Is your cube build slower, and your tempdb larger since loading SP1? – UPDATE – See new posting 3/24/2008

See http://blogs.msdn.com/brismith/archive/2008/03/24/slow-olap-cube-builds-and-large-tempdb-revisited.aspx for the latest information on this problem. There is an issue with some of the SP1 and hotfix 939594 fixes which resolve earlier problems of data missing in the cubes.  The query has become more complex and SQL Server 2005 is not coming up with the right execution plan for this new more complex…


The Project Management Quick Reference Guide.

Thanks to our writers, we have a new publication for you.  In their own words:- It can sometimes be a challenge for new users to find their way through Project 2007 on their way to becoming project managers.  The Project team has just produced another tool that will help you understand Project 2007 —The Project Management Quick…


Project Center Views – Filtering Client v Server

I have been waiting for SP1 before blogging this as it might have frustrated a few people as pre SP1 there were some broken pieces here.  The filter that you use when creating a view for everyone through Server Settings, Manage Views behaves slightly differently from that found on the client side when a user…


So how did we ship SP1 so "Early"?

Blogging in Microsoft does allow a great deal of freedom to the blogger, but the final test before hitting “publish” is always to think “What would this story look like on the front page of the New York Times, or Wall Street Journal”.  I think the worst case interpretation of this blog might give a…


Latest Project Server 2007 SDK Update Now Available! Updated posting for December 07 Release

  The December 2007 update to the SDK is now available Project Developer Portal:   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905469.aspx   SDK Online:  Project 2007 SDK in MSDN online library: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms512767.aspx   SDK Download:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2672F6F9-7028-4B30-99A2-18CB1EED1ABE&displaylang=en New and updated topics since July: Articles: ·         ERP Connector Solution Starter (20 topics) ·         How to: Customize E-Mail for Project Server Notifications  – this is an…


Project 2007 SP1 – The gift that keeps on giving

So with the Holiday season in full swing – what to give that difficult person who has everything.  How about Project 2007 SP1?  Yes, the links should soon be live, and until then you can prepare by reading the TechNet article at http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/c3b86049-7cba-4b9c-8335-e37fb6e7518a1033.mspx?mfr=true  Please read all of the article – and also note that there…


Setting custom field values using the PSI

We don’t seem to have done a good job in educating our customers on this topic, so thought I’d put this out there at least as a starting point and I’m sure we can also try and get better samples in the SDK.  One of the tricky things with setting custom fields for any entity…


Project Server 2007 Users: Beware the Fabulous 40!

No, this isn’t some new group of super heroes or villains – but a set of templates you can load on SharePoint 3.0. See http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/templates.mspx for full details.  But you should not load one of these templates if you already have Project Server 2007, as the Project Tracking Workspace solution included in the Fabulous 40…