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  • Blog Post: Determining Project 2007 version using VBA

    For those of you on the on SP2 webcast this morning, a question that we hear often around updates come up - how can I check which version of the project client everyone has? Christophe has posted a solution on his blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/chrisfie/archive/2009/04/30/how-to-check-project-2007-version...
  • Blog Post: VIDEO: Review of Project 2007 Task Settings and Display Administrative Options

    This is the beginning of a video series targeted to Project Server Administrators. These are being done by the Program Managers who own the features and are designed to give you some insight into the what and why of the administrative options. Consequently, these are NOT professionally produced. Note...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Queue - Getting Queued State

    If the projects you are trying to check in or publish appear to be stuck, something may be blocking the queue. The first step to resolving this issue is to look for projects in the Getting queued state. To view the jobs currently in the queue, click Server Settings on the Quick Launch in Project Web...
  • Blog Post: Report Pack - Update to the Timesheet Audit Report query

    It appears part of the where clause is missing on the published Timesheet Audit report. The result is that the weekly totals are all the same for each resource. To correct this, replace the SQL with the code below. The addition is in bold below. SELECT MSP_EpmResource.ResourceName, MSP_TimesheetPeriod...
  • Blog Post: New Connector Released

    Today, Microsoft officially released a new connector between Visual Studio Team Systems and Project Server 2007. This connector was a collaborative development effort between Project Server, VSTS and Microsoft Consulting to solve a customer need. While this connector could have been bundled into the...
  • Blog Post: HOW TO: Setting Up RBS Security for Vendor Resources

    This post comes to us from Phil Smail, our Project Server Security Program Manager. He understands Project Server security better than anyone since he oversees the design of the implementation. So, Phil wanted to share the solution to a fairly common problem that we experienced internally. With that...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO: Deploy Project Web Access 2007 ActiveX controls via SMS

    One of our support engineers, Anil Kumar, created the following instructions for using SMS to remotely install these controls. If you are implementing Project Server 2007, your users will have to download the ActiveX controls before they can view Project Center and Resource Center. In order to do...
  • Blog Post: Downloadable Books Now Available

    The downloadable books that correspond to content in the technical libraries on the Web have been updated for March! Office Resource Kit - http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/214a899c-acdf-46a2-a089-7452e674f9dd1033.mspx Office SharePoint Server - http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office...
  • Blog Post: Project Server Live.com Collection

    This Project Server centric Live.com collection is being released as a way to keep you connected with the Project Server community, even if you don't have Outlook 2007 or have any other RSS reader. Since it is web-based, you can access this collection from any web connected device. In addition to...
  • Blog Post: What happened to the URL at the bottom of my alerts?

    They're gone? Yes, it's true. They've been removed in the 2007 release from all alerts and reminders. Why? We had several reports where providing this link to the end user to navigate to PWA was creating problems. The base issue was which url is correct for a given user? For example, you have a system...
  • Blog Post: Can I get access to your team site?

    After discussing this situation with Eric Zenz, I found out we made a change in the 2007 release that makes it easier to manage who has access to your project's team site. In 2003, you had to be on a project's team and assigned to a task to get access to a project's team site. So, everyone wound up...
  • Blog Post: Busy, Busy, Busy

    In case you've noticed, which you probably have, posts have been slow as of late. As we wrapped up Office 2007 work back at the end of October, we've been working hard on the Project 14 planning and rolling out a new service internally. So, why does this matter to you? These latest activities all involve...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Reporting Services Report Pack for Project Server 2007

    This post contains a zip file attachment which is the SQL Server Reporting Services(SSRS) 2005 report pack for Project Server 2007. This attachment contains 9 items total: One overview document describing the setup for each report as well as any new custom fields/lookup tables that are required...
  • Blog Post: Backup and Restore Project Server 2007

    This post comes to us courtesy of Mark Shea of our Office Assistance area. Introduction This post will guide you through the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 backup and restore process by using the the SharePoint Central Administration Web site. Set up a file share If you do not already have a remote...
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