Many of you have given us feedback over the years that you enjoy having role guides in the EPM community much like what we had for the Project Server 2003 release. Well we’ve answered the call and created a Project Server 2010 Administrator’s Guide which has been published and gone live today. You can now download the guide here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=212383
We are currently planning more role guides, so please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any feedback you may have. If you like this role guide, please let us know so we know we’re on the right track by creating more.
Watch this space for more info as we make hard copies of the guide available for purchase, along with announcing new guides.
Thank you all,
Robert Hoover, PMP
Customer requests fueled two new documentation resources for Project Server 2010! These resources went live at the end December. If you have feedback on either of these resources, feel free to leave comments here, or send email to email@example.com.
This article details the standard method for archiving completed projects, as performed by a project manager and administrator. It also provides a high-level look at some alternate archiving methods, as well as some best practices for long-term archival.
This Visio file contains diagrams that illustrate five different timesheet and task progress workflow scenarios.
Standard (Single Entry Mode). This diagram illustrates the workflow involved with reporting time and task progress if your organization reports on both of these in one view.
Standard (Separate Views). This diagram illustrates the workflow involved with reporting time in the Timesheet view, and task progress in the Tasks view.
Timesheet Delegation. This diagram illustrates the workflow involved when a resource identifies a delegate to report time and task progress on his or her behalf.
Closed-Period Updating. This diagram illustrates the workflow involved when a resource needs to make a change to a timesheet for a time period that the administrator has already closed to updates.
Closed-Task Updating. This diagram illustrates the workflow involved when a resource needs to make a change to task progress that was reported for a task that the project manager has closed to updates.
In order to follow up on our promise to provide you with more Project Server 2010 role guide content, we are pleased to announce the recent publish of the Microsoft Project Server 2010 Project Manager’s Guide for Project Web App. Much like the Project Server 2010 Administrator's Guide that we released earlier this year, this guide was created with great consideration given to the great customer feedback we've received. In putting together this guide, our writing team addressed the three big asks customers had for this content:
The Microsoft Project Server 2010 Project Manager's Guide for Project Web App provides detailed information about how to use Microsoft Project Web App (PWA) to work with Microsoft Project Server 2010 data and to perform project management-related tasks. This guide helps project managers in your organization to better understand elements of project management in PWA, such as projects, resources, tasks, approvals, updates, and notifications. It includes many step-by-step procedures and accompanying user-interface screen shots of Project Web App. It is important to note that although Microsoft Project Professional 2010 can be used with Project Server 2010 to perform many project management tasks, this guide only covers procedures done through PWA.
The Microsoft Project Server 2010 Project Manager’s Guide to Project Web App contains the following seven chapters:
File size: approximately 3 MB
Creating a New PWA Instance
1. Access the Sharepoint 2010 Admin Console and select Manage Service Applications
2. Click on Project Server Service Application
3. Click on Create Project Web Access Site
4. Input the properties of the new project Web App site by selection the Web Application to use and the name of the Project Server databases to use, and press OK to provision the new site.
Here is a list of content available for Project Server 2010. For comments or suggestions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning and architecture:
The very first EPM-related VirtualLab was recently released! A hosted Virtual Machine accessible to everyone via WEB is free to use with only registration being required.
Available via Project Server TechCenter http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/projectserver/. Direct link to the Lab is here.
The lab content:
Exercise 1: Using built-in capability of Analysis Services in the EPM deploymentExercise 2: Using Excel Services to Visualize Project DataExercise 3: Using Performance Point Server for advanced data visualization Exercise 4: Using SQL Reporting Services Project Report Pack to Analyze Project Data Exercise 5: Creating a SharePoint Dashboard to Display Project KPIs Exercise 6: Using Visio 2007 to Visualize Project Data
Abstract: This lab will make you understand how to leverage the portfolio of Microsoft business intelligence tools and solutions applied, but not limited to, Enterprise Project Management (EPM) data. This lab will make you discover how to leverage Excel Services, PerformancePoint Server, SQL Reporting Services 2005, Visio 2007 as well as SharePoint Server 2007 Dashboard and Project KPIs to provide full-feature solutions to solve your customers’ requirements.
I just wanted to pass on word that 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
You need to register for the free of charge webcast by clicking the link; then you get emailed a link to sign on and participate in the web cast on its date and time (please note only the first two webcast are available for registration at this stage).
