HOWTO: Deploy Project Web Access 2007 ActiveX controls via SMS

One of our support engineers, Anil Kumar, created the following instructions for using SMS to remotely install these controls. If you are implementing Project Server 2007, your users will have to download the ActiveX controls before they can view Project Center and Resource Center.  In order to do this, you have to have the rights…


Downloadable Books Now Available

The downloadable books that correspond to content in the technical libraries on the Web have been updated for March! Office Resource Kit – http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/214a899c-acdf-46a2-a089-7452e674f9dd1033.mspx Office SharePoint Server – http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/6a3ad2f2-e60f-4e7b-a409-f361328fd6441033.mspx Office Project Server – http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/13c4bf50-ae21-42d4-a48c-6e2de4284c561033.mspx Windows SharePoint Services – http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/WSS/en/library/decec839-73d9-4e23-b167-11e05dfc2feb1033.mspx Enjoy! Updated third link.  Thanks Mike!


Project Server Live.com Collection

This Project Server centric Live.com collection is being released as a way to keep you connected with the Project Server community, even if you don’t have Outlook 2007 or have any other RSS reader.  Since it is web-based, you can access this collection from any web connected device.  In addition to the blog feeds, this collection also contains links to commonly…


What happened to the URL at the bottom of my alerts?

They’re gone?  Yes, it’s true.  They’ve been removed in the 2007 release from all alerts and reminders.  Why?  We had several reports where providing this link to the end user to navigate to PWA was creating problems.  The base issue was which url is correct for a given user? For example, you have a system…


Managing Cross Project Dependencies with Deliverables

Deliverables is a new feature that shipped in Project Professional 2007. Deliverables provides the ability to publish key dates to a SharePoint site and for others to consume these keys dates within their project plan. This feature helps you to manage cross project dependencies. A project manager can define deliverables within their project plan using…

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Project Search Page

Previously, you received an OPML file to help you read all of the great content being created by our community.  Probably, soon after, you wished you had a way to search for posts related to a specific topic.  Now you can.  With the help of our Live.com’s search macro functionality, I created the following custom search…


Resource Plans Explained…. I Hope :-)

Hi, It has been a long time since my last post. Sorry for the long delay and I will try to fix this with more frequent post in the future. OK so let’s get to the topic of the day: “Resource Plans, what are they and how should you use them”. Resource Plans were developed…

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“Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer for Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and the 2007 Microsoft® Office System” has Shipped!

The Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the 2007 Microsoft Office System Best Practices Analyzer programmatically collects settings and values from data repositories such as MS SQL, registry, metabase and performance monitor. Once collected, a set of comprehensive ‘best practice’ rules are applied to the topology. This is a command line…

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Can I get access to your team site?

After discussing this situation with Eric Zenz, I found out we made a change in the 2007 release that makes it easier to manage who has access to your project’s team site. In 2003, you had to be on a project’s team and assigned to a task to get access to a project’s team site.  So,…


Busy, Busy, Busy

In case you’ve noticed, which you probably have, posts have been slow as of late.  As we wrapped up Office 2007 work back at the end of October, we’ve been working hard on the Project 14 planning and rolling out a new service internally. So, why does this matter to you?  These latest activities all…