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"Team Members have submitted x updates to the plan" message in Project 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • When opening a project in Project Pro 2007 and in 2010, and there were pending updates, a message pops up stating "Team members have submitted x updates to the plan. do you want to close this project and accept these updates". In 2013, this message doesn't always appear. Is this controlled by a setting or can something else influence this?

    Shimone Bezuidenhout

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:53 PM

Answers

  • From my experience in using Project Server 2013 this useful dialog box message does not seem to appear at all or at least I have not managed to provoke it despite processing status updates by a wide variety of ways.

    In my experience approving status updates and then opening the schedule does not result in the updates dialog box being displayed.

    In the Approval Centre the History for Status Updates includes a column showing the status and the ribbon includes a button that allows you to publish approved status updates. This was also available in 2010 but seems to be more "prominent" in the 2013 version.

    There are no changes in Time and Task Management settings within Server Settings to provoke this change in the user experience from the previous version of Project Server.

    I have taken a look at the "official" changes and enhancements to Project Server 2013 and there is no mention of the handling of Status Updates having been changed compared to previous versions.

    Perhaps others on this Forum can shed some light on this feature/experience.


    Dominic Moss | MAPM Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist | Our Newsletter: PM News Project Server Specialists Project Server PRIME | Twitter: @Twitter | Facebook: @Facebook | Linkedin: Wellingtone

    • Proposed as answer by Damean Berry Friday, October 3, 2014 11:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by ShimsB Friday, October 3, 2014 12:47 PM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:09 PM

All replies

  • From my experience in using Project Server 2013 this useful dialog box message does not seem to appear at all or at least I have not managed to provoke it despite processing status updates by a wide variety of ways.

    In my experience approving status updates and then opening the schedule does not result in the updates dialog box being displayed.

    In the Approval Centre the History for Status Updates includes a column showing the status and the ribbon includes a button that allows you to publish approved status updates. This was also available in 2010 but seems to be more "prominent" in the 2013 version.

    There are no changes in Time and Task Management settings within Server Settings to provoke this change in the user experience from the previous version of Project Server.

    I have taken a look at the "official" changes and enhancements to Project Server 2013 and there is no mention of the handling of Status Updates having been changed compared to previous versions.

    Perhaps others on this Forum can shed some light on this feature/experience.


    Dominic Moss | MAPM Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist | Our Newsletter: PM News Project Server Specialists Project Server PRIME | Twitter: @Twitter | Facebook: @Facebook | Linkedin: Wellingtone

    • Proposed as answer by Damean Berry Friday, October 3, 2014 11:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by ShimsB Friday, October 3, 2014 12:47 PM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:09 PM
  • Thank you for your reply Dominic!

    Shimone Bezuidenhout

    Monday, September 29, 2014 7:30 AM