I’ve covered off a few of the issues we see our early customers struggling with – signing up, the difference between Project Online and Project Pro for Office 365, licensing the users and sharing access to the Project Web App (PWA) – and a quick mention of trials. Head over to Getting started with Project Online for the full story.
Just posted the April 2013 Cumulative Update announcement for Project and Project Server 2013 and Project and Project Server 2010 on the Project Support blog. No updates for Project or Project Server 2007 – but I have included the WSS and MOSS updates. *** Update 4/12 - the MOSS server package does actually contain just a Project Server 2007 fix - for the switch around of the previous/next buttons - thanks Adrian for pointing this one out - I'd missed that one. ***
Also an important posting concerning the March 2013 Public Update for Project Server 2013 where you will get an error at the conclusion of the SharePoint Configuration Wizard that ‘Task upgrade has failed with a PostSetupConfigurationTaskException’ and in your upgrade logs you will see EventID ajxnf and errors like ‘WARNING Project Web Instance 'SharePoint - 80:PWA' can only be upgraded once its database 'ProjectWebApp' has been upgraded. ERROR Cannot upgrade [ProjectSite Name=f959de76-c4e9-4fa7-91a5-d9d9e287714b]. 38c20f9c-fdcc-b07a-f785-09836d46c179. The resolution is described in the post on the Project Support blog – and requires the April 2013 Cumulative Update for Project Server 2013 – details of which can be found in the April 2013 CU posting mentioned above.
Thanks to Jorge Ray (sorry Ray!) for this great blog post - http://blogs.technet.com/b/raymond_ris/archive/2013/04/04/cannot-open-or-create-word-documents-in-sharepoint-2013-with-office-2010-and-project-2013.aspx explaining how, after loading Project 2013 this can make your SharePoint libraries default to the 2013 versions of the protocol handlers. You might get a Url such as ms-word:nft|u|http://o15psvr:8080/Shared Documents/Forms/template.dotx|s|http://o15psvr:8080/Shared Documents for Word or ms-excel:ofv|u|http://sharePointDocumentlibraryURL for Excel.
The fix is easy – go take a look at Ray’s blog.
And a new look for this blog – thought it was time for a spring clean (just as some more snow arrives), a new header picture and the new Microsoft logo.
The latest post on Project Support is titled Project Online- How do I get a copy of my databases- and people who know me will have guessed that the answer is that you don’t. More info over on the blog.
A couple of postings today over on the Project Support blog – and I split this into two to hopefully avoid confusion. The first looks at the changes in location of Server Settings in Project Server 2013 compared to Project Server 2010 - Project Server 2013- Server Settings. The second takes a similar look – but at the Project Online PWA Settings to see what is available there - Project Online- Server Settings. So if you are wondering where your favorite server settings have gone to – or if they are still available anywhere – head on over and read the posts!
Any questions then post them either here or over on the Project Support blog.