Describes how to use the Microsoft Project Server 2010 Server Settings Backup/Restore tool (available in the Project 2010 Resource Kit) to migrate server settings from one Project Server 2010 instance to another.
Describes deploying Project Server 2010 in virtual environments.
Describes deploying Project Server 2010 using a Hyper-V virtual environment.
A whitepaper discussing the Demand Management feature in Microsoft Project.
Describes how to move all Microsoft Project databases to a different instance of Microsoft SQL Server.
Various new content is currently being written. If you have any comments or suggestions please email us at EPMDocFeedback@microsoft.com
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.
We just published the latest article by Chris Vandersluis to the "From the Trenches" column on the Microsoft Project Server 2010 TechCenter. In his newest article - "The Bat Phone" - Chris refers to Commissioners Gordens liberal use of the Bat Phone whenever the City of Gotham was in dire straights (from the 1970's Batman TV series). He then relates that to how during an EPM implementation we at sometime might wish we had access to a Bat Phone when we are in trouble, and then discusses many ways to avoid getting into trouble during the implementation. Chris has a unique conversational tone in his writing style, and backs that up with many years of EPM solutions implementation knowledge and experience. If you haven't read any of his articles yet, it very well worth your time to take a look.
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
· Business Intelligence for Project 2010 - http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9726143
· Upgrade and Migration to Project 2010 - http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9676814
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.
· 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
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
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.
I wanted to point out the Project Server Cumulative Update Webcast Series that was recently mentioned on Christophe’s blog @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chrisfie/archive/2010/06/16/microsoft-project-and-project-server-2007-and-2010-cumulative-update-webcast-series.aspx.
While we’re currently working on documenting more backup and restore scenarios for Project Server 2010, I just wanted to highlight a recent post by Brian Smith detailing some caveats for restoring or migrating a PWA instance when following the documentation we have on TechNet as there are changes from 2007 backup and restore.
10 Jun 2010 11:18 AM
Just a quick posting on this topic pointing out a few of the changes between 2007 and 2010. We have some documents already up on TechNet – under the Operations section at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197578.aspx, but thought this would be a useful posting to make clear what you can and cannot do.
In 2007 you could restore your 4 Project Server databases, then point your provision job at these 4 and you’d have a new PWA instance using those DBs. If you wanted your workspaces too then you’d need to copy the sites or if you’d had the forethought to use a different web application for sites then it could be even easier.
In 2010 we introduce the 5 dB restore –so you can now restore your Content database containing your PWA site (and potentially all your Project sites (workspaces,in 2007 speak), and your 4 Project Server databases, attach the Content DB to a web application and then you can provision and it will use this PWA site and the databases – rather than complaining that the /PWA site already exists – which was the case in 2007. So this is excellent – and makes it much easier to move a complete copy of the instance around.
However, there are some gotchas:
You cannot change the name of the site - but you could restore to a different web application (port) to avoid a clash if you needed to pull /PWA from one server to another server where /PWA already existed
If you change domains you might have some unexpected results – This is due to differences in accounts in different domains, and will be even more unusual if you happen to use a different farm admin from the Project admin (which would be best practice, but in a dev/test/support scenario might not be the case. The issue here is that attaching the content DB will add the farm admin as the site administrator, but will not add the Project admin when you provision the site. So you have a great Catch 22. Once you provision the PWA instance the Project admin will get an access denied on /PWA as he has no rights to the site. Farm Admin will get Access Denied (or might be unexpected error) as he is not a project server user. Simple solution is to navigate to http://servername/pwa/-layouts/user.aspx as the Farm Admin and then give the Project admin rights. Once you can connect as Project Admin then you can update users credentials as necessary.
4 DB restores will NOT work – it looks like it has worked, but if you try to drill in to a project you will see a message “Unable to open Project, no valid Project Detail Page could be found for the project.” The Project Detail Pages (PDPs) are stored in the Content DB – if you don’t; restore the Content DB then you don’t have them and cannot get to existing Projects through Project Center. You can however still access via Project Professional, so in some support or disaster recovery scenarios this might be good enough – just to get access to projects while the full recovery happens somewhere else.
You may need to use the WSS site re-linker tool – now built in to Server Settings in PWA as “Bulk Update Project Sites”. If you have changed URL die to a different port then re-linking should get your sites in order. In upgrade scenarios the “Previous Site Path” Web application might show as a GUID in the drop down – however it still works and will re-link the sites.
