Final Posting of 2012–Language Packs–over on the new Blog

Happy New Year to everyone – and I’ll probably keep these cross postings coming fro a month or two as you get used to the new URL.  The latest and last posting for 2012 covers language packs in Project 2013, Project Server 2013 and Project Online – http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2012/12/31/project-2013-and-project-server-2013-language-packs.aspx  Enjoy!


A new URL for Project Support blogs–and the December CU posting

From now on the team and I will be posting to the new URL – http://blogs.technet.com/projectsupport in place of http://blogs.msdn.com/brismith.  Same content and writers – just a more descriptive URL.  The first posting is now live for the December 2012 CU for Project and Project Server and is posted at http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2012/12/19/microsoft-project-server-and-sharepoint-server-2007-and-2010-december-2012-cu-announcement.aspx. Don’t forget to update…


Project Online: How do I re-use an unwanted PWA instance

If you have used or are still kicking the tires of the Office 365 Preview and Project Online you may have noticed that you can have up to 3 PWA instances.  The first one is provisioned for you as the …/Sites/PWA instance, and you can then either use the New > Private Site Collection with…


Project Server 2007: Issue installing the October 2012 Cumulative Update

The release of the Project Server 2007 Cumulative Update for October 2012 appears to have a problem with the digital signing of one of the files and the installation will fail.  This issue affects both the Project Server 2007 – Project Server 2007 hotfix package (Pjsrvapp-x-none.msp; Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012 – KB 2687536, and also…


Project Server 2013 Requirements to build an OLAP Cube

There appears to be an error currently on our TechNet documentation at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662106.aspx indicating that the version of the Analysis Management Objects required when building an OLAP cube from Project Server 2013 depends on the version of SQL Server you have running Analysis Services.  In fact it does not – and like previous versions of…


Project Server Databases–Please don’t mess with the default options

We have some guidance out on TechNet about the recommended settings for SQL Server for our various versions – so for example we recommend for 2010 at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662107.aspx that you set AUTO_CLOSE to OFF, and AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS_ASYNC to ON.  But we don’t always make a show of telling you what NOT to change.  A good guide…


Project and Project Server October 2012 Cumulative Update

Just posted at http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2012/11/05/microsoft-project-server-and-sharepoint-server-2007-and-2010-october-2012-cu-announcement.aspx Remember, if you didn’t load the 2010 August 2012 Cumulative Update (CU) that the October one will also require SP1 to be installed. Delays on the 2007 SharePoint and Project packages, and also the roll-up SharePoint/Project package for 2010.  No 2007 client CU this cycle.  So if you just need the…


New Project and Project Server support site for you to bookmark

With the release of 2013 we have a new support home page for Project and Project Server.  This covers not just the new release, but also features 2010 and 2007.   *** Update – and the url would help too – http://support.microsoft.com/ph/931/ (thanks Leonie!) *** This is the place to find all you support options…


PSVR2010: I’m sure I added some users to that SharePoint group?

I’ve been working on a recent case – and there have been some in the past that were very similar – where a customer had added users to a custom SharePoint group, then later found those same users were gone!  We had an idea what could trigger it but this time we managed to nail…


Project 2013 now available to MSDN Subscribers

The Office and SharePoint 2013 products are beginning to appear on the MSDN subscriber download pages – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions , including Project 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013.  I guess Project Server 2013 will be following shortly. *** Update – Project Server 2013 now available ***  If you have a subscription then no time like the present to start…