New SQL Reporting Services Sample Reports for Project Server

(August 20, 2009 update, check out this Second Report Pack for Project Server 2007)  We have released last week an updated version of our EPM 2007 demo VPC. Please find below the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports used in that VPC. All these SSRS reports are using the Project Server 2007 Reporting database as a…


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…


Announcing Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Project 2007 and Microsoft Project Server 2007

(updated on 5/14, SP2 webcast recording and deck are here) We are happy to announce that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office Project  2007 and Office Project Server 2007 has been released to the Microsoft Download Center.  It includes all the fixes prior to SP2 (including the February 2009 Cumulative Update), and also several enhancements…


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…


How to check Project 2007 version using VBA?

[ Updated 4/25/2011 – modified code to support Windows 7, please not that this functionality is out of the box in Project Server 2010 and no longer requires such VBA script!] A great question we heard this morning during the Project 2007 SP2 webcast and every time we release a server and desktop software update…


Adding an EPM Web Part to another SharePoint site

Steps you will need to follow to display PWA Web Parts in another site within the same SharePoint farm: 1.     Chose the Web Part (e.g. TimesheetPart) from the PWA homepage or the web parts gallery (Project Web Access > Site Settings > Galleries > Web Parts) and Export and Save to your preferred desktop location: 2.     Edit the Web Part…


Announcing the availability of the Project and Project Server 2007 Infrastructure Update

On July 15th, 2008 Microsoft announced the availability of the Infrastructure Update for Office Servers. The Infrastructure Update for Office Servers is a set of updates to improve platform performance and contain several customer driven fixes. The updates are applicable to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Search Server 2008 &…


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

The February Cumulative Update was recently released. The next Cumulative Update (CU) is scheduled for the end of April, 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 of every…


New Excel Services Sample Reports for Project Server

Following this post (New SQL Reporting Services Sample Reports for Project Server), please find below the list of Excel Services (samples attached) reports included in the newly released demo VPC. If you want to learn more about Excel Services (requires SharePoint Server) two new great books have been published on the subject: Wrox Press: Beginning…


Project Server 2007 Renaming tool

Following this initial post How to Rename Projects After a Project Server 2007 Migration written by Mike Shughrue I’ve modified it a bit to have the ability to rename any project as shown below (used to be hardcoded to replace the “_Published” string). Executable and source code are located here: Happy renaming! After: