Well popular demand in project circles means a few of you asked when we would do these again – and I am happy to say there is one scheduled for June 24th 2014 at 9:00am PST! See http://ignite.office.com/webcasts/support-webcast-service-packs-cumulative-updates for the details and click here to add it to your calendar. I will be covering the June 2014 Cumulative Update release for Project and Project Server 2010 and 2013 – and will probably mention the recent SP1 and April CU releases – and some what’s new stuff on Project Online.
Just the one schedule so far but we do hope to continue these into the next Microsoft financial year – probably after a summer break. The bad news is that Adrian will not be available to join me on this one – just me unless I can talk some of my colleagues into helping out. Looking forward to speaking with you all again!
Something old, new, certainly borrowed – not sure about blue…
New – Marc Boyer has just published the article Replicate Project Online Reporting Data to a SQL Server database using the OData protocol out on MSDN - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn720853(v=office.15).aspx with the promise of more to come over the next couple of months. Great for our customers and partners working with Project Online and wanting to use different reporting tools. The article covers using SQL Server Integration Services to pull your Project Online data to a another data source – either locally or could be in the cloud too.
Old – Just a reminder – the article I did over a year ago on using the Apple Mac with Project Online and Project Pro for Office 365 is worth a read if you are looking for Mac and Project solutions – and we certainly get quite a few questions on this topic - http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/05/21/project-online-how-do-i-use-my-apple-mac.aspx
Borrowed – Mostly referencing Sonia’s great content for Team Members, the Project Lite article over on the Project Support site gives more information about our latest licensing option for Team Members in your Project Online environments - Project Lite- More affordable access for Project Online Team Members
Blue? Best I could come up with…
I’ll update the other blog posts when I get a chance – but wanted to get the news out quickly.
Stefan’s blog gives all the details of the re-release of Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013 and Project Server 2013.
Earlier in the year we added some great new features to help users of Project Online - http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2014/01/22/project-online-have-you-seen-any-of-the-new-bits-we-have-added.aspx – and we had to switch one off when we hit some issues. We have resolved and tested out the new project wizard and it will be coming to your Project Online tenants over the next few days or so.
We currently have a vacancy in our team for a Support Escalation Engineer, to help us support Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online. Full details out on the Careers site and this could either be located in Issaquah, WA which is where I am based (just a few miles away from Redmond/Seattle) or with our Texas team down in Las Colinas. Applications on the careers site – don’t send your resumes to me. The job title says Support Escal Eng-Sharepoint – as we come under the SharePoint group, but this is for Project and we are expecting experience with our product set.
I think it is a great job, otherwise I wouldn’t do it – and before anyone asks – this isn’t for my role – I didn’t succumb to the food retail opportunity down the road (private joke for my FB friends…).