How to view Microsoft Project files (.mpp) on SharePoint
AUser what's to upload Microsoft Project file (.mpp) to SharePoint document library and wantshis teambe able to view it inspite of the project software not installed onteam membersmachines. Is this possible? Any workarounds?Thanks in advance.
March 24th, 2009 6:22pm

No, not for Project. This would be possible with some of the Office programs (Word, Excel) using the HTML viewer but Project does not have this functionality.Shannon Bray - MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCITP
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March 24th, 2009 6:27pm

Would having your users install a free MS Project viewer be viable? There are a few out there...I did this on one of my sites and placed a gratuitous "download viewer here" link on the page where they could download the viewer.
March 24th, 2009 9:37pm

Thanks Shannon, Bob.Bob, yours seems to be a workable idea. Could you please suggest a good/free MS Project viewer? TIA.
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March 24th, 2009 11:56pm

Here's one: may or may not meet your needs, I'd Google around for others, however, be aware that some of the free viewers are stipulated non-commercial use only. This particular one doesn't have that stipulation (at least it didn't a couple years ago :-)).HTH,Bob
March 25th, 2009 12:18am

You can use an Add In we produce that shares the MS Project tasks to a SharePoint Task List (or Project Tasks List). Thismeans your team can view the tasks(and assignments) right in SharePoint without MS Project installed on everyone's computer. Team members just need a web browser.The benefit of this approach is team members can update their tasks via the browser, viewother team member updatesand, best of all,synchronizeall updatesback into the mpp file on the PM's client. are more advanced use cases it supports as well but it's very simple right out of the box and will solve your requirement.
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March 27th, 2009 3:52am

Hi All, i am facing a problem while accessing MS Project 2000 file via share point, my machine has MS Project 2003. Is there any problem while accessing through the share point? or sharepoint does not support MS Project 2000? Note: i am able to open 2000file which is sent through email.. thanks in advance...
May 5th, 2010 12:04pm

I do sugest you take a look at the Housatonic's Microsoft Project Viewer Server 2010 at It does have a free web part for sharepoint integration to view mpp files from a document library. Yoy can take a look at their Microsoft Project Viewer free online demo at Cheers JJ
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April 29th, 2011 7:32am

Are you connected in any way with this company, Mr. Hoffmann. (No reply within a couple of hours will be taken as Yes) Moderator SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
April 29th, 2011 7:51am

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