Larry's Project Dev Blog

The musings of developing for Microsoft Project.

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    I've been Slacking on Posting

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    It's been a while since I've posted... time flies when you’re having fun. I will get some code samples going one of these days. One of my many big projects lately has been around Virtual PC (VPC) images. These can be difficult to setup and configure a...
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    Conference Season

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    I was looking forward to the Project Conference in Seattle to happen so I could start writing about Project Server 12 development. Well it came and went a few weeks ago, and now where are all my posts? I got tied up in preparing for the Project Conference...
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    Project Conference 2006 (Day 1)

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    Today is very exciting, Project 12 is being shown to the world. There has been tons of preparation all leading up to these three days. And that doesn't even account for the 2+ years of development effort around Project 12. Right now I'm sitting in the...
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    Project Conference Next Week

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    A short post this week, I'm just swamped. I'm preparing for the Project Conference is in Seattle next week. I have two presentations 1) Migrating Project Server 2003 Application to Project Server 12 2) Tips and Tricks for using the PDS Plus I...
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    Automating Project Pro to Project Server - Winproj State

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    I’m heading off for a holiday vacation, so I’m front loading my posts for a few weeks. I’m getting pretty excited because I should be able to start talking about Project 12 once the Project Conference completed in January. Let’s complete the series...
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    Automating Project Pro to Project Server - GetWinProjLocation

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    In my last post I talked about connecting Project Pro to Project Server via automation. Connecting requires executing Project Pro with parameters to choose the Project Server and authentication method. But before you can execute Project Pro you must find...
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    Automating Project Pro to Project Server - Connecting

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    For many versions now all the Office client applications have supported COM automation. Even through Project wasn't officially in the Office fold till a few versions ago, it too has a robust COM automation model. At times you want to interact with Project...
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    Upcoming Project Conference 2006

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    I just got notified that I'll be speaking at the Microsoft Project Conference in January. For all you old time project people this used to be the Project Technical Briefing (PTB). This is THE event for Project/Project Server information. There is a mix...
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    Templates Override PDS Parameters

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    I had a question from a customer who was creating projects using the Project Server PDS. Within the project every task must have the Fixed Cost Accrual set to "START". To set the Fixed Cost Accrual they were using the option DefaultFixedCostAccrual in...
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    Changing the Project Owner

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    Suppose you need to change the project owner as far as Project Server is concerned? This functionality comes out of the box in Project Server. You don’t need to write a custom PDS extension, a regular PDS call will handle it. First make a call to ProjectCodeValues...
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    Changing the PDS Default Timeout

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    Some calls within the PDS can be long running and induce a timeout. This is VERY uncommon, but can happen when there is lots of data in the call. The product group has seen this happen around the AD Sync functions when the domain used has a large number...
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    Welcome

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    Welcome to my blog. I figured I would share little about my background, and what you should expect to find here. I've been in software development for the last 16 years and a Microsoft development consultant for the last seven years. Over the years...
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