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
Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 - Workload Scenarios and Reference Architecture
This webcast covers Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Workload Scenarios and Reference Architecture to help you plan your deployment. We discuss typical product operations broken out by user roles and how it affect performance. We present typical reference architecture based on key capacity planning characteristics. 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.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 - Network Communication
This webcast covers Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Network Communication and specifically ports, protocols and network traffic. We present network considerations when deploying Project Server and Project Professional 2007, this includes an overview of the Project Professional's Active Cache mechanism. 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.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 - Server Administration
This webcast covers Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Server Administration best practices. We discuss SharePoint's Central Administration, Shared Service Provider Administration and Project Web Access Administration. 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.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 - Maintenance and Monitoring
This webcast covers Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Maintenance and Monitoring best practices. This session will cover maintenance plans that should be put in place as well as performance counters that should be monitored. We also discuss how to deploy software updates for both Project Server and Project Professional 2007. 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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 - Deployment into a SharePoint Server Intranet Farm
This webcast covers Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Deployment best practices into a SharePoint Server intranet farm (out of the box Project Server 2007 is deployed on top of Windows SharePoint Services V3). We discuss SharePoint Server deployment pre-requisites, deployment scenarios and best practices. 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.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 - Disaster Recovery
This webcast covers Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Server Disaster Recovery options and best practices. We discuss how to recover from a catastrophic failure on your SharePoint/Project Server far;, this includes what are the options to recover from a loss of any component of your SharePoint/Project Server farm: SQL server, Application Server, Disk etc … We present farm and database restore options. 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.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 - Virtualization
This webcast covers Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Server Virtualization best practices using Windows Server 2008's Hyper-V. We discuss deployment best practices with respect to virtualization, including optimum architecture configuration (which component should be deployed on a virtual environment and which ones should be deployed on a physical environment), and how to architect a high availability virtual farm. 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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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.
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
· Easier with Project: Project Desktop Home Page
· Microsoft Project on Office Online
· Project TechCenter on TechNet
· Project Portfolio TechCenter on TechNet
· Project Developer Home Page
A few weeks ago I introduced you all to the rest of the Project Server writing team. Now somewhat of an extra special treat:
Starting very soon others on the Project Server IT Pro writing team will start writing some commentary regarding newly published Project Server documentation here on the EPM Content Publishing News blog. You'll get an opportunity to read about articles first hand -from the writers that created them.
As always, I ask that you please leave comments, ask us questions, or even submit content requests as your feedback is VERY important to us.
The articles in this section offer prescriptive guidance and how-to topics dealing with farm level backup and recovery for Project Server using both built-in tools and SQL Server tools.
The articles in this section offer prescriptive guidance and how-to information for migrating Project data.
Mike Plumley here on our team has just come up with some awesome high quality videos that walk through a Project Server 2007 farm installation as well as the configuration of the Project Server 2007 Cube Building Service.
You can download these videos from the Microsoft download center here:
Please comment and let us know what you think. You can also email Mike directly at email@example.com with any comments or requests for future topics.
Here are a couple screenshots:
Deploy Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office Project Server 2007 describes how to deploy SP2 for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, which is included in 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 2 (SP2). The article explains how to update a basic installation and a farm deployment, as well as language packs. Guidance and recommendations are given for successfully completing the process. Included are links to the SP2 download sites as well as informative Knowledge Base (KB) articles.
The TechNet article published 4/29/09 shows the version number for Project Server 2007 SP2 as 12.0.6425.1000. The correct number is 12.0.6422.1000. This is being updated and will appear in the article when published next week.
The article Manage Active Directory synchronization in Project Server 2007 will contain the following updated information when it appears in the Project Server 2007 TechCenter next week.
User Synchronization Issues
Under certain circumstances, synchronizing Project Server users and workspaces with Active Directory can cause a “deadlock” situation in which all users are locked out of a PWA site or the respective workspaces. This causes user synchronization jobs to fail and site permissions to synchronize partially or not at all. Users may not be able to log on to PWA or their workspaces. A deadlock can occur if the user synchronization process is taking too long to complete. This is due to the synchronization job iterating through many users and workspaces, for example, when large membership changes are being made. A synchronization job remaining in the queue a long time increases the possibility of other jobs starting inadvertently, which can also cause a deadlock.
To reduce the chance of a deadlock, you can do the following:
I just wanted to quickly call out a recent post from Jan Kalis on the Project Programmability blog about our EPM training offerings at EPMU.
The post is located here: http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability/archive/2009/03/27/do-you-epmu.aspx
The Solution Accelerators team has just released a new Hyper-V Security guide that may prove helpful in designing secure Project Server deployments in Hyper-V.
