Following the first 2010 CU desktop released a few weeks ago, the server KB and hotfix download are now live!
Don’t forget to watch this recorded webcast: Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative June Update and with this PowerPoint deck to learn the updates included in this first 2010 CU.
Few weeks ago we have announced the ultimate Upgrade and Migration Resources to Project 2010 and we promised more on the Project Portfolio Server 2007 Migration in July 2010. Well – here it is!
The comprehensive Project Portfolio Server 2007 Migration Guide.
Q: What is the overall approach for migrating Project Portfolio Server 2007 to Project Server 2010?
A: The attached document highlights three approaches – Process only migration, Process and data migration and Coexistence (no migration). Please study the document and assess what approach is the most suitable for you.
Q: Are there any tools I can use for this process?
A: By all means – we have produced number of solution starters that will make it easier for you to migrate the process and the data – the document has the details.
Q: I heard about some deprecations from the Project Portfolio Server 2007, could you be more specific?
A: In Project 2010 we have unified the two server products from 2007 release into single one – this brings many benefits for end-users, IT professionals and developers. We have also introduced new functionality in the Portfolio Analytics that will help you identify resourcing issues in your ideal portfolio. If you will miss something – be advised that Project Server 2010 is built on the powerful and extensible platform of SharePoint Server 2010. We have released number of solution starters that will help you get started quickly implementing the desired business process on Project 2010. You can also consider 3rd party solutions if you implementing partner does not have a solution already. But again the document has more information.
· The ultimate resource for the Upgrade and Migration to Project 2010 is the Project Server 2010 Upgrade and Migration Center - http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9676814
· All other information about Project 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/project
Based on frequent questions and exciting updates – please find the rich list of options for Evaluating Microsoft Project 2010 -
· Free 60 day trial download
· NEW: Now available in 26 languages!
· NEW: Now available in 32 and 64 bit!
· Get started here
· We offer 3 options to evaluate Project Server 2010 for free:
o Download the Project Server 2010 installation
o Download pre-configured Demo Virtual Image
o UPDATED: Use Hosted pre-configured Demo Virtual Image (now based on the final released version)
· Gain easier access to technical resources on TechNet and MSDN
· Get started here
Q: We are using Previous versions of Microsoft Project to build our plans, could we open the MPP files in Project 2010?
A: Absolutely, you can open the MPP files from users of previous versions of Microsoft Project. More information could be found here.
Q: Could my current Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 and Project Professional 2010 Evaluation version coexist on one machine?
A: Yes, the above versions could coexist on one machine. Please be advised that after you install Project 2010 side-by-side all MPP files will by default open in Project 2010. To open MPP file in Office Project 2007, please start Office Project 2007 first.
Q: We are currently using previous version of Project Server. Could I upgrade the data to Project Server 2010?
A: Absolutely. We have built Upgrade and Migration TechCenter for Project Server 2010 on Microsoft TechNet that has all resources and will help you learn about options quickly!
Q: To migrate from Office Project Server 2003 do I need to download Office Project Server 2007?
A: We advise to use the Virtual Migration Environment that already comes with pre-installed and pre-configured version of Office Project Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007. However you still have the option to download Evaluation version of Project 2007 from this URL if you like to build the migration environment on your own.
· 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
Alex - a Project MVP has recently posted this article discussing the Project 2010 DESKTOP policy settings - http://epmsource.com/2010/07/20/project-2010-group-policy/
Following this announcement last month: Microsoft Project and Project Server 2007 and 2010 Cumulative Update Webcast Series I would like to remind everyone that next week Adrian Jenkins will provide an overview of the recently released: June 2010 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project Server 2007, Office SharePoint Server 2007, WSS and Project 2007 now available!
TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative June Update
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)