ANNOUNCING: Microsoft Project 2010 Demonstration and Evaluation Installation Pack for RTM is HERE!

ANNOUNCING: Microsoft Project 2010 Demonstration and Evaluation Installation Pack for RTM is HERE!

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This is a great news! We have just released the Microsoft Project 2010 Demonstration and Evaluation Installation Pack http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9713956 that builds on top of 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9728417  that SharePoint team has released recently. And yes the Virtual Image that has to be downloaded, imported and running prior to installing “our” Microsoft Project 2010 Demonstration and Evaluation Installation Pack.

We also advice to watch the following webcast: Project 2010 Virtual Image, Getting Started Quickly (Level 100) 

Highlights

- End to end project lifecycle

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- New Business Intelligence story!

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- Built on top of common 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9728417  using NEW Project 2010 Demo Installation Platform

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Demo storyline

It follows the life of a project from inception through to completion! Demo storyline offers a comprehensive overview of the new and existing capabilities in:

· Microsoft Project Professional 2010

· Microsoft Project Server 2010

· Microsoft SharePoint 2010 products and technologies

· Microsoft Office 2010 Products

More information about the Project 2010 Demo Solution in this comprehensive XPS document (also available on the download page http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9713956)

Project 2010 Demo Installation Platform

We have published the entire source code of the Project 2010 Demo Installation Platform http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Project2010DemoPack so us and partners could extend on it and built future demo packs for Project 2010!

Q&A

Q: Do I need to download, import and run the 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9728417) before installing the Microsoft Project 2010 Demonstration and Evaluation Installation Pack?

A: Absolutely yes. Refer to this comprehensive XPS document for more details.

Q: Could I install this Microsoft Project 2010 Demonstration and Evaluation Installation Pack on any other VM, including Project 2010 Beta?

A: No.

Q: Is there anything around evaluation period and expiration I need to pay attention to?

A: Please follow information included with 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9728417 to properly understand procedure like re-arming and activation so you can prevent lot of unpleasant surprises!!!

Q: Any recommended hardware for good performance?

A: Yes -  we specify the additional HW requirements in this comprehensive XPS document. We recommend Solid State Drive for great performance. More about HW we use for demoing here.

Q: How long does it take to install the Microsoft Project 2010 Demonstration and Evaluation Installation Pack on top of 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine?

A: If the above VM is already running and working properly it takes up to 30 minutes. If you are using Solid State Drive it’s usually around 10 minutes.

Q: What is in the Microsoft Project 2010 Demonstration and Evaluation Installation Pack?

A: We have packaged the following content: 4 core Project databases, 1 SharePoint Content database, 1 OLAP Database, number of WSP customizations (check the Solution Starter webcast series here if you want to learn more), additional demo files and PowerShell script for configuring and deploying the whole solution. So that’s it in a nutshell. Check this link for more details http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Project2010DemoPack.

Q: Could I only extract the Microsoft Project 2010 Demonstration and Evaluation Installation Pack?

A: Yes, we have included that option as well based on the demand, but it’s intended for expert use only.

Q: What if I have additional questions about this Project 2010 Demo Solution?

A: You have several options – please check this webcast and search or post your questions in this forum.

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  • If the above VM is already running and working properly it takes up to 30 minutes. If you are using Solid State Drive it’s usually around 10 minutes.

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  • How long does the trial period is valid to use from the installation date?

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