Help update for Project 2007

If the computer you use to work in the Microsoft Office Project 2007 client is connected to the Internet, you have already see the latest Help files. However, if you work in the Project 2007 client offline, you can download an update to the offline Help files, so that you have more current content. You…


EPM 2007 Timesheets with Project Actual Remaining Work

Hello – Dave Ducolon here.  I have blogged here before and am back to talk to you about the ability to capture actual remaining work in a timesheet and have that recorded in the project task to which you are assigned.  This was a very popular user request and we were able to offer this…


Back to basics: Sharing your project with others

You’ve spent hours in Microsoft Office Project 2007 hand-crafting a project plan that you’re pretty sure must be glowing because it’s so darned brilliant. All of the start and finish dates line up perfectly, your resources are balanced with reasonable workloads, and the costs are well within budget. People are talking about your Incredible Plan,…


Back to basics: Printing your project

Okay, so printing in Microsoft Office Project 2007 might be a little more complex than you’re used to. We’ll give you that. Need some help figuring out how to get your project data printed and looking professional? Read on. Printing a view The first step in printing a view is to set up the view…


New Help Content – October/November

Check out the new help content that has been added over the past few months. MSDN The Project 2007 Resource Center includes descriptions and links to three videos that were posted in October: · Timesheet Customizations for Project Server 2007 · Working with the Project Server 2007 Reporting Database · Visual Studio Team Foundation Server…


PM Boot Camp: Up to speed with Project 2007

If you’re new to Project 2007, or even new to project management in general, the Up to speed with Project 2007 video series might be the basic training you’re looking for. This six-part series covers the basic elements of project management and the Project 2007 interface, as well as how to start a new project,…


Back to Basics: Connecting to Project Server (video)

If you are a project manager who wants to create a project using Project Server 2007, you have two ways of connecting to it. You can connect directly using a Web browser and a URL given to you by an administrator, or you can connect through Project Professional 2007 on your desktop, which is explained…


Back to Basics: Understanding resource leveling

Resource leveling is the act of taking a project with people assigned to a bunch of tasks, and making it so that they don’t have to work overtime. Okay, that might be oversimplifying it a little, but essentially that’s what you’re doing. Seriously, what’s resource leveling? Let’s back up a bit. So you’ve got a…


Get quick updates about Project content using Twitter!

The Project Help team is using Twitter to announce new and updated content, as well as other great resources. Check it out at! Not familiar with Twitter? First, create an account at, then go to and click Follow. That’s it! You can get updates through, a third-party tool such as Twitteroo,…


Team Member Quick Reference Guide

Roaming around Project Web Access just got a little easier for team members: the Quick Reference Guide is here! This guide is designed to assist team members (not just project managers) with using Project Web Access to report on the progress of project tasks, view task details, record vacation time, and view other project information….