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  • Blog Post: Project Server 2007 Report Pack II – An incredible asset you should all leverage

    This is a blog post that is worth checking out! My colleague Jan Kalis just announced the release of the Project Server 2007 Report Pack II (recorded webcast and demo here ). Why is it the best thing since slice bread? Well check out the following list of SQL Server Reporting Services it contains (and...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2007 Renaming tool

    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...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of Project Portfolio Server 2007 Guide: Configuration Recommendations

    The following Project Portfolio Server 2007 guide was released yesterday: Project Portfolio Server 2007 Guide: Configuration Recommendations, it describes key configuration guidelines. Scope This guide outlines some of the high-level performance potentials and guidelines of Portfolio Server based on...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of SQL Server 2005 SP3

    Microsoft released today SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3). SQL 2005 version should now be 9.00.4035 . Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains hotfixes that were included in cumulative update packages for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 from cumulative update package 1 to cumulative...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Best Practices for capacity management

    The following article Best Practices for capacity management was recently published on the SharePoint Server TechCenter . Some highlights that are also applicable to the Project Server world are: Capacity planning should be revisited repeatedly in all phases of a project as assumptions become more concrete...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s vision of the next generation Data Center

    Great post from Michael Manos about our next generation of data center: Generation 4 Modular Data Centers : Our Vision for Generation 4 Modular Data Centers - One way of Getting it just right . . . “A highly modular, scalable, efficient, just-in-time data center capacity program that can be delivered...
  • Blog Post: How to deploy cumulative updates for Project Server 2007

    The TechNet team has just published this key article Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2007) Please read this article prior to deploying any Project Server Cumulative Update. As a reminder the last cumulative update was released on October 28th: Announcing the release of the October Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: Project Server Disaster Recovery Guide and Technical Library

    Two important documents are have been published on TechNet this week. I like the single help file particularly since it’s a very easy way to get all our latest IT Professionals documentation in one location and be able to read it without being connected to the web: Plan for disaster recovery in Project...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of the August Cumulative Update for Project and Project Server 2007

    The Microsoft Office team has changed the way that it delivers hot fixes for reported problems by moving away from the current priority-driven hot fix release model to a scheduled delivery model. This change comes in the form of cumulative updates and critical on-demand (COD) hotfixes. The objective...
  • Blog Post: Video blogs on Task Statusing on http://blogs.msdn.com/project

    Shameless copy from Brian’s post this morning: Treb and Dave are working on a series of Silverlight video blogs around task statusing and timetracking – and specifically what the administrative options do, and the first is live at http://blogs.msdn.com/project/archive/2008/09/23/video-review-of-project...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Content Recently Published (July, August, September)

    Please find below an inventory of the content published for the past three months by the Office EPM UA team, feel free to forward this email to your customers and partners: Office Online Watch this: Use lag and lead time This demo shows how to use lag and lead time to create gaps and overlaps between...
  • Blog Post: Newly published content for Office Project Server 2007, week of September 15, 2008

    Key content has just been published on TechNet : Database maintenance plans for Project Server 2007 This chapter describes best practices for creating database maintenance plans for Project Server 2007 databases. Project Server 2007 Hyper-V guide This downloadable, 37-page document provides IT administrators...
  • Blog Post: Performance and Capacity Planning Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007

    A new TechCenter on TechNet focused: resources to help you with performance and capacity planning for your SharePoint Server deployment—map your solution design to a farm size and set of hardware that supports your business goals. Organized By: Planning Recommendations Estimate performance based on test...
  • Blog Post: Project Server Hyper-V and Active Directory Synchronization Documentation

    Bonjour, two key documents has been published on TechNet last week: Plan for using Project Server 2007 in a Hyper-V virtual environment and see this post for more Hyper-V info Project Server Hyper-V Virtualization Support and Licensing This article provides preliminary guidance for using Microsoft Office...
  • Blog Post: Project Server Hyper-V Virtualization Support and Licensing

    Please find an important announcement from the SharePoint team that impact the Project Server 2007 world as well: Update on Licensing and Virtualization Support for SharePoint Products and Technologies Project Server 2007 Service Pack and later is now officially supported on Windows 2008 Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Project Infrastructure Update Know Issues

    The associated Infrastructure Update KB ( 953750 ) article was recently updated with two know issues, as mentioned during the Webcast these two issues will be fixed in the August Cumulative Update. To request a Cumulative Update go to the following site . As a reminder, if you have any issue with our...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Infrastructure Update Webcast Slides

    The slide deck with an overview of the Project and Project Server 2007 Infrastructure Update has been posted on EPMConnect : A briefing on the released Project Infrastructure Update - the quality has just got even better This 53 slide deck contains the following: Introduction Infrastructure Update Walkthrough...
  • Blog Post: Deploy the Infrastructure Update for Office Project Server 2007

    If case you have missed it, there is a useful TechNet article that describe how to deploy the Infrastructure Update for Project Server : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc671413.aspx The equivalent SharePoint article is here: Install the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers ...
  • Blog Post: How to deploy the Project Infrastructure Update on a virtual image (VHD)?

    On July 15, 2008 we released the Infrastructure Update: Announcing the availability of the Project and Project Server 2007 Infrastructure Update Please find below the procedure to update a standalone virtual image (VHD). Depending on what data you have in your VPC you might require additional disk space...
  • Blog Post: How to extend the size of a virtual image (VHD)?

    Let’s assume you have an EPM demo VPC with one disk and one partition of 19.53GB and you’d like to extend it to install additional software. Download VhdResizer , open the VHD you want to update and set its new size to 25GB for instance (Dynamic type) Boot VHD using Windows PE ( Windows Preinstallation...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of SQL Server 2008

    It’s official: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/aug08/08-06SQLServer2008PR.mspx Check out the official site: Why consider SQL Server 2008 for your EPM farm? Before upgrading your EPM production farm please wait for the official supportability statements (will also blog about it as usual...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Support Lifecycle and Project Server

    Do you ever wonder how long we support our software and software updates such as Service Packs for instance? For instance how long will Project Server 2007 Service Pack 1 will be supported? All the answers can be found on this site: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/ Some useful links: SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Content Recently Published (June-July)

    Office Online Content and Demo Videos Connect with other Project users Connecting with the community of Project users has now gotten more interesting with the addition of more community resources. Project functions for custom fields Examples have been added to this popular article to you customize Project...
  • 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: How to analyze Microsoft Project Server HTTP traffic

    What is the bandwidth requirement for Project Web Access (PWA)? How long does it take to load specific PWA pages? What are all HTTP calls for each component that make up a page? Why is the page taking so long to load? etc… If case you did not know, the easiest way to gather this information and answer...
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