Another podcast rollup of the week’s events. Enjoy!
Quick webcast today on overallocation, and looking at the calendar and fine level time phasing to see why Project thinks the way it does.
Shortly after recording this I also discovered that if you have actual work equal to the planned work in the scenario described then it does not show in red as overallocated. I guess if you managed to work 2 hours in 1 hour then not worth re-planning :).
***Update*** April CU contains the fix - http://blogs.msdn.com/brismith/archive/2009/05/01/project-server-2007-check-in-pending-laid-to-rest.aspx Thanks for all your help!
Thank you all for your continued feedback saying we still haven’t nailed this – and the offers of copies of caches and repro steps. Fortunately we had an internal Microsoft user who read my blog and offered his repro and cache which gave us the benefit of a local repro where we could get at both his cache and his server (Thanks Ken!).
The result of this is a better understanding of where we need to look to resolve this issue and also, with all your feedback, confirmation that even deleting the cache folder (which is now accepted as the best quick fix – as long as your project is REALLY saved and checked in on the server) does not mean the problem will not come back. The problem would appear to be some sort of corruption in the cache that can be re-introduced from a suspect project. Aik now has the smoking gun, and the issue is making its way into our hotfix process (See EPMConnect for other on-demand and Live webcasts).
As I wake up to more snow in the Pacific North West what better news than a conference in Phoenix! A little time to wait though – September 14-17, 2009. Early Bird registration is open for the first 500 so get in quick. Hopefully I will get to meet some of you there (if I get invited). The site also has links to allow you to suggest content, refer a friend and tell us what is important to you. All this can be found at http://www.msprojectconference.com – and it is less than 200 days away (countdown on the site too :)). Enjoy!
This podcast covers the recent posts on check-in pending, OLAP build issues and the farm server clock sync problems. I also have an inline player to supplement the download.