Published the week of July 27, 2009

The Project Management System Maturity Model: white paper   This white paper describes how as organizations mature, they can be more effective in the use of their project management systems. This white paper was written by Chris Vandersluis of HMS Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Other white papers from Vandersluis include The Challenges of Selecting Enterprise Software, Resource Management, GPS Assistance in Roadmapping an EPM Deployment, A Phased Approach to Deploying EPM, and Being a Solutions Buyer.

Published the week of July 20, 2009

Extract Project Web Access site data to a new content database   This article describes how to extract Project Web Access (PWA) site data from a content database that also contains non-PWA sites, and then restore the PWA site data to a new content database. The resulting configuration, in which a content database is used solely for PWA site data, is recommended for avoiding problems with operations such as backup and recovery, migrating data to a new farm, or migrating to a newer version of Microsoft Project Server in the future.

Updated the week of July 20, 2009

Office Project Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130451&clcid=0x409)   All Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 documentation found in the TechNet library is available in downloadable .chm format. This download has been updated to include all content in the library as of July 16, 2009.

Published the week of July 13, 2009

TechNet webcast: Virtualization (Office Project Server 2007)   This webcast covers best practices for deploying virtualization by using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology, with detailed discussion of the optimum architecture configuration and how to architect a high-availability virtual farm.

TechNet webcast: Active Cache processes and architecture drill down (Office Project Server 2007)   This webcast covers processes and key messaging between Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 and Office Project Server 2007. It describes cache folder structure and registry settings in detail. It also explains enhancements made to increase client/server communication scalability and reliability.

Updated the week of July 13, 2009

Plan groups, permissions, and categories for Project Server 2007   This article describes groups, permissions, and categories in Office Project Server 2007. It has been updated to correct some incorrect data and clarify each of the components described.

The following articles have been updated to include a link to the PowerPoint presentation the instructor used in the webcasts:

Updated the week of July 6, 2009

Configure Office Project Server 2007 client connectivity   This article describes how to configure a connection between Office Project Professional 2007 and Office Project Server 2007. It has been updated to clarify what URL to use when specifying the connection.

Downloadable books: Deployment and migration for Office Project Server 2007   An updated version of the downloadable book "Deployment for Office Project Server 2007" is now available. Downloadable books contain content from the TechNet technical library, which is revised regularly. The updated book includes the most recent version of this content as of July 2009.