The guide is available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2220624b-a562-4e79-aa69-a7b3dffdd090&displaylang=en
For organizations that seek cost-effective operations, the benefits of virtualization are more evident than ever. Microsoft Hyper-V technology allows consolidation of workloads that are currently spread across multiple underutilized servers onto a smaller number of servers. This capability provides you with a way to reduce costs through lower hardware, energy, and management overhead while creating a more dynamic IT infrastructure.
Virtualization technologies are causing enterprise organizations to shift their thinking about IT. The Hyper-V Security Guide can help you elevate the security of virtualized Windows Server® environments to address your business-critical needs. This accelerator provides IT professionals like you with recommendations to address your key security concerns around server virtualization. The guide provides authoritative guidance that relates to the following strategies for securing virtualized environments:
Hardening the Hyper-V role. The guide provides prescriptive guidance for hardening the Hyper-V role, including several best practices for installing and configuring Hyper-V with a focus on security. Among these best practices are measures for reducing the attack surface of Hyper-V as well as recommendations for properly configuring secure virtual networks and storage devices.
Delegating virtual machine management. The ability to safely and securely delegate administrative access to virtual machine resources within an organization is essential. The guide highlights several available methods to administer different aspects of a virtual machine infrastructure and ways to control administrative access to different servers and at different levels.
Protecting virtual machines. The guide also provides prescriptive guidance for securing virtual machine resources, including best practices and detailed steps for protecting virtual machines by using a combination of file system permissions, encryption, and auditing.
In our never-ending quest to spread the word about Microsoft Project Server 2007 and Microsoft Project Server 2010, we now have an official fan page on Facebook! Our news feed includes links to articles on MSDN, TechNet, and Office Online, as well as posts on this blog. You can choose to see our posts in your Facebook news feed automatically, or read them only when you want to. Similarly, if you post something on the fan page, you can choose to be notified whenever someone responds to you.
Here’s a quick walkthrough of how the Microsoft Project fan page on Facebook works:
Join the Project fan page
If you already have a Facebook account, sign in, and then follow these simple steps:
Browse through Project wall posts
Once you’ve joined the Microsoft Project fan page on Facebook, you can begin browsing for posts right away.
To switch the default view to the page wall, click the Wall tab on the top navigation bar near the Project logo:
You can now see all of the wall posts by the administrator and by other Project users just like you. Wall posts are shown in chronological order and the newest posts appear near the top of the page.
Join the conversation! Reply to an existing wall post that interests you, or make your own post to start a new discussion or to share something with the other members.
Hide automatic Project fan page updates
Depending on when you join the Project fan page, you’ll probably see automatic updates in your Facebook news feed within a few days. If you like seeing these updates, you don’t need to do anything else. Check out the ones that sound interesting and ignore the ones that you don’t care about on any particular day.
If you don’t want automatic Project fan page updates to appear in your news feed, you can easily disable them by following these steps:
Facebook will briefly display a yellow confirmation box, informing you that Project updates will now be hidden from view.
Even though Project fan page updates are hidden from view in your Facebook news feed, you can still visit the Microsoft Project fan page at any time by entering Microsoft Project into the Search box near the top of any Facebook page and then clicking the search result. It’s a fast way to return to the fan page whenever you want to check for updates on your own.
Restore hidden Project fan page updates
If you previously disabled Project fan page updates from your Facebook news feed and you’ve changed your mind about seeing automatic updates, you can easily restore them by following these steps:
When you have completed these steps, you will once again see automatic Microsoft Project fan page notifications in your Facebook news feed.
Share what you know!
Post to the wall! It’s just a conversation with like-minded people who enjoy and rely on Project in similar ways as you.
Reposting from Jan’s original post here on the Project Server blog.
It’s our pleasure to present you refreshed versions of our one-stop technical resources related to
· Upgrade and Migration to Project 2010 - http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9676814
· Business Intelligence for Project 2010 - http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9726143
These centers are part of the Project Server 2010 TechNet TechCenter http://technet.microsoft.com/projectserver/ee263909.aspx and their concept is to collect relevant information in one place and to give end-to-end information from getting started quickly to deep dive.
Q: How about Demand Management and Portfolio Strategy?
A: We are working on Demand Management Center that will became one stop for information about Demand Management, Portfolio Strategy, including technicalities, like building custom Demand Management Infrastructure – including workflow. This center will live on the Project Server 2010 Center on TechNet - http://technet.microsoft.com/projectserver/ee263909.aspx and will be available in few weeks.
Q: I’m a developer, what’s in there for me?
