Microsoft Project for Time Tracking & Management is a SharePoint App. It’s introduced as a small tool to be added into Time Tracking & Management, but I think it could stand alone, working independently as a Microsoft Office Project application, if we improve on it in the future.
In this article, I’ll presume you are aware of Microsoft Project for TTM as a SharePoint Add-in App, so I will here present information about coding and how to use it.
- MPXJ tool to read the *.mpp file, you can go to the link to get more details http://mpxj.sourceforge.net/index.html
- Kendo UI (http://docs.telerik.com/kendo-ui/introduction)
OK, let’s start.
To use the MPXJ in your project code. Right-click on References and select Manage NuGet Packages
Type “MPXJ” in the search field then hit the Enter key.
Choose net.sf.mpxj and click on Install
After finishing the installation you should see this
To read your *.mpp file by coding, click here.
Looks too easy, doesn’t it?
After some coding and once successfully deployed in Office 365, we have an MPP Project Add-in app.
Go to the MPP Project and select the MPP tab
Browse to your .mpp file
You can see Task Name, Start Date, Finish Date, Resource Name under the Tasks tab
Select Resource to see all of the tasks that group by Resource Name.
The Gantt chart shows you more details about the network diagram. It’s a logical-sequencing of tasks that illustrates the relationships between multiple tasks. You can view the chart by Month, Week, or Day.
The Gantt chart by Week.
Finally, you also can save the contents of the project file into the SharePoint List.
That’s all I want to show you about Microsoft Project with Time Tracking & Management – for now!