Microsoft Office Project Support PodCast Episode1

Here is my first attempt at Podcasting – and hopefully you can get to the linked MP3 file.  Not too much groundbreaking stuff in this one – just a recap of SP, IU and CU stuff.  Mainly just testing out the format and infrastructure to see how this works for me and you. This is…


A New Look for 2009

I would have wished you all a very merry holiday season of your choice – if I had not been without Internet Access for fair portion of the last week.  Snow decided to come and stay a while in the Pacific Northwest.  Fortunately we only lost power over one night – but my neighbors over…


Project Server 2007: Microsoft Office December 2008 Cumulative Update and KBs Released!

***Update*** If you are running MOSS with Project you should NOT load the December CU for MOSS as it has been withdrawn because of a search issue that is resolved in the February CU.  Thanks Shazeb for bringing this to my attention.  For full details of the reasons see http://blogs.msdn.com/joerg_sinemus/archive/2009/03/26/moss-december-cu-960011-is-not-available-anymore.aspx and for details fot the Feb CU see http://blogs.msdn.com/brismith/archive/2009/03/13/project-server-2007-cumulative-update-for-february-2009.aspx …


Good news for SQL Server 2008 users – SQL Server 2005 SP3 is out!

That may seem like a strange title, but for Project Server 2007 users of the Analysis Services features this is good news indeed!  Along with the release of SP3 (see Christophe’s blog for more details) is the release of the latest Feature pack for SQL Server 2005.  This includes the update to Management Object Collection…


Project Server 2007: Has your cube build stopped working to the schedule?

Thanks for this resolution go to two of my colleagues in France – Bruno Sgorlon and Marc Biarnes. The symptoms the customer had were that they could build the cubes just fine when using the manual “Build Now” option – but the cube builds were not happening at their scheduled times.  In one of the…


Project Server 2007: Why is my Archive DB so big?

In the August Cumulative Update for Project Server 2007 there was a fix for an issue with archiving projects (the Administrative Backup feature).  Some customers had noticed that the archive database was bigger than expected in relation to the retention policy they had set, and the size of their draft database.  In normal terms you…


Project Server 2007: Where did my Web Part go?

We had a recent customer incident where they could not drill in to projects from Project Center – they just saw a blank section of the page where the drill down should be on the ProjectDrillDown.aspx page.  The web part was gone.  Not sure what had happened – it could have been removed from the…


Project Server 2007: TechNet Document now live for using SQL Server 2008

****Update**** – The December 2008 release of the Feature pack for SQL Server 2005 at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=536FD7D5-013F-49BC-9FC7-77DEDE4BB075&displaylang=en means that loading the Management Objects Collection from this release will avoid the workaround described in the TechNet article.  The writers have done a great job on revising the 2005 document to address 2008 – thanks Efren.  The document is here…