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The TechNet team has just published this key article Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2007)
Please read this article prior to deploying any Project Server Cumulative Update.
As a reminder the last cumulative update was released on October 28th: Announcing the release of the October Cumulative Update for Project and Project Server 2007
The equivalent article for SharePoint are:
Just launched today: Security Resource Center for SharePoint Products and Technologies
This page provides IT pros with security resources for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Please find attached an inventory of ActiveX controls required for both Microsoft Project Server 2007 and Microsoft Portfolio Server 2007. These ActiveX controls need to be deployed on user’s desktop. Thanks Boris B for putting this together.
Please join us this week to the following two webcasts:
TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007: Workload Scenarios and Reference Architecture (Level 300)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we cover Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 workload scenarios and reference architecture to help you plan your deployment. We discuss typical product operations broken out by user roles and explain how they affect performance. We also present typical reference architecture based on key capacity planning characteristics. This webcast is part of a series targeted at IT professionals. In the series, we present the key aspects in detail that you should consider when you evaluate, plan, deploy, and operate Project Server 2007.
TechNet Webcast: Performance Management Using Project Server 2007 and PerformancePoint Server 2007 (Level 200)
Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time
The Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution allows users in an enterprise environment to create, select, plan, and manage projects over their lifespan. The EPM Solution includes Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007, Project Server 2007, and Project Portfolio Server 2007. Operational systems such as those built with EPM have a point-in-time view of the world for most of their metrics. As the number and complexity of projects rise, it is critical that you are able to create trend analysis and other performance management reports easily. In this webcast, you learn how to use the Microsoft Business Intelligence suite to augment the suite of built-in operational reports in the EPM Solution to deliver a broad range of analysis to the entire organization. This approach uses Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 to integrate data from EPM as well as other internal systems, such as human resources. We also cover the Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services cubes that ship with Project Server and discuss how you can extend their capabilities by adding additional data and analytics. Attend this webcast to discover:
How to create PerformancePoint key performance indicators (KPIs) targeted to project management, exception reporting, and guided analytics.How to implement a PerformancePoint application that you can roll out to your entire organization using Project Server.How easy it is to create trend analysis reports using PerformancePoint, enabling business users to look at all KPIs over time.
For other past and upcoming webcasts check the following: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx
The following article was published on TechNet this week: Performance and capacity requirements for Hyper-V
This article provides information about the performance and capacity requirements for deploying Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a Hyper-V™ virtual environment
In this article:
This is a great assets for all SharePoint and Project Server developers: http://microsoft.com/spg
This guidance helps architects and developers build SharePoint intranet applications. A reference implementation (RI) demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development and lifecycle management challenges.This guidance discusses the following:
The Ramp Up program (www.MyRampUp.com) has just launched a brand-new learning track: SharePoint for Developers, Part I today. This includes:
Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based program that can help users save time in learning Microsoft technology. The easy-to-access content (provided by subject-matter gurus) is specifically tailored to the Ramp Up program, and offered in a variety of forms (whitepaper, v-lab, codecast and slidecast). This SharePoint track, along with the other currently offered tracks (eg, Visual Studio 2008), teaches the important skills in a guided path, making the learning process easier and more efficient. Currently, there are no assessments in the program, so it's quicker than ever to graduate and receive the reward (25% off on certification and 50% off on e-Learning - only for graduates of Ramp Up).
On November 3, 2008 we announced the new “Master” certification for SharePoint Server 2007: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/master/SharePoint/default.mspx
The Microsoft Certified Master: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 program provides the most in-depth and comprehensive training available today for Office SharePoint Server 2007. This three-week training program is delivered by recognized experts from Microsoft and Microsoft partner organizations.