Following Project Conference 2009, it’s great to see the number of solutions that have been created to extend the out of the box capabilities of Microsoft Project Server 2007 (PS07) timesheet capabilities. All these solutions demonstrate the two key pillars of timesheets in Project Server 2007: scalability and extensibility. With its new queuing mechanism PS07 can easily handle thousands of timesheets per hour (see this whitepaper for scalability lab results: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Performance Testing Lab – English). Additionally PS07 offers fully documented API (Project Server Interface timesheet web services are fully documented in the SDK) and hence enables rich extensibility as demonstrated below with this impressive list of solution built by Microsoft and partners.
To learn more about about the out of the box PS07 capabilities check this diagram: Timesheeting and Statusing Data Flow Diagram
As disclosed at the Project Conference in Phoenix two weeks ago, Project Server 2010 offers additional enhancements to timesheets/statusing: tied-mode, new user interface and Exchange integration.
If you know of any other partner solution around timesheet and statusing please send me an email and I will gladly update this blog post.