Starting October 1st, 2008, Michael Jordan (Lead Architect – MCS EPM Global Practice | WW COE for EPM) will present a series of Project Server 2007 webcast on TechNet targeted at IT Professionals

These 60 minutes webcasts will present in details key aspects to consider when you evaluate, plan, deploy, and operate Project Server 2007 specifically:

  • Solution Overview and System Elements
  • Solution Elements and Data Flow
  • Workload Scenarios and Reference Architecture
  • Network Communication
  • Server Administration
  • Maintenance and Monitoring
  • Deployment into a SharePoint Server Intranet Farm
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Virtualization

Each TechNet webcast is recorded for later viewing which should be through the same registration URL. For a listing of all EPM webcasts on TechNet check the following: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx

Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 - Solution Overview and System Elements
In this webcast, we introduce the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 solution and the main product components. We describe key concepts such as high availability and scalability, which should be taken into account when planning and deploying Project Server 2007. This introductory webcast is part of a webcast series targeted at IT professionals. In the series, we present in detail key aspects to consider when you evaluate, plan, deploy, and operate Project Server 2007. We discuss the main considerations when planning for high-availability deployments—when to scale up and out, points of failure, and software/hardware boundaries.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. Pacific Time

Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 - Solution Elements and Data Flow
In this webcast, we describe the elements of the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 solution (Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007, Application Server, Microsoft SQL Server), and we cover Data Flow components and key areas for scalability. This webcast is part of a webcast series targeted at IT professionals. In the series, we present in detail key aspects to consider when you evaluate, plan, deploy, and operate Project Server 2007. We discuss the main considerations when planning for high-availability deployments—when to scale up and out, points of failure, and software/hardware boundaries.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. Pacific Time

Michael Jordan’s Biography

Michael Jordan is the Lead Architect for Microsoft Services’ EPM Global Practice and member of the World Wide Center of Excellence. Michael has been with Microsoft for 8 years serving in technical roles from Application Development, Systems Engineering, SQL Database and Project Management. He has been working with EPM for the last 4 years architecting, troubleshooting and implementing large deployments at priority customer sites. As a member of the EPM Global Practice he performs a role as an extension to the Product Group by providing field feedback, spec reviews, product guidance and running customer programs for marketing initiatives.

Key Resources:

Enterprise Project Management
EPM Connect: The Business Exchange for EPM Solutions and Services
EPM University: Online, instructor-led, deep dive technical training on EPM
EPM Solution Office online EPM Home Page

Project Desktop
Easier with Project:  Project Desktop Home Page
Microsoft Project on Office Online

IT Professionals
Project TechCenter on TechNet
Project Portfolio TechCenter on TechNet

Developers
Project Developer Home Page