Christophe Fiessinger's Blog Updates on Microsoft's Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) offerings
Echoing a similar blog post from my SharePoint colleagues: Microsoft Virtualization: Best Choice for SharePoint; this is especially true with the recent release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
Related posts I wrote in the past:
and yes we will have a Project Server virtualization session covering this topic at our upcoming Phoenix Conference.
Following this announcement: ANNOUNCING Microsoft Project Server 2010 Demand Management Webcast Series - Mark your Calendars!, a quick reminder that the series starts tomorrow morning with Tim Cermak, Senior Portfolio Advisor, Advisicon: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada):
Project Server 2010 Demand Management (Part 1 of 4): Overview This is the first webcast in a four-part series in which we discuss the concepts of demand management in Microsoft Project Server 2010. In this webcast, we highlight the new Demand Management feature in Project Server 2010. Topics we cover include how demand management in Project Server 2010:
Tim Cermak is a senior portfolio advisor with Advisicon, Inc. His extensive experience includes complex project and portfolio program implementation and development, primarily in the manufacturing, IT, and financial industries. Tim holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP) credential offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Tim served as a vice president of Global Strategic Alliances for the Microsoft Project Association where he honed his expertise of building strategic partnerships and formalizing the structural development of communities of practices worldwide for Microsoft Project technology.
In case you have not heard we have just released the February 2011 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project and Project Server 2007 and 2010 as announced by Brian on our Admin blog: Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 February CU 2011 are Live! Save the date to learn all about it in a webcast: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 8:00 AM, Pacific Time (US & Canada).
Webcast link: Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative February Update https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032455141
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Please check this recently published article from Victor Richardson on the MPUG (Microsoft Project User Group) site: Migrating to Microsoft Project Server 2007: Lessons from the Field
On the same topic please check the following white paper recently released: Best Practices for Migrating to Project Server 2007 white paper now available
Yammer message translation is now live on a network near you! Following this announcement last February: Yammer Announces Message Translation to Ignite Multilingual Collaboration, It’s exciting to see the functionality live as shown below on one of my network from my second favorite company after Microsoft: Contoso (a little bit of French, Greek, Japanese, Italian and Spanish below).
It only required one check box to enable it on my Enterprise network and voila! 39 news ways to engage, collaborate and innovate thanks to Yammer and Microsoft! Guess what there is so much more innovation to come it’s hard to stay quiet….
What a day, so proud to work for Microsoft! Yes there is a new Windows 8 and a Windows Server 2012, plenty of new innovative hardware/PCs/tables and Surface available to purchase. Two useful links below for consumers:
The Community Technology Preview (CTP) was released this morning to TechNet and MSDN subscribers.
The Self-Service Business Intelligence aspect of this next SQL released due next year could be a major enhancement to Project Server reporting.
To learn more: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2.aspx
Following this post: I am speaking at SPTechCon in Boston June 1-3, register! @SPTechCon, I’m happy to announce that in addition to the sessions we will be having a special next Wednesday (June 1st) from 5:15 to 7:00pm. Beside a great presentation & demos from Dux Raymond from Innovative-e and Scott Jamison from Jornata, we’ll be giving away great giveaways including 10 copies of Project Professional 2010 (yes we can!), books, 16GB USB keys and more… More information can be found here: http://www.sptechcon.com/Boston2011/specialevents.html So don’t miss out and register!
Exciting news today about the release of the Beta of Kinect SDK for Windows, I can’t even imagine what developers worldwide will come up with; and really looking forward to the creativity! Check this official post: Kinect for Windows SDK – It’s Here! Who can make this a reality: Microsoft Project 2010 Kinect Edition: You Are the Controller! ?
Start your downloads: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/kinectsdk/
PS: For Project Server developers make sure you attend this upcoming free webcast on June 23: Upcoming MSDN Webcast (6/23): Understanding Project Server Interface (PSI) in Project Server 2010 (Level 300)
Please find below the two Enterprise Social/Yammer/SharePoint sessions that will be delivered at both TechEd North America in New Orleans, June 3-6, and at TechEd Europe in Madrid in June 25-28. Yes we will also have a Yammer/Social booth staffed by Yammer & Microsoft experts so don’t be shy and please swing by to ask all your enterprise social questions!