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    Project 2007 B2TR Bug Bash

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    For all of you that are part of the beta program the release of the technical refresh starts the Project 2007 Bug Bash. The contest starts today and runs for two weeks. All you need to do is submit bugs via BetaPlace and you're in the running. We'll be...
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    Project 2007 Beta 2 TR Hits the Streets

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    The technical refresh has hit the streets today. This is the last offical release before RTM. That is why I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. I have some samples to post, but want to wait till I can test them against the technical refresh. I have become...
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    Project Server 2007 SDK - Reduex

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    I just wanted to remind everyone about the fantastic reference that the ProjectServer 2007 SDK is. It's available for download off MSDN. Go to the Office Developer Center for Project . The content in the SDK is wide and variety and deep in context. It...
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    Getting Notes from Project Server 2007

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    The inevitable follow on question to Getting Notes from Project Server 2003 when combined with Modifying RTF Notes is, “What about Project Server 2007?” In Modifying RTF Notes I said that the RTF Notes fields are read only in the PSI. The code I’m about...
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    Getting Notes from Project Server 2003

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    I got an email asking about retrieving notes from a Project. Simple enough through the UI. But how about programmatically? And oh yeah, iin Project Sever 2003 and I want to do it server-side. After pondering this I came up with two possibilities, 1...
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    Enterprise Custom Fields from VBA

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    I got an interesting question the other day. The poster wanted to access enterprise custom fields from VBA, not the PSI. After my recovery from someone not wanting to use the PSI and that I needed to write some VB (just kidding) I started to look for...
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    Publishing a Project

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    A few months back I wrote about creating a project using PSI from a template. I got a question that said, great but how do I publish the project and create the WSS workspace? If this was Project Server 2003 it would take at least three posts to answer...
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    Develop Without Borders Contest

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    I took a long weekend and as I'm going through my email I ran across an interesting program called Develop Without Borders . Below is a snippet from the email. The only downside is it seems that Project isn't included as one of the base products to get...
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    Project 2007 Binary Data

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    Good comment came in that I thought would make a good post: Is there a way to extract the blob the MS Project file... I had problem doing that in the SDK 2003 (did a dirty solution having a background process running a MS Project client that use a...
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    Allowed Characters in Project Server

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    Anyone that has burned by OLAP cube problems, ADSync issues in Project Server 2003 is definitely sitting up at this point. All the systems integrating within the Microsoft “stack” creates opportunity for incorrect characters. What is valid in AD may not...
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    Reading a Lookup Table

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    In the spirit of the custom field discussion the other day, how about a little blurb on Lookup Tables? Someone sent me some fairly straightforward code that was throwing an exception. Here is the code: try { WebSvcLookupTable. LookupTable LookupTableWebservice...
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    Inheriting the Right Web Service Helps

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    Five today, I've got a lot to get out of my brain :). In a previous post I talked about delivering developer training. My first delivery was on my newly created Beta 2 VPC. Beta 2 was still five days away from release when I started teaching. All my...
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    Project Server 2007 SDK

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    I’m still working through some of the questions that have come up in the last few weeks. Where is the Project Server 2007 SDK? First is the online version at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms512767.aspx Next is the downloadable version...
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    Project Server 20007 VPC (BETA 2) Image Corruption

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    I've gotten a few notes about the VPC image for Project Server 2007 on BetaPlace being corrupted. We found out about the problem on Monday morning and pulled the image. Lucky for me it was a problem on the BetaPlace server hardware, and not the original...
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    Modifying RTF Notes

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    In Project Server 2007 the Project Server Interface (PSI) was designed to expose as much to developers as possible. But of course along the way certain compromises have had to be made (as happens if you ever want to ship a product). I want to point out...
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    Project Server 2007 Custom Fields

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    I got a question about updating of custom fields and outline codes that was very Project Server 2003 centric in the way it was asked. Instead of answering the question let me give a quick tutorial on custom fields in Project Server 2007. This will in...
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    Apologies on Comments

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    I wanted to apologize to those of you who have submitted comments and they haven't shown up. I'm not hiding out and ignoring you, well I kind of was, but not you specifically. It seems somebody thinks a Project Server blog is a good place to sell auto...
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    Where's Waldo???

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    Once again I disappeared from my blog, but I have a good reason, and it will be good for the readers out there. I've be out at customer sites delivering Project Server 2007 development training for three out of the last four weeks. Why is this good for...
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    Modifying the ProjectStatus Call

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    I got an interensting question that I thought would be a good entry: I want to change the ProjectStatus method to display the name of the Project from the MSP_WEB_Projects table rather than the MS_Projects table because I want to get rid of the...
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    MSDN Web Cast Links for Project Server 2007

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    If anyone wanted to watch the MSDN webcast on Project Server 2007 architecture that I gave the other day here is the replay link: MSDN Webcast: Architecture Overview of Office Project Server 2007 (Level 100) I would suggest then you follow that...
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    MSDN Webcast Questions

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    I just finished my webcast and there were a couple of questions that I didn't fully answer. So I figured I'd post here, and maybe the inquisitor reads my blog :). Q: Microsoft will be releasing the Best Practices Analyzer for Project Server 2007. Will...
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    Create New Project From Template (2007)

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    Finally code samples for Project Server 2007 J . When you are integrating an application to Project Server its common to create new projects on Project Server. These projects correspond to some process in your application. This could be from provisioning...
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    Upcoming Web Cast

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    I'll be delivering an MSDN Webcast on May 8th at 11:00 AM. The title of the session is : Architecture Overview of Office Project Server 2007 It's a 100-200 level session which gives an overview of how Project Server 2007 is put together. Go to the...
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    When is a Publish Not a Publish?

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    I was looking through some of the comments and saw a question that the response really called for a post on it's own. Here is the comment, edited down for brevity, feel free to look up the whole comment from the post on Project Conference: The PDS...
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    PDS Extensions to PSI Calls

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    Yeah I went on hiatus again, but this time had a great reason, two weeks on vacation in Florida . For the first time in many years I actually left the laptop behind and totally "unplugged." I took about a week to destress about not being connected, but...
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