A short round-up of the world of Project Server 2013 and Project Online as we reach the end of the first month of 2015. I added an update to my “opening plans from a SharePoint Document Library” post - as I’d managed to repro issues with read-only even when using a domain account opening a domain account authenticated library. We have a fix request in to the product group for this – still in initial triage currently.
Elsewhere in Project Land we have had some very interesting articles.
- Jorge posted a timely reminder of some of the settings that can be changed for the Project Calculation Service in Project Server 2013 - http://blogs.technet.com/b/elfarodeprojectserver/archive/2015/01/30/project-server-2013-configuracion-motor-de-calculo.aspx (Spanish). The English version of the TechNet page he references is https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219521(v=office.15).aspx is you want to follow along. Also on the same blog – and a very useful reference is an update to the version list for both 2010 and 2013. Again, in Spanish, but the table of versions shouldn’t be a problem to understand. And one more from Jorge – and something I’ve meant to cover – the annoying Team Foundation Server (TFS) message you can get in Project Professional if you have installed Visual Studio – but aren’t using TFS - http://blogs.technet.com/b/elfarodeprojectserver/archive/2015/01/23/project-2013-error-tf80067-al-abrir-un-proyecto-de-un-sitio-pwa.aspx.
From other Project bloggers this month:
- Sam Huffman posted a very useful article on a Risk Assessment Dashboard - http://winprojblog.blogspot.com/2015/01/dos-and-donts-do-create-risk-assessment.html
- Prasanna Adavi posted on checking baselines from within a SharePoint Designer Workflow - http://www.prasannaadavi.com/2015/01/check-project-baseline-with-sharepoint.html and another article on capturing snapshot data within a workflow - http://www.prasannaadavi.com/2015/01/capture-snapshot-of-project-data-using.html
- Peter Kestenholz blogged on some great new training resources from Sensei - http://ppmblog.org/2015/01/24/new-microsoft-ppm-e-learning-concept/ and Projectum also have a new app for snapshotting project data http://www.projectum.dk/en/products-apps/projectum-snapshot/ – must be the month for snapshots!
- Paul Mather posted an excellent Power Query blog - https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/projectonline-excel-powerquery-report-office365-ps2013-bi-odata/ – a must read for getting the best out of OData and Project Online.
- Oleksiy Prosnitskyy highlighted the Project Pro and Project Online roadmap - http://msprojectmvp.blogspot.com/2015/01/check-for-whats-new-planned-in-project.html – bring on those multiple timeline bars!
- Nenad Trajkovski has finished a busy blogging month with guidance on setting resources on the same task to different working times - http://ntrajkovski.com/2015/01/19/how-to-set-resources-to-work-at-different-time-with-different-amount-of-work-at-the-same-task-in-ms-project-2013/
- Michael Wharton posted this week on extending the out-of-the-box roles and security groups in Project Server and Project Online to suit your PMO’s requirements - Strategy for Determining Resource Roles and Security Groups in PMO
- Andrew Lavinsky advised us to move to Colorado - Know Microsoft Project- Move to Colorado – as well as giving good detailing why strategic alignment of projects is key - Want Value from Prioritization- Stop Focusing on Prioritization.
- Alexander Rodov posted a link to the recently posted Ignite session list - http://www.trusteditgroup.com/Blog/Post/30/Ignite-Sessions-2015 – but please note, there will be some more Project related sessions added soon.
- Erik van Hurck continues to be a very active blogger – with a book review - Book review- Delivering Exceptional Project Results and some guidance on max units - Using max units in Microsoft Project.
And a shameless plug for the Seahawks! Hopefully celebrations will continue this weekend in Seattle