New Project Online Home Page


In July Brian Smith posted about the new Project Home, you can check his post here.

Now Microsoft has released for all users and you can start using it.


Allan Rocha has tested and created a very nice post about it, you can check how is working here.

Or if you are a Portuguese speaker you can check the post from André Xavier here. He is also a Project MVP from Brazil.

Enjoy it!!!

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Diego Pereira


Microsoft Project Server 2019 Preview available

Hello everyone,

If you are a user of Microsoft Project Server on-premises version you can download and test the Microsoft Project Server 2019 preview, Download Here.

This new version includes enhancements to performance, scalability, reporting, accessibility and an expanded set of resource engagement APIs and also the robust collaboration and capabilities from SharePoint Server 2019.

Microsoft has the Project User Voice where you are welcome to provide feedback.

If you want to know more about the features for this version, check here: What’s new for IT pros in Project Server 2019 Public Preview.

You can check how to upgrade to Project Server 2019 here: Upgrading to Project Server 2019 Public Preview

If you want to see the difference between SharePoint Server 2016 and Sharepoint Server 2019 Preview, Microsoft has published a useful comparison, check here: Differences between SharePoint Server 2016 and 2019 Public Preview.

Enjoy it!!!

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Diego Pereira


Editing Visio diagrams directly in Microsoft Teams

Hello everyone,

Microsoft Teams is getting better every day and I am using Teams for everything, share documents, chats, meetings and so forth.

Using Microsoft Teams you can make changes to Excel, Word, PowerPoint and now Visio files. You can make simple changes without leaving the Teams app.

Of course, when you need to do big changes you have the option to use Visio Online or Visio Desktop Version.

Licensing –  Vision Online viewing is available to the following Office 365 subscriptions.

  • Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E5, Office 365 Enterprise K1

  • Office 365 ProPlus
  • Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium
  • Office 365 Government E1, Office 365 Government E3, Office 365 Government E5, Office 365 Government K1
  • Office 365 Education, Office 365 A5
  • SharePoint Online Plan 1, SharePoint Online Plan 2
  • OneDrive for Business Plan 1, OneDrive for Business Plan 2

But editing is only available with a Visio Online Plan1 or Plan 2.

So, if you do not have the license, you will not be able to edit the file, as the image below, but you can open using Visio Desktop by clicking on Open in Visio.

If you have the license then you will be able to edit the file inside Teams.

If you want to know more about Visio, access here: Overview of Visio Online

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Diego Pereira

Configuring the SSL certificate to SharePoint 2016

Hi everyone.

Last week I was having fun installing a Project Server 2016 for a customer, and after creating a workflow, I started to receive an error when the workflow tried to send an email to my user.

So, the first thing I did was open the ULS log, and I found the following error:

Failed attempt 1 sending mail to recipients: “User Name” <>. Mail Subject: Task Assigned – Approval: Test Diego Workflow. Error: Exception while sending email: System.Security.Authentication.AuthenticationException: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.”

The certificate was imported following the SharePoint 2016: Step by Step guide to add Workflow Manager Certificate into SharePoint trust

But there is a problem when you export from the ISS site, then I removed the certificate and imported a new one.

Removing the Certificate:

  • Access the SharePoint Server and open the ISS -> Sites -> Workflow Management Site, and check the port. (It should be 12290)
  • Now open the PowerShell as Administrator.
  • Run the following command: netsh http show sslcert. You will see something like the image below.


  • Save the Application ID number and the IPPort
  • Remove the certificate using the following command: netsh http delete sslcert ipport=

Importing a new certificate:

  • Open the certificates on the Local Computer and copy the Thumbprint number


  • With the Thumbprint number, you will run the following command on the PowerShell:
  • First run: netsh
  • Then: http
  • add sslcert ipport: certhash=ThumbprintNumber appid={APP ID NUMBER SAVED BEFORE}
  • Remember to remove the spaces from the Thumbprint number


Ther certificate part is done now.

Then I tried to rerun my workflow and the second error received was: Server does not support secure connections.


That was an easy one. It’s about the SMTP configuration. To fix, open the SharePoint Central Administration -> System Settings and click on Configure Outgoing e-mail settings.

Update the TLS connection encryption to No.


After that, everything was working perfectly.

