Just posted over on the Project Support blog about the March 2013 Public update for Project Server 2013, which includes the fixes that were due to be delivered in the February 2013 Cumulative Update. The link is here - http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/03/18/project-server-2013-march-public-updates.aspx and I have also updated the more general CU release blog. Please note that this release of the March Public Update becomes the new baseline for CU installation – meaning that any future CU installations will require the March Public Update to be installed.
A couple of cross blog references here on resource management topics – and both affect Project Online as well as the on premise installations.
Firstly an issue where you cannot open more than a certain number of resources from your Resource Center in Project Professional 2013 – blogged over on the Project Support blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/03/11/project-server-2013-why-can-t-i-open-all-my-resources-from-the-resource-center.aspx. The numbers aren’t exact – but will be around 120 for IE9, then 520 or so for IE10, Chrome and Firefox. (This functionality doesn’t work at all in Sarafi on the PC, and obviously wouldn’t on the Mac).
The second one is from our very good friend Gary Chefetz over at MSProjectExperts and unlocks the key to the Windows Logon Account field if you wish to add resources via Project Professional 2013 - http://www.projectserverhelp.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=205 . Also note Gary’s comment on needing to select at least one resource from the existing resource center to open Pro up.
I just published a couple of posts on the Microsoft Project Support blog over on TechNet covering a couple of issues that appear to be catching our customers out.
The first is one on adding Project Online to an existing Office 365 plan that has not yet been upgraded with the recent service upgrade - Project Online- Why can’t I add it to my Office365 yet-
and the second relates to adding one plan to another – such as adding Project Pro for Office 365 to a Project Online plan - Project Online- How do I add Project Pro-
I hope you find these useful – and let me know how Project Online is going for you if you have already jumped in!
Just in case you aren’t keeping up with the posts on the Project Support blog – head on over to http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/02/14/microsoft-project-server-2007-2010-and-2013-february-2013-cu-announcement.aspx for the details of the February 2012 Cumulative Updates (CU) for Project and Project Server 2007, 2010 and 2013. As mentioned previously, we are releasing earlier in the month – and plan to match “Patch Tuesday” (the second Tuesday of the month) in the even months.
If you have started working with Project Server 2013 and have run into issues with Project Sites not being provisioned as you expect, and are using Alternate Access Mappings (AAM), then take a look over on the new Project Support site at the latest posting - http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/01/10/project-server-2013-project-sites-alternate-access-mapping-and-themes.aspx