Karolina Jackson-Ward
Karolina Jackson-Ward

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We discussed this again today. While it is possible that we will do something like this (some sort of offline sync for documents) it is not planned for the near future.

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Karolina Jackson-Ward
Karolina Jackson-Ward

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Hi Olav,

Thanks for your feedback. This is a request that we get from time to time. You might want to take a look at this feedback and see if it could be something that would be in line with your idea: http://ideas.projectplace.com/feedbacks/229641-full-acces...

If so, don't for get to vote.

Best regards,
Karolina

Ray Smith
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Disagree completely.

As a document management consultant the main reason I see new tools fail is not the features or the User Interface but the inability of the organisation to change existing bad habits.

Windows Explorer like any file system encourages bad behaviour. The same it true for Sharepoint which can also be mapped as a Network drive. Most organisations choose not to set up Sharepoint in this way because of the issues it creates in the long run.

I would also argue that the Project Place interface can be learnt within a matter of hours. However, proper training \ change management is needed regardless of system used to ensure best practice document management techniques are followed.

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I do not disagree with your point of view, however, for companies working and managing several projects, Project Place comes to short if you don't start to log in and out as different user from your different accounts. Having the POSSIBILITY to add ProjectPlace as a part of Windows Explorer, will for advanced users, especially managing several projects, increase the efficiency and ensure best practice. It's a matter of preference as well.

The issues that occur that you mention, created using Sharepoint in Windows Explorer in the long run is also most likely due to "bad habits", which in the same way as the ProjectPlace plugin can be learned to avoid in minutes of you already is a user of Sharepoint.

Don't get me wrong, I have experience with Sharpoint - but I like and use ProjectPlace more. But when running several projects, it is a barrier to change account each time I change between projects - which can be several times a day. Please keep the ProjectPlace plugin - my suggestion is to add the functionality of having it in Windows Explorer for those who feel comfortable with that, especially when running several projects. In sharepoint this is easy - using the projectplace plugin changing between several projects is not that easy... And finally when uploading several files, or other similar actions requiring Windows Explorer open too, it would be nice to manage everything in Windows Explorer those times, instead of needing to change between different Projectplace windows ;)

Karolina Jackson-Ward
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Hi,

Just out of curiousity. Why do you use different accounts for different projects? I have roughly 50 projects at Projectplace, all on the same login.

Best regards,
Karolina

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Hi,

The reason is because the project initiators (4 different companies) have given me separate e-mail addresses and access to their respective projectplace accounts. I've merged two accounts into one account before, which was owned by two separate companies that have merged today. But for the other companies / projects, where I use Projectplace, being completly independent and in different sectors, I have not done so as it hasn't felt "normal" to do so. I feel I am on deep waters here now realizing that your 50 projects might be with completly different companies and associated with almost the same amount of different e-mail addresses... :/ If so, do all these project show up in the menu to the left inside projectplace?

If you tell me that, I am still going to ask for the possibility to integrate Projectplace as a network location in Windows Explorer ;)

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Karolina Jackson-Ward
Karolina Jackson-Ward

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All the projects show up on the same login for me. It's important to remember that even if you get all your projects on one e-mail address, the other project members only see the projects that they are invited to.

Best regards,
Karolina

Karolina Jackson-Ward
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In the next development sprint we are starting development on something that could solve the need for offline access to documents in Projectplace. Early days yet, but I will keep you posted on the development.

Best regards,
Karolina

Karolina Jackson-Ward
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Hi,

We have started development of a portal to open up for API usage. There is no estimated release of this portal yet.

Best regards,
Karolina

I agree on the concept (accessing directly to project documents). An option could be (s)ftp access to the Documents directory of the project. User-side this is virtually universally supported on all platforms and easy to set up.

Lorenzo.

Karolina Jackson-Ward
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The API portal is up and running.

Karolina Jackson-Ward
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his is definitely an interesting idea and we are looking into a way that we can develop it. There is no estimation on time or scope yet. If you want, you can look into the api:s in the mean time.

http://api.projectplace.com

Karolina Jackson-Ward
Karolina Jackson-Ward

Karolina Jackson-Ward

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We discussed this again today. While it is possible that we will do something like this (some sort of offline sync for documents) it is not planned for the near future.

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