March, 2010

Christophe Fiessinger's Blog
Updates on Microsoft's Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) offerings

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    Last Chance to Get Project 2010 Ignited!

    Dear Customers/Partners, etc… quick reminder that you have one last chance to attend the Project 2010 Ignite free training in Seattle next week: Microsoft Project 2010 Ignite US Training Location and Dates in March 2010 (register and attend!)

    Just got back from delivering the content last week in Reston, Virginia and again all attendees were extremely pleased with the event and the learning experience. A great way to know what’s coming since the new version of Microsoft Project is just around the corner (Project 2010 and SharePoint 2010 are on schedule and will release to manufacturing (RTM) in April)

    For instance check out these blogs posts from Jacques Goupil from MS Project Now!

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    Project 2010 and SharePoint 2010 are on schedule and will release to manufacturing (RTM) in April

    Key announcement today on the Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering blog: Get Office for Today or Tomorrow

    In addition to the Office 2010 Technology Guarantee, were excited to confirm that Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 are on schedule and will release to manufacturing (RTM) next month.

    For businesses, we will launch the 2010 set of products, including Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 worldwide on May 12. To find out more about the Worldwide Business Launch, visit http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/businessproductivity/proof/pages/2010-launch-events.aspx.

    For consumers, Office 2010 will be available online and on retail shelves this June

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    ANNOUNCING Microsoft Project Server 2010 IT Professional TechNet Webcast Series

    We are happy to announce the upcoming Microsoft Project Server 2010 webcast series targeted at IT Professionals between March and May 2010. This webcast series will provide Microsoft Project Server 2010 deployment guidance and best practices. The webcasts will be delivered by Microsoft Consulting Services expert EPM consultants that have been actively involved with customers deploying Project Server 2010 in production.

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    Title Date/Time Description Presenter
    Project Server 2010 – Performance Part 1: Setup, Test Execution, and Results Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) This webcast is part of a seven-part series that provides Microsoft Project Server 2010 deployment guidance and best practices for IT professionals. We discuss Project Server 2010 performance characteristics and farm architecture planning, and we share the results of Project Server 2010 performance lab tests conducted on a targeted reference hardware architecture in the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) by Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) in partnership with the Microsoft Product Group. The test results were used to identify performance bottlenecks and identify better design and implementation practices for Project Server 2010 infrastructures. Join us to learn how we set the testing lab up, executed the testing, and test tools used. In a second webcast, we show you the results, architecture, data flow deep dive, and sizing guidelines to use for your Project Server implementation.. Mike Shughrue, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Corporation and Michael Jordan, Lead Architect (EPM), Microsoft Corporation
    Project Server 2010 - Performance Part 2: Architecture, Sizing, and Capacity Wednesday, March 24, 2010 8:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) This webcast is part of a seven-part series that provides Microsoft Project Server 2010 deployment guidance and best practices for IT professionals. We discuss Project Server 2010 performance characteristics and farm architecture planning, and we share the results of Project Server 2010 performance lab tests conducted on a targeted reference hardware architecture in the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) by Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) in partnership with the Microsoft Product Group. The test results were used to identify performance bottlenecks and identify better design and implementation practices for Project Server 2010 infrastructures. Join us to learn the test results, architecture, data flow, and sizing guidelines and best practices for your Project Server 2010 implementation. Mike Shughrue, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Corporation and Michael Jordan, Lead Architect (EPM), Microsoft Corporation
    Project Server 2010 - Upgrade and Migration Wednesday, April 07, 2010 8:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) This webcast is part of a seven-part series that provides Microsoft Project Server 2010 deployment guidance and best practices for IT professionals. In this webcast, we discuss upgrade options from both Microsoft Project Server 2003 and Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2010. Topics we cover include tools, processes, scenarios, best practices for upgrade and migration, SharePoint coexistence impacts, and full-farm versus split-farm upgrades. Jean-Francois LeSaux, EPM Lead Architect, Microsoft Corporation and Steven Haden, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Corporation
    Project Server 2010 - Backwards Compatibility Mode Wednesday, April 14, 2010 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Join us to learn about a new Microsoft Project 2010 capability the Backwards Compatibility Mode (BCM), which helps you accelerate deployment of Project 2010. With BCM, various desktop and server versions of Microsoft Project can seamlessly coexist and exchange data. BCM exists on Project 2010 desktop applications and Project Server 2010, and in certain scenarios, BCM makes it possible for Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 to access Project Server 2010. We advise to view the "Project Server 2010 - Upgrade and Migration" webcast prior to attending this webcast. This webcast is part of a seven-part series that provides Microsoft Project Server 2010 deployment guidance and best practices for IT professionals. Jan Kalis, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
    Project Server 2010 - Coexisting with SharePoint Server 2010 Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) The new Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition is now a requirement for running Microsoft Project Server 2010. For all practical purposes, Project Server 2010 became a SharePoint 2010 application. In this webcast, we discuss two scenarios: 1) deploying a new enterprise project management (EPM)-focused farm with Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 and 2) deploying Project Server 2010 into an existing SharePoint Server 2010 farm, where the original capacity planning and design assumptions need to be reviewed to determine if the changes to the existing SharePoint 2010 farm architecture are needed prior to adding Project Server 2010 to the farm. This webcast is part of a seven-part series that provides Microsoft Project Server 2010 deployment guidance and best practices for IT professionals. Jean-Francois LeSaux, EPM Lead Architect, Microsoft Corporation
    Project Server 2010 - Backup and Restore Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) In this webcast, we explain the process for performing backup and restore in Project Server 2010. The supported scenarios we cover include mirroring (with and without witness), restore over existing farm, and restore into a new farm. We demonstrate the tools in Central Admin, command line, PowerShell, and Microsoft SQL Server for farm-level, instance-level (5 database attach scenario), and site-level collections. We also provide an overview of Playbooks, the metadata backup and restore tool in Project Server 2010.This webcast is part of a seven-part series that provides Microsoft Project Server 2010 deployment guidance and best practices for IT professionals. Jean-Francois LeSaux, EPM Lead Architect, Microsoft Corporation and Steven Haden, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Corporation
    Project Server 2010 - Operations Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) This webcast is part of a seven-part series that provides Microsoft Project Server 2010 deployment guidance and best practices for IT professionals. In this webcast, we cover the process of managing and maintaining a Project Server 2010 implementation, demonstrate Project Server 2010 diagnostics and monitoring, provide troubleshooting tips, and share health check best practices. Michael Jordan, Lead Architect (EPM), Microsoft Corporation

    You need to register for the free of charge webcast by clicking the link; then you get emailed a link to sign on and participate in the web cast on its date and time (please note only the first two webcast are available for registration at this stage). Each TechNet webcast is recorded for later viewing which should be through the same registration URL.

    Key Microsoft Project 2010 Resources

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