New Project Fan Page on Facebook

In our never-ending quest to spread the word about Microsoft Project 2007 and Microsoft Project 2010, we now have an official fan page on Facebook! Our news feed includes links to articles on MSDN, TechNet, and Office Online, as well as posts on this blog. You can choose to see our posts in your Facebook…


Dealing with organizational resistance

While I’m no project/portfolio management expert, I do know a thing or two about common issues that people tend to encounter in this industry, particularly when rolling out a Project Server implementation. One relatively big issue is organizational resistance. You make this big investment in Project Professional and Project Server, because you know it’s what’s…


Tips and Tricks: Where did my tasks go?

One problem that often crops up when analyzing task and resource issues with Project 2007 is mishandling filters. After creating a complex filter that spans multiple columns, you may wish there’d be a quick way to turn off the filters for all the columns. Or worse, maybe someone sent you a project with filtering apply,…


Project 2010: Introducing the Team Planner

Hello–I’m Jon Kaufthal, Program Manager on the Project team. A key focus of mine for our upcoming Project Professional 2010 release is the new Team Planner, and I’m excited to introduce you to Team Planner today. The main idea behind Team Planner is combining the power of the Gantt chart with the simplicity and familiarity…


See Project 2010 at the PMI Global Congress

If you are in Orlando next week for the PMI Global Congress, make sure to stop by the Project booth. We’ll be demo’ing Project 2010 and answering your questions about 2010 and previous releases. We are at booth 1205 which, assuming the floor plan doesn’t change, is to your right as you come in the…


Ask a Project PM: Got questions about timesheets or task status?

This month, I’ll be interviewing Project PM Patrick Conlan about timesheets and task statusing in Project Server 2007. I know there are a ton of questions out there in this area…this is your opportunity to get those questions answered! I’ll be doing the interview during the week of the 19th, so keep your questions coming…


Project 2010: Introducing the Timeline View

In Project 2010, we’ve added a new view called the Timeline view which allows you to easily create a high level view of your project plan that you can then share through other Office applications such as PowerPoint and Outlook. The default view for Project 2010 is the Gantt with Timeline so you’ll see the…


Ask a Project PM: Client Reporting

This month, Project PM Heather O’Cull answers some common questions about reporting in the Project 2007 client. She offers some great troubleshooting tips, and walks through the process of creating a burndown report. (Want more info about creating a burndown report? Check out her earlier blog post on the subject!)Ask a Project PM: Client Reporting


Tips and Tricks: Create a report instantly with Project 2007

It’s the end of the month, and you need that project report right away. One handy trick is to copy and paste Project 2007 information into PowerPoint, Word, Visio, an e-mail message, or just about any piece of software that allows an image to be pasted.   1. If you have specific rows you want…