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  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is there any web part in SharePoint that can render .mpp file in a browser? Our company has this requirement where some users create a project plan in Microsoft Office Project and save it in one of the shared documents and if we can render it in a web part in the browser readers can see it even though they don't have Microsoft project installed on their system.

    Appreciate any help. Thanks.

     


    rani

    Friday, April 10, 2015 3:22 PM

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  • No 'webpart' out of the box, but this third party software seems lieke what you are looking for: http://www.projectviewercentral.com/index.html

    Alternatively, your managers can 'sync' MS Project to SharePoint Task list so that user can look at it in a browser. More details here: https://support.office.com/en-au/article/Use-Project-with-SharePoint-52f4d2bc-00cd-4318-b9a3-3857ad092f82


    Cheers,

    Prasanna Adavi, Project MVP

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    Friday, April 10, 2015 6:43 PM
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  • We have looked into that Sync option. Few problems like collapse and expand functionality for summary tasks is gone and folders are created for summary tasks, for complex project files the Sync option is not shown, some files are failing with predecessors problems. I was wondering if that option is for basic project files.

    If we have Microsoft Project Server would that help getting any web parts or functionality of that sort? 


    rani

    Friday, April 10, 2015 7:49 PM
  • If you have Project Server, then you will get the whole Project Web Application, which gives you the 'web version' of the project and much much more.

    If you are looking for Advanced functionality of more than just displying project scheules in sharepoint, I suggest you go with project Server.


    Cheers,

    Prasanna Adavi, Project MVP

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    Friday, April 10, 2015 8:41 PM
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  • And the cheapest and quickest way to do that is by signing up for Microsoft's Project Online.

    https://products.office.com/en-us/Project/project-online-portfolio-management

    You do need Project 2013 Pro to work with Project Online


    Rod Gill
    Author of the one and only Project VBA Book
    www.project-systems.co.nz

    Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:50 PM
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  • We have Microsoft Project Server already in place. But the problem is we have to maintain security at 2 places. On intranet and also on the project site collection. That is why we were wondering if can find a way to save an .mpp file to intranet and render it there.

    rani

    Monday, April 13, 2015 12:26 PM
  • Rani,

    If you are using AD groups to manage your intranet, you can reutilize those groups to manage security in project Server, via the Active Directory Synchronization. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg982985.aspx

    As I mentioned abopve using a third party webpart or a sync-to-task list are the main alternatives. You could also look into acquiring a desktiop MPP viewer.

    However, for a robuist schedule management and collabaration, I think it is clear that using project Server is the way to go.


    Cheers,

    Prasanna Adavi, Project MVP

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    Monday, April 13, 2015 1:33 PM
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