Cascade Skyline - with Microsoft Logo and Project Support header - author Brian Smith

July, 2008

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    New Blog Dedicated to EPM Content - for all your Project Server needs


    For news on all the new content as it becomes available you really should subscribe to the new blog at  Our content team have created this to have links to new content each month including the articles for the recent Infrastructure Update.

    And if you aren't finding the content you need, or you feel the content isn't clear - or if you think it is perfect - then let them know!  They are committed to to finding out what is working and what isn't - and putting things right. 

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    My Longest Commute


    I left work on 6/19 and finally arrived home on 7/18 - my longest commute ever!  It was a long month - with one week spent in Harborview, the Northwest's Trauma center, and three weeks in a nursing home - Cascade Vista (getting a glimpse of the future perhaps?).  Thanks to all the great staff at both locations, particularly the orthopaedic surgeons who put the pieces of my leg together like having a jigsaw without the picture!  As with most old puzzles there was a piece missing - so a bone graft still to come.  Special thanks to my wife Diane and all my family and friends who kept my spirits up with their frequent visits and messages (and chocolate - thanks Christophe!) and who gave Diane such tremendous support (Judi and Stuart, Chris and Elaine, Carol and Don, Philipa, Joyce and Brian).  Thanks to Elaine (and Chris and Pippin) too, for helping me understand what was going on medically.  My colleagues (whom I don't really distinguish from friends) were fantastic support too - thanks Larry, Randy and Collete, Aik, Noel, Toni, Rob, Mark, Kate and Mike, Jon, Jules and Michaela, Barb, James, Val, Sue, Modesto and any others I have forgotten (I'll blame the medication).  More special thanks to Joyce Bileau - not just for her visits with her Brian, and their support for Diane but for posting an update here and also keeping the comments publishing so that the community could help each other. She is a great asset for Project!  Joyce also forwarded messages of support from my regular readers - thanks guys!

    As I can string a few characters together with a couple of working fingers I will be catching up on responses to blog comments over the next week or so.  Good therapy for my mind as my body gets working again.

    Thanks to Rob for the loan of Rome - Season 2 and when you see me next with my short haircut you will think I am even more "Roman".

    Hopefully I will get back to some more product related posts too

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    Update on slow response - Brian Smith Status


    Hi All,

    By now you may have seen that Brian's responses have been non-existent since late June.  It is because he was involved in a motorcycle accident the third week in June on his way home from work.  He's recuperating well and has given me permission to update you and at least publish and update the blog.

    I am not qualified technically to provide useful feedback to your inquiries but as Brian gets better I will be hopefully adding some new blob posts for him.

    In the meantime please continue to support yourselves and the blog to keep it going strong.  If you wish to provide Brian with a support message, please email me at

     Regards and Happy Developing and Troubleshooting.


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