March 2013 MNSPUG Project 2013 Session

12:00 Overview of What’s New in Project 2013
12:10 Demo
1:00 Q&A
Office 365 and Project Online
Project 2013
This is a What’s New Demo
• It won’t tell an end-to-end story
We’re very early in the Project Cycle
• Demo data is only partially available
• Can’t demo all of the “What’s New” today
Workflow development in SharePoint Designer
Dashboards using the 2013 BI Stack
Project Pro for Office 365
New Reports in Project Desktop 2013
Project Center Timeline Feature
Lightweight Project Management using SharePoint 2013
Visibility Mode
Promoting SP Task Lists to Enterprise Projects
My Site
Microsoft Office 365 services SaaS/Software As A Service
Microsoft Project Online services
Office 365 Service
Target Audience
Project Online
For team members, project participants, business decision
Project Pro for Office 365
For project managers, resource managers
For project managers, resource managers, PMO, business
decision makers
Get started with Project Pro for Office 365
Project Server 2013 Technologies
Hardware and software requirements for Project Server 2013
Multi-browser support
Project Server 2013 builds on SharePoint Server 2013
Project Server 2013/SharePoint 2013 architecture based on:
Single Project Server Database
Project Server is using a unique database for each
Project Server instance
This database contains
Scheduling Engines
New server-side scheduling engine
The “Project Calculation Service” runs in a Windows
Service named Microsoft Project Server Calculation
SharePoint & Project App model
What is an App?
What is the new App model in SharePoint?
Apps are for End Users
Cloud & Web-Oriented
Install and manage apps for SharePoint 2013
Two Administration Locations Depending on Role
Comparison of features for security modes in Project Server
permission mode
Project Server
permission mode
Unified security management through SharePoint Server
Permissions inheritance for PWA and Workspaces
Direct authorization against Active Directory security groups
Claims-based authorization
Manage authorization by role-based groups
Extensible and customizable
User delegation
Ability to secure work resources
Security filtering using the Resource Breakdown Structure
Custom Security Categories
Changing Permissions Modes
Changing Permissions Mode is Destructive
Changed Online from the SharePoint Admin setting
Changed on-premises using PowerShell
Set-SPProjectPermissionMode <URL> <Mode>
Workflow Tooling Compared
Create reusable WF
Visual Studio
Create WF templates
Include in SP App
Custom Code
Custom Actions
Consume, not create Yes; underlying activities
Visio Integration
Simplified Time Reporting
Ribbon improvements (Multiple Tabs)
Adding Lines made easier
Administrative Lines carried from one time period to the next
Navigation Improvements
Approval Improvements
• Wired to support custom Approval workflows
• OOB Timesheet validations now support part time employees
Greater parity for the Scheduling Web Part. Improvements include:
• Schedule the entire project plan, instead of only the current task, without
clicking Calculate
• Cost and material resources can be assigned to tasks.
• Tasks can be assigned deadlines.
• Formula custom fields are updated immediately while you work with them in
Project Web App.
• Tasks can be Fixed Work or Effort-Driven, with full functionality.
• When you are editing a project, if no actions are taken for a set amount of time,
the editing session will time out to preserve valuable memory. Timeouts are also
necessary to be able to recover from things such as power, network, or disk
• A visual timeline of project tasks is included in the Schedule Web Part.
Journey from SharePoint to Project and Portfolio Management
Level of Complexity
SharePoint Foundations 2013 provides new features that
support lightweight project management without PWA
Can opt to view SharePoint task lists in Project Center
Once connected to Project Center you can:
• Include Task List projects in reports
• Include assignments in resource availability analysis
Task List projects can be promoted to full Enterprise Projects
Team Members can report progress via Outlook, OWA, or an
exchange connected mobile device
PWA can be setup to honor Exchange OOF time when
scheduling project work.
Outlook calendar synchronized with resource calendar
No need to report out of office time separately in Project Web
SharePoint Foundations 2013 with Project Web App supports
project sites and personal sites that can provide a one-stop
shop for all work.
Project sites now include a timeline, One-Note notebooks,
calendars, etc.
When connected to Exchange Server 2013 the project site can
include a team mailbox