Being on the EPM UA team that creates and publishes the Project content on TechNet, I wanted to highlight the following announcement for those that may not have seen it yet:
We are pleased to announce a new TechCenter for Project 2010 focused on Business Intelligence! Based on the partner and customer feedback we are concentrating all technical information about BI in Project 2010 into one single location. The BI center currently offers number of Presentations, WebCasts links to blogs and technical articles as well as links to the “uber” BI center for SharePoint 2010. As you know we leverage the power of SharePoint 2010 in Project 2010 – this is especially true for reporting– if you want to learn basics about SharePoint 2010 BI – the BI center for SharePoint 2010 is your best bet. If you are looking for specific information for Project 2010 – e.g. how to set up BI, create and customize reports – the BI center for Project 2010 is the place to go!
Business Intelligence Resource Center for Project Server 2010 exists in context of the “uber” as per the following illustration:
Q: Is the content final or will it grow in the future?
A: The content of the BI Center for Project 2010 will continue to grow in the future as new content becomes available.
Q: Could I use Visio Services to visualize Project data?
A: Absolutely – you can use Visio Services, Performance Point Services as well as Excel Services to build reports and data visualizations in Project 2010. We are working on specific materials for this as well.
Q: I have been using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) in 2007 for data visualization. Could I continue using it in 2010?
A: You can still continue using SSRS reports against 2010 with minimal changes. People often look for securing their SSRS reports based on Project Server security – check this out.
As always, we appreciate your feedback, so please feel free to email (email@example.com) with your comments and questions.
Don't miss tomorrow morning’s TechNet Webcast: Managing the Project Life Cycle with Demand Management!
Here’s some details :
Product(s): Microsoft Office Project,Microsoft Project 2010.
Audience(s): IT Decision Maker,IT Generalist.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Demand Management, a new feature in Microsoft Project Server 2010, captures work proposals in one place and takes them through a multi-stage governance process using a SharePoint workflow model. In this presentation, we provide an overview of Demand Management and its importance in managing project life cycles, and we explain how to configure Demand Management and the required components.
Presenter: Rolly Perreaux, Senior EPM Consultant / Instructor, PMO Logistics Inc. Rolly Perreaux is a senior enterprise project management (EPM) consultant and instructor for PMO Logistics Inc., a company that specializes in EPM consulting services and training. Rolly has more than 25 years business experience and holds various designations from the Project Management Institute (PMP), Microsoft, Compaq, IBM, CheckPoint, and CompTIA, and he has just been awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Project. Rolly's detailed dossier can be viewed at www.pmologistics.com/bio/rollyperreaux.htm, and he frequently blogs at http://rperreaux.spaces.live.com. View other sessions from Microsoft Project: Align People, Work, and Priorities If you have questions or feedback, contact us.
Check out these other recent webcast recordings in case you missed them live:
TechNet Webcast: Project Server 2010 - Performance Part 2: Architecture, Sizing, and Capacity (Level 300)
Original Air Date: March 24, 2010
TechNet Webcast: Project Server 2010 – Performance Part 1: Setup, Test Execution, and Results (Level 300)
Original Air Date: March 10, 2010
TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Project 2010 Portfolio Analysis (Level 200)
Original Air Date: February 26, 2010
Microsoft Office System Webcast: Project Risk Planning and Microsoft Office Project 2007 (Level 200)
Original Air Date: February 23, 2010
TechNet Webcast: Resource Management in Microsoft Project 2010 (Level 200)
Project Server 2010 topics for authentication are currently up in beta on TechNet at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee922606(office.14).aspx.
The Plan and deploy and EPM and SharePoint Server 2007 extranet environment content set is a guide that was compiled and validated by Jean-Francois LeSaux, an EPM Lead Architect for Microsoft. It provides planning recommendations for deploying Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Office Project Server 2007 in an extranet environment. It discusses the extranet topologies that are supported, details the hardening requirements for servers in an extranet environment, and describes a logical architecture sample that works in an extranet environment. The Extranet scenarios for deploying a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007-Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 farm provide high detail on each supported scenario: