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Types of Variances: The Different Variance Fields in Microsoft Project

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In our last post, we covered the differences between Favorable and Unfavorable Variances. This post will cover the differences between the various Variance Types in Microsoft Project. The below summarizes the variances, how they’re calculated and where they can be viewed: (more…)

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How to Assign Resources to a Task in Microsoft Project

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The following guide demonstrates how you can assign resources in various ways and avoid some overallocations by using tools available through the Assign Resources dialog box. These techniques apply whether you are working with local resources or those from the enterprise resource pool.

We will cover Assigning Resources in the Split Screen View, Using the Assign Resources Dialog, Assigning Multiple Tasks to One Resource, and Assigning Multiple Resources to Tasks.

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Microsoft Partners with Project Assistants to Deliver Microsoft Project Workshop in Three Cities

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Agenda Set for Wednesday’s Webinar

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Microsoft Partners with Project Assistants to Deliver Microsoft Project Webinar

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What’s New in Microsoft Project 2013? Part 3: Changes for Backend Users

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Earlier this year, Microsoft released Microsoft Project 2013. Today we conclude our in-depth coverage on each of the most important feature updates. In Part 1, we we introduced the high-level changes to Microsoft Project 2013 and provided a detailed look at Project Online in the Microsoft Cloud. In Part 2, we covered the extensive changes that have been made to the Reporting features, which is the most important change that has been made for front-end users.

While many consider Microsoft Project 2013 to be a light update in terms of the features and functionality, there’s no shortage of changes and updates that are important for administrators and IT departments. (more…)

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What’s New in Microsoft Project 2013? Part 2: Reporting

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Earlier this year, Microsoft released Microsoft Project 2013. For the next several weeks, we will be going in-depth on each of the most important feature updates. In our last post, we covered introduced the high-level changes to Microsoft Project 2013 and gave in-depth coverage on Project Online in the Microsoft Cloud. Here, we will cover one of the largest changes updates in the tool: reporting.

The primary reporting features of Microsoft Project had remained relatively unchanged for the last 20 years, but with Project 2013, Microsoft has overhauled reporting and communication. It shouldn’t be a big surprise that the functions pertaining to project communication would see some of the biggest changes, given the buzz around Microsoft’s move to the cloud with their 2013 suite. (more…)

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