Alerts & Notifications RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have MS Project 2016 Standard software, however I am unable to setup alerts or notifications within the program. 

    How do you set up alerts or notifications in this program?  When I do it, I receive a message that Outlook is open and that I should close it, then close Project.  Open Outlook and Project again.  It should then in essence work, however it does not.  I was then informed that Project Standard does not “allow” this feature and it’s not possible. <u1:p></u1:p>

    Monday, August 21, 2017 12:58 PM

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  • Alerts are not available in MS Project desktop software. You will need either use a thirdparty product, or custom VBA or use SharePoint/ProjectServer for this functionality.


    Prasanna Adavi, Project MVP

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    Monday, August 21, 2017 1:15 PM
  • Thank you for the confirmation. Do you perhaps know what 3rd party products are available? 

    Monday, August 21, 2017 1:49 PM
  • Hi, please see as a way to putting project tasks into Outlook.

    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book

    Monday, August 21, 2017 2:44 PM