My Tasks Page and Colored Lines

You launch the My Tasks page in Project Server 2007 and you see these colored lines next to your tasks.  The first thing that comes to mind is what do they mean?  Below is the key to these colors.  Please bear in mind that these colors are meant as guidance and are subject to the…

Happy Holidays from the Project team!

As I am leaving for vacation, this will be the last post until next year.  To end the year on the correct note, something to make you laugh…   (This is courtesy of the Office Offline Web Comic blog:  See you next year.


December Project SDK Update

The December update of the Project 2007 SDK download and the MSDN online release are now live. This is the third SDK update published since the RTM release of the SDK in November 2006. The first update was published in April and the second in July, 2007. Project Developer Portal: SDK Online:  Project 2007…


Project 2007 SP1 is here!

I am excited to announce that Project 2007 SP1 has been released. Links to downloads: Client Download Link Server Download Link (the Project Server patches are rolled into a single Office Server patch) Project Language Packs WSS 3.0 SP1 Download Link Helpful Information: For a list of client fixes see: Knowledge Base article 942386 For…


Display the Project Summary Task by Default

We’ve heard requests from some users that they want the Project Summary Task to be on by default.  Currently in Project, you can turn this on but it is a per-project setting and not an application setting.  (To turn this on go to Tools – Options – View tab)  To turn it on by default…


Group By, It’s Great!

We have something called SQM data that tells us how many clicks each feature in Project gets and in my opinion Group By is one of the most underused features in Project.  It only gets .1% of all clicks and is one of the most powerful features in Project  (think you know the top 5…


Help with Help

It can sometimes be a bit challenging to find just the right spot among Microsoft’s many web sites to find that solution to your Project question. Here is a quick list of the major sites that contain Project help content: Office online Office Online is the primary spot to find Help content about all Office…


2008 Microsoft Office Developer Conference

The 2008 Office Developer Conference promises to be a ground-breaking event as it’s the first time it will be open to the public. The conference promises to be especially exciting as we are riding the momentum of the 2007 Microsoft® Office system launch, and there is tremendous interest in our Office Business Applications (OBA) strategy….


We’re Back (and with instructions on creating a Burndown Report)!

Hi, I’m Heather O’Cull, another program manager on the Project team.  In case you’re wondering what happened to Treb, he is still here but has decided to pass the blog on to give more variety to it.  Big thanks to Treb for all the great posts and hopefully he’ll still be up for doing some…


Blog Hiatus

Yes, we are going on blog hiatus for the season.  The Spec Writing season, that is.  We are hard at work designing the next version of Project Server and writing the detailed specs that are used to develop the software.  As this is a very time and attention intensive process, we won’t have much time…