Visual Reports – Where Did My Field Go?

One of the more common questions I get around Visual Reports is “I selected a field (% complete, duration, some text custom field, etc.) to add to my report and it doesn’t show up in Excel – why isn’t it there?”. The field probably is there, it just is in a different spot. Visual Reports are built off a data structure called a cube. Cubes have 3 kinds of data types – dimensions, measures, and properties.

Project Server 2010: Copying custom Project site templates across instances

Interesting question came in today via the blog on my previous customization topic at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2010/03/15/customizing-the-project-site-in-project-server-2010.aspx and thought it worth a broader response, as it wasn’t something I had really thought about…

Change the font and color of text on the Gantt chart

Many people know how to use bar styles to change the color of the bars on the right side Gantt chart. But I bet you don’t know how to use text styles to change the text on the left side of the Gantt Chart, and other sheet-like views. Let’s take a look at this. Here’s what my project looks like before applying text styles. And here’s what my project looks like after applying a green font, underlined, for milestones, with red for critical subtasks.