MS Project (MSP) new driver features

Document ID : KB000011576
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

In 14.x Versions, was included another way to integrate CA PPM with MS Project based on a new connection driver, this document explains the improvements of new driver. 

Question:

Which are the new features of new driver to integrate MS Project with CA PPM

Environment:
14.x CA PPM Versions and higher.
Answer:

The features are the following:

Performance: The new driver is more faster to export projects from CA PPM to MSP and viceversa, you will see the difference with project with a higher number of tasks.

Better Troubleshooting: New driver works with an XML file to export/import files, this allows in case of issues track in a better way what is passing and how is passing.

Custom Views: We no longer will save custom views in the MPP file. If a user adds a column or is using a custom view specific to an mpp file. Save views to your Global.mpt

Support New Features:  We now support Elapsed duration, PPM auto-numbering, Support of Lookups—not just Charge Codes.

MSP Tool Bar: The progress dialog is now displayed in the lower right corner on the Microsoft Project toolbar.

 

Resource Pools: They are no longer available for master projects. All resources are found on the master resource sheet.

Additional Information:

 How do I know if I have the New or the Legacy driver installed for the Microsoft(R) Project integration?