July Update Blog

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The latest news for Project for the web is below.  

New Features 

  • Assign tasks to non-group members: Assign tasks to anyone in your organization without sharing the entire project plan with them for greater flexibility during planning. 
  • Rollup Fields in Project for the web: Add summary, average, max, or minimum calculations to your numeric custom fields. See the rollup value of all your subtasks in your summary task fields. 

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  • Scheduling Mode in Project Power Apps experience: Organizational admins can enable Project Managers to set the scheduling mode of their projects in the Project Power Apps experience. Learn more about scheduling modes & how to use them here. 

 

Upcoming Features 

  • Guest Users: Add guest users & assign tasks to them. Guest users can view projects shared with them. 
  • Different Dependencies: Users with Project Plan 3 licenses or higher will be able to add Finish-to-Finish, Start-to-Start, and Start-to-Finish dependencies to their tasks. 
  • Critical Path: Users with Project Plan 3 licenses or higher will be able to highlight the tasks that affect their project’s finish date in the Timeline view. 
  • Allow Microsoft 365 users to provide progress updates on their assigned tasks: Users with Microsoft 365 licenses can mark their Project for the web tasks complete and change the percent complete for their tasks without a Project license.  

 

Trivia 

Last Month: 

  • Question: Users of Project for the web can use the Board view as a Kanban Board for work management. What language does the word Kanban originate from, and what does it mean in that language? 
  • Answer: Kanban comes from the Japanese word for visual signal or card. This term reflects the cards on a task board.  

This Month: 

  • Question: Project for the web users can add several different types of custom fields to each of their projects. How many custom fields can a Project user add to one project? 

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