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…


Project Server 2007 and 2010: Roundup of the week

If you are interested in 2010 then the Product Group blog has a brand new article from Bonny on user controlled scheduling. This covers the ability to turn of the scheduling engine for selected tasks (task type changed from automatically scheduled to manually scheduled) and also introduces the new Task Inspector – which is Task…


Project Server 2007 and the August CU for WSS

You may have already heard of an issue with the August CU for WSS and potentially problems when re-attaching content databases after application of this cumulative update.  It is documented on Stefan Goßner’s blog at http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_gossner/archive/2009/09/14/important-be-careful-when-installing-wss-august-cumulative-update.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage One comment on Stefan’s blog asks about Project Server databases, so I added a comment there (which isn’t live…


Project Conference 2009: SA200 – Project 2007 Common Questions and Answers

At the conference in Phoenix I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Adrian, Rohan and Soroush to present some of the questions we regularly get in support (and of course the answers!) as well as take questions from the floor.  As usual with Adrian’s sessions it was standing room only.  One topic raised…


Project Server 2007: Tracking Method Updates since SP2

I posted a short while ago about this topic, but wanted to make clear how you can continue working with time phased tracking for normal projects if you have got used to it since the IU.  Brief re-introduction to the problem for new readers – we introduced a time-phased grid for time entry with the…


Project Server 2007: Expiration date set with SP2 – Product key is not valid?

The KB article in now live at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971620 and localized versions will be following along.  One thing to mention is that if you have multiple SKU’s installed and you try and re-license you may get a message saying your key is not valid.  This can happen if for instance you try and use a Project…


Project Server 2007: PWA Provisioning issue after February CU – Cannot insert duplicate key row

**** Update  (Thanks for the reminder to update this one Seth)  This issue is resolved by the August CU for Project Server 2007 the details of which can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/chrisfie/archive/2009/08/27/announcing-the-release-of-the-microsoft-project-and-project-server-2007-august-cumulative-update.aspx. and the direct link is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973937. Details of the specific issue and fix: You install the update that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base…