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Email notification on Task Assignment in Project 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • How can we send email notification when a task is assigned to a work resource on a published project? We do not see Manage Alerts and Reminders under Operational Policies under pwa settings. We use Project Professional and Project lite license with Office 365 and SharePoint online.
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 1:05 PM

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  • Hi,

    I am sorry, this feature is (currently?) not avaliable in Project Online. Brian describes a work around at http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2014/01/14/project-online-notifications-and-reminders.aspx.

    It is not really the same: Each user has to set alert for each project separately and you can configure alerts as detailed as on premise. Just give it a try and see if it will do what you need.

    Regards
    Barbara


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    Thursday, October 8, 2015 5:45 AM
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  • Thank you Barbara. Could you point us to how we can synchronize project tasks to outlook tasks. I read somewhere that feature isn't available either for Project 2013. Could you confirm or provide a workaround?

    Appreciate your help

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 2:05 PM
  • Hi,

    sorry, I am not aware of any tools at the moment. In future, there may be some available. Currently, I can't see anything what you are looking for (e.g. at https://store.office.com/search.aspx?qu=project%20online)

    Regards
    Barbara


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    Thursday, October 8, 2015 3:28 PM
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  • Hi,

    If you have filled user's Email Property, It seems to be possible to achieve what you look for.

    have a look at this thread similar to your case -

    http://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/14842/how-to-send-email-notification-when-assigning-task-to-resources-in-project-serve

    Let us know how you go with it.

    Manoj-

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    Thursday, October 8, 2015 3:40 PM
  • Hi Manoj,

    what you refer to explain does work for Project Server on premise, but it si not working for Project Online.

    Regards
    Barbara


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    Thursday, October 8, 2015 3:44 PM
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  • Yes, I Agree with Barbara on that. hopefully this will be an enhancement coming up with Next Era of Project online (2016)!


    Thursday, October 8, 2015 4:01 PM
  • Hi,

    just an update: Re-enabling of "Alerts and Reminders" is crrently rolled out: http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2015/10/28/project-online-notifications-coming-soon.aspx I saw the first e-mails :).

    Regards
    Barbara


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    • Proposed as answer by Manoj V Karunarathne Monday, November 2, 2015 1:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by CBZS Monday, November 2, 2015 2:39 PM
    Sunday, November 1, 2015 3:45 PM
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  • This is a great news Barbara, Thanks for the update !

    Monday, November 2, 2015 1:37 AM
  • That's great! Thank you Barbara. Appreciate your effort.
    Monday, November 2, 2015 2:39 PM
  • Outlook Integration for Microsoft Project will do the trick and e-mail the task to the resource and get status back.

    https://www.power2plan.com/microsoft-project/outlook-integration

    Best Regards | Power2Plan | https://www.power2plan.com

    Monday, November 2, 2015 6:44 PM