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  • Blog Post: Project Server 2010 and 2013 July PU Announcement

    Last week saw the release of the July 2015 Public Update (PU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project Server and SharePoint 2010.  We are now delivering as Public Updates, although Server fixes are shipped just via the Download Center and not via Windows Update (Unless there...
  • Blog Post: Project Online and OData–Reserved Words

    This does also apply to Project Server 2013, and will to Project Server 2016 too – but mostly OData will be used in the Project Online space.  You can hit issues when using certain names for your custom fields if they clash with the names we are using for properties in the OData feeds.  We...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2010 and 2013 June 2015 PU Announcement

    Yesterday saw the release of the June 2015 Public Update (PU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project Server and SharePoint 2010. We are now delivering as Public Updates, although Server fixes are shipped just via the Download Center and not via Windows Update (Unless there is...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: OData gives a Data Model error in Excel with large datasets

    And to be fair – the datasets do not need to be that large – just going over our paging limits of 100 records will trigger this bug.  In Project Server 2013 we introduced some fixes in the March 2015 Update which were intended to get parity between the OData experience in Project Online and Project...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and Project Server 2013 May 2015 Updates are in Windows Update

    I’ve updated my earlier blog post – but just to reach those that only get the original via RSS feed – the 2013 updates for SharePoint and Project Server 2013 are pushed via Windows Update this month.  This was a conscious decision as this month we have fixed the issue where the updates do not recognize...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2010 and 2013 May 2015 PU Announcement

    *** Latest - turns out this was a conscious decision to push the server updates via Windows Update as this month's updates 'correct' the issue mentioned below where the update doesn't recognize the original SP1 used in a slipstreamed install. Don't shoot the messenger *** *** Just...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 April 2015 PU Announcement

    I am very pleased to announce the release of the April 2015 Public Update (PU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project Server and SharePoint 2010. For the third time we are now delivering as Public Updates, although Server fixes are shipped just via the Download Center and not...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Why can’t I save my site as a template?

    This can also apply for Project Server 2013, as well as Project Online – but due to some fixes made in the Online environment this is something we are hearing more about just recently.  If you want to use a custom site template for an Enterprise Project Type in Project Online then saving an existing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 March 2015 PU Announcement

    I am very pleased to announce the release of the March 2015 Public Update (PU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project Server and SharePoint 2010. For the second time we are now delivering as Public Updates, although Server fixes are shipped just via the Download Center and not...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 February 2015 PU Announcement

    I am very pleased to announce the release of the February 2015 Public Update (PU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project and Project Server and SharePoint 2010.  This is the first time all the updates have been included in a PU - rather than a Cumulative Update (CU) for...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: How do I stop my projects syncing to task lists?

    I had a few questions following the post on the new default behavior coming to Project Online - Project Online- Some changes coming to task sync for enterprise projects – whereby your enterprise projects by default will not sync with your task lists in the project site.  The main reason for the...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: Project now controls the Visitors group on Project Sites

    We are seeing a few customers finding that a change we introduced in November is causing some users on project sites to lose access. The change came about in the November Cumulative Update (CU) and the bug is described in the KB – 2899547 as: You create a security group in PWA and add...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: SQL Server Settings and Snapshot Isolation

    There are some resources on the web that suggest that allowing snapshot isolation (by using ALTER DATABASE and SET ALLOW_SNAPSHOT_ISOLATION ON), and turning READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT to ON can help performance of SharePoint systems – but none as far as I could find from Microsoft and the SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Saving Projects to SharePoint–and opening them again! Part 1

    *** Update 1/26/2015 - After continued testing I have seen the same read-only situation even with my domain credentials, both on opening using Edit, and also after opening read-write then trying to save some time later. I overcame the initila read-only condition by closing and re-opening the browser...
  • Blog Post: Project Online: Opening Projects from Project Center with Firefox

    I couple of related issues I thought worth documenting when you are using Firefox as your browser with Project Online – or indeed Project Server 2013.  The first is when trying to open some projects from Project Center – using the ribbon option to Open in Project Professional – either read only...
  • Blog Post: New Page for All the Project Server 2013 Cumulative Updates

    The observant amongst you may already have noticed a new link over on the right (or read my other blog) for Project Server 2013 Cumulative Updates.  I have gathered together the lists of fixes from each of the KB articles for previous Cumulative Updates going right back to the launch of Project...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 December 2014 CU Announcement

    I am very pleased to announce the release of the December 2014 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project and Project Server and SharePoint 2010.  Feel free to open a support case if you have any questions around this or need assistance getting these...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: Which Ideas are now Projects?

    This post came from an enquiry for how we can tell which list items in an ideation list (I hate that word – but it seems to be catching on…) have been already turned into projects.  In case you are not familiar with this feature of Project Server 2013 and Project Online, I am talking about the option...
  • Blog Post: Project Server and Synchronizing Users to Project Sites

    This blog post looks at some slight behavior differences between Project Server 2010 and Project Server 2013 regarding user synchronization to project sites.  One key part of this change should be taken into account when migrating – as there is one 2010 setting that no longer has UI to change it...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 November 2014 CU Announcement

    I am very pleased to announce the release of the November 2014 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project and Project Server and SharePoint 2010.  Feel free to open a support case if you have any questions around this or need assistance getting these...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 October 2014 CU Announcement

    I am very pleased to announce the release of the October 2014 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project and Project Server and SharePoint 2010.  Feel free to open a support case if you have any questions around this or need assistance getting these patches...
  • Blog Post: Project Server 2013: Can I have more than one task list on my Project Site?

    This was an interesting recent Project Online case, but also applies to Project Server 2013, and I thought it worth sharing.  The customer wanted to use workflows on their project sites, and have a task list associated with them for the approvals related to workflows.  Should be no problem...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 September 2014 CU Announcement

    I am very pleased to announce the release of the September 2014 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project and Project Server and SharePoint 2010.  Feel free to open a support case if you have any questions around this or need assistance getting these...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 August 2014 CU Announcement

    *** Update 8/13 - May have jumped the gun on the requirement for SP1 (but not a bad idea anyway) - just without the uber packages everything looked smaller - confirmation shortly... *** *** Update2 8/13 - SP1 is not a pre-requisite, but the lack of a 'coreserver' patch made me think the patches...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server 2013 July 2014 CU Announcement

    I am very pleased to announce the first of the new ‘odd month’ Cumulative Update releases – the July 2014 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint 2013. Feel free to open a support case if you have any questions around this or need assistance getting these patches...