Mixed Server Farm Topologies – All Servers must have all SKUs loaded.

One problem that we have seen several times now is the issues of mixed skus in a farm.  So the scenario is that a customer wants to make use of some of the features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) as well as Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 (PS).  The misconception is that you…


Finding your way around the SharePoint (and Project Server) logs

In Christophe’s recent blog about logs he explained how to turn them off.  Sometimes though we need to turn the volume up and get a plenty of detail of what is going on.  But be careful – these things can get very big very fast!  The settings can be found in SharePoint Central Administration, Operations,…


Project Server, Office SharePoint Server and Workflow

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 builds on top of Windows Workflow Foundation to enable workflow to be used on list items and documents.  So you can create your own business logic to work with the content in WSS to create your own applications.  Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) takes this to the next level and has…


Are you being served? Servers and services in Microsoft Office Project Server 2007

The third part of the “new and different” posting deals with servers and services in Project Server 2007.  By servers I also include some of the other products in the Microsoft Office 2007 server family as well as the functional breakdown of servers you may have in your server “farm”.  Likewise “services” covers both those…


The Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 SDK is available!

From now through to January many of you may be getting your hands on the new release, either through MSDN subscriptions, the trial versions or the retail availability.  I will try and give pointers as new stuff becomes available – starting here with the Project 2007 Software Development Kit – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2672f6f9-7028-4b30-99a2-18cb1eed1abe&DisplayLang=en  . This has some…


And now for something completely different…

My last post gave a few details of many of the new things; this post is concentrating of a big change in the way that Project Professional communicates with Project Server.  There was a hint of this with the queue and cache mentioned before so now for more detail. In the 2003 release Project Professional used OLEDB to talk…


What’s New and Different in Project 2007 (Part 1)

So you may have heard that Office 2007 has a new look – the ribbon.  (If you want more detail on this then Jensen Harris’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/jensenh has everything you could possibly want to know.)  As a Project user what you should know is that you don’t get the new look this time around. …


Topics for the next few weeks

As we approach the launch of Microsoft Office 2007 I will be covering a few different topics that fall into the following groups:- What’s New and Different Pain Points of 2003 (that go away) What else is new in Microsoft Office 2007 Predictions for 2007 The aim of my predictions for 2007 is to guess…


Welcome!

Welcome to my Microsoft Office Project Support blog!  The aim of this blog is to post some useful information, particularly about the latest release – Project Server 2007.  Why on MSDN?  Well, this release really takes Project more into the realms of a development platform and I am sure many of my posts will deal with…