Project and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 2 now available

Pleased to announce the arrival of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Project 2010, Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.  Full details over on the Project Support blog at Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Released.  The SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 also includes the Project Server 2010 SP2 *** Update -…


Project Server: SharePoint Installation issues when using FIPS

Most days I learn something new, and yesterday was no exception.  I was working with one of our Senior Consultants, Rob Bowers, on an installation problem.  The SharePoint Configuration Wizard was failing during the initial configuration of the farm on step 3.  The error that came up was: Configuration Failed.  One or more configuration settings…


SharePoint Server 2010: Accidentally stopped your Central Administration service? Start it again with PowerShell!

OK, I had one of those days yesterday.  I was working on my various servers and Hyper-V images to get them all patched and also wanted to update my SQL Server, but rather than shut down my Project Server 2010 application server I thought I’d just stop all the service in Central Administration.  Including Central…


Project Server 2010: Demo Virtual Machines

A couple of useful references from the other Project blogs: http://blogs.msdn.com/chrisfie/archive/2010/05/08/microsoft-project-server-2010-rtm-demo-virtual-machine-is-ready-for-download.aspx details the SharePoint Server 2010 and the upcoming (soon – if you are reading this on the day of posting) Project Server 2010 installation pack.  Go get the SharePoint main image today – and then Project can just be added as a small download. …


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…


SharePoint 2010: What does it do for Project? Some good ULS log enhancements.

With the 2010 release Project Server now requires SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise (what we might previously thought of as MOSS) rather than just SharePoint Foundation (previously WSS).  This gives us access to all the features such as Excel Services for reporting, but also such things as PerformancePoint Services for Business Intelligence.  But as well as…


SharePoint 2010 – Read all about it!

If like me you didn’t get along to the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, then you can find out plenty about the new version on the SharePoint blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/10/19/sharepoint-2010.aspx.  Also announced today at the conference was the availability of the Beta of Office and SharePoint 2010 (and of course Project 2010 and Project Server…


SharePoint Server 2010 Preliminary System Requirements – x64 all the way!

News from TechEd 2009 this morning on the requirements for the next release of SharePoint – which will be called SharePoint Server 2010.  As Project Server 2010 will be built on the same platform then expect similar requirements.  In brief these are: SharePoint Server 2010 will be 64-bit only – this was announced during the…