Microsoft Project Integration

Learn how to add a time tracking button to your Microsoft Projects tasks

Sara Foschini
Written by Sara FoschiniLast update 1 month ago

We have developed a Browser Widget Integration for ChromeFirefox, and Microsoft Edge. The Timeneye Browser widget lets you track time from the tools you are already using and in any other place, wherever you are on the web. Now, this integration will let you easily track time for your Microsft Project tasks. 

What you need to track time inside Microsoft Project: 

  • The Timeneye Browser Widget 

  • Your Microsoft Project account. 

Important note: while we have a built-in integration with MS Planner, unfortunately, we are unable to import projects directly from MS Project to Timeneye at present. This is because Microsoft's policy does not grant access to the IPA.

Connect Microsoft Project and Timeneye 

Step 1)

In the Timeneye app go to Integrations> Microsoft Projects. Download and install the Timeneye Browser Widget on your browser. Once installed, you'll see a small Timeneye icon on your Browser: that's the Widget, ready to be used. 

Before proceeding further, we highly recommend pinning the Timeneye widget to your browser extensions. 

Step 2)

Go to your MS project account and log in through the Timeneye Browser Widget.  

If this procedure is successful, you will see time tracking controls appearing next to each task. Sometimes it can be necessary to refresh the page to make the time tracking controls appear. 

Step 3)

Click the Timeneye button to open the Register Time dialog and start tracking time on your tasks! 

How to track Time for your Microsoft Project Tasks

Navigate to your Microsoft Projects account and locate the tasks you are currently working on. Once you have successfully installed the Timeneye Widget in your Browser, a convenient button will appear next to your project tasks. Simply click on this button to effortlessly track your time.

time tracking ms project

You have the option to manually enter the time you have spent or start a timer that will accurately track your time while you work. Once you are done, just save it.

You can check the task's details to see how much time users have tracked so far.

timetracking ms project task

All the time tracking will be safely stored in Timeneye, for analysis, monitoring, and reporting purposes. 

Once you start the timer, a time entry will be automatically created in your Timeneye Dashboard. 

Any changes you make in Timeneye will be instantly reflected in MS Project, always ensuring seamless synchronization between the two platforms.

When you go back into the Timeneye dashboard, you'll be able to locate the time tracked with the integration easily: the time cards will show the tasks' names, as well as the Microsoft Project logo.

time tracked ms project

The Task section in Timeneye 

For a comprehensive view of all your tasks, make your way to our brand-new Tasks section. 

Access the Browser Extension segment to view all the tasks that you have been tracking time on using the browser widget, including the MS Project tasks. 

MS project_browser extension

All the time tracked in both platforms is stored in Timeneye, and available for productivity reports, project estimation, and payroll purposes. 

Lastly, when generating a report, you have the option to add a widget that provides a comprehensive overview of your tasks. This widget allows you to easily identify the team members involved, the duration of their work, and the financial value tied to each task. 

MS Project_entries widget

To see the integration in action, check out this two-minute video tutorial:

 

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