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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Conference 2012 Session Recordings Are Live!

    Today we're excited to share all session recordings from Project Conference 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona with the greater Project community. Over 1250 people from 44 countries made the trip--75% for the very first time. The week featured 94 handpicked sessions with 20 delivered by customers eager to share...
  • Blog Post: Visual Reports – Where Did My Field Go?

    One of the more common questions I get around Visual Reports is “I selected a field (% complete, duration, some text custom field, etc.) to add to my report and it doesn’t show up in Excel – why isn’t it there?”. The field probably is there, it just is in a different spot...
  • Blog Post: How do You Report?

    Project wants to know how you report. As we plan for future product improvements, we want to learn more about how you report on your project’s status today. · What tools do you use? · How often do you report on your project’s status? · What data do you care about? · How do you share your reports? · What...
  • Blog Post: Project 2010: Business Intelligence Overview

    This post will provide an overview of the Business Intelligence (BI) investments that were made in Microsoft Project Server 2010. A Brief History In Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, the focus for reporting was on infrastructure, where we provided the infrastructure to make accessible reporting data...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks: Modify the baseline in Project 2007

    Change is inevitable. Adding new tasks to a project that has already been approved and baselined can be troublesome—to you and stakeholders. But don’t fret. You don’t need to set a new baseline to take into account the new tasks. Just update the old baseline. To modify the baseline that has already been...
  • Blog Post: Ask a Project PM: Client Reporting

    This month, Project PM Heather O’Cull answers some common questions about reporting in the Project 2007 client. She offers some great troubleshooting tips, and walks through the process of creating a burndown report. (Want more info about creating a burndown report? Check out her earlier blog post on...
  • Blog Post: Ask a Project PM: And the next topic is…client reporting!

    Last month’s video interview with Project PM Bonny Lau went really well, thanks in part to your thoughtful questions! This month, we’ll be tackling client reporting with Heather O’Cull. Here’s your chance to ask any questions you have about visual reports, basic reports, customizing reports, or anything...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2007 Report Pack II – “The Top Reports”

    Passing along some great info…Report Pack II for Project Server 2007 has been released! This is great news because it addresses A) WHAT reports you should run in your Project Server 2007 environment, and B) WHY you should run them. It includes 40 Management and Governance reports, designed by top Microsoft...
  • 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: Group By, It's Great!

    We have something called SQM data that tells us how many clicks each feature in Project gets and in my opinion Group By is one of the most underused features in Project. It only gets .1% of all clicks and is one of the most powerful features in Project (think you know the top 5 features, check the end...
  • Blog Post: We're Back (and with instructions on creating a Burndown Report)!

    Hi, I'm Heather O'Cull, another program manager on the Project team. In case you're wondering what happened to Treb, he is still here but has decided to pass the blog on to give more variety to it. Big thanks to Treb for all the great posts and hopefully he'll still be up for doing some guest posts....
  • Blog Post: Visual Project Planning and Reporting

    In case you weren't aware of this, you can use the WBS Modeler tool to visually model and plan your projects or to validate the current structure of your project. The tool uses Visio 2007 and Project 2007 to do this. Ok, I haven't used this yet. I'm in the process of installing it now. One of my fellow...
  • 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: 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: 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: Reporting Database Documentation Published

    If you are interested in writing reports over the Project Server 2007 reporting database, Jim Corbin has published some documentation on the database. You can find it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability/archive/2006/12/05/reporting-database-diagrams.aspx
  • Blog Post: Visual Reports

    Hello everybody. I’m Heather O’Cull and I’m also a program manager on the Project team. This week I decided to lock Lidiane out of her office and take over control of the blog to write about a new feature that I think is pretty cool – Visual Reports. Visual Reports is a new feature in Project Standard...
  • Blog Post: Cube Building Services Overview

    For our first feature discussion, I will introduce you to Project “12” Cube Building Services that represent a part of our offerings for Enterprise Project Management Reporting. It also happens to be the feature I own, so I am very excited to share with you the work we have done. Project Server...
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