I know you are all very excited about the big game leading up to the Project Conference this coming weekend. My money is on Norwich taking all 3 points against bottom of the table Cardiff – but I guess it could go either way… Oh, there is another game? USA v South Korea?
But on to Project.
Quick round-up of recent blog posts over on the Project Support blog:
Project Online- Where did my administrator permissions go- - which covered a default group that is causing some confusion on Project Online
Project Server 2013 and Project Online- Adding multiple SharePoint sites in Project Center – problems if you try and add multiple nested sites to Project Center
Project Server 2013- Error loading views if the default view is missing – a view load issue – related to deletion of default views – always worth keeping the defaults about – perhaps rename or hide with careful category permissions - but don’t delete please.
Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 December CU Announcement – exactly what it says on the tin
SharePoint 2013 Workflow- Token contains invalid signature – a workflow issue that has been bugging me for a while…
Project Online- Notifications and Reminders – some ways to get reminders and notifications in Project Online.
Project Online- Have you seen any of the new bits we have added- - a blog showing new things we have added over the 1st year of Project Online
and last but certainly not least - Project Server 2013- Check your administrative backups before you need them – please, please, please make sure any backup you think you are taking is working – but particularly administrative backups after migrating to 2013 from 2010.
As the timeline below shows, we are rapidly approaching the Project Conference 2014 in Anaheim, California, from the 2nd to the 5th of February. That is less than a month! So if you haven’t already registered – now is the time! I am certainly looking forward to the trip south – hoping it will be a few degrees warmer than Seattle!
The session lists are available, so you can get a very good idea what topics are being covered – and we at Microsoft are all busy working on our sessions – and I am sure our great partners, customers and MVPs - who will also be delivering great session content are doing the same (I know when the deadlines are!). So come and see these folks – and others – meet friends and make new ones – at the Project Conference 2014, Anaheim, California. I’ll get to see Christophe again too…
We get this question quite a bit – and to be clear I am only talking about the Service Packs and Cumulative Updates – we do not support Project Professional 2010 connecting to Project Server 2013 or Project Professional 2013 connecting to Project Server 2010. But do I need to have my client at the same Cumulative Update level as my server? Or if I update the server (Project Server 2010 or Project Server 2013) then do I also need to update the client software (Project Professional 2010 or Project Professional 2013). There is no requirement to do this – any Cumulative Update (CU) or Service Pack (SP) level of the client will work with any CU or SP level of the server. That said you may wish to be at least at a certain level for all clients that connect to your server to avoid certain issues that we have fixed – so it is not a bad idea to control this through the Server Settings options. Our support lifecycle also requires certain patch levels to be in use – for example the initial release of Project 2010 went out of support around a year after SP1 was released. I know certain consultants and partners tend to keep versions in sync as a ‘best practice’ – and certainly it is not wrong to do this – but nothing will break if you don’t. In the very rare circumstance that we released a fix that affected both client and server and required that both were patched then we would document this in the KB article.
The October 2013 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project 2010 and Project 2013, and Project Server 2010 and Project Server 2013 is now released (mostly). A slight delay with the roll-up package for the 2013 Server – hopefully out in a week or so. If you want to test a specific Project Server fix then the individual cumulative update for Project Server 2013 is available – it is fully cumulative but does not contain the SharePoint fixes. See Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 October 2013 CU Announcement for the full details.
In case you are not subscribing to the Project Support blog – just making sure these didn’t pass you by.
Project Online – Provisioning new PWA instances in languages other than English can take a little while until all is seen in the other language – and we appear to have some issues where some things are just stuck in English – just with some languages - Project Online- Provisioning a PWA in another language- Tips and tricks
Another item I covered – actually last week – was the way we control versions of connecting clients – and the fact that Project Server actually reports itself as a client (when you edit a schedule in PWA) and may have a lower version number that the Project Professional 2013 clients you are expecting to connect - Project Server 2013- Controlling the version of connecting clients–and PWA edits-