Microsoft Makes Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability

Microsoft announced a set of broad-reaching changes to its technology and business practices to increase the openness of its products and drive greater interoperability, opportunity and choice for developers, partners, customers and competitors. Specifically, Microsoft is implementing four new interoperability principles and corresponding actions across its high-volume business products: ensuring open connections; promoting data portability;…

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Latest on EPM 2007

Single reference point for some of the latest stuff on EPM 2007 and other useful stuff for EPM 2007 admin & developer community 1.      Check Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007. 2.      Check System Center Operations Manager 2007 WSS 3.0 and MOSS Monitoring Packs 3.      Still not on SP1 for…

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RML Utilities for SQL Server 2005

Most awaited tool for SQL Server DBA and experts (heard of ReadTrace!). Till sometime back these tools were only accessible to Microsoft SQL Server support team. The RML Utilities for SQL Server provide you a set of tools and processes to answer these questions and much more. The RML utilities allow you to process SQL…

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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector

    Finally the much awaited missing link between EPM 2007 and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server is released to technical community. Latest release of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector which is available at http://www.codeplex.com/pstfsconnector/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=4887   The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector is designed to…

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Mapping Custom Fields between Project Server and Portfolio Server 2007

  EPM 2007 provides “Project Server Gateway” for mapping the data between Portfolio Server 2007 and Project Server 2007.   One of the common query that I have noticed is ‘why attribute from project server is not gettign listed for mapping?.   Well key lies in the type mapping followed by the gateway:   Custom…

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Deploying Multiple Instances of Portfolio Server 2007 on single server

  From official support perspective running multiple instances of Portfolio Server 2007 on single server is not a supported scenario. Even the setup program for the tool has no way to achieve the same.   But from development and testing perspective  sometimes it is more than handy to run multiple instance on same server (especially…


Synchronizing the Schedule Information between PS 2007 and PPS 2007

  One of the common query that I have seen is how to synchronize the schedule information between Project Server and Portfolio Server.   Ideally once you setup and Project Server  Gateway and export the project to Project Server 2007 – things should work seamless.  Indeed it does with small catch that sometime you might…


Sorting values in attribute in Portfolio Server 2007

One of the common ask – how can we sort the list of values displayed in the Portfolio Server 2007 attribute. Well – This is kind of common feature but currently product does not support any such feature. Easiest way – Sort the list values in Microsoft Excel and add the value list in the…