Heading home after a great time in Anaheim. A total of 8 sessions delivered over the conference and pre and post days – and plenty of other stuff going on – it has been a crazy few weeks. It really means a lot to me to hear from so many of you personally at the conference on the help the blog has been to you – and also gives me the encouragement to go on doing what I’m doing! Don’t forget your evaluations if you were at the conference – it helps us to know what worked, what didn’t – not just asking for me – but for all the sessions. I will be going through the videos shortly as there were plenty of sessions I wanted to get to but didn’t have the chance.
Good to catch up with so many partners and MVP’s (sitting drinking coffee at Long Beach airport with Michael Wharton as I write this…) as well as many customers I can now put a face to rather than just a voice (or e-mail). The karaoke was fun too at the House of Blues – Eli as Britney Spears was something special – as was the Stray Cat. I always think after karaoke that I really should try it. Next time…
The project community is something special – I’m glad I get to be part of it – and it has given me so many friendships over the years.
I have just made a very important posting over on the Project Support blog at Project Server 2013 and Project Online- What happened to my resources-. This posting covers a recent bug we discovered with Project Server 2013 an Project Online and now have a fix for. The symptom of this issue is that you can lose resources from your plan – and they appear as numbers rather than a name and are converted to material resources. Please take some time to read it if you are using Project Server 2013 or Project Online and have had issues where you saw resources missing from your plans.
*** Update 2/13 - please see Knowledgebase article - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2933444 for published details on this issue - including a detection script and a SQL command to correct a stored procedure to avoid this problem ***
Glad to meet so many people on the opening day of the conference - and to see Seattle win!! There recent update to our platform for http://blogs.technet.com/projectsupport appears to have removed my blog roll so I will try to get it up and running again - but just updating my list on this blog with two that I cannot work out why they were not already here!
*** Update 2/11 - My blog roll on http://blogs.technet.com/projectsupport has now been re-instated - and thanks Elli for spotting the error in my original link above. I really should read these things before publishing...) ***
I added Elli Johnston's "Project Server Pants" http://projectserverpants.wordpress.com/ and you will have to ask Elli about the name - it isn't as bad as it sounds... And Paul Mather (MVP) blog - http://pwmather.wordpress.com/ - and both are well worth a read and subscribing to. Nearly introduced them to each other too - but didn't see them at the same time.
Enjoy the conference!
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…