MSDN Webcast: PSI Programming Overview, Demos and Q&A

MSDN Webcast: PSI Programming Overview, Demos and Q&A

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This is a little late, I missed that I didn’t post this.  Q&A and demos from the March 12th webcast.

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Microsoft has BPOS (Business Productivity Online Services) which includes hosted Outlook and Hosted SharePoint, can SharePoint Server be installed on premise with its SharePoint components in BPOS and can the user extend this configuration using the things you are showing in this series? Project Server is not hosted in the BPOS. We are looking into this for the next release of Project Server
Could you please send the link for good documentation on registering project server events in a farm environment. An event is failing in a farm environment but working in a single server environment The SDK has good documentation on registering events.  But there is one little detail that doesn’t jump out in the documentation, I’m not even positive it’s in there.  Events are registered with SharePoint, so when you scale out the information is in the config database and goes to all servers in the farm.  What doesn’t happen is the binary is not copied to each machine in the farm, you have to do that manually.
Why don't I have the option of add Microsoft.office.project.server in the using? I added reference to Microsoft.office. The Project Server assemblies are deeper than Microsoft.Office.  Assemblies you would typically add then reference via “Using” when working with Project Server would be:
Microsoft.Office.Project.Schema
Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Library
Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Events.Receivers
So does the SDK tell me or instruct me as to what prerequistists have to exist in order to be able to use the PSI? meaning, do I have to be developing on the box that has PServer installed? or can I simply reference a few dll's pointing my uri to the project dev environment? Yeah there is a pretty good overview:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456485.aspx.

The way I develop is with a client machine and a VM (with Project Server installed).  I go into the VM and run this command:
regsvr32 /u C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\shfusion.dll
That allows you to look at the GAC as files.  Then I copy everything that has Microsoft.Office to my client machine.  I tend to work with all the different Office products so I pull a lot of stuff I don’t necessarily need.  Once I have the files on my client machine, then I register them in the GAC.  Remember if you apply a service pack to your VM you’ll need to grab the files again.
Oh and remove the /u from the above command and rerun to get the files system back to normal.
Most of the samples of PSI I have seen are developed using c#, not much on VB. Do you recommend to use C# over VB? VB.Net is just as good for this as C#.  Actually any .NET language will work great.  I “cut my teeth” in C.  So my natural progression was from C to C++ to C#.
Hi, Resource demo...did I understand correctly? You read DS of all resources, check out and update one, and send "whole' DS back across web services for one resource update? I read the DS for one resource, check it out, then send the complete dataset for the single resource back.
Attachment: MSDN Webcast- Programming PSI Overview Samples.zip
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