Project 2010 SP1 – Enhancements to Sync to SharePoint Task List

Back in October of 2009, we introduced you to a new feature in Project Professional 2010 that allows you to synchronize tasks from a project file with a SharePoint task list called Sync to SharePoint (see the original post for details). One of the caveats of the feature was that you were limited to sync’ing manually scheduled tasks. Based on your feedback, we enabled synchronization of automatically scheduled tasks in Project 2010 SP1!

Let’s see how this works. Here’s the initial task list:

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When you sync it to SharePoint you get the following. The tasks look manually scheduled here since essentially they are because SharePoint doesn’t have a scheduling engine like Project does.

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So if you update Task1 to be on Thursday instead of Wednesday, the other tasks won’t move out in SharePoint even though they are linked:

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But once you sync the task list back into the Project client, the schedule will get updated as one would expect:

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If you aren’t familiar with manually scheduled tasks versus automatically scheduled tasks, see this post. You can learn more about Project 2010 SP1 here.

Thanks again for sending all the feedback and we hope that this update helps improve your SharePoint Sync’ing experience.

Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.

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