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New Help Content - April

New Help Content - April

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Check out the following new help content that was come out over the past month.

Office Online content:

The PWA Role Guides

These role guides present broad overviews of Office Project Web Access functionality from the perspective of the different roles your organization might have.

Available fields

This article lists all the fields available to users of Microsoft Office Project 2007.

Set working times, vacations, and holidays for your project

Creating resource and task calendars article now includes two videos to help with project scheduling.

Project Demo videos:

Watch this: Use lag and lead time

This demo shows how to use lag and lead time to create gaps and overlaps between tasks in a project.

Watch this: Create a project

This demo shows how to create a project, set project properties, and set file properties.

Watch this: Set up a recurring task

This demo shows how to create a task that repeats on a set schedule throughout a project.

Watch this: Split a task

This demo shows how to interrupt a task, creating a gap between two portions of the task. It also shows how to move the entire split task, adjust the length of the gap created by the split, and rejoin the split portions of the task to remove the gap.

Watch this: Insert a task

This demo shows how to insert a new task between two existing tasks in a project.

Watch this: Group tasks or resources

This demo shows how to group tasks, remove the grouping, and create a new resource group using multiple criteria.

Watch this: Create a cross-project link

This demo shows how to create task dependencies across separate Project 2007 files.

Watch this: Link tasks in your project

This demo shows how to create task dependencies within a single project, and how to adjust the link type for the dependency.

TechNet content

Install Project Server 2007 in Windows Server 2008 (single-server installation)

This article discusses the requirements and steps for installing Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 in a stand-alone Windows Server 2008 environment.

Manage Active Directory synchronization in Project Server 2007

These articles describe how to configure and manage Active Directory synchronization of the Enterprise Resource Pool and Project Server security groups in Office Project Server 2007.

Back up Project Server 2007 by using SQL Server tools

Use this procedure to back up the databases associated with Office Project Server 2007.

Migrate Project Server 2007 by using SQL Server tools

Use this procedure to migrate the databases associated with Office Project Server 2007 from one computer to another.

Restore Project Server 2007 by using SQL Server tools

Use this procedure to restore the databases associated with Office Project Server 2007.

Back up Project Server 2007 by using the Stsadm command-line tool

Use these procedures to back up a server farm, Web application, database, site collection, site, or subsite by using the Stsadm command-line tool.

Restore Project Server 2007 by using the Stsadm command-line tool

Use these procedures to restore a server farm, Web application, database, site collection, site, or subsite by using the Stsadm command-line tool.

Portfolio Analyzer Views Migration tool

This article describes how to use the Portfolio Analyzer Views Migration tool. This tool allows Project Server administrators to bulk edit the Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services settings in Data Analysis views.

Project Server Data Populator tool

This article describes how to use the Project Server Data Populator tool. This tool allows Project Server administrators to generate custom field, resource, project, task, and assignment data in bulk using the Project Server interface. Customers planning new or expanding existing Enterprise Project Management (EPM) implementations can use this tool to validate performance and storage-related metrics and determine hardware/architectural requirements.

Project Workspace Site Relinker tool

This article describes how to use the Project Workspace Site Relinker tool. This tool can be used to relink Project Workspace Sites that have become disconnected from Project Server 2007. These sites can become disconnected when a Project Server database is restored.

Server Settings Backup/Restore tool

This article describes how to use the Server Settings Backup/Restore tool. This tool allows Project Server administrators to back up server settings from a selected Project Server instance to an XML file. The tool can be run against another Project Server instance to which you can restore the server settings.

View Effective Rights tool

This article describes how to use the View Effective Rights tool. This tool can be used by Project Server administrators to troubleshoot issues regarding security settings and access control.

  • Hello, I am new to MS Project, using 2007, i can set up projects etc but when i set tasks to 100% complete it does not change the duration of the project, so if a five day task is set to 100% for example, nothing happens to the project end date.

  • When you mark a task as 100% complete you are telling Project that the task happened as planned and is now done.  If the task took less time as expected, which it sounds like is what you are saying, and you want to mark it as done you need to set actual duration to the amount of time it actually took and remaining duration to 0.  Depending on how your plan is set up this should then change the finish date of your project plan.

    Note if you are using resources, you should edit Actual Work and Remaining Work.

  • hubs about Tools Databases to Back up Project Server 2007 by using SQL Server tools . Use this procedure to back up the databases associated with Office Project Server 2007. Migrate Project Server 2007 by using SQL Server tools . Use this procedure to

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