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Project Server 2010: Blog Round-Up – New TechCenter, some PowerShell stuff and very cool Solution Starters and more!

Project Server 2010: Blog Round-Up – New TechCenter, some PowerShell stuff and very cool Solution Starters and more!

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Just in case some of you have missed these great postings, I thought I’d put out a round up of recent posts that caught my attention:

The refurbished Project 2010 TechCenter on TechNet from Jan - http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2010/06/29/announcing-project-2010-techcenters-on-technet-refreshed.aspx

The CU Webcast Series (sorry to be missing the first one Sad smile - http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2010/06/16/microsoft-project-and-project-server-2007-and-2010-cumulative-update-webcast-series.aspx

Some very cool PowerShell stuff from Christophe on Secure Store configuration - http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2010/06/04/how-to-configure-sharepoint-2010-secure-store-service-using-powershell.aspx

Great resources list for Workflow and Demand Management - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project_programmability/archive/2010/06/22/technical-resources-on-workflow-demand-management-in-project-server-2010.aspx

Excellent sample from Jim Corbin on using departments in code, and the WCF FaultException - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project_programmability/archive/2010/06/22/creating-a-project-for-a-department-and-using-the-wcf-faultexception.aspx

Brian Kennemer’s Nerd Candy on the new Dynamic Workflow Solution Starter - http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectified/archive/2010/06/30/3341381.aspx

And last and certainly not least Jan’s announcement on the Solution Starters that got Brian so excited! - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project_programmability/archive/2010/06/29/announcing-project-2010-solution-starters-and-related-resources-available.aspx and this last one deserves a little more air time, so here is a list of what we have released:

      • Demand Management Export & Import Tool - Example of how a partner can export and package EPTs and all other associated entities (Stages, Phases, PDPs, CFs, …) so that customers can import as a single SharePoint feature.
      • Bulk Edit Tool - Tool to edit project custom fields simultaneously.
      • Bulk Import Tool (a.k.a. SharePoint To Project Importer) – Tool to import projects from a SharePoint List.
      • Dynamic Workflow - Dynamically create a linear workflow based on stages.
      • EPT Association Tool - A tool that creates an intuitive unified hierarchical view that allows a user to easily create and maintain EPTs, by seeing all of the individual stages, PDPS, and custom fields all in the same place.
      • InfoPath Form Viewer Web Part - View and Edit an InfoPath Form in a PDP. This is most commonly used to allow users to fill out a survey.
      • Project Workspace List Viewer Excel Project Cost Capture - A web part that allows users to view and edit list from the Project Workspace.
      • Workflow Visualization Web Part - A web part that visually represents the workflow and allows users to track where they are in the workflow.
      • Report Builder Tool - Tool to create an excel report with the SQL connection already configured.
      • Workspace Project Custom Field Web Part - Web part to display Project Custom Fields on the Workspace.
      • Excel Project Cost Capture - Example of using Excel to create/capture financials

All up on the Code Gallery at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/P2010SolutionStarter

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  • Hi,

    Can we use K2.Net to develop demand management workflows? Can we use it like Project Server 2010 nintex workflow.

  • I believe K2 have a workflow solution for Project Server 2010 - along with Nintex and also UMT.

    Best regards,

    Brian.

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