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    Project Online Content now in Microsoft Virtual Academy

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    In case you still aren’t subscribing to the Project Support blog I thought I’d announce this here too – Adrian Jenkins and I recorded a few Getting Started sessions for Project Online and these just went live on Microsoft Virtual Academy - Office 365 Support Corner- New Project Online Presentations AvailableWe cover early steps you will need to take with Project Online around signing up for the subscription, assigning licenses, some of the key server setting configurations you need to consider and then finally getting started with projects, resources and users.  Hope you find them useful!

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    Do let us know what you think and if there are other topics we should be considering.

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    Project and Project Server 2010 and 2013 November 2014 CU release

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    I posted the November 2014 Cumulative Update (CU) release announcement for Project and Project Server 2010 and Project and Project Server 2013 over on the ProjectSupport blog at Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 November 2014 CU Announcement.  At the time of posting a few of the KB articles were not published – so just a reminder if you can’t wait – you can always go direct to a download using the KB number in a link such as http://support2.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2899569&kbln=en-us (this is the Project 2013 client update – KB 2899569).

    Also a reminder – SP2 is now required the required baseline for Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 before loading the November CU.  This not only applies to the Project Server 2010 SP2 (which can be found here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687452 – server, and here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687457 – client) but also for any language packs you may have installed.  Language packs are sometimes referred to as MUI (multi-lingual user interface).  This caught me out, as I installed the individual server fix KB2899537 with no problems, but found that the localized package KB28999549 gave me an error - 'The expected version of the product was not found on the system.'  After reviewing the logs I could see that the issue was my language packs.  An excerpt on the logs follows to help understand what the cryptic message means (this is near the end of the log):

    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-AR-SA' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-CS-CZ' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-DA-DK' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-DE-DE' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-EL-GR' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-EN-US' value 'NotInstalled'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-ES-ES' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-FI-FI' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-FR-FR' value 'NotInstalled'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-HE-IL' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-HU-HU' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-IT-IT' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-JA-JP' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-KO-KR' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-NB-NO' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-NL-NL' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-PL-PL' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-PT-BR' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-PT-PT' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-RU-RU' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-SK-SK' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-SL-SI' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-SV-SE' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-TR-TR' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-UK-UA' value 'NoShow'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-ZH-CN' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVMUI-ZH-TW' value 'InvalidBaseline'
    OPatchInstall: Property 'PJSRVWFE-X-NONE' value 'Installed'

    As you can see, this list all of the languages that will get updated by the localized patch.  The problem ones are the rows that show as InvalidBaseline.  For these I needed to get the SP2 of each of the Language packs from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39675.  I had quite a few of these to update!  NoShow means the language isn’t installed so doesn’t need patching. NotInstalled means the language is there at the correct baseline and will be installed (See FR_FR and EN_US above), and Installed means it is already installed (in this case PJSVRWFE-X_NONE was installed from the individual non-localized package).  One issue I did find is that the Arabic language pack was not listed (AR-SA) so instead I uninstalled the language back so that it did not need to be patched.  If anyone needs that pack I’ll try and find out why it is not present.

    Hope someone else finds this is useful – I can’t believe I’ll be the only one running into this.

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    Project Online: Performance and scale improvements

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    A great new post over on the Project blog concerning some changes that are just rolling out to our Project Online customers http://blogs.office.com/2014/10/21/performance-scale-improvements-project-online/.  A couple of highlight of these performance and scale improvements for Project Online are:

    • Increase in the number of PWA instances you can have from 3 to 7.
    • Behind the scenes optimizations for our database layer and page loads – PDP and Timesheet users should notice a difference!
    • More control over site creation and task list synchronization.  This means you don’t have to have a site for each project if you do not use it – so this also gives a scale boost as we now support up to 5000 projects per PWA instance.

    Thanks to Chris and Krishna for the post – and all the folks in the team involved in making these improvements happen.

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    Project and Project Server 2010 and 2013 October 2014 CU release

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    In case you missed it earlier in the week – the October Cumulative Update (CU) for Project and Project Server 2010, Project and Project Server 2013 has now been released!

    Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 October 2014 CU Announcement

    Enjoy!

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    Project Server 2013 September 2014 CU Released and webcast news

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    The release post for the Project 2013, Project Server 2013, Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 September 2014 Cumulative Update (CU) is posted over at Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 September 2014 CU Announcement.

    Also for those who missed it, we did a webcast earlier this week where Adrian talked about fixes in this release and also the August and July CU’s too – and I talked about some changes in Project Online.  I’ll attach the ppt here shortly, and the recording is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZTgYXwu0GE&feature=youtu.be&list=PL_BmUqQrmneZHJoQ3Lfll77nfG09g8Cp9.  Look out too for some upcoming Microsoft Virtual Academy sessions for Project Online.

    Support Webcast, What's New with Project Online and Project Server 2013

    The next webcast date has been changed from that announced on the call – and will not be December 9th rather than the 16th – and that should be the day the December CU is released.  On that call we will again talk about new stuff in Project Online as well as the fixes released in October, November and December for Project and Project Server 2013.

    Enjoy!

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