Announcing the release of the October Cumulative Update for Project and Project Server 2007

The October Cumulative Update was released on October 28th (please refer to this post: Announcing the release of the August Cumulative Update for Project and Project Server 2007 for more information on Cumulative Updates and the first one released last August). Please read the following TechNet article for deployment guidance:  Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server…


Upcoming Microsoft Project 2007 and Project Server 2007 Service Pack 2

The Office Service Pack Team announced Service Pack 2 for 2007 Microsoft Office System.  This new service pack will be released between February and April 2009.  It will contain both client and server updates.  At a high level it will contain the following for Project Server 2007: Improvements around processing status approvals from Office Project…


Save the date – Microsoft Project Conference 2009

We announced this week at the PMI Global Congress the date and location of our next Project Conference. Microsoft Project Conference 2009 will be held in Phoenix, Arizona from September 15 to September 17 2009. Save the date! Look for further announcements and the ability to be notified when registrations starts on our official site:…


Project Server Session at TechEd EMEA in Barcelona

Steven Haden and I will be making the following presentation on November 7th at Tech∙Ed IT EMEA Professionals: Deploying Project Server 2007 in an existing SharePoint Server 2007 Farm Project Server is part of the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution allowing the enterprises to create, select, plan and manage projects over their lifespan; it…


How to secure your Project Server Reporting Services Reports

It seems SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is broadly used today in Project Server deployments to build custom reports and extract all the gold nuggets from our relational and decisional data stores (SQL Server Analysis Services cubes), specially when I see the success on this post: Services Sample Reports for Project Server This week I…


Microsoft Office Project Server 2007: Solution Elements and Data Flow – webcast

Come on join us for this free TechNet webcast on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). In this webcast, we describe the elements of the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 solution (Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007, Application Server, Microsoft SQL Server), and we cover Data Flow components and key areas…


The Architecture Journal, Journal 17: Distributed Computing

check out the latest version of The Architecture Journal on Distributed Computing, an excellent read during your spare time: Considerations for Designing Distributed Systems Architectural Patterns for Distributed Computing Head in the Cloud, Feet on the Ground Architecture Journal Profile: Microsoft Robotics Group On Distributed Embedded Systems Using Events in Highly Distributed Architectures Caching…


Useful CodePlex tools for your Project Server Deployment

It’s amazing to see how the CodePlex community has taken off during the past year. There are valuable tools and code samples being posted by products experts everyday. Please find below the latest nuggets I found that are applicable to your Project Server/SharePoint Server deployments: Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool The PAL (Performance Analysis…


Planning for fault tolerance and availability in Project Server 2007

The following article has just been published on TechNet: Planning for fault tolerance and availability in Project Server 2007   This article provides planning guidance for fault tolerance and availability in a Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 deployment. Sections includes the following topics: Availability Clustering Hardware redundancy RAID configurations Server role redundancy Log shipping Standby servers


Project Server and PerformancePoint Server Virtual Lab and Webcast

Following this post: Latest resources for Project Server and PerformancePoint Server Integration, please find below two key content that illustrates the added value for customers of leveraging Project Server 2007 and PerformancePoint Server 2007. Please find below the summary slide from the deck delivered at the last Business Intelligence Conference. TechNet Virtual Lab: Enterprise Project…