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…
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.