Cannot attach Content DB via the Central Administration UI – This is handled with very good error messages and will tell you to use stsadm if it needs to upgrade the content database due to differences of versions. You could also use the PowerShell command – mount-SPContentDatabase. The correct syntax of the stsadm command is:
stsadm –o addcontentdb –url “http;//servername:port/ –databasename Content_DB_Name
stsadm –o addcontentdb –url “http;//servername:port/ –databasename Content_DB_Name
Partial Restores using Full Farm Backup are not supported. From the UI it looks as though you should be able to select just a PWA instance and backup stuff and then restore from this backup to another farm. This isn’t supported. it will only work when restoring to the same farm and the same named /PWA site. I guess it could be used as a means of restoring the required databases, but you would still need to provision a site on the target server against the databases to get anything to work.
I am sure we will find more gotchas as we go along, and perhaps even some workarounds to recover from certain issues – but that’s all for now. Let me know of anything you feel should be added. I will probably do a more “step by step” posting with a few more details – but the TechNet articles cover those kind of details pretty well.
As you may have recently noticed all of the TechNet and MSDN blogs here at Microsoft have been given a make-over coinciding with a new platform upgrade that allows us to have a bit more flexibility in customizing our blog sites.
The one thing I’m excited to point out is the new rectangular box up there under the banner –that is a new visual overview that I’m currently working on. It will allow you to get a brief overview of Project Server 2010 features and architecture, while also showing off some of our technical diagrams that relate to any of the features being presented.
To begin the visual overview all you have to do is press the play button at the center/bottom:
After you press play, it will take a moment as the content content downloads, and then you will be presented with a few more buttons:
These allow you to go back, move forward, view a high level overview, and access more features such autoplay and enter full screen mode. I HIGHLY SUGGEST viewing in full screen mode. It makes the presentation really come alive.
Full screen mode might also come in handy if you need to make a presentation to a business decision maker or technical decision maker about some Project Server 2010 features or functionality.
I hope you enjoy this work in progress, and if you have any comments or questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Virtual Migration Environment (VME) Guide for Project Server 2010 is now available in Microsoft TechNet. The VME is a virtual Project Server 2007 migration environment that can be restored to a virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2. This guide describes how to use the VME to migrate your Project Server 2003 data to Project Server 2007, which is required for upgrading your data to Project Server 2010. This guide provides the following information:
The VME also provides useful migration scripts that can assist you in the migration process.
The VME image is available for download from the Project Server Virtual Migration Environment download package page in the Microsoft Download Center.
Here is a list of content available for Project Server 2010. For comments or suggestions please email us at email@example.com
Planning and architecture:
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.
Reposting from http://blogs.msdn.com/project/archive/2010/04/07/how-do-you-report.aspx
Project wants to know how you report. As we plan for future product improvements, we want to learn more about how you report on your project’s status today.
· What tools do you use?
· How often do you report on your project’s status?
· What data do you care about?
· How do you share your reports?
· What do you find difficult with your current process?
Please send any information you’d like to share to firstname.lastname@example.org Screenshots of the reports you use are very useful too – feel free to blur out any confidential data. For example, we just care to see that your report contains late tasks, we don’t need to see the actual tasks that are late.
To learn more about Project 2010 reporting improvements, check out this post.
We're excited to announce that we recently published a new whitepaper by Chris Vandersluis for the "From the Trenches" column in the Project Server TechCenter. The whitepaper is titled The Executive Connection and discusses the importance of executive involvement to having a successful EPM deployment. This is the latest in a series of whitepapers by Chris, all dealing with deploying the EPM solution in the real-world based on his many years of experience. Chris is an excellent writer, so I urge you to read this article and previous ones that he has written for the From the Trenches column. You can access them by clicking here.
Here is some additional information about the author:
Chris Vandersluis is the president and founder of Montreal, Canada-based HMS Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. He has an Economics degree from McGill University and over 25 years experience in the automation of project control systems. He is a long-standing member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and helped found the Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec chapters of the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG). Publications for which Chris has written include Fortune, Heavy Construction News, The American Management Association's Handbook on Project Management, Computing Canada magazine, and PMI's PMNetwork, and he is a regular columnist for Project Times. He teaches Advanced Project Management at Montreal's McGill University and often speaks at project management association functions across North America and around the world. HMS Software is the publisher of the TimeControl project-oriented timesheet system and has been a Microsoft Project Solution Partner since 1995.
