If you missed the Project Conference, or you were there but missed some of the sessions then the recordings are just what you have been waiting for. Go to Channel 9 - http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Project/2014/.
And as this is my blog and no one can stop me – I’ll give you hand-crafted links to the sessions I was involved in… Don’t worry, no cameras, just voice. I’m the English sounding one.
First Impressions supporting Project Server 2013 and Project Online – this one was just me talking about Project Online and how we support it.
Troubleshooting Tips for Project and Project Server – tag team with Adrian Jenkins talking deep about our troubleshooting tools
Project Worst Practice - Learning from other peoples mistakes – A trio of talent for your pleasure – Peter Kestenholz of Projectum, Ian White and me.
Chalk Talk and Q & A- Project Server IT-Professional – IT Pro panel talk – with folks too numerous to mention (ok – just don’t want to accidentally forget anyone).
Chalk Talk and Q & A- Running your PMO with Project Web App and Project Professional – same as above, but talking about PMO (when we managed to stay on topic).
*** Update 4/22 SP1 re-release
Stefan's blog has the full download links for SP1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/04/22/sp1-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-rereleased.aspx
And patch again to avoid the lost resources issue - unless you also load April CU. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2933444
*** Update 4/3/2014 - as a precaution both the SharePoint and Project Server SP1 downloads have been temporarily made unavailable - more information when I have it. The KB articles have been updated with:We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates. As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published.***
Busy day in Project Blog land – SP1 for Project 2013 and Project 2013 is out – see http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2014/02/25/project-2013-and-project-server-2013-service-pack-1.aspx
A couple of points to note – if you updated the sproc mentioned in KB 2933444 then you will need to update it again after applying SP1 as we re-write the sprocs (double checking this (thanks Corrie!)) – and if you didn’t – perhaps you should?
And the other point – the SP1 Server side scheduling engine reports a lower version number than the client – so if you want to control the allowed version of Project Professional that can connect then just go for 15.0.4569.1000 and all will be good!
Just in case you are in the dark ages and still on Project or Project Server 2003 – the article over on the Project Support blog will help you move on up before support runs out on 8th April 2014 - Project 2003 and Project Server 2003- End of Support Life Announcement
A couple of recent posts over on Project Support cover some behaviors in Project Server timesheets that can catch folk out. The first relates to deleted projects and assignments – and what then happens in the timesheet - Project Server Timesheets- What happens when I delete a project or assignment- - as well as covering a bug in 2013 where the timesheet status is getting reset when a status approval follows a timesheet approval (which is virtually every time when you self approve timesheets! Then the 2nd came out of comments made on the first – and covers the relationship between assignments and timesheets – and the fact that one assignment can span multiple timesheets – and if there is time to submit on more than one of these – then guess what – it gets submitted too! Timesheets and assignments–updating status isn’t just for the current week
These apply to Project Server 2010, Project Server 2013 and Project Online. Thanks to Gary, Treb and Elli for their input into these conversations. And yes Gary, I’m still looking into a script to resolve the ‘wrong status’ issue.
It has been a busy few days in ProjectLand, and in case you hadn’t seen it we have a new KB out on the Project Server 2013 lost resources issue – complete with a stored procedure update that will patch our on-premises customers to avoid this condition occurring – and a detection script to see if you have hit the issue - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2933444
*** Update 2/18 - Looking to get the KB updated - but we incorrectly refer to the upcoming April 2014 CU as the April 2013 - hope this didn't confuse anyone too much - and thanks to Mike Wahlman of Project Hosts for pointing this out to me ***
Also very well worth your time to read is the great work Denise and Mike put in to the article What reporting tools can I use with project data? http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/what-reporting-tools-can-i-use-with-project-data-HA104187048.aspx – and some of you may have seen the poster at the Project Conference 2014.
And finally (for now) I published an article on Project Server 2010 categories and how they can fill up - Project Server 2010- Is my category full-.