February 9, 2016, update for Project 2013 (KB3114739)

Applies to: Project 2013 StandardProject Professional 2013

This article describes update KB3114739 for Microsoft Project 2013, which was released on February 9, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update in Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It doesn't apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes

Fixes the following issues:
  • When you enable the Level only within available slack option to level a resource, this option should allow assignments to be scheduled later as long as the overall project isn't finished. However, you receive a message stating that leveling can't resolve over allocated resources. When you select the Skip All button, leveling pushes tasks past the project finish date.
  • When you open a project from a server, it may take a long time if the project doesn't exist in the user's local active cache.
  • When you apply a grouping to a task type view, baseline finish type fields may not show the expected value on the grouping summary row tasks. Instead of showing the latest finish date as expected, the field shows Not Available if at least one of the grouped tasks doesn't have a baseline finish date.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • A user enters time phased actual work on an assignment and submits the work for approval.
    • The status manager approves the update.
    • The user changes the assignment start date and then submits the change.
    • The status manager approves the update.
    In this scenario, the time phased actual work may move to another date.
  • Assume that you have a series of related tasks (they have dependencies between them) and you now make one of the tasks inactive. In this situation, the successor tasks to the inactive task may be scheduled later than expected.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You have a 1d task that has an assigned resource and the assignment has 8h of work on a single day.
    • You set the assignment contour to front-loaded. At this point, you now have two daily work segments of 6.67h and 1.33h.
    • You save the project as an XML file and reopen it.
    In this situation, the work contour is lost and the opened assignment has a single work segment of 8h. In a related scenario, if you open an XML file, Project 2013 may crash and becomes unresponsive. This issue occurs after you install December 8, 2015, update for Project 2013 (KB3114366).

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.If you're not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files .

Update information

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Project 2013 Service Pack 1 installed.

More Information

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:
  1. Start Project 2013.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2013 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2013
The screenshot for Project Click to Run The screenshot for Project MSI


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File Information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.