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  • Blog Post: Announcing the availability of the Project and Project Server 2007 Infrastructure Update

    On July 15th, 2008 Microsoft announced the availability of the Infrastructure Update for Office Servers. The Infrastructure Update for Office Servers is a set of updates to improve platform performance and contain several customer driven fixes. The updates are applicable to Microsoft Office SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Performance Tuning References

    Thanks to Roger Lamb please find references to improve SharePoint’s and Project Server performance: Case Study: Using Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server to implement a large-scale content storage scenario with rapid search availability (TechNet) White paper: Database Maintenance for Microsoft® SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Demos

    Are you a Microsoft partner? Would you like to see these reports live ?: New SQL Reporting Services Sample Reports for Project Server New Excel Services Sample Reports for Project Server What is Innovation Process Management? Why should you consider using Office SharePoint Server and not just WSS V3...
  • Blog Post: Latest SharePoint Developer Resources

    Following TechEd Developers USA last week please find below key updates for SharePoint developers (which all Project Server developers are :)): SharePoint Development for .NET Developers A new landing page for SharePoint developers with lots of new content. Everything from videos and online...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Project at TechED IT Professionals next week

    Simon Floyd, Michael Jordan, Emmanuel Fadullon, and myself will be attending TechEd IT Professionals next week in Orlando and we’ll be delivering the following EPM sessions: Code Title Time Description OFC255 Best Practices: Enabling Innovation Process Management Using Microsoft Office Enterprise Project...
  • Blog Post: Install Project Server 2007 in Windows Server 2008

    This article discusses the requirements and steps for installing Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 in a stand-alone Windows Server 2008 environment. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc531331.aspx If you are looking for reasons why you should deploy PS 2007 on Windows Server 2008, check this...
  • Blog Post: Project Server Load Balancing Using F5

    Ryan Korock from F5 has shared the following suggestions when discussing load balancing for Project Server: Load Balancing Method - Because of the nature of HTTP, any of the load balancing methods will work fairly well (this is not always true for other protocols). I suggest using least connections or...
  • Blog Post: Must-read Newly published SharePoint White Papers

    On a weekly basis I always check this two great source of information on TechNet (ideally I’d love to be able to have an RSS subscription to these pages): Newly published content for Office SharePoint Server 2007 Newly published content for Office Project Server 2007 The April 14, 2008 release contains...
  • Blog Post: New Excel Services Sample Reports for Project Server

    Following this post ( New SQL Reporting Services Sample Reports for Project Server ), please find below the list of Excel Services (samples attached) reports included in the newly released demo VPC. If you want to learn more about Excel Services (requires SharePoint Server ) two new great books have...
  • Blog Post: Don’t forget to dispose your SharePoint Objects!

    A week ago I pointed to a sample piece of code to retrieve Project Server Settings , today I came across this excellent post from Roger Lamb: SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Dispose Patterns by Example . If you are using SharePoint objects don’t forget to dispose them! In the code sample mentioned earlier...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Learning Resources

    Learn more about Office SharePoint Server 2007 and related technologies to take advantage of the full enterprise capabilities. This site includes highlighted learning resources for developers and IT professionals. http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/readiness/pages/search.aspx
  • Blog Post: Why consider SQL Server 2008 for your EPM farm?

    In case you have not heard, we’ll be launching a new version of SQL Server in 2008 (in the second half of this year)! Why consider SQL Server 2008 with Project Server or Portfolio Server 2007? Joel Oleson wrote the following post recently on that subject: Top 10 SQL 2008 Features for SharePoint IT Pros...
  • Blog Post: Physical storage and physical topology recommendations

    Two very useful SharePoint Server articles have been published on TechNet that are directly applicable to a Project Server farm. As I mentioned yesterday a properly configured SQL server will help Improving Queue Performance . Physical storage recommendations The disks and arrays you choose — and how...
  • Blog Post: Do not play memory games : deploy front end/application servers on 64-bit

    I was recently visiting a large customer who had multiple Web Front End/Application servers (combined PWA and PSI) and each server had 12GB of memory. They were using Windows Server 2003 32-bit version. In a 32-bit environment only a fraction of the RAM was being utilized and it's important to remember...
  • Blog Post: Search Project Server data using MOSS' BDC and Enterprise Search - CodePlex Solution Starter

    Do you ever wonder how many projects are in a specific phase? Would you like to know the attributes of a specific resource? Are you looking when a specific milestone ends? Do you have users in your organization that are not part of the Project Server resource pool but still need to access the data? Being...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Online Services for SharePoint

    Bill Gates announced this morning at the SharePoint Conference a new online offering for SharePoint, following our Online strategy (Software + Services) : http://www.microsoft.com/online/sharepoint-online.mspx Microsoft SharePoint Online provides a highly secure, central location where employees can...
  • Blog Post: Database Maintenance for SharePoint

    Bill Baer’s white paper: Database Maintenance for SharePoint is now live. Table of Contents Check for and repair consistency errors by using DBCC CHECKDB 1 About DBCC CHECKDB 1 DBCC CHECKDB and performance 2 Measure and reduce fragmentation 3 Measure fragmentation in a SQL Server 2005 database (sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2007 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package

    On December 11th, 2007 Microsoft released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2007 Microsoft Office System. We released this week the post-SP1 hotfix package (fixes made after the SP1 code base was locked down and up until SP1 is released), as well as Project Portfolio Server 2007 Service Pack 1 . This hotfix...
  • Blog Post: IT Manager Webcast: Deploying SharePoint Server with Project Server 2007

    I'll be hosting the following webcast targeted at IT Professionals on Thursday, March 20, 2008, 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Out of the box, Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 is deployed on top of Windows SharePoint Services. In this session, we explain why customers are deploying Project...
  • Blog Post: Advanced SharePoint Videos and Whitepapers available on TechNet

    Watch lectures delivered by experts in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and download and read supporting white papers: Advanced lectures and white papers Overview: Office SharePoint Server server farm architecture Overview: Configuring server farms Securing server farms Configuring performance...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package

    SharePoint Server 2007 – KB 941274 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – KB 941422 These hotfix are intended to correct only the problem that is described in the KB articles above. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing the specific problem. Contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain these...
  • Blog Post: Custom Project Initiation Solution Starter on CodePlex

    A new solution starter that demonstrates how to leverage InfoPath & Forms Services as well Windows Workflow Foundation (hosted by SharePoint) to create your own project initiation phase has been released on CodePlex . The project initiation phase is different for every customers and organizations...
  • Blog Post: Create an Excel's User Defined Function (UDF) to display web service data

    Scenario You have built a Project Server Interface (PSI) extension to query the Reporting database and you would like to display the data in your favorite reporting tool: Excel. The solution is to create an Excel Services User Defined Function that will call the custom PSI Extension created and...
  • Blog Post: Project Server Session at SharePoint Conference

    FYI we'll have two Project Server sessions at the next SharePoint Conference, March-6 in Seattle ( Interoperability and Business Process track): Why Customers Are Deploying SharePoint Server in Conjunction with Project Server 2007 for Effective Project Management and Collaboration Out of the box, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool

    Overview The SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool is a set of free models of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). The two models use the analysis and simulation features of System Center Capacity Planner 2007 (SCCP) to help you explore suitable IT infrastructure...
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