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 &…

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SharePoint Performance Tuning References

Thanks to Roger Lamb please find references to improve SharePoint’s and Project Server performance: Case Study: Using Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server to implement a large-scale content storage scenario with rapid search availability (TechNet) White paper: Database Maintenance for Microsoft® SharePoint® Products and Technologies  (TechNet) White paper: Scaling SharePoint 2007 – Storage Architecture (Knowledgelake) Physical storage…

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Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Demos

Are you a Microsoft partner? Would you like to see these reports live ?: New SQL Reporting Services Sample Reports for Project Server New Excel Services Sample Reports for Project Server What is Innovation Process Management? Why should you consider using Office SharePoint Server and not just WSS V3 when you deploy Project Server or…

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Latest SharePoint Developer Resources

Following TechEd Developers USA last week please find below key updates for SharePoint developers (which all Project Server developers are :)): SharePoint Development for .NET Developers A new landing page for SharePoint developers with lots of new content. Everything from videos and online MSDN Virtual Labs to sample PPTs and Demos for presentations. Windows SharePoint…

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Microsoft Office Project at TechED IT Professionals next week

Simon Floyd, Michael Jordan, Emmanuel Fadullon, and myself will be attending TechEd IT Professionals next week in Orlando and we’ll be delivering the following EPM sessions: Code Title Time Description OFC255 Best Practices: Enabling Innovation Process Management Using Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management Solution and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Tuesday, June 10 10:30 AM…

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Install Project Server 2007 in Windows Server 2008

This article discusses the requirements and steps for installing Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 in a stand-alone Windows Server 2008 environment. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc531331.aspx If you are looking for reasons why you should deploy PS 2007 on Windows Server 2008, check this white paper: Advantages of Deploying SharePoint Products and Technologies with Windows Server 2008 (Office SharePoint…

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Project Server Load Balancing Using F5

 Ryan Korock from F5 has shared the following suggestions when discussing load balancing for Project Server: Load Balancing Method – Because of the nature of HTTP, any of the load balancing methods will work fairly well (this is not always true for other protocols). I suggest using least connections or predictive, as they start to…

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Must-read Newly published SharePoint White Papers

On a weekly basis I always check this two great source of information on TechNet (ideally I’d love to be able to have an RSS subscription to these pages): Newly published content for Office SharePoint Server 2007 Newly published content for Office Project Server 2007 The April 14, 2008 release contains a lot of very…

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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…

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Don’t forget to dispose your SharePoint Objects!

A week ago I pointed to a sample piece of code to retrieve Project Server Settings, today I came across this excellent post from Roger Lamb: SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Dispose Patterns by Example. If you are using SharePoint objects don’t forget to dispose them! In the code sample mentioned earlier that is why…

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