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Diego Pereira

New option Project Server Settings – SharePoint Lists

Hello everyone,

A new Project Server Settings option is enabled now for SharePoint Lists.

Now, when you create a new list using the “New Experience” and you want to map the columns on the list with the Project Fields you need to do 4 easy steps:

  • Access your list
  • Go to the List Settings

  • Click on Project Server Settings

  • Map the fields and click ok.

Before that, you had to change to the “Classic Experience” then on the Ribbon click on Create Project, map the fields and turn back to the “New Experience“.

Probably soon we will not be able to use the “Classic Experience”.

Enjoy it !!!

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Diego Pereira


Webinar – Office 365 PPM (Project Online) Adoption with

Hello everyone!!!

2018 has started and it has a lot of great news.

Allan Rocha and Tiago Paes, with more than 25 years of combined experience, will have an exciting and unscripted chat about their team motivations, challenges and learning about while developing

During this presentation, you will see several demos and common scenarios that will probably match with some of your needs.

They will also present how Machine Learning can be leveraged to improve the project management field.

Join them and see how will help and support your journey with Office 365 PPM

Don’t miss it!

Click here and register for the event

See you there.

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Diego Pereira

ReportingWssSyncListFailed (24018) – The field XXXX was missing from the SP list and was ignored

Hello everyone,

Have you seen this error “ReportingWssSyncListFailed (24018) – The field XXXX was missing from the SP list and was ignored.” on the Project Online queue?

If yes, probably someone has deleted fields from Project Site lists (Issues, Risks, Deliverables).

Project Online queue error.



The item CommitmentFinish is from the Deliverables list. So, let’s check this list.

The Default list should be like this one below.


Checking the Project Site with error, someone has deleted the Deliverables list and created a new one.



Then I did the same for Risks and Issues



As you can see, there are some missing fields on both lists.

How to avoid this?

It’s simple, never delete fields, you can hide them.

And how can I hide fields from my list?

Doing the steps below:

  • Go to the Project Site, open the Risks lists for example and go to the List settings.


  • Click on Advanced Settings under General Settings and select Yes for Allow management of content types and click OK.



  • You will see a Content Type area for Project Site Risk. Click on to Project Site Risk to open the options.


  • All fields will be displayed.


  • Now you can select the field that you don’t want to use and hide. For example, Category, click on “Category” and select the option, Hidden and click OK.


  • The last step: Hide the field from the view.
  • On the List Settings page, scroll down and go to the Views and click on the Default View.
  • Unselect Category.



It’s done, when you try to create a new risk you will not see the Category.

You never should delete a field, you can hide it.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!!!

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Diego Pereira







Configure Rollup of Timephased reporting in Project Online

Hi all,

Microsoft has released the Reporting option in some tenants of Project Online, that means, now you can report data to different levels of granularity, choosing Daily, Weekly, Monthly or by fiscal period.



After applying, you need to publish all projects, then refresh your Excel Data or Power BI reports. (Maybe you’ll need to fix some reports based on the granularity that you want).

With that new option, the following tables were affected:

  1. AssignmentBaselineTimephasedDataSet
  2. AssignmentTimephasedDataSet
  3. TaskBaselineTimephasedDataSet
  4. TaskTimephasedDataSet

You can check the support documentation here: Microsoft

Enjoy !!!

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Diego Pereira

ProActive is the Microsoft Partner 2017

Hello everyone, today my post is not about Project Online, but how you should work and live your life, understanding a very simple thing: “like attracts like

Last week we received great news. ProActive won again and has broken records by running away with the main prize of the year for the fourth time. (You can check the news here Microsoft Denmark or ProActive.)


The only thing I could imagine about our success and how my life here in Denmark is going really well was the following text:

” Like attracts like, whatever you are, that’s what you draw to you.

You have got to understand, you are a MAGNET.

If you are negative, you are going to draw negativity.

If you are positive, you draw POSITIVE.

You’re a kind person, more people are kind to you.

So, you’re like a magnet. You gotta understand something about


If you SEE it in YOUR MIND, you can hold it in YOUR HAND. “

Be Positive and Honest and WorkHard, then the results will come easily.

This is what we do here, Driving transformation, adoption, and performance for ambitious organizations.

If you want to see what else we can do, join us in our SEMINAR on Friday, November 10th.

Using Technology to Drive Business Transformation

See you there.

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Diego Pereira

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