Sharepoint Logging Spy on CodePlex

New useful tool released on CodePlex:, it’s a SharePoint utility that allows real time diagnostics of your SharePoint farm which I’m sure include and Project Server deployment! Please note it’s still a beta version.


Preview into WSS 3.0 SP1 and SharePoint Server Service Pack 1

It’s all here: More later on Project Server/Portfolio Server/Project Professional and Standard 2007…


EPM 2007 Test Data Population Tool released to CodePlex

The EPM 2007 Test Data Population Tool solution starter was published on CodePlex today: The EPM 2007 Test Data Population Tool enables you to load large amounts of EPM data: resources, projects, tasks, assignments into a Project Server 2007 database. You can then use this data to test loads and help your organization plan…


EPM Connect Version 2.0 is Live!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new version of  EPMConnect: EPMConnect puts the resources of hundreds of Microsoft Enterprise Project Management partners at your fingertips, enabling you to quickly locate the right solutions and services and connect with the ideal EPM partner for your needs.


Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework are here!

On Monday, Nov. 19, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 were released to manufacturing (RTM). With more than 250 new features,Visual Studio 2008 includes significant enhancements in every edition, including Visual Studio Express and Visual Studio Team System. Developers of all levels – from hobbyists to enterprise development teams –…



Do you ever run out of disk space and wonder where to start the cleanup? WinDirStat is a great tool (under a General Public License) that helps you view and cleanup files. For instance, below in blue you can admire the size of my 22GB EPM 2007 VPC 🙂


Timesheeting and Statusing Data Flow Diagram

Please find attached a Visio 2007 diagram that shows the standard data flow for time tracking and reporting progress in EPM 2007. Might be useful if you are doing customization using the Tied-Mode solution starter released last week on CodePlex. EPM 2007 Timesheeting & Statusing – Data Flow.vsd


Timesheet & My Tasks Solution Starter On CodePlex

Due to popular request we have published today an EPM 2007 solution starter that introduces Tied Mode between Timesheet & My Tasks on CodePlex: Project Server 2007 provides for full separation between the project-focused My Tasks “Statusing” functionality and the time-period-focused Timesheet functionality, together with the ability to manually import data from one set…


Upgrading an EPM database server

Are you considering upgrading your EPM database server to improve performance (more CPU, more RAM, and 64-bit version)? If so, below the steps required thanks to Michael Epprecht: Create a friendly DNS alias for each SQL Server with a short Time To Live (TTL) (something like 10 minutes) Re-configure WSS/MOSS to use the new DNS…


Tool to help you deploy/remove custom event handlers

Mike Shughrue from MCS’ EPM Worldwide Center of Excellence (COE) has written an extremely useful tool that helps you manage (remove and add) your custom event handler to a specific PWA instance. This tool uses reflection on your custom dll and the standard PSI Events web service to automatically add/remove custom event definition. No need to…