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  • Blog Post: Finding Project Server documentation on TechNet

    Need help finding Project Server documentation on TechNet? Watch this video to learn more about where to find Project Server content, what content is available, and how to provide feedback.
  • Blog Post: Finding Project Server 2010 documentation

    Documentation for Project Server 2010 is spread across three websites: TechNet , Office.com , and MSDN . Each of these sites addresses a different audience. TechNet focuses on the IT Pro, Office.com focuses on the end user, and MSDN focuses on the developer audience. In addition to these three sites...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Project Web App

    Office.com has a great set of Help content to get you started using the version of Project Web App that comes with Project Server 2010. What’s new in Project Web App? If you’ve used Project Server before, this article provides an overview of what’s new in this version of Project...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project 2010 Resources and Content – April 2010

    The virtual launch of Project 2010, Project Server 2010,  Office 2010, and SharePoint 2010 is right around the corner on May 12th (wohoo!!!!). In preparation for the launch, we’ve released tons of content to the web for all audiences. To find out about all the information available, check out Christophe...
  • Blog Post: Calling all Admins – There’s a New Blog for You

    Announcing the Admin Blog! Coinciding with the release of Public Beta, we are aggregating all Project Administrator / Implementer content into a TechNet blog located at http://blogs.technet.com/projectadministration The content of this blog will cover setup, upgrade, performance, backup/restore and...
  • Blog Post: Project 2010 Technical Resources

    We are pleased to announce the availability of the following Microsoft Project 2010 technical resources, save these bookmarks! TechNet Project 2010 TechCenter At http://technet.microsoft.com/projectserver/default.aspx the following areas are covered for IT Professionals: Planning, Deploying and Operating...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2007: License type set to trial after loading Office Server Service Pack 2 (SP2)

    There is an issue with Office Server SP2 where a product expiration date is improperly activated. This means SharePoint will expire as though it was a trial 180 days after SP2 was deployed. This will not affect the normal function of SharePoint up until the expiration date passes. See Brian Smith's blog...
  • Blog Post: Recently added or updated Project Server 2007 articles in TechNet

    Video demo: Using SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services with the Project Server 2007 Cube Building Service This two-part video demonstration walks through the steps necessary to configure the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 cube building services for use with SQL Server Analysis Services 2005. http...
  • Blog Post: Project Server + PerformancePoint Server

    "How to Leverage Project Server 2007 with PPS 2007 Monitoring and Analytics," is a new white paper just published by Microsoft that demonstrates how anyone running both Office Project Server 2007 and Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 can use the two BI applications together to improve their organization...
  • Blog Post: Conceptual project management information on Office Online

    Looking for more information about the project management field? Office Online has several resources that may help. Getting started · Go beyond Excel for project management · How your project fits into the big picture · A short course in project management · A quick history of project...
  • Blog Post: Help update for Project 2007

    If the computer you use to work in the Microsoft Office Project 2007 client is connected to the Internet, you have already see the latest Help files. However, if you work in the Project 2007 client offline, you can download an update to the offline Help files, so that you have more current content. You...
  • Blog Post: New Help Content - October/November

    Check out the new help content that has been added over the past few months. MSDN The Project 2007 Resource Center includes descriptions and links to three videos that were posted in October: · Timesheet Customizations for Project Server 2007 · Working with the Project Server 2007 Reporting Database...
  • Blog Post: PM Boot Camp: Up to speed with Project 2007

    If you're new to Project 2007, or even new to project management in general, the Up to speed with Project 2007 video series might be the basic training you're looking for. This six-part series covers the basic elements of project management and the Project 2007 interface, as well as how to start a new...
  • Blog Post: Back to Basics: Understanding resource leveling

    Resource leveling is the act of taking a project with people assigned to a bunch of tasks, and making it so that they don't have to work overtime. Okay, that might be oversimplifying it a little, but essentially that's what you're doing. Seriously, what's resource leveling? Let's back up a bit. So you...
  • Blog Post: Get quick updates about Project content using Twitter!

    The Project Help team is using Twitter to announce new and updated content, as well as other great resources. Check it out at http://twitter.com/ProjectHelpTeam ! Not familiar with Twitter? First, create an account at Twitter.com , then go to http://twitter.com/ProjectHelpTeam and click Follow . That...
  • Blog Post: Team Member Quick Reference Guide

    Roaming around Project Web Access just got a little easier for team members: the Quick Reference Guide is here! This guide is designed to assist team members (not just project managers) with using Project Web Access to report on the progress of project tasks, view task details, record vacation time,...
  • Blog Post: New Help Content - August/September

    Check out the new help content that has come out over the past month. GPS Assistance in Roadmapping an EPM Deployment: How do you create a roadmap for an EPM implementation? This is the latest white paper by Chris Vandersluis in the "From the Trenches - Deploying the EPM Solution in the Real World" column...
  • Blog Post: New Quick Reference Guide for Project Server

    Project managers now have a new Quick Reference Guide to help them use Project Server 2007 This quick reference guide is designed to assist project managers with using Microsoft Office Project Web Access to view, analyze, and report on information, create proposals and activity plans, and to manage project...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Update and Help Articles

    The following Help articles have been updated to reflect changes included as part of the Infrastructure Update. Microsoft Office Project 2007: · Assign a resource to a task · Enter costs for resources · Overview of project cost information Microsoft Office Project Server 2007: · Create or modify a custom...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Infrastructure Update Webcast Slides

    The slide deck with an overview of the Project and Project Server 2007 Infrastructure Update has been posted on EPMConnect : A briefing on the released Project Infrastructure Update - the quality has just got even better This 53 slide deck contains the following: Introduction Infrastructure Update Walkthrough...
  • Blog Post: New Help Content - July/August

    Check out the new help content that has come out over the past month. 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: Show the critical path This demo shows you several ways to display a project's critical...
  • Blog Post: New Help Content - June/July

    Check out the new help content that has come out over the past month. Office Online Content and Demo Videos Connect with other Project users Connecting with the community of Project users has now gotten more interesting with the addition of more community resources. Project functions for custom fields...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Infrastructure Update for Office Servers

    On July 15th, 2008 Microsoft announced the availability of the Infrastructure Update for Office Servers. The Infrastructure Update for Office Servers is a set of updates to improve platform performance and contain several customer driven fixes. The updates are applicable to Microsoft Office SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Office Online Gadgets

    Just when you thought Windows Live couldn't get any livelier, Microsoft now offers a Web gadget for Project and Office content. Web Gadgets for Office Online are miniature programs that can be placed on a customer's home page allowing instant access to Project content and other Office Online services...
  • Blog Post: New Help Content - May/June

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