Integrate with MS Project in O365
Does this interfaces with MS Project? This would be a much better way of creating, assigning, executing, and tracking project tasks as well as non-project/administrative tasks. Also, maybe the time invested in tasks could flow automatically to timesheets. Reducing or removing the time spent maintaining timesheets would be welcome.
We use MS Project to build and manage projects with Seavus Project Viewer to allow non-project managers to view projects. We use MS Dynamics SL to manage the financial portion of projects (AP/AR/GL) and users enter time against those projects within the Business Portal. It would be great to pull MS Project (projects, tasks and resources) together with Dynamics SL to manage projects costs and use Planner to view projects, work against tasks assigned from Project, create tasks (to assign to self and/or others) that can roll-up into MS-Project and create time entry against projects.
We already set up projects/schedules in MS project. If we could import those that would avoid double entries.
Additionally I'm having trouble even opening and saving MS Project files to the Group Documents. I attach/link my .mpp to my Planner Task, but I can't open it from the Task link nor the Documents folder. And when I save, Project appends my filename with my computer name for some reason. Sorry if this is OT to Planner feedback and is more of a Groups thing.
I am missing a roadmap from Microsoft on integration of Project, Groups, Planner, Outlook tasks and sites. Today I am not able to see how things is supposed to come together and if some of these this will be further developed, merged or stopped.
Jeff Johnson commented
We are building out this integration so tasks can be managed by Project by the PM, or allow project team members to add tasks/sub-tasks. Using Project online, we will flow task information and time right into timesheets.