Christophe Fiessinger's Blog Updates on Microsoft's Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) offerings
Following this announcement Microsoft Project Server and Team Foundation Server 2010 CTP Virtual Machine I am happy to announced that we will delivering a webcast to showcase the integration between Team Foundation Sever 2010 with Project Server 2010 on August 20th, 2010 from 8 to 9am Pacific Time, so book your calendars, download the VM to test it out yourself and asks lots of questions during the webcast, don’t be shy we want to hear from you ! Registration: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032456432&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US
Following yesterday’s webcast: Microsoft Project and SharePoint Server 2010 Better Together–free webcast July 27 & 28 someone asked how can the Risk Evaluation demoed be customized to your own business needs?
This form is based on an InfoPath custom form and stores its answers tied to each project in the Project Risk Forms library in the demo dataset.
To customize the form to your needs (risk assessment questionnaire) do the following:
You can also download and check our based demo VM to see how we did in our sample demo dataset: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9713956
Don’t forget it’s tomorrow morning and Wednesday as announced ten days ago: Microsoft Project and SharePoint Server 2010 Better Together - white paper & webcasts
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
In this webcast, we introduce project management methodologies for people who are familiar with collaboration platforms. Discover how Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are better together. Topics we cover include risk management, issue management, resource constraint management, project alignment with strategic business objectives, demand management, cost analysis, and business intelligence for dashboards and status reporting.
Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010: Focus on Collaboration
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
In this webcast, we introduce the integration of collaboration strategies and features of Microsoft Project Server 2010 for participants in a project management office (PMO)/project portfolio management (PPM) environment. Join us to learn what Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 has to offer with features such as Project Sites and Workspaces, version control, task synchronization between Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, governance workflows, tagging, wikis, discussion boards, integration of connectivity with remote team members via the web and mobile devices, and business intelligence for dynamic reporting.
Great landing page the TechNet writers have put together, plenty of content for you to watch during the relaxing summer days! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff628958.aspx
[cross post from Project Admin Blog: Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2010 June CU 2010 are live! in case you missed it, the very first Project Server and SharePoint Server 2010 Cumulative Update are ready for download!]
See you next on September 14th for the Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative August Update
I am very excited to announce the release of a 54 pages white paper written by Tim Cermak and Tim Runcie from Advisicon, entitled Microsoft Project and SharePoint Server 2010 -- Better Together: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=197213. In conjunction with this release, we will be delivering a two part webcast series next week describing the concepts discussed in the white paper (see below).
Managing projects is so much more than just checking task status, schedules and the critical path. It is a multi-faceted animal that can become a beast if not controlled. Projects succeed and thrive with effective collaboration and control over knowledge assets to deliver top and bottom-line business results. Keeping the Project Team and stakeholders up to date on all aspects of a project’s status is crucial to managing stakeholders and completing a project successfully. The ability to bring robust Project, Program and Portfolio Management together with extensive collaboration has been long in coming, but it is now captured in the new release of Microsoft Project Server 2010.
Microsoft SharePoint Server provides the most widely used collaboration platform on the market today, with a powerful set of capabilities and features. Enterprise Project Management (EPM) helps organizations select and deliver the right projects, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and ultimately plant the seeds to grow the business. However, in most organizations, while operating mostly in parallel, these elements remain separate from one another.
The new feature set in Microsoft Project Server 2010 creates a formidable tool that provides multiple capabilities to encompass successful Project Management, Program Management and Portfolio Management. Now, a single tool can guide an entire organization in selecting, planning, executing and managing its initiatives with the specific goals of meeting project success metrics, aligning with strategic objectives and driving the business forward toward its goals.
This whitepaper is written with the end user in mind. It will highlight the new features in Project Server 2010 and how this tool has evolved into a must-have requirement for Project Management. You will see capabilities in this release that you have been wanting, hoping for and most likely haven’t even thought of. Plus with Microsoft tethering Project to their shining star, SharePoint, it has created the most significant Project release of the decade.
Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010: Focus on Project Management
Tim Cermak, Senior Portfolio Advisor, Advisicon, Inc.
You need to register for the free of charge webcast by clicking the links below; 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: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=webcasts
As a reminder a similar white paper and webcasts focused on Demand Management and Portfolio Strategy were published and delivered since May, 2010:
Great demo from Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President, Office Business Productivity Group, on SharePoint 2010 (Business Intelligence and FAST Search capabilities), Dynamics CRM 2011 and Office Communication Server 14 – demo starts at 3:20:00 (25min)! http://digitalwpc.com/Videos/VisionKeynoteVideos10/1 (demo during Stephen Elop segment during keynote).
Its all about Business Intelligence, SharePoint, sounds like Project Server 2010 correct Exiting future for customers, partners and us MSFT employees…
Hello I have just passed this morning the very first Microsoft Project Server 2010 exam: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring with a very good score. Skills measured: Installing Project Server 2010 (23 percent); Managing Resources and Security (25 percent); Configuring Project Server 2010 (25 percent); Administering Project Server 2010 (27 percent). Beside being an avid fan of all content on TechNet and having installed Project Server 2010 multiple times, the following two books I blogged about before are great study guides for the exam:
Would expect all you consultants/partners/customers that deploy and configure Project Server 2010 every day to be certified soon!
Just finished reading Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Server 2010 and have to admit I was very impressed by the extend and the depth of the content. If you need a reference book for Project Server 2010 or a study guide this has to be one one of them! A well worth investment for anyone who deploys or administer Project Server 2010. See yourself by checking this impressive Table of Content.
Excellent job Gary, Dale and Tony from msProjectExperts!
A must-read learning guide and reference for implementers and administrators who deploy or manage the Microsoft EPM platform. This book includes deployment guidance from forming a team through gathering requirements and managing a pilot. Follow our best practice installation and configuration guide to achieve success. Authors: Gary L. Chefetz, Dale A. Howard & Tony Zink; ISBN: 978-1-934240-09-0; PAGES: 912
Exciting news, as announced by Arpan Shah last week-end: Hello Microsoft Project World! he’s the new marketing lead for Microsoft Project (Twitter account: @arpanshah) (replacing Seth Patton).
Say hello to him at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) this week (A recap of what Project is doing at the WPC)!