Quick reminder that there are two webcasts you might want to attend this week:
As mentioned by Brian on his blog we will also continue the regular Cumulative Update (CU) webcast series in the coming year: Project Server: Post SP1 Cumulative Update Webcast Series
The following article got published on TechNet: Best practices for capacity management for SharePoint Server 2010 that is a great reminder of best practices you should follow in any deployment (yes all applies to Project Server 2010 as well):
Following the recent release of Project 2010 Service Pack 1 last June: Announcing The Release Of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 please find below a recording providing an overview of this important update:
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The August 2011 Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 have now been released. *** Update 9/7/2011 - rollup package now posted **** We did find a late issue with the SharePoint Foundation CU during our testing which we have identified and will need to re-build. This does however mean that the server rollup patches will be delayed too – as they contain the SharePoint Foundation bits. The current estimate is that these rollup packages will be available late next week. The server rollup patch is the preferred patch because it contains the fixes for all of the server technologies used by Project Server 2010 The individual server patch is available should you need an August fix for Project Server before next week. It should also allow you to start testing the Project specific fixes right away.
This delay does not affect the August 2011 Cumulative Update for Project and Project Server 2007.
As always, we want to encourage you to test any CUs with a recent copy of your production database before deploying into production so that we can catch any problems, and fix them, in test before they start impacting a live environment.
We should also remind you that we recommend applying Service Pack 1 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh272536.aspx. This article makes many references to the June CU – the August CU is cumulative so does contain all that was shipped in the June CU so if you haven’t installed the June CU then you can just install the August CU (and SP1). More details of SP1 can be found at 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 and the downloads listed at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2510766. Q&A from the SP1 TechNet webcast can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2011/07/11/project-server-2010-sp1-and-june-cu-questions-and-answers.aspx.
So without any further ado, here is the information:
Server Rollup Package(Recommended):
Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package, Project server-package): August 30, 2011
Individual Project Server Package:
Only required if you do not install the Server Rollup.
Description of the Project Server 2010 hotfix package (pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011
Project Client Package:
Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (project-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011
More information on deploying the Cumulative Update:
The article below provides information on how to deploy the Project Server Cumulative Update.
Updates for Project Server 2010
As Project Server 2010 is now based on SharePoint Server 2010 we strongly recommend that you install the Project Server 2010 Server Rollup Package as there are a large number of individual server packages for SharePoint Server. The Project Server 2010 Server Rollup Package contains all the patches released in this Cumulative Update for SharePoint Foundation Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010.
For those accustomed to Project Server 2007 Cumulative Updates, you should note that the MOSS Server Rollup Package does not contain the Project Server patches. You will need to make sure that you install the MOSS + Project Server Rollup Package (the link is provided below). As in Project Server 2007, the Server Rollup Packages are much larger but they will greatly simplify your Project Server patch deployment.
Installation of the client patch is straightforward and is the same as it was in Project 2007. The instructions for installing the client patch are below.
NOTE: Microsoft strongly recommends testing within a NON-Production environment prior to rollout.
Server Rollup Packages:
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update package (WSS server-package): August 30, 2011
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package (MOSS server-package): August 30, 2011
Individual Product Packages:
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (sts-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011
Description of the Office Project Server 2007 hotfix package (pjsrvapp-x-none.msp, pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011
Description of the Office Project 2007 hotfix package (project-x-none.msp):August 30, 2011
Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2007)
Service Pack 2 for both WSS and Office Servers 2007 are required for this Cumulative Update. The KB articles below provide information on how to download and install SP2 if you have not already done so.
Description of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 and of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack SP2
Description of 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2 and of 2007 Microsoft Office servers Language Pack Service Pack 2
The Server CU is released in two different versions. The first version is in Individual Packages specific to a particular product like WSS and Project Server. These are smaller downloads but they do not include language packs or patches for other products so patches for those products would have to be downloaded and installed separately.
The second version is the Server Rollup Packages. This is a set of two rollup packages which contains all the fixes for WSS, Project Server and MOSS. These packages should be used when MOSS is part of the deployment and/or you have language packs installed. The Server Rollup Packages are much larger but they will greatly simplify MOSS patch deployment.
In order to install this hotfix, you will need to have Microsoft Project 2007 SP2 installed on the client.
Description of Office Project 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and of Office Project Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Once we know that SP2 is installed, you will install the hotfix by performing the following steps:
Feel free to open a support incident at http://support.microsoft.com if you run into any issues with the installation and we will be happy to help!