Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tell me what you want to do....

Since a little while, Microsoft and other tech companies are trying to make people ask instead of clicking. This is the case for Siri, Cortana, Google! But now, it comes to our tools. Office 2016 suite is now having this great functionality that you can get out of you ribbon : "Tell me what you want to do"

As I am a big fan of using the search button in Windows 10 and typing, I am no more using the old list of programs we used to have since Microsoft UI was born!

In this blog, I just wanted to highlight cool things that you can do without touching your mouse in Project Professional 2016 or Project Pro for Office 365.

Before starting, you have to know that you can activate the search box in typing Alt-Q

as an example, inserting a new task. it is not the best example because you would just have to press the insert button on your keyboard. But anyway, just type Alt-Q , task, ↓, à, Enter. and your task is created. You can also do some other actions on the tasks as proposed. If you choice is not here, refine your request.

Same to set a baseline or act on a baseline : Alt-Q , baseline, ↓,↓,à, Enter. The set baseline menu is showing up

You can also generate reports directly from the Q&A field:
Note that the answers are based on the context you are in. a gantt chart view will not give you the same answers as a Team Planner view

Now, Microsoft just need to integrate it to Cortana and I will more than happy.

Enjoy that feature
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Microsoft Project 2016 book available in french!

It is with a great honor that I contributed on the latest edition of the Project 2016 book for the Editions ENI, now available!

This book has multiple authors since it has been started for an earlier version and updated for each new version. I'm proud that the Editions ENI asked for my contribution for the french 2016 edition.

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