A: Many of included links include pure developer resources. We have decided not to fragment the resources between TechNet and MSDN – that’s why you might find also developer-related link to MSDN content in the above TechCenters.
· Product information and trial download
o Main product site www.microsoft.com/project
o Project Team Blog blogs.msdn.com/project
· End-User Product Help
o Project 2010 Help http://office2010.microsoft.com/project-help
o Project Server 2010 Help http://office2010.microsoft.com/project-server-help
· Interactive content – Videos/Sessions/Webcasts
o Quick Start Training - http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/quick-start-training.aspx
o Project Video Channel - www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/US/channels/microsoftproject
o Project Webcasts - www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx
· IT Professional related – TechNet
o TechCenter http://technet.microsoft.com/ProjectServer
o Admin Blog http://blogs.technet.com/projectadministration
· Developer related - MSDN
o Developer center http://msdn.microsoft.com/Project
o Programmability blog http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability
· Project & Project Server 2010 Demo Image
o Download http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9713956
o Hosted Virtual Lab http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9713654
· Got questions? Search or ask in the official Microsoft Forums
· SharePoint 2010
For simple information discovery - we have just published a Project 2010 Demand Management resource center that centralizes all information around Demand Management and Portfolio Strategy into one single location.
This new resource center is the third dedicated resource center for Project 2010 – the full list below:
· Demand Management for Project 2010 - http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9739874
So you may have been going through the SharePoint documentation library recently and noticed a Project Server/Project Web App icon there. We are now cross-linking all Project Server relevant SharePoint documentation to point to relevant Project Server documentation on TechNet.
If you see something similar to the above, click on the link and it will take you to the Project Server documentation for that topic, which may have caveats or entirely different information or processes than the SharePoint documentation.
As always, for comments or questions email us EPMDocFeedback@microsoft.com.
Here is some great news from Jim Corbin in the Developer Docs team:
The Project 2010 SDK download and the MSDN online release are both published, and the Project Developer Center portal is updated.
· Project Developer Center: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905469.aspx
· SDK Online: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms512767(office.14).aspx
· SDK Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=46007f25-b44e-4aa6-80ff-9c0e75835ad9&displaylang=en
Following are the major content sections in the Project 2010 SDK.
· What's New for Developers in Project 2010
· Project Server Architecture and Programmability (with three subtopics)
· Workflow and Demand Management
· Custom Fields in Project 2010 (with six subtopics)
· VBA Object Model Changes (includes the subtopic, How to: Add a Custom Command to the Ribbon)
o Tables of VBA Object Model Changes (In the Programming References section – lists new members organized by functional area. Supplements VBA Help in the client, which includes a list of all new objects and members organized alphabetically.)
· Overview of WCF and the PSI (explains the basics of the Windows Communication Framework interface and the nature of the dual WCF and ASMX interfaces of the PSI)
· Developing Project Server Workflows (includes subtopics for configuring Visual Studio, developing, deploying, and testing the workflow)
· Walkthrough: Developing PSI Applications Using WCF
· PSI Reference Overview (introduction to the namespaces and Web services of the PSI)
· Project Server 2010 Class Library and Web Service Reference (landing page for the PSI object model reference)
Note: Some JS Grid articles are currently in the Project SDK, but are updated in the SharePoint Foundation SDK. The basic articles will be removed from the Project SDK in the next update, and we will add Project-specific articles over time. See JS Grid Control and Microsoft.SharePoint.JSGrid Namespace for the JS Grid documentation.
For the first time, the Project SDK download is installed with an MSI, in [Program Files]\Microsoft SDKs – along with the SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, and Windows SDK downloads. The installation also creates entries on the Start menu:
Major content in the download:
· pj14SDK_beta.chm is an HTML Help file that includes the same conceptual topics and managed code reference that is online.
· pj14ReportingDB_beta.chm documents the RDB schema.
· mspdi_pj14.xsd is the Project Standard / Professional XML schema for data interchange.
· WINPROJ.DEV.hxs is an update of VBA Help that includes the latest changes in the VBA OM documentation and (at last) F1 Help IDs that work right. (VBA Help in the Excel 2010 beta has the same issue, but with 6,000 topics, compared to Project's 2800. The DevDocs group will publish a download that updates all VBA Help files for Office 2010 beta clients.) There are also instructions for replacing the VBA Help file shipped with the Project beta.
· Intellisense subdirectory: includes updates of the XML files for Intellisense descriptions, instructions for installing, and scripts for creating a PSI proxy assembly using either the WCF or ASMX interface. With a proxy assembly, developers can see Intellisense descriptions for the PSI Web service objects and members.
