A Happy New Year to all my blog readers

Thanks to all my readers for the feedback and questions through 2015 and before – and looking forward to more in 2016. Quick facts! My most northerly reader?  North shore of Alaska – 71.2947 degrees North! Most Southerly?  Chile – -53.15 South. Westerly?  Tonga -174 degrees West Easterly?  Suva (narrowly pushing out New Zealand which…


Welcome to the new WordPress platform for my MSDN Blog

This is a bit of a chicken and egg question – what’s the point of telling you about my new blog location in my new blog location – as you are here already?  Well I’ll also be posting a link on Twitter, and this is just some info about the migration to WordPress for our…


Project Online: Power BI Content Pack now available

There is now a pre-built content pack that you can add to Power BI to make dashboards of your Project Online data.  Theresa Palmer of Power BI team has posted a blog on this at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2015/11/18/explore-and-monitor-your-project-online-data-in-power-bi.aspx  Or for an MVP take on this you can review Paul Mather’s blog post at https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/projectonline-powerbi-content-pack-available-bi-office365-ppm/.  Another Project MVP,…


November Updates out now for Project and Server 2010, 2013 and 2016

The title isn’t quite true – as there are no server updates for 2016 obviously as it isn’t released yet – and nothing new for 2010 but there is an uber package – but the title would have been too long… The blog post with all the details is out at Project Server 2010, 2013…


Project Virtual Conference 2015

I hope you all had a chance to attend some of the excellent sessions over the last couple of days – I’m just catching a couple of the last presentations right now at https://projectvirtualconference.com/ and will need to find some time to watch others that I didn’t get a chance to watch live! I really…


Project Online: Resource Management feature

After a few weeks of experience supporting the Resource Management features of Project Online I decided to post a blog covering some details behind the resource plan migration that happens after activation of the feature.  Part 1 is over on the Project Support blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2015/10/21/project-online-resource-plan-migration-expectations.aspx.  Part 2 will come soon when I’ll cover a…


Project Server and Project Online: Creating a Project Pro Account using PowerShell

Thanks to Chris Boyd for sharing this script that helps with the automation of account creation for Project Professional and Project Pro for Office 365 users (hereafter just called Project Pro).  And to be clear, the account I am talking about here is the account normally configured through Project Pro – File, Info, Manage Accounts…


October Updates out now for Project and Project Server 2010 and 2013

I posted over on the Project Support blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2015/10/14/project-server-2010-and-2013-october-2015-pu-announcement.aspx – no Project Server 2010 updates – and just a reminder that Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 ended mainstream support just this past week.  This means we won’t be taking any further non-security fixes – so if you are still using this version it…


MPUG–Seattle Chapter Project Support session

MPUG are making the recording of my session last month at the Seattle Chapter meeting available for a limited time – just click here to register and view it.  And you can still earn PDU’s!  The session was held at the Bellevue Microsoft store – great to meet up with some local MPUG members and…


Project and Project Server 2013 September Updates Out

Better late than never – just realized I hadn’t done my usual cross post of the Public Update announcement for Project and Project Server 2010 and 2013 that came out last week. The timing of this post is good though – as now the delayed uber packages have also been released! https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2986195 I’ll get the…