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Project 2013 sync file to wrong place of SharePoint 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'd like to describe the problem by the steps of operations:
    1. I upload a Project file, say Test.mpp, to SharePoint 2013 document library, say Deliverables;
    2. I launch Project 2013, and open the Project file Test.mpp from SharePoint document library Deliverables;
    3. I share Test.mpp by "Sync with Sharepoint";

    4. I change something and click "Save" to save and sync.

    But to my surprise, the Project file is not saved in Deliverables but in "Site Assets".

    Firstly I hope to confirm if it's a bug or it's actually just what you want.

    If it's a bug, I'll wait for fixing it. But if it's not a bug but exact requirement, I don't think it's reasonable. Since Project application knows where my Project file locates, why it saves my Project file to another place?!

    Thanks!

    Monday, November 19, 2012 5:05 PM

All replies

  • Charles.Zhang --
     
    I do not believe this is a bug.  It is the way the sync with SharePoint feature has worked in both the private and public beta versions, and continues to work in the RTM version of Microsoft Project 2013 as well.  I think the point is that you should not upload the file to SharePoint before you use the sync with SharePoint feature.  Open the file, run the sync operation, and the software will both save the file to the Site Assets library and will synchronize it as well.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Monday, November 19, 2012 7:09 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Dale, thanks for your reply! But I still have some problem about it for I'm afraid this feature cannot meet user's requirement.

    Normally, a company has some rules concerning where to save a specific document. For example, it my company it's required to save all documents of a project in the same document library "Deliverables". But after I edit a Project file and sync it to SharePoint, I have to manually upload this file to Deliverables library ( for this file was automatically synchronized to Site Assets library.)

    So I have two questions:
    1. Why does the designer of MS Project 2013 hope a user to do some extra work? (In fact, Project application can do it at all.)
    2. Since I have saved Project file in Deliverables library, why MS Project 2013 saves it to another places without any prompt to the user?

    Moreover, even if a user sync a new Project file to SharePoint, why a user cannot choose where to save it?

    Please don't mind for the straightforward questions of mine, and thanks for your reply again!

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:25 PM
  • Charles --
     
    I appreciate your good questions, but I cannot answer either of them.  The reason is because I do not work for Microsoft, so I do not have any insight into why their designed the software to work the way it does.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Charles --
     
    I appreciate your good questions, but I cannot answer either of them.  The reason is because I do not work for Microsoft, so I do not have any insight into why their designed the software to work the way it does.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:34 PM
    Moderator
  • Charles --
     
    I appreciate your good questions, but I cannot answer either of them.  The reason is because I do not work for Microsoft, so I do not have any insight into why their designed the software to work the way it does.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:12 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Dale,

    Thanks for your reply! But do you know there is any way that I can submit this issue to the staff of Microsoft?

    Thanks again!

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 10:16 AM
  • Charles --
     
    Microsoft staff read the questions and answers in this forum, so I would assume they are already aware of the issue you raised.  Otherwise, you can always send an e-mail message to:
     
     
    Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 5:31 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Dale, OK, let me try. Thanks a lot!
    Friday, November 23, 2012 5:31 AM
  • Charles --
     
    You are more than welcome for the help, my friend!  :)

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Friday, November 23, 2012 4:26 PM
    Moderator
  • Dear Dale,

    What a pity:
    -----------------------------------------
    mail.microsoft.com rejected your message to the following email addresses:

    mswish@microsoft.com

    mail.microsoft.com gave this error:
    User unknown
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    May you give me another e-mail address? Thanks!

    Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:39 PM
  • Try posting to:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/suggestions.aspx

    Saturday, November 24, 2012 8:25 PM
    Moderator