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HOWTO: Installing the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in for PMC 4.0 or newer version for SharePoint 2013
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SharePoint Project Management Central R4.0 for SharePoint 2013 includes the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in. With the Add-in, you can import tasks from Microsoft Project 2013 into your PM Central project site's Tasks list on SharePoint 2013.

Notes:

  • R4.0.106.2013 or newer, Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-In can be installed using the InstallShield and can be installed for 32-bit or 64-bit Microsoft Project 2013.
  • Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-In requires the following prerequisites. The InstallShield cannot automatically install prerequisites:
    • Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (VSTO).
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.
  • For version R4.0.86.2013, Microsoft Project 2010 contains a component that is required during the installation of the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-In in order for it to work correctly with Microsoft Project 2013. There are two separate installs for 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Project 2013. See KB.12977 for more information.
  • Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-In will install using the InstallShield regardless if the Microsoft Project 2013 is already installed or not. However, Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-In can only be used with Microsoft Project 2013 already installed.

About This Article

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Related Information

  • For information about exporting tasks from your PM Central Tasks list to Microsoft Project, read KB.13004 - How to export SharePoint tasks to Microsoft Project in PM Central 4.0.
  • For information about synchronizing tasks from Microsoft Project to SharePoint, see KB.13002 - How to synchronize tasks from Microsoft Project to the PM Central Tasks list in PM Central 4.0.
  • For a list of limitations related to this feature, see the release notes for PM Central R4.0 and/or newer version.

Installing the Add-in Using the Setup Program

If you want to install the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in for Microsoft Project 2013, you can use the PM Central Setup program. 

To install the Add-in from the Setup program:

  1. Copy the product .exe file to the desktop machine where you want to install the Add-in. Double-click the file to extract its contents. 
  2. Double-click Setup.bat to launch the PM Central Setup program.
  3. Select Microsoft Project Add-in component in the left menu and click Install.

    This install works with both versions of Microsoft Project (32 bit or 64 bit).

    To find out which version you have, open Microsoft Project. Under File > Account, the version is listed in the About Microsoft Project section.

  4. After clicking Install,  follow the prompts in the InstallShield setup wizard.
    Note: You can keep the default location as Program Files (x86) or select Program Files. It should work from either locations. When the installation is complete, click Finish.

    launch the setup wizard

    close the setup wizard

    close the setup wizard

  5. In the Control Panel, go to Programs and Features. Verify that the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in is displayed in the list of programs.

    the add-in is displayed

In the toolbars of Microsoft Project 2013, you should see the PM Central Add-In tab, with the three actions in the ribbons: Import to SharePoint Tasks List, Connect to PM Central Tasks List, and Synchronize.

close the setup wizard

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Installing the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in Using the Setup.exe 

All current versions of the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in are included in the misc subfolder of the PM Central installation package.

To install the Add-in using the Setup.exe:

  1. Run the product .exe file to extract its contents. Browse to the misc subfolder. 

    choose your version of Microsoft Project 2010

  2. Copy the Bamboo.MSProjectAddInSetup.exe to the desktop machine where you want to install the Add-in.
    This install works with both versions of Microsoft Project 2013 (32 bit or 64 bit).

    To find out which version you have, open Microsoft Project 2013. Under File > Account, the version is listed in the About Microsoft Project section.

    locate the version

  3. After you copy the file, double-click it to launch the setup wizard.
    Note: You can keep the default location as Program Files (x86) or select Program Files. It should work from either locations.

    launch the setup wizard

    close the setup wizard

  4. Follow the prompts in the wizard to install the Add-in. Click Finish after the installation is complete.

    close the setup wizard

  5. In the Control Panel, go to Programs and Features. Verify that the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in is displayed in the list of programs.

    the add-in is displayed

    In the toolbars of Microsoft Project 2013, you should see the PM Central Add-In tab, with the three actions in the ribbons: Import to SharePoint Tasks List, Connect to PM Central Tasks List, and Synchronize.

    the add-in is displayed

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Allowing Other Users to Use the Add-in

Note: Users must have at least the SharePoint Design permission level in order to import data from Microsoft Project.

When the Add-in is installed, it will only be available in Microsoft Project for the user who performed the installation. To allow other users on the same computer to use the Add-in:

  1. Log in using a different user account than the one used to install the Add-in.

  2. Go  to folder Bamboo Solutions Corporation: from Program File(x86) > Bamboo Solutions Corporation > Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in > select Bamboo.MSProjectAddin file.

    Publisher has been verified

  3. Click Install.

The other user accounts are now able to use the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in without having to perform the full installation.

In R4.0, you can also log in using a form-based authentication account.

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