· BranchingWorkflow includes the complete Visual Studio 2010 project for creating a Project Server workflow, as described in the online SDK.
· WCFHelloProject includes a Visual Studio 2008 project that programmatically configures a WCF application for Project Server. It also includes a Visual Studio 2010 project that configures the WCF application using the app.config file, which enables many of the flexible features of WCF (for example, the same app can be configured to run over HTTP SOAP for the Extranet, or with NET.TCP for faster Intranet access – without recompiling).
This just in from Toney Sisk in on the IW writing team:
The blog title says it all—Quick. Project management methodology can be a complex jungle of concepts. One way to help you through the jungle is with a reference guide. This popular download maps the features in Microsoft Project 2007 with commonly accepted project management practices and procedures.
Click the image below to download your copy for easy browsing. Or print it out for easy access.
All of the 2007 Project Server greenbooks from TechNet are now available on Amazon.com, and have been added to the Office IT Pro Bookstore page. Check them out of you’d like to buy a hardcopy!
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)
It is with great pleasure that I announce today’s launch of the EPM Content Pivot Viewer app on TechNet which can be accessed at:
(once there I highly suggest clicking on for a better experience)
The idea behind developing the EPM Content Pivot Viewer was to help provide you the customer with an easy to use interface that allows you to view, sort, and search through our extensive content library. We’ve provided logical pivot points to help you find content for your area of the deployment lifecycle from planning through operations and technical reference, as well as pivot content by Project Server solution areas so you can pinpoint TechNet articles, training, and white papers that will be most helpful to what you are looking to do.
If you find the EPM Content Pivot Viewer useful, please email EPMDocFeedback@microsoft.com with any comments or questions as your feedback is very valuable to us.
I just wanted to highlight (copy) Christophe’s blog post regarding the release of two new white papers just published this week:
For additional information on Microsoft Project Server 2010 business intelligence & reporting please check out Business Intelligence in Project Server 2010.
Microsoft Project Server 2010 Reporting with Excel Services, 71 pages
Table Of Content
The purpose of this document is to provide enough detail to be able to create and deploy reports which will support the deployment of Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution. Microsoft EPM Solution relies on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2, Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Microsoft Project Professional 2010. Although each individual component of the solution is well documented on TechNet and MSDN (for the Business Intelligence), little documentation exists, as of today, which describes a step-by-step approach to building reports specific to Project Server 2010 data with Excel and Excel Services.
This document is not intended to provide an in-depth description of all the features available in Excel 2007 or 2010 and Excel Services 2010 when building a report but rather provide the building blocks required to ‘be up and running’ quickly.
Creating Dashboards for Microsoft Project Server 2010, 115 pages
The purpose of this document is to provide sufficient detail to fully design and implement Business Intelligence Dashboards that will support an Enterprise Project Management Solution (EPM), which consists primarily of SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010. It also includes detailed steps on how to replicate reports and dashboards included in the Project Server 2010 demonstration and evaluation pack available on the Microsoft Download Center. The purpose is to help you easily create reports and dashboards for your environment with similar characteristics.
The target audience for this document is the business owner and report developers who are looking for a quick way to develop Dashboards that will support an Enterprise Project Management Solution for their organization.
Please find below the SP1 and June CU announcement published on the main Project blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project/archive/2011/06/28/announcing-the-release-of-service-pack-1-sp1-for-microsoft-project-and-project-server-2010.aspx
Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010 has been released to the Microsoft Download Center. SP1 contains a number of products updates based on customer feedback, as described in this announcement last May: Announcing Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Project & Project Server 2010.
Before you install SP1 it is essential that you understand its content described in the links below, and thoroughly read the guidance documented on TechNet and test out SP1 in a separate environment prior to a production rollout.
The following TechNet article provides information on how to deploy Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 SP1: Deploy Service Pack 1 for Project Server 2010.
We strongly recommend that you deploy the June 2011 Cumulative Update for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 when you install SP1. You can download the June 2011 Cumulative Update from the KB Articles from the links below:
The following TechNet article provides information on how to deploy Project Server Cumulative Updates: Updates for Project Server 2010
There will be a webcast on July 6th, 2011 at 8:00 am Pacific Time to give an overview of this Service Pack (which will be recorded for later viewing): TechNet Webcast: Information about Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (Level 200). Please check out these posts for additional SP1 production information: Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Availability and Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is Now Available for Download.
Finally, our Microsoft Support Team is available to assist should you run into any problems installing these updates; feel free to follow your internal support guidelines to use Premier Support or open up a case directly at http://support.microsoft.com.