Dieter's ProjBlog

This blog contains my personal thoughts and opinions about project management and the next release of the greatest project management tool on earth, Microsoft Project 12.

September, 2005

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    Events

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    A nearly universal element of EPM (enterprise project management) deployments is the implementation of custom business processes. Each organization has their own methodology for proposing projects, asking for resources to fund or staff a project, taking...
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    Q + A

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    I took a quick pass through comments on the blog this morning. Until Beta 1, I am going to focus on responding to platform/infrastructure questions and steer clear of feature questions. Is the PSI backward compatible? Will code written against the...
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    Demos On My Mind

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    I am back up for air! I just spent the past 7 days and about 100 hours (yes, it was an insane week) pulling together a demo for the P12 Airlift. The Airlift is an event for folks participating in our Technical Adoption Program for P12. You can consider...
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    Project Server Interface +

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    With P12, we wanted to dramatically improve the extensibility of Project Server. We have found that a bit over 50% of our Project 2002/2003 customers customize Project Server. This can range from integrating with LOB or G/L systems to tightly integrating...
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    MVP Link

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    Quick fyi: I added a link to ProjBlog for the Project MVP site. The MVPs (Most Valuable Professional) are experts on all things Proj. We typically meet with the Proj MVPs at least once a year. They always have a LOT of ideas and suggestions ... and...
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    Dates

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    I had a question posted by Derek about P12's schedule and availability. First, Project is on the Office 12 schedule. We don't ship until Office 12 ships. Beta 1 is scheduled for the end of this year. It is a closed beta = by invitation only. ...
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    It's The Platform

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    From the beginning, P12 has been about the platform. As customers rolled out Project 2002 and then 2003, we saw where we needed to improve the communication between Project Pro, Project Server, and SQL Server. We were able to see the real concurrency...
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    PDC 2005 Preview

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    We will be sending Phil Smail to the PDC next week to give an overview on the architecture and programmability features of Project Server 12. It should be a great talk. If you are at the PDC next week and interested in Proj, you should make time to see...
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    Getting Started, Part Deux

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    Who am I? Why should you care? I am the Group Program Manager (aka GPM) for Microsoft Project. I have been working on the Proj team since early 2000. I led the team that designed the Project EPM Solution for Project 2002. I then moved up to managing...
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    Getting Started

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    Day 0. I will be posting regularly (at least once a week) to this blog from the Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference 2005 (week of 9/12) until at least the general availability of Office 12. The bulk of this blog will be on Project 12. I will...
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