Recommended number of Project/SharePoint Workspace

A partner recently asked me the following question: Is there a recommended limit on how many workspaces can be created at one level? First please refer to the following SharePoint documentation on TechNet: Plan for software boundaries (Windows SharePoint Services) Site object Guidelines for acceptable performance Notes Scope of impact when performance degrades Site collection…


Announcing the release of the Solution Connector for Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007 on MSDN Code Gallery

The Solution Connector for Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007 has been released on MSDN Code Gallery: This solution starter was created to support both the Capital Planning & Investment Control for Federal Government (CPIC) and Innovation Process Management (IPM) solutions. In these solutions projects and ideas are captured in SharePoint and at a…


Project Reportcard Solution Starter On CodePlex

Bob Segrest from BSegE LLC has recently published the following project on CodePlex: Project Reportcard ( The Project Reportcard was developed as a tool to help Project Managers assess their projects based on organizational standards implemented by their PMO. Understanding what the organizational KPIs are going to look like before their project update is published,…


Project Server and PerformancePoint Server 2007 session at Business Intelligence Conference

William Brown from Symmetry Corporation and I will be giving the following session at the upcoming Business Intelligence Conference next October in Seattle: Performance Management for Projects using Microsoft Project and Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution allows the enterprise to create, select, plan and manage projects over their lifespan; it…


Project Server 2007 as a Development Platform

From September 29 to October 2, 2008 there will be an EPMU Developer Training Class; it’s a great opportunity to learn how to customize the Project Server 2007 platform and address you business specifics needs: Office Project Server 2007 Developer Training DESCRIPTION This course is designed for Developers extending, developing and integrating with Project Server 2007….


Configure Excel Calculation Services with Project Server 2007

Published last week on TechNet: and if you want to see sample Excel Services reports in an EPM context, check the following:


Composite Application Guidance for WPF

This is a major piece of IP if you are doing Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client applications for Project for instance 🙂 :  Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides developers with a unified programming model for building rich Windows smart client user experiences that incorporate UI, media, and documents. Summary The Composite Application Guidance for…


Microsoft Project Fx (mpFx) Version 1.0 — Coming Soon… Help Needed!

Microsoft Project Fx (mpFx) is a class library that wraps the Project Server Interface (PSI) to foster code reuse, reduce complexity, and increase productivity for those developers building solutions with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007.Version 1.0 will be released as a community project to CodePlex in the next few weeks.  The development team needs your…


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and Project Server 2007

Last week we released Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, and with it comes an out of the box integration with Project Server 2007. Both products address a common scenario: Line Of Business Integration (LOBI) between an ERP system and Project Server; in this case no need for custom code (check out the LOBI session code sample…


Update to Timesheet/My Tasks Tied Mode Customization on CodePlex

Thanks to Steven Haden the Timesheet/My Tasks Tied-Mode customization has been updated to handle the case when a timesheet has been modified by a timesheet manager. I have updated the code on this solution (and converted the solution to Visual Studio 2008, and added a condition to handle a HTTPS configuration): (post) V1.5…