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HOWTO: Installing the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in for PMC 4.0 for SharePoint 2013
Created on: 22-May-13. Print Article
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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. The installation package includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in. Warning: Microsoft Project 2010 contains a component that is required during the installation of the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-In in order to for it to work correctly with Microsoft Project 2013.

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Related Information

  • For information about exporting tasks from your PM Central Tasks list to Microsoft Project, read KB.12874 - 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.12875 - 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.

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. Warning: Microsoft Project 2010 contains a component that is required during the installation of the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-In in order to for it to work correctly with Microsoft Project 2013.

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. Click the correct version of the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in component in the left menu and click Install.

    • If you have the 32-bit version of Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013, click Microsoft Project Add-in (x32).
    • If you have the 64-bit version of Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013, click Microsoft Project Add-in (x64).

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

  4. After clicking Install, follow the prompts in the setup wizard. When the installation is complete, click Close.

    launch 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

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

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

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

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

    choose your version of Microsoft Project 2010

  2. Copy the appropriate Setup.msi to the desktop machine where you want to install the Add-in.
    • If you have the 32-bit version of Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013, copy Bamboo.MSProjectAddInSetup.x32.msi.
    • If you have the 64-bit version of Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013, copy Bamboo.MSProjectAddInSetup.x64.msi.

    To find out which version you have, open Microsoft Project 2010. Under File > Help, the version is listed in the About Microsoft Project section.

    locate the version

    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.

    launch the setup wizard

  4. Follow the prompts in the wizard to install the Add-in. Click Close 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, Connecto 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. Open any Microsoft application, such as Microsoft Excel. A pop-up is displayed:

    Publisher has been verified

  2. 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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