Christophe Fiessinger's Blog Updates on Microsoft's Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) offerings
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:
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).
Check out the following article from TechNet Magazine (December 2008 edition) from Pav Cherny on how to deploy Project Server 2007 on top on Windows Server 2008 and SQL 2005: Inside SharePoint Enterprise Project Management with SharePoint.
This 490-page white paper covers the essential phases and steps to upgrade existing instances of SQL Server 2000 and 2005 to SQL Server 2008 by using best practices. These include preparation tasks, upgrade tasks, and post-upgrade tasks. It is intended to be a supplement to SQL Server 2008 Books Online.
The categories in the following list correspond to chapters in the white paper.
Other related links:
FYI we have released an update to the desktop help files for the following Office products (including Project !): Microsoft Office Access 2007, Excel 2007, InfoPath 2007, OneNote 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Project 2007, Publisher 2007, SharePoint Designer 2007, Visio 2007, Word 2007
Install updates for Microsoft Office 2007 Help
Project 2007 help file can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=08232883-5E2D-4E11-83A2-17B6231E21CB&displaylang=en
Microsoft has released updated Help (HxS) files for Microsoft Office Project 2007. This update contains the latest revisions and additions to Project Help and Project Developer Help.
A lot of you have been asking for it, the TechNet team just published it :)
Requirements for using SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services with the Project Server 2007 Cube Building Service
and yes Project Server 2007 is supported on SQL Server 2008 as stated here (bottom of the page): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197379.aspx
Office Project Server 2007 supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. However, you must install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later as well as Office Project Server 2007 SP1 or later before you install SQL Server 2008.
Key reasons why consider SQL 2008:
Check the related TechNet article for more information:
Key Enterprise Project Management Resources
Save the date: May 11-15 2009 in Los Angeles, California. We are back to single week covering both Developer and IT Professional communities.
Expect to see some great Enterprise Project Management sessions.
and in case you missed I also expect to see you at the next Project Conference in September 2009 in Phoenix Arizona.
Last week the URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7 was released, this could be useful for your Project Server and SharePoint Server deployment:
URL Rewriter for IIS 7.0 enables Web administrators to create powerful rules to implement URLs that are easier for users to remember and easier for search engines to find. By using rule templates, rewrite maps and other functionality integrated into IIS Manager, administrators can easily set up rules to define URL rewriting behavior based on HTTP headers and server variables, or to perform redirects, send custom responses, or stop HTTP requests based on the logic expressed in the rewrite rules.
Check the announcement from the Windows Server team: URL Rewriter RTW and More IIS Extension Updates
We announced today the launch of our Online Services for Exchange and SharePoint, check out the official press release here:
Exchange Online and SharePoint Online Out of Beta and Ready for Purchase
SharePoint Online Services: http://www.microsoft.com/online/sharepoint-online.mspx