Christophe Fiessinger's Blog Updates on Microsoft's Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) offerings
Could not resist! Downloaded the Windows 7 64bit ISO, built a new Hyper-V virtual machine, installed Project Professional 2007 and connected to Project Web Access:
So far so good, looks very promising, tempted to reformat my home PC this week-end…
More Windows 7 information here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx
With the recent publication this week of this Project Portfolio Server 2007 document: Project Portfolio Server 2007 Guide: Configuration Recommendations and I since I have seen a lot of questions on the subject lately, please find a recap of the software requirements for Portfolio Server 2007:
Project Portfolio Server 2007 requires a 32-bit machine. There is no 64-bit version and the installer will not run on a 64-bit operating system. In addition, the administrator needs to install the reporting tier on a 32-bit reporting server.
Check out this latest addition to the Project Server 2007 tool/code sample family by Colby Africa: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 PSI Extension Generator 1.0: Released to MSDN Code Gallery. This tool released by Colby addresses the issues I raised 18 months ago: Lessons Learned from writing a PSI Extension.
In Colby’s words: “To enable developers to take advantage of PSI Extensions, I have created a generator that not only automates the creation of web services, but also automatically deploys the web service once generated. Intended for development environments, this generator takes the drudgery out of creating, configuring, and deploying PSI Extension web services.“
This is awesome Colby, it almost makes it too easy!
If you are wondering what could be scenarios of Project Server Interface (PSI) extensions, check this post Scenarios for PSI Extension.
For other EPM tools published CodePlex and MSDN Code Gallery use the following two links:
If you have tools/code samples you’d like to share with the EPM community and you have questions on how to do it and need assistance please contact me via this blog (“Email” link on top).
Following this initial post How to Rename Projects After a Project Server 2007 Migration written by Mike Shughrue I’ve modified it a bit to have the ability to rename any project as shown below (used to be hardcoded to replace the “_Published” string).
Executable and source code are located here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/PS2007Rename
The following Project Portfolio Server 2007 guide was released yesterday: Project Portfolio Server 2007 Guide: Configuration Recommendations, it describes key configuration guidelines.
This guide outlines some of the high-level performance potentials and guidelines of Portfolio Server based on successful user and organizational adoption. The guide focuses on areas where it is important to observe specific technical and managerial limitations and guidelines to ensure effective use of Portfolio Server.
For each function, the guide focuses on three main topics:
For more Portfolio Server documentation please refer to the TechNet Tech Center for Portfolio Server: Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007
Looking forward to a great Enterprise Project Management year.
Key events with EPM sessions I hope to see you at: Microsoft TechEd North America 2009 - May 11-15, Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Project Conference 2009 – September 14-17, Phoenix, AZ