Agile Planning Tools In Visual Studio Team System 2010

Check out the following article Agile Planning Tools In Visual Studio Team System 2010 from Ajoy Krishnamoorthy in the latest version of MSDN Magazine; another interesting article in the December edition: Streamline Team Projects With Process Templates. Related link: Visual Studio Team System 2010 and Project Server

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Getting Started with Project Server 2007 – TechNet Magazine January 2009

Check out the following article from TechNet Magazine (January 2009 edition) from Alan Maddison from Strategic Business Systems:  Getting Started with Project Server 2007 This article is targeted at IT Professionals: At a Glance: Four general areas of enhancement Multitier architecture aids scalability and flexibility Prerequisites for installation Installing and configuring (…) As IT administrators,…

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How to report Project Risks at a Program Level?

<Update June 2010> As a reminder as mentioned in this MSDN article: SharePoint Database Access “process for acquiring that data should be through the built-in SharePoint object model, and not by using any type of query to the database.” hence a much more elegant and supported solution to address this request is to use the…

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Warm up your Project Server and SharePoint VPC in seconds!

Yet another cool tool from CodePlex: SPWakeUp – Wake up your Sharepoint and WSS Sites written by Andrew Kennel. A great tool to warm up and optimize your demo performance as well as your favorite SharePoint farm. A simple application that touches each site and site collection on a Sharepoint or WSS server to rebuild…

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Announcing the CodePlex release of ShUIE (SharePoint User Interface Extender)

David Kitchen, Louise Brigthon and Calvin So from PCubed have recently released the following CodePlex project: ShUIE (SharePoint User Interface Extender): ShUIE is an addition to Microsoft SharePoint that allows a developer to inject JavaScript and CSS fragments depending on the context of the page being displayed. JavaScript and CSS injected can be optionally minified,…

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

The December Cumulative Update was released on December 16th. The next Cumulative Update (CU) is scheduled for the end of February, then Service Pack 2 will be available between February and April and it will include the February CU. From this point forward each Cumulative Update will consist of a package that contains the latest…

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How to upgrade your existing Microsoft Project VPC running on SQL 2005 to SQL Server 2008

I’m sure you have seen these cool SQL Reporting Services 2008 reports: Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 – Sample Project Server Reports and would like to do the same in your favorite EPM demo VPC or you just have plenty of free time during this time of the year and you are looking for…

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Announcing the release of SQL Server 2005 SP3

Microsoft released today SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3). SQL 2005 version should now be 9.00.4035. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains hotfixes that were included in cumulative update packages for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 from cumulative update package 1 to cumulative update package 9, and fixes to issues…

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SharePoint Best Practices for capacity management

The following article Best Practices for capacity management was recently published on the SharePoint Server TechCenter. Some highlights that are also applicable to the Project Server world are: Capacity planning should be revisited repeatedly in all phases of a project as assumptions become more concrete and more detailed hardware and configuration decisions have to be…

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Microsoft Search – Portal & Book

Search, search, search! Please find some useful pointers on the subject, including a great book I read recently that just got published last month that explains very well our search strategy and offerings; in case you missed it Microsoft positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2008 Information Access Magic Quadrant. Finally if you want…

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