July 2016 Newsletter

Video: Milestones Professional Tips and Tricks

Check out this short video with five great tips and tricks.

Some of these are things we get a lot of questions about, and some of them are little-known facts about Milestones.

Watch the video below to see if you learn anything new:

 

Join our Beta Testing list

We are always looking for users who would like to help us beta test future versions of Milestones Professional.

Send an email to devteam@kidasa.com, letting us know that you would like to be part of our Beta program. This will involve getting access to beta versions of Milestones Professional, letting us know if you find any bugs or features that aren’t working correctly.

 

Join the Milestones Professional Users LinkedIn Group

For anyone interested, there’s a free Milestones Professional user group on LinkedIn you can join to share best practices, network with other users, and maybe learn some tips along the way from other experienced Milestones users.

To join, head over to the following website and click Join:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=6796817

Note: This user group is an unofficial group run by Milestones software users, and is not managed by KIDASA Software, Inc. A free LinkedIn account is required to join the group.

 

July 2016 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks

Copy tasks from one schedule to another
I want to copy a few tasks from my current schedule to a new schedule. Is this possible?

Merge schedules together
I am creating a master schedule. I’m building several individual schedules which I want to merge together. Is there an easy way to do this?

Copy my toolbox to another schedule
I love the toolbox I have set up. How can I copy it to a new schedule? Can I somehow make it my “default” toolbox?

Percent Complete values not “sticking”
In my percent complete column, I am trying to type in a value to change the percent complete of the task, but the value is not being retained.

Visual Basic interface to Milestones?
Is there a VBA or Visual Basic interface for Milestones? I use VBA to perform automation from PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Project and it would be useful if I could access Milestones Professional similarly.

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks

May 2016 Newsletter

Video: Import your schedule from Microsoft Project using a Built-in Template

This video covers the basics of our Project to Milestones wizard, using a Basic Gantt built-in template. The video also goes over the Refresh Process, and the options related to Refreshing your schedule.

Watch the video below to see if you learn anything new:

See OPDEC’s Updated Critical Path Tool

OPDEC is the creator of a paid add-on for users of Milestones Professional and Microsoft Project, and they have recently released a new version.
Here are just a few of the 2016 version features to help you with your project:
  • Displays a graphic representation of up to 5 critical paths
  • Quick analysis of the critical paths to Major Milestones
  • Configurable profiles to easily support multiple programs
  • Customizable output using templates
  • Exports to MS PowerPoint
  • Ability to run multiple Critical Path charts by use of custom lists and filters.
  • For more information on how Critical Path can help you please visit:
    https://www.opdec.com/ms-project-tools/critical-path-tool

May 2016 Tips and Tricks (Click the question title for the complete answer!)

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks

Copy tasks from one schedule to another
I want to copy a few tasks from my current schedule to a new schedule. Is this possible?

Merge schedules together
I am creating a master schedule. I’m building several individual schedules which I want to merge together. Is there an easy way to do this?

Copy my toolbox to another schedule
I love the toolbox I have set up. How can I copy it to a new schedule? Can I somehow make it my “default” toolbox?

Percent Complete values not “sticking”
In my percent complete column, I am trying to type in a value to change the percent complete of the task, but the value is not being retained.

Visual Basic interface to Milestones?
Is there a VBA or Visual Basic interface for Milestones? I use VBA to perform automation from PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Project and it would be useful if I could access Milestones Professional similarly.

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks