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Assigning a template when importing a project RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to assign a template when saving a Project to the PWA for Project Professional for the first time?

    I ask because some templates have a predesigned SharePoint site connected with them.

    In that situation, am I better off copying and pasting to a blank project made with that template?

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi Sean,

    When you create a new project from the project center in PWA, you have to choose an EPT (Enterprise Project Type). EPT are kind of a container where you put a project site template, project plan template, project detail pages and workflow. If we just consider project site template, it means that you can define a custom Project site and attach it to an EPT so every project created from this EPT will have an associated site based on the template.

    Thus note that from MS Project Pro, the default EPT is taken by default with no way to select one particular EPT. Note also that the project site is created when first publishing the project itself.

    See references below:

    • http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2010/03/15/customizing-the-project-site-in-project-server-2010.aspx
    • http://www.prasannaadavi.com/2013/05/customizing-project-site-template-in.html

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MCP, MCTS |

    • Marked as answer by Sean Gibat Thursday, August 14, 2014 1:37 PM
    Thursday, August 14, 2014 1:51 AM
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