12 things to do over the holidays

Following Joel Oleson’s 12 Things to do over the Holidays from a SharePoint perspective, here is my list from an EPM perspective. In no particular order: Read the Service Pack 1 documentation and practice it’s deployment on a test environment Read the System Center Operations Manager 2007 WSS 3.0 and MOSS Monitoring Packs and Microsoft…

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How to verify versions number after applying Service Pack 1 (SP1)?

A common question asked after successfully installing SP1 is how do you verify the version numbers of the components updated. To verify individual Project Server 2007 DLL (and Office Servers)  please refer to this knowledge base article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936984 Overall after you applied SP1 versions are either: 12.0.6211.1000 and  12.0.6218.1000 for Project Server. Component Version Sample…

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How Bill Gates uses Office

Pick up Office 2007 power user tips from Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates himself. People are often curious about which applications and technology I use, and if there are features in the new version of Office that have changed the way I work. Without a doubt, the 2007 Microsoft Office system enables me to…

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Microsoft RML Utilities for SQL Server

Handy tool for your WSS/MOSS/EPM deployments. Brief Description Tools to help database administrators manage the performance of Microsoft SQL Server. Overview Do you know which databases or applications are using the most resources on your server? How will a service pack upgrade, configuration change or application change affect your production SQL Server? The RML Utilities…

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Forms Based Authentication in Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 & SharePoint SDK Update

FYI two important updates from the SharePoint world: Forms Authentication in MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 Steve Peschka, SharePoint Ranger and notable guest blogger here who has posted several widely read and referenced entries about authentication, is the primary author of 3 just published authoritative technical articles on forms based authentication in MOSS 2007 and…

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Project Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 RC1

FYI I have just completed the install of Project Server 2007 + Service Pack 1 (and Office Server 2007 + SP1 as well) using Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) from MSDN. I used this two great posts from Bill Baer to complete the install: Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2008…

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Project Server Log File Report & Queue Watch Tool released on CodePlex

Two new Project Server 2007 tools have been released today on CodePlex: EPM 2007 Log File Report tool EPM 2007 Queue Watch tool http://www.codeplex.com/EPMLogFileReport http://www.codeplex.com/EPMQueueWatch The Project Server 2007 Log File Report Tool enables the import and the reporting of log file generated by your EPM & SharePoint farm. The Log File Report Tool will…

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December update of the Project SDK is published!

Project Developer Portal: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905469.aspx SDK Online:  Project 2007 SDK in MSDN online library: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms512767.aspx SDK Download:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2672F6F9-7028-4B30-99A2-18CB1EED1ABE&displaylang=en What’s New? Following are new topics in the December 2007 update of the Project 2007 SDK. ERP Connector Solution Starter shows how to integrate Project Server with enterprise resource planning applications such as mySAP™ ERP Human Capital Management…

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Announcing the release of EPM 2007 Service Pack 1

On December 11th, 2007 Microsoft released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2007 Microsoft Office System. SP1 addresses the issues of most concern to customers: stability, performance, and security. The service pack includes previously released updates and fixes. Since Project Server, Project Professional and Project Portfolio Server are all part of the Office product family…

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Deploy software updates for Office Project Server 2007

Must read before deploying any software update (Service Pack 1 for instance!) to your EPM farm: http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/c3b86049-7cba-4b9c-8335-e37fb6e7518a1033.mspx This article is designed to provide guidance that IT professionals can use to deploy the Service Pack 1 (SP 1) update to a Project Server 2007 deployment. It covers what to do before you begin installation, the installation…

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