Christophe Fiessinger's Blog Updates on Microsoft's Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) offerings
Yes the other PPS (not Project Portfolio Server J) has just been released. PerformancePoint Server could be a great addition to an EPM deployment if you need dash boarding capabilities for instance. For more information on the product or to download a trial version please refer to: http://www.microsoft.com/business/performancepoint/
Quoting Jim Corbin who is in charge of the EPM SDK: “The online Project SDK now has “Visual How Tos” section, with the first video for Project: Creating Custom Web Parts for Project Server 2007.
The video, in 11 minutes, provides an overview of building a Web Part using Visual Studio and adding the Web Part to Project Web Access.
The video is based on the simplified “No PWA Reference” code of the SDK article Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Project Server Web Part. While the original SDK article uses only C#, the video shows the Visual Basic code. The article that accompanies the video uses both Visual Basic and C#."
“Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 (Project Server) and Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007 (Portfolio Server) integrate via the Portfolio Server gateway. Data is exchanged by running either an import or an export from Portfolio Server. But this exchange is done in bulk and typically batched. There is a desire to have a more granular experience in near real-time. The EPMSync Solution Accelerator is a proposed solution to this problem. The EPMSync Solution Accelerator synchronizes Portfolio Server attributes with Project Server custom fields (and a set of project level built-in fields). The solution is made up of a Windows Service and a number of supporting applications.”
It's now available and ready for download: