Two new Project Server 2007 tools have been released on CodePlex today:
The Project Server 2007 Queue Watch Tool will help you monitor all queue activities for a specific Project Web Access (PWA) instance. This tool leverages the standard Project Server Interface publically documented web services to query and retrieve jobs in the Project Server queues, further you can configure the tool to filter the information retrieved by Message Types and Job types.
The Queue Watch Tool is available as a WinForms application. It was written by EPM World Wide Center of Excellence (WW COE) to efficiently monitor and troubleshoot queue activities for Project Server 2007 farms.
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Q: Is the tool supported?
A: There is no support in terms of CSS/PSS. We expect the support being a CodePlex community effort. Please note that the customization code uses standard supported web service calls available out of the box in EPM2007.
Q: Is the tool free?
Q: Can I distribute the tool and the source code to customers and partners?
A: Customers and Partners can use both. Please point them to CodePlex as they have to agree on the license terms
Q: Can a partner distribute the tool and code as is?
A: No, but he can point his customer to the website to download it, so he makes sure that the customer agrees with the license terms.
Q: Can a customer install the customization and use it?
A: Yes the customer can, but he/she is responsible for testing it and running it.
Q: Can I suggest changes to it?
A: Yes, join the CodePlex community or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Will this tool be distributed in other ways (i.e. DVDs)?
Q: What skills do I need to modify or change the tool?
A: C#, Project Server Interface, and a good understanding of the EPM 2007 data schema.
Q: I’m trying to modify the code and do have questions. Who do I ask?
A: Go to the Discussions forums on CodePlex.
Q: What are all the EPM projects released on CodePlex?
A. Check this: http://www.codeplex.com/Project/ProjectDirectory.aspx?ProjectSearchText=epm
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