Originally posted by Treb Gatte over on the Project Administration Blog. I’m reposting it here to make sure everyone sees it:
The Project Server 2010 Business Intelligence feature utilizes the support of Excel Services, Secure Store Service, PerformancePoint Services and SQL Server. A thorough understanding of how these features fit together is necessary to get the most from the feature. This post will provide that overview and provide troubleshooting questions for common issues.
Our Business Intelligence features leverage Excel Services as the base functionality since most people use Excel to visualize data and it’s a tool that many people already know how to use.
There are four core components to this solution.
Excel client. The Excel Client is used to author and publish new reports. This solution will work with Excel 2007 SP2 or later.
Office Data Connections. Office Data Connections(ODC) are used to store the connection information, the SQL Query and the Secure Store Target Application ID. External ODCs are used to allow you to manage data connection and query information externally to the reports that consume the data. These two components together are the deliverables from the report author.
When you provision a new Project Web Application site or when you create a new OLAP database, ODCs and attached templates will be automatically generated in the Business Intelligence Center.
Excel Services. Excel Services provides rendering and interactivity support on the web. This service enables the user to share reports easily with others. It also enables a user to filter the data in a report dynamically to meet a particular need.
Secure Store. Secure Store is a SharePoint service used to store credentials in a Target Application Profile. These profiles help avoid double hop authentication situations and provide control around who has access to what data for a given Target Application Profile. In SharePoint Server 2007, this service was known as Single Sign-On service or SSO.
The diagram above illustrates the interactions between the four components. The arrows denote what information is passed between the components and in what direction.
Lastly, PerformancePoint is called out above as it is used to create the Business Intelligence Center as it is their service that provides this infrastructure. It isn’t used for the core reporting features. However, you can easily develop PerformancePoint reports over Project Server data.
The setup steps for the Business Intelligence features can be found here. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662106(office.14).aspx
Please note, if you are using Active Directory(AD), you can set up a AD Group for Report Authors such that you only have to create one SQL Login for the group. The membership of the group is then maintained outside of SQL Server.
Also, you must set up a SQL Login with db_datareader rights for the credentials used in the Secure Store Target Application ID. If you have created the AD group for the authors above and it matches the security needed to service reports, you can simply add the Target Application ID credentials to the Report Author’s AD group instead of creating a new SQL Login.
This can be due to a number of reasons. Here is a list of items to verify. The steps to do each of these items are listed in the setup link above.
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:
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!
We're excited to announce that we recently published a new whitepaper by Chris Vandersluis in the "From the Trenches" column in the Project Server TechCenter. The whitepaper is titled Balancing the Matrix and discusses the challenges of deploying the Enterprise Project Management solution in a matrix environment. This is the latest in a series of whitepapers by Chris, all dealing with deploying the EPM solution in the real-world based on his many years of experience. Chris is an excellent writer, so I urge you to read this article and previous ones that he has written for the From the Trenches column. You can access them by clicking here.
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.
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).
Visit the Project Server 2010 TechCenter on TechNet for the latest published content for the Project Server 2010 Beta. We currently have information on upgrade and migration, planning, deployment and operations.
As always, feel free to send me any comments, questions, or suggestions – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Performance and capacity planning best practices
This download contains two white papers:
Performance testing white paper
Performance and capacity planning best practices white paper
This white paper contains a description of an actual performance testing lab for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007.
The first chapter (“Running a Project Server 2007 Performance Test Lab”), describes how to run performance tests against a Office Project Server 2007 deployment by using Visual Studio Team System 2008 and a set of community-based tools built for the purpose.
The second chapter (“Test Environment”), documents the specifics of the lab environment that was used for the tests we ran for collecting data for this white paper.
The third chapter (“Test Results”), describes in detail the test scenarios that were conducted, and it summarizes the data collected for every scenario.
The paper is available from the Microsoft Download Center.
Download size: 4 MB
The purpose of this guide is to extend the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Performance Testing Lab white paper by providing best practices and recommendations.
This paper examines a wide array of system objects, including:
Platform-related objects — including the farm, shared service providers, application pools, web applications, databases, disks, network, memory, CPU, logs, and performance counters
Data-related objects — including projects, tasks, assignments, resources, custom fields, and security
User-related objects — including localization, workloads, queue job processor threads, and interface feeds
For each system object, the following information is provided:
Definition — The definition of the object
Guidelines for acceptable performance — The best practices and supporting statements
Calculation factors — The performance and scalability calculations to support the best practices
Scope of impact — A list of objects affected in the system when best practices are not implemented