Project Professional 2007: COM Exception when using TimeScaleValue method

The Project Professional 2007 TimeScaleValue object can result in a COM exception, or other crash, if used several times in quick succession.  Reference to this method can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa195549(office.11).aspx. The error may be: AutomationException: 0x800a03ec – An unexpected error occurred with the method – but depending where you are using the methodand which…


Project Server 2010 – The Fab 40 Strike Again!

Regular readers may remember the bad things that happened in Project Server 2007 if you loaded the SharePoint (WSS) templates known as the Fab 40 – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2007/12/03/project-server-2007-users-beware-the-fabulous-40.aspx – and more specifically the ProjectTrackingWorkspace solution.  Well it is still possible to load some of the Fab 40 with SharePoint Server 2010 – and again things aren’t…


Project Server: October CU for Project and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 released!

*** Update *** 11/18/2010 – The issues have now been resolved and the links to the revised updates are now available.  The KB number is unchanged, but the Revision Number on the article is 2.0 and the version of the patch is 14.0.5128.5003.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused.  ***Update*** Please see the latest information on…


Microsoft Project Momentum 2010 – I’ll be there!

Yes, they are letting me out!  I get to go to Momentum and will be presenting in the Technical Track.  See Christophe’s post for full details – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chrisfie/archive/2010/10/05/microsoft-project-momentum-2010-emea-are-you-going-the-project-team-will.aspx.    Hope to meet some of you there.


Project Server: Updating and Deleting Custom Fields using the PSI

Following on from my posting on adding custom fields http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2010/08/25/project-server-adding-custom-fields-to-projects-and-tasks-using-the-psi.aspx I had a few questions on changing fields – or deleting them.  So here are a couple of short samples that follow the same code from the previous sample and show how to update a task level custom field and also to delete a custom…


How to tell which Cumulative Update, Hotfix or Service Pack version of Project Server 2010 and Project 2010 you are running

I’ll get this information into a KB article too, and I’ll also try and keep this posting up to date as we release each cumulative update or service pack for Project Server 2010 and Project 2010.  If you are not reading this at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith then you may be reading out of date information! The version…