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  • Reactivating www.projectified.com

    Effective immediately I will be blogging again at www.projectified.com
  • Dynamic Workflow Solution Starter = Project Nerd Candy

    This thing is SO cool.  Using this tool you can create simple sign-off type linear workflows without having to write any code! Example scenario: I have a customer that wants to allow any users to enter new project proposals. Then they want to require...
  • Project Server 2010 Solution Starters are HERE!

    The product team has put out some very cool solution starters for Project Server 2010 . The solution starters include: A tool to import and export Demand Management (workflow) items (EPT, Phases, Stages, PDPs, custom fields, lookup tables). It moves all...
  • Interactive Command Finder for 2010 Ribbon

    Technorati Tags: Project 2010 I almost forgot to share this! Let me start by saying that I LOVE the Fluent UI (“Ribbon”). I was not so sure about it at first when started using Office 2007 but after a short time I was pretty happy. Now in 2010 you can...
  • Risk Mitigation vs Risk Contingency

    Technorati Tags: Project Server 2010 , Risk Planning Glen Alleman has an interesting post here on his thoughts about how risks are handled. He talks about Risk Retirement as the process of taking steps to stop a risk from happening. He references a post...
  • Back to Basics: Groups and Categories

    Project Server security is something that is very flexible once you get used to how it works but it can be a bit confusing when you first look at it. Here are the basics as I explain them to my customers: The Group Groups contain sets of users and they...
  • GREAT ULS Log viewing tool

    I posted this originally over on the COE blog but wanted to make sure it was visible to those that are not reading that one… Someone on the SharePoint team took some time and built a VERY cool application for viewing ULS Logs. It lets you filter by any...
  • I’m Back

    OK, first off I will get the obligatory list of excuses for why I have been absent from blogging for so long: work out of the way up front and spare you the boring details: work, travel, family, more work, east coast work travel, more family and then...
  • MCS EPM Center of Excellence Team Blog

    Inside Microsoft the EPM COE has always had a strong reputation but outside of Microsoft it was not as well known. This team, which I am very proud to be a member of, just started a team blog here: http://blogs.msdn.com/wwepmcoe/ where we will all be...
  • RE-Updating the Projectified RSS Feed-This time to the Right Feed! LOL

    I am moving my RSS feed off of Feedburner and back to the standard feed from blogs.technet.com.   Please update your readers to use this url: http://blogs.technet.com/rss.xml   http://blogs.technet.com/projectified/rss.xml   The Feedburner...
  • Project 2010 Webcasts!

    Title Date/Time Description Presenter Overview of Microsoft Project Server 2010 for IT Professionals Tuesday, December 15, 2009 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) In this webcast, we provide an overview of Microsoft Project Server 2010 features, requirements...
  • Three Point Estimation (PERT) in Project 2010: Take 1

    As some of you may already know the PERT Addin that was in Project for several versions was NOT included in Project 2010. The good news is that below we have the first version of some sample code you can use to add the feature back into the product! This...
  • New Project Server Admin Blog

    The product team for Project and Project Server have started a new blog to segment their content about the administration of Project Server environments. It can be found here and will be a must read if you are involved in the deployment or administration...
  • It’s a Thanksgiving Beta!

    If you are enough of a Project-nerd to read this blog you likely already know that the Project 2010 public beta is out and ready for you to download . I have been using and testing it several months and I can honestly say that it is the strongest version...
  • Project 2010 Feature: Team Planner

    OK, flat out this is the coolest thing to happen to the Project desktop since, well, since maybe EVER! So here is a sample project. 5 tasks, 4 of them assigned to Del Griffith:   Here is the project represented in the Team Planner view: A row for...
  • Project 2010 Features: Timeline

    The Timeline is a very cool feature in Project 2010 Standard and Professional. It adds a pane at the top of the Gantt Chart view that looks very much like a Visio timeline drawing. You can pick which tasks from your project show up in the Timeline. It...
  • Auto-Generate ProjectID in Portfolio Server 2007

    You can have Project Portfolio Server 2007 auto-generate a ProjectID for you. To do so: Click Settings | Organization Management | Organization Settings Pick your organization and then click Edit In the Organization Template Code you enter the template...
  • Project Conference

    Late next week I will be in Phoenix for the pre-events and meetings for the Project Conference. If you are going to be there let me know. I will be trying to update here with the big stuff and will be updating http://www.twitter.com/briankennemer with...
  • PMBlvd Blog Guest Post

    I guest posted over on the PMBlvd blog “PM Bistro” about keeping processes and PM tools simple. Check it out.
  • Planning as Guessing

    The guys at 37 Signals were almost on to a good thing with this post about Planning as Guessing. Sure plans are guesses. Sure they are just a hopeful take on what we think might happen. Nobody that is good at what they do has ever questioned the transient...
  • New Behavior in Timesheets with Project Server 2007 SP2: Timesheet Pre-population Goodness

    Brian Smith writes here about a new behavior added in SP2 around timesheet pre-population and some reports of some customer dissatisfaction. The ‘Gist’ is that with SP2 if you have the ‘Current task assignments’ option in the Default Timesheet Creation...
  • Project 2010 Technical Preview

    Just in case mine is the only Project blog you read, in which case you should really expand your blogroll by the way, here is an invitation to join the Technical Preview for the next version of Project and Project Server. :-) _________________________________...
  • Filtering for an NA date in a PWA View

    This post is for the person named Santhiya that commented on my “ Server-side Calculation of Custom field formulas ” post. I accidentally deleted it instead of approving it. I have it in my notification email so here is what they asked: How do we use...
  • Code to Show Which Tasks have Which Baselines Saved

    Here is a sample of some VBA code that will populate the Task Text30 field with the numbers of the baselines for which each task has values saved. This is useful if you are using lots of the baselines but not all your tasks have had all the baselines...
  • The Project Conference…Be there or be…er…um…slightly more or less square than those that are actually there.

    OK as nerdy things go I’m pretty sure a 4 day conference about Project Server ranks right up there. Maybe not as nerdy as Blizzcon but for sure more nerdy than Comdex. Of course I’m using ‘nerd’ in its most complimentary sense. :-) September 14-17 2009...