10 Tasks For the 2011 Holidays

Dear readers I wish you all a restful and peaceful holiday break! Since it’s a quiet time of the year and a great opportunity to catch up on recent product updates and announcement I wanted to provide you a list of tasks to keep you busy if you have spare cycle in the coming two…


How to plan your turkey dinner?

Yes you can thanks to Brian and Brian: Impress the family: Make Thanksgiving Day a success with Project 2010 On a separate note check out these recent announcements from Jan: Project 2010 Demo Pack Version 2 NOW available to Microsoft Partners! IMPORTANT: PPM Competency Transition Period PCU3ED, TPG and UMT –Three Project Conference 2012 Premier…


Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Multi-Tenancy

Following a session I delivered at SharePoint Conference 2011 in October, as well as few emails received recently, and following the very strong momentum Microsoft Project Server 2010 has, a common topic “du jour” customers are asking: does Project Server 2010 supports multi-tenancy? Hence, the goal of this post is to answer this question. What…


New Microsoft ALM case study: Revlon – IT Department of Global Cosmetics Company Cuts Time in Meetings by up to 30 Percent

Following the recent release of the Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack (Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack has released!)  I’m happy to announce this third case study showcasing the integration of TFS and Project Server 2010: IT Department of Global Cosmetics Company Cuts Time in Meetings…


Hello Skype World!

I’m very excited about this announcement this morning: Microsoft Officially Welcomes Skype. I have a fairly international family spread across multiple continents and every time I travel it’s exciting to see how broadly Skype is used and a recognized brand worldwide. This opens up lots of exciting opportunities in the future… About a month ago…


Microsoft Project 2010 Connector for System Center Service Manager

Following this recent announcement last month from the System Center Service Manager team: New SCSM–Microsoft Project Connector Released, I finally got a chance to test out this very nice solution built by Expit’s. In their own word: Expit has developed a plugin/connector that enables the exchange of information between project planning software (Project server 2010)…


See you all at SharePoint Conference 2011 next week!

Following this post from my colleague Jan Kalis: Project 2010 at SharePoint Conference 2011, I’m really looking forward to see you starting this Sunday in California. I visited recently Australia and Korea and it’s amazing to see the Project Server 2010 momentum and obviously the SharePoint 2010 rapid adoption by our customers and hence partners….


Microsoft Contest: Build your Island

I love the creativity from France (yes I’m objective) with this new contest targeted a students. You basically have 17 billion to build your own island with its hotels etc.… the goal is to have the best return on investment (ROI) all using Project & Project Server 2010, and you get to speak French. Winning…


Exciting week: Developer Preview of Windows 8 & Visual Studio 11

What a week so far! Yes in case you have missed it, major announcements were made at the developer-focused BUILD conference this week in California, beside watching the keynote here: http://www.buildwindows.com/ it’s exciting to see preliminary releases (Developer Preview) of Windows 8 & Visual Studio 11 & Team Foundation Server 11. Happy download and install!…


Celebrating 10 years at Microsoft

Exactly 10 years ago I joined Microsoft on Monday September 3rd, 2001, in the French office outside Paris. While I could write a lengthy post on what happened during the past decade at MSFT, I wanted instead to mention why I really enjoyed the past ten years and why I looking forward to a continued…