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Auto Publish RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

     

    I have MSP 2010 with SP1 installed.

    I would like to do auto publish in the end of every week, does anyone is familiar with this option?

    I understands that I should have it out of the box after installation SP1 but I dont know how is it work

    i would like to have any idea of using it.

    Thanks

    Saturday, October 8, 2011 7:14 AM

Answers

  • Joan,

    Click on Approval Center.  All submitted tasks, for projects that you own, will appear.  You can select the ones you wish to manually accept by clicking on the box in the left-most column of the row listing the tasks (note the projects in which they belong).  The next step is to click the "Accept" button on the ribbon toolbar of the Approval Center.  To publish these, you will now need to open Project 2010 Pro and select each project for the tasks you selected and approved.  When you are finished publishing all the projects that you manually accepted tasks for, go back to the Approval Center, and follow the steps I outlined in the text box above.

    Best wishes,

    Tom

     

    Saturday, November 26, 2011 12:24 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Autopublish is there since SP1 for approval rules - so it is done after status updates are approved by the status manager. There is no OOTB function to do that once a week, but it should be fairly easy to code via PSI.

     

    Regards,

    Stefan

    Saturday, October 8, 2011 6:05 PM
  • Hi there,

    There is an example on how to do this via the PSI and Powershell here:

    http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/pj14PowershellPSI/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=4056

    Hope that helps

    Paul


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    Sunday, October 9, 2011 9:58 AM
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  • It is an out-of-the-box feature.  Go to the Approval Center, click the Manage Rules button on the ribbon, click on New button.  You will have to name your rule, then choose the automation that you want.  If you want to accept, approve, and publish updates from resources whenever they submit them, then click on both options.  If you want to control when the process, then only click on the automatically publish feature.  Choosing the latter option will require an action by the PM, after the task updates have been submitted by the resources, to click on the Manage Rules from the Approval Center, select the rule you created, then click Run Selected.  This will accept, approve, and publish all updates without further action by you.  It is best that you verify that it all worked by viewing the queue, looking into Approval | History, or going to Project Center and selecting the "Publish Date View".

     

    Best wishes,

    Tom 

    • Proposed as answer by Tom_Herrington Friday, November 25, 2011 3:45 AM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:08 PM
  • Tom, thanks for your explanations… I have another doubt, Could I choose some tasks from “Approval Center” and after that, select and run the rule?

    Thursday, November 24, 2011 3:22 PM
  • Yes, you can choose to manually approve some tasks and leave the rest for auto-publishing.  Be sure to set up the rule with only the auto-publish checked.  If you check both options, then the rule will run and publish tasks whenever a resource submits their timesheet updates.

     

    Best wishes,

     

    Tom

    • Proposed as answer by Tom_Herrington Friday, November 25, 2011 3:45 AM
    Friday, November 25, 2011 3:44 AM
  • And How can I do that (to choose some tasks)? Many thanks...

    Best regards,

    Joan

    Friday, November 25, 2011 2:14 PM
  • Joan,

    Click on Approval Center.  All submitted tasks, for projects that you own, will appear.  You can select the ones you wish to manually accept by clicking on the box in the left-most column of the row listing the tasks (note the projects in which they belong).  The next step is to click the "Accept" button on the ribbon toolbar of the Approval Center.  To publish these, you will now need to open Project 2010 Pro and select each project for the tasks you selected and approved.  When you are finished publishing all the projects that you manually accepted tasks for, go back to the Approval Center, and follow the steps I outlined in the text box above.

    Best wishes,

    Tom

     

    Saturday, November 26, 2011 12:24 AM