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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Persist SQL Server Analysis Services Roles settings Solution Starter on CodePlex

A new solution starter that demonstrates how to persist SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Roles settings in the Project Server OLAP database was released today on CodePlex. For instance you might require to create specific Roles in your OLAP database if you have non Project Server users that need to access the database, for instance…

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Project Server Extended Report Pack from Project Conference

Following my presentation yesterday on reporting at the Project Conference in Seattle, please find below the “Extended” EPM report pack I demoed (leveraging SQL Server Reporting Services). Reports added are: Deliverables and Dependencies Issues and Risks Report Project Workspaces ProjectList PSI XML ResourceList PSI XML Risks – XML Data Srouce SSAS Timesheet Timesheet Audit 2…

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Customizing Analysis Services Cube Using Analysis Management Objects (AMO)

This post describes the steps required to perform SQL Analysis Services 2005 Project Server 2007 Cube customization using Analysis Management Objects (AMO). (sample code below) THE CODE References To be able to override an EPM 2007 Event Handler and do AMO customization you will have to add the following references to the C# Class Library…

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Configuring Project Server With Excel Services To Leverage New Reporting Capabilities

Ever wondered how to produce nice looking reports based on Project Server OLAP data (cubes) using Excel 2007 and Excel Services without using the Office Web Component (OWC). The document below explains the steps to follow to integrate Project Server 2007 with Excel Services (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server). This document assumes that you already have…

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Newly published content for Office Project Server 2007

You should probably bookmark this url: Newly published content for Office Project Server 2007 and check it on a regular basis for updated documentation on the EPM 2007 platform. For instance this month a detail guide on configuring OLAP for EPM 2007 using both SQL 2K0 and 2K5 was published as shown below: Configure Office…

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How to update Analysis Views (OLAP) after an EPM 2003 to EPM 2007 migration?

After migrating your database from Project Server 2003 to Project Server 2007, or after migrating from one environment to another (Production to Development for instance), a quick and easy way to update the Data Analysis Views is to issue the following T-SQL command in the REPORTING database:   USE ProjectServer_Published GO   — Check Analysis…

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Analysis Services 2005 (OLAP) Permission for Project Server 2007

Common questions and answers on AS 2K5 permissions for EPM 2007 (thank you David & Steven):   Getting Cube to Build 1.       Which application account is responsible for building the cube?  Is this the SSP account?  The SharePoint Timer Service account? SSP account 2.       What are the database permissions needed for this account?  DataReader on…

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Why consider a Project Server 2007 deployment with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)?

By default Project Server 2007 gets deployed on top of WSS V3. I’ve listed below reasons why one should consider deploying Project Server 2007 with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Three State Workflow for Proposals, see Brian post Project Server, Office SharePoint Server and Workflow Business Intelligence & Reporting: see Deliver Business Intelligence through Microsoft Office…

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Common mistakes when configuring the Cubes Building Service (CBS) with SQL Server Analysis Services 2005

Prior to troubleshooting your Analysis Services 2005 configuration to “build” your Project Server Cubes, I’ll assume you have read the following KB article: 921116  During the CBS you get the following error: “Error: ActiveX component can’t create object” -> Install the following SQL Server 2005 SP1 components: 1. Microsoft SQL Server Native Client (sqlncli.msi)2. Microsoft SQL Server 2005…

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