How to determine if you have Project Standard or Project Professional

This is a question that often comes up internally, and is certainly easy to answer if you are looking at the software, particularly with the differences between Standard and Professional in 2010 (see the Version Comparison), but the question usually relates to software audits when companies are trying to find out what is deployed.  The…


Project Server 2010: Business Intelligence Center–Common Errors

This follows on from the posting on the structure of the Business Intelligence Center in Project Server 2010 – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2010/08/24/project-server-2010-business-intelligence-center-behind-the-scenes.aspx and covers a few of the possible errors you might run in to. For Project Server 2007 one of my most read, or at least “most viewed” and commented pages was Common Error Messages when…


Project Server: Keeping up with TechNet and MSDN – RSS is the answer!

There is plenty of excellent content on TechNet and MSDN about Project and Project Server, and it is updated regularly.  To keep up with the updates what better than the RSS feed! Newly published content for Project Server 2010 – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197692.aspx and This list is also available in an  RSS feed (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=186461) Newly published content…


Project Server 2010: SDK Update Available

Great work by Jim on the September update of the Project 2010 SDK – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project_programmability/archive/2010/09/14/september-update-of-the-project-2010-sdk.aspx.  You can either get the download or the online version.  Its nice to have the download – as it gives you the sample code and a bunch of other reference material, but check the online too, as it may have…


Project Server: Why don’t my OLAP reports show my baselines correctly?

A quick posting to finish the week – and one that has some history…  In the dim and distant past (perhaps as long ago as Project Server 2002…) when I first joined the support team I remember this being one of my first cases.  The answer hasn’t changed through to Project Server 2007 and Project…


Project Server 2010: Scheduling on the Web, the PSI and Project Professional

There is an excellent article on the Web-based capabilities of Project 2010 at http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/project-server-2010-editions.aspx which does a schedule management comparison of Project Web App (PWA) 2010 compared to Project Professional 2010.  The comparison chart is available as a download, and has six pages of bullet points detailing what works in both PWA and Project Professional,…


Project Server 2010: August Cumulative Updates

*** Update – This doesn’t apply if you load any of the rollup packages, but if you just load the Project Server 2010 hotfix 2276341 you will also need to load at least the SharePoint Foundation August CU (KB 2266423), or any of the rollups listed below. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2010/09/17/project-server-2010-applied-august-cu-and-having-problems-with-jsgrid.aspxThe August Cumulative Update (August CU) was released for…


Project Server: August 2010 Cumulative Updates for 2007 and 2010 now live!

*** Update *** Please see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2010/09/17/project-server-2010-applied-august-cu-and-having-problems-with-jsgrid.aspx if you are having issues with JSGrid after loading JUST the Project Server 2010 CU – KB 2276341 I posted over on the Project Administration blog – http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2010/09/02/microsoft-project-server-and-sharepoint-2007-and-2010-august-cu-2010-are-live.aspx but the basic info for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Microsoft Office Project 2007, Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010…


Project Server 2010: Copying custom Project site templates across instances

Interesting question came in today via the blog on my previous customization topic at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2010/03/15/customizing-the-project-site-in-project-server-2010.aspx and thought it worth a broader response, as it wasn’t something I had really thought about…  If you follow the directions at that blog then you can use the custom template in that PWA instance – but what about in…