work very well together most of the time. However, every now and then, particularly if you use multiple instances or Servers, some challenges can arise. Recently, I was confronted with... (more...)

Task Drivers – What are They?

In the case of Microsoft Project 2007, Task Drivers are defined as the factors that affect the Start Date of a particular task.  In Project Professional, on the Menu Bar, under Project, is the option to display Task Drivers.  When a task is selected... (more...)