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Team Foundation Server–Project Server Integration Pack: Timesheets

Customers using the timesheet capabilities of Project Server will be interested to know how the TFS-PS Integration Pack impacts timesheets.

In a typical scenario tasks are created and assigned to a user either in Project Pro or Visual Studio. In the example below the task “Tax Calculator” has been created and assigned to Lina.

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After publishing the plan Lina will see the task in Visual Studio.

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Lina can update the remaining work and completed work in Visual Studio.  In the example below Lina updated the task to show 22 hours of work completed with 2 hours remaining.

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Project Server will take the 22 hours of work and time phase the hours according to the planned time phase.  Since the task was supposed to start on 2/21/2012 the profile of the task is 8 hours on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.  Project Server enters 8 hours for 21st and 22nd and then 6 hours on the 23rd (since 2 hours of work remain).  In the example below approval is still required for this update.

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After the project manager has approved the update the timesheet entry is complete.

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Once the time has been entered into the time sheet the user can still modify the timesheet and submit.


 
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