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 2010: October Cumulative Update now re-released!

I’ve updated the earlier postings, but wanted to do a quick post to make sure this news gets out to my RSS subscribers.  Both the Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 October Cumulative Updates that were withdrawn have been revised and re-released.  The KB numbers stayed the same, 2394320 and 2394322, but the document…


Project 2010: To save or not to save – saving and undo

In Microsoft Project, both 2007 and 2010, we have multi level undo.  One way this is used by many customers is for what-if work – change things around and see what affect this has on the schedule – then use multi-level undo to get back to the starting scenario.  If you use it in this…


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…


Project Server 2007: Why was the August CU smaller than the June CU?

Thanks to Guillaume from TPG for pointing this out, and for Rob for digging out the answer.  Our cumulative update for August was considerably smaller than the one for June.  How come?  Its cumulative isn’t it?  Doesn’t it just get bigger?  Well the change that happened with the August release – and all future Project…


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…


Project Server 2010: Applied August CU and having problems with JSGrid?

Thanks to Donald for his forum posting and Marius for his swift response highlighting the resolution to this one.  If you have loaded the August CU for Project Server 2010 – KB 2276341, but have not loaded either the SharePoint Foundation 2010 August CU (KB 2266423), or any of the rollup packages (KB 2352346, KB…