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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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    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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    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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    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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    How do I Create a Project Server User?

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    This post started with a pretty innocuous email that I thought had an innocuous answer too. But you know if I’m writing about it here, it got a little challenging. The question of the day is what is a Project Server User? A Project Server user is...
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    WEBCAST: How to install Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

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    NOTE: There is an internet audio simulcast, there is no requirement to dial in Some of you may know that the Microsoft Project Team had organized a webcast on Wed (9/13) on “How to install Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh”. Among other...
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    PS2007 Project Details (JavaScript)

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    Post three and now things are getting a little more interesting. We leave the blanket of .Net and head out into the cold harsh reality of HTML, XML, and JavaScript. I want to do the same thing I did in the previous examples... get the list of projects...
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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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    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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    Creating an Extended Project List

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    Happy New Year all! I had a really nice holiday break at the end of December, I hope you all did too. As the New Year has dawned, so have more questions around Project Server 2007 development. I’ve actually been doing quite a bit of development on Project...
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    Lions, and Tigers, and Guids... oh my!

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    Everything in Project Server and SharePoint have Guids associated with them. A friend asked about generating new unique Guids for repeatable deployments. So of course I started writing a little console application to use System.Guid to generate the new...
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    Testing Columns in a DataSet

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    I ran into a nasty little surprise the other day. I was writing some code to see if a Project has a WSS site associated with it. So here is the code that I’ve cut down for brevity: private string GetWSSSite( Guid projectGuid) { ProjectWS. ProjectDataSet...
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    PS2007 Project Details Sample (VB.Net)

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    OK, post two... we've gone to VB.net. If you want to know how to run this program see the C# sample, they are identical. I actually had to recode a lot of the sample, the converters I found didn't handle the UI, which is 90% of the sample. The main difference...
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    Project Server 2007 SDK

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    Sorry I missed posting that the Project Server 2007 SDK is now live... that's what happens you you take some vacation :). · SDK Download : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2672F6F9-7028-4B30-99A2-18CB1EED1ABE&displaylang...
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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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    Microsoft Office Project Bug Bash - WINNERS

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    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Microsoft Office Project Bug Bash Beta 2 Technical Refresh (2TR) Challenge, you have been instrumental in making this contest a great success. Below are the winners that have been selected in the three Challenge...
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    PS2007 Project Details (VBA)

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    Fourth post, I think this is it. We started with C#, what you normally see the Project Server samples in. We shifted to VB.Net and realized the difference wasn’t too significant. Then we moved into JavaScript, which proved to be challenging. Finally we...
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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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    Larry Has Left the Building...

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    Last April I took a new job at Microsoft as a consulting manager. This means my Project Server development has been shrinking toward zero (obviously you can't let managers write code). I still get questions from people periodically from my blog. I realized...
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    TechEd 2007 - Sample 1

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    This year at TechEd I'm delivering the following session: Code Title Date/Time OFC339 Enterprise Project Management: Developer Options 6/8/2007 10:45AM-12:00PM As Project and Portfolio Server...
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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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    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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    TechEd 2007 Presentation

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    I got a request over a month ago for my presentation from TechEd. I missed the request buried in the thousands of spam comments I get :(. So attached is the deck, you already have the samples in previous posts. Under the Godfather heading of "Everytime...
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    PS2007 Project Details Sample (C#)

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    This is the first of a few posts on the same sample. Wow this must be a big sample to have multiple posts... well yes and no. The sample is pretty straight forward: List the projects in an instance of Project Server 2007, then display details about the...
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    Project Server 2007 Beta 2 TR VM

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    I usually don't announce the availability of the Project Server 2007 VMs on my blog. But since the beta program is closing down, it hasn't really been announced anywhere else. So… (trumpets sound)… the Project Server 2007 Beta 2 TR VM has been available...
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